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Your Questions About Moving During Coronavirus, Answered

As health officials and governments are hard at work trying to stop the coronavirus spread, people across the country are staying at home and practicing social distancing. This means we’re limiting our time in public and staying six feet away from strangers — all in an effort to try and stop COVID-19’s spread. With businesses across the country shutting down or operating at limited capacity, and people spending more time at home, what does that mean for pending moves? 

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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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How to Set Up Trash Pick-Up and Recycling at Your New Home

Moving into a new home involves a lot of planning and preparation, including setting up trash removal services. No one wants to deal with heaps of trash, especially after a move. In this guide, you’ll learn more about what garbage pickup service to look for, how to set up your garbage collection service, and what […]

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Pro Tips: 5 Things This Real Estate Agent Says You Need to Know

Whether you’re buying a house or selling your home, the process can be tremendously overwhelming. However, there are insider tips that can lessen stress, save time and money. MYMOVE interviewed Liz Loadholt, a real estate broker since 1976. She is the founder, COO, Relocation Director, and Broker-in-Charge of The Agent Owned Realty Co. Liz Loadholdt […]

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How Much Are Closing Costs?

When you are about to purchase a new home, one looming question might be “how much are closing costs?” While these costs vary depending on your location, it is still possible to determine the average closing costs on your home. Closing costs cover a wide variety of fees that your lender is going to go […]

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How Do I Fire My Real Estate Agent?

Though it’s always best to work things out if possible, there are times when it may become necessary to fire a real estate agent. Whether your agent is grossly incompetent, or you simply don’t see eye to eye, firing a realtor is a delicate process. Here’s how to fire a realtor with minimal drama or […]

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How Changing Your Address Helps Change Laws

Don’t let a defunct address keep you from participating in democracy. Updating your voter registration with your correct and current address ensures that you’re able to vote in the right district and that your voter ID and your registration card match. Change is made on a local level. It’s your mayor who appoints the chief […]

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How to Find a month-to-month Lease

If you are looking for flexibility, a month-to-month lease could be the answer. With no specified end date, they can allow you to reside in the apartment for an extended or limited timeframe. If you take on a traditional lease that renews at the end of 12 or 16 months, you’re required to stay there […]

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Top Wellness Apps To Help You Stay Calm During a Move

It may feel difficult to focus on anything else but planning, packing (and unpacking), and other preparations throughout your move. When the process becomes overwhelming, it’s essential to take time for self-care to manage moving stress. These seven relaxation apps will help you stay calm and collected during your move. 7 relaxation apps to help […]

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How to Vote By Mail

Everyone knows that the 2020 presidential election is an important one. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of voting will look much different than in years past. A majority of Americans will be sending mail-in votes, rather than casting their ballot in-person at a local polling place. Voting by mail — also called […]

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How to Get to Know Your New Neighbors

Striking up a conversation with strangers — even new neighbors — can be challenging. But, once you’ve settled in after your big move, it’s time to get out there and introduce yourself. Whether you tend to be more introverted or outgoing, these ten tips will help you easily make new neighbor introductions. Meeting your neighbors […]

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A Senior Citizen’s Guide to Moving

Moving is a major ordeal for anyone, but seniors often face particularly difficult challenges when relocating. Seniors may require additional assistance when it comes to downsizing, planning, and executing the actual move itself. As we age, we usually accumulate more things — so often, the first step is to part with a large number of […]

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The Top Reasons Home Sales Fall Through

Whether you’re buying or selling a home, uncertainty hangs over every contract: Will the other party uphold their obligations? Will they change their mind? There are many reasons real estate deals fall through, but with a little knowledge and insight, you can increase the chances that your contract leads to a successful closing. Many variables […]

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How to Get Off Catalog Mailing Lists

Statista estimates that there are over 10.64 billion mailed catalogs in America between 2001 and 2015. With such a high number of unsolicited materials, your mailbox can end up like a holding cell for trash that adds little value to your life. Junk mail can be costly, too, presenting a shopping temptation that can throw […]

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Can You Finance Your Move? 

Between buying packing supplies and renting a moving truck, moving can get pretty expensive. Because relocating is so costly, paying for your moving costs out of pocket may not be possible. That’s where moving loans come in. They’re unsecured personal loans that allow you to finance part or all of your moving costs and pay […]

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Is Your Moving Company Licensed and Insured? Here’s How To Check

A 2019 United States Census Mobility Data report reveals that 32 million Americans moved homes in 2018. More than 45% of this was local, while 54.5% was interstate. If you’re planning on joining the trend and changing residences, an important part of your journey should be locating licensed moving companies to help with the transition. […]

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How to Move Sustainably

Moving your life from one home to another is an inevitable part of life, but leaving a large carbon footprint when you move doesn’t have to be. While corporations bear the onus for producing the most greenhouse emissions, it’s our planet too, and every little bit of eco-friendliness helps. We’re familiar with the idea of […]

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17 Cute Dorm Room Ideas For Decorating Your Small Space

Personalizing a dorm room is an effective way of both making it homey and easing the transition to college life. However, most dorm rules don’t allow you to change the room’s furniture, layout, or wall color. So in this post, we share cute dorm ideas that will transform the dullest dorm room into a comfortable […]

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Moving Quote Terminology, Decoded

What does my moving company estimate mean? Moving quotes give you an accurate idea of how much it will cost you to move. You’ll typically receive one after providing some information, such as the items you’re moving, whether you need the items packed and where your belongings are headed to. Some moving company quotes are […]

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A List of Alternative, Green Packing Materials You Can Use

Whether you are about to move from one home to another or sending packages to family and friends, finding eco-friendly packaging materials is an important part of living sustainably. While traditional cardboard boxes can be recycled, manufacturing and recycling them consumes a fair bit of energy. In other words, this traditional packing method isn’t as […]

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Does a Moving Truck Need to Stop at a Weigh Station?

If you’re embarking on a long-haul move, chances are you’re using a moving truck. Crossing over state lines means facing a variety of highway regulations, including whether or not you should stop at a moving truck weigh station. You’re probably asking yourself, do U-Hauls have to stop at weigh stations? The answer to that question […]

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Create Peace of Mind By Childproofing Your Home

Raising kids is one of life’s greatest joys, but it’s tempered by the apprehension of making sure they are cared for and safe. Bringing children into a new home or space means searching out and addressing potential hazards. After all, injury is the number one killer of children and teens according to the Centers of […]

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How to Move to College During COVID-19

Coronavirus and moving aren’t necessarily two words you want to hear in the same sentence. Add starting college to the mix, and you’ve got a lot on your plate. As of August 2020, only 6% of colleges in the US say they’re moving to exclusively online learning in the fall semester. While Rutgers, Harvard, USC, […]

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Best Apartment-Finders of 2020

Finding an apartment is often a challenging process on its own, but modern apartment apps and websites are designed to make the process easier. The tricky part these days is choosing the best site for apartment rentals. Listings flood the market, with many companies claiming to be the best apartment finder. But separating the truly […]

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What Are The Most Eco-Friendly Cities in the US?

Sustainability has evolved into an important part of city planning due to the growing threat of climate change. Meeting the needs of a city’s citizens in an environmentally friendly manner is possible, and there are five metro areas in the U.S. that excel at this: New York, New Orleans, Seattle, Boston, and Philadelphia. To determine […]

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College Move-In Day Tips To Keep You Organized and Prepared

Adventure awaits! You just have to get over the hurdle of packing for college. Armed with these college move-in day tips, you’ll ace settling into your new digs. Plan ahead Be sure to stay focused on college move-in day prep. There’s a lot that goes into successfully navigating the big move, so avoid the temptation […]

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The Best Dorm Room Organization and Storage Hacks

Moving from your home’s bedroom into a small dorm room can be a major adjustment. The key to “living small” is all about dorm room organization. Avoid the dreaded small-space clutter with these must-know storage ideas. Keep your cool with an over the fridge organizer: An over the fridge organizer not only saves space, but […]

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Homelessness During the Pandemic: What to Do and How to Help

For those who are homeless and need a place to live, there are options. Here’s a look at homeless resources, homelessness during the pandemic, and how those willing to help can get involved.  

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First Apartment Checklist: Everything You Need for Move-In Day

Deciding what to bring to your first apartment can be overwhelming — get yourself organized by creating an apartment checklist. Don’t want to forget the essentials — like toilet paper and cleaning supplies? Add it to the list. Are you bringing along a furry friend? Make sure to include your pet’s needs as part of […]

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The Complete Guide to OCONUS (Overseas) Military Moves

Moving can be stressful, but even more so when you are moving outside of the United States (OCONUS) into military or base housing. There are hundreds of things to take care of, like packing boxes, notifying your landlord, registering with the Defense Personal Property System and completing your counseling, telling your kids and extended family, and so much more. 

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