The only way you are getting all of your things from you old home to your new home is to pack them into boxes. Trying to buy all of the boxes you need might break your budget, so why not look for places that might be willing to give you your boxes for free? Here are some ideas for finding moving boxes for free or at a severely reduced cost.
There may be nothing better than the smell of a burning log on a brisk fall or winter night. That may have even been the motivation for you to buy a new house that has a fireplace. Before you cozy up with your significant other, your dog or a good book in front of the embers, you may want to have some things done to your new fireplace before you use it for the first time.
Even if you have had your home inspected, there are things that even the best home inspector can miss. They are usually not fireplace experts. Here are some things to have done as soon as you move in to your new house to make sure you can safely light a fire in your fireplace. Continue reading
While many may disagree, it is possible to keep the mood light during a move and make the best out of a rough time. This can be particularly true if you are having friends and family help you pack and move your things to your new home. Need some ideas to keep your move fun and creative? We have a few for you.
Bowling balls, free weights and bookshelves full of books — all of these things aren’t items you want to leave behind. What is the best way to pack and move heavy items? If you are asking that question, you’ve made a good first step. Packing and moving heavy items is different than other things you might be taking with you. You need to have a little more forethought and preparation in order to make sure that your heavy items survive your move in one piece. Here are some tips for moving those heavy things to your new home. Continue reading
There is no way that you are getting that armoire down the stairs by yourself. That’s what friends are for! Well, that is, if you can get your friends to help you. There is a subtle art to getting help for your move.
While you might be tempted to throw the call out to whomever you can get to show, you may find that you need more than a warm body to get your move done right. Here are some tips for getting the right kind of friends to help you during your move. Continue reading
Whether you are moving to get a bigger home for your kids or to a better neighborhood for them to grow up in, moving with children can add complexity to a move. Remember that as stressful as the move can be for you, it is probably just as stressful for your children. Moving to a new place can be intimidating for a small child. Here are some ways to keep things exciting and adventurous for them. Continue reading
So you finally got done with the move. The boxes are all in the rooms they are supposed to be in — for the most part. Everyone that was helping has gone home, and presumably there is enough room on your sofa to sit down and take a breather. Don’t get too comfortable, though. Here are some things you should take care of right after you move. Continue reading
Planning a move is more than just making sure that things are boxed up and ready to go on the day of the move. If you have advanced notice (and you should), then there are some things that you can do prior to your move to make moving day to even smoother. Here are some things you should be planning and have done two or three months prior to your move. Continue reading
So the moving day has arrived, and things are probably not going to go completely according to plan. That’s okay, because you can handle it by having a few of these last minute life move day necessities. Having some tools around to handle odd problems or unique situations can help you to adjust on the fly to everything your move day throws at you while keeping your stress levels as low as possible.
Moving is hard enough to do without being injured. The fact is that many injuries can occur when you are moving for a variety of reasons. Don’t add a trip to the hospital as one of the things to do on your move list. Follow these tips for keeping safe during your move and avoiding injury for both yourself and your helpers.