How to Use a Moving Dolly Like the Pros

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Moving house without a hand truck – or a moving dolly – is like riding a bicycle without a seat. It’s technically possible, but honestly, who does that?

A sturdy, reliable hand truck is any mover’s best friend. Used properly, it saves you time, rescues your back and it can singlehandedly keep your stuff from getting damaged.

(Thinking of a square furniture dolly?)

But they’re not as easy to use as they look, provided you are using them in the proper way. With that in mind, here are tips compiled by moving pros as to how to optimize that hand truck you found in the back of your moving truck, or that one your friend let you borrow and you don’t want to return broken.

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5 Ways to Show Your Movers Some Love

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Not many people love to move. But doesn’t it feel good to be moved? To have your entire world hauled safely onto and off of a truck by a crew of quick, efficient, polite movers?

This week in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’d like to share five things you can do to return that love, whatever time of year you move.

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The 12 Best DIY Posts of 2016

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Before we officially close out 2016, we wanted to take a stroll down memory lane with the ultimate #TBT.

Just like we did in 2015, we are taking time to look back on the year by highlighting our favorite moving posts from 2016. We’re so grateful to be DIY contributors here at HireAHelper and we feel honored for the opportunity to share DIY projects and simple tricks to turn your new house into your home sweet home.

So without further ado, here are our favorite posts from 2016, each designed to make your next move an AWESOME one!

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6 Eye Catching Bathroom Trends That Will Pump up Your Resale Value

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After sharing the 2016 trends in Kitchen Design, we were inspired to keep diving into more of the hottest design trends in home decor from 2016. This time around, we are tackling a space that may be a lot smaller than the kitchen but works just as hard for you…THE BATHROOM.

Making over the bathroom may not always be at the top of our priority list (especially if you’re on a tight budget!), but upgrading these small spaces can really make a big impact when the realtor comes to show off the place, or heck, even if you just think it’s time to make your bathroom awesome. Here are six sweet trends that can instantly bring your bathroom up-to-date.

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The Home Checklist That Gets You Ready for Fall

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And just like that, summer is officially over.

We don’t know about you, but the great news is that we both adore the Fall season. There’s just something about the crisp air and the falling leaves that gets us both giddy! But before we officially dive head first into the new season, we want to make sure that our homes are “de-summered” and prepped for autumn.

If you’re looking for a little guidance when it comes to home maintenance, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a checklist of things you’ll want to do in order to be 100% ready for the Fall months.

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Adding Instant Curb Appeal With One Project

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If you’re anything like us, we’re constantly brainstorming ways that we can spruce up the outside of our homes. Whether you’re looking to sell, just moving in or are trying to make the most of your home’s exterior, adding curb appeal is a priority for almost all homeowners. And come to find out, chasing these outdoor DIY projects may be more valuable than we even realized.

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Have the Best Address on the Block… Literally

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After living in my house for over three years, I finally decided to take down the original address plate that came with our home and swap it out with something a lot more “me”. Check out the before and after of this simple project…

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Is Oregon Still a Trendy Moving Destination?

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[Synopsis: Portland’s average home now tops $400,000. Is Oregon’s boom about to bust?]

In our industry, it’s no secret that Oregon has become a top destination for interstate moves. Whether you look at United’s inbound/outbound percentages or Atlas’s inbound move totals, Oregon has in the last few years shown itself to be economically strong. Not surprisingly, Portland is leading the charge.

But there are more than two ways to skin a cat. (This industry really is an animal!) And this month we are going to look at the situation in Portland from a few new angles, to see if Oregon really is the horse to bet on as Destination King.

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