DIY Moving Blog

Top 5 Reasons to Consider Moving Labor Services

We live in a Do-It-Yourself world. Why not save yourself a few bucks if you can tack on your own shingles or change your own oil? Yet, sometimes you’re faced with a Sisyphean Task that is just too overwhelming. Other times, you may be under stress to move as quickly...
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How to Pack & Load a Moving Truck

If you're preparing for a DIY (do-it-yourself) move and have decided to rent a moving truck then you will need to know how to load a moving truck. We have outlined some of the basic fundamental rules that will help you maximize your space, prevent damage and balance the moving...
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Washington D.C. Area Ranks Highest in Richest Counties

We recently came across the 2011 rankings for the " Highest Income Counties in the United States " and were amazed at what we found. Actually, considering we opened our doors in the Washington D.C. Area in 2004 we were not really surprised, but many of our readers may be....
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Do Rental Trucks Stop At Weigh Stations?

If you're moving long distance and have decided to rent a truck you may be wondering, do I need to stop at weigh stations? This is a very common question which is spurred by the fact that there is no universal answer. Truck rental locations will usually tell you that...
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Short Notice Moves

Many times the need to get movers at the last minute is unavoidable, often a result of the originally scheduled movers not showing up or family and friends backing out. While unfortunate, many times last minute move requests cannot be accommodated due to previously scheduled moves. The best way to...
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Reusable Plastic Bins for Local Moves

Let's face it, moving sucks. But if you're completing a local move then the process of packing up your items is now a lot easier. Gone are the days when you had to stuff cardboard moving boxes into your car, only to spend more time opening and taping each one....
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Your Moving Guide to Furniture Pads

When planning a do-it-yourself move it is absolutely vital that you don't underestimate the importance of furniture protection . You cannot just load your furniture into a moving truck and expect everything to arrive at your destination without dents, dings or scratches. Well, at least not without appropriate furniture protection...
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DITY Moving for Military

The acronym 'DITY' stands for "Do-it-Yourself" but is most commonly used by military personnel in reference to an upcoming self-move. The U.S. Government will provide military personnel with relocation services at no cost to the service member through two service options: Complete a full service move through Schedule 48 which...
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Moving Labor for Charity

From time to time we receive requests from charitable organizations for discounted or free moving services. One such request came recently from HopeKids , a Phoenix, Arizona charitable organization that helps children with cancer or other life-threatening diseases. The request was simple, "Can you help load and unload a rental...
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Moving to the Washington DC Area

If you're planning a move to the Washington D.C. area you are not alone, the 2010 Census recorded a 16.4% increase in the " Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV " area. While the Washington D.C. area ranked 7th in the 2010 "Ten Most Populous Metropolitan Areas", it had previously ranked 4th in the...
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