Moving Help

Written by Serena Berger
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Whether you need a little or a lot, when you need moving help, you probably really need it. You don't want to find that out when you're underneath a king-sized mattress being forced down a spiral staircase or trying to navigate the streets of Manhattan in a rented moving truck. You may think you have some brilliant DIY ideas for moving, but do yourself a favor and check in with a website or directly with a professional for some verification before you embark on this potentially crazy process.

Last-Minute Moving Help

If you do need last-minute moving help, you can get it. If packing has taken longer than you thought it would and you have to get out of your apartment when you promised, you can get professional packing help that probably won't cost too much. If you rented a truck or van under the incorrect assumption that it wouldn't be too hard to drive, you can get a driver to come help you out.

If you're still in the planning stages, you can get the help you need or arrange to get it with ease. If you're going to have professionals handle your moving, have them come by and give you an estimate as soon as possible. They'll be able to assess what you have and tell you how many boxes it's going to require or how many trucks you'll need to move it. Their ballpark figure should be accurate enough for you to plan a budget, order supplies, and allocate labor time.

If you have valuable items or antiques, get a written estimate of their value from an insurance company and have the mover sign it, too. This is one of the best ways that you can help yourself. While a reputable mover is unlikely to cause any damage to your belongings, they are not infallible. You want to be guaranteed that you can be reimbursed for replacement or repair of anything that might be a casualty of the moving process.

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I agree with Tom: Your best shots are ones of drinks! I also eonyjed the photos in your photo essay. (Why didn't you include your favorite from that set in here?) I think my only recommendation would be to keep practicing with focus, aperture, camera angles, cropping and lighting since those are pretty critical to food/drink photos. You seem to be paying more attention to textures, so that's good! Nice work