The 10 Step Move Planner
Tips brought to you by United Van Lines and Liberty Moving & Storage Here at Liberty Moving & Storage we are an agent for the number 1 mover in America, United Van Lines. We’ve narrowed down some of the most essential steps they provide on their “Moving Planner” in chronological order so you can read […]
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Moving during the holidays can be an extremely daunting task. People need to work around extra commitments and obligations, making finding time for packing and organizing challenging. Holiday traffic and inclement weather can also complicate the logistics of relocating to your new premises. Moreover, balancing the emotional toll of leaving behind friends and other loved […]
The Role of Customer Reviews in Choosing a Moving Company
Whether you’re just going across town or the country, moving to a new home or relocating your business can feel overwhelming. The process requires a lot of planning and organization, and choosing the right moving company can mean the difference between a stressful and a successful move.  Reading customer reviews of moving companies is a […]
How Do Full-Service Movers Create Hassle-Free Moving Experiences?
Moving to a new location is often an exciting experience for households and businesses. However, packing, coordinating logistics, and managing the actual move can quickly become overwhelming. However, your move can be smooth and stress-free with the right support.  This is where full-service moving solutions come in. For many relocating, full-service movers take away most […]
Corporate relocations are becoming increasingly common for career progression, especially within multinational organizations. Moving to a new city or state is personally fulfilling and financially rewarding. Still, it also presents unique challenges and considerations that must be considered and prepared for. However, with the right mindset, effective planning and proper resources to guide you through […]
When dealing with a complicated move, you may need to find temporary housing until your new home or office is ready for occupancy. Temporary housing provides a vital bridge between leaving your old residence and settling into a new location, offering stability and comfort during the transition. This guide will explore various temporary housing solutions […]
Moving to a new home or office within the same city or across borders is always challenging and often involves a lot of stress and logistical challenges. You must also deal with paperwork and the physical strain of packing and unpacking your belongings. Sometimes, you may have to navigate complex legal requirements, making the process […]
The Role of Moving Brokers: What You Need To Know
When planning a move, you come across various options for transportation and logistics. One particular element that can bring confusion is the role of moving brokers.  At Liberty Moving & Storage, we understand that navigating a relocation can be confusing to individuals and businesses that are new to the ins and outs of this monumental […]
As we age, the concept of moving takes on a different dimension, often shifting us not only to a new home but to a new stage in life. For seniors, transitioning from one living space to another is accompanied by unique challenges that require special attention. Whether downsizing, relocating to a retirement community, or moving […]
Moving abroad can be an exciting journey, whether it’s to start a new job, be with your loved ones, or simply for adventure.  As exhilarating as it may be, getting acquainted with the cultural aspects of your new home is essential to help you settle in more comfortably. Let’s delve into the cultural elements to […]
Moving can be daunting, whether you’re relocating across town or to another city. There’s much to consider, such as packing your belongings and coordinating transportation. But what if you only need to move one piece of furniture? Can you hire movers to move one item? In this post, we’ll review the answers to this and […]
What Is the Most Expensive Neighborhood in NYC?
New York City is known for many things: Broadway shows, stunning architecture, and an unrivaled energy that only the city that never sleeps can offer. Of course, the city is also known for its expensive real estate, especially in select affluent neighborhoods.  If you’re considering moving to New York City, you may be curious about […]
DIY Moving vs. Hiring Professionals: Pros and Cons
Moving houses is a significant milestone involving multiple challenges that pop up as you go. For those browsing for solutions, the idea of moving yourself vs. hiring movers may have already crossed your mind.  Both methods have pros and cons, and the right choice largely depends on which choice has more advantages that matter to […]
Moving to a new home or apartment can be overwhelming, especially for young children. It means leaving friends behind, changing schools, and acclimating to a new neighborhood. When moving with kids, homeowners must plan every detail to ensure a smooth transition for everyone. Learn essential tips for moving with kids as you go through the […]
Preparing Your New Home Before the Move
Moving into a new house presents an exciting venture despite challenges. The key to a successful transition lies in meticulous planning. The chaos of packing, sorting, unpacking, and logistics can be overwhelming without proper organization. This is where strategic planning becomes invaluable. In this post, we’ll delve into the essential things to do before moving […]
Fewer things are as stressful as packing. Moving most of us can handle. Packing, on the other hand, is likely to make you regret every purchase you’ve ever made during your stay on this planet. Seriously, though, why can’t your belongings just magically appear in your new home? Alas, this is the real world, and […]
Looking to make the move to Long Island? You’re in luck! Huntington and Oyster Bay in Long Island were recently voted two of the 50 best places to live in the US. Long Island is the quieter, more sophisticated cousin of the manic, and at times, overwhelming city of New York. Divided into four counties, Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, […]
How Much Money Should You Save Before Moving?
Moving to a new home can be thrilling, but it can also be overwhelming. Without proper planning and budgeting, money can slip through your fingers faster than you think. So, how much money should you save before moving? From factoring in rental costs to budgeting for emergencies, here’s a helpful breakdown of a suitable amount […]
Moving is one of the most stressful situations in life, alongside marriage, the death of a family member and loss of a job. Is it more than you that’s moving? Are you moving your family across the country? Are you tasked with stress management for your moving process? Moving is a challenge for adults but […]
10 Things To Remember When Moving
We all know the excitement, thrill, and joy that comes from moving into a new home. But we also know the stress, packing boxes and goodbyes that accompany this journey. There are so many things to remember when moving, so keeping a neat checklist will help you organize your stuff. For example, you should remember to disconnect […]
Moving into your first apartment is one of the most exciting experiences you’ll ever have. Whether you’re moving in with friends or going it alone, embarking on a new career or starting college classes, staying in your hometown or relocating, this time in your life is full of possibilities! Unfortunately, moving can also be pretty […]
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The Big Question: Should I Drive or Ship My Vehicle? Moving to a new home is bound to come with moving an automobile, as well. Whether you live in the suburbs, small city, or large metropolitan area — chances are you’re considering bringing your car with you cross-country. One of the most commonly asked questions […]
Tagging and Marking: How to Plan Your Commercial Move
Placing labels on a laptop may seem insignificant, but tagging and marking is actually the backbone of any efficient business move. To ensure company property arrives at the proper location in a new office, you should follow some best practices. We consulted with several veteran office movers and this is the advice they gave to […]
Moving Day Tips: Moving Furniture & Appliances
Moving can be complicated and often puts a lot on your to do list. Packing is something few people enjoy, but overall, packing the small things is a lot easier than packing larger things such as furniture and appliances. Unlike your clothes, books, and kitchen dishes, packing these major components of your home needs to […]
How Far in Advance Should You Book a Moving Company?
Moving to a new home can be challenging and finding a reliable moving company can also be if you plan to relocate during the peak season. This prompts people to ask how far in advance you should book a moving company and when is the best time to move. Specialists from Liberty Moving & Storage […]
Maximize Your Moving Experience: The Advantage of an In-Person Moving Consultation with Liberty Moving & Storage
Moving can be a daunting process. We’ve all heard the horror stories: valuables lost, cherished items broken, and initially attractive quotes skyrocketing after loading. But here’s the silver lining – by partnering with a trusted moving company and preparing for an in-person consultation, you can sidestep these pitfalls. In this article, we’ll unveil the reasons […]
How Much Does a Moving Company Cost?
Moving can be stressful and time-consuming, especially if you’re not prepared or don’t have the help of professionals. One question many people ask when planning to move is, “How much does a moving company cost?” The answer to this question isn’t straightforward, as several factors affect the overall cost of hiring movers. In this article, […]
If you’re looking to relocate to a new home, you may have realized that it is quite a chore to pack efficiently for a move, gather all of your stuff and move it to a new location, resulting in a build-up of stress due to the effort it takes. You may be looking for moving […]
10 Tips for Moving Long Distance
Moving can be an exciting new chapter in your life, but it can also be overwhelming and stressful, especially if you’re moving across the country. Long distance moves like this necessitate careful planning, organization, and implementation to ensure a successful and trouble-free transition to your new home. Keep reading below to learn more about our […]
Storage and packing for all your custom needs
Whether you’re moving across the country or just across the street, having the right moving boxes can make all the difference in the world. Packing smart with the right moving boxes can save you time, money, and effort during the moving process. This guide will give you the information you need to choose the right […]
Feds Accused of Issuing ‘Licenses to Steal’ as Moving Company Scams Rise
A bad actor moving company launches with phony online reviews and promises to save customers money. Next, real reviews start to roll in with horror stories from people complaining they had been dramatically overcharged or had valued personal effects damaged or held hostage. When the bad reviews overtake the good ones, the owner renames the company or […]
ST. LOUIS – Jan. 2, 2023 – United Van Lines released the company’s 46th Annual National Movers Study today, which indicates Americans continued to move to lower-density areas accelerated by lifestyle preferences such as a career change, retirement and wanting to be closer to family.   According to the results of the study, which tracks the company’s exclusive […]
How to Select the Right Bronx Moving Company
Introduction Moving can be a stressful experience, but choosing the right Bronx moving company doesn’t have to be. There are a few things you should keep in mind when selecting a moving company, such as recommendations, research, quotes, reviews, and budget. Tips for a successful move include starting early, purging your belongings, packing efficiently, labeling […]
Are you ready your upcoming move? The whole process can be overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to do everything yourself. But there are some things you can do to make the process go more smoothly. With a little planning and preparation, you can avoid having to get a rental truck and doing this move yourself. […]
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Spring is here again – the days are getting longer, the sun is getting warmer, and peak season in the moving industry is upon us. Whether your moving or not, spring is a great time to clean and declutter your home. Spring cleaning does not have to be wasteful! There’s a common misconception that spring cleaning means […]
How to Spot a Broker
It’s as easy as one, two, three There’s a lot to think about when you’re moving. Choosing an asset-based company, rather than a broker, is one of the most important things you can do to ensure a successful move. Spotting a broker is easier than you think. If the company you’re speaking to does any […]
Where and Why Did Americans Move in 2021?
United Van Lines 45th Annual National Movers Study Reveals the Top States People Moved to and From The Pandemic Continued to Influence Americans’ Decisions to Move as They Relocated to Lower-Density Areas and Desired to be Closer to Family ST. LOUIS – Jan. 3, 2022 – United Van Lines released the company’s 45th Annual National Movers Study today, […]
Moving is stressful. Moving in a hurry is even more stressful. While nobody wants to move in a hurry, sometimes you cannot help it. Your house may sell sooner than expected or another unforeseen circumstance could cause you to relocate in a hurry. This may be a less than ideal situation but there are a […]
Whether you’re downsizing your home, decluttering for an open house, or in-between moving out of one home and into another, there are a variety of reasons why you might find yourself packing for storage. Being organized when packing to put your items into storage will help you in the long run. Whether you’re storing for a couple […]
How to Pack a Home Office
Now more than ever people are working from home and investing heavily into their home office. Moving all your high-end equipment and furniture can be very stressful if you don’t know how to do it properly. We want to eliminate that stress by providing you with a few tips on how to make packing your […]
How COVID-19 Impacted Moving Trends in 2020
Each year United Van Lines, the nation’s largest household goods mover, reports their findings about customer moving motivations and patterns in their annual migration study. To do so, United Van Lines conducted a post-move survey between March and August 2020. They posted their findings in a press release on October 6, 2020. In 2020 COVID-19 impacted […]
Recognized by United Van Lines as number one COD booker in U.S. COMMACK, NY. (Mar. 11, 2021) – Liberty Moving & Storage announced today that it has been named the top residential mover in the U.S. by United Van Lines for 2021. United, the largest van line in the U.S., presents this award annually to the mover with the highest […]
Like humans, most animals struggle with the transition of moving into a new home. After all, animals are creatures of habit, and many become stressed and anxious if their schedules or living environments change for any reason. While moving is oftentimes unavoidable, there are some things you can do to make the transition of moving with […]
Moving Movies: Films You Can Relate to When Moving
Your big moving day is quickly approaching. Hopefully, by now, you’ve finalized your moving plan and are well underway with the packing process. Even the most dedicated packers need to take a break once in a while. Why not check out one of these movies all about the moving process? You’ll be able to relate to them on […]
When you become a parent the way you look at life shifts, and your priorities drastically change. So, it is no surprise that having a family and kids influences your priorities when looking for a place to settle down and raise your little ones. NYC might not seem like a city where you would want […]
Buying a new home is an exciting and stressful time. Home buying is an involved process and there are so many elements to it. The home’s location, property, size, price, and functionality are all important, but there are many other important things to consider when purchasing a home. The team at Liberty Moving and Storage […]
You’re working in the city but the rent is way too high to justify getting an apartment in Manhattan. There are a lot of great places to live in New Jersey with easy commutes to NYC, but in your heart you don’t want to live in New Jersey. Well, there’s still hope for you, and it […]
The day has finally come for you to move out on your own. You’re excited, but understandably a little nervous too. We’ve compiled a checklist of apartment essentials that you’ll want to make sure you have on moving day.  We have divided this checklist room by room to make it less overwhelming. Tackle one room […]
Now that you’re moved in and settled into your new home, people are probably asking you when you’re throwing your housewarming party. While you might not want to think about planning a party right after finishing your big move, look at this as an opportunity for you to show off your new space.  New home […]
Moving day is one of the most stressful times for anybody. Having to pack up your entire life and relocate can be scary. Follow our moving checklist and moving tips to ensure you have a stress-free move.  1.Create a Moving Map  The first and most important thing you can do is create a moving map. […]
There are a thousand things that can go wrong with moving. They can range from annoying to outright devastating. The amount of stress and worry that can come from even the smallest of moves can be debilitating. Eliminate all of the negatives about moving by using good, quality professional movers. How do you know when […]
Moving is in the top five of the most stressful events of a person’s entire life. A house move ranks nearly as high as the death of a loved one or the loss of a job. Moving should only be done with careful preparation and understanding. You’ll likely need to get movers involved, schedule cleanings (either for […]
New York City, in particular, Manhattan, has a well-deserved reputation as a world-leading business hub. From market access to access to top talent, NYC offers businesses the kind of resources not seen in many other places. But, moving around in NYC, and moving a company in the city has its challenges. Companies that want to […]
You’ve picked out your perfect home, packed, and moved in. Now that the hard work is behind you, the fun can begin. Your new home is a blank canvas, ready for you to decorate. Before you start hammering nails into walls and hanging pictures, you’ll need to plan your strategy for home decor, and you’ll […]
If you’re ready to retire or looking forward to the day when you leave your working life behind, Long Island may not be at the top of your list. But whether you have family or friends nearby, or don’t want to live in a retirement community, Long Island has places that are ideal to consider. […]
IKEA has become an iconic brand, associated with innovative design, convenience, cost savings, and fun. Let’s face it: Ikea is Legos for adults. While you may not still play with building blocks, you’ve no doubt had a fair bit of fun (and frustration) assembling your IKEA furniture. But whether it’s IKEA or another brand, when […]
As you’re getting ready to move, it’s easy to let things slip your mind. You’re swamped, after all, and between hiring a moving company, packing boxes, and figuring out the logistics of it all, you’re probably pretty much done-in. It’s easy to let things fall through the cracks, especially at the last minute. Here’s a […]
Whether you have a one-car, two-car,, or a detached garage, it’s likely home to more than just your vehicles. If you’re like most people, your garage has become the home to boxes of things you rarely use, overstock of household items, tools, paint cans, and miscellaneous odds and ends. As you prepare to relocate, there […]
If you have a basement in your home, chances are it’s become the resting place for odds and ends – everything from seasonal items, old furniture, boxes of memorabilia, food storage, and who-knows-what-else. If you’re like most people, you put things in your basement for a good reason:  you don’t want them cluttering up your […]
Any parent who’s moved with children knows it can be a trying experience. Moves can be a lot harder on kids than adults. They’re leaving behind everything that’s familiar – their home, school, friends, neighborhood, and sometimes, family. A move can be a traumatic experience for a child of any age. You probably have plenty […]
Preparing for a cross-country move? Wondering how to best prepare for the trip? Moving across the country can be an exciting thing, but it can also come with a lot of complications. It can be very stressful getting ready for the move and trying to get all of your belongings from Point A to Point […]
You did it. You have moved. It may have been stressful, but you did it. The movers have unpacked your stuff, and you’re starting to feel better. Until… You realize you don’t know a single soul within 10 miles of you. Time to meet the new neighbors. Do you feel excited? Nervous? You probably feel both. […]
While moving can be a fun, exciting adventure, it can also be messy, stressful, and highly disorganized. If you’ve ever wondered why a box was leaking, which boxes went to which room, and where those stupid screws went, you know how true this is. There may never be a completely smooth and stress-free move, but […]
Just moved to Rockville Centre with your family and not sure what to do? Instead of sitting indoors feeling lost, why not get out there and explore your new area? There’s plenty for families to do, with activities suitable for everyone from excitable toddlers to moody teenagers. Whether you want an educational experience or a […]
An American Story
Ten years into America’s recovery from theGreat Depression, the elder Michael Federicostarted a small local moving company on LibertyAvenue in Jamaica, Queens in 1939. Fastforward to October 19, 2016 (just ten days shortof the 87th anniversary of the Great Crash of1929) when Hauppauge Industrial Associationof Long Island members toured that company’smodern 100,000-square-foot facility in Commack.Anthony […]
How to Make Your Children Feel Comfortable at a New School
Welcome to the First Day of School?  Moving to a new home can be challenging for many different reasons- and it can be even more difficult when you’re about to be the new kid in class. Children are often times very nervous about attending a new school for the first time, and it can be […]
Most people know that classic line from Optimum’s Unmovers commercial: “You called 3 Brothers Moving… You need like 12 brothers for this!” But there are plenty of more one-liners and shenanigans from the 3 characters in “The Unmovers” that we can all learn from. The comical web series is basically a guide on what NOT […]
Moving to Wantagh, Long Island: What to Know
Long Island Culture Shines in Wantagh Schools and Economy The Long Island neighborhood of Wantagh, NY is wedged between Flat Creek on the West and Cedar Creek on the East. To the south is Oliver’s Channel, which leads to Jones Inlet and out to the Atlantic Ocean. East of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, Wantagh is […]
As the southernmost part of New York, Staten Island lies south of Bronx and Manhattan, and west of Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. This New York City borough has a lot more to offer than a recognizable accent. The perks of living on Staten Island are endless. With waterfront views, a melting pot of ethnicity […]
Located on the north shore of Long Island, Huntington is one of ten towns in Suffolk County. Many notable people were born in or have resided in Huntington from musicians to athletes to politicians. The town’s proximity to both Manhattan and the Long Island Sound make it popular amongst those with work in the city […]
Tips for Moving Antiques and Fragile Items
At some point in life, everyone will probably face residential moving. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about one in nine people moved between 2013 and 2014. Renters have higher rates of moving than people living in owner-occupied housing, and getting a new job or transfer at work is the most common reason for moving […]
Long Island Neighborhood Spotlight: Syosset
If you’re not a native Long Islander you may have heard of Syosset as the hometown of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and asked yourself, “Where is Syosset?” Well, Syosset is a small hamlet in Nassau County near the north shore of the island, known for it’s beautiful homes and small town charm. With its […]
Long Island Neighborhood Spotlight: Garden City
As one of the top neighborhoods in Nassau County, Garden City is known as being an upscale escape from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Many families migrate from Manhattan to Garden City to raise their children in an area with beautiful homes and great schools. Garden City is just the right balance […]
Living in the Bronx: What to Know
The Bronx, home of Yankee Stadium and the world renowned Bronx Zoo, is the northernmost borough of New York City, and an ideal living area for people working in Manhattan. Some of the perks of living in the Bronx are the affordable housing options, the ideal location and the diversity of people and activities. Bronx […]
Perhaps one of the most up-and-coming neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Bushwick has evolved into a hip and trendy area with diverse inhabitants and affordable living spaces. Bushwick reinvented itself from an underdeveloped neighborhood to one of high interest in just the past few years. Most known for its flourishing art scene, the Bushwick neighborhood welcomes all […]
How Much Do You Tip Movers?
Do You Tip Movers? Moving, whether it be local, interstate, or international, is a huge decision for anyone. When it comes to hiring a professional moving company, it’s important to have faith and trust in the company that you are hiring. Most customers expect high quality service, as they should, when paying for a moving […]
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Getting Your First Apartment Whether you’re fresh out of college or still grinding away, moving into your first apartment can be a major milestone. And while the prospect of graduating from college housing probably has you jumping at the bit, preparing for the move and creating a smart financial budget can be rough territory. Luckily, […]
Long Island Neighborhood Spotlight: Bohemia
Along the south shore of Long Island, Bohemia is a community located within Suffolk County approximately 30 miles from Manhattan. It’s residents are only a short drive from the Sayville ferry service which brings them to the Fire Island National Seashore, which provides access to some of Long Island’s most exclusive ocean beaches. Besides its […]
Neighborhood Spotlight: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
People looking for a diversity of cultural attractions in an up-and-coming location should consider Williamsburg on the west coast of Brooklyn. The popularity of this Brooklyn neighborhood has skyrocketed in the last decade, landing it squarely on the list of most exciting places to be in New York City. How To Get Around Williamsburg Like […]
Want to plan a getaway from NYC this summer? The Hamptons may be the perfect location. The Hamptons are located in the beautiful, East End of Long Island. It consists of many small villages and hamlets that are known for their culture, beaches, and luxurious estates. Whether you’re traveling alone, with friends, or the entire […]
Moving from New York City to the suburbs can be a major lifestyle change. Fortunately, you don’t have to go far from NYC to find more space. Both Long Island and Westchester are two suburbs within close enough proximity where you can easily commute to the city for work, and play with your kids in […]