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Moving Heavy Furniture on CarpetThis page is about moving heavy furniture on carpet. You can make or buy sliders to help you move heavy pieces over all kinds of floors.

 

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Moving a Washing Machine Down Stairs?I am getting ready to move to another house. I have a washer upstairs and I would like to know if you have any good ideas on how to transport the washer downstairs.

 

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Moving Cross Country?This page is about moving cross country. Finding the least expensive and most efficient way to move is a challenge.

 

Apartment Complex

Downsizing From a House to an ApartmentThis page is about downsizing from a house to an apartment. When moving into an apartment from a house, there are often many things you will no longer need or want.

 

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Renting a Home with Friends?This is a page about renting a home with friends. Renting a place with your friends is an exciting adventure that can go well or not depending on your prior planning.

 

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Packing Fragile ItemsWhen packing fragile items for moving consider protecting them with other soft items such as craft yarn, sheets, or whatever else you have to pack. This is a page about packing fragile items.

 

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Downsizing from a House to a Motorhome?Downsizing can be liberating and stressful at the same time. Moving from a house to a motorhome will require letting go of even more of your belongings, including furniture. This is a page about downsizing from a house to a motorhome.

 

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What to Expect When Renting a Moving TruckRenting a moving truck for a day to move one or more items or even when moving to a new home can be less expensive than using a moving company. This page offers some in-depth information regarding what to expect when renting a moving truck.

 

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Preparing to MoveThis page is about preparing to move. Being well organized and knowing what you will need first, can make moving much easier.

 

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Moving Into a Smaller HouseThis is a page about moving into a smaller house. Moving into a smaller house can be liberating, but also very stressful at least initially.

 

Lifting a Heavy Box

Lifting Heavy Items SafelyThis page is about lifting heavy items safely. To avoid injury it is important that you are in the proper position to lift.

 

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Moving Tips and TricksThe challenge of moving a household can be streamlined with a good plan. This page is about moving tips and tricks.

 

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Loading a Moving TruckThis is a page about loading a moving truck. Now that all of your boxes are packed and labeled, you need to pack the moving truck. Careful planning in this step can be very helpful and also protect your belongings.

 

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Labeling Moving BoxesThis is a page about labeling moving boxes. It is very frustrating to arrive at your new home or apartment and not be able to locate the boxes that you need right away. Labeling the boxes well, as they are packed, can do much to smooth out the move and protect your breakables.

 

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Tips for Organizing Your MoveThis page is about tips for organizing your move. Moving can be very stressful. Being organized will not only help speed up packing, it will also help when it comes time to unpack.

 

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Packing for a MoveThis is a page about packing for a move. Moving is a big job and packing is a large part of the process. Packing properly will help your move go as smoothly as possible.

 

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Moving to a Small TownThis is a page about moving to a small town. Moving to a small town, especially if you have never lived in one before, can be a real learning experience. Make the move as smooth as possible with these tips.

 

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Hiring MoversThis is a page to hiring movers. Hiring a mover to get to your new home is great way to make your move go smoothly. Knowing about potential pitfalls can be big help in finding the right mover.

 

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Moving to Vancouver, B.C.We are Brits, living in America looking to move to Canada, possibly Vancouver. But I am not keen on a 'wet province' as this will adversely affect my bone disease. If you live there, would you give me any advice you have. Thank you and God Bless.

 

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Moving Tips?Anyone have some good moving tips?

 

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Should I Ship My Car When I Move?I am moving from Jersey To Arizona around September and I was wondering if I should just pack my car and drive out there or should I pay almost $900 to have my car shipped?

 

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Mark Back of Drawers When MovingIf you plan to refinish or move a dresser, chest, or any furniture with more than a couple of drawers; an easy way to remember where each drawer goes is mark on the back of the drawer with a marker pen with "A", "B", "C", "D" or "1", "2", "3", "4".

 

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Finding Boxes for Packing Household Goods?Where is a good place to find boxes to pack household goods?

 

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Shipping Large Mirrors?I have 2 huge and very heavy mirrors that were my grandmothers and I need to ship them cross country. Does anybody have any ideas on how to ship them and through what company to ship them through?

 

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Tips for Moving Into a New Home?I was wondering if anyone had any good tips to share about moving in general - there just seems to be so many questions to ask and things to remember!

 

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Laying Out Furniture on a Blue Print?We are planning to relocate and I want to plan furniture placement at our new home. I am looking for furniture templates drawn to scale that could be cut out and placed on blueprints of our new place? Anyone know where I could find such a thing?

 

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Living in Two Homes at Once?We get the keys to our first house 2 weeks before we move out of our rental, do you have any tips for living in 2 places at once? We'll be at the new place in the day time, and rental to sleep. Do I buy a cheap 2nd kettle for tea and coffee?

 

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Keeping Your Floors Clean While Moving InTo prevent footprints in your new home when moving in, create walkways with drop cloths where the movers will be walking. If you have a lot of people helping with you move, have half the people unload the truck and half the people distribute the items throughout the house.

 

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Helping a Friend to Move?I was not happy to find upon agreeing to help a friend move that not only would I be helping to move but to pack the stuff. She had no boxes and she is totally unorganized.

 

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Shipping Belongings When Moving?I want to move from Boston to Texas. I have around 10 medium boxes that I want to post. I am wondering if it is possible to send them to a storage facility in Texas and later get it from them? Do you know any storage company to do that?

 

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Moving Tips?I am about to move to a new house about 200 miles away. Besides the normal amount of household furniture, etc. I have five cats. I am virtually doing this alone (except for a furniture removalist).

 

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Downsizing from a House to a Motorhome?I've had it with all my clutter and large house. I can't get anything finished and it's getting worse. So my sister bought me a 37 ft. motorhome to make a new start. Now, how do I downsize? How do I go about doing this?

 

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Packing Breakables When Moving?I am packing to move. How do I pack my pot lids that are made of glass? I have 6 of them.

 

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Protecting Furniture and Large Screen TV During Move?I'd like to hear your moving disasters/mistakes. We're packing and loading ourselves and moving 300+ miles with a U-Haul truck. I've been viewing different videos on U-Tube showing packing and most are selling boxes, etc.

 

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