Moving to Virginia

Virginia, “the Old Dominion State”, is a southeastern state that stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, with a long Atlantic Ocean coastline. It’s the oldest of the 13 original colonies, with many historic landmarks including Monticello, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson’s iconic Charlottesville plantation. The Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg are living-history museums […]

Moving to North Carolina

North Carolina, “The Tar Heel State”, is located  in the southeastern United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. When you move to North Carolina, expect southern hospitality at its best: Helpful people, a reasonable cost-of-living, and your choice of cities, […]

Moving to Maryland

Maryland is a Mid-Atlantic state that’s defined by its abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic. Its largest city, Baltimore, has a long history as a major seaport. Fort McHenry, birthplace of the U.S. national anthem, sits at the mouth of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, home to the National Aquarium and Maryland Science […]


Moving to Colorado

Colorado is known as the “Centennial State.” This state encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains, as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau, and the western edge of the Great Plains. Colorado is noted for its vivid landscape of mountains, forests, high plains, mesas, canyons, plateaus, rivers, and desert lands. Colorado is […]


Moving to California

California, “The Golden State”, is located on the West Coast of the United States. California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east, Arizona to the southeast, and the Mexican state of Baja California to the south. It has the largest population in the U.S., home to one out of eight people […]

Moving to Arkansas

Arkansas is located in the Southern region of the United States. To promote tourism to the fifty-two state parks, the state’s motto became “The Natural State” in the 70’s. The state’s diverse geography ranges from the mountainous regions of the Ozark and the Ouachita Mountains, to the densely forested land in the south known as […]

Moving to Arizona

Arizona, the “Grand Canyon State”, is located in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western United States and of the Mountain West states. It is the sixth largest. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona is one of the Four Corners states. It has borders with New […]

Moving to Alabama

Alabama, the “Yellowhammer State” or the “Heart of Dixie”, is located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama has one of the longest navigable inland waterways in […]


Tips for Unpacking

Just like when preparing to move, it is beneficial to have a plan for unpacking after you’ve arrived. It all starts with how you organized your packing (it helps to have an inventory list and having boxes properly labeled beforehand). So you are finally in your new house and there are boxes everywhere! Where do […]


How to Move Antiques

Moving antiques is not the time to be stingy with packing materials. Every corner and surface needs to be padded with heavy moving blankets (or thick comforters and blankets for the thrifty do-it-yourselfer). Moving any piece of furniture without padding all but ensures that the piece will arrive with unforseen scratches, gouges, or tears. So again, it is of the utmost importance to tightly pad all furniture!