Helpful Moving Tips

Everyday the clock ticks down on our move.  Am I on schedule?  What should I do?  How do I know?  Well, luckily for me, Dallas TX Movers has a 10 point checklist to help keep my thinking, planning and doing organized.

These are all great tips.  I have moved plenty of times and learned a few of them the hard way.  Where was Dallas Movers when I needed them?

Tip #4, pack by the room, makes packing and unpacking so much easier!  No carting things all over the house.  No wondering what box this, that or the other thing is hidden in.  I’d take this step one further and tell you to pack an overnight bag with all your hygiene necessities and clothes for the next day.  Pack clean bedding and keep it near your overnight bag so when you’re exhausted you can make the bed and fall in!  Make certain any kitchen necessities are readily at hand, too.

Tip #5, color code your labels, is new to me, but it makes so much sense!  Assign each room in your house a different color, then make the labels accordingly.  That is especially helpful if packing several bedrooms.  It also makes things easier for the movers, as in, “Oh, this bed has a blue label on it.  I will put it in the same bedroom as the boxes with the blue labels.”

Tip #6, keep lights on in old house until move out is complete, I really learned the hard way — except, I forgot to turn the lights on in my new home!  Walking around in the dark in an unfamiliar place filled with boxes is hard on toes and tempers, take my word for it!

There are also tips for managing kids and pets — thankfully we won’t need those this time around.  Dallas Texas Movers has been very helpful and we aren’t moving to or from Dallas!  If I were, I’d definitely be signing up for a free moving quote!

Hire A Helper

As I first announced on August 25th, Amoeba and are moving to Friday Harbor, Washington come January 2010. Because we are moving, we have been looking into moving services and getting quotes. There are literally hundreds of different moving services and they all have different service packages. A person needs a score card to keep up! In the midst of all that craziness I receive a request to review a website — and it just happens to be a moving services website! How perfect is that?

And guess what? has a platform for comparing different Movers and moving services! You know I pulled up the website immediately and checked it out. I can tell you for a fact that this is a site I would use!

At, I can search for Movers, read customer reviews on their services, compare price quotes and even schedule my own move. And, with just another click of my mouse I can schedule someone to come in and clean the house behind me! Another tab lead me to lawn care providers, and yet another click lead me to a site where I can check out day laborers. One stop shopping for service providers!  I could manage this whole move while sitting in the shade sipping iced tea! has over 4000 registered helpers across the United States. They are the official labor providers for and when they need moving helpers.   Moving is expensive.  It is much cheaper to rent your own truck, pack your own boxes, and hire someone else to do the lifting and carrying.   It’s also much easier! That’s the way I managed both my Las Vegas moves.

Need help packing? Need help cleaning? Need help getting your yard ready? You need someone to lift and carry? You need someone to drive? You just need manual labor for a day? You need!

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