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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  • Make sure you pay special attention to these items. The Bill of Lading. Moving companies are required to show you this contract before they start loading your stuff on the truck. Even though you're…   Read the Article

  • Once your stuff is on its way to your new home, you'll want to make one last pass through your old haunt to make sure everything's shipshape. Don't forget to:Check the house for anything you may have…   Read the Article

  • Okay, just kidding. There's not a lot of room on the agenda for R&R today, but at least you can rest assured that you've done everything in your power to stave off potential moving-day…   Read the Article

  • Keep this box off the moving truck and close at hand -- the stuff inside will probably come in handy at some point during the day.ID Your wallet, checkbook, and/or ATM card Bottled…   Read the Article

  • Congratulations -- you've made it to the final stretch! By now, your prized possessions are shrouded in bubble wrap and cardboard, and you've enlisted a team of professionals (or a strapping group of…   Read the Article

  • 1. It's irreplaceable. Moving mix-ups do happen, so make sure valuable goodies and family heirlooms stay with you.2. It's flammable. This includes the "duh" suspects like gasoline, lighter fluid, and…   Read the Article

  • Now's the time to get your service providers in the loop. Changing your address before you skip town can prevent major hassles like past-due bills, service lapses, and even identity theft. Keep an…   Read the Article

  • Start packing. It's never too early! Rule of thumb: If you haven't used it in a month, chances are you won't need it before you move. Safe bets include holiday decorations, last season's clothes,…   Read the Article

  • Figure out how you're getting your car from here to there. If you'll be flying, arrange to have it shipped. If you need to tow it behind your rental truck, let the company know in advance. Switch to…   Read the Article

  • No move is completely hassle-free, but certain circumstances bring their own logistical snags. Here's how to simplify the process. Moving Internationally Contact the consulate or embassy of your…   Read the Article

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