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What is Peak Moving Season?

Whether you’re moving to begin a new job, start school, live in a bigger house, or some other major life event, one thing is true — you’re not alone. MYMOVE data finds that one in five U.S. households move each year. That adds up to 24.1 million moving households annually!

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Shared Dorm Room Items to Coordinate with Your Roommate

Deciding what to bring to college can be overwhelming, not to mention that dorm room space is at a premium. The great news is you and your roommate don’t have to attempt to fit two of everything in your tiny area. Save time and money by using this list to coordinate with your roommate on these essential shared dorm room items.

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Military PCS: The Complete Moving Guide

PCS is an acronym for “Permanent Change of Station.” For members of the armed services and their families, this refers to an ordered move to a new duty station. PCS moves are long-term relocations for assignments that last 20 weeks or more.

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College Apartment Checklist: All the Essentials

Moving from your dorm into your college apartment is a major milestone. As you prepare for the next chapter in your life, creating a college apartment checklist will help you stay realistic about college apartment essentials.

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Did You Accidentally Commit a Felony? What to Do With Mail That Isn’t Yours

We’ve all gotten mail intended for someone else, whether it’s a neighbor, someone who no longer lives there, or simply the wrong address. If you rent your home, you may be frustrated by the number of past tenants whose mail you receive on a daily basis. It’s hard to figure out what to do with mail that isn’t yours if you can’t get a hold of the recipient.

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College Move-in Day: Tips to Help You Prepare

Your dorm room shopping is complete, and your boxes are packed. The next (and most exciting) step? Moving into college! Before you go, check these ten essential college move-in day tips to help you prepare like a pro.

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Moving After College: 10 Essential Tips for Recent Graduates

Moving after college is a daunting step on its own, and figuring out how to move to a new city after college is even more intimidating. With a few tips and tricks, moving after college doesn’t have to be scary. Set yourself up for a successful new chapter of your life with a few of these tips.

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Your Guide to Moving Back Home After College

The future beyond graduation is uncertain, and it’s because of this uncertainty that recent grads often end up moving back home after college and taking the time necessary to figure out their next step. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 54% of young adults move back home at some point after moving out for the first time. So if you’re considering living at home after college, you’re not alone.

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How to Choose the Right Packing Material and Moving Supplies

One of the most worrisome aspects of moving is whether or not your prized possessions will make it to your new home in one piece. That’s where moving supplies come in! With the right packing material and proper techniques, even your most fragile items will survive the moving process.

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12 Dorm Room Ideas to Make Your New Space Feel Like Home

Now that high school graduation is complete, it’s time to research dorm room ideas to make your dorm feel like home. The great news is your new room is a completely blank slate. Of course, you need the dorm room essentials, but you also want your room to feel like home. Here are 12 fabulous tips to create a space you’ll want to spend time in, even during those dreaded all-nighters.

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The Complete Guide to Furniture Donation

When it comes to moving home, this old adage couldn’t be truer: “Out with the old and in with the new!” Moving from one place to another is an excellent opportunity to update your furniture, but what should you do with your old items?

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Where to Buy Boxes To Prepare for Your Move

When you’re preparing for a big move, it’s not always easy to get your hands on enough free boxes. To be prepared, you should know where to buy boxes, as well as which prices and buying options are going to work best for your budget and timeline.

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How to File a Temporary Change-of-Address With the USPS

Is your job relocating you to an office in another city for just a few months? Are you doing a summer internship in a different city? Whatever the circumstances around your short-term relocation are, make sure your mail moves with you. That’s where temporary mail forwarding with the United States Postal Service (USPS®) comes in. […]

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A Complete List of Charities 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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What To Do If You’re Missing Mail After a Move

Your move is complete, and you’ve settled into your new home, but sadly, some of your mail didn’t get the memo. On average, the USPS® processes a staggering 19.7 million mailpieces each hour, and your mail may go missing after a move. Whether it’s one USPS lost package or multiple pieces, filing a missing mail […]

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