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Tips for a Greener Move

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In this age of renewable resources, LEED-certified green buildings, and organic products, it’s clear that we are constantly looking for ways to protect our natural resources. Moving your home is no different. A typical move requires a great deal of supplies–think boxes, packing tape, and bubble wrap—which means it can also involve a lot of unnecessary waste. But, there are a number of simple ways to protect your possessions, the environment, and your wallet.

Packing up your home can be

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Jacksonville, FL City Guide

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Neighbors Moving & Storage is family owned and operated and has been moving families to and from Jacksonville, Florida, for more than 70 years. We feel very at home here on the northern coast of Florida. And we think you could fit right in, too.

Jacksonville is one of Florida’s biggest and most metropolitan cities. It consolidated its city and county governments back in 1968, which means it has a well-organized local government. That “well-oiled machine” is considered an asset

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Storage Suggestions

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If your future home is still occupied or not yet available, or if you have more stuff than will fit into your new house, a storage unit can be your salvation. Whatever your reason for needing one, there are several things you should know about storage before you make your move.

Storage Suggestions Home

The first thing you’ll want to do is find a suitable storage facility. Neighbors Moving & Storage offers storage

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Boston City Guide

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Neighbors Moving & Storage provides moving and storage services that are trouble-free, easy, and down-right neighborly. So we thought we’d point out some of the great things about one of our favorite places: Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country and as such, has great culture, arts, shopping and best of all, well-established, enjoyable neighborhoods.

In fact, Boston is known as a “city of neighborhoods.” Some of the best known ones:

  • Beacon Hill – This is one of Boston’s oldest and most established neighborhoods. In fact, this historic district got its name from a beacon set on a hill to warn colonists of an invasion. These days, its full of brick row houses, decorative ironwork, narrow streets and gas lamps.
  • Fenway / Kenmore – The home of Fenway Park and the Boston Red Sox, this neighborhood is also the city’s cultural center where the Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall are located.
  • Jamaica Plain – Boston’s cultural diversity is heavily focused here with many young families from all over the country and the world choosing Jamaica Plain as their home. The rich blend of diversity makes it attractive to newcomers and a variety of walking and bicycle paths along Jamaica Pond give it staying power.
  • The North End – Paul Revere called this Boston neighborhood “home,” but these days, what was traditionally the first stop for immigrants has capitalized on its beginnings. If you’d like an authentic Italian meal, you can’t do better. The North End features a tight-knit sense of community and its waterfront access and views are also a plus.
  • West Roxbury – Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau once lived in this section of Boston with its peaceful, utopian appeal. These days West Roxbury it has a unique sense of civic activism and focused youth programs.

Boston’s

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Advice for Moving with Pets

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When it’s time to move, you’re probably most focused on your family’s belongings and moving-related tasks. But what about the other members of your family? The ones with four legs and furry kisses? Your pets are very much like members of the family and if they aren’t comfortable and happy, moving can be a real struggle. Here are some tips for calming a pet during a move.

  • Keep your pet occupied and contained while moving household items out of your current residence. Doors are often propped open during a move and you don’t want to chance Fido or Boots making a run for it in all the commotion. You could even consider boarding your pet in a kennel or with a friend until the house is emptied of all it’s contents to avoid your pet getting lost, hurt, or scared during the moving process.
  • Throughout the move, make sure your pet is wearing proper identification. This will help with your emotional calm and with his safe return if he does get lost.
  • Give your pet a few familiar toys or other items to ease its concern about the unfamiliar surroundings. A “security blanket” or favorite chew-toy at this time is a wonderful thing.
  • Place your pet in a pet carrier for transport. Don’t try to hold the pet in your arms. The same concerns about infants in cars apply to pets, with the added worry that a loose pet could actually distract the driver and cause an accident.
  • Let your pet explore his new home, but from indoors at first. Once you move in, the animal will be busy exploring. Any outdoor exploration should be on a leash, including for cats.
  • Give your pet time and space. If your pet wants to hide under a sofa at first, let him. Sooner or later he will come around when he feels safe.
  • Keep the routine consistent. If you fed at specific times at the previous house, do the same at the new place.
  • Give extra affection. Your cat or dog can sense the changes in your life and may feel insecure. Reassure your pet and take advantage of the reassurance he can offer you, too.

Moving can be a wonderful time for you and your pet, if you keep organized, your pet is accounted for, and

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