Moving Tips

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Beginners Guide To Moving Backyard Chickens

The Beginners Guide To Moving Backyard Chickens

Moving houses can be a time-consuming and stressful experience, even for pets. Moving houses with backyard chickens requires a lot of preparation in order to ensure the health and safety of the birds throughout the move. Here is a beginner’s guide to moving homes with...

How to Downsize Your Home Quickly and Still Keep Your Sanity

How to Downsize Your Home Quickly and Still Keep Your Sanity

If you've lost your job or taken a pay cut, moving to a smaller place can be a solid way to live on a reduced budget. Single job seekers could share an apartment with a roommate, and families might opt for a place with less square footage or a smaller backyard. Living...

Does Home Insurance Cover Moving Damages?

Does Home Insurance Cover Moving Damages?

Packing up and preparing to move into a new home is exciting, but it can also be stressful. To make matters more complicated, whether your personal belongings are protected by homeowners insurance during transit isn’t exactly black and white. Fortunately, conducting a...

5 Essential Organization Tips That Will Make Moving a Breeze

5 Essential Organization Tips That Will Make Moving a Breeze

Celebrating the New Year by heading to a new state? Here’s how to reorganize your home (and life) if your New Year’s resolution includes starting fresh after a big move. All the talk of resolutions leading up to January 1 always puts us in the mood to make a big...

5 Things that Moving Companies Try to Hide

5 Things that Moving Companies Try to Hide

You’ve found your new home and you can’t wait to move in. Congratulations! Now all you need is to find someone to help you get the job done. A reliable moving company is easy to find when you know what red flags to watch out for. After all, you want help you know you...

Avoid These 9 “For Sale By Owner” Mistakes When You Sell Your Home

Avoid These 9 “For Sale By Owner” Mistakes When You Sell Your Home

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) can be a fantastic way to sell your house. If you have an appealing property in a popular neighborhood in a hot market, why should you pay a real estate agent to slap up some flyers and walk a few people through the house? While many people...

7 Places in the U.S. That Will Pay You to Move There

7 Places in the U.S. That Will Pay You to Move There

If you're struggling to put a down payment on a new home or you can't connect with the harmony of your current city, it might be time for a change. Nowadays, lots of American cities offer incentive programs to attract new homebuyers and new citizens in general. Even...

How to Make Your Move to Your New Home Sustainable and Eco-Friendly

How to Make Your Move to Your New Home Sustainable and Eco-Friendly

Do you really want your next big move to also leave a big carbon footprint? Around 52% of America’s municipal solid  waste ends up in landfills, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) most recent statistics. “What usually ends up happening when...

5 Reasons Why Fall is Definitely The Best Time of Year to Move

5 Reasons Why Fall is Definitely The Best Time of Year to Move

Cooler weather, furniture discounts, more available housing... need I say more?  Moving is brutal no matter the time of year. It’s tedious, sweaty, and sometimes expensive. But, you can make your move a lot easier if you wait for the autumn months. There’s just...

How to Prepare for a Move to Assisted Living

How to Prepare for a Move to Assisted Living

The time has come. You’ve convinced your senior loved one that they need the level of care an assisted living facility provides. Moving to assisted living is a hard transition for seniors, but there are things you can do to make the process easier for you and your...

Moving Insurance: 8 Myths and Realities

Moving Insurance: 8 Myths and Realities

When relocating, everyone wants a smooth move, with all household items arriving safely at the new place. In real life, the unexpected can - and often does - happen. While moving insurance might seem like a solid way to protect your boxes during a transition, you'll...

5 Things To Consider When Moving To The Big City

5 Things To Consider When Moving To The Big City

If you’re relocating, you’re probably a little apprehensive - especially if you’re moving from a small town to a major American city. There are plenty of very exciting things about living in a big city, but there's also a lot you'll have to get used to. If this is a...

How to Move an Aquarium to Your New Place

How to Move an Aquarium to Your New Place

Moving your fish and aquarium can be an arduous task according to pet care experts Doctors Foster and Smith. If you plan ahead, handle the fish correctly and use proper supplies, your fish should make it to your new place with minimal disruption and in good health....

How to Move Your Smart Home Devices

How to Move Your Smart Home Devices

You’ve created your ideal smart home with a collection of connected gadgets that save you energy, offer great conveniences, and keep your home safe and secure — but now you’re moving. What are you going to do? We’ll look at what to take with you when you move and what...

8 Things Every Graduate Needs For Their First Post-College Apartment

8 Things Every Graduate Needs For Their First Post-College Apartment

If you've started looking for your first apartment as a college graduate or a soon-to-be college graduate, you likely have sticker shock. Apartments, even those that aren’t exactly in the best part of town or a bit past their prime, are expensive. Housing experts...

8 Essential Tips for Moving Out of Your College Dorm Room

8 Essential Tips for Moving Out of Your College Dorm Room

Time flies when you’re having fun, especially when you’re at college. You’ve accomplished so much and met so many amazing people, and now you must pack up and say your goodbyes. To make the packing process effortless, follow our eight tips for moving out of your...

10 Best Websites For Finding the Right Neighborhood In A New City

10 Best Websites For Finding the Right Neighborhood In A New City

  Several years ago I relocated to Los Angeles for a while, and I moved into a loft downtown two blocks away from Skid Row. Although I really loved living down there, I’m not sure I would have ended up in that location had I been more Internet savvy about...