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Planning Your Move

Make educated choices as to the right timeline, budget, and every other aspect of your move in the months, weeks, and days leading up to it.

  • Top 5 Things to Do Before You Move

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 8, 2018

    The weeks leading up to a move can be extremely hectic. During all of this confusion, it's very easy to forget something important. To make things easy, here are the top 5 things you should do before you move.

  • Moving Terms You Should Know

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on October 7, 2013

    Moving is tricky--and so is the language! While you're busy dealing with the many tasks moving requires, you may realize that you never had time to learn of the jargon. This glossary of moving terms will help you speak the language of moving. Bill of Lading The bill of lading is...

  • Tips for Transferring Medical Records When Moving

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on November 8, 2018

    Your previous medical provider is not permitted to charge you a fee for sending your medical records to a new healthcare specialist. It is common, however, for them to charge a fee when sending the records to you directly. HIPAA regulates how much you can be charged for...

  • How to Get Started With Your Move

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on December 17, 2013

    Making the decision to move isn't easy. After all, packing up and leaving home for a new and unfamiliar place is one of the most difficult things to go through in your lifetime. Believe it or not, getting started with the planning preceding your move isn't easy either. If you've...

  • Tips To Use Home Cleaning Services While You Move

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 1, 2022

    Moving out of a house can bring a lot of excitement to your life but at the same time it can be a stressful experience. You need to take care of several things from packing your belongings to decorating your new house and the other things that come in between. One of the most...

  • 5 Reasons to Downsize from a House to an Apartment

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on December 21, 2018

    There are plenty of reasons to downsize your home, and there are a lot of compromises you'll make and things to plan if you do. Whether it's one person or an entire family that's moving, sometimes you reach a point that calls for a change of course. Read on to learn more about...

  • Moving During The Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID-19

    Katherine Broome  Posted by Katherine Broome on November 24, 2020

    As we all know the coronavirus, or Covid-19, has been a massive disruption for just about everyone. When planning a major move , unfortunately, it might be difficult to know whether or not moving has also been disrupted. While more businesses might be opening in some places,...

  • How to Move Art and Antiques: DIY Tips and Specialty Movers

    Myles Compton  Posted by Myles Compton on December 11, 2020

    If you’re moving to a new place and have heirloom antiques or art – you have a lot of options for moving them safely. All of your options can be broken down into the three main elements of moving: Packing  up art and antiques Moving the items in and out of a...

  • 7 Reasons to Use Moving Blankets When Moving

    Katherine Broome  Posted by Katherine Broome on November 24, 2020

    Furniture pads (also called moving blankets) are an invaluable tool when moving. Furniture pads are often viewed as tools for professional movers only, but they are an important tool for DIY movers. In fact, they are just as important as moving boxes, hand trucks, and even...

  • Here's What To Know About Renting A U-Haul Trailer

    Katherine Broome  Posted by Katherine Broome on December 1, 2020

    U-Haul has 12 different trailer options to fit your move, so choosing a trailer might be difficult with so many options. While so many options might be overwhelming, they are easy to narrow down and figure out which one will work best for you. To find out more about U-Haul...

  • 6 Ways To Hire Help for Your Move

    Katherine Broome  Posted by Katherine Broome on December 16, 2020

    If you are moving soon then you undoubtedly have thought about getting help with your move. Hiring help alleviates stress , helps ensure that your belongings are taken care of, and it also ensures that no one gets injured by carrying too much. Here are six ideas that you can...

  • Moving from an Apartment to a House

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on January 17, 2014

    Making the transition from renting a small apartment to owning a larger home is a pretty big step personally and financially, and requires a lot of careful planning that can affect your life for many years to come. It's important not to rush the process and consider all of the...

  • Ultimate Piano Moving Checklist: A DIY Guide

    Myles Compton  Posted by Myles Compton on December 16, 2020

    If you’ve ever moved a heavy piece of furniture or appliance, then you know that these weighty pieces require a lot of care and attention. But what about a piano? Surely nobody could move one of those on their own! There are critics when people discuss the prospect of...

  • Choosing Between Hiring Packers Or Packing By Yourself

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 17, 2022

    Here we will explore both the pros and cons of hiring packers vs. packing by yourself, which will help you decide which can be the best option for you.

  • Why It's a Good Idea to Get Free Moving Quotes

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on October 30, 2018

    Finding qualified moving professionals for your upcoming relocation requires thorough research and planning. It's important to hire a trustworthy, reliable and professional moving company to safely handle and transport your goods to your new home. That's why it's a good idea to...

  • Is It Better to Move During the Week or on the Weekend?

    Scott Myers  Posted by Scott Myers on October 22, 2018

    When planning your move, there are many factors to consider. Choosing your moving day is a major decision that will greatly affect your move's cost and convenience. While you may assume that moving on the weekend is the optimal option, there are many advantages to booking a...

  • 10 Tips For a DIY Move

    Katherine Broome  Posted by Katherine Broome on February 17, 2022

    Moving is a stressful event that can take up quite a bit of your time and energy. This is especially true when doing a DIY move. We have listed ten tips for your DIY move to help your move go smoothly and to help make sure your move is a little more stress-free. Tip 1 - Decide...

  • Planning Your Move While You Plan Your Wedding

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 19, 2018

    Moving includes packing your belongings, finding a moving company and planning your moving budget. It's a time-consuming process that can be tedious, frustrating and overwhelming to handle. Now, imagine planning your move while you plan your wedding. It's common to deal with...

  • What Are the Top Places in the US to Raise a Family?

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 26, 2018

    During the process of relocation, there are many things to take into consideration when deciding on a new place to live. When you have a family, choosing where to relocate becomes a much more involved process, because you have to figure out a place that's best for everyone in...

  • How to Move on Short Notice and Tips for Emergency Moving

    Paul Bookstaber  Posted by Paul Bookstaber on November 26, 2018

    On average, preparation for a move should start about seven to eight weeks before your move date. This gives you more than enough time to properly pack, organize and talk logistics with your moving company. Unfortunately, things don't always go as planned, and you need to move on...

  • How Technology Can Make Your Move Easier

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on November 19, 2018

    Technology has transformed the way we approach a lot of things. It allows you to be more educated when making important decisions by being able to read hundreds of customer reviews online. Likewise, apps can streamline your move. They act as virtual personal assistants to keep...

  • How To Move Discreetly

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 17, 2013

    According to Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, "All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret." That is why it is so important to remain discreet when handling personal matters that are truly no one's business. Though rare, there are times in life when...

  • How to Successfully Move Back to Your Hometown as an Adult

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 29, 2018

    Whether you are considering a return home due to lack of employment, or because you simply miss loved ones and the familiarity of the town, moving back to your hometown can be both exciting and difficult. You may resent the connotation that moving back home means you aren't...

  • Prohibited Items Movers Won't Move

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 29, 2018

    Professional movers are paid to help you in every aspect of your relocation. Their main goal is to safely move the your belongings and household items to your destination without misplacement or damage to your goods. However, there are certain items that movers are prohibited to...

  • How and When to Give Your Landlord Notice When Moving Out

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 6, 2018

    When you reach the end of your lease term at your rental property, you will have to make the decision to renew the contract or vacate the apartment. Notify your landlord of your intent to vacate to avoid paying additional rent and to receive a refund of your security deposit....

  • How to Throw a Memorable Going Away Party Before You Move

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 30, 2018

    Saying goodbye to loved ones is never easy. However, it is an unavoidable reality that people's lives take them in different directions, whether it be for school, employment opportunity or personal reasons. And though it is difficult to say goodbye to those that have made an...

  • How to Move in With Your Son or Daughter

    Ryan Hussey  Posted by Ryan Hussey on July 1, 2015

    Multigenerational households are becoming a common trend amongst families in the country. The most popular form of this are parents turning into grandparents and ultimately moving in with their children. If you find yourself in this position, there should be no shame or worry....

  • Reserving Parking Spaces and Getting a Parking Permit for Moving Day

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 8, 2018

    The last thing you want to do is worry about on moving day is parking. In the midst of last-minute tasks, having parking settled beforehand will bring much-needed organization to your move. Depending on where your moving vehicle will be parked, you may require a parking permit...

  • Which Architectural Style Is Right for You?

    Kelly Martini  Posted by Kelly Martini on October 9, 2018

    Are you looking for a starter home? Upgrading to accommodate a growing family? In a market of infinite possibilities, pick one of the common American styles listed below, or hire a contractor to build you something from the ground up. Choose the correct...

  • How Far in Advance Should You Schedule Your Move?

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on October 5, 2018

    While relocating can be an exciting process, getting things in order can also be exhausting, complicated and a constant source of stress. Moving doesn't have to be a tedious process; planning ahead and keeping to a reliable move schedule will ease the stress and confusion of...

  • 15 Moving Mistakes to Avoid on Your Next Move

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on December 20, 2018

    Moving is stressful, overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. When you are bogged down with the various projects involved in relocating to your new home, you may forget important tasks or to take preemptive measures that are essential to make your move affordable, easy and without...

  • The Ultimate Checklist for Moving to Another State

    Kelly Martini  Posted by Kelly Martini on November 30, 2018

    Relocating to a new state can be very overwhelming and tedious, especially if not done right. Whether you are a recent graduate, a working professional or moving with family, you want things to go as smooth as possible. We put together the ultimate checklist to assist you on...

  • Tips To Move Your Items To A New Country

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 8, 2022

    Are you ready to make an international move ? There are many advantages and disadvantages of moving abroad like applying for a VISA and checking the customs rules and regulations. But in this guide, we will only talk about how to move your possessions or household items to a new...

  • Moving Alone To A New City - A Comprehensive Guide

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 11, 2022

    Moving to a new city alone can be both an exciting and stressful experience. You can enjoy the opportunity to make a new beginning and at the same time feel reluctant to meet strangers. You will have to enter a new world with no one lovable and trustworthy standing by your side....

  • All You Need To Know About An Interstate Move

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 14, 2022

    Are you making an interstate move? You have to perform several tasks to accomplish them. Here are a few basic things which you may need to do: Pack your belongings. Find a suitable place to move. Check out the various moving options. Establish new connections. An interstate move...

  • Rent Furniture Or Buy It - Which Is A Better Option?

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 14, 2022

    Are you confused about whether to rent furniture or buy it? Renting furniture is comparatively simpler and more convenient than buying it. If you don't want to spend money on buying stylish furniture for your new house, hiring a good-quality piece of furniture can be an...

  • Tips To Move Cross-Country With Your Cat

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 19, 2022

    Are you planning to move with your cat? Do you think the stress of your move would be doubled if you move with a cat? Don't worry, we will help you prepare your cat for a cross-country move and make it convenient for you to handle them. How to prepare your cat for moving?...

  • A Precise List of Moving Supplies for An Easy Move

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 19, 2022

    Moving can be mind-boggling if you aren't prepared for it. In fact, it would be a good idea to have a moving supplies checklist in hand that can help you make your move easier and smoother. Moving supplies aren’t only limited to packing tapes and cardboard boxes, but there...

  • How To Move Your Computer to A New House

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 22, 2022

    A computer can be one of your most valuable possessions, especially in this digital age. It could be your biggest worry when it comes to moving to a new house. You may find it difficult to replace because it's expensive and may have important documents stored in it, like your...

  • Genius Storage Solutions for Moving to a Small Apartment

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 22, 2022

    Living in a small apartment comes with a few benefits. You can easily keep it clean and spend your time exploring the city. But have you ever thought about where you will store your possessions or does your new apartment have sufficient space to store your belongings? Creativity...

  • What To Consider When Downsizing To A Smaller Home

    Katherine Broome  Posted by Katherine Broome on April 20, 2022

    Having a large home has benefits for many families. While you have ample space for your family, the bills and upkeep of a larger home might take away from the enjoyment of the house. If you are looking at downsizing, there are lots of considerations to make. There are lots of...

  • Steps To Make A Moving Day Successful

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 25, 2022

    Moving day can be stressful and arduous. However, there are a few simple ways to make a move easier at each step of the process. All your plans, preparations, skillful organization, and hard work are for this moment. While the consequences of your moving journey will mostly...

  • The Top Strategies To Move On A Rainy Day

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on April 25, 2022

    There are multiple things that you need to plan for the moving day. However, you can't control bad weather no matter how much you try. It would be a huge inconvenience for you if it started raining on a moving day. Perhaps, you will have to spend a considerable time outside...

  • A Detailed Guide To Make A Cross-Country Move Smoothly

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 4, 2022

    Are you worried about making a cross-country move? Moving to a place that lies hundreds or thousands of miles apart isn't easy. However, you can move safely and smoothly if you follow the tips that we will discuss in this guide. Preparing to move across the country will require...

  • 10 Cheap Ways to Move Cross Country

    Katherine Broome  Posted by Katherine Broome on May 4, 2022

    Let's face it; moving is expensive. Whether you hire professional movers, or you do a DIY move, the cost can quickly add up. Luckily, there are ways to cut down on the cost of your cross-country move. Read more to find out how. Here are 10 ways to save on your next move: Sell...

  • Tips to Go Back to Your Hometown for Living with Parents

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 4, 2022

    Moving back to your hometown for living with your parents can be a big decision for you. Here we will identify a few ways in which you can ensure a smooth transition.

  • Best Tips For Moving With Kids During The School Year

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 6, 2022

    Over 15 million families in the US move each year, while families with one or more small children make up a major part of that number. Summer is the best time to move because the weather is temperate, and the children have a long break from school. However, your busy schedule...

  • How To Move Successfully To New Office Space?

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 10, 2022

    Office relocation can be one of the most exciting and transforming experiences of your life. This shows that your business is ready for change and development, regardless of its size or the industry to which it belongs. In the current scenario, our working style has changed, and...

  • Best Strategies To Move Heavy Furniture - DIY Move

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 17, 2022

    Here we will explore a few good strategies that can help you move heavy furniture easily and efficiently with the help of the right techniques and equipment.

  • Simple Strategies For Packing Clothes Before A Move

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 27, 2022

    Packing clothes for moving is often more formidable than making the heavy furniture ready. It's due to this only that many people leave packing their clothes for the last few minutes. If you are relocating, the most arduous task for you would be to decide the best way to pack...

  • Tips To Move In A Hurry- Packing And Moving

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 31, 2022

    Did you ever face a situation when you had to do something in a hurry? If yes, perhaps you will understand how demanding and frustrating such situations can be. Moving to a new house under normal circumstances can be hard, lengthy, and stressful for you and if you have less time...

  • A Guide To Successfully Move Your Elderly Parents

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 31, 2022

    As we grow old as an adult, there will be a phase in our life when we will be forced to think about the health and well-being of our parents. Of course, we want to see them healthy and lead an independent life if their health permits. However, there will be a time when they might...

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