Posts Tagged ‘Moving Out’

Top 13 Things on Your Personal Moving Checklist

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Moving can involve personal responsibilities that relate directly to your new life and not to the moving process. These tasks can be even more important than the components of the moving process itself, since they affect your ability to live, work, and function in your old and new worlds. Take the steps below to prepare yourself to live comfortably in your new home just as you did in the old one. read more

How to Get Rid of Junk

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The moving process, or any house/apartment-cleaning process, usually results in two main piles: keep and toss. You know what to do with the "keep" pile: box it up for the moving truck or put it back in its place in your house. But what about the "toss" pile? Should you really chuck it all in the dumpster? Can't you get some money for these (once-) prized possessions? How should you handle getting rid of all that junk you've piled up in the corner of your living room? read more

How to Change Your Address the Easy Way

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When you’re moving from one place to another, officially changing your address may be the last thing you consider. In between packing boxes, making phone calls, and overseeing the movers so they don’t break anything, actually notifying the right people about your new address can completely slip your mind. No worries, however, since various online resources make changing your address a relatively easy process. read more

Get Your Security Deposit Back When Moving Out

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Ah, the security deposit… a financial burden when moving in, a blessing when moving out. There's a reason it's called a deposit—because you put money down only to cover excess damages that you might cause but, you’re almost guaranteed to get it back. Unless you cause extreme damage that your landlord can prove was your fault and existed after you moved out but before new tenants moved in, you deserve to have your deposit refunded in full. Normal wear and tear on the apartment is to be expected. However, some landlords won't make the effort to get your money back to you unless you ask for it. Beyond making sure that your crazy friends don't trash your apartment or that the kitten you're secretly hiding in your room doesn't claw up the carpet too badly, here are some steps to take to ensure you get your security deposit back. read more

Top 5 Places to Get CHEAP Moving Boxes

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Packing up all of your precious old school CDs? Need to pack your apartment on a budget? The worst place to try to get CHEAP moving boxes is from a moving company, like U-Haul. Moving companies graduate the prices much higher than market price. Here are the top 5 places to get cheap moving boxes. read more

My Movers Damaged My Stuff!

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So you decided to hire movers. Congratulations! You’ve saved your back, eliminated about 80% of the stress of moving, and have avoided annoying your friends with the old, “hey man can you help me move next Saturday” bit. read more