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Our favorite roommates return for a brand new season of New Girl on September 16th. The show is not only funny and heartfelt, but surprisingly wise too (especially when it comes to moving tips) Here are five lessons New Girl can teach us about moving. 1. Be careful about who you let behind the wheel of the moving van. When Nick “backslides” into a relationship...

Having a parent or two move in with you may be a joyous occasion, or it could trigger stress for you. Either way, it’s comforting to know that millions of parents are currently living with their adult children. (And you don’t see a bunch of terrible news stories about it!) The arrangement can work, but preparing yourself, your family and your home will make...

A big furniture piece is no easy thing to move. And while a mattress can be separated from a bed frame, a couch or a sofa has the unique characteristic of being both rigid and delicate. So how do you move and store a monstrous fabric covered piece without staining, bending, breaking, or damaging it? 1. Measure. This sounds like a no-brainer, but before you get the...

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...