How to Move

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  • Even with the most careful movers, accidents can happen. Though you're paying hundreds or thousands of dollars to get your stuff to your new home, typical moving insurance pays about 60 cents per…   Read the Article

  • The most cost-effective moving method is, of course, doing it yourself. Renting a box truck can be a cost-effective alternative to hiring a moving company. A 10-foot moving truck will generally hold…   Read the Article

  • Even legitimate movers might not spill all the costs unless you ask. To get an accurate picture of your total, find out if the following fees will apply: Packing or disconnecting fees. Even if…   Read the Article

  • Most people forget to look for packing materials in the most obvious place -- the basement, garage, and closet. You'll probably need a few boxes to tote your stuff in, but pack as much as you can in…   Read the Article

  • It's easy to figure out why you should be wary of a scheming mover -- you'll be loading up all your worldly possessions and putting them on a truck with a few workers you barely know. At best, a…   Read the Article

  • If you're hiring a professional mover to do the heavy lifting and packing, prices can vary widely between companies. To make sure you're getting the best deal possible, get at least three estimates.…   Read the Article

  • Most people choose to move in the summer months, when the kids are out of school. The least expensive time of year to move is between October and April, so if it's possible to postpone your move,…   Read the Article

  • If you're moving into a new home, your pockets probably feel pretty empty right now. You've just paid a down payment, closing costs and broker fees, so the last thing you want is an expensive move. …   Read the Article

  • You know that treadmill you've been using as a drying rack? It'll be cheaper to get rid of it now than it is to ditch it when you arrive at your new place. Movers base their prices on the amount of…   Read the Article

  • Shortly after buying a new home, you may feel too overwhelmed with moving boxes and bubble wrap to focus on anything other than getting your stuff from point A to point B. Besides ensuring a smooth…   Read the Article

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