Moving Tips

A moving and packing tips blog to help you stay on top of your move.

  • Moving away gift ideas – goodbye gifts for friends moving away

    Moving away gift ideas – goodbye gifts for friends moving away

    There is little doubt that you’re going to be sad and miserable when someone you care about is moving away. You’re parting ways and no matter how much you try to keep in touch, things will never...

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  • How to pack with bubble wrap

    How to pack with bubble wrap

    Without a shadow of a doubt, bubble wrap provides the best possible protection for delicate, fragile, sensitive or just any easily breakable (oddly-shaped) items from scratches, dents, breakage,...

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  • DO’S and DON’TS when packing furniture for moving

    DO’S and DON’TS when packing furniture for moving

    Without a doubt, the most crucial task when packing for a move is to protect your belongings so that they arrive in the new home in the exact same condition in which they have left the old one....

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  • 10 Tips for moving as a single parent

    10 Tips for moving as a single parent

    The task of moving to a new home is pretty tough even for couples who are not raising children on their own. And for single parents, moving house is quite a serious challenge to overcome. Most...

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  • Comment on What to know when moving to a bigger house by Jenna Hunter

    Comment on What to know when moving to a bigger house by Jenna Hunter

    My sister is thinking about buying a bigger house to accommodate more children. It would be really helpful if a professional could help her find the right one. I'll be sure to pass on these tips...

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  • Comment on 10 Steps to select a good mover by Jeff Wilcox

    Comment on 10 Steps to select a good mover by Jeff Wilcox

    I like the tip that you gave to choose a moving service that offers cost estimates. My wife and I have been talking about finding a moving service. If we do, I will be sure to look for one that...

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  • Should you move after retirement?

    Should you move after retirement?

    Moving after retirement seems like the logical choice – once you hang up your hat, there is nothing to stop you from packing up and moving to your dream location: be it someplace warm or someplace...

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  • Comment on What to do when movers are packing your stuff by Stefan Bradley

    Comment on What to do when movers are packing your stuff by Stefan Bradley

    Thanks for mentioning to defrost and clean out your refrigerator prior to moving it out of the house. I will be moving to a new home soon with my wife and want to make sure that we are able to...

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  • Comment on Is it better to move furniture or buy new? by Sarah Packer

    Comment on Is it better to move furniture or buy new? by Sarah Packer

    My husband and I are planning on moving soon but we didn't know what we should do with our furniture. I didn't think to ask questions like "Is your furniture made of quality materials and crafted...

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  • Comment on How to choose long distance movers by Daphne Gilpin

    Thanks for the tip to research the reputation of movers by checking websites that specialize in reviews of moving services. My husband and I will be moving across the state soon, so I want to make...

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  • Comment on 10 Steps to select a good mover by Jeff Wilcox

    I like the tip that you gave to choose a moving service that has a good reputation. My wife and I have been talking about finding a moving service to help us if we choose to get help with moving...

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  • How to motivate yourself to unpack after moving

    How to motivate yourself to unpack after moving

    Sometimes unpacking can prove to be trickier than packing. But why, you may wonder. The task of packing for a move has a clear deadline – Moving day, while the unpacking job does not really have...

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  • Comment on What to expect from professional movers by Penelope Smith

    Comment on What to expect from professional movers by Penelope Smith

    This is some really good information about furniture removal. It is good to know that you should get the driver of the trucks name and phone number. That does seem like a good thing to get in case...

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  • Comment on 10 Steps to select a good mover by Katie Wilson

    Thanks for these tips on how to find a good realtor. I agree that you want to check with what the BBB has to say about them before you choose them. I'm looking for someone to help relocate me...

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  • Comment on What to do when you want to move and your spouse doesn’t? by Yuri

    My wife and I currently live in Alaska, and I absolutely hate it here. I've been here all my life (25 years), and she has been here since she was 7. My dad passed away a couple of years ago, and...

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  • Comment on 10 Steps to select a good mover by Marcus Coons

    Comment on 10 Steps to select a good mover by Marcus Coons

    It helped a lot when you mentioned how you should consider the online reputation of a company before hiring them. It is always a good idea to do this so you know what their reputation is in your...

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  • 5 reasons to get multiple moving quotes for your relocation

    5 reasons to get multiple moving quotes for your relocation

    When planning a house move, you’ll be looking for useful moving tips, appropriate packing materials, and reliable movers: You can find plenty of practical information and good advice on moving...

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  • Comment on What not to put in a storage unit, and why? by Camille Devaux

    Comment on What not to put in a storage unit, and why? by Camille Devaux

    I was thinking about getting in self storage services for my move. Keeping away from a places that don't have good security for your valuables. Checking that you are keeping these valuables in...

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  • Comment on 5 signs you packed your boxes WRONG by Hazel Owens

    Comment on 5 signs you packed your boxes WRONG by Hazel Owens

    I liked your comment on how large cardboard boxes are meant to hold light items while small boxes are intended to hold heavy things. My sister is planning on moving to a house closer to her work....

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  • Comment on Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations? by Jean Taylor

    Comment on Do rental trucks have to stop at weigh stations? by Jean Taylor

    My husband and I are moving a few states over because he was able to get a really great job in Nevada. Your information that moving trucks weighing less than 10,000 lbs don't need to stop at the...

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