Moving Guides

Read This Before You Borrow a Friend’s Truck for Moving

Read This Before You Borrow a Friend’s Truck for Moving

About 53% of Americans who moved in 2023 had unexpected moving costs, and if your big day is approaching, chances are you may already be looking for alternatives to renting a moving truck. To cut down costs, you may even consider borrowing a friend’s truck instead of...

10 Mistakes To Avoid When Moving to a Storage Unit

10 Mistakes To Avoid When Moving to a Storage Unit

Moving things to a storage unit seems straightforward, but many small details can trip you up. Whether doing it yourself or hiring help, a good plan can save you from headaches later. You might find the storage unit too small after you start moving things in, or your...

Moving Expenses: Tax Deductible or Not?

Moving Expenses: Tax Deductible or Not?

When you think about moving, it often conjures images of cardboard boxes, bubble wrap and maybe a truck or two. But there’s a whole financial side to consider. Do you know what falls under moving expenses? Are moving expenses tax deductible? If so, then what moving...

Decluttering Before Moving: What to Keep and What to Leave Behind

Decluttering Before Moving: What to Keep and What to Leave Behind

Ever felt like moving is a mix of hopscotch and tug-of-war? As you sort through your stuff you'll probably face countless mini dilemmas such as whether you have really outgrown the neon flamingo lamp you've had since college or if donating your inherited collection of...

Back to School: Essentials for Your Dorm Room

Back to School: Essentials for Your Dorm Room

Heading off to college? Deciding what to bring to a dorm room can be a total headache, but breathe easy. We have a packing list for dorm rooms that is going to save the day. We cover all those easily forgotten yet essential items and even some goodies that can turn...

Should You Disassemble IKEA Furniture Before You Move?

Should You Disassemble IKEA Furniture Before You Move?

Who can resist the allure of stylish, budget-friendly furniture that’s as fun to assemble as a 1000-piece puzzle? Whether you are a college student jazzing up your dorm or a family furnishing your suburban dream home, IKEA has become an integral part of our lives. But...

10 Ways to Make Moving Easier: Simplify the Moving Process

10 Ways to Make Moving Easier: Simplify the Moving Process

Moving to a new house? We feel your nerves. It's no secret, moving can spin your world into a flurry of boxes, misplaced items and endless tasks. But hey, it doesn't have to be a giant headache. With the right strategies and a handy packing checklist for moving, we...

Your First Military PCS Move: Everything You Need to Know

Your First Military PCS Move: Everything You Need to Know

Moving with the military? We know it's not just packing up boxes. A Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is a mission of its own. With all of the paperwork, logistics and farewells, it can feel like you are facing a mountain. But worry not, we've got military moving tips...

Essential Packing Supplies for a Smooth and Organized Move

Essential Packing Supplies for a Smooth and Organized Move

When preparing for a big move, the difference between a chaos-filled day and a smooth transition often comes down to one crucial factor — the packing supplies you use. Yes, we are talking about those unassuming heroes: boxes, bubble wrap, tape and more. The right...

What to Pack First and Last When Moving: The Ultimate Guide

What to Pack First and Last When Moving: The Ultimate Guide

The time has finally come. Moving day is a few weeks away, and it is time to start packing. But what should you pack first? Moving between homes is like a 3D puzzle. It’s all about figuring out which piece goes where and in what order. This isn't merely about stuffing...

How to Score the Best Price on a Moving Truck Rental

How to Score the Best Price on a Moving Truck Rental

If you are planning your own move, one of the most significant expenses is renting a moving truck. Rental rates vary from company to company, and different discounts come and go. That’s why it pays to compare quotes from different rental companies before you relocate....

Which is Better: Moving Trucks or Portable Storage Containers?

Which is Better: Moving Trucks or Portable Storage Containers?

When planning a move, choosing between portable storage containers and a moving truck rental can be quite the conundrum. Both options have their unique advantages and drawbacks, making it a tough choice to nail down. Worry not! We’re here to guide you through the...

How to Properly Pack & Store Your TV

How to Properly Pack & Store Your TV

Televisions are some of the trickiest items to store inside a self-storage unit. If you don’t know how to store a TV, this guide can help.  The reason televisions are hard to store is because they are often the size of furniture and appliances, but they’re much less...

Everything You Need to Know About Short-Term Housing Options

Everything You Need to Know About Short-Term Housing Options

If you're looking for short-term rentals and similar housing options, you might find that they're harder to come by than a longer-term arrangement. But you can find apartment rentals that allow for short stays if you know where to look.  There are also other options...

How to Pack All of Your Shoes For a Move

How to Pack All of Your Shoes For a Move

With moving day approaching, you may be wondering what the best way to pack a lot of shoes is. After all, you don’t want to mix dressy heels or loafers with dirty winter boots. Read the following organizing hacks to learn how to pack your shoes for moving. Sort Shoes...

How to Change Your Address With USPS

How to Change Your Address With USPS

Moving is one of the most stressful situations a person can go through. Coordinating movers, asking family and friends for help, the financial burden that goes into the whole process, and wondering if you forgot something are all part of the headache that is moving....

Best Places to Raise a Family on the West Coast

Best Places to Raise a Family on the West Coast

The West Coast is one of the best places to raise a family. It has the perfect weather, the best schools, and plenty of outdoor activities for kids. In this article, we will explore three cities on the West Coast that are ideal spots for families with children. The...

10 Moving Essentials to Include in Your Move-In Box

10 Moving Essentials to Include in Your Move-In Box

Packing up for your new home? If moving day is approaching, then it’s time to pack an essentials box to keep things running smoothly! As experts in moving, we’re here with a checklist of moving essentials you'll need for your new home. Here's Why You Need a Moving...

Storage Unit Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

Storage Unit Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

Self-storage units are becoming more popular among Americans because people do not have enough room and space to store their possessions safely and securely. When it comes to protecting your personal property, storage units do a great job. Outdoor storage units are...

Should You Hire Movers or Do-It-Yourself?

Should You Hire Movers or Do-It-Yourself?

Most of us will have to move at least once in our lives. Whether it is to the house next door, the next town over, or an entirely new state, a move is a life-changing experience. Figuring out where and when to move is only part of the process—you also need to figure...

How to Move Cross-Country with Cats

How to Move Cross-Country with Cats

Moving with a cat can be challenging. If you let your kitty roam the car, she may crawl under the driver’s seat and hide until she creeps out later to curl up on the brake pedal. Other than a trip to the vet, your big move might be the first time your feline friends...

Everything You Need to Know About Renting a Moving Truck

Everything You Need to Know About Renting a Moving Truck

Hiring movers can be expensive, and if you’re willing to do the heavy lifting yourself, you could save a buck or two by renting a personal moving truck. But if you do plan to do it yourself, there is a lot you need to think about. How can I get the best deal? Do I...

What You Need to Know About Moving Truck Insurance Before You Rent

What You Need to Know About Moving Truck Insurance Before You Rent

Updated: December 21, 2022 Clark Allen opted to buy the insurance when he rented a medium-sized moving truck to help his girlfriend move from Cambridge to a Boston suburb, and is sure glad he did. “I needed to turn right around a corner that was fairly tight, and...

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Detroit

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Detroit

The Motor City has had its fair share of ups and downs over the years. From it's days as a fur-focused European settlement, to it's time in the sun as the global leader in automobile production, and ultimately, to the decline of auto industry jobs that led to a...

Which is Better For Moving: Plastic Containers or Cardboard Boxes?

Which is Better For Moving: Plastic Containers or Cardboard Boxes?

Moving from one home to another can be an enormous and overwhelming task. You need to be as efficient as possible while packing so that your belongings are well protected. Moving companies sell cardboard boxes especially designed for moving household items. And many...

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Columbus

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Columbus

  Cbus, which you'll be saying in no time, is, as you probably guessed, a nickname for Columbus, OH. A welcoming city for all ages with a cornucopia of things to do, this gem of the Midwest is a great place for your new home. Moving to Columbus When it comes to...

Moving Out of Your Apartment? 10 Things You Need To Do

Moving Out of Your Apartment? 10 Things You Need To Do

When it’s time to move on from your apartment to a new home, it’s tempting to just throw your stuff in some boxes and go. But, not so fast. Remember when you initially signed your lease and paid your first and last month’s rent? That’s right….you also paid a hefty...

How to Pack Everything For Your Move in One Day

How to Pack Everything For Your Move in One Day

Moving at the last minute doesn't have to be stressful. Packing your apartment or home for a move is nothing short of daunting, especially if you’re in a time-crunch or you are a big time procrastinator. It’s easy to feel totally stressed out (and maybe even...

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Charlotte

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Charlotte

Travelers know Charlotte for our comfortable white rocking chairs at the airport, but the Southern hospitality doesn’t stop there. Those that choose to make the Queen City home, move here for our friendly, varied neighborhoods, booming craft beer scene and prime...

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to San Antonio

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to San Antonio

San Antonio residents use the Spanish phrase “puro San Antonio ” to acknowledge the things that make our community distinct. There is no shortage of culture, food, or activities here. San Antonio is the home of Six Flags Fiesta Texas, world famous art museums, and...

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Washington D.C.

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. is best known as the home of American politics, but there is so much more to the nation’s capital than what happens on the Hill or in the White House. Students, families, singles looking for true love, young urbanites, military personnel, and longtime...

The Best Kinds of Boxes to Use for Moving and Storage

The Best Kinds of Boxes to Use for Moving and Storage

Big move coming up? Picking the best boxes for moving will make sure the experience is as hassle-free as possible. Choosing the best boxes for your move is essential to protecting your belongings in transit or in storage. You will need to make sure the boxes you...

Songs About Houston

Songs About Houston

From country, blues, southern rap, zydeco to tejano, Houston is bound to offer some homegrown music to please your ears. Be sure to add these songs about Houston to your playlist for your move to the Magnolia City: 1. "Houston is Hot Tonight" by Iggy Pop 2. "Houston"...

The Best (And Worst) Kinds of Tape For Moving and Packing Boxes

The Best (And Worst) Kinds of Tape For Moving and Packing Boxes

As important as strong boxes and packing materials are to any move, choosing the wrong kind of tape for your move can be a disaster. Tape failure during transit, storage or packing can result in intense frustration, expensive breakage, lost time and money, compromised...

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Atlanta

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Atlanta

Atlanta is the star of the South. Home to more than 5.6 million people, the Atlanta region ranks as the ninth largest metro area in the country, behind Miami and ahead of Phoenix. If you’re looking at joining the thousands of folks who move to Atlanta every year, keep...

How to Move Heavy Furniture By Yourself

How to Move Heavy Furniture By Yourself

As someone who’s lived alone, I’ve often moved heavy pieces of furniture on my own with a little ingenuity and a few tricks. However, I’ve also learned that taking on too much by myself can lead to injuries or embarrassing situations. One time, I got wedged beneath a...

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Las Vegas

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Las Vegas

Most people think of Las Vegas as an escape from reality. Sin City is branded as America’s gambling capital, filled with revelers who eventually fly home. But what is life like as a Las Vegas local? What do you need to know before you move to this desert oasis that...

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Austin

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Austin

More Americans are moving to Texas than any other state, and many of those transplants are hanging their hats in Austin — with good reason. Texas’ wildly eclectic and slightly eccentric capital brims with live music, cowboy-booted hipsters and the world’s best...

How to Use Temporary Storage During a Move

How to Use Temporary Storage During a Move

Planning a move involves juggling a lot of tasks – and it’s not easy. “Almost 100 percent of customers that come to us reiterate that moving is really hard,” said Emma Gordon, storage specialist at Clutter, an on demand storage company. Storing some or all of your...

What You Need to Know About Moving Over the Holidays

What You Need to Know About Moving Over the Holidays

While summer generally tops the list for the best time of year to move, December and early January are often solid options as well. “Relocating during the holiday season is actually a popular time,” says Matt Woodley, founder of MoverFocus.com. Kids get a vacation...

20 Things to Know About Moving to Los Angeles

20 Things to Know About Moving to Los Angeles

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise: If you can make it in Los Angeles, you can make it in New York. (It’s not the other way around). With a population of about 4 million, LA isn’t a city for the mild-mannered. It’s a culturally diverse landscape of big personalities,...

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Seattle

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to Seattle

Although it often seems like anyone who’s ever visited Seattle, WA, wants to move here, transplants often are shocked to discover that the Emerald City isn’t like any other place they’ve ever been. This guide should help make this jewel of the Pacific Northwest seem a...

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to New York City

Everything You Need to Know Before Moving to New York City

So you’re moving to New York City, eh? Most likely you’ve been accosted by friends and well-meaning acquaintances telling you that’s the greatest idea ever or that you’ve lost your fool mind. Both those things are true. New York can enchant and frustrate you in the...

8 Tips for Finding a Roommate in a New City

8 Tips for Finding a Roommate in a New City

Moving to a new city on your own is often an exciting and momentous occasion, but it can also be full of challenges. That's especially true if you don't really know anybody and need to find a roommate. Sharing a home with a complete stranger is a scary thought for...

15 Places To Find Free Moving Boxes

15 Places To Find Free Moving Boxes

Buying boxes can break a moving budget, but it’s not hard to find clean, sturdy boxes for free. You just have to get creative and think outside the box. (See what I did there?) When it comes to scouring your area for free cardboard boxes, keep in mind what makes for a...

How to Avoid the 7 Most Common Moving Scams

How to Avoid the 7 Most Common Moving Scams

More than 32 million Americans moved in 2018, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. That's about 1 in 10 Americans, for those keeping score at home. While most of those moves ended well, others became a nightmare. More than 5,700 complaints...

Where Can You Live Without Paying State Income Taxes?

Where Can You Live Without Paying State Income Taxes?

You love paying income taxes, right? If you answer yes to that question, then you need to have your head examined. No one I know loves to see taxes deducted from their paychecks. No matter where you move in the U.S., there is no avoiding federal taxes. Unless you...