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Family loading boxes into the back portion of a moving truck

How to Load a Moving Truck (And 7 Items You Should Leave Out)

Your boxes are packed and moving day is right around the corner. You’re probably thinking that most of the hard work is done, but packing a moving truck requires just as much planning and technical know-how. To maximize the space in your rental truck, you’ll need to load strategically …

Ultimate Moving Checklist

The Ultimate Moving Checklist

Moving: It’s one of the biggest projects any person, couple, or family will take on.

It’s easy to think you have your move under control. But even with the most careful planning, small things can easily fall through the cracks. Avoid that by using our Ultimate Moving Checklist (and other free resources you might not have realized you need). It will keep your move organized, seamless, and as stress-free as possible.

Start planning eight weeks ahead of your move date, and use this guide to schedule everything you need to do, week by week.

For even more resources, download or print our free moving kit.

Small treadmill moved into a new home gym

How to Move a Treadmill: A Comprehensive Guide

Any move requires creativity, flexibility, and a smart, organized approach. When it comes to relocating heavy and sizable equipment, you have your work cut out for you. Figuring out how to move a treadmill takes time. If you don’t want to damage your drywall and furniture, pull a muscle, …

Man moving a washer protected with cardboard and foam on a dolly

How to Move a Washer and Dryer

Are you moving to a new place and taking your washer and dryer with you? If you want to manage a DIY move, be prepared because it is not a particularly easy task. Many washers and dryers can weigh over 200 pounds, so heavy lifting will be involved. To …

Couple packing up their apartment before moving to a new state

How to Move to a New State: A Quick Guide

Moving can be a stressful event, even when you’re just moving to a new city. It’s even more challenging if you’re relocating to a state you have never visited before. It involves demanding and activities like packing, shipping your belongings, and setting up your new house. You might also …

Older man having people help him move boxes

Moving for Seniors: The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Move

A major move is an incredibly stressful endeavor. Whether you’re downsizing, moving into a new home closer to friends and loved ones, moving into a senior living community, or even moving in with a family member, you can find yourself struggling to handle the move. These moving tips for …

woman packing up items in her home before a move

Best Packing Tape for Moving

When you’re preparing to move to a new home, you probably have a lengthy moving checklist that can include convincing friends to help you move, finding moving boxes, buying bubble wrap and hiring professional movers.

You may be thinking that moving tape is the least of your worries and that you can …

couple moving their couch on wood floors

How to Move a Couch: A Complete Guide

Whether you’re moving or just rearranging pieces of furniture, transporting a couch from one place to another can be a demanding job. A sofa is often the heaviest piece of furniture in a home. It’s awkwardly shaped and can be difficult to move even with a group of people. …

couple discussing their condo vs. townhouse options for their next home

Condo vs. Townhouse: Your Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Right Home

When you’re looking for the perfect home, you need to know all the details. There are a variety of traditional single-family popular home types, but if you’re planning to purchase a home and aren’t interested in a detached home, you still have choices. Condos and townhouses are soaring in …

owner moving a refrigerator away from the wall

How to Move a Refrigerator: A Step-by-Step Guide

The kitchen is one of the most challenging rooms to handle when moving. Before packing, it’s necessary to declutter the home and toss irrelevant things. But packing gets harder when you move onto heavy appliances like your refrigerator. Understanding how to move a refrigerator safely is critical, especially if …

woman going over her budget to determine the affordability of a down payment on a house

How to Afford a Down Payment on a House

As a first-time homebuyer, you probably have a lot of questions when it comes to buying your first house. One of the most significant elements of buying a new home is being able to put a down payment on a house. If you’re uncertain about how to obtain a …

a grandfather clock placed in a new home

How to Move a Grandfather Clock

Your grandfather clock is a valuable and beloved possession. It’s not a sturdy piece of furniture to be heaved onto a dolly and packed into a moving truck. Instead, you must take special care to avoid damaging the clock’s moving parts. Like other valuable items, a grandfather clock requires …

man reassembling and tuning his piano after a move

How to Move a Piano: A Comprehensive Guide

Pianos are among the heaviest and most delicate items to move, which is why it’s important to properly prepare for the move if you want to do it yourself. Simply put, the process is a lot more involved than packing and moving shoes in your home. If you are moving …

potential homebuyer and professional inspector following a home inspection checklist

The Ultimate Home Inspection Checklist for Buyers

Buying a new home can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re moving into your first home. That’s what makes the home inspection such an important part of the process.

This guide gives you everything you need to know about your house inspection. It provides a comprehensive home inspection checklist for home …

first-time home buyers working with a realtor to create a home offer letter

How to Make an Offer on a House: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Making an offer on a house isn’t as simple as just throwing out a dollar amount you’re willing to pay. If you expect to be taken seriously, there is an extensive home-buying process to follow — and you must be able to prove you can actually get the home …

a disassembled bed frame and boxes ready for the next step of shipping furniture

The Comprehensive Guide to Shipping Furniture

When you’re preparing for a big move, especially a move across the country, you may need to ship your furniture instead of moving it yourself. Figuring out how to ship your furniture safely, however, can pose a challenge. There are several things to take into consideration when shipping furniture. 
The …

woman packing shoes for moving

How to Pack Shoes for Moving

Moving is a chaotic time full of mounting responsibilities and endless ‘to-do’s while trying to find the best and safest way to store all of your beloved possessions. You have thought about how you will move your large electronics, your fragile dishes and china, and your appliances.

But what about your …

customer and professional mover shaking hands

How Much to Tip Movers: A Complete Guide

If you’re using a moving company for the first time, then you probably have a lot of questions. For example, while you’ve likely done your research and carefully selected your packing and moving company, you may not have considered the final costs of properly paying high-quality movers.

Before you part ways …

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