Items to Move Yourself Even When Hiring a Moving Company

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Moving companies have the equipment and expertise necessary to move most household items, including the oddly shaped, overly heavy and otherwise hard-to-move things you own. There are some things you shouldn’t send with a moving company when you relocate, though. Here are some items you’ll want to move yourself even when you hire a moving company.

How to Protect Your Back When Moving

One of your biggest fears when moving may be that you’ll strain or injure your back. All of the packing, lifting, and loading can be tough on your body, and especially on your back. However, most injuries are avoidable if you follow these tips to protect your back during a move. 1. Lift Properly You’ve probably heard the advice to … Read More

5 Tips For Decluttering Before A Big Move

If you just move to the other side of town, you can haul all your belongings without any big problem. When you move from one state to another, or even to another country, hauling everything gets tricky — and expensive. Whether you downsize or not, get rid of items you don’t use or that you can easily replace. Below are … Read More

4 Tips for Moving Into an Apartment

There are certain moving-related challenges that you come across regardless of the size of your new home. You have to figure out how to best pack your fine china and other delicate items, how to squeeze moving into your already tight schedule, and where to put everything as you unpack. If you are moving into an apartment, however, you’re about … Read More

Are You Pregnant and Moving? What You Need to Know

Are you moving — and expecting? Moving while you’re pregnant presents a special set of challenges. But that doesn’t mean you should stress over the here-to-there process. If you’re pregnant and moving, take a look at the top tips to follow. Get the Go-Ahead How much can you safely help during the move? If you’re not sure, talk to your … Read More

The First Week: Make Settling Into Your New Home Easier

When planning a move, people often assume that once they arrive at their new home, the hard part is over. But that first week — when you’re settling into a new job, getting the kids used to a new school, and still trying to find a place for your knickknacks — can be just as busy and challenging as the … Read More

Typical Moving Restrictions and the Reasons Behind Them

If you plan to relocate soon, you should know the restrictions moving companies have on what they can and cannot carry. These restrictions may inconvenience you, but the movers have good reasons for them. Below are some of the common moving restrictions and why moving companies have them.

3 Packing And Moving Myths, Debunked

Whether you buy a new home or relocate for work or to be closer to family, moving can be a long and stressful process. But while the thought of moving can be stressful, a great deal of people still move each year. In fact, recent reports estimate 40 million Americans move each year. If you plan to move soon, proper … Read More

Packing Your Kitchen for a Remodel? Storage and Packing Tips

If you’re undergoing a major kitchen remodel in the next few months, you’ll probably have to pack up and store most of your kitchen belongings. The items you keep in your kitchen are different from other items in your home in that they tend to be very breakable (like dishes), heat sensitive (like appliances), and even perishable. Because of these … Read More

Precautions to Prevent Damage to Items During a Move

If you want to move, you should plan how you will keep your items safe during the move before your moving day comes. Otherwise, you may have to replace or repair your items due to damage during relocation. Here are some precautions you can take to safeguard your goods. Use Appropriate Moving Boxes You have to get your packing right … Read More