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  • Moving to Los Angeles? Here are the Things You Should Know

    Los Angeles is one of the greatest and most unique places to live in the world. Los Angeles is culturally diverse; in fact, SoCal residents come from 180 countries and speak 140 languages. Because of all the unique qualities in Los Angeles, it can be a cultural shock for many new residents. For that reason, the team at Affordable Quality Moving and Storage has come up with a list of things you ...
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  • Prevent Moving Injuries: How to Lift Heavy Boxes Correctly

    People often get hurt on moving day because they don’t lift heavy items correctly. Lifting heavy boxes or heavy furniture incorrectly will almost always lead to muscle strain and back injury. That's why the Los Angeles moving professionals at Affordable Quality Moving and Storage put together step-by-step instructions on how to lift boxes safely during a move. These steps will teach you how to ...
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  • When You Move, Here’s What You Might Want to Leave Behind

    Whether it’s your first move or your second, the process usually gets simpler. However, if you’re known to overpack for weekend getaways, then there’s a strong chance that you might overpack when moving into your new living space. If you’re caught up with playing a game of “Keep or Toss,” then here are a few tips on what you should leave behind at your old pad. Furniture That Has Seen Better Days ...
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  • Things You Should Buy After Moving & Not Before

    It is common to purchase new things when preparing for a move (especially when you're making an upgrade!) Whether it’s area rugs, kitchen appliances, or furniture, the list of purchasing items can get long quickly. However, there are some items that you should wait to purchase until you've moved into your new home instead of purchasing them before. The team at Affordable Quality Moving and Storage ...
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  • 5 Tips & Tricks for Packing Clothes for a Move

    Many movers quickly realize that packing clothes is not as easy as it seems. Without the right packing tips, your clothes will be left wrinkled in a large box, and unpacking will become a nuisance. However, packing clothes is simple if you have the right tricks up your sleeve. The international moving experts at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage have put together 5 tips and tricks you should use ...
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  • 5 Super-Effective Tips to Learn a New Language Before Moving Abroad

    Moving internationally is both exciting and daunting—especially if English isn't the spoken language of the country you're moving to. If that’s the case, we highly recommend learning as much as possible before you move so that you'll have a smoother experience when you arrive. The team at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage has put together the best 5 most effective ways to learn a new language ...
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  • 4 Tips to Get Your Friends to Help You Move

    If you are planning on asking your friends to help you with your move, there are a few things to keep in mind when asking. Moving is no one’s favorite activity, so making the extra effort to show appreciation to your friends goes a long way. The moving professionals at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage have put together 4 tips on how to ask friends to help you move out. #1: Give & Receive It ...
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  • 3 Reasons Why Moving Will Make You Happier

    Have you ever thought that you’d be happier if you woke up to the hustle of city life instead of suburban living? Maybe it's the opposite for you. Whether you dream of living in a new environment with luscious greenery or unique architecture, moving may be a good idea. If you are unsure about moving, the team at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage shares below why it could be the best decision of ...
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  • What You Shouldn't Pack When Moving

    Before you start packing your belongings, it is important for you to know what items shouldn’t be packed when you move. There are some items that you should plan to transport yourself with care or repurchase after you move. Our team at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage share with you a list of things that shouldn’t be packed to make your moving day stress-free. Here is a list of items you ...
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  • 5 Items That Get Damaged on Moving Day

    If you’re moving this season, learn how to protect your belongings with tips from the pros at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage. We have listed some of the items that damage easily during a move, and we’ve included tips on how to protect them. If you want to free yourself from the stress of moving, the Affordable Quality Moving & Storage team is here to help. We provide a variety of moving ...
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  • 3 Essential Tips for Students Moving Long-Distance for College

    Moving to a college across the country (or out of the country) is an exciting new chapter for any young adult. However, moving is no small task. It requires extensive planning and organization. Affordable Quality Moving & Storage is ready to help you reduce the stress of moving. We provide you with tips and tricks to help you with the packing process for your international move. Tip #1: Develop a ...
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  • The 8 Best Apps to Make Moving Easy & Foolproof

    Moving internationally requires extensive planning and organizing, but thankfully, there are resources available to help you. Smartphones now offer a variety of apps that help international movers search for a new home, organize their packing, and settle into their new location. Affordable Quality Moving & Storage created a list below of the 8 best apps that will make your move a lot easier. Apps ...
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  • Tips to Save Money When Moving Abroad

    If you're moving to another country, you have to pay for visas, flights, shipping, and more. Although relocating to a new country is exciting, it can also get expensive. Thankfully, the team at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage has put together tips to cut moving costs. Plan Ahead Giving yourself time to plan ahead and prepare for your relocation will save you a lot of money. If you need to ...
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  • Don't Feel like Packing? AQMS Can Do It for You!

    Moving internationally is a lot of work. Movers have to get their visa and other documents ready, notify banks, insurers, and important entities about their relocation, and (of course) pack their stuff. Packing your belongings takes time and effort, but—thankfully—the moving process is much easier with the help of Affordable Quality Moving & Storage. Our Los Angeles international movers can help ...
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  • Helpful Tips When Moving into a Smaller Space

    Letting go of your belongings is a challenge—especially if you're moving abroad. If you're moving into a smaller home, it's important to maximize your space and use creative storage in your new place. Affordable Quality Moving & Storage has put together some tips to help you fit your life in a smaller space. Calculate Your Total Space First thing’s first: know how much space you’re working with. ...
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  • Looking for a Professional Mover? Here's How to Recognize a Scam:

    If you are planning about hiring a professional moving company to internationally transport your personal belongings, it is important to hire moving experts that you can trust. Before you sign any contracts, take the necessary steps to ensure that you won’t be scammed during your relocation. The Red Flags of an Shady or Dishonest Moving Company Below we have put together a list of tips on how to ...
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  • The Ultimate International Moving Guide

    Are you planning to move out of the country but don’t know where to start? AQMS has created a guide for your international move. Moving internationally is daunting—this is why we have listed a few essential “must do’s” to set you up for success before your departure day. Below some things you will want to do before you leave the states: Get Visas Fully Settled Well Before Your Departure Day ...
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  • Must-Have Documents to Have When Moving Internationally

    There are a million things to do when organizing an international move—yet there are always important things we forget to do. A task you won’t want to forget is organizing important documentation for your relocation. These documents are essential to gain entry and establish residency in your new home country. Must-Have Documents Documentation that you should carry with you when you move (and keep ...
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  • "How Do I Know If I Can Deduct My Moving Expenses?"

    Relocating for your job can be exciting—yet there are many expenses that come with moving abroad. Thankfully, you can deduct your moving expenses if you meet all 3 requirements below: Your Move Closely Relates to the Start of Work One of the requirements to receive a deductible on your moving expenses is that your move is closely related—both in time and in place—to the start of work at your new ...
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  • What Are the Challenges of Moving Abroad?

    People experience a multitude of changes when moving abroad—and change can be scary. There are some challenges you will face when living abroad that will test your comfort and patience. We understand that moving to a new country can be challenging, so we have provided you with a few tips on how to manage some of the challenges you will be facing. So, what are the most difficult parts of moving ...
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  • Planning an International Move? Here Are the Books You Need to Read:

    Moving internationally can be emotionally and logistically overwhelming—especially when there are a million different things you need to plan before you move. The team at Affordable Quality Moving & Storage has created a list of books to guide you through your international move. Each book is designed to help you and your family adjust to the changes that come with moving somewhere new, regardless ...
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  • First Things to Pack Before Moving Out

    It is only a few weeks before your big move and you don’t know where to start? Well, look no further! We have created some suggestions on what times can be packed first—to help make your moving process as stress-free as possible. Items in Storage Areas There is no better place to start packing than your storage areas—your garage, basement, attic or closets. It is likely that the items in your ...
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  • Important Things to Consider When Moving Abroad with Pets

    For many of us, pets are part of the family—and if your pets are also joining you on your international relocation, then there are various things to know before they do. Below are a few steps you should take before you move with your furry friends. Medical Qualifications Every country has different requirements and restrictions for pets traveling abroad. The main reason for these restrictions is ...
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  • Free Apps for Getting Rid of Recurring Charges

    Moving out not only requires you to prepare for the relocation of your material items but it also requires you to take note of your financial expenses and recurring charges. Managing all your recurring charges is difficult—but canceling them is an even bigger pain. Companies deliberately make it difficult to cancel subscriptions, so we created a list of the best free apps for getting rid of ...
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  • How to Cope With the Stress of Relocating

    Moving to a new city is a major change. In fact, it’s one of the leading stress events in a person’s life, right alongside marriage, divorce, and death . We often relate familiar settings with “safety” or “security” and view change as “threats” or “dangers”. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Fear feeds our stress when we go through major changes, like a long-distance move. Although relocating ...
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