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Moving and Storage Don't Have to be Stressful

When someone mentions moving somewhere else and the need to put things in storage, it rarely sounds like a fun thing to do. Fortunately, moving and storage don't have to be as stressful as most people assume. If you plan it right, you can move to a new place and store your stuff while you get settled, without a lot of fuss and hassle.

The key to making things more tolerable when dealing with moving and storage is to separate them out. That can help you feel less overwhelming, and make both of them easier to handle. Moving is the first part to consider. You may need a moving truck, either purchased or rented. You can also hire someone else to move your belongings for you. Both types of moves have their advantages, including variations in costs, time, and effort. Because moving long-distances can be more difficult, it is often easier to hire a company for those types of moves.

Storage is the second part of the equation, and there are many options. If you don't have a place to put all your things and can't leave them on the moving truck any longer, putting them in a self-storage unit is an excellent choice. It's not expensive, and you know your items will be safe until you return to get them.

                    Buying your first home is a major life step, and (understandably) can be quite a daunting prospect. So we’ve provided some tips below to help ease concerns of first home buyers. When you’re fully equipped with as much information as possible, you can move forward with your plans confidently. Here’s...

                      Once the initial excitement over taking that big, next step in your relationship has subsided, the stress of actually moving starts to hit. Merging two households can be messy, but with some thoughtful planning and expert advice, you can make it so much easier. Here are our tips for how...

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No matter how well you try to plan a move, there’s always something you forget to do, right? No, more! With our painless moving guide, it’s easy to stay prepared. For some spot-on moving advice, and a promised chuckle or two, give our moving guide video a view! Prefer to read right now? Just keep going for all the moving tips you’ll need. Prepacking tips Assemble...

Planning to move down south to Orlando, Florida? Get to know the city first before you relocate with our guide below. Here are a few important things to know. Prepare for warm weather and hurricane season. It goes without saying that you should expect warm weather when moving to Florida. The “Sunshine State” lives up to its name for most of the year, but don’t...

Planning to move to Dallas/Fort Worth, but want to know more? Familiarize yourself with what it has to offer using our guide below. Here are a few important things to know. Expect hot summers. Temperatures linger in the 90s during the summer in Dallas/Fort Worth. According to U.S. News, the most common adjectives to describe summer in the city are: stifling, oppressive,...

Moving is an experience that can leave even the most organized person stressed, frustrated and worn out. Whether you’re moving down the street, across town, or to another state, getting your personal “stuff” from one place to another doesn’t need to be what may seem like a losing battle. With these 10 tips, you can make your moving experience a smooth operation...

Give your potential movers background checks. It’s important to make sure your mover is licensed and has a good track record. By going on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) website, you can easily see if your movers are licensed or have any complaints against them. Also make sure they have insurance. Check company reviews. In addition to...

                  Planning to move to Houston, Texas, but want to know more? Familiarize yourself with what Houston has to offer using our guide below. Here are a few important things to know. Prepare for warm weather. If you love hot weather, Houston is the place to be. The city has warm temperatures year round, but summer...

Are you moving your mother across the country to a senior community? Or maybe your dad is coming to stay with you. No matter the situation, moving a senior parent from his or her home can be difficult. Here are a few survival tips: Communicate Effectively First, sit down with your parent and discuss the reasons for the move along with the plan of attack for the move...