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Helpful Articles - Moving Tips

Moving to Portland? The PNW Lifestyle Awaits…

Whether you call it Stumptown, the City of Roses, PDX, or Beervana, the city of Portland has a ton to offer its residents: easy access to outdoor fun, a burgeoning food scene, plenty of arts and cultural opportunities and much, much more. Now, we won’t sugar coat it: If you’re coming from sunny Hawaii, you might start missing the state’s 240 average sunny days each year. Portland has about 144 on average, and the U.S. average is 205. That being said, Portland life has its perks, and we’ll give you a brief tour of them in this article. We’ll also give you a leg up […]

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Saying Aloha to San Diego? Here’s a Head Start on Your New Home

Headed to America’s Finest City? You’ll be in good company—namely the 13,000 other people who moved to San Diego County last year. San Diego is a popular destination in California, capturing 8% of the state’s total population, making it the second most populated county, behind #1, Los Angeles. (No surprise there!) Plus, if you’re headed to San Diego from Hawaii, you’ll be close enough to make regular visits, with plenty of direct flights between the destinations. Perhaps as a result of this proximity, we see plenty of moves in both directions. In fact, according to IRS data, when people leave California, Hawaii is the 17th […]

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6 Packing Tips That May Just Save Your DIY Move

Whether you’re prepping your home for a move across the island or across the ocean, how you pack everything matters. Take it from Frank Valenti, our Safety and Technical Training Manager, who trains our moving crews on everything from how to wrap a chair in the shortest amount of time with the fewest errors to how to move our customers’ items with the same level of care they’d offer their tutus. (That’s “grandparents” for those of you on the mainland!) So who better to offer you these six packing tips than the expert we trust to train our pros? We recently spoke with Frank, who’s […]

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Tips from the Pros: How to Move Your Mattress

We spend an average of 26 years of our lives sleeping, so it’s understandable that you’d want to be extra careful when moving your bed (and mattress!). That’s especially true if you’ve invested a good chunk of change into this piece of furniture in order to get a good night’s sleep, night after night. Mattresses are tricky to move because they’re large, awkward, and more delicate than you might think. In this Tips from the Pros article, we’ll walk you through exactly you need to know to safely move your mattress to your new home, whether you’re headed across your island or across the ocean. […]

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8 Tips to Make Moving with Children Simpler & Easier

By itself, moving can be a stressful life event, one that people have ranked as high as having trouble with one’s boss. But moving with children? Yikes. However, when you’re moving your entire family, things get a little more complicated. On a purely logistical level, more family members to pack equals a longer to-do list. But perhaps more importantly, moving has a number of psychological effects on children. The unknowns surrounding the move can feel scary to kids (and to adults, too)! Plus, saying goodbye to your old school, house, and neighborhood can bring up a lot of emotions like sadness and anger. Your kids […]

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Considering a Move to Hawaii Right Now? Get the Latest Updates

Understandably, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about moving to Hawaii in the middle of the global pandemic and its accompanying stay-at-home orders. As a transportation and logistics company, Royal Hawaiian Movers is considered an essential business. As such, we have remained operational during these stay-at-home / work-from-home orders. In addition to giving you regular COVID-19 updates on our operations, we also wanted to give you a run-down on what it’s like to move to Hawaii right now to answer some of the common queries we’ve received. We’re Moving Forward with Household Moves Currently, we are continuing household moves for individuals and families to […]

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