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Long distance moving tips

By |2023-12-12T10:54:12-05:00September 4, 2023|Resources & Tips|


Moving to a new home can be an exciting but stressful experience. Whether you are moving across the country or just a few states over to a new state, there are many tasks to complete and logistics to consider. However, with proper planning and organization, you can ensure a smooth and successful residential move. In this blog post, we will provide you with valuable tips and advice to make your move as seamless as possible.

Preparing for the move

Creat your own moving checklist

*        Make a list of all the tasks that need to be completed before and after the move.

  •  Prioritize the tasks based on their importance and deadline.
  • Check off each tasks as you complete it to stay organized and track your progress

Declutter and Downsize

*   Sort through your belongings and decide what to keep, donate, or sell or dispose of by Renting a dumpster if you have a lot to get rid of. Getting rid of stuff that you no longer need will reduce the cost of your long distance move. We recommend Budget Dumpster for your dumpster rental.

*   Get rid of items that you no longer need or use to reduce the amount of stuff you have to move and will reduce the cost of your move.

Research Moving Companies

*   Get recommendations from friends, family, or real estate agents

*    Request quotes from mutliple companies to compare prices and services.

Packing and Organizing

Gather Packing Supplies

*      Stock up on sturdy boxes, packing tape, bubble wrap, and other packing materials.

*      Consider using color -coded labels or markers to identify the contents of each box.

    Pack Room by Room

*      Start packing one room at a time to stay organized.

*      Clearly label each box with the room it belongs to and a brief description of the contents.

*     Pack fragile items with extra care and use padding to protect them during the move.

Creat an Essentials Box

*     Pack a seperate box with essential items that you will need immediately upon arrival at your new home.

*    Include toiletries, a change of clothes, important documents, and any other items you may need right away.

Moving Day

Coordinate with the Moving Company

*     Confirm the moving date and time with the moving company.

*     Provide them with any special instructions or requirements for the move.

*      Ensure that you have their contact information in case of any issues or delays.

Take Inventory

*Before the movers arrive, take inventory of all your belongings

* Check off each item as it is loaded onto the moving truck.

*  Keep a copy for yourself

Clean and Secure Yoir Old Home

*  Clean your old home before leaving.

*  Check all rooms, closets, and cabinets to make sure nothing is left behind.

* Lock all doors and windows and ensure the property is secure.

Unpack Essentials First

*  Start unpacking the essentials box you pack on moving day.

*  Set up your bed, bathroom, and kitchen essentials to make your first night in the new home comfortable.

Organize Room by Room

* Unpack and organize one room at a time to avoid being overwhelmed.

*  Take your time to arrange furniture and decorations in a way that suits your space.

Update Your Address and Utilities

* Notify the post office of your new address to forward your mail.

*  Update your address with banks, credit card companies, and other important institutions.

*   Transfer or set up utilities such as electricity, water, and internet in your new home.



Moving into your new home doesn’t have to be chaotic and stressful experience. By following these steps and staying organized thru the process will ensure you a seamless process.Eastern Connection Movers can assure you a seamless move and give you with our long-distance movers a safe move. Contact us today for your Free no-obligation moving quote at (484)461-8685.

By:  Johnathan Myers  Moving expert 10 years and Content writer:

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Pennsylvania Moving service for your next move

By |2023-09-04T12:40:00-04:00September 4, 2023|Resources & Tips|

Why You Should Consider Hiring Services for your Next Move.

Moving can be a stressful and daunting task, and packing may be one of the most difficult aspects of the entire process. After all, it can be hard to find the time to carefully pack up all of your belongings,especially if you have a full-time job and other commitments. That’s why many people choose to hire packing services for their next move. Professional packers can not only save you time and energy, but the can also help ensure that all of your belongings are packed safely and securely, reducing the risk of breakage and making the moving process smoother overall.  Additionally, they often have access to specialized packing materials that can help keep your belongings safe and secure during transport, and they can even provide you with a detailed inventory of all the items they’ve packed, making the unacking process much easier. With all these benefits, it’s easy to see why hiring packing services for your next move is a smart decision. Moving services can include packing services as well when you are moving and Long distance movers will if you add the packing services to the move will do the packing and unpacking to give you a hassell-free moving experience . Contact Eastern Connection Movers today for your free quote at

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Pennsylvania long-distance movers packing tips & supplies

By |2023-09-02T16:35:21-04:00May 15, 2023|Resources & Tips|

Packing and unpacking your chinaware can be a stressfull experience when you are moving to your new state. Eastern Connection movers can take that stress away when you hire our experienced moving crew to perform these tasks for you.

In addition to hiring our team to do the packing we also sell packing supplies at a discounted rate for your consideration. Consider hiring the best movers near me meaning near your move as our company since 1987 has given each customer a hassle-free moving experience  from our team of expert long distance movers .

Whether you are moving to the next state over or far away our company can get you there safely and within your budget. We also offer  moving quotes free and in writing before any work would begin.  Eastern Connection movers can guarantee you a quality movce at an affordable price. We are a Googkle guaranteed service provider and 5 star rated by Google and the National Consumer protection bureau. All of our moves are fully insured. Contact us today by phone  or thru our website.


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Packing your dish box correctly when preparing to move.

By |2023-05-15T19:39:41-04:00April 25, 2023|Resources & Tips|

Moving can be overwhelming if you are not prepared for it. In this post I’m going to tell you how to pack your dish cartons correctly if you are doing a self pack for your upcoming out of state move. It is vital that the items in your dish boxes are packed correctly to make sure there is no damages that couls occur from an improper packed box.

Step 1:  Make sure you use the correct boxes for your dishes and I prefer to use the actual dish boxes with the double sided wall to give it extra stability. After you get the boxes open the box up and Tape the bottom and sides with a quality tape.

Step 2:   After taping the box it’s best to get the packing paper us experts use that is inklerss and comes in 25 pound bundles. The cost is usually around  $ 40.00 per bundle maybe less depending upon where you buy it from.  Take the bundle of paper and lay it out on your table’s flat surface and then take a few sheets and fold a few sheets probable around 8 sheets on the bottom of the box to make sure all areas are covered at the bottom of the box.

Step 3:  Get one plate at a time and take two sheets of paper laid flat out and place the dish in the paper  and fold the paper around the dish like wrapping a baby’s diaper ( use this style of wrapping your dish plates). The continue this on the bottom first row of plates at the bottom of the box. Then take another 8 sheets of the packing paper and fold then over and place them on top of your first row of the dishes that are on the bottom of your box. The next step is to start another row of dishes however you need to run the second row of your dishes the other way from the way  you ran the dishes at the bottom of the box. After the row is completed repeat how you packed the dishes on your first bottom row.  To pack any glasses or stemware you need to pack them by again laying out 3 sheets of packing paper on the flat surface on your table and place your glass in the center and wrap the glass like a baby’s diaper concentrating  on the  packing paper to be placed around the bottom of the glass and inside the glass  itself to give it support from crushing in.

Step 4:  After you have filled the box at the very top make sure that you bundle up some packing paper to make sure that the top of the box will not sink in after you seal it with your sealing tape. Close the box and seal it with your tape. The best recommended tape is the  brown box sealing tape for best results.

Eastern Connection Movers

Our company would be happy to help you in all of  your packing needs  including selling you the correct moving supplies to make your move a seamless one and is able to give you a free moving cost estimate for your upcoming move. Contact us today for your free moving cost evaulation.

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Moving and need financing

By |2023-03-24T12:56:54-04:00March 24, 2023|Resources & Tips|

Moving out of state and need financing can be difficult to find however not that hard to find if you where to look . In these times there are a lot of families and individuals that are looking to moving to another state and want to do it however just don’t have the money to do the move or to hire a moving company to move them. We see this every day and it can be frustrating . There is a new way to finance your move and make payments as little as $ 150.00 Dollars per month with a Fico score as low as 550. Whether you are moving to the next state over or across the country our long distance moving company can help.

In our 38 years in the Interstate moving company there is a finacial source that we have recommended to many clients that want to move with us for thier out of state move and are looking for a way to finance that move.  The company we use to finance our customer’s out of state move is a well known financial institution that takes clients with a fico score as low as 550 and there is only a soft credit pull in which will not effect your current credit score and has no impact on your credit score and they are currently opffering a 0% promotional apr offer with an Apr rate of 6.24% with flexible payment plans and you can be financed in 2 to 3 days.

To learn more contact for further information and to get your free moving cost quote for your move. We are insured and licensed & free auto transportation along with up to $ 500 Off the cost of your move. Our company services all states with pickup from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and delaware. 5 star rated along with Google Guaranteed. Last minute moves and we are not a broker service nor an agent for a van line. Contact us now at (484)461-8685 for your moving cost.

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Preparing for an out of State Move from Pennsylvania

By |2023-05-16T19:11:33-04:00March 24, 2023|Resources & Tips|

Preparing for an out of state move can be very hard and hectic getting your ducks in line for the up coming big day. Here are some things to make that move much easier for you on moving day.

Before the move day:

Have all of your things that you don’t need until you are at your new home packed and ready for the movers on moving day. It’s best that after you have packed each box that you take a black felt marker and label in the upper corner of each box what room it goes in at your new home.

Place if you can all boxes that you have packed in your garage or a single room mainly on the first floor of your residence as this will make the move loading go much faster.

When packing each box make sure that before you seal the box up that when the box is closed it does not dip down at the top. You may need to add some filler like packing paper. towels or cut the side walls down on the boxes to make a bigger flap to close the box but this will when you seal the box up give the top of the box a non dipping top in which will reduce anything inside your box from getting damaged during the move.

Have all pets put in a room with the door closed so that your movers will not be falling over them or so you will not have them get loose outside the  home when your movers go outside or come inside during the move.

Try to get the move started early if possible.

Starting a move first thing and early in the morning at the crack of dawn foir a large move is recommended so that the move can be loaded before dark if it’s a long distance move or if it’s a local move your move can be done in one day the load and unload at the delivery location and further your neighbors will appreciate the move being done during daylight especially if they have kids that have to get to bed early for school the next day.

Have you contacted all your utility companies?

Make sure that you have contacted all utility companies not only at your town you are movig out of but at the new town as well so that you are not being billed for a utility at your old home that you no longer live there and at the new home you have all utilities up and running so that your move and new home can be a seamless one.

Gas powered equipment.

Before moving drain all gas out of any power equipment at least 24 hours before your scheduled move as this will eliminate anything from catching fire.

More packing tips.

Don’t pack any matches, spray cans, bleaches household cleaners as these are forbidden to be taken by your mover as they are hazardous or flammable items. We recommend getting more packing tips by going here to  learn more

When moving out of state contact  Eastern Connection Movers for a free moving cost evaluation at no cost to you. We are a 38 year old Interstate movers that specialize in moving you to any state from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware regions. Our rates are very competitive and save up to $ 500 Off the cost of your move and we offer free auto move as well. Our company is not a broker nor any agent from a van line. Contact us today for your moving cost quote.

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Moving in a real estate market and during a banking collapse

By |2023-03-15T12:58:04-04:00March 15, 2023|Resources & Tips|

Moving during a real estate market low and during a recent bank collapse can be a difficult decision to make during these times. As we all know of the SVB bank collpase as of Friday March 10, 2023 and then Signature bank of New York.  The banking industry is in trouble but it is not the big banks but the small regional banks that bring more concern then the big ones like Wells Fargo, J.P. Morgan and Chase etc. These banks maintain solvency in these times. Banks collapse is most likely due to bad investing as a bank really invests in risky investments in which lately a lot have lost value by over 50%. The banking industry is built on trust by its depositors and investors. A bank is nothing but a place to park your deposits in which the bank keeps only 10% of the deposits and invests into risky ventures like crypto in which some have collapsed as well like recent FTX and a few others have closed. The FDIC is not goverment owned but is a privately owned corporation. the picture doesn’t look that good but at this point it would be best for the consumer to be purchasing Gold and Silver coins and items that are more tanigble at this present time even thou you may lose a little value with tanigble items you will not lose your shirt totally.

Housing market is still low with low inventory and nothing really out there but there are some still hot spots where the market is still booming and with that said  the spring flowers are starting to emerge and I wanted to share with you some things what we are seeing even thou homeowners are still holding off moving.

Already 3 months or so into the new year and we  are seeing Buyers are active in buying homes and most are for investnent purposes and some second time buyers

Buyers are active.  We see homes selling faster in January then in July last year.

Homes are holding their values.  The average value of a home is up almost by 2% over last year.

– Mortgage rates are volatile! Rates have whipsawed from 7.3% in November to below 6% in January, to now mid-6%’s heading in to March. With such volatility, it’s best to get your mortgage application in place in advance, so that you can lock in your rate when they hit a point of interest.

These trends are all validating that the market is shifting in to a more balanced and healthy place.

Summary.  Now would be the time to sell your present property or rent it out for that extra monthly income because it is something tangible and even thou the value might dip you will not lose your shirt like you will with money by having it in a bank. The property is an income property and whether you are selling or just moving your home furnishings and looking for a dependable and trustworthy mover whom knows how to give you the absolute best moving services let Eastern Connection Movers do your move. Contact us at for your free moving cost quote today!. We are not a broker nor a franchised moving company but the actual mover that has been in business over 38 years and is 5 star rated.

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Pennsylvania moving company long distance moving tips

By |2023-09-02T16:52:34-04:00January 18, 2023|Resources & Tips|

Moving out-of -State and try these 4 affordable moving tips.

Long-distance moving  and you are looking for affordable moving tips to make your moving budget go a lot farther. Interstate movers  can be expensive however, these tips will certainly make your funds go a lot farther. Follow these tips and they will make your move a hassle-free moving experience .

Looking to rent a truck to move yourself to another state and you are ready to pull thr trigger and rent a truck.

1):  Its not a great idea to rent a truck for your move in all cases it will end up costing you more monery in the end of the move from the rental cost, your time, the stress of getting everything lined up like the manpower to help lift and load the truck and then the fuel, blankets, hotel and motel bills or sleeping in an uncomfortable bench seat to get the rest you need to make it safely to your destination. Then what if the rental truck breaks down and so they bring you another truck however, you will have to unload the broke truck and load the truck that they brought you or get towed and be delayed in which will really ruin your moving plans and the time you have set aside to get the task finished. These can be an awful nightmare to you and your budgeted time and your wallet as well.

Best Solution would be to avoid renting a truck for your out of state move and hire a moving company that will do it all for you for  one price and allow you to spend your more valuable time on the better things of life then breaking your back or stressing out because of a rental  truck break down.

Tip # 2:  Always when you are getting ready to move have all of your documents like deeds, jewelery titles and valuables packed and take them with you in your own vehicle.

Tip # 3:   Call ahead a make sure that you have set up all the utilities at your new location in the othere state which includes, electricity, Gas, Heat, Water and any other that will be needed at the destination so that you can have the time to spend with the movers at your new home or apartment. This will allow your move to be a seamless one .

Tip # 4:  Make sure to have notified your old utility companies that you are no longer residing or own the property that you are moving out of so that you won’t be charged for a utility that you did not use.

Tip #5   Eastern Connection Movers can safely handle your move to any state that you are moving to by carefully handling your household items and giving you a seamless move that includes in writing the cost of your move before it begins and then the best price for the move without the interfearence of some competitor that is franchised or and agent for a big van line. Our company will give you the delivery on time to your starte and city destination when you want it there. We are insured and licensed contact us for your quote today! find a moving service .

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Philadelphia to Florida moving-no need to call anyother then us

By |2023-01-09T22:46:30-05:00January 9, 2023|Resources & Tips|

Hi my name is Micky and I’m your moving coordinator here at Eastern Connection Movers and we are a 37 year old long distance moving company specializing in out of state moving. Our trucks are running up and down the East Coast on a weekly basis and if you are moving to Florida or planning to move there well you have come to the right company that can handle your move within your budget.

First, let me tell you about Florida. Florida is known as the sunshine state and it takes Ten hours to travel from Jacksonville to Key West and then the same time from Jacksonville to Pensacola. Second it is a state that is cheaper to live in then most other states and has low property taxes with a number of things to do for the retired person and the middle aged. St Augustine is a very old town with the lighthouse there dating back to 1824. Daytona Beach is famous for Bike week in which it is held twice a year with the big one in March and Biketober fest in October. Daytona Beach is known for the Dayona 500 a major race every year. Recently Florida has improved on the major interstates like 95, route 4, 75 and interstate 10. If you are looking for a real estate agent there is no reason to worry as this state is saturated with those professionals. If you are looking to retire that state is the perfect one for your retirement as there are thousands heading there monthly and even your car insurance would be cheaper then for example Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Miami and West Palm beach even have Wawa food stores there as there is in the northeast.

When selecting a long distance moving company go to our website and learn more about our out of state moving services by going to here  and read why more and customers are selecting us to move them. Here is why you should contact us today for your free moving quote.

*When you book with us you will get a free quote in writing before any move begins.

  • When booking with us you will get an expert moving cordinator to see you thru your move from start to finish.
  • You will be moved by the actual moving company and no brokers or any franchised moving company and for certain no agent for any big van line either as you will get direct service.
  • Picked up and delivered when you want it.
  • Exclusive use moves for large moves and small moves
  • Full insurance valuation coverage
  • Everything will be carefully wrapped by our team of expert movers.
  • Take advantage of a free car move ( contact us for details).
  • No double handling or triple handling of your shipment just picked up and delivered by the same truck and team.
  • Moving back from Florida we can handle that as we have an office in the state to make your move even more seamless.

Contact us now as there is no other reason for your out of state move that is saffordable other then our moving company

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The most Four valuable tips for your out of state move

By |2023-01-05T22:28:12-05:00January 5, 2023|Resources & Tips|

These are the Four most valuable tips that are suggessted during any out of state move. During many people’s lifetime an out of state move can difficult especially for the first time move. These are the Four best steps to follow to help you in your long distance move.

Tip one:  

When moving out of state selerct a moving company that is not a franchise but is a small business company.

Why ?.  If you select a franchise company chances are you will have to wait at least 21 days for a move to the southern states like Florida and the Carolinas.  If you are moving to the west coast or southwest states figure about 30 days before you get the delivery. With a small company chances are you will get direct ” exclusive delivery” without the long wait because you have better things to do other then waiting like getting your things there so that you can start your new job on time without having to already started the new job then have your things arrive in which can complicate things. This senario also happens when you book with a large company as they will not run ” Exclusive moves” without overcharging you. The small company however has more wiggle room where they can give you that ” exclusive direct delivery in a few days and thus, meeting your moving requirements.

Tip two:

Deal with a small company as they are not looking to meet a monthly moving booked quota as what they are looking to do for you is to give you a quality move that is seamless without any glinches.

Why ?

Avoid to many ” cooks in the kitchen” as this is a process where with a franchise your belongings are loaded by the first franchised office ” First cook” then off loaded into their warehouse to wait for the second ” cook ” to load it onto their truck then it goes to another franchise unloaded then reloaded to be delivered out to your new residence and by this four franchise agents have handled your belongs. This process can cause a lot of damages to your belongings and it has been proven to be a fact.

Book your long distance move with a small moving company will assure you of  no double handling of your move, direct delivery without the risks of damages from to many cooks in the kitchen.

Tip three:

Avoid dealing with a franchise moving company because most franchise offices have an age limit on movers to move your precious belongings.

Why ?.

The age limit for a franchised company to hire a mover is 33 years old for the labor end. This policy can certainly put your home furnishings at risk of severe damages because of their constant turn over and hiring of new help that chances are not experienced movers.  Your best bet is to book your move with a small non franchised moving company because they will have movers that have been with them for decades and these men most likely will be older but will have the expertise that you are looking for on your move to ensure your move is a seamless one with a great moving experience.

Tip Four:

When selecting your moving company always make sure that you get all of the services for your long distance move in writing before the service will begin and remember that a company that does out of state moves can’t take any deposits for the move until after your belongshas been loaded onto the truck and the pick up end  and packing end of the service has been completed.

Why ?.

Out of state moving companies are required to list all of the services that are to be provided in writing before the services begins as required by regulations.

Eastern Connection Movers a Long distance moving company will provide you will an upfront in writing estimate of the cost for your move and will provide direct delivery of your home effects  to any state in a timely manner. Our company has a goal to meet your moving requirements. Contact us today at to learn more


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