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9 Things to Consider Before Moving Yourself

 

 

Do-it-yourself moving is a great option for people who have the time, the support and the strength to see it through. DIY MovingThat said, there is a misconception that all it takes is a rental truck and a buddy. There is a lot more that goes into moving, so if you are considering a DIY option, make sure you understand what you are getting into. In all of my years in the moving business, I’ve heard horror stories of DIY moving gone wrong and, most of the time, they occur because people were not honest with themselves about risk, as well as their own capability to do the job.

Seven Tips for Moving in Winter Weather

Moving in Winter WeatherWe hate to be the bearers of bad news but winter is coming…and that means moving in the cold, rain, snow and ice. Moving is hard in nice weather, but when it’s miserable outside the challenge is magnified. In order to successfully move in the winter movers have to be prepared for all conditions and customers have to have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.

How to Help Your Movers During a Heatwave

Summer Heat WaveSummer moving season is in full swing, but so is a severe heat wave. In fact, temperatures along the east coast this weekend are expected to extend well above the 100 degree mark in many places. Statistics show that most areas are experiencing temperatures between five and 15 degrees above the local average for this time of year. This puts those working outdoors or doing any heavy lifting in a dangerous position, including your movers.

Items You Should Not Pack When Moving

Items to Avoid Packing When MovingWe get asked all the time what should packed for the truck and what should be packed in the car or suitcase. This is a great question. Anyone who is moving should know what can, and cannot, go on the truck, as well as which items are best left in the care of the family.

 

My List of Must Have Supplies for Packing

List of Must Have Packing Supplies for MovingHaving packed countless moving boxes for customers, I can tell you that the more prepared you are before you start, the better off (and less stressed out) you will be. Give yourself plenty of time – and remember that you may not be able to drop everything to devote an entire day to packing, so it’s a good idea to attack it in chunks, between your other pre-move activities.

Before you even think about getting started, you will need to pick up some packing supplies that will make your life easier. Keep them all in one place so that as you jump in and out of packing mode, you know where everything is.

 

9 Questions to Consider Before Moving Yourself

Moving YourselfDo-it-yourself moving is a great option for people who have the time, the support and the strength to see it through. That said, there is a misconception that all it takes is a rental truck and a buddy. There is a lot more that goes into moving, so if you are considering a DIY option, make sure you understand what you are getting into. In all of my years in the moving business, I’ve heard horror stories of DIY moving gone wrong and, most of the time, they occur because people were not honest with themselves about risk, as well as their own capability to do the job.

If you are considering moving yourself, ask yourself these questions before you decide is moving yourself is the best option for you: