Moving during the fourth of July weekend.

DIY Moving Tips for the Fourth Weekend

Moving during the Fourth of July Weekend? This is our busiest weekend of the year, so we know how busy it can be to move and try to fit in family parties during the fourth holiday.

Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your weekend move, adding in a little fun, even if you are doing it yourself.

Moving Tip: Make Offloading Easier

Do your best to label your boxes with the room they should go after you arrive. Just grab a sharpie and go, no need to color code unless you want to.

Moving Tip: Make A Go Box

Set aside one box to include all of the most essential items you’ll need in the first few hours at your new place such as medicine, drinks, keys, paperwork, pens, phone book, scissors, box cutter and a few large trash bags. Label the Box clearly, and have it be the last-on, first-off box.

Mindset Shift: You’re Getting A Workout

This is more than just moving your house, you are getting a great workout!
According to www.caloriesperhour.com, a 140-pound person burns per hour:

222 calories packing and unpacking boxes

381 calories moving furniture

191 calories moving household items

572 calories moving boxes/furniture up stairs

Add Some Fun: Add Tunes

Grab your favorite tunes and get moving! Here are some good playlists:
50 Great songs from the last 10 years

Feel Good Country

50 Greatest 80s Rock Songs

Everyone Helps: Enlist the Kids

If you have kids, get them involved by packing up their own room and their toys. This is also a good time to see if they can part with some last minute toys. Just set up a give away box, and let them drop old toys and items right in there.

Fuel Up: Where To Grab A Bite

Grab some local fare. If you are in Chicago, these are our recommended eateries. El Famous Burrito, Rosati’s, Lou Malnati’s, Portillo’s

Don’t Forget To Take A Break

Finally, give yourself a break. Moving is ranked as one of the most stressful events of your life. Not everything is going to go as planned and some things may break. In the end, enjoy making new memories in your new home!

Call an Expert

Feeling overwhelmed with your move? We’re here to help from packing to moving. You can relax at your new home with a cocktail while we do all the work. Call us at 800-322-2718 or email us at moveme@allchicagoland.com to book your move today.

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