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What to Consider When Renting Your First Apartment

Choosing your first apartment can be exciting and scary, especially if you don't know what to consider when making your decision. There are many things to think about as you're trying to pick the right place to live. Knowing what to prioritize and how to find an affordable apartment can help you find a place you can stay in for a long time. Here's what you need to know before you relocate.

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Packing Clothes, Shoes, and Accessories: What You Need to Know

When preparing for a move, packing all your belongings is challenging. One of the more tedious aspects of packing is boxing up all your clothes, shoes, and accessories. Fortunately, there are some sanity-saving tips you can follow to make packing these items easier for your residential move.

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Tips for Moving Oversized Objects

Ideally, when moving, you can pack everything into boxes that are easy to carry and stack. However, many of your belongings, particularly furniture and decorative items, won't fit into a box.

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Making Moving Day Simpler for You and Your Movers

Most people feel anxious and overwhelmed on moving day. However, if you put in the time and effort, you can make the transition easier. Hiring professional movers to do the heavy lifting and planning for you is one way to alleviate some of that pressure. Here are some things you can do to help the professional movers you hire as they relocate your household.

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Moving? Some Pointers for Packing Your Basement!

Basements can be very convenient as extra living space, a workshop, a personal gym, and, in many cases, a laundry room. However, basements can often be a catch-all for things you don’t use routinely. For example, it’s wise to give the basement some attention if you are packing for a move. Not only will clearing out the basement help you organize, but it might also help lighten your load.   Here are some tips for tackling your basement when packing for your residential move.

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Pros and Cons of Planning a Winter Move

In the U.S., the peak moving season runs from roughly May to September. Estimates vary, depending upon which ones you read, but generally, 70%-80% of moves take place between these months. If you are seeking to move in an off-peak time of year, winter is probably your best bet since only a small percentage of moves, in comparison, take place during the chilliest times of the year.

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Eco-Friendly Moving Tips

You can lessen the impact of your residential move on the environment by following a few tips. Declutter One of the simplest ways to reduce the environmental impact of your relocation is to get rid of unnecessary items. The less stuff you have to move, the less energy you'll need to move it.

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Charities That Will Pick Up Your Donations

One of the keys to a successful move is to de-clutter beforehand. You may have items you don't want to move but still have some wear left. One way to dispose of these items is to give them to a charity. Donating to charity helps the environment by repurposing and reusing items. It also may help you save on your taxes. Some charities will pick up your donation, making your life much easier. Here's a guide to charities that will pick up donations when you are preparing for your residential move.

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Budgeting For a Move: Commonly Overlooked Expenses

It's no secret that moving can be costly. When you think of moving expenses, you probably think of the big-ticket stuff, including hiring movers and renting a moving truck. However, some lesser-known moving expenses can add up quickly, so budget and prepare for your residential relocation.

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Tips on Moving With a Newborn

Having a baby is a huge milestone that changes your life. However, what if you just had a baby and need to relocate? There could be multiple reasons for such significant events back-to-back, but what's the best action plan if you find yourself in this situation? While each instance is unique, here are some tips and tricks to make your household relocation as easy and smooth as possible.

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