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.

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

How much does it cost to move an apartment?

Moving house is a unique period in a person’s life where tension usually runs high and time always runs faster than a sprinter towards the finish line. On top of that, various concerns and genuine worries tend to lodge into home movers’ minds and won’t leave them in peace until the house move is done

How to move antique furniture?

Have you ever looked at an antique and wondered what life-changing events and turbulent emotions it has witnessed throughout its long life? What kind of people have used it and what secrets it keeps? Antique furniture pieces have always been more than regular furnishing items – not only are they extremely beautiful and valuable, but

What to do the first night in a new house?

The first night in your new home can be a daunting, humbling, and even a bit scary experience. After the extra doses of stress, physical exhaustion, and mental fatigue your moving day must have brought upon you, you may choose the shortest possible route to the bed to have a well-deserved rest. What an excellent

How to drive a moving truck?

No matter how far your new home is located, a residential move tends to give you various options to approach most of the move related issues in order to select the relocation path that will prove beneficial for you on different levels. Moving from one home to another is often considered a stressful period where

How to host a housewarming party after the move?

Congratulations on your recent household move! Now, regardless of whether you’re a new home owner or a property renter, and irrespective of whether you have finished the unpacking project, or you’re roughly in the middle of it, or maybe you haven’t even started it, there is something you are probably really looking forward to –

Should I move closer to my family?

You never really know where life will take you, do you?  Even though the important decision you made back then at the crossroads seemed like the best one under the circumstances, the winding road after that life-changing choice proved to be much bumpier than you’d ever anticipated. Yes, moving forward often seems to be the

What are the best ways to move across town?

It’s hard to argue that a local move is almost always easier to execute than long a distance relocation to another part of the country. The key difference is, of course, the move distance between the two homes, and the greater that distance is, the bigger the transportation costs are. And what about all the

How does moving day work?

It’s possible that you start your busy preparation period to move out without really knowing what to expect on moving day. And that particular lack of understand how moving day works is often the major reason for the palpable build-up of stress as that important move-out date approaches with each passing day. To make things