Celebrate National Moving Month — With Every Moving Tip Ever Needed!
It’s National Moving Month and that means one thing’s for sure: Many of you (and us) are on the move! From cross-country treks to midtown moves to half-mile jaunts, relocating your life, your loved ones, and often your career is never an easy feat.
This past year, our content team has researched and written more pieces of moving content than we can count. It’s kind of (no, it is) our specialty. So in honor of the crème de la crème of months, the 31 holiest of days, and the season we wait in great anticipation for all year, here is a roundup of our favorite, most useful, and most read content ever.
First, let’s cover the basics...
How Much Does it Cost to Move? Calculating Your Moving Price
To begin with, let’s address the question that’s burning a hole in your pocket: How much does it actually cost to move? Though this is one question that if you ask 5 people you’ll get 5 different answers, we’ve put together a quick and easy guide that, if followed, will give you a better sense of what you should expect to shell out, come moving day.
How to Choose a Moving Company
If the mere thought of tackling this task overwhelms you, you’ve come to right place! Here’s the ultimate guide for choosing a moving company — essentials to know, what goes into the process, and not-to-be-missed advice. As an added bonus, we’ve also developed the ultimate tool to help you find the perfect moving company for your move. Just click below to get started!
Thought that was all? Not by a longshot! Grab the popcorn and watch our video below for a guide through the entire process.
15 Questions to Ask Moving Companies Before Choosing One
As the savvy mover you are, you’ve probably already guessed that not all moving companies are created equal. Since we want you to be the utmost prepared when you speak to a moving company representative, here is a list of 15 questions to ask (and get answers to) before making a decision.
Now for the logistics…
Top 11 Tips for Moving Out of State
Whether you’re on a cross-country haul or just hopping over the border, there are specific aspects to moving out of one state and into another that you’ll need to know. From packing your car to understanding the delivery “spread” of your belongings, here’s your need-to-know info on moving your home across state lines.
How to Update Voter Registration in Every State
Even if you aren’t crossing the border, every time you move you must update your voter registration. The ins and outs of exercising your constitutional right to cast a ballot aren’t always cut and dry. Here’s what to know about when and how to update/re-register in every state.
All the packing know-how you’ll ever need.
Top 20 Places to Find Free Moving Boxes
If you were about to open your wallet and pay for cardboard boxes, don’t do it! If you have a little time (and the motivation) there are plenty of places willing to hand over cardboard boxes they no longer need — like groceries stores and liquor stores, just to name a few.
Where to Find Recyclable Plastic Moving Boxes/Bins
If you’re looking for a “greener” more eco-friendly approach to moving, recyclable bins can be the way to go. Across the nation, there are numerous companies that rent reusable plastic bins to individuals and companies. We’re big fans of the plastic bin. Not only are they convenient — dropped off directly at your home — but there is also no tape involved! Does it get better than that? We think not.
Beginner's Guide: What NOT to Pack on the Moving Truck
If you’re not a frequent mover, you might not know that there are specific items you are not allowed to pack on a moving truck. Mind blown? That’s ok, we were all moving newbies at one point or another. This post will guide you through what you can and cannot pack on a moving truck. Everything from the obvious, such as guns and ammunition, to the less obvious such as plants and safes.
The Most Epic Moving Checklist in the History of Moving
Anyone who ever said moving was a simple task obviously never moved before. There are dozens and dozens of things to do, items to organize, and tasks to complete. Not sure where to start? That’s ok because we do! Our epic moving checklist (that’s also downloadable) will help you organize not only the largest most obvious tasks, but the smaller details you might have otherwise overlooked. Our checklist starts two months out from the date of your move, but if you’re working on a tighter deadline, we have a consolidated moving checklist for you to download.
Top 50 Moving Hacks of All Time
Didn’t know ice cubes could get rid of the dents left by your couch in your carpet? Never knew plastic wrap could be used in so many innovative ways? That’s ok, we did. That’s why we’re here. When it comes to moving, we’re the hacking experts. Leave it to us. We’ll get you packed and out the door in half the time (or at least with a few extra hours to spare).
From one home to the next, we’ve got you covered.
DIY Tips to Fill Nail Holes in the Wall
You might not believe us, but filling in nail holes is one of the #1 stressors for people moving from one home to another. How do you fill in those tiny, little holes? Putty? Spackle? Cookie dough? You might see it done expertly on HGTV, but when push comes to shove, how confident are you, really? Whether you consider the local hardware store your second home or an alien planet, these tips for filling in those pestering holes are doable by all.
Your Go-To Moving Day Playlist
Maybe not an “essential” item for completing a move, but a few tunes never failed to lighten the mood and give you some extra encouragement to cross the finish line – the moving finish line, that is.
The Ultimate New Home Grocery Shopping List
Nothing screams “I just moved” like an empty pantry and fridge. Since no one ever wants to go hungry their first night in a new home, here’s the only grocery shopping list for a new home you’ll ever need. Happy cooking!
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