Green Moving Tips: How We Moved To A New House The Eco-Friendly Way

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These days, the eco-friendliness topic seems to be widely discussed. The green way of living is being embraced by more and more people every year.I rarely change any aspects of my life and┬ádaily habits, but in this case, me and my family decided to green our move.We realized that we truly are┬áconcerned about the well being of our environment and that we want to do our best to preserve nature. That's why we started applying green living principles in our everyday life -- even when it was … [Read more...]

Moving Costs Exposed: See What The REAL Cost To Move Is (Including Hidden Costs)

Whether you are moving across town, across the state, or across the country, your moving costs can quickly add up.The typical cost to move can range between $500 and $5,000.When planning your next move, you need to consider the costs associated with the following things:movers or a moving truckpacking suppliestemporary storage for your thingsmoving insurancethe unexpectedHere are the biggest line-items that greatly influence your overall cost to move...  … [Read more...]

Moving Announcements: 6 Fun Ways To Let People Know You’re Moving (…Or That You’ve Already Moved!)

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Whether you tend to move a lot or you're preparing for one of your first moves, you'll want to keep everyone informed and up-to-date with your new address.But you don't have to be boring about it!There are lots of fun and creative ways to inform people that you'll be moving soon (...or that you've already moved).Following are some of the most unique ways to let your friends and family know that you are moving... … [Read more...]

Best Moving Tips Revealed: Best Time To Move Into A House… Or Apartment

My first job out of college was as a property manager.  I worked in that field for several years.  As a property manager it became obvious that:May 30th to June 1st were the busiest days of the year in terms of moving. August 31st through Sept 1st ran a close second. The dates in between were pretty active as well (June 2nd through August 30th).Of course, the busiest moving days of the year are largely dictated by the region of the country you live in and the local school … [Read more...]

Moving A Computer – 8 Things You Need To Know Before You Pack Computers For A Move

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There's nothing quite as scary as trying to figure out how to pack up your computer before a move so that you don't damage it.When I moved from Portland, to Seattle, this was my main concern because my computer represented a portion of my livelihood. Without it, I was not only out a computer, but out of money as well. So I went the extra length to make sure my computer was packed just right.I've since learned some tips from people in the know -- people who pack computers for a … [Read more...]

Kids & Moving: 7 Packing And Moving Tips For Parents With Young Children

Moving can be a scary venture for kids, especially the younger ones.The whole idea of moving to a new town (or even just across town) and having to go to a new school and make new friends can make children apprehensive.It's normal for kids to not handle the strain of moving well, but there are some things you can do as a parent to make the move less stressful for your children... … [Read more...]

Moving Boxes: Everything You Need To Know

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We've all had to move at least once in our lives, and one of the more arduous tasks when you move is making sure that you have enough moving boxes to pack everything.One of the worst experiences of my life during my last move was when I ran out of boxes and had to start purchasing them. I was amazed at the amount of money it took to purchase even a few boxes.Before I was done, I had easily spent $50 just on boxes alone! A very scary thought especially when you take into account the fact … [Read more...]

Moving Supplies: Everything You Need Before You Pack For A Move

Moving soon? Wondering where to begin in terms of packing and preparing for your move? Following is a list of just about every single item you could possibly need in order to pack for your upcoming move. If I were you, I would start gathering up these moving supplies now -- to ensure that your packing and moving will go really smooth. I've moved 8 times. Usually, I moved myself -- with the help of friends and family. Once, I hired a professional moving company (actually my employer did). Soon, … [Read more...]

Moving Blankets: What You Should Know Before You Buy or Rent Moving Blankets

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Moving blankets are the those large thick blankets and pads that you see professional movers using to cushion your furniture and boxes while they move your items into their trucks. The blankets keep your things from getting damaged.A good moving company will even use them during transit, and to cover your wood banisters and such to protect them from being scratched as they move furniture up and down stairs.If you hire a professional mover, then chances are these moving blankets will be … [Read more...]

The Best Moving Checklist: Everything You Need To Do Before You Move

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Moving can be one of the most strenuous activities that you ever do, and not being prepared can make for a real nightmare. Have you ever watched a friend or family member -- who wasn't organized and didn't have some kind of checklist -- move before? If so, then you know what I mean. It's usually a total disaster when you try to do everything for a move at the last minute -- especially if everyone else is standing around watching in amazement and you're about to lose it. It's not a pretty … [Read more...]