In many homes, there is one piece that is a nightmare to move. It’s big, it’s awkward, it’s heavy…no one wants to touch it. The key to a piece like this is (a) to get as many hands on it as you can, and (b) to take your time. If you try to do it [...]
If you are moving into (or out of) a home that has wood floors, be very cautious on moving day. Wood floors scratch incredibly easily, and something as simple as sliding a box on a wood floor can cause damage. To help reduce the risk of damage, lay blankets down on the wood floor to [...]
Be sure to plan your move in a way that allows some flexibility for your moving date. Unpredictable things, such as bad weather, always have the potential to arise. Having flexibility built into your plan will greatly reduce the stress and chaos that these unpredictable events can often cause. (Photo by Jonas Kaiser on Unsplash)
If you decide to use a moving company for your move, be sure to do research to see if they will provide insurance for your belongings. Some companies provide this insurance, some do not. It is important to know what type of company you are using before you officially book them for your move.
Help yourself out with your move by renting or purchasing a moving dolly. If you have to move heavier items, or if you have a large number of boxes, a dolly can be one of your best friends. Using it makes difficult items much easier to move, allows boxes to be moved quickly and more [...]
If you are moving in the winter months, it is important to remember to bundle up. Going from the warm inside of a house to the freezing cold outside can quickly lead to cold-like symptoms. Stay healthy. Stay warm. (Photo by Heather Shevlin on Unsplash)
When driving your moving truck, always make wide turns! Especially when near curbs, it is important to watch your back tires to make sure they do not bump over anything. This bump could shake the truck, causing some of your belongings to break inside the back of the vehicle. The simple act of making wide [...]
When stacking boxes, whether it be in your house or on the moving truck, always put the heavy boxes on the bottom and the light boxes on top. This will keep your lighter boxes and their contents from being crushed by the heavier boxes.
Knowing where your boxes are going to end up in your new home is incredibly important. In order to stay organized and make the unpacking process more efficient, it is crucial that you label your boxes. This labeling can be done in a variety of ways, including writing the name of the room on the [...]
When moving, it can sometimes be tempting to attempt to pick up extremely heavy items by yourself. However, this can often lead to broken items and/or serious injury (both to your body and your pride). Always err on the side of safety, whether that means using a dolly or asking another person for help. After [...]