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Making Every Day Earth Day

We all started this week off by recognizing and celebrating Earth Day. Across the country and around the globe, fundraisers ranging from bake sales to 5k races were held to benefit clean water initiatives and climate change awareness. Communities hosted beach cleanups, or took part in planting new trees within their neighborhoods and public parks. 

But if Earth Day was almost a week ago, then why bring it up now? 

Moving On a Budget

A homeowner just put money down on a house, and a renter just submitted their first month's rent and security deposit. What do a homeowner and a renter have in common?

Spring Cleaning

Cleaning is surely a chore, but if approached with a positive attitude, the time spent clearing out closets or freshening up laundry can be positively rewarding. 

April Showers Bring… Flooding

Are you familiar with the rhyme, “April showers bring May flowers…?” Typically, it’s a phrase used to bring well wishes to others as the weather begins to warm up. However, for many homeowners there is an alternate ending: April showers can bring flooding.

Wakeup Call from Hibernation

Although spring hasn’t exactly sprung in the northeast with the recent snowstorms this March, other cities can begin preparing to dewinterize their homes (and New Englanders can at least start thinking about it). 

Arpin Strong Raises Over $79,000, Donates to 34 Charities in 2017

The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, announced in its 2017 year-end report that it has raised over $79,000 and donated to 34 charitable organizations. 

U.S. Housing Market at a Halt

Do you remember committing to your first home? You may recall feelings of exuberance, like you would on a carnival ride. Since then, however, the housing market rollercoaster has evolved and is currently experiencing a plateau and gradual decline. Why is that, with an economy that is currently thriving and the millennial generation “adulting” at long last?

An International Women’s Day Reflection

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
–Eleanor Roosevelt

Yesterday, the world celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD). Across social media, empowering quotes and photos were shared along with encouraging messages. Overall, IWD is an uplifting day filled with champagne and inspiration; however, it can be simultaneously humbling.

Relocation Mistakes of the Wealthy

There are a lot of things to consider when moving to another country. If you’re considered one of the rich or super-rich (having a net worth of more than $500 million), relocating to another country involves many factors that need to be considered to even justify the move.

Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner (next Wednesday, to be exact) so if you’ll be one of the many celebrating it this year, we hope you’re ready for it! We all know the usual things that come with the holiday, such as red roses and chocolates, but there are probably a few things you didn’t know about February 14.

More Young College Graduates Are Staying Local

The world is your oyster when you’re a young college graduate. A person’s early twenties are the most common time to relocate to another state due to the new possibilities after graduation. However, statistics show that more than ever, recent college graduates are refraining from leaving the state they originated from.

The Winter Move

If you’re familiar with the moving industry, you know that the busiest time to move during the year is during the months of May through September. But what if you’re looking to move outside of this timeframe, especially if it’s during winter? Are there benefits of doing this?

The Relocation Package

If you’re considering accepting a job either a state over, across the country, or even in a different country, the company hiring you will most likely be providing a relocation package to assist with expenses. If this is the case, what should you expect to be part of the offer?

Events To Watch Out For In 2018

A new year means new events! We’re 12 days into 2018 and if you have a New Year's resolution you’re committed to following, we hope it’s still intact. 2017 had a lot of great events, and 2018 is no different. You may be aware of some, but here’s a list of events to check out!

Building Connections In A New Area

People move for a variety of reasons, such as for a new job, or for their significant other. Sometimes, a person is just looking for a change of scenery and a fresh start. Once you move, you’ll have to create a whole new network of connections, ranging from professional contacts to friendships. Since this can be overwhelming, where does one start?

Cheers To 2017 – A Fantastic Year

2017 is about to come to a close and it was a great year for Arpin Van Lines! A lot of cool things happened, such as ranking #1 AGAIN in “Customer Satisfaction” according to Trippel Survey & Research’s 23rd Annual Nationwide Relocating Employee Survey and having a record year with participation for Wreaths Across America.

Happy Holidays From Arpin Van Lines!

Here at Arpin, we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a belated Happy Hanukkah! For those that celebrated Hanukkah, we hope that you had a fantastic eight days of celebration (Hanukkah took place this year from December 12-20).

National Wreaths Across America Day

This Saturday, December 16, 2017, is National Wreaths Across America Day. During December, wreaths are transported to veterans’ cemeteries where they’ll be placed on every single grave. Not only does this take place at Arlington National Cemetery, but at over 1,200 additional locations as well. Volunteers come from all over the country to make this special event possible.

Spirits Lifted: A Lesson in Humility

No more howling wind, no more torrential rain; the floods have dissolved and the gusts have died down. However, despite hurricane season technically ending on the last day of November, many cities still face arduous months of recovery ahead of them. Specifically, villages in Puerto Rico continue to lack electricity and fundamental supplies such as food and water.

Best States For Business

This week, Forbes.com released their 2017 FORBES’ Best States for Business list and after ranking in the top five for twelve straight years, North Carolina finally takes the top spot! While the list has been around since 2006, only two other states have been number one – Utah and Virginia.

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