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Helpful Articles - Packing 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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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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The Complete Guide to Moving Your Appliances, Safely and Easily 

Whether you’re moving to the Hawaiian islands, between islands or to the mainland, you may consider taking your appliances with you at some point.  Moving appliances can be a great way to save some money (after all, if you bring them with you, you won’t need to replace them!) However, there are a few things you need to know before moving your stove, refrigerator, washers and other large appliances. Here’s the good news: You can safely move all of your appliances—your washing machine, dryer, stove, refrigerator or freezer—pretty much anywhere. That being said, there are two questions you’ll likely ask yourself in the process:  Should you take them with you?  What’s the best […]

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8 Moving Supplies You Can’t Pack Without 

You’ve decided to move. You’ve found a new place to live. You’ve chosen your date for Moving Day. This is where the rubber meets the road: It’s time to start packing.  Like most of the things you do around your house, packing is worlds easier when you have the right tools. Gathering the right supplies doesn’t have to cost you a bundle. You may own have some of these items already. However, in some cases, shelling out a few dollars to upgrade what you’ve got can make your packing experience even simpler than you might have imagined.  We’ll show you what we mean as we walk you through the eight moving materials you just shouldn’t pack without.  #1: Start a Moving Binder . . . or Something Like […]

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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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