Pet Relocation 101: How to Move With a Dog

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Illustrations by Maddie Loftesnes

Tons of dogs and pets are moving across the country every day. Can you imagine it? Hopefully, their owners know that getting them to their new home safely involves a lot more than making sure they don’t pee in the car.

So today, in the spirit of keeping our dogs happy and our cars clean, we bring you our top tips for taking care of your pup before, during and even after your big move.

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The facts (and myths) about safely transporting your flat screen TV

My friend Arnie does everything full-tilt. So I wasn’t surprised one bit when he said he was getting a massive new flat screen TV for the Super Bowl. I also wasn’t surprised when he asked me how to get it from the store to his house.

“Is it bad if I lay it down flat? Is all the liquid or gas or whatever inside the screen gonna get all messed up and ruin the TV?”

“Yes,” I told him. “But also, no.”

I hear this question all the time, so let’s clear this up once and for all with the facts about transporting flat screens.

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HireAHelper moves into a new state-of-the-art office

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All great things must come to a start.

That’s exactly the mood over at HireAHelper headquarters, which is located right near sunny San Diego, CA. 2016 marked the nine-year anniversary of the mover marketplace company, and it was within this ninth year that one of the biggest dominos finally fell. Take a look.

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How Much do you Tip Movers?

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Illustrations by Marlowe Dobbe

Are you supposed to tip movers?

We get this question all the time. The answer is “no”. Or, “yes”. It kinda depends, so let us explain.

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The (Nightmarish) True Story of the Worst Home Move of all Time

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[Synopsis: You’d think once they hit the telephone pole they might pause to reassess their strategy…]

  • A sofa that won’t fit down the stairwell.
  • A bar too wide to get out the basement door.
  • A baby grand piano that has to be crane-lifted off the second-floor balcony.

We’ve seen all these situations and more, of things too big for where they need to go. But this story just might take the cake.

Johnathan Byrd says he started hearing chainsaws outside his Live Oak Street home around 2 a.m. on a Saturday, CBS News in Austin reports. When he went outside, he found movers trying to free a house from a tree in his yard.

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