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20 Packing Tips (For Moving Like a Pro!)

There are a lot of decisions to make when it comes to an impending move. Should you buy or rent your next place? Should you hire a moving company or bribe your friends? Should you pay the movers to pack up your boxes or do it yourself? Any number of different factors go into making these decisions, and none of them should be made lightly. But now that you’ve made…

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21 Tips for Preventing Damage During Your Move

21 Tips For Preventing Damage During Your Move

There’s a reason that most museums aren’t hands-on: the surest way to prevent things from being damaged is to keep them out of harm’s way. But how can you do that if you have to move your items to a new home? Preventing damage during your move might be foremost in your mind, but it doesn’t have to immobilize you. We’ve put together this comprehensive guide to keeping your home,…

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Need to move in a hurry? These last minute moving tips will have you moving like a pro.

7 Last Minute Moving Tips (Move Like a Pro!)

In a perfect world, you would always have plenty of notice before you need to move. You would have ample time to relocate for work, your landlord would never sell the place out from under you, and you’d have months to pack and prepare. But we don’t live in a perfect world. Sometimes you only get a month’s notice (or less!) to leave your current place, find a new one,…

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These green moving tips are a surefire way to rock your move while also saving the planet.

Green Moving Tips to Save the Earth (& Rock Your Move!)

Let’s face it: moving isn’t the most “eco-friendly” job. You want to protect your stuff from breaking, ripping, or getting stained, but you hate the thought of throwing out all the boxes, styrofoam peanuts, and bubble wrap that such a safe move requires. What you need are some green moving tips that will keep your stuff safe without harming the earth. Why Should I Move “Greener”? When faced with an…

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Moving in Together

Whether you’re getting married, moving in with a boy/girlfriend, or simply moving in with roommates, moving in together is a big step. Furniture, artwork, and expectations need to blend seamlessly in order to have a harmonious living space. We may not be able to help you decide what to do with her shoe collection or his Die Hard posters, but we can help you out with some of the bigger…

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How to Save Time and Money on Your Move

When you’re planning a move, it’s easy to lose track of all the hidden costs of moving:¬†hiring a moving company, buying the materials, making repairs, transportation, and more. Don’t believe us? Just jot down a quick estimate of how much you plan on spending on your total move and see how quickly things add up. But it’s important to stay realistic and take your budget seriously. That’s why we’ve put…

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How to Pack Your Items for Storage

Whatever your reasons for using a storage unit, you will need to make sure to pack your items carefully so that they will be in good condition when it’s time to unpack them. The following tips will show you how to pack your items for storage while preventing damage and protecting your investment. Packing a storage unit is very similar to packing for a move, except you will have to…

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7 Biggest Moving Mistakes

Most people probably don’t put a whole lot of thought into moving, aside from “which home/apartment should I choose?” “how am I going to pack up everything in time?” and “how much pizza should I bribe my friends with?” But think for a minute about your last couple of moves. How smoothly did they go? Were there any ways you could have made them easier? Were there any unexpected problems…

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5 Tips for Moving With Kids

Kids may not have to go to work, pay bills, or deal with a morning commute, but they have many of the same anxieties as adults…and one of them is moving. Children like structure, routine, and familiarity, all of which are disrupted the minute they are given the “we’re moving” talk. Your kids may have reacted with either excitement or outright tears when you informed them of the changes to…

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How to Pack and Store Holiday Decorations

The holidays have come again, which means ’tis the season to be…dragging boxes out of the attic and struggling with those burned-out Christmas lights again. The stresses of December can easily turn the jolliest elf into a Grinch, so we’ve come up with the best tips for how to pack and store holiday decorations to prevent damage (and cursing).

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