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Moving takes quite a bit of time and effort — and you know how the saying goes: “Many hands make light work.” Plus, moving is a lot more fun when there’s conversation and laughter involved. But asking friends and family to lend a hand can be tricky. Here are a few tips for how to ask someone to help you move. 1. Send them a sweet (but specific) message. Prepare...

Don’t panic. Thousands (or millions?) have survived after making the decision to move back home as adults. First, realize it’s better to move back in with your parents than live in a box, usually. Second, keep your end goal in mind. Whether you’re trying to make it through grad school, saving for a mortgage, or just generally unemployed, living at home temporarily...

Maybe you’re thrilled to have your adult child living at home again, or perhaps you’re, ahem, secretly horrified. The emotion you feel shouldn’t get in the way of taking care of business. And that business is RULES. Lay Down the Rules While it may seem off-putting to lay down rules for a grown child, you absolutely need to do it to protect your sanity, your...

Packing for college can be daunting — and not just for the kids. As a parent, you’re likely concerned about whether or not your college freshman is fully prepared to live on his or her own. Here’s how you can ease your worries and help your kids pack for college. Take them on a shopping trip. During the month leading up to the big move, take them shopping...

Take the guesswork out of getting prepared for your move by figuring out how many boxes you’ll need ahead of time. Real estate site Zillow offers a handy moving box estimator, which allows you to input the number of rooms and square footage in your house to come up with hard numbers for how many boxes to stock up on. We’ve done some of the leg-work for you by...

It is so important to plan and be prepared for a move, especially when coordinating what will go to storage and what will be taken along during your move. Storage is a great solution to use during your move to help you stage a home, move more economically in phases, or to help in the case of people in your old home going to separate new homes. While you are in the...

When you move, life can be full of surprises. There’s what kind of spider living in your new bathroom? And annoyances. Why did the previous owners put elephant wallpaper in the otherwise perfect living room? However, there’s something simple you can do to make settling in more pleasant. A moving tip so important, it could save you from all sorts of stress and...

Framed art and mirrors present a packing challenge. The pieces can be large and unwieldy, are often expensive, and are usually fragile. What are the best packing techniques to make sure your art arrives at its destination in good shape? 1. Prepare the item There are a couple things you can do to help the glass in your frame stay in one piece. First, use masking tape...

If you’re moving during the summer heat, you’ll want to make sure to stay cool and comfortable during the process. Follow these tips to prevent overheating as you’re transporting stuff in and out of storage. 1. Dress accordingly. Put on comfortable, loose, light-colored clothing when you’re doing a lot of activity during your move. 2. Take rest breaks. You...

Whether you’re downsizing an empty nest or just want fewer rooms to clean, moving from your large home to a smaller space can be an emotional process. It’s not just the reduced square feet that you have to contend with – it’s the decreased room for storage. And that often means getting rid of a lot of your belongings. If you’re in the process of downsizing...