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Moving Made Easy

Smart solutions for planning a stress-free move. Plus, tips for sprucing up your new home.

Moving Tips and Tricks

13 Unique Moving Announcements
Share your new address with one of these creative ideas.

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3 Essentials to a (Relatively) Stress-Free Move

Tips on how to hire a mover (or move yourself), pack your belongings properly, and move your home.
Photo:  Jim Franco

Moving Supplies

How to find affordable boxes and packing tools.
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One-of-a-Kind Cards for New Home Owners

Know someone moving in—or out? Celebrate their new digs with one of these unique ideas.
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How to Replace Practically Anything

Lost an earring? A Scrabble tile? Here’s how to replace it.
Photo: Gemma Comas
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New Home Ideas


12 Steps to Hiring a Mover
How to find a reliable mover who fits your budget. 

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Packing Tips
Nine tips to make sure your valuables come out of their boxes in good shape.

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Moving Checklist

Plan an organized move with this easy-to-follow timeline.

  • Sort and purge. Go through every room of your house and decide what you’d like to keep and what you can get rid of. Think about whether any items will require special packing or extra insurance coverage.

    Related: Where to Donate Your Old Goods

  • Research. Start investigating moving company options. Do not rely on a quote over the phone; request an on-site estimate. Get an estimate in writing from each company, and make sure it has a USDOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) number on it.

    Related: 12 Steps to Hiring a Mover

  • Create a moving binder. Use this binder to keep track of everything—all your estimates, your receipts, and an inventory of all the items you’re moving.

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