When Technology & Heavy Things Collide
“Japanese Robot Could Replace Your Moving Company” reads the headline touting the latest droids to come out of the University of Tokyo’s JSK Laboratory.
Wow. Have we finally met our moving industry match? Are we going to have to start calling ourselves HireAHumanoid? A little research tells us…no. Continue reading
Why One Swedish Town is Telling Everyone to Pack Up
When it comes to big moving jobs it looks like Sweden has just taken the cake. While other towns move libraries or schools, whole houses and even whole lighthouses, the mining town of Kiruna, round about a hundred miles inside the Arctic Circle, is simply moving itself.
World-Class Movers – Or Not
We’re taking advantage of some late-autumn down time to head across the Pacific. That’s right! We’re making our way to Japan to see how things are done over there in the moving business. Not surprisingly, they’ve got it down to an impeccable science. We’ll also make a stop in South Korea for a peek into a truly uplifting high-rise move-in experience, then pass through Russia for a quick tutorial on how not to move stuff into a third-floor apartment. Finally, back stateside, we’ll take a look at some of our own home-grown moving ingenuity.
Feel free to put your seats in their reclining positions, and please enjoy the flight! Continue reading
The What, When and How on Moving Your Pet Internationally
First, why move your pet? Seems like a dumb question, doesn’t it? But there was a time not so long ago that an international move meant finding a new home for Rover. Not any more. Airlines across the board have improved pet travel over the years, making even a long distance move smooth for the whole family, particularly the four-legged members.
Since the enactment of the Safe Air Travel for Animals Act of 2000, airlines in the US have upped their game, making it safer than ever to put your pet on a plane. Still, moving a pet with you to another country is a decision you’ll have to make. Do your research and be sure a move is practical or even possible for your pet.
With all that’s entailed in an international move – and we know you’ve got a long list of things to do – it’s important to know and follow all the steps necessary to take your pet along with you on this adventure. Continue reading
Here is another adventure story in our Real People series. We’re simply re-blogging the intro below, but you should definitely go read Ingrid’s full story by following the link at the end. It has the pros and cons of using a full service corporate relocation company. Ingrid talks about the bureaucracy involved in allocating funds for certain parts of your move. She also includes some funny anecdotes as to why you should keep a close eye on your toiletries, and one very good reason to keep Ikea furniture.
This move is the first time that either of us worked with a corporate relocation company. Our experience has been interesting. In general, it’s been great having almost everything taken care of for us, but at the same time there are definitely also some challenges and interesting things that comes with a corporate relocation.
Read the rest of Ingrid’s story here…