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Welcome to our Moving Tips Index where we've assembled many interesting and informative guides, frequently asked questions, tips, articles, FAQ's, how to's, and website links here in the Avatar Moving Tips Index which we hope you find helpful. If you have any questions about how to prepare for your move, relocation, or your logistics or warehousing project, please don't hesitate to contact us...or use this form to request a free no-obligation moving cost estimate or project consultation.

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20 Most Recent Ask-The-Moving-Expert Questions Date Views Replies
How long will my move take to complete?3/05/152461
What is the movers "Order For Service" and "Value Declaration"?1/27/152371
How do I pack very tall things?1/20/152191
How to mark my moving boxes?11/26/145281
What is the United Van Lines or Mayflower "Weight Allowance Credit"10/29/141,9671
Who are the most reputable long distance moving companies6/05/143,5061
Weight tickets2/04/144,2311
Recommendation for move from TX to the UK5/02/133,8341
Why not interleave flaps?7/17/124,4511
Do I need to unpack my dresser drawers when I move?7/02/127,0351
tipping movers/packers11/05/138,3391
How to store antique couch without climate control?9/14/138,4661
What is the hardest thing to move?3/31/125,2181
What items in my house need to be dismantled before moving?2/16/124,6061
Office move: should we empty file cabinet drawers?11/05/1312,5443
Insurance for a self move10/27/114,7821
How do we pack real long stuff into boxes?6/24/114,1621
Why do some movers think they should be tipped over $100 per man6/13/115,0751
How to best catalog items for storage?6/13/114,0521
Packing antique wood furniture for storage7/24/1419,4177

Free Household Moving Tips & Guides
Household Moving Tips & Guides

Browse our many helpful tips, guides, and FAQs for household moving and household relocation.

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How to move a baby grand piano 4/17/09 52,363
How to pack: packing tips - the complete guide to packing for your move 8/15/06 44,052
How to find a professional mover who you can trust 3/20/09 24,311
IRS Form 3903: Moving expenses you can deduct 3/16/09 22,817
Moving tips by Michael Perkins 3/15/09 22,554
The uninsured mover - A homeowners recipe for financial disaster 4/14/05 22,226
Whats wrong with Internet household moving move brokers? 4/14/05 21,112
How to document a mover claim for loss or damage when you move 8/03/06 18,141
Moving and how to travel with your pet 1/10/07 17,994
How to manage relocation moving stress 6/22/05 17,759
Bonded moving company? Bonded movers? What does bonded mean? 10/06/10 17,501
The web guide to household van line moving 11/03/05 17,486
TSA fact sheet: Moving Firearms & Transporting firearms and ammunition aboard commercial air carriers 3/16/09 17,395
Moving insurance vs. movers valuation - It pays to know the difference 8/03/06 16,575
Understanding van line and agent movers split liability when storing your household goods 4/27/06 15,358
The myth of the movers binding estimate or not to exceed moving cost estimate 5/05/09 14,808
Moving? How to operate a successful garage sale! 8/15/06 13,761
Moving antiques: Be certain of their value before you move 1/17/07 13,345
The complete moving & storage relocation glossary 8/03/06 13,091
Everything you need to know about moving within New York State 8/15/06 12,188
How to get an accurate moving cost estimate 5/05/09 11,194
How to make an apples-to-apples comparison between mover cost estimates 2/09/09 10,594
Climatic change & its effect on wooden furniture 2/09/09 9,547
Moving & mildew - A primer & frequently asked questions FAQ 2/07/09 9,285
Why your highest moving weight estimate may well be your most accurate weight estimate 9/02/09 8,765
The Ready To Move checklist brochure 3/12/09 7,776
Understanding Inherent vice and moving company damage claims 10/01/10 6,465
What is moving company shuttle service? 4/01/11 6,352
The movers table of measurements/cube sheet and your moving cost estimate 6/17/11 6,314
The pros & cons of moving with a PODSŪ type self-moving and storage system 3/02/11 6,093
The 7 half-truths which some moving & storage sales persons tell 2/07/09 5,938
Atlas household goods interstate loss or damage liability valuation options 3/31/09 5,804
All about moving boxes for your move 3/30/11 5,724
Avatar liability options for moving within New York State 5/08/09 5,394
Moving with your children 2/09/09 5,267
How to pack odd items for your move 6/24/11 4,750
Your rights & responsibilities when you move 2/21/09 4,514
Professionalism & integrity are the key to selecting a quality mover 2/07/09 4,342
The ABC's of Moving Insurance 4/28/11 4,321
Your move is not a hamburger - What is a van line agent? 2/21/11 4,118
Tipping Movers & How To Tip Your Mover 6/22/12 3,421
Ready to move? Tips for a successful interstate move 10/04/10 3,021
An Opinion - Google presents scam movers to consumers 4/22/11 3,012
How the pros pack mirrors, pictures & glass tops for moving 8/23/12 1,329
How to pack dishes when you're moving 2/04/14 1,060
What is a mover's household goods descriptive inventory? 7/09/14 751
DIY How to pack pictures, how to pack mirrors and how to pack glass tops for moving 11/14/14 402
Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move 1/27/15 133
What is the mover's high value inventory form? 5/22/15 15

Free Office Moving Tips & Guides
Office Moving Tips & Guides

Browse our many helpful tips, guides, and FAQs for office moving, warehouse moving, and industrial relocation.

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The complete office moving handbook and office move planning handbook 12/04/07 12,508
Office move: Tagging & marking for a smooth office move 12/04/07 12,293
Office moving office move management planner 12/04/07 11,902
The dos & donts of your office move 3/17/08 9,366
Your office move & moving your organizations IT & computer equipment 2/11/09 7,268
Office moving countdown management planner 2/11/09 6,609
How to assemble an office moving commercial tote carton 7/20/11 5,607

Free Overseas Moving Tips & Guides
Overseas Moving Tips & Guides

Browse our many helpful tips, guides, and FAQs for international overseas moving, storage, and relocation.

Article Title Article Date Article Views
FAQ: moving from the United States to the United Kingdom (England) 2/12/09 192,755
The international overseas shippers letter of instruction 2/12/09 12,412
Overseas international moving insurance basics 12/05/07 11,134
International overseas freight container sizes and specifications 3/18/09 10,177
Avatars guide to international overseas moving 2/10/09 5,834
International Overseas moving tips 3/20/09 5,654

Free Moving Medical & High Value Equipment & Trade Show Tips
Moving Medical & High Value Equipment & Trade Show Tips

Browse our many helpful tips, guides, and FAQs for moving medical equipment, machinery, store fixtures, trade shows, exhibits, and displays.

Article Title Article Date Article Views
How to move medical equipment, medical machines, and electronic equipment 2/05/10 5,565
Trade Show Glossary | Exibit Glossary | Display Glossary 3/28/11 2,769
 
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We've assembled many interesting and informative 3rd party website links to guides, frequently asked questions, tips, FAQ's, how to's and, links here in our WebLinks Directory which we hope you find helpful. To browse our Weblinks simply click on the link category you wish to view.
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Browse information, articles, how-to, guides, and tips about moving, storage, transportation and household relocation.
11 Entries
Office & Warehouse Moving Links Office & Warehouse Moving Links
Helpful website links to help you pack and move your organization, offices, or warehouse.
5 Entries
Exhibit & Display Moving & Storage Links Exhibit & Display Moving & Storage Links
Links to websites to help you pack, move and transport your store fixtures, exhibits, displays and shipments on tour.
3 Entries
Overseas International Moving Links Overseas International Moving Links
Website links for overseas international packing, moving and transportation.
8 Entries
Moving Artwork & Collections Moving Artwork & Collections
Links to websites that contain helpful information about packing, moving, and transporting artwork, collections, paintings, sculptures, and collections.
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Free Helpful PDF Documents
Free Directory of Helpful PDF Documents
In this area of our Moving Tips Index you'll find many helpful PDF documents. Although some of these documents are promotional, many are valuable moving, storage, and relocation guides.

Avatar Specialized Transportation PDF Documents Avatar Specialized Transportation PDF Documents
This category contains 5 informational PDF documents
Information about Avatar specialized transportation services including logistic services and moving medical equipment, machinery, high-value products, and trade show and exhibit materials.
Avatar Household Moving PDF Documents Avatar Household Moving PDF Documents
This category contains 3 informational PDF documents
Informational PDF documents regarding Avatar household relocation services.
Avatar Office Moving PDF Documents Avatar Office Moving PDF Documents
This category contains 4 informational PDF documents
Informational PDF documents regarding Avatar services for moving offices, warehouses, and industrial moves.
Avatar Overseas Moving PDF Documents Avatar Overseas Moving PDF Documents
This category contains 2 informational PDF documents
Informational downloads regarding international overseas relocation.

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