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What Will Single-Family Homes Look Like in 10 Years?

Glasshouse Images / Getty Images Picture your dream home. Can you see the floor plan in your mind’s eye? How many bedrooms does it have? How many bathrooms? Is there a big wraparound porch or convenient, state-of-the-art laundry? When you first start renting, getting into the home of your dreams can feel like a distant […]

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Guess Who’s to Blame for the Decline in Moving?

You’ve probably seen the headlines that Americans are moving at a lower rate than ever. Who’s to blame? Millennials, of course. Don’t they…

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Military PCS Moves: A Comprehensive List of Resources

One great thing about a military move is that it won’t cost you much since the government covers nearly all of the expenses. But PCS moves are no walk in the park. A Permanent Change of Station is a big change for your family, who will have to get used to a new location and make new friends all over again. Not only that, but your spouse may have to find a new job or career.

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A Complete List of Moving Companies With Military Discounts

Every year about one-third of military service members move to a new duty station. That’s hundreds of thousands of households who have to pick up and relocate to a new home. While the government covers the cost and arranges for military moving companies to transport the household goods of military members, many decide to go with a personally procured move (PPM) instead.

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Tips for Moving Into Military Housing

There’s no underestimating the importance of “home” to our service members who need a safe place to lay their heads after a long day of protecting our nation — that’s where military housing can play a crucial role. But understanding how it all works and deciding whether military housing off-base or on-base is the better option can be a confusing process.

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7 Insane Things People Found When They Moved In

It’s fairly common to find a few odds and ends lying around when you move into a new home: a random toilet plunger, for example, or…

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How to Embrace the Small Things After Downsizing

Let’s face it: “enjoying the small things in life” is probably easier for someone who didn’t just downsize their home. If you’ve recently…

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DIY Home-Staging Tips Every Seller Can Use

Thinking about selling your home? You’ve probably heard of the standard home-staging “must-dos”: give your walls a fresh coat of paint, remove family photographs, fix obvious flaws, declutter. But beyond that, what makes a home look and feel fantastic, and — even more important — sell quickly? Whether your home is decorated to perfection or you need […]

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Why Millennials are Renting More — And Why It Works for Them

Rent or own? When it comes to choosing a living space, it’s a question young people ask themselves as they begin establishing their…

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Don’t Forget to Winterize These Things When You Move in Frigid Weather

Four Items You’ll Need to Prep for a Winter Move Moving in the winter requires extra precautions for a few items. Follow these winterization tips to ensure your items arrive safely and in working order when you need to use them again. Appliances Any appliance that was once connected to water has the potential of […]

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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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Coronavirus Moving Study: People Left Big Cities, Temporary Moves Spiked In First 6 Months of COVID-19 Pandemic

While it seemed like everyone was staying at home, they were actually moving in even larger numbers than usual. Looking at the number of movers who filed for mail forwarding from February to July, requests are up 3.92% from the same time the previous year. There have been more than 15.9 million requests in 2020. In comparison, there were just over 15.3 million requests during the same period in 2019.

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Can Coronavirus Live on Mail? All of Your Questions, Answered

We know you’re online shopping, which means that you’re getting tons of packages. Here’s what you need to know about receiving mail during COVID-19.

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There’s an App for That: 6 Virtual Ways to Turn Your Decor Dreams into Reality

With moving day near, you’re inundated with decorative visions of your new digs. You’re so inspired, in fact, that your brain has a few too…

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End of Summer Countdown: Get Your House Fall-Ready With This Home Maintenance Checklist

With the seasons ever-changing we are always looking to update our maintenance checklist.  Be sure to read our updated Fall Home Maintenance checklist. We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  We have homework for you to […]

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Five Creative Ways to Announce a Change of Address

When you make your announcement fun, it’s more memorable for the recipients. Here are five fun change of announcement ideas we love.

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Why Does It Cost $1.05 to Change My Address?

To make sure that your mail moves with you, you’ll have to change your address officially with the United States Postal Service. If you use the convenient online process, it will cost you $1.05. Here’s why. 

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How to Declutter Before Your Move: What to Keep, Toss, and Donate

This post has been provided by Bed Bath & Beyond. MYMOVE may collect a share of sales from links featured on this page. Moving? Whether you have days, weeks, or months to go, the time to declutter is now. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have an easier time packing, moving, and unpacking in your new […]

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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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Read This Before You Paint: How Color Can Affect Your Home and Psyche

Ever since your first walk-through, you’ve been mentally swiping through paint swatches, putting together color combos for your new home…

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How to Change Your Address Online

If you’ve recently found a new house or apartment, you know it’s exciting, but it’s also anxiety-provoking. Moving is like an endless list of tasks that you need to check off. Remember that one of those tasks is to change your address. You may be wondering how to change your address online. Good news — […]

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Your Questions About Moving During Coronavirus, Answered

Moving is stressful enough on a normal day without the added chaos of a pandemic. We know you have a lot of coronavirus moving questions. So, read on to have those questions answered. 

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