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These 9 Simple Packing Tips Will Help You Move with Zero Stress 

Packing all of your earthly possessions—and we do mean ALL of them—strikes fear in the hearts of many. Maybe you feel like it’s a huge task that could consume countless hours of precious time. Or perhaps you have no idea where to start, which might make you put off packing until the last minute. And just about everyone worries about getting everything done in time. Finally, if it’s been a while since you last moved, you might feel even more stressed about the milestones, mishaps and mistakes.  We move thousands of families to, from and throughout the Hawaiian islands every year, and we’ve learned a thing or two during our 35+ years in the business.   In this article, we’re […]

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Your 6-Step Checklist for Choosing a Reputable Moving Company 

If you’ve heard the recent reports about the families who are desperately searching for their belongings after getting taken in by a dishonest moving company, you know that moving scams do, unfortunately, happen.  We know how much trust it takes to hand over all of your personal possessions to a new company. We’ve taken that obligation extremely seriously ever since we opened our doors in Hawaii in 1982.   We also know that moves to, from or between the Hawaiian islands require a higher level of trust. With local Hawaii moves, you’re reunited with your possessions the same day, often in just a few hours. However, moves to and from the Mainland—or between islands—mean trusting the entire […]

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Your Moving Cheat Sheet: All the Links You Need to Make Your Move to Kona a Breeze 

Once you put your Moving Day in the calendar, it might feel like your life kicks into high gear. Whether you’re trying out a new spot locally, heading to another island or relocating to the Mainland (and beyond!), moving creates a “to do” list of its own.  To help you check off the big items on your list, we’ve compiled a list of links and resources to make your Kona move easier. Along the way, we’ll also include some helpful tips we’ve discovered after moving hundreds of families in, out and around Hawaii.  Have your own local tips for moving in Kona? Make sure to leave […]

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Living in Kona: An Insider’s Guide to Living on the Leeward Side of The Big Island

The island of Hawaii (a.k.a., The Big Island) offers its residents a little bit of everything. Waterfalls, miles of breathtaking beaches, five volcanoes, snowcapped mountains, tropical rainforests—you’ll find it all on the Big Island. Off-the-grid living? Check. Costco, Home Depot, Walmart and Target? Check and check. At the end of the day, the size and diversity of The Big Island offer you the opportunity to build the lifestyle you want, at the Hawaiian island chain’s most affordable prices. Now, when it comes to where to live on the Big Island, the famous debate focuses on the Kona side (the leeward, dry side of the island) […]

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Is It Hawaii or Hawai’i? Understanding the ‘Okina

One of the things we love about moving people to new destinations is sharing insider information and answering questions. When customers move from the Mainland, we often get the following queries: “What’s the right way to say Hawai’i? Is it ha-WHY? Or ha-WHY-ee?” “And, wait, is it ha-WHY-ee or ha-VAI-ee?” “Oh, and what does the apostrophe-like mark mean in Hawai’i and O’ahu?” That little mark is called the ‘okina, and it’s actually an official consonant in the Hawaiian language. It represents what’s called a glottal stop. To practice pronouncing the ‘okina, say the word “uh-oh.” That break between the syllables where your throat closes is […]

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Living in Maui: An Insider’s Guide to the Valley Isle

When you’re deciding which island to live on in Hawaii, Maui will likely cross your radar. Also known as the Valley Isle, Maui is often considered a middle ground between the hustle and bustle of Oahu and the untamed natural beauty of the Big Island.  Maui played host to the first capital city of the Kingdom of Hawaii. King Kamehameha named Lahaina the kingdom’s capital in 1820, although it was moved to Honolulu in 1845. Many celebrities have made Maui their home over the years, including Woody Harrelson, Ram Dass, Willie Nelson, Mick Fleetwood, Charles Lindbergh, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and many more. If you’re […]

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