DIY Moving Pros & Cons: Hartford Apartment Packing Guide & Mover Quotes

Dec 13, 2023

Before you move, read this free guide from the experts so you don’t miss any important steps. explains everything the easy way, starting with the supplies you’ll need, some time-saving tips, and how to save a bundle on hiring top-rated local moving crews.

Moving isn't unusual, it's something we all do at some point, right?

So then why is it so stressful?

Don't worry, I'm not actually asking you - I know the answers, and you probably do too.

Moving is... a lot, and we don't even really get instructions for it, we're just expected to know how to do it, or to wing it and hope for the best.

Well, that's not good enough, and I refuse to accept it - mostly because someone else already decided that, and I'm going to piggyback on their work - but what matters, what counts, is that now you have a handy-dandy how-to.

If you've heard of before, then you won't be surprised to hear it came from them - they're an amazing online resource that's totally free and jam-packed with guides, strategies, and lists to help make your next move a breeze.

If you're Doing-It-Yourself, they have all the information you need to get the job done right, and if you're hiring an expert, they can help you get the top local pros, at the best possible rates... but more on that later.

First, let's talk about their latest DIY moving guide - if you would rather just read it for yourself, that's cool too - click here to read the full, free guide, on their website.

Their guide begins before you even start packing, with some helpful tips for cutting down the clutter. They won't ask you to go full Marie Kondo and toss anything that doesn't spark joy - but if you haven't used it, worn it, or even looked at it in 6 months and it's just gathering dust... do you really want to pack it, move it, and unpack it?

Once you start packing up, that's when the guide gets really helpful. It explains everything you need to get started, including a full materials list you need, before you start putting stuff in boxes. I know lots of people like to rush this part, but don't - the full guide explains why.

If you take your time now, make an inventory, and carefully label each box, you can save yourself a ton of stress and headaches later on. They explain how, but the short version is simple - you need to document stuff, like what you have already packed, and where.

That way when you're in the new house and desperately looking for your work shoes, you can check the list, and find they were packed in the same boxes as your son's bedroom for some reason.

Unless you're the Hulk, you may also want to consider a few helpful tools, to make the lifting a bit easier. explains them all, how they work, and where to find them. Personally, I would never attempt to move without a furniture dolly and a good supply of moving blankets.

Regardless of what tools you use, just don't forget to pack an essentials bag. The full guide explains everything you'll need, but in short, this bag holds all the stuff you could want in the 24 hours if the truck gets lost, and you've got only what you carried, personally.

Of course, if it's all just too much, and you'd rather hire a professional, can help with that too.

It's not another free guide - though they have those too - they also have a free estimate tool, that's super easy to use. Just click here to go to their website, and look for the big "Get Quotes" button.

When you click that, you'll be taken to a single form that asks for some details about your move - just fill that in, and they'll share it with 7 of the top-rated local movers near you.

You'll get back up to 7 estimates, with no cost, obligation, or hassle - and you can also compare reviews for each company on the website, so it's easy to choose the best crew, every time.

If you're moving, you can't go wrong with - it's free, easy, and has detailed guides for... well, everything related to moving, really.

Check out their latest free guide on DIY packing at

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