Wednesday December 11, 2013
Does having the wrong box mean your move will go wrong?
Not necessarily. So while it might seem obvious that having the right moving box isn't going to make or break your move, what isn't as obvious is that having the right type of box will help ensure your stuff arrives at its new home all in one piece.
And it'll probably also save you time and money and a few days stuck on the couch with a sore back or strained muscles from lifting boxes that are too heavy or too cumbersome to manage.
So find out what kind of boxes are available, what you might need to move your stuff, then get packing.
Monday December 9, 2013
Two months before the big day and you're not quite sure where to start? Take a look at our 8 week countdown to moving. With tips and tricks on getting organized, you'll find yourself ticking off the tasks faster and easier than you thought.
Of course, it helps to get the rest of the family involved, which is the first rule of moving: when you can, delegate!
Monday December 9, 2013
We all have them: toasters, mixers, blenders, food processors and coffee makers. And how many of us, after purchasing and unpacking and assembling, keep the original box and accompanying styrofoam pieces?
Not me. I recycle the box as fast as I can. I hate having boxes pile up in the closet. So, if you're like me, then you'll need to pack your small appliances in boxes that may be too big and without the handy precut packing blocks. So, take a look at this step-by-step guide to help you prepare all your small appliances for moving. And make sure they arrive safely; especially that most-needed friend, the coffee maker!
Friday December 6, 2013
A reader is moving from a tiny studio apartment in the heart of the city to a larger space in the suburbs. She says her stuff amounts to under 10 boxes, a few pieces of furniture and lots of plants. She's afraid that her lack of "stuff" will make it difficult to hire movers to help her get to her new home.
There are probably lots of people in this situation - young adults moving out on their own for the first time, seniors who may be moving in with family, students moving to and from a dorm, or like our reader who is simply looking to move from a one-room home to a two-bedroom apartment.
While some movers prefer to move large households (i.e., bigger contracts), there are lots of companies who'll be more than willing to move smaller places. You just need to know how to find them. Learn more.