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Loading and Unloading

If you aren't using professional movers for your relocation, you will want to ensure your truck is loaded and unloaded in the most efficient and safest way possible.

  • Types of Moving Vehicles

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on August 27, 2009

    Regardless of how far away you are moving and the amount of stuff you bring with you, you are likely to need a truck. You may plan on renting one to drive yourself, or you might decide to hire a moving company to transport your things for you. Either way, there are many...

  • What Are Stair Carries?

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on August 27, 2009

    When a mover comes to your home for an estimate, he or she might notice the stairs and mention something like, "That's going to be extra." At that point, you might be thinking that you've found a company that's trying to scam you with ridiculous extra charges. This is not...

  • What Are Long Carries?

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on August 27, 2009

    Life has ways of keeping us on our toes. An example: you may be all wrapped up in monitoring your things as they're transported into your new home, hoping that nothing gets damaged, watching the movers like a hawk. Then, just as you think it's all over, that everything has gone...

  • How to Save Space When Packing and Loading a Moving Truck

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on December 3, 2018

    Sometimes it's hard to believe how much stuff we can accumulate over the years. You may not even realize how dire the situation is until it's time to pack it all up and haul it away. If you will have limited space for your move, there are a few ways to cram your belongings into...

  • Protecting Your Belongings With Moving Blankets, Pads, and More

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on August 27, 2009

    If you've rented a truck and you're moving yourself, you'll want to plan out how you're going to pack everything: what goes where, what should go on top of what, what's first and last. Throughout this process, there are steps that you can take to ensure that you and those who are...

  • How to Move a Sectional Couch

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on January 23, 2014

    Sectional couches are great pieces of furniture to own and they can completely transform your living room, offering up plenty of space to sit, whether you're curling up on the couch by yourself to watch a movie, or entertaining guests. However, their unique shapes that contour to...

  • How to Move a Washer and Dryer

    Myles Compton  Posted by Myles Compton on November 24, 2020

    Once considered a luxury item, washers, and dryers are now a staple of convenience in nearly every household. While many homeowners opt to leave these bulky, difficult-to-move appliances behind when relocating, purchasing new units after your move can be a costly expense. If you...

  • How Much Does A Dining Room Set Weigh?

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 9, 2013

    The weight of a dining room set will depend on its size and what it is made from (wood, aluminum, wrought iron, glass etc.). When hiring professional movers, you may want to attempt to calculate the weight of your furniture and belongings to get an idea of what your move will...

  • Rent Moving Blankets and Other Equipment

    Katherine Broome  Posted by Katherine Broome on November 12, 2020

    Finding moving equipment, such as moving blankets and different dollies might be a difficult task if you are just looking to rent, not to buy. Luckily, there are places you can rent these items, as well as purchase moving supplies. To learn more about renting moving equipment,...

  • U-Pack vs PODS: Which Should You Choose For Your Move

    Katherine Broome  Posted by Katherine Broome on November 16, 2020

    Choosing a moving container can be difficult. While the name PODS might be familiar to you, there are also others out there, including the popular U-Pack. To learn more about PODS and U-Pack, as well as some other moving containers , check out this guide. U-Pack vs PODS Before...

  • How Much Does a Sofa Weigh?

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 9, 2013

    The weight of a sofa will vary depending on the size, style and the materials used in its construction. A large sectional will weigh much more than three-seater sofa, and couches with frames made from wood will weigh more than those made with plastic. When hiring professional...

  • How to Estimate the Weight of a Kitchen When Moving

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 8, 2013

    The exact weight of your kitchen will depend on its size, contents, and the amount of furniture and appliances you will be relocating. When hiring professional movers, you may want to attempt to calculate the weight of your home to get an idea of what your move will cost....

  • How to Estimate the Weight of a Bedroom When Moving

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 8, 2013

    The exact weight of your bedroom will depend on the size of the room, its contents, the size and type of your bed, and the amount of furniture you will be relocating. If you are hiring professional movers to pack and/or transport your belongings, you may want to calculate the...

  • How to Move a Freezer

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on March 3, 2013

    You're going to need help when you move your freezer, either from a few friends, family members, or neighbors--plus heavy-duty moving aids like a hand cart or an appliance dolly. You should also take the matter of safety very seriously and be mindful of the proper methods for...

  • How to Move a Refrigerator in 9 Easy Steps

    Myles Compton  Posted by Myles Compton on April 9, 2013

    Moving heavy items by yourself is physically demanding work. But moving a large, heavy appliance like a refrigerator can be dangerous if you don't have the right tools or knowledge. A typical fridge weighs at least 300 pounds - and any misstep can cause damage to you, your house,...

  • How to Move a Barbecue Grill

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on September 10, 2013

    A backyard essential, your barbecue grill, has likely been the main attraction at many outdoor gatherings. When it comes time to move your barbecue to your new home, you will want do so carefully to ensure its safety as well as your own. Preparing the grill Do not attempt to...

  • How to Move a Lawn Mower

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 6, 2013

    While a lawn mower is simple to relocate, you must take certain precautions to ensure its safe transport. Lawn mowers contain dangerous chemicals and sharp pieces that require special care and proper handling. Read on for helpful tips on preparing your mower for your move and...

  • How to Safely Carry Furniture

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on August 6, 2013

    When you're emptying your house or apartment and carrying large furniture items down multiple flights of stairs and in and out of doors, there are plenty of potential chances for injury. That's why you should take the necessary steps to ensure everyone involved in the move is...

  • How to Load or Unload a Moving Truck

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on April 9, 2013

    If you've decided to rent a moving truck and tackle your move by yourself, you're going to be faced with the task of loading and unloading the truck on moving day. As with anything else during the moving process, it's best to have as much help as you can. There is a certain...

  • How to Move in a Compact Car

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on September 5, 2013

    Hiring full service movers or renting a truck can be expensive, and depending on the logistics of your relocation, it can be rather impractical. Scaling down your belongings and moving in a compact car may prove to be a more viable option for you - especially if you're on a tight...

  • How to Move Items on Top of Your Car

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on March 4, 2014

    When packing your car for your move, don't forget that you have a lot of potential space for furniture that often goes completely unused - the roof of your car.

  • How to Estimate the Weight of a Living Room When Moving

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 9, 2013

    Tips for estimating the weight of the total items in your living room for your move which will be helpful when renting a truck or hiring a professional mover.

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