Moving Tips

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Avoiding Damage During Your Move

Ben Franklin once said, “Three moves are as bad as a fire.” And anybody who’s been through a tough move could see how the quote rings true. Changing locations offer a fresh start but can also result in broken items, damaged floors, and misplacement of personal items. Three bad moves could really leave someone with the feel of a house fire. Underestimated, but maybe even more significant is the stress that relocating causes. — “A total of 1,000 Americans who had recently ... Read more
Not every mover will hit the standard of T-N-T Moving Systems, but you’ll want to prepare to tip 20% if you’re happy with the overall experience

Tipping Etiquette: How Much Should You Tip Your Movers?

Tipping has become increasingly common since the pandemic, as many are likely familiar with. However, like many things, tipping is not universal. The 20% guideline for waiters and waitresses doesn’t hold true to other service sectors. This leaves those of us buying goods or services with a couple essential questions: “What is a fair tip?” “Do I tip at all?” The moving industry is an excellent example of this, as the guide to tipping has remained unclear — until now. If you’ve ... Read more
Climate Change Related Moves

When To Move Because of Global Warming: A Brief Guide

Climate change is an undeniable reality that has been affecting our planet for decades now. The increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, and natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes have made it clear that we need to take steps to mitigate the impact of global warming. T-N-T Moving Systems proposes a potential solution for families: moving to a new state. But we wouldn’t make such a proposal without doing our research first! This guide aims to help you understand when to consider moving ... Read more
People in the US are relocating for Employment, Retirement, Climate, Culture, Schools, Healthcare, Women’s Rights, Water Quality

Deciding on a New State To Call Home: 6 Crucial Considerations for Your Relocation

The decision to move to another state is a significant life event that brings with it a mixture of excitement, uncertainty, and opportunity. Whether it's for a new job, a change in lifestyle, or simply a fresh start, relocating is something that requires careful consideration and strategizing. People in the United States are on the move!  Younger generations travel lighter and are migrating for a number of reasons. Employment Retirement Climate Culture Schools Healthcare Women’s Rights Water Quality When you live in a ... Read more
Hire A Babysitter before you move!

Moving Is Not For Kids — Hire a Babysitter!

The act of moving has different stages, some easy and others not-so-easy. Packing and planning aren’t so bad, and you can even have the kids around while doing it. They can help! Give them a roll of tape, some light materials that need packing, a few boxes, and they will be occupied for hours. If you are lucky, they might even get a few items packed correctly.   But when it comes to the move itself, it’s a good idea to find ... Read more
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Moving With Pets

No matter how well you plan your move, there’s always something that seems to get away. We hope those “things” aren’t your pets. The commotion of moving – favorite chairs packed away, hiding places under the bed suddenly missing, strange people being in the house – add stress not only to your life but to your furry family’s. “Atlas was a great cat,” said Liz K., now of Charlotte. “He wasn’t one of those high-maintenance cats you had to be really careful ... Read more
Stealing While Moving Porch Pirates

How To Be Safe When Moving

Take The Right Security Precautions When Moving Moving can be a strangely public process. Between cleaning out the closets and hauling things off to donate, leaving items out at the curb for pickup, and loading up the truck, all your possessions — and the fact that you’re in transition — is on display for all the world to see. There are all kinds of scenarios that may present a security risk. Perhaps you find yourself stretched between two homes with some belongings in ... Read more
Moving to Charlotte

Renting In Charlotte? Get The 411

So you’re moving to the Greater Charlotte Metro area? Congratulations! We know moving can be one of the most stressful times in your life. Whether you're renting an apartment, condominium, townhouse, or home, we can help get you there.   RENTAL RATES AND GROWTH Get the latest rental rates from Rent Cafe. Rates have been increasing steadily over the past few years; however, experts are predicting supply to outplace demand over the next two years. This trend could mean good news for tenants as it ... Read more
Moving Checklist from T-N-T Moving Systems

New Apartment Checklist: What To Buy and How To Stay Organized

Congratulations on the big move! Moving into a new space is a thrilling life event, and although it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what you need for your home, T-N-T Moving Systems is here to ensure you have everything covered. As experienced moving industry veterans, we’ve put together this ultimate checklist to ensure you have all the essential items and handle all the necessary tasks when settling into your new apartment. From purchasing furniture to making schedules, here’s how you ... Read more
Prevent Moving Day Injuries by T-N-T Moving Systems Charlotte NC

Moving Safety: 7 Quick Tips for Preventing Injuries While Moving Your Belongings

Back injuries, smashed fingers, twisted joints, cuts, bruises–ah, the joys of moving! It doesn’t matter how strong or fit you think you are, the act of moving boxes and furniture is sure to find and use muscles you didn’t know existed. Why do we put ourselves through this? Moving is a part of life and, luckily, a few tweaks to your method of moving could save you from straining your lumbar.  It only takes a few moves for family, friends, or yourself ... Read more
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