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Preparing for a Move is Hard – But Preparing for a Move With Children  Can Be Even Harder

Moves can be one of the most stressful times in a child’s life, whether it’s around the block or to a new state, most children aren’t thrilled at the idea of moving. Your residential moving company MN is here to help you out! We have provided you with some helpful tips as well as resources to get you and your child through this difficult time.

Discuss The Move With The Kids

The most beneficial way you can help prepare children for a move is to talk about it. It’s important to give them as much information about the move as possible. Answer their questions completely and truthfully, and don’t forget to be receptive to positive and negative reactions. Each child is different in the way he/she reacts to a big change like moving, encourage them to express how they truly feel. And don’t forget to express your feelings towards the move as well. Make the discussions fun, order some pizza and gather around the table for lots of conversation.

Keep Them Involved With The Move

If possible, involve your children, especially if they’re older, in the selection process of the new home. Once you’ve narrowed the choices down to two or three houses, get some feedback from the kids. If where you’re moving to is within a reasonable driving distance, take them to see the homes. If you’re moving to another city, show them photos of each home, describe the neighborhoods in detail and, if you can, take a virtual tour online. Ask them to share their three favorite things about each house. Let them know you’ll take their comments into consideration when making the final decision. After you’ve picked the house, keep them posted through the process.

Tips for Moving With Toddlers & Preschoolers

  • Keep any/all explanations clear and simple, the less detail the better.
  • To explain things to them, it’s helpful to tell it as a story or through play with their toys.
  • When packing up your child’s toys, explain to them that you aren’t throwing them away.
  • If at all possible, avoid making other big changes during a move. These could be toilet training, advancing from a crib to a toddler bed, or getting rid of the pacifier.
  • On moving day, arrange for your toddler or preschooler to stay with a relative or a babysitter.

Tips for Moving With School-Aged Kids

  • Summer is the “right time” to move: it avoids disrupting the school year
  • Midyear is the “right time” to move: your child can meet other kids right away
  • Gather all of the information the new school will need. They may include; the most recent report card/transcript, birth certificate, and medical records.

Tips for Moving With Teenagers

  • Let your teen know that you hear their concerns and respect them.
  • After you are moved in, take a trip back to the old neighborhood.
  • If moving in the middle of the school year, consider letting your (older) teen stay with a friend or relative.

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It should come as no surprise when I say there is a lot of work that goes into moving. And I mean A LOT! So much work that people tend to underestimate how much actually goes into the whole process. From how much time and effort it takes to pack and actually move, to how much it costs regardless if you choose to use professional movers or not – it all adds up to be a lot of hard and tiring work. Whew!

Once you have gotten over how large of a task moving will be, then it is time to get to work and try to avoid the most common mistakes people make! You can do this by taking note of the list below and reading our tips on what you SHOULD do to avoid them! You can thank me later!

  1. Not Packing Boxes Correctly

    • One of the biggest mistakes you can make while moving is NOT PACKING CORRECTLY! Packing boxes too heavy could lead to issues when you’re trying to pack them in your moving truck and not to mention a LOT of back pain! A box that is too heavy is not able to be put on top of other things when transporting because they can cause other items and boxes to become damaged beneath them!
    • To avoid packing a box too heavy, try to follow this rule of thumb: Pack only HALF of the box with heavier items and the other half with lighter items or leave it empty.
    • Using boxes with no tops or not properly closing boxes are also a big NO-NO. There is no way you can confidently (and safely) stack boxes on top of these without running the risk of them collapsing or causing other boxes to fall.
  2. Labeling Boxes with Previous Home’s Locations

    • A lot of people don’t realize that besides labeling what’s in the boxes you pack, you should also label where the box is going and NOT where it came from. An “easy mode” can quickly turn into a STRESSFUL MOVE when friends & movers are constantly asking you where they should put EVERY. SINGLE. BOX!
    • Avoiding this headache requires having a small game plan – think ahead and visualize your new home! When packing items, think about what room they will be going into the new place and label according to that new room! This will help you avoid that pesky headache and more importantly help the moving process run smoothly so you’re not constantly having to open every box to see what’s inside and then making a decision on where it goes.
  3. Forgetting to Put Aside a “Do-Not-Pack” Box

    • It is incredibly easy to get carried away with the idea that “EVERYTHING must get packed!” But you can’t say I didn’t warn you when I tell you that you should also pack a “Do-Not-Pack” box. It sounds a little silly, but many people don’t think about the little items they use on a daily basis and will actually pack them away and aren’t able to find them when they need to!
    • Things like overnight toiletries, wallets/checkbooks, toilet paper, medications, cleaning supplies, paper plates, and utensils are all things that would be good to have handy so you don’t go crazy having to go digging through multiple boxes when you get to your new place. Make sure to clearly mark this box with BIG, bold letters and let your movers or friends know that this box should NOT be packed with the other boxes and will be riding in your personal vehicle for easy access!
  4. Micromanaging Your Minnesota Moving Service Team

    • If you’re lucky enough to have a team to help you move, (whether it be your friends or a professional moving company) DON’T MICROMANAGE THEM! It’s great that you have a strategy and know exactly where you want things, but please make sure you’re not overdoing it. Many times people try to control the placement of everything down to the exact square foot space and that not only will drive your helpers crazy, but it will really slow down the moving process. Forget an easy 2-hour move – you are now looking at 4 whole hours of madness and there is NO amount of free pizza and beer that will make your friends want to come back and help move you again…
    • To avoid this – have a plan and stay near the entrance of the house to be able to direct people. If you have a certain wall of the bedroom you would like your bed frame placed, give them the instructions from there so you are available to direct the next person walking in. This will help your unload run as fast and efficiently as possible!
  5. Hiring Bad Movers! **WARNING: Do NOT Just Go With the Cheapest Rate!**

    • If you are looking for extra help with your move, hiring movers is a great idea – just be sure to do your research! THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST MISTAKES YOU CAN MAKE! You can find all sorts of companies providing moving services on the internet, but that does not guarantee that they are licensed & insured OR even good movers. Many people hire movers based on price, but then quickly regret their decision due to the movers being lazy, rude and even worse – sketchy! These are your personal belongings, people! Don’t trust just ANYONE with them!minnesota moving service
    • Avoiding this mistake is simple – do your research! Read reviews, visit their website and ask questions! Great moving companies like Goal Line Moving in Minnesota will have a base hourly rate, but will always try to learn more about your move before giving you a quote on timing in order to give you realistic expectations. (Others might try to persuade you on the lower end to get your business, but then their crews cannot deliver in such a short timeframe and it will end up costing you more than you expected!) Great movers will also encourage you to ask questions, visit their website to learn more about them and to check out their reviews! Reviews are a great tool to see how moving crews have performed in the past.
    • One last thing I must mention: A legitimate Minnesota moving service company will not hesitate to let you know they are licensed and insured! Heck, they will probably make sure it’s written on the homepage of their website for all to see!

Man, moving is tough, but hopefully, this list of common mistakes and how to avoid them can help aid you in your own moving adventure!

Moving can be one of the most stressful times of a person’s life, but with these helpful tips from your local Minnesota house movers, we hope your stress can be reduced!

  1. Give Yourself Plenty of Time With Your Move.

    • The process of moving will NOT always be in your control. Sometimes it takes months and sometimes it only takes a few days. Either way, everything that goes into moving can be a game of unknowns.
    • Moving Expert, Diane Schmidt, suggests giving yourself at least eight weeks to prepare for your move. If you plan on hiring movers (especially if you are moving in the Summer) she suggests giving yourself twelve weeks.
  2. Throughout Your Move, Stay Organized.

    • This may be the biggest key to NOT losing your sanity throughout your move.
    • A smart way of staying organized during your move is to make a list of all the things you have to do and then divide them into weeks. This way all those tasks you have to do, don’t seem so daunting.
    • Don’t forget to allow yourself wiggle room for those “unplanned events” (see #8).
  3. Get Rid of All That Old Junk!

    • While you’re packing, take this as an opportunity to go through all that clutter. Don’t pack things that you are just going to throw away at the new house.
    • Donate your lightly used things to a local charity, Goodwill, or donation center.
  4. Remember, It’s Okay to Ask For Help.

    • Moving into a new house is no time to be reluctant about asking for help. Take into consideration that most people have been through at least one move in their lives so they understand how much work it can be.
    • Ask them if they could spare a couple hours to help you go sort, pack, or maybe even move.
  5. Let Yourself Say Goodbye to Your Old Home.

    • Chances are, you made some pretty amazing memories in your old home, embrace the fact that it was a good home, throw a party!
    • Doing this is also a good idea if you are moving far away. It could be that last opportunity to hang with some of your friends for a while.
    • Taking frequent walks around your neighborhood will also give you a chance to visit some of your favorite spots.
  6. Don’t Forget to Treat Yourself Throughout The Move.

    • Moving often times leads to not getting enough sleep, not taking any breaks, and eating lots of junk food. DON’T let this happen to you! Even if you are moving, you are still a human being!
    • Set aside some time every day to take the time to treat yourself. Go to your favorite restaurant, go shopping for your new home, or maybe take a night out with friends.
  7. Stay Well-Rested and Eat Well.

    • As mentioned in #6, just because you’re moving that doesn’t mean your life has to completely change.
    • Stay on top of your sleep; it’s still recommended that you get at least eight hours of sleep a night.
    • During the moving process, it’s important to try and not live on pizza and coffee (even though that can be EXTREMELY difficult). Eat a balanced diet and don’t skip meals!
  8. Don’t Freak-Out About The Unplanned Events.

    • It doesn’t matter if you have planned everything out perfectly, things will go wrong.
    • Throughout every move, unplanned events will occur, so it’s important that allow yourself to be flexible and remember to breathe!
  9. Make Sure You Have a Back-Up Plan.

    • As mentioned above, unplanned events will happen; so try to think of everything that could go wrong and be sure to have a backup plan ready!

If moving still sounds like a daunting task, let Goal Line Moving take care of it for you!

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Goal Line Moving is a Minnesota moving service company dedicated to giving the people of Minnesota hassle-free moves. We focus on giving customers a stress-free and safe move that will not break your wallet. You will never have to worry about our commitment to giving you the best possible moving experience because we pride ourselves on our reliable and friendly values. Give us your trust and we’ll give you exceptional work!

Here at Goal Line Moving, we can help you with any part of the moving process: from helping you pack, move from home to home, move a single item or rearrange items around your house. Whatever help you need, we are here for you. Because each moving company is different from the kind of services they offer, we have provided a list of services we offer (see below). It is very important to us that we be a part of all the steps in the moving process.

Minnesota Moving Services We Offer:

  • Trucks fully equipped with pads and equipment
  • Trained, professional movers
  • Packing and unpacking services
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We understand how important your personal belongs are to you. We take great pride in moving your personal belongings safely and efficiently to your new location. Our team of experts has the knowledge and tools to keep that precious family heirloom safe in the truck, while it moves into your new home.

For more information, call us at 612-361-9916 or email us at!





Preparation Tips

• It is crucial to have all your belongings packed up and ready when the movers show up.
• Separate items that you don’t want to be packed so the movers clearly know what’s going on the truck and what isn’t.
• We do not take TVs off walls or hook them up.
• The more you can pack, the quicker the move will be.
• Box everything you can, as boxes are easier to move and pack.
• Don’t over pack boxes, doing so can lead to boxes collapsing.
• Please tape the top of every box and label clearly where you want it to be placed.
• Please empty out any dressers, armoires, cabinets.
• All electronics must be unhooked and packed into boxes excluding TVs.
• We do not move liquids, chemicals, gasoline, paint, oil, ammunition.


• All appliances must be unhooked.
• We do not unhook or hook up gas lines or water lines.
• All content must be taken out of refrigerators and freezers.
• Make sure to defrost your freezer before we move it.
• Wait a few hours before plugging in the refrigerator or freezer to let them settle.


• It is your responsibility to take apart and reassemble beds, cribs, and desks
• Store all parts from beds, dressers, bookshelves in a bag.
• An empty desk and file cabinets, the lighter it is the easier it is to move.
• All drawers with loose items should be packed.
• Please take out pendulums from grandfather clocks.
• Particle board furniture can easily be broken while traveling. We will move it at the risk of the customer.


• Employees do not remove shoes for moving.
• Goal Line Moving is not responsible for marks in your driveway from our trucks.
• Goal Line moving has floor protection included in our service.
• Driveways must be clear of snow and ice.


• Be sure to reserve or save parking for our moving truck in front of or close to your home.


• Payment is due at the completion of the move.
• Goal Line Moving accepts cash, check, and cards.
• Goal Line drivers do not carry change when paying with cash.


• Goal Line Moving will transport plants but is not responsible for any damages.
• Propane tanks must be taken off grill and tanks moved by customers.
• Dissemble all moving exercise equipment.

How long will my move take?

Each move is different and varies in length. When we give you a quote we will provide an estimated time length.


When should I contact you for a quote?

You can contact us for a quote whenever you feel you are ready. But the sooner the notice the easier it will be to work around your schedule and ours.


How should I pay for the move?

We accept cash, check or card at the end of the move.


Are you insured?

Goal Line Moving is licensed and insured. We meet all MNDOT requirements for moving companies in Minnesota.


What can I do to make the move smooth?

The main thing that will help make the move smooth is being packed and ready when the movers show up. Another tip is to be close by to help the movers know where items are going.


Do I tip the movers?

Tipping is not necessary but is greatly appreciated. If our movers exceed your expectations, gratuity is gladly appreciated.


Do you require a deposit?

A 2-hour deposit is required, in order to secure your spot on the calendar. The deposit is nonrefundable and deducted from the final price of your move.


Is there anything you cannot move?

We cannot take liquid products unless they are in a plastic container. We also recommend that you filter out all gas from lawn mowers and any other equipment. We also can’t take live ammunition.