Estimating How Many Boxes You’ll Need For Your Move

Remember the old "guess how many jellybeans are in the jar" game? Estimating how many boxes you'll need for a move can feel like a twisted version of that. The problem is that practically everything is a variable. How big are the rooms? How much stuff do they hold?...

June 27-29, 2014 is the Biggest Moving Weekend of the Year

Moving, as you might guess, is a bit of a seasonal business. Most moves take place when it's relatively convenient for the home or business owner. There are very few people trying to move at 3am on a random snowy January Thursday. It's much easier to wait until it's...

19 Epic Moving Fails That Boggle The Mind

I know it's hard to believe, but some people are stupid. Or at least they can do stupid things. That form of stupid doesn't take a day off when it's time to move. Oh no. That's when he puts on his rubber boots and shows up to work early. We have the proof. Here are 19...

Is Your Mover Legit? Here’s an Easy Way to Tell.

You've sold your home. You're about to move to your new place and it's amazing. Now you're getting estimates from several different movers. There's one price in particular that's really competitive. I mean, unusually low. Somewhere in the back of your mind you're...

How Concrete are a Mover’s Estimates? Can They Charge Way More?

When you're looking for a mover, you're going to be getting cost estimates for your move. This brings up a question. Are these estimates the real prices or are they just... well, you know, estimates? That all depends on what kind of estimate you're getting. To begin...

The Top 5 Dumb Thoughts You Have That Will Totally Ruin Your Move

Moving is a lot like rocket science except almost always without the rockets and to be honest, most of the science. But both involve going on a journey and cramming a lot of things into a vehicle. It took years and millions of dollars for NASA to figure out the best...

How to Pack Glass Stemware

Glass stemware - wine glasses and such - are some of the easiest items to break or damage during a move. It's so common that it's literally the symbol for "fragile" on a box. It doesn't have to be this way. Most breakage occurs because of improper packing methods....

Top 5 Packing Tips to Make Your Move Easier

Packing is a rite of passage. Sometimes it's really meaningful, like when you pack to move to college. And other times it's just that thing you have to do to move into your new place. But it almost always takes longer than you think, makes you more sore than you...

5 Great Ways to Deal with the Psychological Effects of Moving

There are no two ways about it. If you're moving, you're in the middle of a life-change. Could be good, could be bad. Could be exciting, could be scary. The truth is, it's probably all of those things before everything is said and done. It's pretty normal during a...

Is It Safe to Move Particle Board Furniture?

Quick question: What's the most distributed book in the world? The Bible? Good guess but wrong. It's second at a little more than 100 million per year. Mao's Little Red Book? Wow. Look at you Mr. Intercontinental... That's another good guess but that's actually third....

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Storage Options

Storage. You'd think it was the most boring topic in the world but then they went and made a reality show about it that attracts hundreds of thousands of viewers. Yep. But once you strip away all of the money, good looks, and sex appeal that a reality show brings, I...

Moving Insurance: What the Heck Is Valuation?

The following information comes from and can be found in the North Carolina Utilities Commission Moving 101 Guide. Customers will often ask movers, “What kind of insurance do you have in case something is lost or damaged?” The North Carolina Utilities Commission...

Should You Buy Boxes For Your Move?

Let's face it, we've all done it. We've all gone to the grocery store or liquor store in search of boxes for moving. There's something about paying for boxes that seems unnecessary. There are so many businesses that ship so many goods that it just makes sense that one...

How to Choose a Moving Company

Moving your home or business can be a really exciting time but it can also be stressful. After all, how often does one move a significant percentage of their belongings? It's not something to take lightly. Let's take a look at how to choose a moving company. A quality...

How Are Moving Companies Regulated?

All moving companies in North Carolina are regulated by the North Carolina Utilities Commission. They regulate both moves from one town to another and moves within the same town or city. This is important for many reasons, and benefits you, the consumer, tremendously...

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