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Dealing with Hazardous Items During a Move

When moving, there are certain items that cannot be legally transported by a moving company. Make sure you know what those items are prior to moving day so you can make other arrangements for those items. Anything with the potential to explode or burst cannot be transported. This includes aerosols like hair spray. Other products in this same category include kerosene, propane or other fuels. Regardless of how well these items are packed, they still present a danger. Items like […]

If you are moving into a rental unit, you may have the opportunity somewhere in the process to speak to the previous tenant. If this does happen, it may be the perfect time to gather some information about your new home. Ask them questions about the unit itself. You may learn about household fixtures that are quirky or about the availability of parking in the area. Ask for information about the area including favorite restaurants, best grocery stores and where […]

College students may initially be required to live in dorms, but eventually most have the option of moving to an apartment. Moving into a first apartment is an exciting time, but apartment living is much different than dorm living. In order to make a smooth transition, consider these tips: Outfit the Kitchen: Most students living in a dorm do not need to supply or cook their own meals. In fact in many instances, no appliances are allowed in the dorms. […]

Tips for Moving Pets

Moving is stressful for the family but may be even more so for your pets. There are some steps you can take to make the move more comfortable for all involved. Before moving, be sure you check for any pet regulations at your destination. If you’re moving internationally, there may be some quarantine requirements for your pets. When moving within the United States, quarantine is rarely required, but is mandatory in the state of Hawaii. Keep your pet with you […]

Resource for a Move to the United Kingdom

If you’re planning an International move to the United Kingdom, you might want to spend some time on the website www.reallymoving.com . The site is host to a popular forum whose intent is to provide unbiased information for those planning a move in the United Kingdom. The site has various sections including ‘Property Professors’ where users can receive expert answers to a variety of questions. The questions are answered by members from a panel of 23 experts. The panel includes […]

Tools for Moving Day

When planning a big move, make sure you are equipped with all the proper tools on the big day. A furniture dolly and a utility dolly are must haves. The furniture dolly allows you to lift pieces onto its platform and then roll them with ease. A utility dolly is great for transporting stacked boxes. Moving blankets and pads help protect your furnishings. Use them to cushion furniture and to keep multiple pieces from brushing up against each other. They […]

Safety Tips for After the Move

After moving into a new home, there are some safety steps you should take right away to help get your family off to a great start in your new location. If the home or apartment was previously owned, consider rekeying all of the doors. Check all of the locks and make sure deadbolts are secure and working properly. Make copies of keys for all family members who are old enough to have them. Do a check of all of your […]

When planning a move, there are many factors involved in choosing the right moving company. Once you have narrowed it down to a few possibilities, there are some important questions you must ask. Ask if the mover is actually employed by the moving company or is a broker. A broker will have less liability and responsibility and cannot give a binding estimate. Determine if the company does give binding quotes. This protects you from unexpected fees and charges. If you […]

Infographic – Maximizing Space

Moving into a small space means you need to think outside the box a bit. Look for ways to make spaces multi-functional. Start by eliminating any unnecessary clutter then look for ways to organize each room for its full potential. Choose furniture wisely so it matches the scale of the place. Try to have pieces that serve more than one purpose. For example a headboard that also serves as shelving is a great option. Try choosing an ottoman that can […]

Tips for Moving Your Child to College

Moving into a college dorm is an exciting time in your child’s life. Use some of these tips to make the move easier on both you and your child. Start collecting packing materials in advance. Ask friends, neighbors and co-workers if they have any empty boxes to spare. Check with local merchants, some stores might give you boxes that they are throwing out. Check with your local moving supply store for specialty boxes if needed. Pick up some small clear […]