3 06, 2017

Moving Aquariums: A Delicate Process That Could Tank

2017-06-03T18:39:24-05:00June 3rd, 2017|Blog|

Most pets require special attention during a move, but moving aquariums with live fish is among the most difficult tasks during relocation. Because of the extensive effort and risk involved in moving aquariums, you may want to consider other options—such as selling or giving the aquarium and fish to a friend. You can always start fresh with new fish in your new home. That said, it isn’t impossible to move the tank [...]

1 06, 2017

Do I Need Mattress Covers for My Move?

2017-06-01T18:37:50-05:00June 1st, 2017|Blog|

While it may not top your list of moving concerns, your mattress is actually one of your most important possessions. If your mattress helps you sleep soundly, it should be treated with care when it comes time to move: get mattress covers! To take care of your bedding, consider purchasing mattress covers or bags prior to your move. While bags or covers aren’t required [...]

29 05, 2017

The Great Moving Box Debate: Keep ’Em or Toss ’Em?

2017-05-29T18:15:05-05:00May 29th, 2017|Blog|

Whether you are anticipating a move or just completed one, nothing seems as precious as moving boxes. Dragging those invaluable cardboard containers—which you spent weeks collecting from neighbors, co-workers, packing stores, and maybe an upscale supermarket or two—to the curb is kind of like parting with your favorite pair of jeans. Separation is tough. There they are: your lovely, sturdy receptacles, just sitting there. So potentially useful. But you’ve [...]

25 05, 2017

Tips for Smooth Moving If You Have a Disability

2017-05-25T16:09:19-05:00May 25th, 2017|Blog|

Moving is hard for anyone, much less if you have a physical impairment or a disability. The process doesn’t change much—pack boxes, hire movers, head to new house, unpack … and maybe convince friends to help at some point—but there are a few tips that can help a move go a little smoother for those who need extra help. 1. Conduct a home assessment [...]

25 05, 2017

Must-Know Tips for Moving With Major Appliances

2017-05-25T01:39:07-05:00May 25th, 2017|Blog|

You’re moving to a new place, and you need to take steps to protect your investments. Refrigerators, washing machines and dryers likely are some of the most expensive items you own, and they deserve special attention when you’re moving with major appliances. Before you move these appliances, make sure to clean them thoroughly. You’ll also want to leave time to ensure they dry properly post-cleanse before they go [...]

21 05, 2017

Get Organized and Avoid Losing Items During Your Move

2017-05-21T16:07:32-05:00May 21st, 2017|Blog|

No matter how much care we take when packing, something always manages to get lost. Whether movers actually lose boxes or a cherished item was stuffed into an unfamiliar box at the last minute, the likelihood that something will go missing seems to be roughly 100%. But it doesn’t have to be that way If you stop, take a step back, take a deep breath and think realistically about your [...]

17 05, 2017

How Do I Get a Big Couch Through a Tiny Door?

2017-05-17T03:59:03-05:00May 17th, 2017|Blog|

After weeks of preparation and a day (or more) of intense physical labor, Operation: New House is finished. You’re almost all moved in. Stand tall, soldier, and breath in the sweet, sweet smell of cardboard. For it smells of victory. But, there’s a big problem. In your eagerness to pack up your old place, you may have overestimated the width of your new doorway. [...]

13 05, 2017

Don’t Leave Home Without Them: 5 Must-Have Items for Moving Day

2017-05-13T03:58:40-05:00May 13th, 2017|Blog|

Things get crazy on moving day. Stuff breaks, the movers are late, you come across a drawer you thought you’d emptied. You get the picture. There’s no way to predict what kind of shenanigans are in store, so the best you can do is be prepared and have the right supplies for those just-in-case moments on the horizon. We’ve come up with five indispensable items that [...]

10 05, 2017

Handle With Care: Childproofing Your Move

2017-05-10T03:57:05-05:00May 10th, 2017|Blog|

For parents with young children, moving isn’t just about getting their stuff from Point A to Point B. It’s also about making sure their kids don’t hurt themselves during the chaos. Fun! There are no set rules on how to childproof your move, but a little bit of common sense goes a long way toward keeping your kid out of urgent care. First and [...]

4 05, 2017

To Pay or Not to Pay for Packing, That Is the Question

2017-05-04T03:56:49-05:00May 4th, 2017|Blog|

Moving isn’t a cheap undertaking, so it’s understandable that people want to cut costs whenever possible. Take packing services, for example. Are they worth the money? We’d like to give you a definitive yes or no answer, but it truly depends on your individual set of circumstances. But make no mistake: Packing services do offer several big advantages. First, they save you time and [...]

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