How to Move

Clay Aiken's North Carolina Home: Living Room

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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  • So you've made the decision to pack up and put down your roots in a new place. Maybe you've found a better apartment across town or a dream job across the country. Maybe you're buying your first home…   Read the Article

  • What to Tip the Movers If you are being moved state-to-state, tipping etiquette is 10% of your total bill. If you are being moved within the state, $10-$20 per mover is adequate. If you are moving…   Read the Article

  • Below is a partial list of items that should not be shipped. Bleach House paints Open containers of liquid Propane tanks or cans Gas or oils Butane Ammunition Open alcohol containers Open…   Read the Article

  • "The nation's moving and storage industry is made up of courteous, hard working, dedicated professionals," said Linda Darr, president of the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA).…   Read the Article

  • Before we spin the wheel of house selling, answer this one question: Have you lived in the house you intend to sell at least two of the past five years? If not, you might incur early mortgage payoff…   Read the Article

  • When you make the decision to move, the clock starts clicking to your moving day. But don't worry, we can help. This is a handy checklist of major accomplishments you should tackle before you move. …   Read the Article

  • Before leaving your old home behind, it’s important to help your children prepare to say goodbye to it. Here are some tips to help their relocation go as smoothly as possible: Keep your child…   Read the Article

  • 1. If you're moving across town, simply pack your plants in open boxes. Be sure to cushion the sides of the pots with newspaper. Then, put the plants in the car, and head to your new house. 2.…   Read the Article

  • 1. Clear things out. If you haven't used it, get rid of it by creating a "charity" and a "recycle" box to help in sorting. 2. Always prepare a "load-last" carton that contains items you want access…   Read the Article

  • 1. Write down each part of the moving process in a notebook, including phone numbers, names and appointments. 2. Keep appointments also on a calendar. 3. Use non-printed newsprint to wrap…   Read the Article

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