Setting Up Your New Place

When we found out we were moving, our first instinct was to figure out what we were going to do with all of our stuff. We weren't sure how to cope with the amount of belongings that we had, so we started looking around for a storage facility in the new city that could help. After a brief search, we were able to find a facility that really worked well for what we needed. They were fantastic to work with, and we loved being able to have a spot where we could stash things. I wanted to create a new website dedicated to setting up a new home, so you know what you are up against.

Prepping Your Moving Truck Rental and Other Moving Tips


Are you ready for your first home-to-home move? If you're not sure how to prepare, take a look at the moving supplies, moving truck rental steps, and everything else you need to make the day go smoothly.

What Supplies Do You Need?

While containers, bubble wrap, labels, and tape are universal supplies, the specific items you need depend on several factors. These include:

  • What you need to move. If your move includes furniture or over-sized items you may need moving quilts, tarps, or sheets to cover and protect these pieces.
  • Whether you plan to move fragile items or not. Fragile items, such as dishware, glasses, or art, require protective packing materials such as bubble wrap, newsprint, or soft towels.
  • The weight of the items. Heavy belongings can easily break a flimsy cardboard box. If you plan to move heavy items, you may need sturdy plastic bins.
  • The weather. A rainy or humid climate can dampen your move. Keep water away with plastic bins or plastic sheeting/tarps.

After you decide what supplies are necessary for the move it's time to take the next step and plan the transportation.

What Do You Need to Know About Truck Rental?

Do you plan to rent your own truck and drive your boxes, bins, and other containers to your new home yourself? If you think a DIY move can save you money, consider:

  • The overall type of help you need. A moving company provides more than just someone to drive a truck. The contractor will help you to organize, lift, and carry the items to and from the vehicle—saving you time and energy.
  • The extra hands. Do you have friends or family members who will help you move? If you don't, you need a professional mover to help you transport everything from bags of clothes to heavy furniture.
  • The safety of your move. Do you know how to properly pick up and carry heavy items? Failure to correctly lift and move bulky containers or furniture could result in a serious strain or other injuries. Leave the lifting to the professionals for a safe move.

To choose a moving truck rental service for the job, ask friends and family for referrals. Along with these referrals, request references from any potential contractor. A professional mover should provide customers with references that highlight their experience and expertise. In addition, it's wise to pick a company with years of service in your local area.


29 July 2020