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Blog – Relocation

The challenges of international relocations are unique, so it’s good to know King Relocation Services can handle the complexity of moving your employees anywhere in the world. King Relocation Services is a member of the UniGroup Relocation family, a worldwide network of companies with over 1,300 service centers in 146 countries on 6 continents committed to providing customers with today’s most advanced international moving services. We are the largest owner-managed relocation network in the world.

September 24, 2017
Storing Your Household Goods? 4 Reasons to Call a Professional

Since 1977, United Van Lines has been tracking U.S. migration trends, and recently released the 40th Annual National Mover’s Study. At King Companies we look forward to this report each year as it provides some great insight on the location preferences of our nation’s growing population, as well as the top reasons for relocation.

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July 12, 2017
Four Things to Consider When Downsizing from Your Family Home

Since 1977, United Van Lines has been tracking U.S. migration trends, and recently released the 40th Annual National Mover’s Study. At King Companies we look forward to this report each year as it provides some great insight on the location preferences of our nation’s growing population, as well as the top reasons for relocation.

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May 16, 2017
Ask King Companies: 6 Tips for Moving During Peak Season

Since 1977, United Van Lines has been tracking U.S. migration trends, and recently released the 40th Annual National Mover’s Study. At King Companies we look forward to this report each year as it provides some great insight on the location preferences of our nation’s growing population, as well as the top reasons for relocation.

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April 17, 2017
Celebrate Earth Day with the 4 R’s

Since 1977, United Van Lines has been tracking U.S. migration trends, and recently released the 40th Annual National Mover’s Study. At King Companies we look forward to this report each year as it provides some great insight on the location preferences of our nation’s growing population, as well as the top reasons for relocation.

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March 19, 2017
Ask King Companies: Should I Drive or Ship My Vehicle When Moving Cross Country?

Since 1977, United Van Lines has been tracking U.S. migration trends, and recently released the 40th Annual National Mover’s Study. At King Companies we look forward to this report each year as it provides some great insight on the location preferences of our nation’s growing population, as well as the top reasons for relocation.

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February 14, 2017
Five Tips for Relocating Across International Borders

Since 1977, United Van Lines has been tracking U.S. migration trends, and recently released the 40th Annual National Mover’s Study. At King Companies we look forward to this report each year as it provides some great insight on the location preferences of our nation’s growing population, as well as the top reasons for relocation.

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January 19, 2017
Did You Move in 2016? Tips for Preparing for Tax Season

Since 1977, United Van Lines has been tracking U.S. migration trends, and recently released the 40th Annual National Mover’s Study. At King Companies we look forward to this report each year as it provides some great insight on the location preferences of our nation’s growing population, as well as the top reasons for relocation.

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December 15, 2016
Did You Move in 2016? Tips for Preparing for Tax Season

Did you know? If you moved during 2016, you may be able to deduct some of your relocation expenses on your 2016 federal income tax return. Regardless of whether you moved to start a new job, were transferred to a new city or state by your employer, or returned to the U.S. to work or retire after living abroad, the costs associated with your relocation can help reduce your tax…

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November 23, 2016
Five Fun Things to Do After You Move

It’s still warm and sunny here in Southern California, and while the temperatures may lead us to believe otherwise, we can see the signs of Fall emerging everywhere we go. There is no doubt about the fact that the holidays will soon be upon us.

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September 22, 2016
Five Fun Things to Do After You Move

Moving to a new home is not always fun and exciting. The fact of the matter is, when you are relocating from a house that you have occupied for many years, moving to a city or town that is unfamiliar to you, or having to downsize for financial or health reasons, moving can be stressful and worrisome. Here at King Companies, we’ve assisted with many different types of household relocations…

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July 21, 2016
Six Tips for a Safe and Healthy Relocation

At one time or another, all of us relocate. It starts early in life when we move out of our parents homes and into college dorms or apartments. Then, as we get older, establish careers and start families, we move into bigger apartments, condos or houses, sometimes relocating to new towns and cities to take jobs or fulfill family commitments. This cycle often continues through retirement when some of us…

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May 26, 2016
Simple Relocation Solutions for Military Families

At King Companies, we are incredibly proud of those who have served our great nation as part of the United States military, and we have the deepest respect for the sacrifices these men and women in uniform have made to protect our freedom and that of our allies around the world. The fact of the matter is, military personnel and their families face many challenges both at home and abroad,…

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April 22, 2016
Four Ways to Make the Most of Your “Peak Season” Move

Spring has officially sprung, the official start of summer is only a few short weeks away. This can only mean only one thing for those of us in the relocation business – it’s “peak season” for residential moves. Currently, it is estimated that 65% of all residential moves happen between May and September of each year, thus earning this period of time the moniker “peak season.” There are many advantages…

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February 18, 2016
5 Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Whether moving to a smaller house, or into an apartment or condo, we have some tips on how to make the most of this transition. There comes a point in life when many of us decide we need a smaller home. Either we are retiring and want to move from the home where we raised our children, to a condo or apartment in a senior community. Or, we are looking…

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January 25, 2016
National Movers Study Names Top Relocation Destinations for 2015

According to United Van Lines’ 39th Annual Study, Oregon claimed the No. 1 spot as “Top Moving Destination” for the third year in a row Each year, United Van Lines studies migration trends across the U.S. as part of its National Mover’s Study, and at King Companies we look forward to the annual study as it provides us with a snapshot of what changes from year to year in terms…

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December 16, 2015
Getting to know your new neighbors

Let’s face it, none of us looks forward to tax season, but it is a necessary part of our lives. On that same token, no one wants to pay more taxes than absolutely necessary, and one of the ways to reduce your tax burden is through deductions, such as moving and relocation expenses. If you’ve moved during 2015 to start a new job, transferred to a new city or state…

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November 19, 2015
Get Your House in Order, Tax Season is Around the Corner

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy It’s that time of year again where the days are getting shorter, the temperatures are becoming cooler and there is a sense of wonder and optimism in the air with holidays and the start of a new year just around the corner. At…

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September 21, 2015
Getting to know your new neighbors

The start of the school year brings a new beginning for families with school-aged children and teens. Throughout the coming year, there will be new skills to be learned, and new information to be absorbed in math, sciences, social studies and history, of course. And, for some there will even be new friendships to be formed – especially for those of you who have relocated to a new city or…

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July 15, 2015
Moving Beyond the Cube: The Changing Face of the Modern Office

Six Tips for Making the Most of Your Summer Relocation Relaxing by the pool with a good book; taking in a blockbuster movie release; hosting a BBQ for friends and family; or, taking time to visit new and exciting places, both near and far – that’s the stuff from which summers are made, right? Yes, of course! But, let’s not forget about relocation, too. Fact is, the summer months are…

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May 13, 2015
Moving Beyond the Cube: The Changing Face of the Modern Office

For military families, Permanent Change of Station, also known as PCS, is an inevitable part of life. And, regardless of whether a family is moving for the first time, or has been relocated multiple times, it can be an emotionally and physically challenging experience. King Relocation Services is proud to support our military families and understands that even the simplest of moves can be stressful on parents, children, and even…

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March 12, 2015
Five Tips for Making the Most of Your “Peak Season” Move

The summer months can be an ideal time during which to make a household move. For starters, disruptions to the family routine are minimal as children are out of school. Next, work schedules can be more flexible due to vacation time and natural lulls in the workplace that occur during the summer months. Finally, the weather is generally better as winter storms subside in favor of warmer temperatures. However, because…

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February 10, 2015
Get Your House in Order, Tax Season is Around the Corner

Relocating to a foreign country can be both exciting and stressful. While the promise of new adventure awaits, there can be some anxiety associated with finding a place to live and obtaining the proper visas and work permits. If you have children, there is the added stress of determining where they will attend school once you arrive in your new home country. And, last but not least is the process…

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January 15, 2015
Get Your House in Order, Tax Season is Around the Corner

United Van Lines 38th Annual National Movers Study Identifies Top Relocation Destinations for 2014 At the beginning of each year, United Van Lines takes a look back at migration trends across the U.S. in its National Mover’s Study. For us, its always fun to see what changes from year to year in terms of the top destinations that people are moving to, and away from. We’d like to take this…

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December 11, 2014
Get Your House in Order, Tax Season is Around the Corner

December is about decking the halls, making things merry and bright, and enjoying the sights and sounds of the season with friends and family. But, it’s never too early to start preparing for tax season. In fact, now is a great time to get your house in order and make sure you have all of your receipts and documentation in hand, for the expenses you plan to deduct from your…

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August 13, 2014
Downsizing Or Expanding Your Business? King Logistics is here to Help

The newly redesigned site makes it easier for both current and prospective clients to discover why relocating with King Companies is “The Best Move They’ll Ever Make” King Companies is pleased to share the news that we have launched our newly redesigned website! With vibrant graphics and easy-to-use navigation via the website’s home page, business and residential movers alike, can quickly gain access to pertinent information concerning King Relocation Services,…

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May 14, 2014
How to Make the Most of a “Peak Season” Move

The summer months tend to be the busiest time for the relocation industry. For families, it is an ideal time to move because children are out of school. By relocating during this time they can avoid changing schools mid-year, as well as other disruptions to the family routine that may impact schoolwork and studies. The summer months are also an ideal time for young professionals and couples without children to…

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April 9, 2014
Celebrating Earth Day Year Round through Compliance with CARB

On Tuesday, April 22, more than one billion people across 190 countries are expected to participate in Earth Day 2014.Now in its 44th year, Earth Day is designed to engage communities around the globe in addressing the unique environmental challenges we face. Many will choose to plant trees, clean up their local communities, or urge elected officials to put forth legislation that will protect our environment. At King Relocation Services, we celebrate Earth…

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February 12, 2014
Quotes-to-Go Leads the Industry in Simplifying Relocation Decision-Making

Thanks to recent technology advances, most of the information we need to live our lives is available 24/7 via our smartphones, tablets and laptop computers. From banking and shopping, to sharing our most treasured moments with friends and family via social networking, mobile technologies and applications have become an integral part of modern life. It may come as no surprise then, that these same technologies are also making it easier…

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January 15, 2014
United Van Lines' Migration Study Reveals Where Americans Moved To & From in 2013

Many times, companies will choose to downsize, either permanently, or temporarily to accommodate changes in their business model. This can include company reorganization, fluctuating in demand for products or services, or the geographic expansion of the business, which involves downsizing some offices to open new offices in other cities. In the case of temporary downsizing or geographic expansion of their operations, businesses have a couple of choices when it comes…

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October 9, 2013
Full-Service Container - Convenience and Flexibility of Household Goods Relocation

When it comes to professional household goods relocation, most people think of traditional van services as the primary method for moving from one location to the next; and, while it remains one of the most common ways to engage with professional movers, traditional van service is not without its limitations. For example, if you have ever tried to move during the summer months, you know that it can be challenging…

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September 4, 2013
King Companies Leverages New UniGroup Brand to Enhance Services

Leveraging state-of-the-art transportation and warehousing technologies and resources, King Logistics assists businesses of all sizes in moving assets or commodities through the supply chain. Whether you are looking for a long-term third-party logistics provider, or a short-term solution for getting products from your warehouse to the marketplace, King Logistics is your “go-to” resource. One of the key benefits of outsourcing your logistics to a third-party provider such as King Logistics…

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July 16, 2013
From Point A to B: King Relocation Services Sets the Standard for Corporate Moves

According to the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), 11% to 13% of all relocations take place during the summer months – children are out of school, the weather is nicer, and home buying season is at its peak. Furthermore, AMSA reported that 42% of household goods moves that took place during 2012 were corporate moves. Chances are now that summer is in full swing, you are likely in the…

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June 11, 2013
King Companies’ Commitment to Safety and Service Excellence

King Companies is pleased to share the exciting news that we were recently recognized for our dedication to safety by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and for our commitment to service excellence by CityOf.com/Los Angeles. Last month, King Companies was notified by the CHP that it was a recipient of its “Certificate of Achievement” for six consecutive “Satisfactory Ratings” and four “Administrative Reviews,” since February 17, 1994. Steve Komorous, President…

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May 14, 2013
Don’t Fall Prey to Moving Fraud: Make the Most of Your “Lump Sum.

Imagine you’ve accepted a new job that requires you to relocate, or you’ve been promoted to a position that involves a cross-country move. Whatever the case may be, your company has most likely given you a “lump sum” amount to spend on your relocation. Looking for the best deal possible, you scour the Internet for moving companies and find one that is willing to provide you with an estimate over-the-phone…

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October 17, 2012
Don’t Get Spooked by Your Office Relocation

Relocating an office or business can be a stressful time, and for some a very scary experience. Don’t get spooked by your office relocation! Many of the pitfalls of moving your business can be avoided through careful planning and preparation. Here are a few tips to ensure that your move does not end in horror: 1) When hiring a professional mover, get estimates from several companies and check their references.…

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September 12, 2012
 Don’t Fall Prey to the Elements – How to Prepare for a Cold Weather Move

The days are getting shorter, temperatures are starting to fall, and now is a great time to start planning for your fall or winter move! There are many benefits of moving your business or residence during the fall and winter months. It is often more cost-effective since many moving companies offer special deals during these slower months, it is cooler and fewer people choose to move during the winter months…

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August 14, 2012
Tips for Relocating with your Pets in the Summer

Relocation can be a stressful time for any family. With seemingly endless list of “to-dos” including filing an address change form with your post office, transferring your bills and utilities to your new address, completing school transfer paperwork for your children, hiring a moving company, and making arrangements for perishable food items and plants. It is not surprising that many people often overlook the proper care of their pets during…

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July 10, 2012
Items you Should Not Pack When Relocating

There are certain steps that are part of any relocation, whether it is across town or across the country. Generally, you will hire a moving company or truck, arrange for the transfer of your utilities, re-direct your mail, and often you will have a garage sale, or donate items that you don’t want to take with you. In addition to items that you no longer want, you may be in…

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June 12, 2012
Planning Your Summer Relocation

Whether moving to a new residence across town, or across the country, the summer months are an ideal time for families to relocate. The kids are out of school, mom and dad have more flexibility in planning vacation time around a move, and the sunny and warm weather in most parts of the country can help make the move go much smoother, as there is little threat of rain, snow…

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May 15, 2012
Memorial Day - Honoring Our Armed Forces, Remembering Our Heritage!

Across the country, the month of May is known for its bright blue skies, blooming flowers and warm temperatures. For many, May heralds the start of a summer social season that includes backyard barbeques, baby showers, weddings and family reunions. May is also the time that we remember, through Memorial Day, the sacrifices that the valiant men and women in uniform have made to ensure that we continue to live…

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April 9, 2012
Don’t let your next move “Tax” you!

Whether you are moving for personal or business reasons, the relocation process can be expensive. In addition to the costs associated with hiring a professional moving company or renting a truck, you must also pay to transfer, or shut off and restart your phone, cable and other utilities. If you are moving to a rental, you will be required to pay a security deposit, first and last month’s rent and…

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March 13, 2012
A Successful Relocation Requires Teamwork!

Everywhere you look, there are teams. In business, collaboration between teams of workers is often the key to driving organizational success. In sports, it takes a team working together to win a game or championship. Likewise, when relocating a business or home, you need a team of people to ensure that the move is a success. From the person who organizes the move, to those responsible for packing and loading…

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February 21, 2012
A Move Fit for a President

February is a month of hearts and chocolate, Mardi Gras parties, the commemoration of Black History Month, and the remembrance of two of our nation's most notable presidents - George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. In honor of President's Day, we thought it would be fun to look at Presidential moves, particularly the most important move that places a new family in the White House every four to eight years. George…

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