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New Homeowner Checklist: 7 Steps for a Smooth Transition

Morsa Images / E+ via Getty Images Nothing quite compares to the exhilarating feeling of receiving the keys to your new home. After a flurry of paperwork and logistics, it’s understandable you don’t want to wait another minute before settling in. However, you’ll thank yourself later if you can take a step back and focus…

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Home Inspection Checklist (+ Printables)

Hiring a home inspector is one of the most important steps of buying a house. A professional local home inspector about $350 to hire, and might help you save thousands on home repairs and updates. The home inspection process can be hands-on for homeowners — in fact, you should always feel encouraged to get involved…

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How to Hire a Moving Service

© Andrey Popov – Hiring the right moving service involves: Reviewing qualifications Comparing costs Inquiring about insurance and licenses Reading homeowner ratings and reviews When you understand how to complete these tasks, it’s hassle-free to find a reputable moving company. Check out our moving company directory to find local professional services. This guide covers…

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40 Moving Tips for a Stress-Free Move

Whether it’s your first time moving or you’re a seasoned pro, the process of transitioning from one home to another is a complex task. Like any other major life change, you’re bound to feel excited and maybe a little bit frazzled. Everyone you talk to has their own opinions, and it’s easy to feel lost…

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Moving Out of State Checklist (+ Printables)

Moving out of state repeatedly finds itself on the list of the top 10 most stressful life events. With so many steps and moving pieces involved with an out-of-state move, it’s the ideal time to become your most organized self. When you have a realistic budget and timeline, plus a detailed list of action items,…

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Plan Carefully for Your Move

Moving from one home to another is considered one of the most stressful things people do in their lives; when your move is across the country rather than across town, the stress is increased tenfold! Long-distance moving involves careful planning and organization on your part and on the part of the company you pick if…

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Before & After Moving Tips & Checklists

On This Page: Before Moving Checklist 3 Weeks Out 2 Weeks Out 1 Week Out Move-Out Cleaning Tips & Tricks Video Moving Tips: How to Tie Three Basic Knots After Moving Checklist Pre Move Checklist Many of the items on this checklist can be completed before you actually move, although some of them will have…

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How to Successfully Move in with Your Partner — and All of Their Belongings

Two people sharing their lives is a beautiful thing, but two people sharing their living space can get a little messy — both literally and figuratively. After all, combining two different sets of stuff, two different senses of style, and two different routines presents plenty of physical and emotional challenges. The good news is that…

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Why Hire a Box Recycling & Pick Up Service?

Box recycling and disposal services help homeowners get rid of spare boxes in an environmentally-friendly way. Some areas have no state program in place, requiring homeowners to hire private companies. Contacting a recycling service can eliminate a difficult step for homeowners when it comes to box disposal. On This Page: Types of Boxes That Can…

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