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Packing & Moving

Packing Tips for a Quick Move

May 14, 2018
Packing up a kitchen

Moving Day is fast approaching and you haven’t packed a single thing. Not to worry! Whether you just contracted on a quick move-in home or you’ve simply put off boxing your belongings until the very last minute, we’ve got you covered. Following are some tried-and-true packing pointers to help ensure your upcoming move is speedy, seamless and, above all else, stress-free: Sort your belongings beforehand. Take some time ahead of time to divide your possessions into three categories: keep, donate and toss. Though it may…

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Packing & Moving

Tips for Hiring Movers

March 15, 2018
Mover carrying boxes

You wouldn’t buy a new home without first exploring your options. Choosing a moving company should be no different! Following are some quick tips for hiring a competitively priced, reputable mover near you: Get several recommendations. Word of mouth is a great way to find an affordable, dependable moving company—especially if the recommendations come from people you know and trust. Reach out to your network of friends, relatives, coworkers—even your real estate agent—for names of local movers with a proven track record of customer satisfaction.…

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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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