Moving Guide

We can offer an abundance of information about moving options, preparation, available resources, when and how you can "do it yourself", when it’s time to call in the professionals and many other related topics. Whatever your finances, lifestyle or family size, we all accumulate a lot of belongings, from trash to treasures, and it’s important to decide what is worth moving and how best to move it.


For short distance local moves, you may consider transporting small goods and furnishings by yourself, but most moves will require a professional moving company that, for an additional fee, can also do your packing. Read more


The cost of an interstate move is based on the weight of your belongings and the distance they are shipped, plus the amount of packing and other services you may need. Movers will give you an estimate to help you anticipate the cost of your move - but only after they’ve come to your house. Read more


Avoid moving at the end or beginning of the month when the schedules of most moving companies are filled. You can save time and money by planning your move for a weekday instead of busier weekends. And remember the worst time of the year to move is around three summer season holiday weekends: Memorial Day, July Fourth, and Labor Day. For a Moving Timeline, click here.


If your plans do not include having a moving company pack up and move you to your destination and you intend to pack on your own, we offer suggestions regarding necessary equipment and supplies as well as a number of helpful tips to make your move easier and better organized. To view a Materials Checklist For All Rooms, click here
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