On your last move, do you remember which boxes had this or that? Were you searching for those needed items? This time, start a few ‘Open Me First Boxes‘ so that you can place much needed items that you will need access to as soon as you arrive. You can add ‘kitchen’ or ‘bath’ to the box as well. That way you will know what to open first when the boxes come off the truck.
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Use the right size boxes. Put heavy items, like books, in small boxes; light items, like linens and pillows, in bigger ones. (Large boxes packed with heavy items are a common complaint of professional movers. They not only make the job harder but also have a better chance of breaking.)
Put heavier items on the bottoms of boxes, lighter items on top. And if you’re loading the truck yourself,[...]
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Never pay a deposit for a mover upfront unless you agree to rent a truck yourself. Always wait and pay the total at the end of the move. The mover should have a policy how they take payment cash, check, certified check or credit cards.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any [...]
You have just accepted an offer on your home. Now what? This may be a daunting time, with no clear direction on where to start, but there are some good rules of thumb for getting started on organizing your move. Probably the very first step should be to start getting quotes from movers on how much they charge, as well as if they can fit you into your time frame for moving. Depending on the [...]
Are you moving from one rental to another? If you are leaving your old space clean and in good shape be sure and take pictures to document how you left it. This may save you from differences of opinion after you have moved on.
It may serve you well to document the new rental space as well to show anything that could later be your responsibility.
Simple things like this can save you money on down [...]