1) Be realistic with your move date. This will be really simple and effective if you are using a company or you are handling the task yourself.
2) Plan and Plan. Knowing when you are moving allows you time to pack and not end up packing at the last minute. Start with out of season clothing. Pack clothes in boxes and make sure they are not too heavy. No plastic bags.
3) Keep pace with the move date. Packing, for most city dwellers, can be done over several weekends. Find used moving boxes on recycling day. They can be used for packing shoes and fragile items, saving you time and money. Remember your move date when getting boxes. Moving packs ordered online, new or used can be found and delivered. Tape in most cities can be found and purchased at low prices at dollar stores compared to ordering online or a urban hardware store with markups.
4) Don’t forget you are moving yourself when packing fragile items. Use clothing and other soft cloth items when packing fragile items . Remember how important that move date is! You still have to rent a truck. Reserve it at least a week to two weeks ahead of time.Now that you know how much stuff you have, it will make answering questions during reservations much easier! Blankets or moving pads can also be rented when getting truck for protecting furnishings and fragile items.
5) Now that everything is packed and all reservations have been made, trust that the moving company will do a good job for you! Don’t forget to tip!
These simple tips will help you make the dreaded move as simple as possible and will save you lots of money!
READ THIS before you start preparation for your next move!
Making a move on your own can be just as easy as using the big guys. How can you go about pulling off one of the most stressful jobs in the world?
1. The first thing you need to know to make moving easy is to set a good moving date.
2.Once you have set a date, finding a mover should not be your next move! Why? Knowing what you are going to move should be the next thing to check off of your mental list things to do.
3. Packing personal items you don’t need at the present time is a must. Be sure to pack them properly.
4. Moving yourself can be much easier if you prepare. Correct preparation will make everything go much smoother.
5. Pack as many of your personal items (from fragile items to clothing) yourself.
6. Where will you get boxes? Online. OR Home Depot or larger retail hardware stores carry boxes at very reasonable prices.
7. All moving supplies can be purchased at a cost where you don’t mind buying them and using them properly. Tape can be purchased from any 99 cent store. After buying a assorted variety of boxes check out the price of the tape and notice style and brand when buying at the smaller named stores.
8. When packing remember one thing: a mover would rather move a few more boxes that are not too heavy rather than a bunch of heavily loaded boxes. Fill them but don’t overload them!
9. If you can, move valuables and glass items yourself.
10.Rent a truck and use a labor company like Hire a Helper. Do a nation wide check. Take a look at their rating and reviews and find one close. Make contact and fully explain what you have, where you going and be able to answer questions if needed about your move.
Most companies offer 2-4 hr work orders and I suggest booking a team of 2 men for 2 hrs and then if you need longer you just pay them for the extra time.
To sum it all up use Hire A Helper, get a good crew be prepared! If you can get a few blankets from the rental truck place and extra tape for wrapping you should be able to maximize a move for a good price!
Today, me and my helpers Marvin and Nate took a 200 lbs stainless steel stove from outside a building on w 135 st and broadway in NY. The stove itself wasn’t that heavy but it was very awkward handling it. We actually took turns as we made our way up the small stair cases’ twists and turns!
Danielle Gonzalez. Moving from a second story apartment in Belleville NJ. Service order was for 2 hrs, three men, moving within the same town.
She was one of the few clients who actually had every thing in perfect moving order. Upon booking job, the client asked a few questions about packing and what it would take to keep her move under 2 hrs.
I let her know that providing plastic wrap (shrink ) for the mattress would save time and she could prepare her table top glass. All in all it was a very efficient move with no damages.
While returning home (via the path train to the world trade center), I bumped into the Govenor of New Jersey! What a guy! I called his name and asked for a photo! He obliges and poses for me!
Moving Marcus was a great surprise, seeing that I received his request at around 11:30 am. And after several short emails of flat rates (which weren’t in his budget) I left a final rate for the unload.
It went unanswered I thought , until around 5:15 am I checked my email and he had accepted my final rate.
Awesome! And yes I’m up at this early morning hour!
So with a job on hand I quickly rallied the troops and called my regular guy and longtime friend Wayne W.
I met up with Wayne on the famed 125 th street at the corner of Lenox Ave for a quick cup of java from DunkinDonuts! After that it was off to work having to travel only a block or so. At 2130 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd: a new building with a elevator! (A big relief to Wayne who is alittle older than I am!)
Upon arrival we met up with Marcus and Gina and quickly started unloading. What an array of household articles! There was an easy entrance into the building so it was mover friendly! As the wind blew, we worked in a feverish pitch seeing the late morning start and we also had an afternoon job as well. We moved boxes, plastic containers, a sofa, 2 sets of king sized mattresses and box springs, a dresser and a chest of drawers. We completed the job in 1:45 mins.
Awesome meeting Marcus and Gina and a big thanks to Thumbtack.com.
This move was a heart wrenching service provided at a very, very low flat rate. Articles consisted of a king size bed, one large head board and foot board , stair master, dresser and a few odds and ends. 10 ft truck, 3rd floor walk-up on park ave 188 th st area, Bronx, NY to Cube Smart Storage at 1376 Cromwell ave, Bronx, NY