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Moving for the First Time: Beginner's Tips

Moving for the first time can feel overwhelming. In fact, relocating for the 10th time can feel overwhelming, too. When planning for your first move, it's easy to feel intimidated. But moving doesn't have to be stressful. With some planning and organization, first-time movers can have a smooth experience. These tips can help reduce moving anxiety.

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How to Maximize Space in a Small Bedroom

Moving to a new home can sometimes mean a little less space available. For example, the closet and storage space are sometimes smaller in the new home; other times, you might find the bedroom size reduced.

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How to Make Friends After You Move to a New City

One of the challenges of a residential move is making friends in your new town. While friendships can happen organically, they'll happen much faster if you take some steps to put yourself out there. It might take a little extra effort to connect with and bond with new people, but it will be worth the work if you keep at it.

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Parenting Teens Through a Major Relocation

If you and your family are planning a residential move, you know, there are many details to sort through and put on your to-do list. An essential part of your move is to make sure every family member has a smooth transition from your current house to your brand new one. Relocating can be especially challenging for a teen since they seek stability and fitting in with a group. Teens often perceive moving as a threat to both. Here are some tips for parenting a teen through a significant move.

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Moving? Get Your Security Deposit Back: Your How-To Guide

Whether you're moving into a new apartment or buying a house, moving out of a rental can be stressful. You want to be sure you're doing all you can to maximize your return on your security deposit, and it can be tough to balance cleaning and packing with getting into your new home. So here, we'll go over a few simple steps that you can take to get your security deposit where it belongs: back in your wallet.

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4 Creative Ways to Decorate Your Living Room After a Move

Are you moving to a new home? You might be looking for a fresh start in a new space. Part of the fun of a new home is making it feel personal to you and your family. For many households, the living room is the center of attention and where people spend most of their time. However, while the living room is such a valuable spot in the home, few individuals take the time to make it shine. Instead, people will put a TV against the wall and then arrange everything around it in many cases.

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How to Pack Dishes and Glasses for Your Relocation

One of the most significant moving tasks is packing up your kitchen with its incredibly fragile items such as dishes and glasses. Here are some tips for packing these items. Gather Your Materials Gather all your materials upfront. You'll need several small and medium-sized boxes. A specialty “dish-pack box” is beneficial for packing dishware because it has a double layer of cardboard on the side and bottom. Your professional mover may be able to supply dish-pack boxes.

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5 Ways to Keep Pets Safe While Packing

Moving with pets is one thing. However, trying to pack for a household move while they get in the way is another matter entirely. You want to make progress, but cats and dogs can make packing harder. So try these tips to occupy them safely away from your packing areas.

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Starting a Long-Distance Move? 4 Organizational Tips to Perform Right Now

Staying organized during any move can be a challenge, but it's incredibly challenging during a long-distance relocation. If you're in the middle of a move that involves finding a new job, learning to navigate a new city in a new state or a new part of the state, and meeting all-new people, you've got a lot to juggle. You can stay organized by taking steps to track all your papers, making checklists, creating a calendar, and so on. Here's what you need to know.

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How Can I Best Help the Movers on Moving Day?

Moving day is almost here — aren't you glad you hired professional movers to make your life easier? There's nothing that improves the moving experience more than working with professionals who know what they're doing. But if you're like many people, you're not sure what your role should be on the big day. Should you pitch in and help? Or is it better to stay out of the team's way as they do their jobs?

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