4 Helpful Hints for Making the Move from Apartment to House

If you are about to move from an apartment to a house, feelings of excitement and anticipation are likely ruling your day. At the same time, you might have some anxiety when it comes to making such a major life decision, and much of that revolves around the move itself. Consider the following four helpful hints as you begin to make the move from an apartment to a house.

Get Ready to Add Some Furniture

With most apartments, you are limited by the amount of furniture you can have. Now that you will have more space in your new house, you must begin thinking about how will fill it all up. Do not feel that you need to buy all new furniture. Stay within your budget by visiting consignment furniture locations in order to find what you need at a fraction of the price.

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Helping Your Kids Deal With a Big Move

Moving boxes can be scary for younger kids. It’s the most obvious signal that something is about to change. Their favorite clothes might be harder to find, and you and your partner might have been spending a lot of time on the phone. People that they don’t recognize are coming and going from the house to look at it and take things away. It’s important to take appropriate steps to prepare them for the move and make the transition easier. Here are a few ideas to help your kids with a move.

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3 Tips for Moving When Both Parents Work Full-Time

Whether you’re on your fifth or fifteenth move, you’re in good company. The average American will move about 11.4 times in their life. If you’ve moved before, you know what a big project it is. If this is your first move, you might be intimidated by the process—especially if you and your partner are working on top of it! Thankfully, you have access to a number of support systems that will make moving much easier. Here are just a few tips to help you during this time.

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How to Stow or Get Rid of Bulky Appliances

You are getting prepared to move your family across town to be near your new job. You are excited, because things are finally going your way. However, as you look through your belongings, you notice that you have a ton of bulky appliances that you have collected over the years. You do not want to throw all of them out, because they were expensive. Somehow, you need to store them away until you are ready to use them again. The following are a few simple tips on how to handle this storage problem.

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Learn the Law: 4 Things to Do When Moving to a New State

Many Americans are relocating for various reasons. This may be an exciting and scary moment in your life, which is absolutely normal, but you cannot forget the law. The following are four things you need to remember when moving to a new state.

Update Mailing Address

The first thing you need to do is change your mailing address. People and organizations need to know where you are at all times. Tax-related papers from your work need to be mailed to your home though there are other official letters that you need to consider. You can change your mailing address online or by visiting your local post office.

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How to Help Your Kids Prepare for a Move

Moving can be a challenge for children. They might have to attend a new school and make new friends. They are leaving behind a room and a home that they have probably known for years. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do to help your kids prepare for a move.

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Packing Essentials: How to Simplify the Packing Process When Moving

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One of the more time-intensive aspects of moving is packing before the movers arrive. Everything in your home must be carefully and securely packed away so that the movers can quickly and safely load it onto the truck. With the sheer volume of items in your closets, drawers, cabinets and more, this can be a truly intensive process. However, you can streamline your packing efforts by following these helpful tips.
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Moving: How To Reduce Stress And Increase Efficiency

Moving is an exciting time for all of us. Taking your whole house apart in order to just pack it into boxes again, is an exhilarating experience in itself. You will probably find all the random things you’ve lost around the house over the years while you’re at it. It’s a win-win scenario. While the feeling of knowing you will soon be moving into your new house usually is enough to overpower the existential dread of knowing you will soon have to transport several hundred kilograms of clutter to your new destination, the feeling never really goes away until you’re done. Now, while the whole thing may not be the easiest process, there’s no need to make it harder for yourself, have a look at some tips and tricks you can pick up for the next time you are moving house.

Pack in advance

This may seem like a rather obvious and generic tip since a wise person does nearly everything in advance, but honestly, this is probably one of the better things you could do for yourself in this scenario. Having everything ready by the time the actual moving will start, will take a gigantic load off your shoulders and make the entire process a much less stressful experience. The people moving all your stuff, including yourself, will thank you. Not to mention, you will have extra time to realize if you are missing or forgetting anything. If you do everything last minute, the probability of something getting left behind is quite high.
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Making the Most of Moving Day: 5 Tips to Help You Get Through It

Moving is a huge chore, and if you have children, then it is more complicated. Not only do you need to have a concern about a child incurring an injury during the difficult moving process, but also, children have a lot of items that require specialized packing. Here are five tips for ensuring that you have a smooth moving day.

Get Rid of Excess Clutter

When you are moving, consider it an opportunity to get rid of excess clutter. Make sure to sort through your current home’s cupboards, closets and drawers to find clothing that no longer fits or items that are beyond repair. You can have a garage sale to sell unwanted things, or you can give items away to charitable organizations to get a deduction on your taxes.

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