The Best Packing Tips & Tricks for Your Move 

When you’re preparing for a move, the most time-consuming part of the process is undoubtedly packing. No matter how much space you’ve got, you’re bound to have plenty of belongings to bring along for the ride from clothing to furniture. Although packing is a big task, it doesn’t need to be a complete pain. With the right tips to guide the way you pack, you can complete the job without feeling absolutely exhausted and stressed. Want to find out the best steps to streamline packing for your next move? Keep reading! 

Declutter first 

It’s pretty self-explanatory – the less you own, the easier it is to pack everything up. Although you can’t simply get rid of things for the sake of getting rid of them and making packing easier, you can certainly purge a realistic amount of items. Your items will fall into one of four categories: donate, sell, toss, or keep. For items in good condition, if you no longer want or need them, donating or selling is the best choice. Your local thrift store will be glad to receive donations! Or if you’d rather sell, you have options, especially with online marketplaces.  

If you’re feeling daunted, that’s okay. Start simple with the things you never use or wear. If you can’t remember the last time you used something (or didn’t remember you even owned it at all), your best bet is probably to let it go. Many people have trouble letting go of items they’re sentimentally attached to, which is completely understandable. Take your time with the decluttering process, and try to do a little bit at a time so it doesn’t become overwhelming. While it’s okay to keep some items because of emotional attachment, make sure you’re not keeping everything for that reason. Remember – you’ll benefit from this clean-out in the long run! 

Organize & label 

Although labeling thoroughly and creating an organizational system may make the packing process become a bit longer, it’s bound to make the unpacking process a walk in the park. Your best bet? Do your future self a favor, and take the extra time now to save time as you unpack at your new home. 

Most importantly, make sure you clearly label each box in large lettering, ideally on more than one side. Although it might be overkill to list everything on the box, try to at least be specific with what type of items are in the box and specify any major items in each box. For instance, a box might say “winter clothes & red blanket” on the outside. You can also give each box a number, and keep an inventory of major items in each box in a document or spreadsheet.  

You can also write the room for each box on the outside, or you can opt for a color coded system. In a color coded system, you would use colored tape or attach a colored piece of paper to your box depending on the room it corresponds with. This way, when you arrive at your new residence, you’ll know exactly where to bring everything without even needing to think about it. 

Pack by room 

Moving experts unanimously agree – packing by room is the most efficient way to go. You don’t need to go in any specific order or start with any room in particular. Typically, it’s advised to simply start in one corner of your house, and move in an orderly line through the rest of the house. Once you bring a box into one room and start filling it, don’t confuse your future unpacking self by placing any items from other rooms inside, even if you have room left in a box. Although it may seem like a better use of space, it’s much easier to simplify by room. 

Packing room-by-room can also be extremely helpful as you pace yourself through the packing process. If you set goals in terms of packing a room or half of a room each day, you’ll be able to move through your house without feeling stressed. Allowing yourself the appropriate amount of time to carefully pack everything in an organized fashion can save you from a major headache. 

Choose materials wisely 

As you set out on your packing journey, you want to enter the task completely prepared. You’ll not only want to use high quality materials, but you’ll want to have plenty of supplies available as well. First, you will need sturdy moving boxes. Although boxes of the same size are ideal for stacking in a moving truck or storage container, having a few bigger and smaller boxes in the mix will be helpful too. For some items, you may want to use smaller boxes inside the bigger boxes to keep small things grouped together. 

Additionally, you will need plenty of packing tape, bubble wrap, and permanent markers. You may also want to have moving blankets for furniture and a roll of mover’s plastic wrap for things like mattresses. Having various materials available to you will come in handy to make sure everything is packaged up carefully and can’t move around in transit. 

Repurpose items 

Of course, having bubble wrap or newspaper to protect your items is a smart idea, but you can also repurpose what you already own. Using thick articles of clothing or blankets is a great way to reinforce fragile items during your move. Plus, when you repurpose your items, you’re able to consolidate things that you’d already be packing anyway, thus saving some space. 

As mentioned previously, you may have some empty space in your boxes when you pack by room. You can fill spaces that are left with anything from socks to scarves to stuffed animals or plushies. Even cushions or pillows can be used to keep things carefully in place.  

You can also repurpose your laundry baskets or suitcases to hold items. Understandably, suitcases are the perfect place to pack many of the clothes you’re bringing with you in your move. Laundry baskets can be used in the same way. Rather than putting dirty clothes in there like you normally would, just fold or roll up your clean clothes and put them in. Voila – a new suitcase made from something you needed to bring anyway! 

Keep an essentials bag 

On moving day, you don’t want to spend the evening grouchy, tired, and digging through countless boxes for your toothbrush and pajamas. Do yourself a favor, and keep those items in a bag or very clearly labeled box that you unload into the new house immediately. You’ll want this box to contain the things you’ll need right away – stuff that you consider to be everyday essentials. Basic tools, kitchen and bathroom essentials, and anything else you’d need to use right away are ideal options. 

Also, make sure to keep any necessary medication and a first aid kit handy in this bag or box. A few snacks aren’t a bad idea either! 

Packed and prepared! 

With these six crucial tips, you’re in good shape to transform your moving process from a nightmare to a walk in the park. Although the responsibility can be quite a hassle, being prepared with the best tricks makes a world of difference. And if you’re looking for professional moving and storage solutions? Save yourself the effort of searching, and contact RLD Relocation & Logistics today for a free moving quote! RLD makes moving the way it should be – stress-free and simple. 


RLD Mobility Group Acquires Wagoner Moving Systems

AKRON, Ohio– Akron-based relocation company RLD Mobility Group, LLC has acquired North Canton-based Wagoner Moving Systems, Inc., combining the area’s most trusted interstate moving companies while maintaining their separate local brand identities.

RLD Mobility Group, LLC is the parent company of RLD Relocation & Logistics, an interstate agent for Arpin Van Lines, which is a subsidiary of The Wheaton Group. Wagoner will immediately become an interstate agent for Wheaton World Wide Moving, another brand owned by The Wheaton Group, the fourth largest US-based household goods carrier nationwide.

“The acquisition of Wagoner Moving Systems is fantastic news for the Akron/Canton area and Northeast Ohio,” said John DiMariangeli, RLD’s president. “With our increased hauling capacity, customers can expect preferred moving dates; we’ll also provide more competitive rates due to increased market share and a more streamlined moving experience from the combination of workforces.”

DiMariangeli established RLD Relocation & Logistics in Akron in 2016 and has since overseen the company’s explosive growth. RLD’s primary services include moving military families for the Department of Defense, government employees of the United States General Services Administration, and corporate employee transferees.

“RLD’s agency relationship with Arpin Van Lines allows us to facilitate hundreds of relocations per year for our customers to all points around the world from our Akron location,” DiMariangeli said. “The acquisition of Wagoner further enhances our global reach while enabling us to provide more local moves for our community.”

Further, the acquisition ensures business continuity and customer retention for RLD and Wagoner as US relocations shrink and industry executives look for ways to consolidate. Wagoner’s existing customer base, built since the local moving service’s founding in 1978, can look forward to the same quality moving services they expect from the brand. Both locations continue to offer local moving, packing and crating, storage and warehousing, interstate moving, international moving and full relocations for businesses and individuals.

Contact RLD Mobility Group LLC at (234) 334 7777, or either location:

  • RLD Relocation & Logistics: 2880 Gilchrist Rd, Building 11B, Akron, OH 44305
  • Wagoner Moving Systems, Inc.: 3060 Brookline Rd, North Canton, OH 44720

How to Learn About a New City Before Moving

Moving to a new city before you take the time to learn anything can be a risky gamble. Whichever new city or town you’re considering moving to, it’s best to learn as much as possible before you arrive there. In this short guide, we’ll discuss a few different ways to research a city before moving there so you can make the best decision and know what to expect when moving somewhere new.

Contact People Who Live There

Everyone has something to say about the place they live, so definitely reach out to people you know who live there and see if they like it. If you travel there yourself, start up conversations with friendly locals. They’re the ones who know the place, so it’s a good idea to have a few important questions ready and to ask as many people as you can to gain different perspectives. Everyone has different opinions, but after doing so you should have a solid idea of if the new locale is accommodating to your needs and desires.

Visit in Person

We highly recommend visiting the new city or town in person before moving yourself and all your belongings there. You never know quite how you’ll fit in and like the place until you’re there, so we recommend taking about a week from your schedule to stay in a hotel or AirBnb in the area you’re interested in. While you’re there, try to visualize yourself staying. Start creating a mental map of the city and where things are in relation to different attractions and neighborhoods.  

Join Online Forums

Online forums like Reddit and City-Data contain a wealth of information about almost every city in the US. These places are frequented not only by people who are interested in moving there themselves, but also locals who use them to discuss issues that are important to them. Browsing around should show you some common sentiment towards the city, and since they’re visited by others interested in moving there, some of your pressing questions may have already been asked and answered.

If any remaining questions haven’t been answered, you can make a free account on each of these sites and ask away. You’ll likely hear back from multiple people, and it’s a great way to gather different perspectives. There is also a wide range of statistics and demographic information hosted on Each city’s profile includes average income, information on local schools, the average age of the population, and much, much more.

Check Out Job Opportunities

It’s important to consider whether the city you’re interested in has the economy necessary to sustain the jobs you’re trained in, are qualified for, and what interests you. is a great way to find specific jobs, but oftentimes cities are known for their different economic specialties. Some are known for their tech fields, and others are known for medical for instance. A simple google search can often reveal up and coming industries.

Wherever you go, it’s important to have a source of income lined up. If you haven’t secured a job already, and it’s not the reason for your move in the first place, be sure you send out your applications and have a prepared resume for companies early on. If you’d like to get there and play it by ear, it’s best to be in touch with a couple reputable job recruiters.  

Familiarize Yourself with Local News

Before you get there, visit the websites of a few different local news stations. If you get a chance to visit in person, pick up a local newspaper. This way you’ll get a feel for what’s going on in each city. Not only do these periodicals contain information about what the community thinks is important, but they often discuss important city council decisions, information on local school boards, and current debates in the state’s legislature that may affect you.

Use Maps to Your Advantage

Remember maps aren’t just for navigation to or from a specific place. There’s a lot to be learned about different areas depending on its geography. If you see a listing that’s significantly less than others in a similar area, keep an eye out for things like nearby airports, rail lines, and highways.

It’s also a great idea to take a virtual walk around the city using Google’s street view. Always cross reference the property you’re interested in with this tool, and feel free to see what’s nearby. The maps are there, so use them to gauge the distance to important facilities like grocery stores, hospitals, and schools.

Investigate Weather

We all know you shouldn’t move to Alaska if you can’t stand harsh winters, but a lack of research on an area’s weather can leave the potential to be caught off guard unexpectedly. Wikipedia offers information on a city’s average temperature and precipitation as well as other interesting and pertinent information. Also, keep an eye out for shared sentiment regarding the weather on the forums we mentioned earlier.

The best way to gauge if the weather and climate will be an issue for you is traveling there and experiencing it yourself. But before you make plans to do even that, take into consideration things like relative humidity and annual rainfall. Also consider the frequency of natural disasters such as, flooding, fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, hail, and tornadoes. Each of these events has the potential to disrupt daily life, so keep in mind how often such things occur.  

RLD Relocation and Logistics is at Your Side

Whether you’re moving locally or across the country, our goal at RLD Relocation is to provide you with all the resources and expertise to make your relocation seamless and stress free. It’s why Ohio families and businesses have been choosing us for over two decades, for all their moving and storage needs. Contact us today if you’d like a free quote or have any questions about our relocation services.  


A Simple Guide to Unpacking After a Move

After packing and moving, the challenge of unloading your items and arranging them in your new place remains. When your movers are all finished, you might not be sure where to start unpacking. The good news is the hardest part of your journey is over, but if you’re still having trouble staying organized after a move, follow this guide for a few helpful unpacking tips.

Clean the space

If you have time at your new home before any unloading begins, make sure the space is in ready condition for your new items. Bring a vacuum cleaner, dusting supplies, and a few other basic cleaning items before your belongings are unloaded from to your new home.

Brand new homes tend to have a lot of drywall dust leftover from construction, and if you’re going into an older home, there’s a good chance previous owners didn’t sanitize every nook and cranny before moving out. Such tasks will be much more difficult with boxes and furniture in the way, so the best time for a fresh clean slate is before anything is moved in.

Unload Boxes Where they Belong

Hopefully you’ve labeled your boxes beforehand because this helps immensely in staying organized while unpacking. While your movers are there doing the unloading, direct them to where you’d like each packed box to go. This should always be the area the items will ultimately end up. This is particularly important for large pieces of furniture so they aren’t dragged around. The first step is to start with the essentials, and then unpack room by room.

Unpack Bedrooms and Bathrooms

It’s always nice to have a cozy place to rest and clean up after moving, so we recommend starting with your bedroom and bathroom. This way you’ll be able to recuperate and work on everything else while fresh and rejuvenated at the beginning of each day.

Ensure bathroom fixtures are in full working order, as they will be a necessity. Arrange your towels, soaps, cleaners, cabinets, and medicine cabinets on the first day you get there. There’s a great level of comfort in having a fully stocked bathroom and a bedroom to retreat to after a hard day’s work.

Unpack the Kitchen

After that, the kitchen with all its cutlery and dishes is an important place to tackle so you’ll have the ability to prepare meals. If it seems like too much at once, start with what’s immediately needed. Make sure your appliances are functional, and start plugging in your kitchen accessories like coffee machines and toasters.

Arrange Your furniture

Once you’re finished with your bedroom, bathrooms, and kitchen, you can begin furnishing the rest of your home. We recommend starting with the assembly of furniture. Take your time and be careful not to overexert yourself to avoid injury. Also be careful not to damage your brand-new flooring by dragging heavy things haphazardly. Make sure you have the proper equipment, and tools handy prior to any moving, assembly, or installation.

Unpack utility areas

With all these essentials covered, everything should gradually fall into place and you can begin working on utility areas like the garage, basement, or attic. With everything else unpacked and arranged, you can gauge the shelf space you’ll need for tools, accessories, seasonal items, and other things you simply need to store away until they’re needed. 

Minimize Distractions

Unlike packing, there usually isn’t a tangible deadline to get everything unpacked right away, but don’t let this new freedom overwhelm you. Things can get intimidating in a new home that’s unfurnished. Especially with boxes lying around and pets or kids doing their thing. Think of it as an opportunity to set your own deadline. Doing so will give you a goal to achieve in a specific timeframe. A fun way to instill this is having something fun to look forward to, like a housewarming party – you certainly deserve it!

Set a timer and allocate your time and resources wisely.  Start with large, functional items, and save visualization for décor for a later time. This can be a fun time getting things just how you like them while having some time to cherish sentimental items. So, keep the electronics away; there’s a good chance it makes sense for them to be the last things unpacked and installed anyway.

Ask for Help

Remember, there’s no shame in asking for help – we know there’s a lot of ground to cover. Friends and family will likely be happy to assist you, and pizza parties before being completely settled somewhere are often fun and memorable experiences to look back on. Furniture assembly services such as Handy will let you hire someone to take some of the burden off your mind, but always be sure to ask your moving company whether they have unpacking or installation services if you’d like to avoid some of the hassle since they’ll be the first there.

RLD Relocation is Here to Help with Your Move

We hope you find some of these tips useful, so be sure to reach out if you have any questions or are interested in a free quote to start you off right while getting settled somewhere new.


Out of State Moving Checklist: How to be Prepared

Moving out of state is not a small undertaking that should be done on impulse or without the proper planning in place. Any long-distance moving operation requires a high level of preparation to ensure everything goes smoothly so both your moving and delivery day can go smoothly. So how do you make sure you have a clear plan ready to go come moving day, and how do you start preparing for a long-distance move? We’ve got a complete checklist to make sure you’re good to go come moving day. 


Should I Use Long-Distance Movers? 

Before we discuss how to prepare for an out-of-state move, let’s get into the importance of having the right timeline in place and the right movers on your side for your relocation. Because moving out of state can be such a big undertaking, you’ll want to make sure you’re ready for an out-of-state move and aren’t starting too late in the process. Giving yourself a realistic timeline lets you keep stress off yourself, while also keeping your expectations and schedule where they should be. 


Not convinced you need professional movers on your side for your long-distance move? Having professional movers on your side for your long-distance move will make your life much easier, and will let you save time and stress. If you’re thinking of trying to move yourself simply because of a cost difference, know that for long-distance moves, the cost of a professional moving company is often comparable to that of a self-moving service – minus the time and effort on your part. When you take into account all of the benefits of using a moving company instead of trying to move yourself, you’ll see why professionals are always the way to go. 


Your Out-of-State Moving Checklist



  • Find the Right Out-of-State Moving Company


Though you’ll of course receive the best possible long-distance move with RLD Relocation, if our services are unavailable, you’ll need to make sure to do thorough research into finding the right long-distance movers for you. Always make sure to check online reviews, get recommendations from friends and family, and always look up your prospective company’s licenses, accreditations, and insurance. 



  • Set a Moving Budget


Moving budgets are incredibly important for you to not overspend or be overcharged throughout your p=moving process, and will also let you carve out a little extra to account for unexpected costs without breaking the bank. 



  • Make an Inventory of Your Home


Once you set your budget and get your movers situated, it’s time to begin the packing process. Take an inventory of your household items and determine what you’ll want to bring and what you’re going to get rid of. Besides the items, you’ll be decluttering or getting rid of, take note of what you’ll be taking with you and the condition of each. 



  • Begin Packing 


Now that you’ve taken an inventory of your items and decluttered what you don’t need or want, it’s time to actually start packing. If you’re not using packing services from your full-service movers, try to source free or low-cost packing materials from friends, family, or local businesses. You can also look for free boxes and other materials on Facebook Marketplace. 



  • Change Your Address


Don’t forget to change your address and switch over your utilities to your new address before your moving day. This step can be easily overlooked, so make sure to get it out of the way in advance so you don’t forget. 



  • Prepare Your Trip


Now that you’ve gotten packing out of the way, prepare your own trip to your new home. Because your items will be traveling separately with your moving company, make sure to pack some things to keep with you for the first week or so at your new home. In addition to packing day-to-day items, coordinate your travel plans to your new home for you and your family. 



  • Get Ready for Moving Day!


After completing all of these steps, you’re ready for your moving day! Have refreshments ready to help out your moving crew, and allow them to do the work for you while you get ready to head to your new home!


Looking for the best long-distance movers for your relocation? RLD Relocation will provide you with the best services, pricing, and overall experience no matter the size or scope of your out-of-state move. Learn more about what we can do for you today. 

How to Avoid Common Moving Mistakes

When you’re about to start planning for a move, it’s understandable that you might not be fully prepared for what’s often a lengthy and complicated process. If this is your first time moving, this can be even more of a complicated experience if you don’t know what to look for in movers or how to properly plan for your relocation. Finding the right movers after previously moving by yourself can also feel like a whole new world! Avoid making common moving mistakes or missteps with our complete guide – and know what to look for to avoid moving scams!


What are the Biggest Moving Mistakes? 

Before we discuss what the most common moving mistakes are, let’s discuss how important it is to find the right moving company for you and your move. No matter if you’re about to embark on a local or long-distance move, knowing what to look for in professional movers and how to spot scams is the first thing you should get out of the way in your relocation. Plus, you of course want to get the best price and most customized service from the movers you go with. 


For all of your needs taken care of, the best professional movers for you are  RLD Relocation. For all of the most tailored and customized moving services for the right prices, we’ll give you exactly what you need at the most affordable prices possible. Plus, we’ll always go out of our way to take care of your items and make sure they’re safely and securely delivered in a timeframe that works for you. 


That leads us right into the biggest moving mistakes you’ll want to avoid, since one of the top ones are…



  • Not Researching Your Moving Company


It’s incredibly easy to get swept up in the moving process and end up just choosing a random moving company to get your search over with. This isn’t a good idea, however, due to the amount of moving scams or just overpriced services out there. If you’re using RLD Relocation for your moving services you’ll be good to go, but for other moving companies, make sure to always thoroughly go through their reviews, and check their licenses with the Department of Transportation and their reputation on the Better Business Bureau. 



  • Overspending on Packing


Try to use rescued or cheap packing materials that will keep your things safe without breaking the bank. Ask friends, family, or local businesses for boxes or materials, or look for free materials on Facebook Marketplace. 



  • Using the Wrong Size Boxes


Never pack heavy items in large boxes. Always use a box close to the size of your item to not only keep it secure, but also to keep the weight of your boxes manageable for you and your movers. Additionally, always make sure to label your boxes for organization!



  • Losing Your Moving Contract


Never lose the moving contract you’ll have with your company, also known as a bill of lading. Odds are your company will also email you a copy, but always keep it safe in case of issues later on. 



  • Not Changing Your Address


Don’t forget to have your mail forwarded and your address changed through the USPS, as well as for your billing and shipping addresses on your bank, credit cards, and frequently used institutions. 


Now that you know the biggest mistakes to avoid when moving are, make sure to give RLD Relocation a call to receive a quote for your moving services! We’ll get the ball rolling for you so you have a smooth and stress-free moving experience. 


What is Moving Insurance? 

When you start your moving research, you might run into a lot of information about moving insurance, and a lot of conflicting information as to whether or not you should buy moving insurance, and if it’s even worth it or not. 


For all of the information you need on moving insurance and for all of your questions answered about moving insurance coverage, we’ll fill you in on exactly everything you need to know. 


What is Moving Insurance? 

Moving insurance as you usually think about it isn’t insurance per se – it’s usually referred to as valuation. Valuation makes sure that you’re compensated and covered for possible damage or loss. 


Moving companies usually offer valuation because they’re not certified to do so. This is because they’re not governed or abide by the federal regulations that insurance companies do, so they’re not allowed to offer official policies. 


There are usually two types of valuation that moving companies have, and usually differ between local and interstate moves. 


One of the available types of valuation is released value protection, which is the most basic coverage option. This option isn’t going to cover your entire move but is usually offered free of cost if you ask for it from your company and sign off on it in your contract. 


Another type of valuation is full value protection, which is usually a much more comprehensive coverage than released value protection, but usually requires you to both pays a premium upfront and will require a deductible if you file a claim. Full value protection means that the moving company is liable for the complete replacement of your items that are in your company’s possession. 


Full value protection means that the moving company is liable for the complete replacement of your items that are in your company’s possession. 


Do I Need Moving Insurance? 

Moving insurance is important to have to ensure that your household items are in the right hands and that you have a backup plan or are compensated in the event of any damage or possible loss. 


How Much is Moving Insurance? 

As we said prior, released value protection valuation is usually available at no extra cost to you, but usually does require you to specifically request it in your contract, and doesn’t cover your full move or high-value items. 


Full value protection will have a premium that is a percentage of the total value of your move, and will also have a deductible if you file a claim. 


You can also look into third-party insurance to protect your items during a move. Look into whether or not your homeowners’ insurance will cover your move as well, as some policies will and some will not. Do your research and figure out what’s right for you! 


No matter if you get moving insurance or not, make sure you’re working with the right movers for you and that you feel confident. So which company fulfills all of those requirements? Use RLD Relocation for all of your moving needs, and learn more about our professional moving company services today. 

First-Time Home Buyer Tips

As a first-time homebuyer, it’s easy to get overwhelmed or swept up in the home buying process and make a few mistakes along the way in your search. However, the best way to avoid making mistakes in your house hunt is to know what to look out for and what to avoid during your search. 


Let’s run through the top tips to set you up for success as a first-time homebuyer, and the ones that will make sure you’ve got the right mindset and skillset to go into the house hunt with confidence. 



  • Lock Down Your Price Range


Determining what you can afford before you start your house search is the best way to make sure you know what you can get in your home, what to look for, and is the best way to make sure you don’t fall in love with a home that you can’t afford. This will also keep your finances in check and make sure you’re secure in the amount you’re about to spend. 


Having an informed eye and a locked-down budget will also let you take on your house search with more confidence. You can eliminate and avoid homes that aren’t in your price range, and form a realistic list of what amenities and features you’d like in your place (and figure out what you’ll need to compromise on). 



  • Get Pre-Approved for a Mortgage


Prior to starting your house hunt, it’s also a good idea to meet with a bank or lender to get pre-approved for a mortgage or loan. Getting pre-approved lets the seller know that you’re a serious buyer, and will give you a leg up on the process. Having a pre-approval letter with you will give you more credibility as a buyer.

Getting approved for a specific amount also helps to lock in your budget and expectations. 



  • Figure Out What You’re Looking For


Now that you’ve determined your budget and have gotten pre-approved for a loan, it’s time to start looking at houses. Don’t just start looking at whatever houses are in your price range. Make a wishlist of what you want from your home, including ones that you can’t compromise on.

Doing this will let you stay focused and easily eliminate houses that don’t measure up to your vision. This also lets you easily compare and contrast the homes that interest you and pass your initial tests. 



  • Figure Out What Neighborhood You’re Looking In


If you’re moving out of your current neighborhood, look at places near you that are up-and-coming, and which might be hotspots in the future, but are still in the early days. This will let you get a home for less, while being at the epicenter of a hot neighborhood in a short period of time. 



  • Get in the Right Mindset


As a first-time buyer, it’s easy to fall victim to pressure from your friends, family, agents, or just the pressure of house hunting in the first place. Don’t be pressured to make a decision quicker than you’re comfortable with, and work at your own pace. Don’t make any hasty decisions!


Once you’ve found and decided on the right home for you, it’s time to work with the right movers for you, too! Use RLD Relocation & Logistics for only the best professional moving experience possible. 


Moving Long Distance By Yourself? 5 Tips for Solo Success

Moving long distance or to a new city by yourself is a huge step for anyone, and can let you take huge strides in really gaining a sense of freedom and independence. It’s truly a fresh start! However, having to plan all of the moving parts and logistics of a move can be really overwhelming to have to do yourself, and can lead to you forming a lot of doubt in your mind. 


Don’t let yourself get intimidated, however – moving by yourself is extremely doable and can be as smooth as moving with others! Even though you have to put in a bit more planning and have some more attention to detail, it’ll all be worth it.


No matter if you’re headed to a nearby city, across the United States, or across the entire world, moving by yourself can be a tricky process no matter what – just like with regular moves! 


However, you’re already ahead of the curve by doing your research and looking into moving companies and for advice and tips on how to move to a new city alone. This kind of planning and forethought will let you focus on your transition and settling into your new area, instead of stressing about your moving process!


How to Move Alone to a New Area

Before we get into our top tips for moving to a new city by yourself, make sure you’ve taken care of one of the most important aspects first: finding the right movers for your process! When you work with ____, you’ll be secure in knowing that you have the best professional moving company on your side, and that you’ll be in for a smooth, efficient, and affordable moving process. 


In addition to having the right moving company, there are several things to do to make sure you’re in the best shape to move to a new city by yourself. 



  • Research Neighborhoods for You


Prior to starting the moving process, you’ll want to make sure that you’ve found the right home that’s in the right neighborhood for you and your lifestyle. 


It can be tough to truly get a feel for the different areas of a city if you’ve never been there before, but try to do as much research as possible into the culture, lifestyle, and people in the area to make sure you’ll fit in. Of course, also make sure this neighborhood also fits into your budget, and that it’s in a doable proximity to attractions and to your job. 



  • Keep Some Backup Savings


Having some extra savings to fall back on in case of unexpected occurrences or expenses is always a good idea during a move, but it’s especially important when heading into a move by yourself. 



  • Plan as Much as You Can


Ahead of the moving process, plan as much as possible to set yourself up for success and avoid any unwelcome surprises. From moving timelines, to renting/buying a home and finding the right neighborhood, but in the work now to relax later!



  • Get Ready to Be Social


Once you’ve reached your new city, you’re probably going to have to make an effort to be more social than you may have ever been prior. To form a new social circle and experience new things, you’re really going to have to make a concerted effort to put yourself out there! Take yourself out of your comfort zone and go to events, social activities, and anything that sounds fun to meet new people and take in your new city’s social scene. 



  • Explore Your New Area
    One of the best parts about moving to a new place by yourself is being able to explore this new area on your own terms. You can see whatever you want, whenever you want! Get out of the house and discover the sights and sounds that your city has to offer. 



No matter where you’re headed next, have the right moving company on your side! Check out ______’s flexible and affordable moving packages to see what we can do for you.  

Home Storage Solutions for Every Room in the House

It happens to the best of us. We get behind on organizing and just start throwing things in different closets or in the garage to get it out of the line of sight, and then promptly forget about it. Then we do it over and over again until suddenly we’re out of storage and our closets look like a mess! 


Home Storage Solutions

When you’ve run out of storage in your home, it’s time to improvise to declutter and get organized again. Luckily for you, you’re not embarking upon this home storage journey alone – we’ve got all of the best home storage tips for you to get your house in order once more. 


Closet Organization Tips

The biggest clutter culprit found in your home is most likely your closets. As we mentioned prior, everybody has the tendency to throw things in closets, let everything just be out of sight and out of mind. However, keeping your closets tidy and well-kept is imperative to keeping your home functional and neat. 


So how do you keep your closets managed? Some starters to pay attention to are wasted space within the closet. Instead of just leaving shoes all over the bottom floor of the area, instead get a couple of shoe racks to maximize that bottom space. You can also get a shoe organizer that can be hung over your door to free up that bottom space completely for some small drawers or organizers. 


Next, look up top in your closet to see what you can do to maximize unused space on your top shelf and above. Get organizers or decorative bins to store smaller items up top, while keeping them easily accessible. 


Garage Storage Ideas

Another storage black hole in many homes is the garage, where many just throw anything they don’t have room in the house for. However, by keeping your garage neat and tidy, you’ll not only keep the space looking great, but will also free up room for even more storage!


Put in wall paneling or shelving to house all of that gardening or lawn equipment, plus seasonal items and sports equipment. Label bins and categorize what goes where, and clear out anything you don’t need. This is a great way to maximize your space while clearing it out to make room for your car – which should actually be in there!


Basement Organization Ideas

It can be really hard to keep track of what’s in your basement. By installing cabinetry and shelving in easily accessible parts of the space, you’ll allow for maximum space while keeping the area clear. If converting your basement into a storage space, make sure to stay aware and conscious of any dampness or moisture in the area which could damage the things you have stored down there. 


Bedroom Storage Tips

Keeping your bedroom neat and tidy should always be a top priority. If you find yourself running out of bedroom storage, get innovative with it! Get storage solutions to put underneath your bed, or buy a desk and nightstands with built-in storage. Finally, follow some of our previous closet organization tips to make the most of your space. 


Keeping your home free of clutter and with maximum storage potential is imperative to making sure that you’re living your best life. Keeping your home free of clutter also really comes in handy prior to a move, and cuts down on the moving services you’ll need or the expenses you’ll have come relocation time. 


If you find yourself without room for your things after your decluttering, however, it might be time to invest in storage options from the best storage company around. Plus, when you use ___’s storage services, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing your things are safe and secure. Moving soon? We’re the moving company you can trust to not only store your items safely, but transport them as well!