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How To Settle Into Your New Home Office After A Move

When you move into a new home, it’s sometimes hard to decide where to unpack first. The bedrooms might come to mind; after all, you need clothing. Of course, you also need to eat, so there’s the kitchen. Your boss might have something else in mind, though, at least if you work from home. If…

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How To Make Your New House Immediately Feel Like Home

Before your move, you imagine your new home. You imagine every piece of furniture it its place. You imagine your favorite books on the shelves, your plants throughout, and family photos donning the walls. Unfortunately, after your move, your new home hardly feels like home. It’s full of unpacked boxes and clutter. There are things…

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It’s Tax Season; When You Can Deduct Your Move

Moving is expensive. That kind of goes without saying. There’s a downpayment or security deposit on your new place. You might have to lay down additional money on getting your utilities turned on, and of course, we can’t forget the cost of the move itself. While we don’t know much about the tax ramifications of…

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Moving In Together? You Will Need To Compromise

Your relationship is going great. You each have toothbrushes and toiletries at each others’ places. You might even have designated drawers. For the first time ever, or at least in a while, you’re truly in love, and ready to take the next step, which is moving in together. Why not? It can save a lot…

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The Easiest Things For You To Pack, And The Hardest

If you have a move planned, your budget can start feeling a little stretched pretty quickly. That’s why moving isn’t one size fits all. You can save money by doing some, or all, of the packing yourself. Not everything is easy to pack, though. Here’s where you should start if you want to do some…

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How To Handle The Holidays When You’re In The Middle Of Moving

The hardest thing about moving is that life doesn’t stop so you can pack and do everything else involved in moving. The same can be said of the holidays, so things can be doubly bad when you have to move during the holidays. Fortunately, there are strategies to make it much easier. Make a List…

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What NOT To Expect From Your Move

Nearly everyone has moved themselves at least once in their lives. And of course, we all know that moving isn’t rocket science, but one of the biggest mistakes movers make is not setting up realistic expectations. Here are a few areas where expectations might not match the move. Your Move to be Just Like Your…

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How To Know If You’re Moving Into A Truly Up And Coming Neighborhood

Moving in California can be a crap shoot. With “good” neighborhoods averaging $1M plus for a pretty basic home, middle class people are being forced to less desirable neighborhoods. That’s not always a bad thing. Not only are up and coming neighborhoods cheaper, if you move into a transitional, or up and coming neighborhood, your…

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Your Very Last Minute Moving Checklist

It’s the day before the move. Panic has begun to set in. Are you ready? Of course not. Almost no one is ready the day before the move, but make yourself a cup of hot tea and relax for a minute while you read this last minute moving checklist. Pack as Much as You Can…

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How To Label Your Boxes Like A Pro

If you’re anything like me, when you’re packing, you’re probably not thinking too far ahead. That’s a big mistake. If you take just a little extra time to properly label your boxes, you’ll save a whole lot more time unpacking, and you’ll even save time on the move. You only need a few supplies to…

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