Self Moving Tips for Do-It-Yourself Moves

If you’ve carefully weighed your options and have made the bold decision to move on your own, then you should know that it’ll be entirely up to you, and your friends, to pull it through. There are many things to be taken care of before you can call your self-moving adventure a success, such as quality packing supplies, moving equipment, renting a truck, moving labor, etc.
This special selection of DIY moving tips will help you take some of the enormous pressure off your shoulders and streamline the whole self-move at the same time.

How to move a washing machine by yourself

Your household move is just around the corner and there are so many things you are yet to take care of before the move-out day itself. Together with figuring out how to pack up and move your large furniture pieces, another major concern of yours will be how to transport your heavy household appliances from

How to recycle moving boxes?

After all the efforts you have invested in finding cardboard boxes to pack up and transport your things, it won’t make much sense to just throw them away without considering some good ways to dispose of used moving boxes after your house move is already a fact. Even if you managed to get your moving

How to tell my parents I’m moving out?

It must feel good to move out of your parents’ home, get your long-awaited independence, and become the master of your own fate. In an ideal world, you would just pack up your stuff, say goodbye to your mom and dad, walk out the front door, and, certain of the rightness of your brave decision,

How to move a wardrobe?

Your wardrobe may or may not conceal the entrance to a secret passage; there may or may not be a monster in the closet; the old dresser may or may not be an exquisite antique of great value – whatever the peculiarities of your clothes storage unit, two things are certain: It is the piece

How to protect floors when moving?

Regardless of whether you’re moving out of a rental unit (you need your security deposit back, remember?) or you’re moving out of your own house or apartment (thinking of selling your place anytime soon?), it’s very important that you leave that home in good overall condition to save yourself from perfectly avoidable problems later on.

How to move into a high rise apartment?

Moving into a new home can be rather tough even without additional complications such as moving big furniture and heavy cardboard boxes up multiple stories, fitting bulky household items inside claustrophobic elevators, and worst of all – observing an excess of rules and regulations governed by the building management. Yes, we’re referring to moving into

What not to put in a storage unit, and why?

Self-storage has been one of the fastest-growing sectors of the commercial real estate for the last 4 decades. According to the Self Storage Association, out of the 59,500 self-storage facilities in the entire world, 52,500 primary and secondary facilities are located right here in the United States. A recent study shows that roughly 10% of

How to move with plants?

House plants can transform any home into a welcoming oasis of warmth and beauty. But the greatest thing about plants is that they are not just soulless decorations that will beautify your place (like a painting or a vase, for example) – they are living organisms filling up your living space with radiant charm and

How to ship pets across country?

So, it’s a fact – you’re about to move house and things are getting kind of chaotic around the house. Time is sprinting towards moving day and you feel like you’ve fallen behind schedule. The pressure is on! Will you be able to finish all the required tasks before the big day comes around? Only

How to pack fragile items for moving?

It is an undeniable fact that it will be your fragile household items – glassware, chinaware, delicate furniture pieces (antiques), electronic equipment, artwork, mirrors, lamps, musical instruments and so on – that may suffer considerable damage during a household move if the required safety measures are not taken when packing them. Sometimes it takes as

How to pack hangers for a move?

Moving house can be tough, there’s no question about it. However, the good news is that a residential move is supposed to be a joint effort, and adequate and timely help – in one form or another – is always close by. All you have to do, basically, is reach out and ask for assistance.

Why do people move house?

Sooner or later it will happen to you too – you’ll be getting ready to move to another home. Before you know it, you’ll be hunting for (free) cardboard boxes and reading moving reviews in the hope of securing a moving company that is both genuinely affordable and offers genuinely outstanding moving services at the

How to move with no money saved?

Moving house can be both a stressful and expensive experience so it’s no wonder that the majority of people faced with a residential move, be it a short distance or a long distance one, try very hard to find good ways to lower the levels of relocation stress and, much more often – to bring

How to safely move a grandfather clock?

If you happen to own a grandfather clock, chances are good that it has been passed down to you from previous generations as a highly valued family heirloom. In such a case, it’s only natural that you’ll want the antique clock to remain in the family – intact and in good condition – for the

How to tell my friends I’m moving away?

Let’s be honest here: who has enough time to do all the tasks in their moving calendars? Personal moving checklists can be great guiding tools throughout the preparation period but it’s Mr. Time that will ultimately determine how many of the included tasks are actually done. Do you have enough time for all the jobs