Short-Distance Moving Tips
Moving your earthly possessions from one household to another is exhausting. After the move itself, you may find yourself slumped in your new living room, staring blankly at sealed boxes still full of stuff.
Unpacking is almost like a second move; you need time to organize and arrange the new house or apartment. It can take days, even weeks, and...
Moving is a pain no matter how you slice it. But if you go the DIY route and wrench your back wrestling a double-door fridge, that pain may stay with you for life to remind you of your dogged determination to save a few bucks. Lifting injuries are common. For someone inexperienced and untrained to […]
You have to move. Immediately. What next? Most people plan a move several months in advance. This gives them time to organize, clean their homes, and pack leisurely. But sometimes, a last-minute move can’t be avoided. Maybe you received an unexpected job offer in another state, and the boss wants you on-site in a week. […]
Hiring the right moving company is one of the bigger decisions you’ll ever face. Online reviews can help, but they don’t always tell the whole story. They can be bought or posted by trolls and unscrupulous competitors. And even if you do your research, there’s no guarantee that everything will go smoothly on moving day. […]
We always take special care of fragile collectibles when we’re moving. We secure furniture with extra padding and label boxes to ensure things don’t get lost or misplaced. But we sometimes forget about electronics. Most household electronics are durable enough for everyday use; moving is another story. It doesn’t take much to scratch or crack […]
Most moving companies can’t transport the following items by federal law and internal policy. If you’re caught trying to move them by moving truck, you and the moving company could be subject to fines or other penalties. If you must move these items, please do so by car. Hazardous Materials Things that are flammable, corrosive, […]
Moving Boxes Vs Shipping Boxes: Is There a Difference? Yes, there is a difference! Shipping boxes are often free — you may already have a few lying about the house, or you may be planning a night of dumpster diving behind the local office supply store. All kidding aside, most moving boxes don’t differ much […]
These tips will help you navigate the potential pitfalls of moving. There are so many things to consider! Here, we’ll cut to the chase and list only the important stuff. Planning Your Move Start early Almost everyone has more than they think they do, and almost no one leaves enough time to pack it. The […]
Wrapping How Tos Before packing cartons, you’ll need to wrap most items to protect them from scratching and breakage. There are a variety of materials available, including bubble pack, foam peanuts, and tissue. However, most professionals use bundles of clean, unprinted newsprint. Start by placing a small stack of paper on a flat, uncluttered table […]