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Allied Van Line is America's Most Recommended Moving Company

Nov 19, 2015
Allied Van Lines is excited to be honored with the 2016 Women's Choice Award® for America's Most Recommended™ Moving Company. This award designation is based on a national survey of thousands of women across America who were asked to select from a list of nationally recognized moving brands the moving company they would most highly recommend to family and friends.

Ask Allied: How to Submit a Claim

Nov 6, 2015
Ask Allied: How to Submit a Claim. As your preferred moving company, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to submit a claim if you discover any of your belongings to have been lost, damaged, or misplaced along the way. Because there is a time limit on being able to make this claim, we encourage you to start the process as soon as possible—ideally the day of the move.

Allied Van Lines Announces 2015 Agent of the Year Award

Oct 29, 2015
Allied Van Lines Announces 2015 Agent of the Year Award. Allied Van Lines, Inc., one of the world's largest moving companies, is pleased to announce Rose Moving & Storage of Belleville, Michigan has been awarded the prestigious 2015 Agent of the Year award.

Winterize the Exterior of Your Home

Oct 27, 2015
Winterize the Exterior of Your Home. If you live in a place where winter temperatures drop below freezing and snow is a real concern, then winterizing your home’s exterior is a must. It only takes the pipes bursting one time or the roof caving in on your family at dinner to realize that of all the types of weather out there, extreme cold is the one that can cause the most damage.

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During a Move

Sep 23, 2015
5 Ways to Stay Healthy During a Move. When you hire a moving company and relocate to a new home, there’s a lot more at stake than your furniture and kitchenware. Anyone who’s undergone a move will tell you that there are few things more stressful than the act of prepping a home for sale, actually selling that home, packing up all your belongings, and then settling in to an entirely new environment.

An Essential Checklist for Moving to Hawaii

Sep 9, 2015
Having a checklist for moving to Hawaii will help you stay organized as well as reduce your stress level. Moving to Hawaii is an exciting time for anyone, but it will require a ton of work.

Lease to Own Contracts

Aug 26, 2015
Lease to Own. Most people assume there are two ways to secure a home: rent it or buy it. While these are definitely the most common options, you can also consider a lease-to-own (or rent-to-own) home. As the name implies, this is a residence you rent in the same way you might an apartment. However, after a certain time passes, you are given an option to buy the home (or not). And if you do decide you love the home and never want to leave, you can purchase it at a lower cost than if you just rolled up and decided to buy it on the spot.

Ask Allied: Under What Circumstances Can a Claim be Denied?

Aug 7, 2015
Under What Circumstances Can a Claim be Denied? Few things are worse than trusting your belongings to a moving company only to have them returned to you in scratched or damaged condition—or, in some rare cases, not returned at all. After all, that’s why you chose a reputable moving company and took out the extra insurance protection, right?

Important State Facts to Know Before Moving to Alaska

Jul 30, 2015
So, before moving to Alaska it would be beneficial to know detailed information about the area prior to your move. This will help you prepare yourself for everything Alaska has to offer.

Ask Allied: How Should I Pack Fragile Items?

Jul 10, 2015
Ask Allied: How Should I Pack Fragile Items? If you’re like most families, your biggest concern as you begin the task of packing up your home is how to keep your most fragile items from breaking. Kitchen plates and stemware, expensive electronics, artwork you want to keep in good repair…we’ve all heard stories of these things crumbling to pieces during a move. However, with the right planning and tools, you can keep your breakables intact and in good repair.

How to Screen a Roommate

Jul 1, 2015
How to Screen a Roommate. Living with a roommate is a great way to save money and split the cost of day-to-day living. Although sharing your great new house or apartment with a stranger might not be your ideal living situation, most people find that once the hassle of finding the right roommate is out of the way, there are more benefits than drawbacks.

Outdoor Enthusiast: Best Places for Hiking, Biking, and Rock Climbing

Jun 23, 2015
Outdoor Enthusiast: Best Places for Hiking, Biking, Rock Climbing. No matter where you move in the United States, you’re sure to find a new kind of topography just begging for you to come out and play. Although places like Colorado tend to get the best reputation for outdoor adventure, you can find places to hike, bike, and rock climb almost anywhere. Here are a few favorite locations spread out over the country for you to check out.

Ask Allied: Should I rent an Indoor or Outdoor Storage Unit?

Jun 19, 2015
Ask Allied: Should I rent an Indoor or Outdoor Storage Unit? When you’re in the process of moving to a new home, your moving company experts might suggest you get a storage unit to provide a temporary way station for your belongings. Whenever there’s a time gap when you need to be out of your house before the next one is move-in ready, you’ll need to store your furniture, clothes, and personal belongings. Storage units provide a low-cost and temporary way to do just that.

Moving Booklet: Your Rights and Responsibilities

Jun 17, 2015
Moving Booklet: Your Rights and Responsibilities. If you’re planning on hiring a moving company to help you relocate, your first step should be to visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for information on how to protect your move. Every moving company is required by law to provide you with a booklet that outlines your rights and responsibilities as consumer. This is required as protection against fraudulent movers and to ensure that you have resources available should you wish to lodge a complaint. The FMCSA website takes things one step further by providing a more comprehensive list of resources, websites, and guidelines for preventing fraud.

7 Things to Know about Lawn Care in the Northeast

May 20, 2015
7 Things to Know about Lawn Care in the Northeast. If you make a move to the Northeast United States, you may be surprised to learn just how different lawns can be from other places. Each region of our country varies in the types of grasses, weeds, insects, disease, and soil issues it faces when trying to grow a beautiful lawn. There are many ways northeast lawns can differ, but here are just a few.

Allied Van Lines Announces Partnership with The Salvation Army

May 18, 2015
Allied Van Lines Announces Exclusive Charity Partnership with The Salvation Army. CHICAGO, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Van Lines, one of the world's largest household goods moving companies, has announced an exclusive charitable partnership with The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) program.

Ask Allied: Must My Mover Write Up an Inventory of the Shipment?

May 15, 2015
Ask Allied: Must My Mover Write Up an Inventory of the Shipment? It isn’t a legal requirement for movers to write up an inventory of your shipment. Because most moving companies price your moving costs based on weight, the only real requirement is that they take an accurate weight of the belongings once they are loaded into the van. If you are in any way uncomfortable with the idea of an inventory being made, you can let your movers know and skip this step in the moving process.

Is My Home Market Ready?

May 7, 2015
Is My Home Market Ready? There are few tasks more intimidating than getting a home ready to go for sale. All those little quirks and defects that you’ve grown used to over the years suddenly take on a new light—they’re not just a part of the home you love, they’re potential red flags to homebuyers. While you might know you have to jiggle the toilet handle just so to get it to stop running, or that it’s always a good idea to close the curtains upstairs in the summer to avoid excessive heat, these small details can tell buyers that the home isn’t in good repair or is not worth the investment.

Where to Find the Right Community

May 7, 2015
You are being relocated across the state or country, where do you even begin to find the right community for your family? I’ve been in this situation five times in the past seven years and it really doesn't get any easier. You’ll likely know where you or your spouse will be working, and that’s a good place to start. I always consider my husband’s commute and work out from the city he will be working in. I have found plenty of resources to help along the way!

Ask Allied: How to Make Good Use of my Empty Boxes?

Apr 24, 2015
Ask Allied: How to Make Good Use of my Empty Boxes? There’s nothing more satisfying than waving goodbye to the movers and settling into a new house. Everything is clean and shiny and ready for you to make your mark…except for all those boxes your belongings came in.

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