surfing the Net, a good rule of thumb is the bigger the site, the better the resources. Sure, the big haulers have a vested interest in providing you with information on how to make that big move. Hey, maybe you'll hire them! But they still have excellent tips to share on safely moving you, your family, and your belongings.
For example, surf
over to Mayflower
moving tips to find facts you may have never thought of when planning a move -- such as what most licensed operators won't
allow on their moving vans (e.g., hazardous materials, such as sterno and paint
thinner) along with a really helpful checklist for moving day (hint: have you remembered to fill necessary prescriptions and collected medical records from your doctor before you go?)
a list of questions to ask your mover plus other money-saving
how to's, Moving.com
also offers lots of additional expert help. The long list of related articles offers ways to avoid common moving blunders like forgetting to label EVERYTHING, as well as a very helpful moving day checklist.
Moving with pets? Check out the do's and don'ts of moving Kitty or Fido at Atlas.com's How to Move guide with ways that make it easier on best furry friend. Also get excellent expert advice on a range of other topics like moving houseplants or expensive antiques while you're here.
Do it yourself moving tips
To save on moving costs, more families are opting for a do-it-yourself move including scavenging the neighborhood for boxes and newspaper, hiring a local rental van, and hitting the road.
your hunt to find hidden gems of information, also don't be afraid to move beyond the obvious. While Epinions.com is generally regarded as a shopping guide, it also features very frank
visitor reviews of moving companies along with forum posts on such slippery topics as how to relocate an aquarium tank.
You can also avail yourself of 'been there, done that' advice from experienced hands found in online forums such as CityData.com, and MovingScam.com.