Moving Soon? Read This!

No, no, no…. neither of us is moving and this is NOT an announcement that either of us bought a new house. But even though we have no immediate plans to move, we still plan to chat all about moving today. Weird, right? Allow us to explain…

Carrying a BoxDid you guys know that we write weekly blog posts for our friends over at HireAHelper? We absolutely LOVE this opportunity, so much so that we have been writing these posts for over 2 years on their blog! <– that’s over 100 posts about all things moving.

Boxes and HelpersIf you remember from this post, Casey used HireAHelper when she moved from St. Louis to Chicago a few years ago. And she used them again when moving into her current home. She absolutely loved her experience with HireAHelper, and one thing led to another, and now we are proud to be a mini part of the HireAHelper blog space. Like we said, we write about ALL things moving, which has included but is not limited to topics like… staging a home to sell, what to overlook when house hunting, how to make your home “smarter”, tips for cleaning, organizing, labeling — I mean you name it and we have probably chatted about it over there.

Happy Mover Holding BoxBut recently we realized that OUR DIY Playbook readers (especially those who are moving, just moved, or want to move soon) may like to sift through some of these informative/real-life topics.

Like what information or documents should you get from your child’s school before you move to a new district? How do I pack a box like a pro? Or where can I buy the cheapest boxes and for sale signs for my upcoming move? Well, well, well… we have done LOTS of research on these things so you don’t have to…especially during such a BUSY time in your life.

Here’s a list of some of our favorite posts from HireAHelper so far:

how-to-photograph-homeHow to Stage & Photograph your Home to Sell Fast

Screen-Shot-2015-02-22-at-7.29.17-PMThe 9 Emotional Stages of Moving


How to Move Makeup

IMG_1318How a Fanny Pack Changed my Moving Day

paking-keyMoving Checklist for an Organized Move

IMG_0114-e145819125321710 Ways to Prep for an Open House

pumpkin-on-doorstepHow to Rock Halloween in your Neighborhood

Gift-Tag-1024x682Tasty Gift for New Neighbors

college-moving-tips7 Tips for Moving into a College Dorm Room

Desktop10-e1435252950603How do I Remove Smoke Odor from my New House?

magnolia_market_waco_texasHow to Incorporate “Fixer Upper” Style into your Home

And if you’re looking for even more moving information, be sure to check out their blog AND if there’s something we didn’t tackle yet but you’re wondering about. PLEASE, please, please let us know! We’re always looking for new, relevant content to make a potentially stressful situation a little more manageable. We’d love to hear your ideas!!

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  • Kara D

    You sorta tackled the topic of lingering smells. Only mine wasn’t cigarette smoke, but it was pets. The previous owners of my place had two Great Danes and 2 cats. They also weren’t clean (think “tumbleweeds of pet hair” e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. Even the freezer walls had dog hair on it. I’ve been in my place for almost 3 years now, and I’m still finding dog stuck to some random surface. Those things are worse than) But the smell. The smell was so bad. I was too embarrassed to invite anyone over to see my new place, so I never had a housewarming party! It took me about 5-6 months to finally get rid of the “wet dog” smell – which I finally get the last bits out by pouring straight up white vinegar into the small carpeted areas that I had.

    • Oh my goodness, Kara! That sounds horrible. We’re happy you were able to get rid of the smell. How crazy is that?!

    • Kara D

      Whoops, sorry for the unfinished thought above! “It was worse than burrs stuck to socks!”

  • Trang

    It’s like you read my mind! I need help in so many of these categories as I’m going to be selling my house this summer and moving into a smaller house. Thank you so much for this. It’s Pinned!

    • You’re moving! That’s so exciting! Happy to help with any moving advice 🙂