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The Best Pet Transport Services of 2020

Many times, when making a long-distance move, it simply isn’t practical for your pet to travel with you. Airline restrictions may not work for you and your pet, you might be driving a rental car or truck that prohibits animals, or you may need to stop along the way at hotels that are not pet-friendly. […]

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Essential Grocery List for Your New Home

Your checklist of completed rooms to be packed is growing smaller by the day. But as your move-out date approaches, you may be struggling with what to do with your current food and household necessities. After paring down with our pre-move meal prep and donation to your local food bank, you’ll need to restock once […]

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Moving Services for Seniors

No matter your age, moving from one home to another is always a challenge. For seniors, especially those with limited mobility, moving is even more of an ordeal. As a practical matter, senior movers will need some form of assistance whether from family members, friends, or a company that offers senior moving services. Not only […]

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A Guide to Help Manage Depression During a Move

Moving to a new place can be exciting and a bit of an adventure, but once the initial excitement of the move fades many people are left with far different feelings. Feelings like exhaustion, uncertainty, doubts, fears and stress can all contribute to moving depression, or what’s popularly come to be known as relocation depression. […]

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A Guide To Finding Housing After Incarceration

As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world, it brought hope to some people. For those living in prison, the global crisis presented a possibility: Individuals with COVID-19 risk factors who don’t pose a threat to the public and had reentry plans in place were released into home confinement. That’s on top of the more […]

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How to Keep Your Kids Safe (And Sane) On Moving Day

The stress of moving with children can be overwhelming. But that doesn’t mean you can’t successfully navigate the day as you and your kids move. Stay calm, cool, and collected armed with these ways to prepare your child for the move, downloadable packing checklists, and essential tips on staying sane on the big day. Staying […]

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How to Establish A Community in Your New Town

You may think making friends in a new city is challenging. However, learning how to meet new people in your area doesn’t have to be intimidating. Follow some of these tips on how to meet people, and soon enough, your social calendar will be packed with exciting adventures. How to find a community in your […]

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What Are Income-Restricted Apartments?

If your income is low, you may qualify for an income-restricted apartment in your community. These affordable housing units, also known as rent-restricted apartments, are designed for low-income families, singles, and couples looking for a place to live. But what does “income-restricted” mean, and how do you apply? Income-restricted apartments are regulated by a complex […]

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Tips for Moving Alone

Whether you’re moving to a new city alone for a change of lifestyle, job relocation, or simply because you need a fresh start, going at it solo can be stressful. Take a deep breath as you read these 10 must-know tips designed to empower you and your exciting new life chapter. 10 essential tips for […]

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Is It a Good Idea to Rent Out My Home?

Renting out your house is a great way to dip your toes into real estate investing. But depending on the rental market in your area, you may not be able to earn enough income to cover your mortgage and expenses. This guide will help you figure out if renting out your house will be a […]

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Coronavirus Moving Study: People Left Big Cities, Temporary Moves Spiked In First 6 Months of COVID-19 Pandemic

While it seemed like everyone was staying at home, they were actually moving in even larger numbers than usual. Looking at the number of movers who filed for mail forwarding from February to July, requests are up 3.92% from the same time the previous year. There have been more than 15.9 million requests in 2020. In comparison, there were just over 15.3 million requests during the same period in 2019.

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Your Questions About Moving During Coronavirus, Answered

As health officials and governments are hard at work trying to stop the coronavirus spread, people across the country are staying at home and practicing social distancing. This means we’re limiting our time in public and staying six feet away from strangers — all in an effort to try and stop COVID-19’s spread. With businesses across the country shutting down or operating at limited capacity, and people spending more time at home, what does that mean for pending moves? 

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How to Move Into Your First College Apartment

Unlike living in on-campus housing, moving off-campus means you are on your own regarding many things. This college student’s first apartment guide outlines what you need to do to prepare and prioritize. Prepping for your first apartment as a college student Locate apartment complexes close to campus: Finding an apartment that is close to where […]

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How to Set Up Trash Pick-Up and Recycling at Your New Home

Moving into a new home involves a lot of planning and preparation, including setting up trash removal services. No one wants to deal with heaps of trash, especially after a move. In this guide, you’ll learn more about what garbage pickup service to look for, how to set up your garbage collection service, and what […]

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Pro Tips: 5 Things This Real Estate Agent Says You Need to Know

Whether you’re buying a house or selling your home, the process can be tremendously overwhelming. However, there are insider tips that can lessen stress, save time and money. MYMOVE interviewed Liz Loadholt, a real estate broker since 1976. She is the founder, COO, Relocation Director, and Broker-in-Charge of The Agent Owned Realty Co. Liz Loadholdt […]

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How Much Are Closing Costs?

When you are about to purchase a new home, one looming question might be “how much are closing costs?” While these costs vary depending on your location, it is still possible to determine the average closing costs on your home. Closing costs cover a wide variety of fees that your lender is going to go […]

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How Do I Fire My Real Estate Agent?

Though it’s always best to work things out if possible, there are times when it may become necessary to fire a real estate agent. Whether your agent is grossly incompetent, or you simply don’t see eye to eye, firing a realtor is a delicate process. Here’s how to fire a realtor with minimal drama or […]

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How Changing Your Address Helps Change Laws

Don’t let a defunct address keep you from participating in democracy. Updating your voter registration with your correct and current address ensures that you’re able to vote in the right district and that your voter ID and your registration card match. Change is made on a local level. It’s your mayor who appoints the chief […]

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How to Find a month-to-month Lease

If you are looking for flexibility, a month-to-month lease could be the answer. With no specified end date, they can allow you to reside in the apartment for an extended or limited timeframe. If you take on a traditional lease that renews at the end of 12 or 16 months, you’re required to stay there […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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