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10 Things You Didn't Know About Moving

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Moving can be a huge pain, and it's something we all have to do at some point in our lives. It's even more of a pain if you haven't prepared properly or don't know what you're doing! But you can do plenty of things before, during, and after your move to make it as easy and stress-free as possible. In fact, there are plenty of moving tips out there that may surprise you—you might be surprised by how much you don't know about moving! 1) There's A Ton of Help Available If you're looking for moving tips, plenty of resources are available. The first place to look is your friends and family; there's a lot you can learn from their experiences. Ask around about movers, storage solutions, and other related issues to see what recommendations you get. Also, consider asking at work if anyone has any recommendations or has gone through a similar experience. Looking online can be helpful as well—there are tons of resources out there offering information on everything from packing to hiring movers—and so many people are willing to offer advice via discussion boards and other user-driven content sites that it's worth using them as a reference source as well. 2) Being Prepared Can Save You Time and Money The most important thing you can do is to be prepared. When you know your moving date, visit your new neighborhood beforehand and take note of schools, parks, grocery stores, and pharmacies. If possible, visit during off-peak hours to avoid traffic delays and confusion. Many companies offer a free moving estimation with an in-home estimate. This can help you prepare mentally for what's ahead (and give an accurate idea of how much it'll cost). While some things are out of your control, being prepared will at least make moving day easier for everyone involved. 3) Start Packing ASAP Packing your belongings is a big part of moving. It's much easier to do before you are ...


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March 28th, 2022


Best Moving Tips for Homeowners

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Whether you're getting ready to move or are just thinking about it, you want to be as prepared as possible in order to save yourself time and stress. Moving can be challenging, especially if you're moving into your first home, but the right preparation will make all the difference in the world and help you transition smoothly into your new life in your new house or apartment. Here are the best moving tips for homeowners so that you can have a happy and successful moving experience! Best Moving Tip #1: Pack Early, Pack Often If you wait until your move date to pack, chances are you'll forget something. Start early; try writing down everything you own so that you have a better sense of what moving will entail. Then prioritize which items you need to pack first, such as paperwork and anything that can't be replaced (such as family photos). Packing early keeps you organized, but it also helps reduce the anxiety associated with moving day! If there's anything else we can do to make your move easier, please don't hesitate to ask! We are happy to help in any way we can. Best Moving Tip #2: Create A Floor Plan Once you've gone through all your stuff and decided what stays and what goes, you can start mapping out where everything will go in your new home. It's important to create a plan before you begin moving so that things don't get too chaotic when it comes time to start packing, unpacking, and placing items back in their homes. We recommend keeping an old sketchbook with paper and pencil handy during these initial stages. And if you have any friends or family members who are interested in helping (or at least watching) as you move, make sure they take notes on how everything should be placed! Best Moving Tip #3: Consider Hiring Movers or Renting A Truck If you're moving to a new city, you might ...


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March 28th, 2022