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What The Real Housewives Can Teach You About Moving

September 9th, 2013 - 4:05 PM

Ditch the Drama—Things We Can Learn About Moving From the Housewives

Confession time: I love watching The Real Housewives. It doesn’t matter if its Miami, Orange County, or New Jersey, I can’t get enough of their sass, parties, and beautiful homes. And since I work for a moving company, seeing their big homes (and big personalities) makes me wonder what the Housewives are like on moving day. I think we can all learn a little something from these, shall we say, spirited ladies. Here’s what we’ve gathered from a few popular Housewives—try applying these tips to your own move!

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The Renter's Guide to How to Get out of a Lease

September 5th, 2013 - 10:17 AM

How to Break Up With Your Landlord

When an unforeseen circumstance (like moving long-distance for a job transfer) comes your way and you need to end your lease early, it’s important to handle it the right way to avoid undesirable repercussions. A lease is a legal, binding contract, and that means you’re required to pay rent until the agreement is up. But, don’t start worrying just yet. In some cases you can get out of your lease with no – or very little – penalty. You’ll just need to follow the right course of action before packing up and moving out.
 

 

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10 Best DIY Decorating Blogs

September 3rd, 2013 - 12:03 PM

From my perspective, the best thing about moving is getting a clean slate to decorate. Don’t you absolutely love walking into an empty room, imagining all of the decorating possiblities? I'll admit that I’m not all that creative on my own, but give me a great, step-by-step DIY blog or some awesome instructional Pinterest pins, and this girl's ready to get decorating! What did we ever do without them?

If you’re moving into a new home (or apartment), the potential is endless! Take a look at some of my very favorite DIY blogs/bloggers and check out our decorating ideas board on Pinterest – I hope you’re inspired!

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Moving Into First Apartment: Tips and Information

August 21st, 2013 - 8:54 AM

How to Move Into Your First Apartment

You’ve got the keys and you’re ready to move in! Now what? Moving into your first apartment is a sort of rite of passage into adulthood. And let’s face it; moving out on your own can be scary when you think about all of the unknowns. When moving into your first apartment, you’ll probably have no idea how to connect utilities, how to buy furniture, or how to live on your own.

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Do I need renters insurance for an apartment?

August 20th, 2013 - 3:27 PM

Renters insurance – do I really need it?

Imagine you just moved into your new apartment. You’ve unpacked all your moving boxes and now you’re just ready to enjoy an evening at home in your new place. But then the fire alarm goes off. You rush down the stairs and out the door, thinking that someone just pulled it by accident. It was no accident. Fortunately, the firefighters were able to put out the fire before it began spreading. None of your things were damaged, but you start thinking…”What if my stuff had been damaged by the fire? How would I replace it all?”

 

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Guide to Apartment Hunting

August 20th, 2013 - 9:44 AM
Guide to Apartment Hunting

Looking for an apartment? Use these tips! 

Finding an apartment (especially your first) can seem like an intimidating task. There are many things to consider, including your budget, location and the upkeep. But knowing how to prepare and what to be aware of can make the process easier. Learn how to find an apartment, and then use our checklist to help determine what’s most important when searching for a place to live. 

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5 Cheapest Cities to Rent an Apartment in the U.S.

August 19th, 2013 - 12:56 PM

What U.S. cities have the cheapest apartment rental rates?

If you want to pay an affordable rate to rent an apartment, you’re in luck! There are cities in the U.S. that will let you do just that, and according to this article by CBS News, most of them are located in the Midwest. Let’s explore 5 of the cheapest cities to rent an apartment in the United States. And if you decide to move to one of these places, we can help you get an affordable moving rate, too!

5 of the Cheapest Cities to rent an apartment in the U.S.

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Tips for Elevator Moving, Moving Up Stairs, and Moving Down Stairs

August 16th, 2013 - 3:25 PM

Elevator or Stairs?

When you have the choice, which one do you prefer taking? I like to take the stairs, but when it comes to moving, I’d much rather take the elevator. If you have an elevator in the apartment building you’re moving from or moving to, we have some helpful tips to make the elevator moving process easier. And if you don’t have an elevator in your apartment building, we have some tips for moving up stairs and moving down stairs, too. Let’s begin.

Elevator moving tips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Items People Forget To Pack When Moving Out Of State

August 13th, 2013 - 7:54 AM

What am I forgetting to pack for my move?

There’s always that one thing you forget to pack when going on vacation, right? Well, what about when you’re moving out of state? You might not forget the TV, but you may forget one of the items on this list below. Check it out and don’t forget a thing!

10 items people forget to pack when moving out of state