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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Moving Always Costs More Than You Think

Whether you’re a plan-out-every-expense mover or go the swipe-the-card-ask-questions-later route, the toll that moving takes on your finances always seems to be bigger than you were expecting. Unfortunately, there’s no one culprit to watch out for. Moving comes with a lot of expenses, and many of them seem to end up costing more than you […]

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A Guide to Moving with Children Who Have Autism

Moving becomes a part of our lives at many different stages: When we move away from our parents, relocate for a job opportunity, or find somewhere new to retire. No matter your circumstances, it can be a stressful process. And if you’re moving with a child with autism, it’s especially important to help relieve moving […]

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The Top Moving Trailer Rental Companies

Renting a moving truck can be expensive, especially when you consider the added costs of fueling up. Not everyone is comfortable driving a large truck on busy, traffic-filled highways. But a trailer rental can be a great way to get your things where they need to go. A moving trailer rental can help you safely […]

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How to Find a Home for Rent: Best Home Rental Sites and More

If you want to rent your next home, you may wonder how to find houses for rent. It seems that there’s an endless number of rental listing sites for apartments, but homes can be a bit tougher to find. Fortunately, there are several sites that aggregate listings, allowing you to search for the rental home […]

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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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10 Women-Owned Moving Companies to Use For Your Next Move

Let’s face it, moving from one home to another, whether it’s across the street or across the country, is a serious undertaking. When we’re moving, we’d welcome anything that makes our moving-life easier. It’s also a bonus if you can give back to the community and support a cause you believe in while making this […]

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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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How to make a mid-range mileage move

It’s easy to find advice about moving across the country (definitely hire movers) or down the street (bribe some friends to help with pizza). The middle ground is a little trickier. What should you do if you’re moving one state over, or just a couple hundred miles away? The good news is that all your […]

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How do Taxes Change for First-Time Homeowners?

You’ve turned your key in the door and taken the first look around as a full-fledged homeowner. Congrats! One foot in the door, and you’re…

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What to Do If Your Lease Is Ending During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The novel coronavirus pandemic has reached every continent in the world, affecting millions of lives since the end of 2019. Nearly every industry has been impacted, including the housing market. Because of the coronavirus, rent has been a top issue on everyone’s mind. 

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Should I Hire Professional Movers or Do it Myself?

Many factors influence the decision to hire professional movers. MYMOVE’s step-by-step guide helps you consider important questions regarding your stress, budget, time, and more.

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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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