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Make Friends in Your Austin Neighborhood

Moving to a new neighborhood in Austin? Blue Whale Moving can help make the packing and moving easy! But once you’ve arranged your furniture, hung your art and rested up it’s time to make new neighborhood buddies! Here are 5 ways to make new friends in Austin! Got a dog? Visit your new dog park! Furry friends can be a …

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How to Practice Self-Care During A Move

Moving is often cited as one of the most stressful life events, and its important to practice self-care throughout the process! Blue Whale Moving, Inc. wants to take care of you, and your belongings during your move, so we’ve created a list to help you manage your moving stress in a healthy way. Ask for help – Your move is …

Moving in Austin? Let us link you up!

When you move, there’s a lot more to do than just packing up and moving in to your new home. Here at Blue Whale Moving, we want to make the entire moving process as easy as possible for you! We’ve compiled a few links you may find useful when you’re getting a new Austin address! Before you move to your …

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How Moving Affects Your Kids

Changing schools, adjusting to a new home, saying goodbye to friends—it’s a lot to ask from our children, to say the least. A huge body of evidence suggests moving puts a lot of strain on kids’ mental health and development, since the adjustment represents a turbulent time in young lives— just in case you needed to pile on a little …

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Why Moving To a New City Is So Difficult—and What to Do About It

About to make a cross-country relocation? Brace yourself: it’s not always as simple as packing up your stuff and driving away. Moving to a new city means saying goodbye—at least temporarily—to friendships and familiar places, and that can take a mental toll if you’re not careful. While you can’t always predict how relocating will affect you, you can give yourself …

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Why Hiring Professional Movers Beats Moving Yourself

It doesn’t take an accounting genius to understand that moving is a significant expense. When you start adding together the down payment, the security deposit, it can definitely feel like a lot. That’s usually when you start to think about moving yourself—the DIY way is always cheaper, right. However, most people find that at the end of the day, it’s …

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What to Consider When Moving To Another State

Looking to move up in your career? You might just have to move house, too! About 20 percent of relocations are career-related, according to US census data, with many of these carrying new employees across state lines. But an interstate move isn’t like relocating across town—long-distance moves come with special considerations, financial and otherwise, that can impact how you plan …

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Which Moving Expenses Can I Deduct on My Taxes?

We don’t mean to be the bearers of bad news here, but it’s that time again: tax season. The one part of the year when everyone except CPAs gets a look of dread in their eyes, anticipating all the expenses they’ll have to calculate—and all the money they’ll have to pay out of their pockets. The good news, though, is …

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Make Your Move Easier on Your Furry Friends

Our pets are always there with a wag or a purr when we need some serious stress relief—so we owe it to them to return the favor when we can. And unfortunately, moving is a stressful time, not just for you, but for your favorite four-legged friend, too. Pets thrive on routine, so the disruption from relocation can exacerbate behavioral …