Moving Aquariums: A Delicate Process That Could Tank

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…

Do I Need Mattress Covers for My Move?

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…

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

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…

Tips for Smooth Moving If You Have a Disability

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…

Must-Know Tips for Moving With Major Appliances

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…

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

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…

Handle With Care: Childproofing Your Move

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…

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

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…