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Tips When Hiring Movers

September 6, 2016
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If you’ve heard moving company horror stories from friends and relatives, your excitement about your new home may be overshadowed with a little trepidation. What if the movers don’t show up for my move? What if they charge me double their estimate? What if they won’t deliver my furniture? Relax and follow these quick hiring tips. Most moving company headaches can be avoided simply by choosing reputable movers and by knowing your rights as a consumer. Give yourself time to shop around and do your homework. Snap…

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How to Write a Garage Sale Ad (and Where to Post It Online)

July 13, 2016

Staging your house to sell? Cutting the clutter before a move? Just looking for a little more breathing room in your closets? If so, a garage sale could be a Saturday morning well spent! Once you’ve decided what you want to sell, priced your items and planned when and how to set up your garage sale, all that’s left is to advertise it. Where to post garage sale ads online Today, there many free online resources available to advertise your garage sale. Sites like YardSaleSearch.com, Gsalr.com and GarageSaleFinder.com—and their…

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How to Throw a Packing Party

May 24, 2016

What better way to celebrate your upcoming move than with a packing party? But you don’t want to throw an average, run-of-the-mill packing party. You want to wow your friends and family members while creating warm, wonderful memories of your final days in your current space. Following are tips to host a box-up-your-belongings bash that guests will rave about well after you’ve settled into your brand-new home:   Issue an invite in advance. Give your family and friends plenty of notice so they can save…

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Ways to Make Moving Day Run Smoothly

May 17, 2016

The countdown has begun, and you can hardly wait. Very soon you’ll be settling into your brand-new dream home. But before you can kick back and relax in your spacious great room or test out that tempting recipe in your gourmet kitchen, you have to make it through Moving Day.   Moving into a new home doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. In fact, with a little advanced planning, your upcoming move can go off without a hitch. Just follow these simple tips for a…

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Ultimate Moving Pack

May 19, 2015

A lot goes into organizing a move—from picking out the home you want to sealing the deal at the closing table and (finally!) preparing a moving day checklist. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a resource that could help streamline this exciting journey? Well, there is! Our Ultimate Moving Pack is chock-full of invaluable tips on how to stay organized and make your next move like a pro. What you’ll find in the guide: Neighborhood shopping checklist Budget worksheet Borrower’s checklist What to bring…

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