Long Distance Moving
Tags: buying a home, good neighbors, home selling advice, International Moving, interstate moving, millennials, moving tips, new home, new homeowners, oregon, portland, selling a home, selling your house
[Synopsis: Portland’s average home now tops $400,000. Is Oregon’s boom about to bust?]
In our industry, it’s no secret that Oregon has become a top destination for interstate moves. Whether you look at United’s inbound/outbound percentages or Atlas’s inbound move totals, Oregon has in the last few years shown itself to be economically strong. Not surprisingly, Portland is leading the charge.
But there are more than two ways to skin a cat. (This industry really is an animal!) And this month we are going to look at the situation in Portland from a few new angles, to see if Oregon really is the horse to bet on as Destination King.
Moving Industry News, Regulations
Tags: burglaries, fraud, hijack moving, hireahelper, hostage, interstate moving, kevin the mover, laws, movers, moving company fraud, moving laws, protecting belongings, rental trucks, unpacking
[Synopsis: Fraud and deception runs rampant in our industry. Why isn’t more being done?]
We bust our butts to do our jobs well, to treat our customers right and give our industry a good name. But we still hear about swindles, scams and those customers standing out in their own driveway facing a hostage situation. To those lucky enough to not know what I mean…
Hostage situation: A mover has your stuff and won’t give it back but under certain conditions.
How do these guys get away with it? They’re relentless. (And almost as successful as the fraudsters running that Nigerian Prince e-mail scheme.)
Moving Industry News, Office Moves
Tags: city attractions, corporate relocation, entrepreneur stories, International Moving, interstate moving, movers state to state, New Office, office moving
Behind a Company’s Move – Is the bottom line the only factor?
Thanks to this smartphone video of one company’s announcement of their moving operations to Mexico, coupled with a certain presidential candidate’s ongoing tirade against US businesses moving out of the US, there seems a growing element of discontent across the country with the priorities of businesses in general – priorities that place the bottom line ahead of the people whose work, ironically, allows there to be a bottom line.
Rather than join in the ruckus we decided to take a look at a handful of high-profile businesses that are presently on the move and see just what is behind their decisions to relocate. Why are companies moving? Turns out it’s not always a simple matter of increasing profits. (more…)
Moving Industry News
Tags: cross country moving, interstate moving, migration trends, moving across town, moving industry, moving industry trends, moving trivia
Making Sense of the Van Lines’ Numbers
The 2015 National Movers Study numbers are out! Time once again to see where people in the USA have been moving to and from, based on the reports of United, Allied and Atlas Van Lines.
Of course, as Eric Clapton once said, “It’s in the way that you use it.” The van lines all have different numbers to work with, and each works them in different ways to determine just how many people are heading where. In turn, different states will use different study results, making for some conflicting conclusions across the country.
So who was the big move migration winner of 2015, Oregon or Texas? And how did others fare? Let’s hear what our industry associates have to say. (more…)
Moving Boxes & Supplies, Moving Checklists & Planning
Tags: cardboard boxes, DIY Thursday, DIYT, DIYThursday, get organized, home projects, interstate moving, movers state to state, moving boxes, Moving Checklist, moving labor, moving tips, Moving To-do List, moving truck, moving truck rental, moving truck sizes, packing tips, portable storage containers, rental trucks
Christmas is this week, and we’re guessing you’re immersed in plans for your holiday feast. Table settings, guest lists, and recipes galore! In honor of this crazy time of year, we figured we’d cook up a recipe of our own.
We all know that you can’t just wake up the day of your move and expect things to go flawlessly. Instead a lot of preparation goes into each & every move. Here’s the magical concoction that, we believe, makes a successful moving day. (more…)
Tags: DIY Thursday, DIYT, DIYThursday, good neighbors, home projects, interstate moving, movers state to state, new home, new homeowners, painting tips, real estate tips
Just recently a friend of ours bought a lake house in the woods of Wisconsin. She kept her house in the Chicagoland area, but was excited to use this second property to relax, entertain, and make new memories on the weekends and throughout the summer.
As much as she wanted to move-in and start enjoying this space immediately, she had some work to do before it was “move-in ready”. To top it off, she works Monday through Friday near her primary residence in Chicago, which kept her from traveling up to Wisconsin and getting these jobs done immediately. She was limited to making this new property her “home away from home” on the weekends, when she would physically travel up to the new property and get to work. (more…)
Tags: compare moving trucks, full service movers, hybrid moving, interstate moving, movers state to state, Moving 101, moving labor, moving tips, moving truck, moving truck rental, moving truck sizes, moving trucks, pods, portable storage containers, rental trucks
What’s the biggest project you’ve ever worked on? How long did it take? How many people were involved? For the HireAHelper marketing team, ours was Moving 101.
Now, imagine getting one of the highest of fives for that project from someone who knows even more than you do about the medium you’re working in. (more…)
Tags: 4th of july, DIY Thursday, DIYT, DIYThursday, independence day, interstate moving, local move, movers state to state, moving labor, new home, summer moving
In honor of the upcoming 4th of July celebration, we thought it was only fitting to do a post with a little dash of patriotism. Why not chat about the good ol’ US of A in order to celebrate America’s birthday? And the icing on the patriotic birthday cake? We’re giving away one $100 gift card to Manready Mercantile – menswear & gifts made right here in the USA. (giveaway details at the end) (more…)