Tips for your local move across town

Moving Your Stuff
Moving Company/Rental Truck: Decide whether or not you are going to be doing this move yourself, and if so, will you do several small trips or one big one. If you are going to hire a moving company or reserve a rental truck, do so first thing. These services can easily get booked up and leave you stranded. The sooner the better.

Locating Boxes: Bars and liquor stores always have the best boxes. Their boxes are designed to be able to hold large amounts of weight. However, if you have a friend or neighbor who has moved recently, ask them if you can take some boxes off their hands.

Make Moving Painless:
Pack a little bit every night. One box can make a big difference.

Make a trip to a thrift store to give away what you couldn’t sell. Remember to get receipts and write-off forms for the value of what was donated.

Heavy Boxes: Sit all boxes of books and heavy stuff on the floor so that lighter boxes can go on top. Stacking Breakables: Find a place on the floor for breakables so that they can’t fall off of anything.

Transporting Food: Try to move all the food products in the same load. Too often some things can get separated and forgotten about, then they get spoiled, attract ants, etc.

Packing Bikes: Visit a bike shop for a box to pack your bike(s).

Moving In: If you have items that will just go into storage in your new home, such as in the basement or in a closet, be sure to take these boxes straight there. Don’t just drop off boxes right inside the door because it’s easy. Take them where they need to go because you will end up stepping over them throughout the move.

Change Locks: As soon as you have access to the house, change the locks just to be on the safe side.


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