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Preparing for a Move: How to Declutter & Minimize

April 13, 2017
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It pays to know the difference between your treasure and your trash, particularly when it comes to moving. No sense in hauling what’s effectively dead weight, right? But the process of determining—and purging—what doesn’t hold personal worth can carry a fair degree of murk and uncertainty. Does this have lasting sentimental value? How much of something is too much? Won’t I need this someday? After all, you’re not just organizing random objects; you’re organizing your life. But rest easy. Many have emerged from the decluttering…

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Preparing for a Cross-country Move

October 25, 2016

The clock is ticking, and pretty soon you’ll be moving to a brand-new home in a brand-new state. But along with the excitement of your upcoming adventure (just imagine the possibilities!), you can’t help but feel a bit nervous… Moving jitters are perfectly normal—especially if you’re relocating your whole life clear across the country. But we’ve identified some simple ways to aid in your upcoming move and help you make yourself at home in your new home so you can focus on the exciting journey…

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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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