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Moving? Get a Break from Uncle Sam






If the thought of hiring a national moving company has you on edge because of all your other move-related expenses it may make you feel better to learn that Uncle Sam might be willing to help you a little. Despite the fact that you probably swear under your breath at him when you get your […]






Moving Survival Tips Series: Tax Deductions






Are you moving this summer,  next month,  or next week?  Don’t panic,  we at FlatRate Moving® are here to help! With Tax Day coming up on Monday April 15th (did you file already?) did you know you might be able to deduct some of your moving expenses from your federal tax return? The first question is did […]






Painting Walls: Are You Doing it Wrong?






There are two reasons why you may be painting your walls: you are trying to get your full deposit back at your current rental or you are putting a personal touch on your new place. Either way, there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it. Moving advice is pretty easy […]






How to Protect Your Flooring During a Move






If there is one day out of the month that it is going to rain and create a muddy mess it will be your moving day. Alternately, if it is the middle of winter and your move happens to be scheduled on that one fluke mild day you have been looking forward to then you […]






A Guide to Moving Antiques






Unlike items you buy at a local furniture store, antiques cannot simply be replaced, if damage is done during a move. Whether you have an entire collection of these finely dated pieces throughout your home, or if you have one single piece handed down through generations it will require a little extra care during the […]






Guide to Relocating as a Single Parent






Whether you are getting a divorce, breaking up with your significant other, or have been recently widowed, the first move is always going to be hard on you and your children. You are already filled with so much emotion that adding in the stress of a move can put you over the edge. Not to […]






Moving a Pool Table? Thing You Should Know






No one should have to tell you how heavy a pool table is. This is the main reason most people hire professionals to move them. However, there are other reasons why it is not a good idea to move them yourself. Whether you insist on saving money and recruiting friends to move your table or […]






Making the Move With Your Houseplants






If you are someone who looks around your home and sees plants that you have put your heart and soul into for years, then the thought of them not accompanying you to your new home is pretty disappointing. Giving one or two plants away is one thing, but anything more than that is not something […]






Different Types of Window Coverings






The right window coverings will make or break the aesthetics of your home. Whether you are selling your house or moving into a new apartment, many people are not prepared for the vast selection of coverings that are available when they first start shopping. Some still think that there are basically curtains and blinds. Well, […]






Downsizing Tips When Moving to a Smaller House or Apartment






When we say ‘downsizing’, we don’t mean the corporate kind that results in job losses and reduced wages. Far from being a bad thing, personal downsizing can be about simplifying your day, cutting down on clutter, and prioritizing the important things. The goal is less stress, more space, and a better quality of life for […]