Posts Tagged ‘Moving Out’

A New Movement from Renters:

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If you turn on CNN, half the headlines you'll hear will mention the mortgage crisis and the bailouts that the U.S. government is planning for American homeowners facing foreclosures. But there are a couple of numbers that seem to have gotten lost in the shuffle: while the planned bailouts are being paid out of everyone's taxes, almost a third of Americans rent their homes. They're paying into the system, but they aren't benefiting. read more

Top “Green” Moving Tips

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In the spirit of loving the earth, let's explore eco-friendly moving. Please utilize the blog feedback form below to open discussion and share your own ideas on moving without hurting the Earth. You never know who will be reading this! I would hate for you to pass up the opportunity to highlight your brilliant ideas to Oprah's producers or such who may be reading this as research for the next big show on Earth Day and is looking for guest speakers. read more

Packing up the Garden

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Everyone knows that there are some things you have to leave behind when you move out of an apartment, like the toilet, refrigerator and kitchen sink. But it's hard to get attached to any of those things, especially in a rental unit. Your garden is another matter. The product of love, attention and countless hours of work, your garden is something that is hard to leave behind. So hard, in fact, that some people choose to take their gardens with them to their new homes. If the thought of parting with your garden is too difficult to bear, read on for some tips on how to take your garden with you on your next move. read more

4 Tips To Make Moving With Kids Easier

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Moving with kids can be tough. Beyond the psychological resistance to moving that they may display—being reluctant to leave cherished friends and familiar surroundings for scary new experiences—there are practical concerns as well, such as how best to involve kids in the moving process or keep them entertained during a long car or plane ride. Knowing what to do with the kids at all times can be tough, but many other people have lived through it and emerged with ideas about how best to handle the process. Read on for suggestions on how to keep yourself sane and the kids busy while you’re moving. read more

White Glove Moving Scam

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A number of formal complaints have been lodged against the White GloveMoving & Storage Company, located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Most of the cases involve issues with the company raising the price of the move after providing an estimate or failing to pick up or deliver items on time. While the company has a clean record with the Better Business Bureau, several individuals have reported significant discrepancies between what White Glove initially told them and the charges demanded or services provided by the company in the end. Here are a few of the problems that some customers encountered, and what we can learn from these negative experiences. read more

Tips on Your Moving Truck Rental

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Renting a moving truck can be a complicated and confusing—not to mention expensive—experience. Read on for some terrific tips that will make your moving truck rental experience easier, if not completely perfect. read more

Moving Company Scams

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They’re bold, they’re shameless, they’re misleading, and they’re everywhere—they’re the people who create and perpetuate moving scams. Disreputable movers and their representatives can rip you off for big bucks at a time in your life when you’re really not prepared to absorb the unanticipated expense. Here are the top five most common malicious moving scams and the best ways to avoid falling for them: read more

The Pros and Cons of Moving Yourself

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To move or not to move—it’s not really a question sometimes, but a necessity. The question arises when considering how to move. Should you hire a moving company? Do it yourself? Enlist a strong friend or two? Each approach has pros and cons, so you’ll have to consider your own situation in order to make the choice that’s right for you. read more

Top 15 on Your Moving Checklist

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So much to do, so little time. So much stuff, so few boxes. So many movers, only one truck. Moving is a time of imbalance—half your things in one place, half in another; getting used to new surroundings and missing your old ones. Having a checklist of things you need to get done before moving can help make the experience a little less stressful. Here’s a quick checklist of the most important things you need to remember to do for your move. Keep in mind that this is just a general guideline; your duties may vary according to your situation. (A move across town is obviously less involved than a move across the country!) read more