Moving Guides

Planning

Planning for a move isn’t easy. If you need help getting started with your move or have some specific needs, our collection of moving planning tips can help you get a better handle on your move.

Veteran-Owned Moving Companies to Use For Your Next Move

Moving is an exciting time of your life, offering new beginnings and new opportunities. It’s also the perfect time to give back to your community, like supporting a local charity with your unused items and putting your financial support behind a local, veteran-owned moving company.  In fact, U.S. military veterans account for nearly 340,000 of all […]

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Moving Guide for Domestic Violence 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 Way to Move a Hot Tub

Moving a hot tub can be a real challenge. The biggest question is “how do you even move a hot tub?” By design, home spas are large, bulky, oddly shaped, and extremely heavy.  In fact, the average weight of an empty hot tub is around 500 to 1,000 pounds! It’s best to leave the job […]

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6 Practical Tips for Moving In The Fall

So you’ve decided to move — congratulations! If you’re moving in the fall, expect it to feel different from moving during summer. The good news is that the number of people moving starts to decrease in the fall months, so you might find a better deal on any moving expenses. But depending on where you […]

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4 Reasons Fall is the Best Time to Move

Spring cleaning might plant the idea of moving in your mind; something about reorganizing your closets for the tenth time makes it clear…

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How to Pick the Right Floor Plan for Your Needs

You might not be an expert on how to design a house floor plan, and that’s OK. Many homeowners make common mistakes when looking for the ideal floor plan for their house.  Whether you are getting ready to design your floor plan with an architect or you are house hunting for the perfect home, it’s […]

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15 Tips for Moving into Your First House

Finally, you’re ready to move out of your apartment into your first house. Apartment living has its advantages, but sometimes you just need to move on. There are some pretty big differences between living in an apartment complex and living in a home.  Such a large transition may feel a bit overwhelming, but don’t stress. […]

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Surviving a Move in the Summer Heat

Summertime is the most popular time for moving. The kids are out of school, there’s more sunshine, and college students are getting settled…

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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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Motorcycle Shipping: Everything You Need to Know

There is nothing quite like exploring the open road on your motorcycle. But if you’re moving to a new home far away with your family, cruising on two wheels to your destination probably isn’t an option. Motorcycles are also heavy, so it’s not always practical to pack one in the back of a moving truck.

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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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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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Your Guide for Moving Internationally from the U.S.

The world gets smaller each year – witness the numbers of Americans you might know who are living or moving internationally. As for pinning…

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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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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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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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Taking the Long Road: Best Ways to Make a Cross-Country Move

The farthest cities from each other in the U.S. are Point Arena, Calif., and West Quoddy Head, ME. If you’d move from one to the other, you’d travel 3,527 miles. Fortunately, the average cross-country move isn’t quite that long … more like 2,500 miles. However, no matter the length of your cross-country move, it can […]

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Moving tips for people with hearing loss

Moving to a new home comes with its share of excitement and stress. But for the 37.5 million American adults who report trouble with hearing, the process poses a number of different challenges. Many moving companies simply don’t have much experience working with people with hearing loss, and communication can be a struggle.  Fortunately, a […]

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25 Tips for Moving and Packing

We’re just going to say it, moving isn’t going to be easy. But it doesn’t have to be miserable either. There are so many details to the moving process — hiring movers, making lists, planning ahead — but having a plan will get you from the old home to the new home efficiently and easily. […]

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How to Move Heavy Furniture by Yourself

Getting ready for a move? You came to the right place. Lifting heavy furniture puts a lot of stress on our bodies. If you’re not careful, days or weeks of back pain could be in the future. But we’re here to help. Let’s walk through how to lift heavy furniture the way pros do it. […]

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Do’s and Don’ts For a Successful Spring Move

Moving in the spring brings plenty of advantages. Before the busy summer moving season, it’s historically the best time of year to sell your house, with buyers coming out of winter looking to pounce. And even if you’re hiring professional movers, spring’s milder temperatures can make moving day (or week or month) a little less […]

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15 Tips for Moving Out of State

Moving out of state requires way more planning than a simple local move. Knowing what to expect, and how to proceed, is half the battle. You need to decide on whether you want a long-distance moving truck rental or state-to-state movers. You need to think about which belongings are worthy of making the journey. And […]

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Does a DIY Move Actually Save Money?

The term “DIY” has become associated with “affordability” when it comes to everything from painting your house to creating elaborate desserts. But when it comes to moving, does it actually pay to handle everything yourself? Between the cost of renting your own truck and buying your own boxes, you might be surprised at the bill […]

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You’re Forgetting to do These 5 Things Before you Move

Between packing, labeling, and getting bids from movers, you have a full plate when you find a new place. So full, in fact, that there are…

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You Don’t Have to Move to Florida in Retirement

The days of picking up and moving to Florida in retirement might be coming to an end, at least for some retirees.It’s not because Florida…

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