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Move Yourself or Hire a Mover?

While those who are rolling in money probably won’t have a difficult time deciding whether or not to hire movers, the rest of us are stuck with the same choice every time we relocate. Of course, picking up and settling in will produce fewer backaches if you hire movers, but the price tag and the added worry of whether or not your movers will be careful with your belongings can sure add to the headaches. If keeping your move affordable…

 

Using Storage for the First Time

Your self storage unit must be one that is secure, clean and climate controlled. Place wooden pallets on the floor to avoid moisture absorption from the concrete. Wrap each box of books in plastic for added protection against dust and water damage. Boxes of hardbacks should be stored at the bottom of the pile when you are stacking boxes on top of one another. Set each box down so that it is square and will not tip or shift. Do…

 

Reducing Waste When You Move

With millions of us moving each year and the amount of household waste on the rise, it makes sense to try to keep waste to a minimum when it comes time to move. Here are a few tips that will help you keep waste to a minimum when you move. ∙Try not to buy new boxes — start saving boxes beforehand. Check with local businesses for any leftover boxes. Also ask any new neighbors who have recently moved in. ∙If…

 

Changing Your Address

A change of address with the post office and other services should be a relatively easy process. Here are a few moving tips for when it comes time to change your address: Complete a Change-of-Address from the Post Office or On-line at usps.com: This kit provides you with additional moving tips and tools to easily inform both personal and business contacts of your move. Cancel and/or Transfer Services: Cable television, phone, Internet accounts, newspaper delivery, yard work and other services. Cancel Appointments/Get Referrals: If you…

 

More Storage Tips

Moving and storage are two sides of the same coin. Chances are if you’re moving, you have to put some of your stuff in storage. And unless you’re paying the moving company extra to use their storage building, chances are you’re going to have to rent a self-storage unit. Here are some tips that may help you tackle the self-storage process. Leverage the cubic volume (height) of your space by stacking boxes. Don’t stack higher than you can reach, place heavier boxes…

 

Different Kinds of Storage

Basic storage options for household goods are to either store your possessions in a moving company’s warehouse, or lease a self storage unit at a self storage facility. The circumstances for storing your property will be the primary factor determining which type of storage you’ll use. Here are three types of storage that are available: Type A Storage – features the latest in amenities, which may include security cameras, electrical security gates, secure locking systems, concrete storage units, and/or brick walls. Type…

 

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Storing Your Items Safely

Renting storage units seems like a pretty open and shut job: you open the door to your self-storage unit, you shove your stuff in, you shut the door. But public storage isn’t quite that simple. Here are a few tips you should follow to ensure your stuff remains safe and in good condition: Store upholstered furniture, like sofas (but not sleep sofas), on end if possible, to maximize your space. Cover with cotton sheets for dust protection. Cover mattresses and box springs, with…

 
 
 
 

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