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Moving Tips to Help You Get Started on Your Journey

If you're planning on moving, you probably already know it's a big endeavor. Whether you pack everything yourself and put it into a rented truck, or you let a company handle it all for you, it's still stressful. Fortunately, there are moving guides you can get that will help you determine what you should and shouldn't do to make things easier. By following moving tips when you're packing and getting ready, and storage tips once you arrive, you can really lower the stress level on your move.

Keep in mind that not all moving tips will work for you, though. Some will apply to different types of moves compared to what you're planning, so you only want to use the tips that will help you head off in the right direction. Moves that use a big company can be easier on you, but they're also a lot more expensive. If you want to save quite a bit of money, you can follow kids for moving things yourself. It will take more time and effort, but is often worth it.

With the right information from moving guides and the best storage tips, you can also make sure you get things off the truck and stored when and where you need them to be. That makes getting them unloaded and put away much easier for everyone.

                    Downsize your wardrobe. Chances are your closet and drawers are filled with clothing you haven’t worn in years or simply forgot about. Conquer clutter by first getting rid of all of the shirts, pants, and shoes you don’t wear anymore. Sell them for extra cash or donate them to people who...

                    Artificial Trees Putting away a fake Christmas tree can be a hassle, but storing it the wrong way can make taking it out next year even worse. If you’re dismantling the tree, sort the pieces by tier. Many fake trees have color-coded pieces, which is a great way to organize them too. Also...

                  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...

                    The holiday season is a time for giving. And it’s a time for giving back. Declutter your home for a good cause this year by donating old items to charity. Here are seven things in your closet that you should consider giving away. Winter coats If you have winter coats in your closet that you’ve...

                    Thinking about moving to Phoenix, Arizona? Before packing your bags, get to know the city better with our guide below. Here are some tips to prepare you for the move to Phoenix. Prepare for hot weather. Phoenix is known for its hot temperatures, so as you may expect, temperatures can reach three...

                    “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” While Peter Pan’s J.M. Barrie probably wasn’t referring to things around the house, we think it still applies. Here are five things from your childhood you should never throw away because “going away...

                    You love your child. Even the silliest of their hand-drawn pictures is beautiful. But there’s just so much of it – and your kid brings home new pieces each day! No parent can keep it all. Here are some tips for decluttering your home without getting rid of all of your children’s artwork: Hang...

                    Whether you’re catching a flight home — packing (and repacking) your over-stuffed suitcase — or putting last season’s wardrobe into storage, you’re likely in need of some extra space. Don’t worry; your frustrations are over. Here are five ways to pack your clothes better. ...

                    The in-laws are coming! Depending on your relationship with them, this may or may not be a good thing. Make it through the transition in one piece with these tips. Take a deep breath and relax. A study done by psychologist Terri Apter showed that more than 60% of married women said they experienced...