Sunday May 19, 2013
Once all the packing and moving is completed, now comes the fun part - settling in. For children and teens, this may be the hardest adjustment they have to make. Saying goodbye to old friends was difficult, and settling into a new neighborhood, a new home and new room can also be challenging.
To help ease the transition, check out these tips and suggestions to incorporate into the first few days after you've moved.
Tuesday May 14, 2013
When you're in the middle of your move and you're determined to squeeze that Oxford dictionary into an already-full box labeled books, remember that either you or your spouse or the mover will have to lift it. And what about that garbage bag full of linens? It looks like it will hold...that is if it doesn't encounter anything sharp.
Before you start second-guessing your packing skills, read these top 20 tips for ensuring your stuff is moved without exploding, leaking or breaking.
Wednesday May 8, 2013
I'll say this upfront: I don't recommend that you move a piano yourself, especially if you have to negotiate stairs or elevators or if you own a baby grand (or grand, for that matter!).
Pianos, while extremely heavy and awkward, are very fragile on the inside. But if you're set on moving a piano yourself, and you have enough helping hands, then here are some tips to ensure that you and your piano arrive in your new home, injury-free.
Monday May 6, 2013
I had an email from a woman who was moving from one end of the city to another, and she wanted to know the rules about tipping the movers. It's a good question and one that not many people ask or are even aware that such a tipping practice exists.
While I've had my share of bad movers, overall, the majority have done their job well. And when that happens, I certainly compensate the movers not only because a good job should always be rewarded, but also because I may need their services in future and a good tip will usually guarantee that they'll go that extra mile should I need them to.
Find out how much to tip and when in this moving FAQ.
Do you tip the movers? If so, leave a comment by clicking below and let us know your personal policy. If you don't tip, we also want to hear from you.