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Buying a Home

What to Know When Moving From an Apartment to a House

October 13, 2017
New homeowner gazing out the window

Buying your first home is an exciting event! If you’ve been renting an apartment for years, there are a few things you should know when you make the transition to homeownership. Be sure to keep these simple facts and tips in mind as you embark on this next chapter in your life. Performing general maintenance When you buy a brand-new home, it’s not likely you will be making huge repairs or renovating on the weekends, but there are still maintenance tasks you will need to…

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Packing & Moving

Get Moving With Our Packing Playlist!

July 11, 2017

Packing up and moving all your belongings is an exciting process—so exciting, in fact, that we thought it worthy of a playlist! After all, when you’re on your fifth roll of packing tape or playing three-dimensional Tetris® with furniture in the back of the moving truck, you might enjoy some uplifting tunes to remind you why your new house is worth every ounce of effort. The Spotify® playlist is intended for entertainment purposes only. Neither Spotify® nor any of the artists featured on this playlist…

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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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