Tag: do it yourself moving

Three Services That Are Worth the Expense During a Move

 

 

I’m a bargain queen and you can typically find me offering friends and family advice on how and where to get the best deal for everything. However, I am also a big fan of comfort and convenience and there are just some things worth3 services worth the expense during a move spending for. And honestly, in my opinion, moving is one of them. No matter how organized and prepared you are for an upcoming move, it is a ton of work. The cleaning, the packing, the physical move, the unpacking, it all takes a ton of time and a ton of effort. After my last move (for a while since my fiancé and I are finally homeowners!), I came up with this list of three things that I believe are always worth paying for when it comes to moving.

3 Tips to Stay Sane While Settling In

 

 

Stay sane while settling inAnd in the blink of an eye, summer is ending. Summer’s end means a lot of things, but in the household moving industry, it means a sigh of relief. The busiest time of year has yet again come to a close and while moving companies may be catching their breath, those of you who just moved may be feeling the opposite as it can be overwhelming to settle in to a new home after a move. Homes in transition have a tendency to drive people a little bit crazy but it’s really important to take care of yourself and your family so that your new house can truly start to feel like home. So, how can you keep calm and settle on after a move?

Moving? How to Label Your Boxes

 

I’m a bit of an organizational freak so I kind of enjoy the process of packing before a move. It’s a way for me to de-clutter and organize my home and I like using a system to make the un-packing process as simple as possiblePacking for Moving. However, I know that most people find packing to be a tedious and somewhat frustrating chore so I figured I’d spend some time today going over a few ways to make it less exasperating. They key is organization and labeling. You may think that how you mark your packed boxes is the least of your concerns, but it can make a big difference in your move.  

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.

Three Common Moving Nightmares and How to Avoid Them

 

 

Moving is stressful. There’s no doubt about it. But that doesn’t mean it has to be horrible. We’ve heard all the avoid moving nightmaresnightmare moving stories there are to hear. I’m talking really scary stuff. I mean, before I had any experience, I even lived through some! Luckily, with some simple tips and precautions, moving nightmares are completely avoidable.

Packing Yourself? Plan Ahead

 

 

I think it’s safe to say that when it comes to moving, aside from the home sale process, packing is the most dreaded aspect of a move. If you are moving with a moving company, the packers can complete packing for an average move packing yourself? plan aheadon the day before your goods are loaded on the van. It’s amazing how quickly they work. If you are packing yourself, however, you should allow more time – several weeks if possible. Since it’s unlikely that you will be able to drop everything to devote an entire day to packing, plan to work at it between your other pre-move activities. The best thing you can do is to devise a plan and then stick to it.

How to Pack and Store Your Summer Clothes

 

 

Packing for MovingWell guys, it’s official. Summer is over. The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, and the temperature has been dropping. While it’s not winter yet, it may be time to start swapping out your summer clothes for some cooler weather wear. I know a lot of people don’t think too far into this process but there are actually some do’s and don’ts for both packing and storing your summer clothes whether you are getting ready for a move or not.

How and Why to Create a Home Inventory

 

 

How to Build a Home InventoryDo you have a working list of all of your belongings? Before I started working with Holman in 2012, that question was laughable to me because of course I didn’t. Why would I? It never occurred to me to keep track of all of my things in lists so that I would be better prepared for a move. But, now, the concept is clear to me. Building a home inventory is one of my tips for how to be organized when taking account of your household items whether you are moving soon or not.

How to Pack Glassware

 

How to Pack GlasswareAbout a year ago, two of my best friends got married and just last month, they bought their first home together. While they are both ecstatic, I can hear the stress in their voices as they fill me in on the moving process. Kim, the lovely bride, is worried that Bill, her devoted husband, is going to break some of their valuables while packing. They received brand new glassware and china as wedding gifts last year and naturally, Kim wants to do everything she can to preserve their valuable, very delicate, home goods.

Must Have Packing Supplies

 

must have packing suppliesI have moved at least once a year every year for the past seven years and I’ve gone from a complete amateur to somewhat of a pro, if I do say so myself. A friend of mine is moving out of her apartment and into a house she just purchased and asked if I could help her pack. I know that most people groan at the idea of helping somebody move, but I am an organization nerd and was eager to say yes. Besides, she didn’t ask me to help on moving day; she just wants a little help with the packing process. Sold. Anyway, I asked if she needed me to pick up any supplies on my way over but she told me that she was all set. “Just bring some wine if you’ve got any!” she said.