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Helpful Articles - Moving to the Mainland

Your Biggest Questions About Moving from Hawaii to the Mainland—Answered

For some people, there comes a time when it feels right to pack up everything and leave Hawaii for the mainland. (By the way, California, Washington, Texas, Nevada, and Florida are the top five most popular post-Hawaii mainland destinations, if you’re curious!) Moving to the mainland is a big operation, one that requires you and your possessions to travel a few thousand miles before reaching your destination. Understandably, these kinds of moves come with a number of questions. After helping tens of thousands of individuals and families make mainland moves, we’ve discovered that there are a few common questions that pop up over and over […]

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Tips from the Pros: How to Pack Your Books for Moving

After nearly 40 years of helping individuals and families relocate from one home to another, we’ve got a pretty intimate glance into the kinds of things that people collect. They run the gamut from Hummel figurines to rare coins to vinyl records to surfboards. The list is practically endless! However, there’s one kind of collection that our surveyors always look out for: a big library of books. Why? Books are heavy, and they pack very densely into boxes. And, since your move will ultimately be priced by weight, a big library of books can quickly change the cost of your move. Because of their weight, […]

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Destination: Dallas—Moves from the Aloha State to the Lone Star State

If you’re considering a move to Dallas, you’ll be in good company! The Dallas-Ft. Worth-Arlington area is one of the fastest-growing metropolises in the country. Between 2010 and 2019, its population grew by 19%, or more than 1.2 million residents, to bring the population total to just over 7.5 million. To put that in perspective, Oahu’s population is right around 980,080, with those people spread across 597 square miles. The city of Dallas alone, by comparison, has about 1.3 million residents within about half that space: 343 square miles. If these figures give you the feeling that living in the Dallas area will offer a […]

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Feeling the Call of Phoenix? Here’s the Scoop on the Grand Canyon State’s Capital

After you’ve lived in paradise, what’s your next move? You might be surprised to know that Arizona makes many people’s lists as the 10th most popular state destination for former Hawaii residents. What draws people to Arizona, and, more specifically, its capital city, Phoenix? We’ll take you on a brief tour of all that Arizona’s Urban Heart has to offer, including where to live and what to do on your days off. And, if you’re currently living in Phoenix, we’ll talk about the differences between the two places. That way, you can get a sense of whether or not you might want to do the […]

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Moving to the Mile-High City? Here’s the Low-Down on Denver

When you look at it from a certain perspective, Denver, Colorado starts to sound like a paradise in and of itself: a place where golf balls fly farther, the sun shines 300 days a year, the landscape takes your breath away on a daily basis and more beer is brewed than any other city in the U.S. Hawaii can be a hard place to leave, but, with all of this (and more!) waiting for you in Denver, your transition might be easier (and sunnier!) than you might think. If you’re considering a move to Denver—a city that initially exploded to a population of 200,000 practically […]

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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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