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Facebook Garage Sale Tips & Tricks

Facebook Garage Sale Tips

Have you considered a Facebook garage sale instead of a traditional one? Sometimes the most frustrating part of moving is getting rid of the household items you no longer need. Sorting through your items as you pack, pricing them, getting up at 7 AM on a Saturday to set up… None of that sounds fun when you are already busy with a major move! The good news is that you don’t have to have a traditional garage sale anymore, thanks to Facebook Marketplace. Here are a few Facebook garage sale tips and tricks from your friends at Garrett’s Movers: Join […..]

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Moving Boxes Explained

Moving boxes - Garrett's Moving

Moving is always easier when you have the right supplies, especially when it comes to moving boxes. Getting the right types of moving boxes for your belongings can be frustrating if you don’t know what is available. The first step is taking a quick inventory of the things you have to pack. Then refer to the list below to see how many of each type of box you will need for your big move! Check out this free moving calculator to see how many moving boxes you may need. Small Box Otherwise known as a book box, these small boxes […..]

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Eco Friendly Moving tips From the Best Local Movers

Best local movers Eco-friendly moving tips - Garrett's Moving Inc.

The best local movers care about the environment. With the average American moving 11.4 times in their life, small changes can make a big difference. An Eco-friendly move is more than just recycling boxes. From packing materials to how you load the truck, there are many ways to help reduce your environmental impact. Whether it’s your first move or your 10th! Get Creative with Containers: There are several ways to be greener when it comes to what you pack your belongings in. We know it’s hard to avoid using cardboard boxes all together. However, here are a few ways the […..]

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Tax Deduction for Moving Eliminated for 2018

moving tax deduction

The recent tax reform efforts for 2018 means numerous benefits for taxpayers for the future.  The Standard Deduction has been increased for everyone. Other deductions have been eliminated with the idea of simplifying the tax code overall.  This article speaks to the moving tax deduction that has been suspended until December 31, 2025. The tax deduction that would be of interest to people visiting a moving website has to do with moving.  In the past, if you moved because of a job change, and met certain additional requirements, then these expenses were able to be deducted from your annual income.  […..]

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Do You Need to Tip Your Long Distance Movers?

Tip Jar

Customers often ask us “Do I need to tip my movers when I’m moving long distance?”. Of course tipping is absolutely not required by any means. However, if you feel your movers did an exceptional job, you may want to thank them with a tip.  The next obvious question is “How much to tip movers?” According to an Angie’s List member survey, the “Movers” category was cited by the highest number of survey respondents as the category in which they were most likely to leave a tip. Reading that made everyone here at Garrett’s feel really thankful for being so […..]

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