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Helpful Articles - Moving to the Mainland

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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Moving to Seattle from Hawaii (or Vice Versa)? You’re Not Alone!

In Hawaii, you’ll see a lot of Seattle Seahawks paraphernalia: bumper stickers, flags, jerseys, and more. That’s your first indication that there’s some special kinship between the Aloha State and the Evergreen State. Then, when you examine the IRS migration data on the subject, the link becomes more clear: When people leave Hawaii for another state, their second-most popular choice is Washington. (The top choice is California if you’re curious!) And vice versa, when people move to Hawaii, their second-most common state of origin is Washington. (California takes the top spot in this category, too, for #1 most common state of origin.) Why would someone […]

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5 Reasons Why Texas Is Attracting Hawaii Residents (and Vice Versa!)

The state of Hawaii has seen a net migration loss over the last few years, meaning that more people are leaving Hawaii than moving here. While we experience the joys of Hawaii life daily, we also understand that this island paradise just isn’t for everyone. If you’re like many of the people leaving Hawaii, you may be looking at the Lone Star State. In fact, Texas is the third most common destination for people leaving Hawaii, according to IRS data. If you’re considering a move to Texas, we’ve got five reasons why the state makes an appealing home base for a former Hawaii resident. Or, […]

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Why Do So Many People Move from Hawaii to Las Vegas? Exploring the “Ninth Island”

There’s a special connection between the Hawaiian islands and Las Vegas. Some suggest the kinship started way back in the 1940s when a businessman moved his family from Honolulu to Las Vegas. Sam Boyd didn’t open the California Hotel and Casino until 1975, but he struggled in his first year to get the operation off the ground. Thinking back to his time in Honolulu, when he worked for an entertainment company called Palace Amusements, he decided to make his property a destination for travelers from Hawaii. He started with the food, sending his chef to Hawaii to learn how to cook dishes like oxtail and […]

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