10 Most Frequently Asked Questions to Help You Move House

Moving is complicated so to help you stay organized, here are the top 10 questions that people ask when they're planning a move. Getting the answers to the most frequently asked questions will guide you through your move and help keep things on track. 

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    Should You Hire Movers or Move Yourself?

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    This is a question that plagues all people on the move. And like most decisions, the answer is different for everyone depending on factors such as time, money, difficulty and complexity of the move. If you're moving across town, a self-move may make more sense than if you're moving across the country. Still, to ensure you're making the best decision, it's a good idea to weigh all the options.

  • 02 of 10
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    Hiring movers is probably the single biggest decision you'll make once you decide that you're moving. It's also one of the most expensive parts of moving, too. So make sure you hire good movers so your stuff arrives on time and budget. 

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    One of the most frequently asked questions about moving is whether you should tip the movers and if you should, how much.  Find out when a mover should be tipped and what the average amount should be. 

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    Man sitting in the back of a moving truck with packed boxes
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    Before you plan your move, you need to decide how you're going to move: hire a moving company or rent a moving truck and load it yourself.

    To save money and if you're not moving too far, you might consider renting a truck and getting friends and family to help pack it. But before you do, check out this guide to truck rentals to find out what you need to know before you sign the rental agreement.

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  • 05 of 10

    What's the Best Way to Help My Family Move?

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    With the overwhelming demands of moving, we often neglect the all important step: getting your family involved from the beginning planning stage.

    Helping your family move includes finding good schools in advance, researching the new city you are moving to, as well as talking to your children about the move. Remember that the psychological and emotional aspects of a move can be just as important, especially to younger children, as the physical move itself.

  • 06 of 10
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    Okay, so you no longer like that vinyl red couch that your parents gave you when left home for the first time, but don't know what to do with it? Well, one person's junk is another person's treasure and at no other time in history does that statement ring more true than now, in an age of e-Bay and Craigslist and Kijiji.

    So, to help you through the maze of how to get rid of stuff you no longer want, we've put together this list of the top four ways to get rid of stuff - a good...MORE thing to do before you move.

  • 07 of 10
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    Packing is probably the most important step in the whole moving process. We often get caught up in the big concerns like hiring movers and neglect the basics. If you pack well, not only will the move go a lot smoother, but your possessions will stand a better chance of arriving safe and sound.

    Check out this exhaustive list of how to pack up your entire home, including what supplies you'll need along with detailed guides to packing room by room.

  • 08 of 10
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    Moving day is always chaotic no matter how well organized you are or how many people are helping out. It's the only day when you'll be both moving out and moving in all within the same twenty-four hour period. It's stressful. It's complex. But help ease the stress, know what you need to do so you'll know exactly what to expect when moving day arrives.

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  • 09 of 10
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    Moving in and settling into your new home can be the most exciting part of the move. As worn out as you may feel after the move itself, you'll find yourself geared up to really settle in and enjoy the new house and the neighborhood. What we have here is a list of moving in tips that will help you with settling in.

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    Saving money is critical, especially if you're moving. With rising gas prices, moving is a lot more expensive than ever before, especially for those of you moving to another city or state or country. To try to cut back on some moving costs, costs that we can actually control, check out this list of tips and suggestions.