moving advice

Declutter Guide: How to Decide What to Get Rid of When Moving

Nearly everything you read will tell you to declutter before packing for a move. This is usually easier said than done. How do you know what to get rid of? If you have ever gone through your closet to get rid of everything you haven’t worn in a year, but ended up finding excuses to […]

8 Important Things to Do Prior to Moving In

You are ready to move in, unpack, and breathe a sigh of relief that the process is finally complete, right? Well, before you move into that new apartment or house there are a few things you should do first to ensure a positive experience. Measure – Simply looking at the place will not tell you […]

Weekday vs. Weekend Move

One of the hardest decisions you may face is trying to decide which day of the week to move. Most people move on the weekends because they work all week. However, although this may be convenient, sometimes it is in your best interest to take a day off and schedule your move Monday through Thursday. […]

What to Do if Your Rental Truck Breaks Down

One of the great benefits to hiring professional movers is that you never have to worry about your rental truck breaking down. Obviously, the truck the movers are using can break down, but you will not have to deal with it. You won’t be the one pulled over on the side of the road in […]

How to Pack Candles for a Move

You may not give much thought to your candle collection, but these are items that can ruin quite easily during a move. Candles are not cheap, especially if you buy the nice soy ones with a lead-free wick, so they are environmentally friendly. The last thing you want is to be forced to replace all […]

Which Paint Brush is Best for Your Job?

It does not matter if you are painting an entire home, touching up the trim around the door or putting a fresh coat on your old picnic table, choosing the right paintbrush can be very confusing. You may think they are all pretty much the same, but they’re not. The right brush will offer a […]

Fruit Flies, Bedbugs and Termites, Oh My…

It is very common to move into a new place and encounter some unwanted guests. Of course, you may have also bought some used furniture to fit in your tight budget and did not realize you were bringing home a ton of friends too. Either way, they do not have to become permanent residents in […]

How to Pack Up Photographs for a Move – Flatrate Moving

For many of us, photographs are amongst the most precious of all possessions. Storage & moving can be tough on them but taking a little extra time and effort and packing them carefully can make all the difference. Let’s start with photos in frames. The glass actually makes them more vulnerable, not less, and if […]

Moving? Use These Apps to Take Inventory

Keeping an inventory of all your stuff not only helps you be sure everything reaches its destination safely. It’s also important for insurance purposes. Long distance movers often require some kind of proof that an item existed before they’ll admit it got lost or stolen on their watch, and if you’re going to take out […]