Category Archives: Moving Tips

Article posted on June 09, 2014

My Move – The hidden costs

By Jeff Walker When most people think of the cost of moving, they generally think about the move itself.  The truck, the labor, packing expense and tip are the primary focus of the move.  But what about the expenses nobody talks about?  After your household goods are packed up and on the way to your Read the full article…


Article posted on June 01, 2014

What Defines a Scam?

By Jeff Walker In recent months several cases have come to mind that really bring this question to the forefront of discussion.  What defines a scam?  Technically speaking, a scam (or fraud) is the act of a company deceiving their customers for profit or to gain some unfair dishonest advantage during a commercial transaction resulting Read the full article…


Article posted on May 27, 2014

Quick Tip: Packing

Quick Tip: Packing By Jeff Walker Packing your household goods items is a long and often tedious process. Like most things, the more work you put in up front, the easier it will be later on, when you’re unpacking at your destination.  Below are a few handy tips to keep in mind while packing for Read the full article…


Article posted on May 12, 2014

Quick Tip: Moving Boxes

By Jeff Walker Whether you’re performing your move yourself, or have hired a full-service moving company, sooner or later, you’ll need moving boxes.  Boxes come in all shapes and sizes and are generally made out of cardboard.  The idea behind using a cardboard box is that, while they won’t last forever, they should be strong Read the full article…


Article posted on May 05, 2014

Quick Tip: Deciding what to Move

By Jeff Walker Moving is a time consuming process, so the quicker you can get started, the better off you will be when it’s time for your mover to perform the actual move.  Getting organized is the first step in the process and can save you headaches down the road.  Whether you have hired a Read the full article…


Article posted on April 14, 2014

Packing yourself may not save you as much as you think

By Jeff Walker If you’re hiring a moving company and think you’ll save yourself some money by packing your things yourself, you may want to think again.  Liability is a key issue in any move and can become a sticking point if something becomes broken during the move.  Boxes packed by you will be labeled Read the full article…


Article posted on April 07, 2014

Quick Tip: Packing Your Dishes

By Jeff Walker While this may seem like a simple task, I was actually surprised to find out that it’s not as simple as it first appeared.  When I bought my dishes, they came in a box, and all of them were flat, with the bottom side of each dish facing the bottom side of Read the full article…


Article posted on March 17, 2014

Quick Tip: Change of Address

By Jeff Walker With everything that’s going on during the course of your move it’s easy to forget some of the details on all of the things that have to happen for your move.  Making a change of address is an important step in any move and will insure that you don’t have any surprises Read the full article…


Article posted on February 24, 2014

I’ve Been Scammed! What now?

By Jeff Walker Several years ago, one of our former volunteers went through the typical bait-and-switch web-advice.ru.  Her items were loaded on the truck, she was told the cost would be several times higher than the initial quote, and her items were held until she paid.  In the process of trying to get her Read the full article…


Article posted on February 06, 2014

Quick Tip: Packing a Move Kit

By Jeff Walker Moving time can be a confusing time for most of us.  So many things are going on at once it’s easy to forget the little things, and once your stuff is out your house and onto the moving truck, it’s gone until it reaches its destination.  While moving companies try to be Read the full article…



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