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How Much Does It Cost to Move a Mobile Home?

If you’re looking to move a mobile home for the first time, it’s not as easy as hitching it to a truck and pulling it to your destination. There are several questions you need to answer before you start the move. How much does it cost to move a mobile home? What kind of permits […]

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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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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 Pros and Cons of Renting a Home

Whether you are right out of college or you are into your ‘lived in’ years, most likely you will rent a home at some point of your life.  Renting as opposed to owning a home can have its pros and cons.  For some, renting is the perfect option, and for some, owning a piece of […]

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Fire Safety in Your New Home: Safety Checklist For the Family

Home fire safety is immensely important for everyone, regardless of where you live and who’s at home with you — whether you live alone, with kids, or even your fur babies. In 2018, over 3,600 deaths occurred as a result of fires. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that nearly three out of five fire-related […]

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Where to Donate Food When You Move

There are many aspects of moving that are easily forgotten in the middle of transitioning. You could have your nose to the grindstone and then with a week left before the moving truck arrives, you find yourself  asking the question, “Where can I donate food?” The good news is, there are quite a few choices for food bank donation.

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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 November 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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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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4 Simple Steps To Packing Liquids For a Move

Whether using a professional moving company or doing a DIY move, knowing how to pack every item is daunting. Packing liquids is particularly difficult, and failure to properly do so can make for a messy arrival to your new home. From food items, cleaning supplies, hobby paints, or even a fine wine collection, there’s a lot of things that you don’t want to simply throw away.

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How Much Does a PO Box Cost?

Getting a USPS® PO Box™ when you move is an excellent way of ensuring your mail doesn’t get lost or stolen. If you’re moving to a new area or looking for a secure way to receive mail, you could be wondering, “how much does a PO Box cost?” While PO Box prices are consistent across every post office in the United States, the fees vary according to location, box size, and the rental term you choose.

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How Much Should You Spend On Rent?

For some, the responsibility of spending hard-earned money on bills or rent can be anxiety-producing. For others, the thought of getting that first apartment and starting a new life is exciting. But before perusing rental listings, first, you need to answer the question, “how much should I spend on rent?” By understanding the percentage of income that you need for rent, you can answer the question, “how much rent can I afford?”

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How to Rent a Home or Apartment With No Credit History

Can you rent if you have no 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 […]

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Where to Buy Cheap Furniture

Whether you’re moving into your first apartment, to a larger home for your growing family, or are downsizing after retirement, furnishing a new space on a budget can be challenging. Finding cheap furniture that doesn’t reflect its price tag requires some savvy shopping. We’ve put together 20 phenomenal places to find the cheapest furniture to […]

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How to Get a PO Box When You Move

Learning how to get a PO Box™ involves visiting your local Post Office™ or renting one online, considering your mailbox needs, and then selecting the right size. If you’re moving out of your old home before your new one is ready, or if you’ll be staying in temporary places between moves, you can forward your mail to a USPS® PO Box. A PO Box is also an excellent option if you’re moving to a place where you need a more secure mailbox solution to prevent theft or tampering.

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How to Pack a Playroom

Where there are children, there are toys. Lots of toys. Packing up a playroom and moving toys is similar to completing a puzzle. With a bit of planning, you will be able to pack away all of the (toy) pieces safely and securely. Here’s how to pack toys for moving with ease. 

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What to Do If You Can’t Pay Rent

What happens if you don’t pay rent? During these times of record-breaking unemployment, it’s a more popular question now than ever. Whether you’ve fallen on hard times or simply haven’t budgeted your money accordingly, when you can’t afford rent, it’s an extremely stressful situation. Your landlord may legally be able to evict you, potentially leaving you without a roof over your head.

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