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Get Rid of Stuff & Get Organized for a Spring or Summer Move

The upside of moving is that it forces you to make a clean sweep of the house, getting rid of items that you no longer use or need. I think it's the reason why our family tends to have only the bare minimum around our house; with so many moves, it's cheaper and easier if there's less to pack and less to load onto a moving truck.

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Moving Out of Your Dorm Soon? How to Get Back Your Deposit

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Dorm RoomIt's spring and if you're a college student that means upcoming exams, final papers and end of term. It also might mean that you'll soon be moving from your dorm room, whether that's back to your parent's place for the summer or moving to your own place after graduation.

Regardless, if you've been living in a college dorm or residence, then there are a few steps you'll need to take when you move out to ensure you get back your initial deposit.

Hiring Movers? What Not to Do When Hiring a Moving Company

Monday April 21, 2014

Shaking Hands with a MoverSome of us have to learn the hard way. It took me a few bad moves to really find out what it takes to hire good movers - things like don't rely on the yellow pages or just because the word "reliable" is part of the company name doesn't mean they'll show up on time.

So, while there are things you should do when hiring movers, there are also things you shouldn't do or what I like to call the Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid list, which is sometimes a little easier to follow.

Make a Plan! Create a Timeline and Task List for Your Move

Friday April 18, 2014

Moving CalendarIf you're like me, you like lists. And even if you scoff at we list-makers, when planning your move, a handy-dandy list is just the tool you need to make sure you've completed all the tasks that need to be done.

Part of the move plan should include a schedule of when you need to have completed each task. Now some "to dos" are flexible time-wise, while others need to be completed within a particular time frame. Make sure you check what tasks you should be completing and when, such as things to do a month before you move, and you'll manage to find time to kick back and relax.

You Can't Take it All With You! What Not to Pack When You Move

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Nail PolishWe all know that we can't take it all with us when we go, but did you know that the same philosophy and practical advice applies to your move, too? Well, it does. So when you're starting to plan your move, don't just concentrate on things you need to pack but also consider all that stuff you should leave behind.

Flammables may be the only thing on your list, but other items, such as nail polish remover should also be left with a friend. Find out what other household stuff needs to be on your What Not to Pack list and learn how to properly dispose of them before you move.

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