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This Month In Moving: Zooey Deschanel home reveal, garden hack, kitchenless home sells, top #movingday tweets

Summer’s here and so is peak moving season. Here’s our favorite stories and conversations about moving, home design and decor, and more for June. Social Roundup A few of our favorite #moving, #movingday tweets and trending stories. 1. “I have too much stuff.” “I love my stuff.” “I want more stuff.” The conversation that every […]

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10 Floor Plan Mistakes And How To Avoid Them In Your Home

Every homeowner has gone through it – you choose a home that you think will be ideal for you and your family and once you move into, you wonder, “why doesn’t this floor plan work for us?” Many homeowners make common mistakes when looking for the best floor plan to fit their needs. Whether you […]

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The Best First Purchase for Your New Home According to the MYMOVE Team

No matter how many times you move, it’s always surprising how much stuff you need to get to fill out your new place. But even with all those boxes and bags piling up, some things stick out more than others. We asked the MYMOVE team to share their favorite purchases they made during a move. […]

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DIY Home-Staging Tips Every Seller Can Use

Thinking about selling your home? You’ve probably heard of the standard home-staging “must-dos”: give your walls a fresh coat of paint, remove family photographs, fix obvious flaws, declutter. But beyond that, what makes a home look and feel fantastic, and — even more important — sell quickly? Whether your home is decorated to perfection or you need […]

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The Ultimate Moving Guide for International Students

After a brief dip due to travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of international students in the U.S. has begun to surge again. According to The Common Application, a platform used by hundreds of universities, applications from international students are up 34% since 2020. Last year, there were almost a million international students […]

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Casper vs. Purple Mattresses: The Complete Guide

If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you may have heard of the online mattress revolution. Rather than going to a brick and mortar mattress store to buy a mattress made of traditional materials, you can have a high tech new mattress delivered to your home in an easy to manage box (AKA […]

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How to Update Your License and Registration When You Move

Whether it’s across the country or just one town over, we know that a lot goes into a move. We also know that a trip to the DMV is the last thing you want to add to your moving checklist. But don’t procrastinate! MYMOVE is here to help with everything you need to know about updating your license and registration in each state.

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State-By-State Guide to Moving with Pets

When you’re busy packing boxes and booking a moving company, reading up on the laws in your new state is probably not anywhere near the top of your to-do list. But when moving with pets, it’s worth taking the time to make sure you aren’t breaking the law. What to know when moving with a […]

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A State-by-State Guide to Mail-in Voting and Changing Your Voter Registration Address

Did you move this year? Do you plan to vote in the next election? If you answered yes to both of those questions, you need to complete your voter registration change-of-address. Voter registration is handled at the state level, not the federal level. That means if you moved to a new state, you need to […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Moving with Pets

Moving homes, apartments, and even states is a stressful time for everyone involved. And while people often take time to make themselves and their children more comfortable throughout the process, pets are sometimes overlooked even though they experience a lot of anxiety.

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The Best Grills According to the MYMOVE Team

Home doesn’t really feel like home until you’ve cooked some meals outside. Unfortunately, grills are notoriously tricky to move, and you might be better off leaving your old one behind.  But for a piece of technology that is essentially just “flame + food,” there are an awful lot of decisions to make when it comes […]

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Surviving a Move in the Summer Heat

Summertime is the most popular time for moving. The kids are out of school, there’s more sunshine, and college students are getting settled…

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Moving Trends: May Is National Moving Month. Here’s What The Numbers Say

Welcome to peak moving season! That’s right, May is celebrated as National Moving Month because it signals the start of the busiest moving season of the year. Fun fact, a moving company was the first to nominate May as National Moving Month in 1997. Funner fact, May is also National Cheese Month – thoughts for […]

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This Month In Moving: Mover Loads Car in Back of U-haul, Clever Apartment Moving Slide, Mover Scams, Alligator in Home Pool.

We’ve collected our favorite stories and conversations about moving, home design and decor, and more for the month of May. Social roundup 1. If it’s not in there now, expect a “DO NOT load your vehicle into the rental truck” addition to U-HAUL’s rental agreement ASAP. 😂 2. Watch out for scammers. Only trust MYMOVE […]

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The Complete Guide to Moving With Kids: Tips, Checklists, and More

With the right approach, moving doesn’t have to be a negative experience for your kids. Here are 18 tips that will help make moving with kids a little smoother.

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How to Cancel or Update Your Change of Address

You were proactive in submitting your change of address information two months before your move. Using the USPS® Change of Address feature made it simple. But now you have a problem — you need to update your information. Here’s how to do it.

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How to Vote By Mail

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of voting looked much different in 2020 than in years past. Nearly half of Americans sent in their votes by mail, rather than casting their ballot in person at a local polling place. Voting by mail — also called absentee voting — is a new process for many […]

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How to Change Your Voter Registration After You Move

If you’ve moved recently, you will have to update your voter registration to reflect your new address. Do this right after you move to ensure that you can vote in upcoming elections.

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The Best Housewarming Gifts According to the MYMOVE Team

Sure, Aunt Ida did buy you that lovely turtle-shaped Fuchsia throw pillow when you moved into your new home, but not all housewarming gifts are as, ummm, unique.   Gifts that someone can really use go a long way to aid them in getting through their big moving transition. Grabbing a bottle of wine and […]

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10 Things That Fail a Home Inspection And How to Prevent Them

A home inspection is a top-to-bottom evaluation of a home, completed by a licensed inspector. Home inspections are usually paid for by the buyer when purchasing a home. The role of the home inspector is to provide the buyer with a comprehensive report detailing problems with the home — both big and small. A buyer […]

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How Much to Tip Movers

We all know the service industry standard: 15% or more. However, the formula for tipping movers isn’t quite as clear-cut. Here’s how to not make it awkward.

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Ask an Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Hiring a Mover

Here at MYMOVE, we like to think we know a thing or two about moving. But being a moving expert is a tricky thing — it means being a mortgage expert, an organizing expert, a selling-stuff-on-Craigslist expert.  That’s a lot of expertise for one website, and sometimes we need a little help. Every month, we’ll […]

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Home-Buying Timeline: 5 Steps All First-Time Home Buyers Should Take

The fun part of buying a home? Touring properties and picturing yourself taking a bath in updated master bathrooms, cooking a homemade meal…

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First Time Movers Guide

We all move at some time during our life: from the first move into our own space, the upgrade to a larger place, a cross-country career relocation, or downsizing into retirement. That first move often signals the start of independence for many of us and it can be a doozy, so it’s smart to prepare […]

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