Category: Moving Advice

Tips for Packing and Moving Your House Plants

Traveling with Plants

Your house plants live and breathe just like you, so they require special care, especially during a big move. Before you pack your plants in the moving truck, there is some prep work that needs to be done so that your plants will arrive in their best condition. Here are some tips and tricks for… Read more »

How to Safely Move a Fish Tank to a New Home

Moving a thriving fish tank to a new home can be a little intimidating, but it’s far from impossible. With a little care and preparation, you’ll be able to transport your fish safely to their destination. Today we’ll show you how: Prepare the Fish Before you disassemble the tank, drain some tank water for your… Read more »

Helpful tips for Downsizing to a Smaller Home

Whether the kids have left home or you’re looking to save on your energy bills, downsizing to a smaller home can be a great move (no pun intended). However, to avoid clutter in your new space, you’ll need to move smart. Today we’ll offer a few tips for downsizing to a smaller home: Track How… Read more »

Qualities to Look for in a New Neighborhood

If you’re planning a move, you probably already have a checklist for your new home—a big backyard, lots of windows, a playroom for the kids. But remember that your neighborhood is just as important as the house itself. Here are some great qualities to look for in a new neighborhood: Walkability Even if you drive… Read more »

Get a Fresh Start in Your New Home with These Cleaning Tips

Congratulations! You’ve got the keys to your new home. Before you move in, however, there’s one more important step—a thorough house cleaning. This is likely the only opportunity you’ll have to clean without having to work around furniture and other belongings, so get a fresh start in your new home with these cleaning tips: Start… Read more »

How to Host a Fun, Stress-Free Housewarming Party

Your move is done. The boxes are (mostly) unpacked. Now, it’s time to show off your new place to friends and family. Today we’ll offer a few tips to help you host a fun, stress-free housewarming party: Give Yourself a Break Many people feel pressured to host their housewarming party right away, but you should… Read more »

Why Moving Can Be Good for You

Moving somewhere new is scary. Everything is strange and unfamiliar; you’re leaving most, if not all, of your friends and family behind; the move itself is always stressful; it can be lonely. While those things may be true about moving to a new place, it doesn’t mean it’s not exciting! Chances are, for every reason… Read more »

Tips for Moving to a New City on Your Own

Moving to a new neighborhood tends to be stressful enough, so you can probably imagine how overwhelming moving to a new city can be, especially if you don’t know anyone who lives there. But making a solo move to a new city can also be a very exciting and fulfilling experience—all you need to succeed… Read more »

How to Stay Organized in Your New Home

When you first move into a new home, the prospect of unpacking all your belongings can seem downright overwhelming. Fortunately, with a little planning and preparation, you can keep things neat and organized throughout the unpacking process. Check out a few of our favorite organizational tips below! Label boxes clearly before moving. If your goal… Read more »

Benefits of Working With a Professional Moving Company

Are you in the process of packing up your belongings in preparation for a move? Whether you’ve moving across the state or just a few miles down the road, you should consider hiring a team of professional movers to lend a hand. In today’s blog entry, we’ll address just a few of the many benefits… Read more »

Tips for Moving Large Furniture Pieces Through Small Doorways

When you’re in the process of moving, there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to fit a large, heavy piece of furniture through a doorway only to realize that—oops!—it doesn’t fit. This will have you mumbling all kinds of four-letter words under your breath as you try everything to get your furniture through the door. Below… Read more »

First Steps to Take When Moving Into a New Home

Moving into a new home is an exciting experience, but it can also be pretty overwhelming if you don’t have a clear plan in place. By making a list of the things you need to after moving in, you can keep everything more organized and make your move a total success. Here are just a… Read more »

Industry Statistics Illustrate How and Why Americans are Moving

Getting ready to pack up and move to a new home this season? You’re not alone. According to the most recent industry estimates from the American Moving & Storage Assocation (AMSA), about 11 percent of Americans—more than 35 million people—move every year. The reasons Americans cite for moving vary widely, but according to the AMSA… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Last-Minute Move

Moving tends to be a challenge even when you have months to prepare, so you can imagine how tough it can be to move at the last minute. There’s no doubt that this will be a stressful experience, but the good news is there are some simple steps you can take to make your last-minute… Read more »

Tips for Moving in Nasty Weather

Hurricane Florence is en route to the East Coast, and our area is likely to see some serious wind and rainfall by the end of the week. This got us thinking about some of the worst storms we’ve had to contend with in the past. Moving on rainy days is always a challenge, but bad… Read more »

Get Rid of These Unused Items Before You Move

Getting ready to move to a new home? Whether you’re moving across town or to a different state, this is a great opportunity to purge unwanted items that may have built up in your attic over the years. This will not only free up space in your new home, but also make the moving process… Read more »

Keep These Moving Tips in Mind This Summer

Getting ready to make a big move this season? Thanks to its generally favorable weather conditions and the fact that kids are on vacation from school, summer is a particularly popular time of year for homeowners to move. That said, there are a few special considerations to keep in mind if you plan on moving… Read more »

Kitchen Packing Tips for Your Next Move

Because of the sheer volume of items we keep tucked away in our cabinets, packing up a kitchen in preparation for a move can be a real challenge. There are all kinds of fragile kitchen items that can get broken during a move, so it’s important to plan carefully before you start putting things in… Read more »

These Handy Smartphone Apps Are Great for Moving

Did you know about 40 million Americans move each year? Some just move across town, while others move clear across the country. The good news is, these days you can find a variety of smartphone apps that are designed to make moving a little bit easier. Check out a few of our favorites below. Updater… Read more »

How to Make Your Next Move Easier on the Kids

Moving can be stressful for anyone, but it tends to be especially difficult for young children. If your son or daughter has spent most of their life living in your current home, they may have trouble adjusting to the idea of packing up their belongings and moving to a new home in an unfamiliar neighborhood…. Read more »

How to Make Your New House Feel More Like Home

Even after you move all your belonging into your new house, it can take a while before it really starts to feel like a home. This transition tends to be especially difficult for kids, but it can be hard for adults to get acclimated to their new environment as well. Change is always challenging, but… Read more »

How to Find the Right Storage Unit for Your Belongings

When you move to a new home, you may not have room for all of your belongings right away. You might need to remodel a bedroom first, for example, or install new storage options in the kitchen. That’s why many homeowners choose to move nonessential items to a storage unit until they’re ready to move… Read more »

How to Protect Sensitive Electronics During a Move

Packing your belongings for a move takes great care, especially when you’re dealing with sensitive electronics like computers and stereo equipment. Everything should be safe, secure and ready to be loaded onto the truck on moving day. Let’s look at a few steps you can take to make sure your electronics make it to their… Read more »

Helpful Tips for Moving With Pets

If you’re preparing to move with pets, you may be wondering how to transport them to their new home without causing unnecessary stress and discomfort. Animals are sensitive to change, and the moving process can make some pets nervous and confused. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to make the move a… Read more »

Ways to Make a Winter Move a Little Easier

Moving to a new home in the cold months of winter might seem like a tall order, but it can actually be a pretty smart strategy. To begin with, asking prices tend to be lower this time of year when the market slows down. Furthermore, moving companies tend to have more availability during the winter… Read more »

Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Move

Moving can get expensive if you aren’t careful, so it’s important to look for creative ways to cut costs. Working with an affordable professional moving company is a great place to start. Check out a few other ways you can save money during your next move below. Create a Budget If you don’t take control… Read more »

How to Safely Move Heavy Furniture and Boxes

Moving to a new home can require quite a bit of heavy lifting, and if you’re not prepared you might wind up injuring yourself in the process. Getting hurt isn’t going to make the moving process any easier, so it’s always a good idea to err on the side of caution when lifting heavy loads…. Read more »

Avoid Damaging Your Home During a Move With These Tips

During a move, one of the last things you want to do is damage your home in the process. If you damage a home on your way out, you could end up having to pay the new owner for costly repairs. If you damage a home as you’re moving in, you’ll wind up with one… Read more »

Don’t Make These Common Moving Mistakes

Moving can be incredibly stressful if you don’t prepare properly for it. There are some people who wait until the very last minute to come up with a game plan, and more often than not, it comes back to bite them. So if you are planning to move soon, make sure you take the time… Read more »