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  • Amish Moving Labor - You'll Never BELIEVE How The Amish Move This Home

    Talk about strength in numbers... This isn't the kind of moving labor you typically see on one of our jobs, suffice it to say. Purportedly filmed in Spartansburg, Pa., this video shows over 80 Amish men moving a whole house - not just the belongings in it - one human foot at a time. Details are sketchy, and even the owner of the video can't be confirmed. What is for certain is that this could be a brand new niche for us here in the moving labor industry - we could go from helping people move their homes to literally moving peoples' homes! Something tells me our movers wouldn't be, you know,...
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  • The 10 Best-Kept Spring Cleaning Secrets You've Never Seen Before

    It's spring time (officially), and if you're anything like me, that means your allergies are giving you hell it's time to "spring clean" your home. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm as manly as the next manly-man out there. More manly, probably. The boys in the lab are still confirming the numbers. And manly men don't like cleaning. But... ... they do enjoy a nice clean house. And I bet you do, too. Some people love to clean. Some people hate to clean. Everyone wants to do it better and more efficiently. Have you ever spent an evening in someone else's home, or maybe an upscale hotel, and though "...
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  • How to Pack a Garage or Tool Shed for Moving

    Garages and tool sheds are some of the hardest parts of your house to pack for a move, mainly because of all of the odd-size, sharp, heavy, and hazardous materials they hold. One of the things that we hear most often from our customers is, "I think I might need a whole truck just for the stuff in my garage". I can tell you from personal experience that the last time I moved, I spent a good half hour just standing in the doorway to my garage, gazing out over the vast wasteland of tools, lawn equipment, and dead leaves that I would shortly have to move. It took me quite a while to convince...
  • IRS Moving Expenses
  • IRS Moving Expenses Demystified: Are Moving Expenses Tax Deductible?

    Ah, tax season. It's enough to drive even the most level-headed person into the sort of despair usually reserved for a cake enthusiast at a vegetable party. If you've moved recently, or will be moving soon, you're stressed enough already - trust me, I know. You don't need the added stress of trying to figure out the IRS's myopic tax code just to see what moving expenses you can deduct from your taxes. Wondering if you can deduct your moving expenses from your taxes? Unsure about what moving expenses you can deduct from your taxes? We've got all the answers in plain, easy-to-understand English...
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  • How to Pack Artwork for Moving

    No matter whether you have priceless, one-of-a-kind art, or one of those inspirational posters from Hobby Lobby, you want to make sure it arrives at your new home unharmed and in one piece. You know what I'm talking about. Packing artwork and paintings for a move has its own unique set of problems, over and above "normal" packing. Art is usually unweildy - large, but flimsy - and the elements meant to protect it (the frame and glass) can often as not end up damaging your art during a move. It may seem like you could get away with just being extra-careful when you move your artwork - but why...

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