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 pack hanging clothes for moving

Packing clothes for a move is an essential stage in any home moving process. Sooner or later, you’ll reach that point in time when you’ll have to pack up your clothes… unless, of course, you’ve hired professional packers to do that for you. We’ve already covered the important topic of how to prepare your clothes

What to keep when moving

One of the best things about the home moving process is that you get the unique chance to declutter your current house or apartment by going through your things, one by one, and getting rid of anything you don’t intend to use in the future. A good opportunity to purge your home may not come

How to pack lamps for moving

Packing lamps for moving is fairly straightforward – you only need to follow a few safety rules when packing those fragile and breakable sources of light and things will be quite alright when you arrive in your new home. In addition to the added fragility, another challenge when packing lamps for a move is that

Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations?

It is no secret that a house move takes a lot of planning and effort – every single stage of the relocation process requires detailed research, meticulous organization, careful preparation, and plenty of hard work in order to go smoothly and successfully. Using professional moving services will relieve you of most of the burden –

How to pack a storage unit

Renting a self-storage unit can be an excellent solution during the home-moving process because you get that extra storage space where you can temporarily store some of your stuff until the transitional period is over. If used wisely, a storage unit of the right size can prove to be a smart way to fix your

How to pack a large mirror for moving

Do you remember how many years of bad luck a broken mirror will bring? Well, it doesn’t really matter because thanks to these mirror packing tips, your large mirror will survive any house move perfectly intact. Large mirrors can be rather expensive to replace if the worst happens to them: their frames get damaged in

How to move a motorcycle cross country

It’s funny that you should be interested in how to move a motorcycle across country when motorcycles are, in fact, excellent methods of transport. Can’t you just ride your bike to reach your end destination? Well, it’s never that simple, is it? When it’s time to move to another home, driving a motorcycle cross country

How to pack tools for moving

Moving to a new home can be rather difficult even without any additional complications like having to organize an emergency move (too little time) or being forced to move out with a limited budget (too little money). Not surprisingly, one of the things that can make each household move a real challenge is the task

How to move an armoire by yourself

An armoire is an elegant and functional standalone cabinet with drawers, shelves, and sometimes hanging space that offers extra storage for your clothes and other personal items. Armoires can be exceedingly heavy because they are usually made of solid wood, and that fact makes them really difficult to move when the time has come for

How to move a wood stove by yourself

Wood-burning stoves prove to be superb sources of renewable heat during the cold days and months of the year. As an added bonus, the majority of wood stoves are pretty charming and they do tend to radiate a sense of comfort and coziness throughout a home when they are burning. The mere thought of controlling

How to pack valuables when moving house

Packing and moving valuable items such as paintings, antique objects, priceless fine china set, jewelry pieces, electronic equipment, family heirlooms, and important or even irreplaceable documents poses a rather different type of relocation challenge compared to packing and moving clothes and books, for example. The thing is that nothing will happen when you drop a

How to pack trophies when moving

Your residential move has just been confirmed, and you’re about to take the preliminary exploration tour around your home with the purpose of deciding which household items you will take with you to the new residence, and which ones you will leave behind. You’ve read some good moving tips and you know perfectly well that

How to move a dining room table

Moving house poses a great number of difficult problems, considerable risks, and big quandaries that need a good solution if the relocation process is to have any chance of success. One of the greatest of these moving house dilemmas is whether to sell your old belongings or take them to your new home. While it

How to pack a chandelier for moving

A chandelier can be a beautiful, radiant and expensive centerpiece in any home, and the last thing you’d want is to see it damaged during a house move. The chandelier you own may even be infused with an overdose of sentimental value, therefore it’s essential that you pay extra attention when you’re packing a chandelier for