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Preparing for a Move: How to Declutter & Minimize

April 13, 2017
Couple packing in the living room

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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Going-away Party Ideas for Kids (or Grown-ups!)

April 7, 2017

A big move can be a big adjustment—especially for children. One way you can help them get excited about the move is to throw a going-away party. Here are a few ideas to get you started, but feel free to follow our Moving Party board on Pinterest for even more inspiration. Let your child help with the planning. During a move, kids can feel like a lot of things are out of their control. By letting them make choices about their party’s guest list, invitations,…

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Your 2-month Moving Checklist

April 1, 2017

It’s time to move—but where do you start? Use our handy moving checklist below to prepare for your move. 2 months before the move: Get estimates from moving companies and/or storage units. Print your floor plan and review furniture placement. Make a list of people who will need your new address. Donate, sell or throw away anything unnecessary. Inventory your valuables for insurance purposes. 6 weeks before the move: If you’re packing yourself, collect boxes and other necessary supplies. Start packing items you don’t use…

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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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