You Move Me: Overview & Review

You Move Me is a full-service mover seeking to deliver a smooth, stress-free experience. They take pride in keeping their promises. You Move Me sets a high standard when it puts“America’s Favorite Movers” on its trucks.

 

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Even if you don’t know much about You Move Me, you’ll likely recognize one of its sister companies, 1-800-GOTJUNK? There are two other companies in the group: Wow 1 Day Painting and Shack Shine. It’s a consumer-friendly combination. When You Move Me customers need junk removal, painting or cleaning, they need look no further.

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1-800-GOT-JUNK is a sister company of You Move Me

History

Brian Scudamore first hauled junk as a way to make money while he was in college. In 1989, he left school to start 1-800-GOTJUNK? You Move Me is one of the four companies he eventually started. Today, You Move Me franchisees operate 38 locations in the United States and Canada.

When Ellen DeGeneres teamed up with HGTV’s “The Kitchen Cousins” to construct a new home for a deserving San Diego family, You Move Me contributed the talent needed to move all the brand-new furniture into the home.

What’s Different at You Move Me?

You Move Me works hard to overcome the traditional image of unfriendly movers. You know, the ones who don’t seem to care enough about your valuables and family heirlooms. This mover is careful with your treasured possessions, like those irreplaceable photographs or that vintage grandfather clock that’s been in the family for generations.

You Move Me addresses two problems common with movers: late arrivals and confusing quotes. They confidently say, “Our movers always arrive on time.” Period. No disclaimers or excuses. Enjoy an on-time arrival you can count on. Their friendly, uniformed movers will even bring you coffee “because it’s what a friend would do.”

When it comes to their quotes, they don’t mess around. Get upfront pricing without the hidden fees or surprise upcharges. You Move Me says, “We’re open and transparent about our rates.”

Moving Options

You Move Me recognizes that every move is unique. Therefore, they offer a variety of packing options, including “The Full Pack,” “The Kitchen Pack” and “The Single Item Pack.”

Decide whether you want the pros to pack everything, just the stuff in your kitchen or only specific items/rooms. They’ll take on the challenges of everything from breakables to big, heavy items like pianos and pool tables.

There’s also an option to use their free wardrobe service. Leave your clothes hanging in the closet. When your movers arrive, they’ll neatly pack them in wardrobe boxes.

Quotes as easy as 1-2-3

1. To arrange for a free, no-obligation quote, give them a call at 1-800-926-3900 or fill in their online form. A moving specialist will be in touch to give you a quote.

Have this information handy:

  • Date of your move
  • Size of your home
  • How much furniture to move
  • Access details: steps, elevator, higher floor?

2. Get an all-inclusive price over the phone, or arrange for a free in-home estimate. The in-home visit is highly recommended if you have very large or extremely fragile items.

3. Once you have your estimate, call 1-800-926-3900 to book your move.

You Move Me partners with you well before your moving day arrives. They’ll help you plan everything, right down to giving you the right number of boxes. If necessary, they’ll even suggest nearby storage facilities.

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On Moving Day

Once your moving day arrives, you don’t want any surprises. You’ll have enough on your mind already. So, here are the six steps You Move Me follows on the day of your move.

1. Your welcome call

During the welcome call, a member of the moving team calls you to confirm important information like your address, nearby intersection(s) and the best place to park the truck.

2. The Walkthrough

When the moving team arrives, they immediately conduct a walkthrough. They’ll take note of special items that will require extra care and attention.

3. Prioritized packing

As your moving pros pack up the truck, they’ll save the items you need the most until the end. This way, you’ll reach them right away at your new home.

4. Quick, careful unpacking and placement

Once the movers arrive at your new home, they unload everything. They also take the boxes, furniture and everything else to the correct rooms.

5. The completion checklist

Once the truck is unloaded, the team goes through a completion checklist. They make sure all items are where they belong.

6. A smile and a housewarming gift

You Move Me adds a nice touch at the end of your move. They present you with a housewarming gift! Although the nature of the gift varies, let’s just say that some clients quickly add a touch of greenery to their new home!

Reviews: What do Customers Say?

Here’s a sampling of what customers are saying about You Move Me.

Vancouver

The You Move Me Vancouver location is in Vancouver, WA. Verified reviewers give this location an average of 4.8 out of five stars. Here’s what they’re saying:

“They moved our family from a 3 story place with lots of tight corners to a 2 story with more tight corners and didn’t damage a single wall or piece of furniture.” Kristen W.

 

“We had an excellent experience. Nice, hardworking group of movers.” Steve S.

Tulsa

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The You Move Me Tulsa location is in Broken Arrow, OK. Verified reviewers give this location an average of 4.4 out of five stars. Here’s what they’re saying:

“Very pleased with the whole experience and would highly recommend them.” Rod S.

“On time . . . very polite and accommodating.” Rhoda S.

“They were fast but did not damage anything.” James S.

Boston

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The You Move Me Boston North location is in Woburn, MA. Verified reviewers give this location an average of 4.4 out of five stars. Here’s what they’re saying:

“The whole process with You Move Me was very pleasant and professional.” Maureen B.

“They were excellent. Extremely helpful and the price was great.” Hernan P.

“I’ve moved many times in my life and this by far was the best!” Diane L.

Kansas City

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The You Move Me Kansas City location is in Lenexa, KS. Verified reviewers give this location an average of 3.8 out of five stars. Here’s what they’re saying:

“We will request them when our permanent home is finished.” Sara M.

“I WILL be using You Move Me again in the near future.” Brad R.

You Move Me Locations

You’ll find dozens of convenient You Move Me locations in major metropolitan areas in the United States and Canada.

United States

California

Colorado

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Indiana

Kansas

Massachusetts

Maryland

Minnesota

Missouri

North Carolina

New Jersey

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Texas

Washington

Wisconsin

Canada

Alberta

British Columbia

Ontario

You Move Me Alternatives

Of course, you have a variety of movings options available to you. You can choose a full-service mover, arrange to self-pack or rent a truck and do everything yourself.

Full-service movers

Full-service movers are ideal in many situations, including long-distance moves. If your employer is moving you, the added expense of a full-service mover is not a concern. They’re also great when you need special services like vehicle transport.

Well-trained pros are experts at moving those fragile or heavy items from Point A to Point B. If you have a piano, pool table, safe or very large furniture items, a full-service crew is ideal. The same is true if you own valuable art or antiques. The DIY individual could lose thousands with just one mishap.

Self-packing options

Companies like PODs, U-Pack, and 1-800-PackRat will drop off one or more storage containers at your home. You fill it up, and they take it to your new home. Self-packing is great for people who want to take their time packing and unpacking. This option is perfect for anyone who needs to store items for days, weeks or even months.

Here are three self-packing companies with features worth considering.

PODS small, medium and large steel-frame containers are rated for 110 mph winds. Take as much time to pack as you wish, although you are charged for each day you have a PODS container.

1-800-PackRat automatically includes 20 moving blankets with each weatherproof, steel-frame container.

Once a U-Pack ReloCube is dropped off, you have three business days to pack it. Use as many ReloCubes as necessary for your long-distance move.

DIY: rent a truck

Truck rental companies will typically provide the things you need to move, like boxes, moving blankets and dollies. You can also get buy Home Depot moving boxes or Lowes moving boxes which offer boxes at good prices.  If you take matters into your own hands, call your insurance agent to make sure the value of your possessions is covered in the event of an accident.

Local Moving Alternatives

Here are some other moving company options in major cities served by You Move Me.

Atlanta

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Another highly-rated Atlanta moving company is Atlanta Furniture Taxi. They’ll package and transport your artwork and antiques with care. They also handle corporate, industrial and government/GSA work.

Boston

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It is possible for Boston area homeowners and renters to compare You Move Me with Monster Movers, another popular option in Massachusetts. You may want to consider Monster Movers if you need to move art, antiques or even a piano. Monster Movers will transport your vehicle for you as well.

Phoenix

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Another fine option in Phoenix is Low Budget Movers. This full-service mover also has portable storage containers. They handle big or heavy items like pianos and safes. Low Budget Movers also handles corporate relocations.

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P.S. Don’t forget to tip your movers if you use full-service movers, and if you have teenagers be sure to read this guide to moving with teens.

Lowes Moving Boxes: The Definitive Review

What moving boxes should you pack your valuable possessions in when you move?  Lowe’s Moving Boxes?  Home Depot Boxes?   Read our definitive review of Lowes Moving Boxes below.

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If you’re anything like me, you need rescue if you’re planning to move. My last move was extremely painful, so I swore I’d get more organized the next time. One thing I’m going to do is use better boxes. That’s where Lowes Moving Boxes come to the rescue.

What Kind of Boxes Should You Use?

There’s nothing worse than getting a box beautifully packed, then find it squashed when it comes off the truck.

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not what you want your moving boxes to look like after your move

While Lowes moving boxes are strong enough to avoid that problem, they may not be for everyone. Consider the following types of issues before you decide how to box your belongings:

  • If you’re moving locally and using your car to cart everything except big furniture pieces, you may not need extremely sturdy boxes.
  • If you’re moving everything in a friend’s pickup, you probably won’t be stacking boxes, so the strength of the boxes isn’t critical.
  • If you’re paying someone else to move, or you’re renting a moving truck, think about how you will fit everything in a truck. You’ll end up stacking boxes and you need boxes that won’t collapse.
  • If you’re moving items that could break easily, you’ll need a sturdy box, regardless of how your belongings will get from one place to another.

A sturdy moving box can make the difference between ending up with some damage after the move and getting all your belongings to your new home without a scratch. A Lowes moving box will also survive the move much better if you have movers who don’t notice the big “Fragile” notation on your boxes.

How Can Lowes Moving Boxes Come to the Rescue?

Purchasing Lowes moving boxes gives you peace of mind. They come in different sizes and strengths to help you pack more easily. The boxes are also recyclable for you “green” movers, and you can reuse them.

Pros:

  • You can pick up the boxes at the store for free.
  • You can have boxes shipped to you for a fee.
  • You can get the right sizes for your move.

Cons:

  • If you ship the boxes, they may be subject to damage.
  • You’ll probably need heavy duty moving boxes for long distance or shipping.
  • You’ll pay for these boxes, but they’ll be stronger than others you might get for free.

Lowes Moving Boxes: Features

You’ve probably never thought about the features of a moving box, but there are things you need to consider to make your move easier.

A Range of Sizes

One thing that made my last move so difficult was my assumption that if I got lots of big boxes, I’d have fewer things to move. That turned out to be a very bad assumption. I ended up with large boxes full of linen, and those were easy to move. But, I also had big boxes full of books. You have no idea how much books weigh until you try to lift a large box full of them.

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I learned that you need different size boxes for different items. At Lowes, you can get small, medium, and large size boxes. Some of the boxes have handles to make carrying easier.

You can put small but heavy things in the small boxes. The medium are a great size for dishes and kitchen items. The large boxes would hold things like comforters, and other items that are bulky and not very heavy.

You know how fragile a flat screen TV can be. You’ll feel much better about moving it in its own moving box made for televisions.

If you’ve ever tried to gather up hanging clothes to move them, you know they tend to take off in different directions once you pick up an armful. The answer to that is a wardrobe moving box. These boxes come with a metal hanging bar and hand holes for carrying. They’re like a portable closet.

Two Different Box Strengths

You can save money by buying Lowes’ Classic moving boxes or Classic Heavy Duty moving boxes. The Classic line is less expensive than the Heavy Duty.

You can use the Classic boxes for things that aren’t fragile or extremely heavy. For example, you may use a Classic box for shoes, or lightweight kitchen items such as plastic storage bowls, mixing bowls and utensils. The Heavy Duty boxes are there for heavier or more fragile items such as books or family heirlooms.

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Moving Box Kit

Lowes moving boxes also come in a kit. If you’re moving a small apartment or dorm room, the kit will give you everything you need to get the job done. The kit includes:

  • Six 16-in x 16-in x 15-in boxes
  • Six 14-in x 14-in Classic boxes
  • Four 16-in x 7-in bubble wrap rolls
  • One 1.88-in x 55 yard clear packaging tape roll

Customers Review Lowes Moving Boxes

Overall review ratings are mostly positive. Customers left these comments:

Sandy left a review on this page, Classic Large Heavy Duty Boxes.

“Extremely sturdy boxes that were able to support plenty of fragile items. No issues with tearing or sagging.

Erica left a review about a different use on this page, Classic Large Heavy Duty Boxes.

“I bought these to keep our kids’ clothes in while one grows out and the other isn’t in them yet. 7 years apart, a lot of clothes! They’ve been packed and unpacked and taped multiple times, drug all over the house and have stacked quite a bit of weight on them and they hold up great.”

Mear left a review on this page, Classic Medium Box.

“I have just packed a home for a friend and found this to be the best sized box for kitchens, baths, and decorative items. This box size also helps control the weight you put in boxes, the best for books, and media. The fact that it has built in handle slots, make it a movers dream.”

Lynnette left a review on this page, Television Moving Box.

“This box is perfect for flat-screen tv’s. It ‘grows’ to fit many sizes. It’s also perfect for moving precious large paintings from one city to another.”

Comparing Lowes Moving Boxes

You can get moving boxes in a number of ways. Here’s how Lowes moving boxes compare to some alternatives.

Online Moving Box Sites

You’ll find a number of websites that sell moving boxes. One of the most popular is Used Cardboard Boxes. Very often, items you purchase on the internet are less expensive than those you find locally, so you may be surprised at how Lowes compares.

Take medium packing boxes, for example. You can get 20 packing boxes and two rolls of tape from Used Cardboard Boxes. However, they come in different sizes such as 20″x14″x12″ and 22″x12″x14″. It would be difficult to stack boxes of different dimensions, even though they are all labeled medium.

The Used Cardboard Boxes rate their medium boxes as having a volume from 1.5 to 2.49 cubic feet. All medium boxes at Lowes are 16x18x18 and offer 2.99 cubic feet in volume.

Comparing price, the Lowes medium box is $1.38, while the used boxes are $41 for 20, or $2.05 each. Between the inconsistency in sizes and the cost, Lowes comes out on top of this comparison.

U-Haul

U-Haul offers a wide range of moving boxes. Their boxes come in small, medium and large. They also have a wider selection of types of boxes. For example, they supply a Book Box. It’s a bit smaller than their small box at 12″x12″x12″. There are seven different sizes of wardrobe moving boxes, four different types of boxes for large mirrors and pictures, two types of television boxes and more.

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The U-Haul medium moving box is 18″x18″x16″. It costs $1.49 each, but goes down to $1.33 each if you purchase 20 or more. In addition, U-Haul will buy back any boxes you don’t use at any U-Haul center in the country, as long as you have a receipt.

Home Depot

Home Depot boxes offer some unique features in addition to different sizes and strengths. For more detailed information, visit our Home Depot moving boxes review page or the Home Depot site.

  • Home Depot rates its boxes, showing how strong a box will be when it’s in a stack of boxes, and telling you how many pounds the box can hold.
  • The Heavy Duty boxes at Home Depot have handles to make carrying the box much easier.
  • Thirteen moving box kits give you a great start on a number of rooms. For example, the kitchen kit contains packing paper, dish foam sheets, a dish packing kit, glass divider kit and more.
  • If you don’t use all the boxes you purchase, you can return the extras to any Home Depot store if you have the receipt.
  • For the “green” movers among us, you’ll be glad to know that the boxes are made from recycled material.
  • Prices are often lower at Home Depot due to their bulk purchase options.

Free Boxes

Getting things free is always nice, but you need to be careful if you’re getting free moving boxes. If your aunt saved the moving boxes from her last few moves, you may find that they’re just too worn out to use for your move.

The same thing holds true for boxes from the grocery store. Some people are good at pawing through dumpsters behind the grocery stores and find real gems. Boxes that held canned goods are usually fairly strong. Unfortunately, some people stocking shelves will cut off the top of the boxes for easy access.

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If you have time to search out the pristine free boxes you need, this could be your best bet. Just keep in mind the issue of stacking and don’t get too many different sizes. Another thing to keep in mind is that you may be able to tape over a cut or hole in a box, but the chances of it holding up are low.

The Conclusion

If you’re moving, make a plan for how you will get the boxes you need. If you’re anything like me, you’ll need more boxes than you planned on. There are different ways of calculating how many boxes you’ll need, but those approaches haven’t worked for me. And, you don’t want to be running around looking for boxes at the last minute when you should be packing.

Purchasing Lowes moving boxes will come to your rescue with:

  • The right size boxes
  • Competitive pricing
  • Shopping online or in the store
  • Reviews from many other buyers to guide your decision

If you want more information, click here to see all of the moving boxes Lowes can offer.

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MovingCompanyReviews.com offers consumers a transparent, trustworthy way to find great movers.   We show full licensing information for each mover, pictures, and 100% human-verified reviews.    Whether you’re moving from Glendale, Waukegan, or  Methuen we have plenty of great movers to choose from.   You choose who you want to get quotes from and always have full control over who contacts you. Getting a quote is free, just head on over to our homepage to search and get a free moving quote.

P.S. Don’t forget to tip your movers if you use full-service movers, and if you have teenagers be sure to read this guide to moving with teens.

Home Depot Moving Boxes – The Definitive Review

I’ve never met anyone who enjoyed moving. Sure, choosing a new place to live is fun, but then you must actually move there. Packing takes the more time than anything else during a move. Your first question is usually, “What will I put everything in?”

If you don’t plan ahead, you could end up like me, carrying your dishes one armload at a time.

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Probably not a good thing to pack

There are a lot of ways to pack, from Home Depot moving boxes to boxes you liberate from the grocery store. These tips will help you choose the alternative that’s right for you.

Things to Think About Before You Choose

You have alternatives for how to pack your belongings. However, Home Depot moving boxes are sturdy and offer a range of sizes and boxes for specific items. They’re great for many people, but probably not everyone. Here’s what you need to think about:

  • If you’re moving long distance and/or you’re hiring a moving company to drive, you will need sturdy boxes to survive the trip.
  • If you have heirloom or delicate belongings, they’ll reach your destination in much better shape in a new box.
  • If you’re using a friend’s pickup to move, you’ll most likely be taking small loads, and you may be able to get away without buying boxes.
  • If you’re using your car to move everything but the furniture, you may be able to move successfully without real packing boxes.

Packing a car

In short, you need to consider how safe you want your belongings to be during the move. A Home Depot box will stand up much better to movers who may not be as careful as you would be. And, if you have things you don’t want to even chance getting broken, or if you’re moving a long way, those are two other good reasons to purchase boxes.

What You’ll Get with Home Depot Moving Boxes

When you purchase Home Depot Moving Boxes, you’re getting boxes that come in a variety of sizes and strengths to hold anything you need to move. Boxes come in standard or heavy-duty construction and are typically made from recycled material. If you want security when packing, Home Depot moving boxes fit the bill.

Pros:

  • Easy to purchase at any Home Depot store
  • You can choose the exact sizes you need
  • You can return boxes you don’t use to any Home Depot store with a receipt

Cons:

  • You will pay for these boxes, as opposed to others that you might find for free
  • The standard moving box may not be strong enough to use for shipping
  • If you have the boxes shipped to you, there’s a chance they could be damaged

Key Features

You may think that a box is just a box. But, when you buy Home Depot moving boxes, you’ll find that there are features that will make packing just a bit easier.

Many Different Sizes

Think about what would happen if you had only one size box. You might be able to fit one comforter in a box, but dozens of books. The comforter would travel well, but you’d break your back trying to lift or move the same size box full of books.

Home Depot offers small boxes for books, medium-sized boxes for pots, pans and other household items, and large boxes that you can use for large and/or bulky items such as bedding, toys, lamps and more. There are also boxes made just for your television or large picture.

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You can also get long boxes for those awkwardly shaped items, and wardrobe boxes. Wardrobe boxes are very handy. They come with a metal bar for hanging up your clothes and handles to make them easy to move. Your clothes will arrive at your destination in perfect shape when compared to packing them in regular boxes.

One of the advantages of buying from Home Depot is that you can choose the box sizes that you need. You can make sure that the items you’re packing will be well protected, and the boxes easy to handle.

Different Strengths

Home Depot moving boxes come in two strengths. Boxes are typically rated according to The Edge Crush Test (ECT). This test measures how much weight the box can handle on the edges. It indicates how strong the box is when stacked. For example, a 32 ECT box can withstand 32 pounds stacked on top of it without crushing.

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you don’t want your moving box to look like this

Home Depot’s standard moving boxes are rated at 32 ECT. Their Heavy-Duty boxes are rated at 42ECT. The Heavy-Duty boxes are made to hold heavy items because of their extra strength.

For example, Home Depot’s Medium boxes are 18 in. x 18 in. by 16 in. The standard Medium box will hold up to 65 pounds. The Heavy Duty box will hold up to 80 pounds. The Heavy duty boxes can also be used for breakable items such as dishes or glass vases. Those items may not weigh anywhere near 80 pounds, but the extra strength will keep them safe.

Handles

Carrying Home Depot moving boxes that aren’t very heavy is relatively easy. Although, you may find carrying any box can be tricky because even if they aren’t heavy, they’re still an awkward shape. That is an even bigger problem when a box is heavy.

The Heavy Duty boxes at Home Depot all have handles. Handles help you to lift and move the boxes much more easily.

Moving Box Kits

Trying to decide what types and sizes of boxes you need can be a chore. Home Depot helps reduce that effort by offering moving box kits.

There are kits that have everything you need to pack a kitchen, bathroom, living room, dining room, bedroom, master bedroom, closet or garage. However, if your garage is anything like mine, you’d probably need more than the 14 box kit.

The kits give you a place to start for practically every room in the house. Depending on the kit, you’ll get a selection of heavy duty and regular moving boxes in the right sizes, packing paper, bubble cushion, materials for dishes, stretch wrap, electronics bubble cushion, mattress bags, wardrobe boxes, packing tape and markers.

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don’t forget packing paper and tape

If you’re packing dishes without a kitchen kit, one of the Heavy Duty boxes will work well. But, you can make packing even easier with the Dish Packing Kit. The kit consists of box dividers and foam envelopes. You can pack an eight-piece place setting so that each piece is separate and protected.

The moving kits make planning for your move even easier.

The Return Guarantee

It doesn’t matter if you purchased a kit or individual moving boxes, you can return any unused boxes, with a receipt, to any Home Depot near you.

You won’t need to worry about getting too many boxes because you can return any extras. And, when you’re packing, too many boxes are always better than too few.

And, if you don’t have time to return the extras before you move, you take them with you and return them to the Home Depot that is closest to your new home.

On the other hand, you can also use spare boxes for storage or save them for your next move.

Recycled Material

If you’re concerned about the environment, like I am, you’ll be glad to know that the Home Depot moving boxes are made from 100 percent recycled material.

What Do Others Say About Home Depot Moving Boxes?

People generally seem happy with their boxes and packing materials. Here’s what a few customers had to say:

· Referring to the Kitchen Moving Box Kit, Yvette said,

“This was a perfect set. Foam and inserts were great for packing my plates. Package came fast. This greatly improved my move!”

· Referring to one of the Heavy-Duty Large Moving Boxes, Carolina said,

“After comparing other companies [sic] moving boxes, I found the Home Depot’s heavy duty boxes to be extremely durable, strong and well made. Also well priced. Not to mention the great customer service while ordering online and picking them up within two hours of ordering.”

· Referring to the Medium Moving Box, Luna said,

“Well, it’s a box so there isn’t anything fancy to say but it is a nice quality of cardboard, sturdy and a perfect size for moving or storage. I was able to fit a lot of books and knickknacks in each box and still lift and stack it easily. This would work well for holiday storage too. You could probably fit an entire tree’s worth of garland, lights and ornaments in just one box. Seems to be very popular size since our store runs out. Price is cheaper than other stores in our area.”

· Referring to the Closet Moving Box Kit, Cindy said,

“This Box Moving Set was exactly what I needed. Truly an awesome set at a decent price. I honestly just needed the wardrobe boxes and it came with 3 perfect sized wardrobe boxes as well as a few other regular smaller boxes, two rolls of moving tape, dispenser and a black marker. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!”

How Do Home Depot Moving Boxes Compare?

There are other places to get moving boxes. Here is a comparison of Home Depot’s boxes vs. three other alternatives.

UsedCardboardBoxes.com

You might think that getting used cardboard boxes online would be cheaper than shopping at Home Depot. But, that’s not necessarily the case. Consider the medium boxes at UsedCardboardBoxes:

· Medium boxes come in a stack of 20 boxes of various dimensions, all of which have approximately 1.5 to 2.49 cubic feet of space. The price is $41.00, or $2.05 each.

· Shipping is free.

· If you want to return the boxes, the order must be unopened and you pay for the return shipping.

· Returned orders are subject to a 20 percent stocking fee.

Medium boxes at Home Depot are all the same size: 18 in. x 18 in. x 16 in. for a total of 3 cubic feet. They cost $1.38 each, or you can buy 15 or more for $1.24 each. You can return any number of unused boxes as you wish, as long as you have a receipt, and there is no restocking fee.

Medium Heavy-Duty boxes at Home Depot are the same size as their regular boxes. They cost $2.48 each, or 15 or more for $2.23 each.

There is no description of the strength of the used boxes. If you’re looking for a deal, and the used boxes are as strong as the Home Depot boxes, you could pay less. However, you can’t return just a few of the used boxes, and if you want to look at them before you use them, you can’t unwrap them to gauge the strength.

Lowes

Lowes is a direct competitor to Home Depot. They carry standard and heavy-duty boxes, although they don’t display the ECT rating on their website.

Lowes’ standard medium moving box is the same size and cost as the medium size at Home Depot, however the website doesn’t mention a bulk price.

Lowes’ heavy-duty medium moving box costs $2.44 each, or four cents cheaper than Home Depot’s single box price and 21 cents more than their bulk pricing. No bulk pricing is mentioned for this box at Lowes.

Free Boxes

If you are more concerned about cost than condition, you can always get boxes from grocery stores. Unfortunately, you would end up with boxes of all sizes, which are difficult to stack in a moving truck or pickup. And, the boxes may not always be in good condition. You may also be able to round up some boxes from friends. Or, you could take the approach a friend of mine used. He knew he’d be moving at some point, so he saved diaper boxes for two years to prepare.

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If you have the time to search out free boxes, or to save boxes over an extended period of time, free boxes will be easier on your wallet.

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The Bottom Line?

If you’re moving, you need to make a plan for how you will acquire moving boxes, or you may end up at the last minute scrounging for boxes or wrapping your belongings in towels and bed sheets.

The Home Depot moving boxes are the best way to solve that problem because:

  • You can choose the sizes and strength for the boxes you purchase
  • You can save money and simplify your purchase with Home Depot’s moving kits
  • The pricing is very competitive, and you can take advantage of bulk pricing
  • You can shop at the store or online
  • You can return unused boxes with a receipt
  • Buyers have many good things to say about the Home Depot boxes

If you want more information, click here to take a look at all the options Home Depot offers.

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OrbitzMoving.com: What Happened to it? History and Overview

What happened to OrbitzMoving.com?

If you needed a moving quote a few years ago, there’s a chance that you came across a moving site called OrbitzMoving.com.   As a former Orbitz.com employee, this site confused me.   I knew Orbitz.com had nothing to do with it, but why did it steal use the Orbitz.com name?

While lots of people assumed it was associated with the travel company Orbitz headquartered in Chicago, that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, OrbitzMoving.com was a less-than honest site that used the Orbitz name to trick unsuspecting consumers into trusting it.

Here’s some background about the site and what happened to it.

The History of OrbitzMoving.com

OrtbitzMoving.com was popular back in about 2005, when it launched. During its peak, customers who were looking for information about moving, or seeking a place to find a reliable quote consistently came across the website.

Despite the fact that moving is an arena where scams are (unfortunately) common, and that many consumers were aware of the companies that are blacklisted by sites like MovingScam.com, OrbitzMoving.com managed to confuse customers into trusting it by using the Orbitz name.   Not cool.

Back in 2005, the site featured a few funky graphics – a moon in a blood red sky, and links for seemingly disparate categories: “moving boxes,” “mortgage,” “lawn care,” and “dish network.”   Take a look at this screenshot from the WayBackMachine:

Orbitz Moving in 2005
Now that’s one ugly site.

Despite the seeming randomness of the page, it also included a review from what seemed to be a happy customer:

OrbitzMoving provided me with the professional service I needed for my long distance move. I recommend their services to anyone planning a long distance move. Thanks guys.” – Richard Myers, NY

Below that was an offer to save 65% on the next move, and a simple statement of who OrbitzMovers was and what they did:

“Finding the right moving company can be a stressful time. Service Network relieves some of that stress by providing you with five quotes from licensed and insured moving companies. When looking at multiple moving companies there is much to consider. It is our goal to make sure that we provide you with the necessary information to assist you in locating that perfect moving company. Our network is set up to fulfill your moving needs.”

OrbitzMoving.com lasted until late 2015.   They updated their graphics a bit, but the messaging stayed the same:

Orbitz Moving in 2015
Did anyone really vote for this site?

Thankfully the site stopped operating, and now visitors see a “site not found” error when visiting OrbitzMoving.com:

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Where did it go?

What Happened When People Contacted OrbitzMoving?

Because of its association with a very well-known name, OrbitzMoving.com succeeded in getting people to contact it on a regular basis.

Here’s a story from one customer, who goes by the name dquaredl2 on MovingScam.com, who reached out to OrbtizMoving about his upcoming transition.

This review was posted on April 27 of 2006:

“My family will be moving from Maryland to Georgia at the end of June or early July. While searching for information on moving companies, I ran across a site called OrbitzMoving.com. Foolishly trusting the Orbitz name, I registered with them. Have received numerous e-mails and phone calls, several from companies that are on MovingScam’s Blacklist, and others that insist on doing inventory either by phone or e-mail and charging based on cubic feet. …”

For the record, landing on the MovingScam.com blacklist raises a major red flag when it comes to choosing a moving company.  Experts who advise consumers on how to choose moving companies tell them to beware of companies that are willing to offer comprehensive estimates over the phone.    Because giving estimates over the phone is remote and almost impossible to estimate correctly, it’s a safe bet that the brands behind it are doing something less-than-honest.

The reviewer goes on to say the following:

One guy claiming to “run a multi-million dollar company” called me within minutes of getting my e-mails…He was rather huffy with me when he insisted that it is perfectly legal for them to quote my move based on volume rather than weight if it is in their tariff….I tried to contact the OrbitzMoving.com site through the e-mail address they listed, and the message bounced back as undeliverable.”

This customer managed to get out of being scammed thanks to some information offered by other reviewers. This experience goes to show how damaging a company like this can be, and how dangerous it is to get involved with moving companies that have loose morals and predatory policies.

While the site was registered privately, there was a section on the site that said the following:

“Orbitz Moving is privately owned and operated. We are a subsidiary of a larger conglomerate company, Precision Management LLC, headquartered in Washington, D.C. Our team is dedicated to providing its customers with the highest quality of service possible. It is our goal to ensure that as a customer you are completely satisfied.”

Looking Ahead: Past ObritzMoving.com

While OrbitzMoving.com managed to make many people hopeful about an impending move, only to bomb them out with spammy emails and offers, it’s essentially fallen into being defunct.

The site all but went offline in 2015 and hasn’t popped back up since. Today, customers looking for moving quotes must still be careful about which companies they trust, but it’s a relief that this particular site is gone. While OrbitzMoving.com claimed to be voted the #1 moving site for having served millions of customers, it was far from it and only wasted consumer time left and right.

For fully transparent reviews from only the companies you would like quotes from, submit a quote on MovingCompanyReviews.com.   We fully verify every review on site with a moving receipt (bill of lading), and it’s our goal to connect consumers with the highest quality movers, whether you’re in Littleton, Henderson, or Brookhaven.   Good luck with your next move!

Moving On Quotes: 17 Quotes & Action Steps to Feel Better Now

Moving On – these amazing moving on quotes can help you turn the page.

Moving on quotes on a moving blog?   What is this?

Well, life happens to us all.

We experience broken hearts, loss, and rejection.  There’s no way of getting around it, experiencing pain is a part of the human condition and almost everyone feels the pain of a broken heart at least once in life.

You know what a great remedy can be for heartbreak?   Moving.    Not just moving on, but literally physically moving to a new location.

With that in mind we scoured the internet for a bunch of amazing moving on quotes and paired them with action steps you can do right now that will make you feel better.

When it comes to moving on, you’re probably tired of the age-old wisdom about “giving it time.” If you’re like us, you want to ignite positive change now, today – not next week or next month.

Here are some inspirational quotes with action-oriented steps to help you not only move forward, but make you feel better now.  Today.

And if you do think about moving, go get some moving quotes to see how much it’d cost to move to the city of your dreams.

Quotes about Moving on With Life

1. There is no time like the present

“Hesitating to act because the whole vision might not be achieved, or because others do not yet share it, is an attitude that only hinders progress.”
– Mahatma Gandhi.

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Is it possible to turn your life around simply by acting?Physician-writer Kiran Kumbhar credits this quote by Gandhi as inspiring him to finally make the decision to return to his home country of India to serve after receiving his education and training in America. Essentially, Kumbhar argues that if you have something worthwhile to contribute, you must. You must do so even if the circumstances or context isn’t as inviting as you’d like, or even if you can’t immediately see the impact you’re having.

If you feel that you can make a difference, do it now!

  1. Identify one decision, action, or step that you’ve been delaying until the right time or situation.
  2. Take action– no matter how small– today to build momentum towards helping you get there. For instance, if you want to volunteer, find a location and set up a meeting to speak with someone about it

 

2. Commit yourself to your goals, and the Universe will help you

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back- Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

07b57ba9-e3a0-4057-a5ae-60cdf656a43fCommitment-new Renowned leadership and personal mastery speaker Robin Sharma lists the above quote as one which has dramatically changed the way he thinks, creates, and lives his life. It offers inspiration to act boldly and take action towards the future.If you want to see this theory tested, and convince yourself in the importance of bold decisions read along.

  1. Get out a sheet of paper
  2. Write down your biggest goal or dream. Start off with “I, _______, commit myself to do everything in my power to [list specific goal]. Sign the paper at the bottom.
  3. Post this somewhere, so you’ll see it daily.

 

3. Knowing your own worth is how others will see it

“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.”
― Unknown Author

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Entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist Jeremy McCaslin discusses how this quote can be applied to the workplace. He states that when he worked in an environment that celebrated his unique skills and what he had to offer, he thrived. Suddenly, you can be recognized for your true worth, and this makes a dramatic change to self-confidence and self-satisfaction.
Apply this same bit of advice to your workplace, romantic relationships, friendships, and even family.

  1. Take a moment to figure out if the people you dedicate your time to are celebrating or merely tolerating you.
  2. Aim to spend more time with the people who value what you bring to the table, and less time with the others.
  3. If you don’t currently have this, join a group or organization that will help you thrive.

Quotes about Relationships

4. Focus on what you want, and not what you dread

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
-Paulo Coelho

 

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Michelle from Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life says this quote taught her to shift her perspective from how things weren’t going right. Rather, she decided to align her mind and her intentions with her highest truth. That way, the things she wants are more likely to manifest in her life.
If the universe is working on your behalf, then you want to be sure to send the right message.

  1. Refrain from thinking about what you don’t want.
  2. Instead, focus all your attention on what you do want
  3. Make a list of your immediate goals
  4. Recite the list aloud each morning when you wake up
  5. Recite the list each night before bed

 

5. Breathe to relax

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”
— Oprah Winfrey

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According to Kevin Daum at Inc. 500, the “Queen of Media,” Oprah Winfrey, shared a lot of inspiring wisdom in her years. One particularly useful sentiment is the above quote, which encourages you to be mindful of the moment and not let worries or fears creep in.
What if we told you there is a way to fight anxiety, and stress that requires minimum effort?

While striving to move forward with your life, one useful strategy is the practice of deep breathing. Checking in with your breath helps you re-focus on the moment, on your own body. It helps reconnect you with yourself.

  1. Try this technique when you feel overcome with anxiety or stress
  2. Breathe in through your nose for about five counts, hold the breath for about three counts, then release the breath slowly through your mouth for eight counts

 

6. One is enough to make a difference

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
–Margaret Mead

 

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Invisible Mentor writer Avil Beckford describes this quotation by Margaret Mead as a personal favorite. She says too often we fall prey to self-doubt and wonder, “What can I do as one person?” Beckford credits Margaret Mead’s quote with helping her realize that we all have the “capacity to make a difference in this world, even if it is one person at a time.”
Initiate a chain reaction.  Don’t think that you alone can’t make a difference. You can! Plus, helping others will improve your mood and may even inspire others to contribute, creating a domino effect of good.

  1. Write a list of things you can do that could have a positive effect on others. Perhaps you could help a neighbor with a home improvement project, volunteer at a local shelter, or rave about a friend’s blog or business to help them build a following.
  2. Post that list somewhere where you can see it often
  3. Do one item on that list per day or per week

Quotes about Letting Go

7. Change is the only constant in life

“There is nothing permanent except change.”
– Heraclitus

 

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Lifehack writer Melissa Atkinson argues that while change can be unsettling, it helps launch us to new areas in life. She states that when you embrace change, you will enjoy personal growth, flexibility, greater strength, and even more opportunities.
Create forward momentum in your life and embrace change by trying something new.

  1. Choose at least one foreign, and possibly unsettling, activity to pursue.
  2. Take the necessary steps to get started today. Some good examples include joining a club or Meetup, taking a foreign language class, writing a book, or moving to a new city.
  3. After the first activity, choose another and repeat the process

8. No regrets, embrace your choices

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost

 

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Author Jesse Browner analyzes his life and career decisions against Frost’s famous poem, “The Road Not Taken.” Browner was at age 50 when he started to question whether career decisions he’d made earlier in life were the best.

Using the poem, the author later came to the conclusion that placing too much emphasis on one decision as shaping his entire life was foolish. It’s better to turn one’s attention to the positive results that came from the decisions you made.

Browner says that “no matter what you do, you’re always going to be thinking about what you didn’t do, that whatever road you chose could make a difference. But the difference is all in your head.”

Here’s an action you can take now: Rather than dwelling on past decisions, make peace with them. Stop looking back. What’s done is done. In order to move forward you must focus on what you did do, not what you didn’t.

  1. Think of one major decision that you made in your life.
  2. Write down at least five ways that making the decision you made has had a positive impact.   For example, you chose to move to a new city, which led you to a great job or dear friend.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for at least three other major decisions

 

9. Follow your own path

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw

 

photo-1508795156417-116392cfa95dTed Rubin uses this quote to specifically encourage his daughters to move forward, follow their wildest dreams, and let go of societal expectations.

He explains that so often in our lives we end up only doing the things others have recommended. These externally-endorsed experiences often leave us feeling “let down.” When we create our own route, though, it is a “much more satisfying experience.”

 

  1. Find a quiet place to sit undisturbed for a few moments
  2. Close your eyes and take several deep, calming breaths
  3. Scan through the faces of the people in your life who influence you and your decisions
  4. Make them all disappear and focus on only your own face in your mind’s eye
  5. Call to mind one thing you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t because it’s a little unconventional or because others discouraged you from doing it
  6. There’s a reason you have this desire, now go do it!

 

10. Action means life

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”
— John A. Shedd

 

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Lifehacker writer Alan Henry talks about how this quote by John A. Shedd can really help you get out of your comfort zone. His take from the quote is pretty simple. He says, …that it’s better to get out and do the things you want to do, or the things you need to do, than to sit and rot and do nothing.

Even if you fail, at least you’ll have tried, and at least you’ll have done something and learned something extraordinary in the process.”

If you’re living life in your comfort zone, there’s a chance fear is calling the shots.

  1. Create a list of your top three fears that are holding you back from moving forward.
  2. Write out an action-oriented solution you follow to quiet and overcome these fears
  3. Try repeating positive affirmations or calling a friend for support when your fears are at their strongest.

Quotes for Him

11. Recognize when it is a good time to say “goodbye”

“I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”
― Jeffrey McDaniel

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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC describes letting go as “one of the most difficult tasks any individual can master.” The above quote by Jeffrey McDaniel offers inspiration for going through challenging times, so that you can experience the rebirth and newness that awaits.

  1. Set a firm date to carry out a purge in your life.  Like the trees willingly release their leaves in the winter, willingly release those possessions, mementos, or even thought patterns that are keeping you in the past.
  2. Box up  any items that remind you of the chapter you just left behind, so you can make room for new things to come along
  3. Store, donate, or trash your box

 

12. Seek justice, fight unfairness

“If you see fraud and do not say fraud, you are a fraud.”
— NassimTaleb

 

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Here’s another quote that Thought Catalog writer Ryan Holiday identifies as being life-changing. He explains that, sometimes, speaking out against injustice may cost us, but we must do it anyway. “What’s the point of working hard and being successful if it means biting your tongue (or declining to act) when you see something unfair or untoward?”
Moving on means using your voice. You’ll feel guilty or even cowardly for biting your tongue.

  1. If there’s someone who hurt you or someone else in your life, share your viewpoint with the person
  2. If you feel unsafe doing so, write your feelings in a letter
  3. Wait a few days, then mail it if you really must, or throw it in the trash

 

13. Everything has meaning; you just have to find it…

“It can have meaning if it changes you for the better.”
— Viktor Frankl

 

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Have you ever felt like everything you do is pointless? It is a common condition of modern life, but one should not drown in such despair. Thought Catalog writer Ryan Holiday explains that he turns to this quote during particularly bad moments in his life. According to Holiday, this quote by concentration camp survivor, Viktor Frankl, reminds him “that I can change for the better because of it and find meaning in everything — even if my “suffering” pales in comparison to what others have gone through.”

  1. Identify one difficult situation you have recently gone through
  2. Try to reframe the experience through a different lens
  3. Answer these questions: did you learn something useful from the difficult experience? Is there anything positive that came from it?  Write down your answers.

Quotes for Her

14. Others will carry on, so should you…

“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.”
– FaraazKazi

 

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The Positivity Blog writer Henrik Edberg accepts that letting go and moving on is an incredibly difficult thing to do. However, he also describes it as “powerful and liberating,” especially this inspirational quote by FaraazKazi.
Don’t let fear of moving on keep you stuck. Perform an acceptance and closure ritual to let go of what happened to you. Whether it was a bad breakup, the end of a long-time friendship, or a termination from a job, write down how you feel about it.

  1. Compose a letter, detailing what happened and how it hurt you
  2. Read the letter aloud and finish off by saying, “…but I’m letting it go.”
  3. Tear the letter into pieces or toss into the fireplace or trash

 

15. Spend every moment wisely; there is no turning back

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien

 

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Medium writer and Behavioral Exercise Physiologist Stuart McDonald says that the above quote exchanged between Gandalf and Frodo of the Lord of the Rings teaches us that “In the midst of despair, there can be hope.” Tough situations are difficult to process and accept, but you still have to carry on despite them.
Strive to make the most of every single day.

  1. Create an exciting morning routine that gets your day off to a positive start. When your day starts off with momentum, you’ll feel energized and excited about the afternoon and evening.
  2. Try meditating, reading a personal development book, exercising, or watching a motivational video or podcast within the first 30 minutes of waking.
  3. Look into Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod as a possible way to make the most of your mornings.

 

16. Shift your perspective

“Don’t take things personally… nothing other people do is because of you.”
-Don Miguel Ruiz

 

photo-1515191107209-c28698631303Michelle at Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life credits this quote with helping her not get caught up in other people’s words and actions.

She says “we all at some point in our lives have taken things personally and therefore have suffered because of it.” But, we don’t have to. An immense freedom comes with this concept.
Two quick ways  you can avoid taking things so personally are to:

  1. Remind yourself of your relationship with the person. If something hurtful comes from a loved one it’s likely not meant to intentionally hurt you. If it comes from someone whose relationship doesn’t matter to you, choose to keep your distance.
  2. Consider where the person is coming from. Stand in their shoes for a moment and imagine what they are feeling: maybe rejected, disappointed, or humiliated?

 

17. It all starts with you…

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
– Andy Warhol

 

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Thought Catalog writer Katie Marshall lists this quote as helping her get comfortable with change. Change can be good or bad, but it’s all a part of the human journey of growth and discovery.

  1. Identify one small thing in your life that you don’t like. Perhaps it’s something you often complain about, but never take any real action towards resolving. Maybe it’s your hair, the broken plumbing, or your cluttered office.
  2. Write down something you can change immediately that will make a difference.
  3. Now… go do it!

Conclusion: Move on and live your life to the fullest!

You just read a plethora of wisdom and insight from more than a dozen people about the quotes that have inspired them to move forward. What are you going to do with this new information?

Will you file it away for a rainy day?

Or will you get out there and make something happen?

Remember, changing something is better than changing nothing at all.
Choose just one simple and straightforward tip to put into action today.

And if you decide to move, check out our great movers!   Here are some in Chicago, Austin, Orlando and Phoenix.