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Helpful Articles - Moving Tips

Tips from the Pros: How to Safely Pack and Move Paintings, Artwork, and Mirrors

When it comes to fragile items that people worry about when they move, artwork, paintings, frames, and mirrors top the list. (This is especially true for moves between the mainland and Hawaii, when you’re sending your treasured piece of art ~2500 miles across the Pacific Ocean!) If you’re doing a door-to-door move, your moving crew will take care of everything for you. However, if you’re doing the packing yourself, not to worry. We’ve got some DIY tips that will make it easy to pack your artwork, frames, paintings, or mirrors—and feel confident that they’re prepped well for the journey. (And, if you’ve decided to ship […]

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Doing a DIY Move? Make It Safer and Easier with 5 Tips from Our Safety Expert

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who hire movers and those who are determined to do it themselves. If you fall in the latter category, more power to you! You might not know this, but Royal Hawaiian is rooted in a moving business that started with two men and a truck. In other words, the “can do” attitude is in our DNA, so we’d love to help you make your DIY move a safer and easier one. In that spirit, we talked with Frank Valenti, our Safety and Technical Training Director, to get his tips on how you can protect your […]

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Tips from the Pros: How to Pack Your Small Kitchen Appliances

Your kitchen can be one of the trickiest parts of your house to prep for your upcoming move. You’ve got all those dishes, plates and glassware to pack, plus odd-shaped items like wok pans and bulky items like slow cookers. And that’s not to mention all of those small kitchen appliances you’ve collected: hand mixers, immersion blenders, traditional blenders, food processors, stand mixers, milk frothers, ice cream makers, coffee makers, electric kettles, and many, many more (especially if you’re someone who loves kitchen gadgets)! When it comes to your small kitchen appliances, we’ve got you covered. In this article, we’ll walk you through a simple, […]

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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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