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A lot of research goes into planning a move. But don’t sweat it—our experts have done the heavy lifting. From the first day of your house hunt until your last box is unpacked, we’re here with tips and tools to save you time, money and effort, every step of the way.

The 13 Best Backyard Plants to Grow for Privacy

Living in the city can have its drawbacks. If you love a protected sense of privacy, open backyards and crowded residential blocks can make central city life harder to enjoy. But there are workarounds. There are a plethora of thick, commonly used backyard plants that can serve as a fantastic barrier between you and your […]

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The Best Basement Paint Colors

Because of their location, it’s easy to overlook basements during renovations. They’re mostly built for storage — sometimes without comfort and light in mind. But with a few touch-ups, like updating your basement wall colors, you can reinvent a cellar or basement into one of the most beautiful and functional spaces in the house. A […]

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Top Wellness Apps To Help You Stay Calm During a Move

It may feel difficult to focus on anything else but planning, packing (and unpacking), and other preparations throughout your move. When the process becomes overwhelming, it’s essential to take time for self-care to manage moving stress. These seven relaxation apps will help you stay calm and collected during your move. 7 relaxation apps to help […]

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15 No-Grass Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Spending weekends working to create the “perfect lawn” can be exhausting. Mowing, weeding, and watering are time-consuming. Are you looking for a lawn substitute? Read on for 15 fabulous and cheap backyard ideas, no grass needed. Get ready to pack away your lawnmower and genuinely enjoy the outdoors. Don’t have a grassy backyard, but still […]

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How to Paint Stripes on a Wall

Painting stripes on your walls is a great decorative technique and a trendy way to update a tired room. Striped wall paint ideas are often simple but bold, so it’s important to identify the specific design that will work for your space. Vertical lines on walls will create the impression of height, while horizontal stripes […]

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How to Vote By Mail

Everyone knows that the 2020 presidential election is an important one. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of voting will look much different than in years past. A majority of Americans will be sending mail-in votes, rather than casting their ballot in-person at a local polling place. Voting by mail — also called […]

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How to Get to Know Your New Neighbors

Striking up a conversation with strangers — even new neighbors — can be challenging. But, once you’ve settled in after your big move, it’s time to get out there and introduce yourself. Whether you tend to be more introverted or outgoing, these ten tips will help you easily make new neighbor introductions. Meeting your neighbors […]

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A Senior Citizen’s Guide to Moving

Moving is a major ordeal for anyone, but seniors often face particularly difficult challenges when relocating. Seniors may require additional assistance when it comes to downsizing, planning, and executing the actual move itself. As we age, we usually accumulate more things — so often, the first step is to part with a large number of […]

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The Top Reasons Home Sales Fall Through

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, uncertainty hangs over every contract: Will the other party uphold their obligations? Will they change their mind? There are many reasons real estate deals fall through, but with a little knowledge and insight, you can increase the chances that your contract leads to a successful closing. Many variables […]

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How to Get Off Catalog Mailing Lists

Statista estimates that there are over 10.64 billion mailed catalogs in America between 2001 and 2015. With such a high number of unsolicited materials, your mailbox can end up like a holding cell for trash that adds little value to your life. Junk mail can be costly, too, presenting a shopping temptation that can throw […]

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How to Clean Vinyl Siding in 3 Easy Steps

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular materials used on homes in the United States, but like all outdoor surfaces, it can begin to look less-than-perfect over time. Whether you’re battling a build-up of mold and mildew, or imperfections such as dirt, dust, grease, or rust, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve researched […]

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Can You Finance Your Move? 

Between buying packing supplies and renting a moving truck, moving can get pretty expensive. Because relocating is so costly, paying for your moving costs out of pocket may not be possible. That’s where moving loans come in. They’re unsecured personal loans that allow you to finance part or all of your moving costs and pay […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Choice Home Warranty

Initially launching in 2008, Choice Home Warranty is located in Edison, New Jersey, where it offers affordable home warranty plans to consumers. Throughout its history, Choice Home Warranty has handled more than 3,000,000 service requests. It has also provided coverage to more than 1,000,000 homes across the country. Choice Home Warranty provides coverage to every […]

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Is Your Moving Company Licensed and Insured? Here’s How To Check

A 2019 United States Census Mobility Data report reveals that 32 million Americans moved homes in 2018. More than 45% of this was local, while 54.5% was interstate. If you’re planning on joining the trend and changing residences, an important part of your journey should be locating licensed moving companies to help with the transition. […]

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How to Move Sustainably

Moving your life from one home to another is an inevitable part of life, but leaving a large carbon footprint when you move doesn’t have to be. While corporations bear the onus for producing the most greenhouse emissions, it’s our planet too, and every little bit of eco-friendliness helps. We’re familiar with the idea of […]

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The Best Lawn Aerators of 2020

If your lawn has yellow patches, areas of stunted growth, or you just can’t get the rich green lawn you want, a lawn aerator might be something you need. Compact soil often kills well-tended lawns, leaving homeowners baffled when their lawn still looks under-watered after regular maintenance. There are a ton of yard aerators on […]

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Add Personality to Your Room With a DIY Wallpaper Accent Wall

Are you looking to add impact to your home? Wallpaper accent walls are a simple yet highly effective way to transform any room in your house. Whether you want to make a statement, or simply have a small space that needs character without being overbearing, then a wallpaper accent wall could be the perfect addition. […]

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17 Cute Dorm Room Ideas For Decorating Your Small Space

Personalizing a dorm room is an effective way of both making it homey and easing the transition to college life. However, most dorm rules don’t allow you to change the room’s furniture, layout, or wall color. So in this post, we share cute dorm ideas that will transform the dullest dorm room into a comfortable […]

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Experts See A Real Estate ‘Frenzy’ Once COVID-19 Regulations Lift

Prior to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, the U.S. housing market showed signs of a red-hot spring season. Historically low mortgage rates and high demand birthed a healthy, thriving seller’s market at the beginning of 2020. New home sales surged in January to an almost 13-year high, setting the stage for further economic expansion.

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How to Clean Grout

Cleaning grout from your bathroom tiles may seem straightforward, but it can be quite difficult. Due to grout’s porous nature, it quickly absorbs anything that sits on top of it. But getting grout as clean and white as it was when first installed is not impossible. Using the right materials and products is crucial to […]

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How to Buy a Historic Home

Historic homes are an amazing glimpse into our country’s past. They are unique, structurally stunning, and foster a sense of pride in saving a piece of yesteryear. A historic home is undeniably an investment. Our one-stop guide for everything you need to know about buying a historic home will help ease this life-changing decision. For […]

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Moving Quote Terminology, Decoded

What does my moving company estimate mean? Moving quotes give you an accurate idea of how much it will cost you to move. You’ll typically receive one after providing some information, such as the items you’re moving, whether you need the items packed and where your belongings are headed to. Some moving company quotes are […]

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A List of Alternative, Green Packing Materials You Can Use

Whether you are about to move from one home to another or sending packages to family and friends, finding eco-friendly packaging materials is an important part of living sustainably. While traditional cardboard boxes can be recycled, manufacturing and recycling them consumes a fair bit of energy. In other words, this traditional packing method isn’t as […]

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The Complete Guide to Window Cleaning

If your home’s windows have dirt, dust, water spots, and other debris covering them, you might not be getting as much natural light as you would like. The best way to bring in additional light (and enjoy the view) is by keeping them clean. If window cleaning isn’t at the top of your to-do list […]

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When Is the Best Time to Buy a Mattress?

The best time to buy a mattress is when you need one. Mattress sales are indeed common at various times of the year, and it’s worth checking into sales if you think your mattress will need replacing soon. You may also want a new mattress if you’re moving or redoing your bedroom, or if you […]

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Cool Gel Mattresses: Everything You Need to Know

While traditional memory foam mattresses have long been touted as a top choice for comfort, even fans say they tend to retain too much heat (AKA “sleep hot”). One solution to this problem is switching to a cool gel mattress. In addition to helping hot sleepers, a gel memory foam mattress is also an excellent […]

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Does a Moving Truck Need to Stop at a Weigh Station?

If you’re embarking on a long-haul move, chances are you’re using a moving truck. Crossing over state lines means facing a variety of highway regulations, including whether or not you should stop at a moving truck weigh station. You’re probably asking yourself, do U-Hauls have to stop at weigh stations? The answer to that question […]

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Bed Sizes: Everything You Need to Know

Are you confused about bed sizes? We’re here to guide you in selecting the right fit for your room and your lifestyle. After all, we spend one-third of our lives sleeping, so it’s essential to invest in a quality night’s sleep. Bed size chart: Understanding bed dimensions Bed Size Dimensions Best For: Small Single 30” […]

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Realtor vs. Real Estate Agent: What’s The Difference?

Unlike most professions, the real estate industry has names and titles that can, at times, be confusing. Titles such as realtor vs real estate agent are often used interchangeably. However, apart from being different in terms of their educational qualifications, both professions require varying skill sets. In this post, we take a deeper look at […]

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How to Get Rid of Junebugs

If you associate the sound of summer with the constant thud of June beetles hitting your deck or windows, then it’s time to take action. While these light-obsessed beetles may seem harmless to humans, they’re anything but when it comes to the health of your lawn and garden. We’ll tell you how to get rid […]

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