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The Ultimate Guide on How to Move With Cats

Pets are like family – when you move, you’ll have to take them with you. Unfortunately, you have no idea how they’ll react to the move until it happens. It’s important to take the time to do the prep work when moving to a new house with cats. Moving with any pet can be a […]

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Moving Guide for Domestic Violence Survivors

For some, the coronavirus has been a neverending vacation built upon the comforts of home. But for victims of domestic abuse and intimate partner violence (IPV), the quarantine has been stressful – and incredibly dangerous. 

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The Ultimate Home Emergency Preparedness Guide

As you move into a new home, whether it’s appropriately stocked for an emergency or disaster might not be at the top of your list as you…

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A State-by-State Guide to 2022 Voting and Deadlines

Jump to: Registering to vote 2022 state primary elections 2022 Senate elections 2022 gubernatorial elections We all know how important it is to vote, but not all elections get the same level of attention. In general, about 60% of the eligible voting population turns out for presidential elections, and 40% for midterms. The numbers are […]

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Save Yourself a Trip: 8 Charities That Offer Furniture Donation Pickup for Free

If there’s a silver lining regarding the moving process, it has to be the coinciding “great purge.” Moving provides the optimal opportunity…

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Mover Stories: Everything We Learned From Our Long-Distance Move

The excitement of a new job can also bring on the task of a stressful relocation, especially if it’s several states away. To shed some light on what really goes down during a long-distance move, we asked one mover to share her story. Our next mover story is Danielle, who moved down the east coast […]

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30 Hacks Every Mover Needs to Know

Let’s be honest – hacks are fun. Even if you don’t make use of every life hack you see, just the knowledge alone can feel rewarding enough. Especially so, if they save you time, space, and money. No matter where you are in your moving journey, we’ve got at least a few hacks to make […]

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Ask an Expert: How to Help a Child Adjust to a New School

Moving is a lot to take on for anyone. For a child, it often means moving twice: to a new house and a new school. To learn how to make this transition easier, we spoke with Megan Goslin, PhD, a clinical psychologist and associate research scientist at the Yale School of Medicine’s Child Study Center. […]

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The Best Pet Beds and Accessories According to the MYMOVE Pets

There’s a reason they call it a “cat nap.” Cats sleep an astonishing 15 hours a day, while dogs snooze for a comparatively light 12 hours. With all that time spent in dreamland, we think it’s worth finding a bed that they’ll actually use. To wade through all the pet products out there, we thought […]

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A Complete List of Moving Companies With Military Discounts

Every year about one-third of military service members move to a new duty station. That’s hundreds of thousands of households who have to pick up and relocate to a new home. While the government covers the cost and arranges for military moving companies to transport the household goods of military members, many decide to go with a personally procured move (PPM) instead.

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A Complete List of Organizations That Help With Moving Expenses

From boxes to vans, professional movers to security deposits, moving can be expensive. For various reasons, people in the process of moving often look for charities that help with moving expenses. It can be difficult, however, to find a central resource for help.

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How to Calculate Moving Truck Gas Cost

When adding up moving expenses, remember to leave room for hidden costs. An often overlooked one is the cost of gas. Filling up the tank of a commercial truck isn’t the same as pumping a few gallons into your car. So to be prepared, use a gas calculator that factors amounts of gas for both vehicles plus the distance of your move.

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Best Apartment-Finders of 2022

Finding an apartment is often a challenging process on its own, but modern apartment apps and websites are designed to make the process easier. The tricky part these days is choosing the best site for apartment rentals. Listings flood the market, with many companies claiming to be the best apartment finder. But separating the truly […]

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How to Successfully Move With Fish

Moving with fish is different than moving with a cat or dog. Instead of packing up a pet bed, some food, and a few toys, you’ll be moving an entire ecosystem and a large glass box. Whether you’re moving across states or around the block, fish survival is the name of the game.  There are a […]

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Five Things I Wish I Knew About Moving Before I Moved

No matter how many times I’ve moved, I never feel quite prepared for the next one. Whether it’s just down the street or across the country, each move presents its own unique challenges.  My most recent move was about as easy as it gets — only a one-bedroom apartment’s worth of stuff, just a mile […]

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The Best Way to Move a Hot Tub

Moving a hot tub can be a real challenge. The biggest question is “how do you even move a hot tub?” By design, home spas are large, bulky, oddly shaped, and extremely heavy.  In fact, the average weight of an empty hot tub is around 500 to 1,000 pounds! It’s best to leave the job […]

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7 Reasons Why You Need to Update Your Car Insurance When You Move

Moving seems to make almost everything change, including your car insurance. Your car insurance may be one of the biggest changes from your move. Remembering to update your car insurance when you move will save you from many legal issues that can pop up if you forget to update your provider. Plus, you may save […]

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6 Practical Tips for Moving In The Fall

So you’ve decided to move — congratulations! If you’re moving in the fall, expect it to feel different from moving during summer. The good news is that the number of people moving starts to decrease in the fall months, so you might find a better deal on any moving expenses. But depending on where you […]

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10 Charities That Will Take Your Clothes Donation

When you move, sometimes you can’t bring everything with you. Whether you’re downsizing or just want to get rid of excess stuff before moving into a new home, donating clothes can be a great option. You can get rid of lightly-worn clothes that you don’t have use of, while also allowing for those things to […]

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This Month In Moving: Back to School Dorm Style, Joanna Gaines’ Castle, Celebrity Moves, Pirates

It’s August and that means kids are going back to school and we’re still suffering through steamy weather and peak moving season. Here are our favorite stories and conversations about moving, home design and decor, and more for August. Back-to-School Move-In Day It’s back-to-school season and we’re here for it. The excitement, the dorm-style, the […]

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Movers Stories: Everything I Learned From My Many College Moves

Moving once is hard enough, but can you imagine making that same move two times a year? For many college students, it’s all about being prepared to pack up everything and leave at a moment’s notice. Our next mover story is Susan’s. She has moved back and forth from Maryland to South Carolina six times […]

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4 Reasons Fall is the Best Time to Move

Spring cleaning might plant the idea of moving in your mind; something about reorganizing your closets for the tenth time makes it clear…

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How to Rent a Home or Apartment With No Credit History

Options available for renting without credit If you’re looking for a place to rent but have no previous credit history, you could be up for a challenge. Good rental properties aren’t on the market for long, especially when they’re being snapped-up by renters with glowing credit scores. Thankfully, we’ve discovered that renting a home or […]

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How to Pick the Right Floor Plan for Your Needs

You might not be an expert on how to design a house floor plan, and that’s OK. Many homeowners make common mistakes when looking for the ideal floor plan for their house.  Whether you are getting ready to design your floor plan with an architect or you are house hunting for the perfect home, it’s […]

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