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 Insurance: Do You Need It? What Does It Cover?

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Moving insurance is one of those things that people usually think they can get by without.After all, your moving or relocation company will cover any damage or destruction of your property while it's being moved and during transit. Right? Well, not exactly.People also assume that even if the moving company doesn't cover everything, then their homeowner's or renter's insurance will cover any damages.However, the truth is while both of these types of insurance do cover some damages, … [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...]

How To Deep Clean Your House – Inside And Out!

Some of the times when you might want to give your home a deep cleaning include:Prior to movingBefore guests come for an overnight stayAt the start of each season (fall, spring, winter, summer)Before putting your house up for saleThat said, sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what to do and where to start.Here are a few tips to help you deep clean your home -- inside and out. … [Read more...]

Renters Insurance: Do You Need It? What’s Covered? What’s Not Covered?

If you rent an apartment (or a house), then you're probably wondering if you should buy renters insurance or not. My first introduction to renters insurance was when I worked as a property manager right out of college.  We had an apartment flood (due to no fault of the owner), and the tenant demanded reparations.  I had to explain to the tenant that this is why it was suggested that they buy renters insurance when they moved in.  But the tenant did not understand why they were not … [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...]

How To Save Time Packing For A Move: 5 Tips

Moving is hard enough, without it being such an overwhelming job time-wise that you feel exhausted before you even start packing!The truth is, most of us feel this way about moving.But it doesn’t have to be that way.There are several things you can do to both save time and make packing less stressful when you are preparing to move... … [Read more...]

6 Ways To Save Money When Moving

Most of us have had to pack up and move at least once in our lives. And, as you know, this is not always the most fun experience. Plus, it can be downright expensive to move.I recently moved myself, and I learned a few interesting things along the way -- some of them the hard way. So, if you're like me and you don't have the extra money to pay movers to come and pack up your stuff and move it for you, then you'll appreciate these tips.Here are some ways that you can save money and ensure that … [Read more...]