Moving Guides & Articles

Mayflower provides an exhaustive selection of moving guides to make your next move easier. 

If you’ve started planning a move, you are going to need expert advice from professional movers. Mayflower agents are some of the best in the business and have years of experience moving families - like yours - through every imaginable scenario. 

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Moving ranks as the third most stressful life event, behind the death of a loved one and divorce. And if you are a pet owner, you should not forget that a move can also be stressful for your furry pal. Careful pre-planning can reduce or avoid relocation problems for your pet. Consider the following tips if you are moving with pets.
If you are pulling up your roots and moving to a new home in the coming months, then you are not alone – approximately 43 million Americans move each year. But when you are the “new kid on the block,” it often feels rather lonely. Here are some tips to help you meet your new neighbors.

An investment in home security deserves your time and careful attention. Not only is your family’s security at stake, but your wallet may need some protection as well. Unfortunately for the time-strapped mover, the research process has been complicated by all of the newest options in home security technology.

Moving disrupts your normal routine and generates feelings of uncertainty as you enter uncharted waters. The following suggestions may help make the move less stressful – and save you from needing a bottle of aspirin on the big day.
More than 12 percent of the American population is over the age of 65 and an estimated 1.5 million of these Americans will move into new residences this year. Whether you are moving to a retirement community or assisted living facility, or down-sizing to a space that is more appropriate for your new lifestyle, moving can be stressful and emotionally draining. Find out more in this article.
Moving can be a workout! Packing up and moving an entire home can be an overwhelming process. The good news is all of the heavy lifting and organizing adds up to some pretty hefty workouts. Check out how many calories you burn moving furniture and packing boxes; we bet it is more than you think.
If you are a first-time home buyer, you are probably excited, thrilled and nervous about this big step. Mayflower is here to help with some tips and advice on how to avoid some common mistakes in moving into your first home.
Since approximately 20 percent of Americans who move are under the age of five, lots of little ones relocate with their families every year. Change can be unnerving, especially for small children, so plan ahead with the following tips from Mayflower to make the process as smooth and tantrum-free as possible.
Check out ways to dispose of your “junk” and lighten your moving load. Thinking of a fresh start? De-cluttering, donating and selling items you no longer need can help you save time and money too.
With any move, there are safety concerns for persons and personal belongings. But movers particularly vulnerable to burglaries and identity theft—either during the move itself or once they are settled into their new homes. These precautions may offer some insight.