Posts Tagged ‘Moving’

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

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

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

How To Find Good Apartment Movers

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Moving scams prey on people at a particularly emotional time, when money is often short supply. When you need to get all your worldly possessions moved across the country within two weeks, the last thing you need is to get involved with an illegitimate company that will take your money and run. Take these tips into consideration when looking for a reputable moving company. 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

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