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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 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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First Season in a Snowy Neighborhood? Here are Some (Literal) Ice Breakers

Are you trading palm trees for snow-covered oaks? Trying to figure out how to prepare for snow by winterizing your new home? If you move to a city with winter conditions for the first time in your life, you might feel paralyzed the first time you get a big overnight snowfall. You can call in […]

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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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Moving? Do These Eight Things ASAP To Get Ahead

It’s official-you’ll soon be on the move! Whether you’re catapulting your life to an entirely new city or a mile down the road, one thing…

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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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Top 10 Benefits of Downsizing into a Smaller Home

Have you noticed there is a new push for downsizing the way we live? Homeowners are realizing that “living large” doesn’t always mean bigger is better. In fact there are many benefits to downsizing to a smaller home. Whether the decision is voluntarily are you are forced to move for job relocation or other life […]

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10 Floor Plan Mistakes And How To Avoid Them In Your Home

Every homeowner has gone through it – you choose a home that you think will be ideal for you and your family and once you move into, you wonder, “why doesn’t this floor plan work for us?” Many homeowners make common mistakes when looking for the best floor plan to fit their needs. Whether you […]

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Follow These 4 Tips To Stay Organized When You’re Moving On A Short Deadline

Moving is never easy, but when you have to move quickly, it can feel like a much more difficult task. With that in mind, we’ve brought you four tips on how to stay organized when you’re moving on a short deadline. Whether you’re moving for a new job that’s starting soon or because you want […]

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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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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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How to Handle Moving to a New City

Moving to a new city can be scary. It’s tough to make life decisions about a place you’ve never been before.But if you plan ahead, it…

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Moving Back Home: What Will You Do With Your Stuff?

Where do you put your stuff when you move back home with your family? Moving home already comes with challenges. Here are tips to help you face them.

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How to Handle Moving Day Rain

You’ve packed. You’ve planned. You’ve hired the movers, or bribed recruited your friends. And as you’re standing outside, morning of the…

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