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12 Practical Tips for Moving In The Fall

So you’ve decided to move — congratulations! If you’re moving in the fall, expect it to look slightly different from if you moved during peak summer moving season. On the plus side, the number of people moving starts to decrease in the fall months, so you might find a better deal for moving expenses. But, […]

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What to Do When Movers Lose or Break Your Stuff

Moving to a new home always comes with stress. A 2020 survey conducted by OnePoll for North American Van Lines said that moving was more stressful than getting a divorce, starting a new job, or having kids. And when your favorite piece of glassware is shattered during the moving process or your expensive electronics arrive […]

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How Many Boxes Do You Need?

Planning ahead for your move includes a lot of factors: finding a new home, booking movers, and, of course, packing. If you’re wondering, “How many boxes do I need?” then you’ve come to the right place. For the ultimate planners, knowing from the outset how many moving boxes the move will require provides some peace […]

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How to Find a Reliable Handyman or Plumber When You Move

Are you wondering how to find a handyman or plumber for your new home? We have you covered with a step-by-step guide, plus a list of reputable websites and apps to make your search for a trustworthy professional as easy as possible. How to find a handyman or plumber when stuff breaks in your new […]

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How Much Are Utilities? Here’s How To Calculate It

If you’re moving into a new house, condo, or apartment rental, you will need to sign up for utility services. So, how much are utilities? The answer to this question is highly variable. The average apartment electric bill is typically lower than the bill for a house. Some rentals include certain utilities in the price, […]

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12 Tips for Lowering Your Electric Bill

If you’re like many people, you may be wondering how to lower electric bill costs. The average residential electric bill in the U.S. is $115.49, but what you pay every month can vary wildly depending on the season and location. Your bill may skyrocket for a few months of the year if you live in […]

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What is a Studio Apartment and Should I Live in One?

When you’re looking for a compact place to live, a studio apartment is an excellent option. What is a studio apartment? In this guide, we dig deeper into the studio apartment definition and outline the pros and cons of living in one. Knowing the details will help you find a cool studio apartment that suits […]

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How to Move a Grill

Learning how to transport a grill isn’t as difficult as you might think, despite the bulky weight and size. But there are some specific steps to make sure your grill arrives safely — and you don’t miss grilling season. For example, can you transport a propane tank laying down? Before understanding how to transport a […]

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The Cheapest Way to Move Locally

Moving is generally pretty expensive. But it doesn’t always have to be. Our essential guide on the cheapest way to move locally will help you decide what works best for your relocation. Read on for insider tips and resources. How much does a local move cost? The cost of a local move can vary greatly […]

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How to Fill Holes in the Wall to Get Your Security Deposit Back

You’ve given your notice to the landlord and have begun the packing process. As you take down your family photos and wall art, the nail holes left behind become alarmingly front and center. Left untouched, you may not get your security deposit returned. Learn how to fill holes in walls before your move and have […]

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8 Ways to Lower Your Water Bill

Like many people, you may be wondering, “Why is my water bill so high?” There are numerous possible reasons for this, but before we dig into the average water bill, it’s important to understand a bit about water bills nationwide. Although the average water bill continues to rise year over year, the growth rate has […]

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What Is a Loft Apartment?

A loft apartment is a large and open living space with few or no interior walls. Loft apartments emerged after WWII, in the abandoned infrastructure of industrial New York City. These spaces were pioneered by artists seeking affordable shelter after the war. But it wasn’t until the 1960s that loft apartments became desirable to the […]

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How to Find Property Lines

Knowing where your property begins and ends is an important responsibility for any homeowner. Boundary lines come into play often around building fences, driveways, sheds, decks, or home extensions. Before beginning any such project, it is important that you know how to find property lines. If you’ve ever asked yourself, “How do I find my […]

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Efficiency Apartment vs. Studio Apartment

When you’re searching for the ideal small apartment, you’re going to see many terms in rental ads, most notably that the terms “studio apartment” and “efficiency apartment” crop up a lot. And that they’re both a little unconventional compared to your average apartment search. Neither a studio nor an efficiency apartment have private sleeping areas. […]

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What is an Efficiency Apartment?

If you want to rent a small apartment, you’ll see many terms in your search for one, including efficiency apartments. You might be wondering, “What is an efficiency apartment,” and is this the right choice for me? Not only does an efficiency apartment refer to small units, but efficiency housing is also more affordable than […]

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How to Stock your First Kitchen in 8 Steps

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and equipping it for the first time can be an exciting (and daunting) process. You’ll need to plan how to stock those empty cabinets and drawers carefully. While it may be tempting to purchase all the kitchen gadgets, you don’t want your drawers to overflow with accessories […]

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Weddings and Moving in With Your New Spouse During the Pandemic

For many couples, the coronavirus has interfered with even the best-laid wedding plans, and it has brought a once-thriving industry to a near standstill. “Due to the pandemic, the wedding industry has been as deeply affected as the restaurant industry,” explains Amy McCord Jones, a wedding planner and florist for the past 13 years. She […]

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Post-Move Checklist: What To Do When You’re Settling Into a New Home

So you’ve already made an entire to-do list for your next big move, but did you remember to make a post-move checklist? Once you’ve unloaded the last box and tipped the movers, you’ll still have action items at your new place. We’ve got a complete list of post-move to-dos so you can keep organized as […]

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Domestic Violence During the Pandemic: Resources for Victims and 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 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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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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