How to Move

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Tips From an Insider

Important stuff to know (do you tip movers?) from someone who's moved herself.

How to Prepare Children for a Move

Do your best to keep kids involved every step of the way. Here's how.

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  • #5: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.

    Population in 2000: 440,888Population in 2010: 618,754Change: 177,866/40.3%Developed as a master-planned community in 1975, Cape Coral boasts more than 400 miles of salt and freshwater canals,…   See the Image

  • #7: Greeley, Colo.

    Published 02/19/13 in Places
    #7: Greeley, Colo.

    Population in 2000: 180,926Population in 2010: 252,825Change: 71,899/39.7%Ranked No. 13 on Forbes' "Cheapest Places to Live" list, this Northern Colorado city pulls in newcomers with its…   See the Image

  • #2: St. George, Utah

    Published 02/19/13 in Places
    #2: St. George, Utah

    Population in 2000: 90,354Population in 2010: 138,115Change: 47,761/52.9%Nestled in a picturesque valley surrounded by red sandstone cliffs, this Southern Utah city has drawn nearly 50,000 new…   See the Image

  • #10: Bend, Ore.

    Published 02/19/13 in Places
    #10: Bend, Ore.

    Population in 2000: 115,367Population in 2010: 157,733Change: 42,366/36.7%Known as a gateway for mountain biking, skiing, rock climbing and other outdoor sports, this scenic Oregon city has…   See the Image

  • #8: Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas

    Population in 2000: 1,249,763Population in 2010: 1,716,289Change: 466,526/37.3%Home to the University of Texas and four Fortune 500 companies, this hip, high-tech city draws a diverse mix of…   See the Image

  • Most people going through the moving process would welcome a little star treatment. Instead of dealing with the stress of moving day -- from organizing to packing to looking after your kids and pets…   Read the Article

  • 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

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