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Young woman's furniture arrives at her new home in extremely poor condition

Fighting Back Against Moving Fraud

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Moving companies streamline the whole moving process considerably — when they’re actually doing their jobs, of course. In the midst of packing up and getting settled into your new place, things can go wrong quite easily. read more

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Pulling Off a Last-Minute Move

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Whether it’s a breakup, an eviction, or some other unexpected life event, there are a ton of reasons you might be looking for a new place to call home in a short amount of time. read more

A scratched hardwood floor.

How to Avoid Scratching Your Floors

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Over the last ten years or so, carpets have largely fallen out of favor as hardwood flooring (or at least flooring that looks like wood) experiences a kind of resurgence. Besides aesthetic appeal, the great thing about hardwood floors is that messes can be cleaned up much more easily on them read more

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How Safe is Your New Neighborhood? Things to Check Out Before You Sign That Lease

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Moving to a new neighborhood is exciting, because suddenly everything is different for you, from the place where you get your morning coffee to the place where you shop for groceries. On top of that, there are new opportunities to make friends, new areas to learn about, and breathtaking new vistas to soak in. But […] read more

A couple measures out an empty apartment unit before signing it.

Important Measurements to Take Before Leasing

There’s no doubt about it: hauling furniture and other large objects to and fro is one of the most onerous parts of move-in day, and after the exhaustion of packing up and unloading countless boxes kicks in, furnishing your new place can seem like a Herculean task. Lucky for us all, it only takes a […] read more

Woman seals a moving box with packing tape as she prepares to move out of her apartment.

Moving Out? These are Your Responsibilities as a Renter

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Whether your lease is up and you’re moving on to a nicer place or you’re breaking lease because you’re so desperate to leave behind the cockroaches and mildew of your present apartment, moving out is a major undertaking. It’s also a big personal step and can be very stressful to you as an individual. To avoid causing yourself further headaches than absolutely necessary, make sure to plan your move carefully and communicate successfully with your landlord about the moving process. read more

A couple moves in to their new suburban rental

Is It Time to Move to a Suburban Rental?

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When thinking about where to live, there are numerous factors to be taken into account. After all, a person’s individual preferences, lifestyle, and career circumstances are all things that tend to dictate where they call home. Perhaps you’re in the position of debating whether to rent in the city or find a place out in […] read more

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Movin’ On Up: 21 Items to Toss by Age 30

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Warm, fuzzy memories are absolutely magical. They make you laugh and cry, remind you of both better and worse times, and tell the story of how you became the person you are today. They don’t, however, need physical objects to back them up. By the time you turn 30, it’s high time to get rid […] read more

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Top 14 Places Get Cheap (or Free) Moving Boxes

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Moving into a new home is one of those unique life events that combines excitement, stress, and dread. A fresh start is stimulating, packing and throwing away junk is physically and emotionally draining, and hauling things around is just plain hard on your body. read more