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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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