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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.

Three Ways to Avoid Identity Theft During a Move



Between packing, cleaning, planning, and keeping your normal life in order, protecting yourself from identity theft is three ways to avoid identity theft during a moveprobably not high on your moving to-do list. But it should be. Though you may not realize it, you are vulnerable to identity theft during a move. Important documents are moved from their safe and secure location and are more likely to be left out in the open while you prepare to (hopefully) carry them on your person on moving day. People are in and out of your house, things get misplaced, and if you’re stressed you may end up forgetting where you put certain things. Then there’s the mail forwarding: there could be a delay in your request leaving important private mail in the hands of your home’s new tenants or there could even be a mistake in the rerouting. These are all reasons to take the initiative to protect yourself.

Sorry, We Can’t Move That



I live in a fairly large apartment complex community. There are 13 buildings, each with three floors and 24 apartments and the community as a whole is known for its high turnover rate as the majority of people living here Do not pack itemsare saving to buy their first home. I’ve lived here for about a year and a half now and have watched dozens of movers come and go as singles, couples, and families move out of their apartments and into their homes. Blame it on my industry, but I am always intrigued by the moving process and have been able to talk to a lot of the people moving out about their experience. This past weekend I was shocked by one woman’s outrage toward her mover. She was incredibly upset because her movers would not move her exotic plant collection across state lines. An upset like this is easily avoided, as long as you are aware ahead of time of the things your movers cannot and will not move for you.

Moving Day Reminders


You’ve researched, planned, organized, coordinated, and packed and moving day has finally arrived. Are you ready?

Whether you are looking at your first move or your fifteenth, there are always some issues that are bound to come up. However, a smooth move is still a totally attainable goal as long as you remember the important stuff. Below are five important moving day reminders to remember on the big day.

Your 2015 Moving Resolution


moving resolutionHappy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful, happy, and safe holiday season filled with loved ones, laughs, good food, and some relaxation. I’ve been thinking a lot lately, as I’m sure many of you have been as well, about New Year’s Resolutions. What promises do I want to make myself for 2015 and what can I do to make sure I keep them? Most people go the fitness and healthy eating route, which is great! But I think it’s important to think of the other areas of our lives too. Are you saving up to buy a house? How much do you want to save by the end of the year? Are you moving for your or a spouse’s career? What can you do to stay happy in your career if you are moving for a loved one? Are you moving into a smaller home? How will you de-clutter and downsize without hurting anybody’s feelings? Whatever your situation may be, make yourself this moving resolution: “I will prepare.”


How to Move Your Darkroom


moving your darkroomDo you have any specialty hobbies? My dad, for example, loves to rebuild classic cars. He buys them super cheap at auctions and then spends time revamping them to show at car shows. My cousin started her own online bakery and bakes everything from her personal kitchen and then packages them up in her living room to be shipped. A friend of mine is big into photography and even converted her basement into a darkroom. All of these hobbies will translate into some form of special care during a move. Let’s use the darkroom example. What steps need to be taken in order to move a darkroom?

How to Move Your Grill

grillSummer is known for two things: the busy moving season and barbeques. Okay, maybe the busy moving season is just what my summers are about, but you know where I’m going with this. For families moving in the summer, packing and moving a barbeque grill could make or break later festivities. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as just loading it into the moving truck. In fact, if done incorrectly you could really be putting yourself and your movers in danger.

What NOT to Pack … Ever

what not to packWell, I am officially in Florida! I’m not sure if I mentioned this in past posts, but my boyfriend Matt moved three weeks ago while I finished up a few things in Delaware. Lucky for me, all the heavy lifting and actual moving of our household goods was taken care of by him and the pros. All I had to do was fly down this past weekend with my last suitcase of clothes, one carry on, and my laptop. Since our move was a bit unique, him leaving three weeks earlier with all of our things and me staying with friends until my move date, a lot of people have been asking me what exactly I had left to bring to our new home. Aside from the obvious, three week’s worth of clothes and my laptop, I have a few DO NOT PACK items that needed to travel on me personally as opposed to in a moving box.

Don’t Forget! 5 Often Forgotten Moving Day To-Do’s

Don't ForgetIt’s moving day! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you’re movers are going to arrive any moment…are you ready?

Most people only move once or twice in their lifetime, so it’s normal that moving day is a mystery to a lot of people. No matter how prepared people are, there are always some issues that are bound to come up. So, how can you guarantee a smooth move? Don’t forget the important stuff. Below are five things you should do on moving day.

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.