11 Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Downsizing Your Home

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Whether you’ve decided to eliminate debt from your life, or finally convert that school bus to be free to live that nomadic lifestyle on the road, you’re now ready to downsize your home. But before you start downsizing the family home, it’s important to understand that there are many potential missteps along the way. This guide will help you navigate … Read More

Moving Stressing You Out? Try these 11 Self-Care Tips

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The psychology of moving is well documented. Moving house is considered one of the most stressful life events  by researchers. Even cats and dogs experience moving stress,  but unlike humans, we can’t explain to them why it’s happening. (You’ll love your new yard, Fluffy!) No matter how much you love your new home, you might still experience moving anxiety and … Read More

Your New, Bigger Space: 5 Ways to Win at Upsizing Your Home

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As a new generation graduates from renting to homeownership, they face plenty of uncertainties: How much homeowners insurance is enough? Is a home warranty necessary? How do you fill a 4-bedroom home with the stuff that used to be in a 1-bedroom apartment? Transitioning from an apartment to a larger home is always tricky, but making that move – known … Read More

5 Tips to Declutter Your Closet in a Day

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I recently had a closet collapse. I came home from a day at the office to find heaps of once-neatly-hung, color-coordinated clothes in one giant, messy mound on the floor. Worse than picking up the pieces of chipped drywall? Admitting that maybe it was time to get rid of that favorite shirt of mine — from college. In the ’90s. … Read More

5 Reasons You Should Use a “Green” Moving Company

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Earth Day is just around the corner! Now is the time to get our green game on and get busy preserving our one and only beautiful earth. Your children and grandchildren will thank you for it. Spring also brings the beginning of the busy moving season. Pair these two occasions together and we have the perfect opportunity to make greener pastures. … Read More

The Top 10 Items That Get Damaged on Moving Day

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Image via iStock If you are moving this busy holiday season, let us help protect your precious belongings with tips from the pros. We’ve seen some folks pack themselves so, unfortunately, we know which household items are most likely to break and typically aren’t packed properly. We have compiled an old school David Letterman list of the “Top Ten Items … Read More

Change of Address Checklist: Everyone You Should Contact When You Move

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There are countless aspects to organizing a move—renting a truck , gathering moving supplies and trying to stay sane while doing it.  While you’re worrying about all the heavy lifting, you may be forgetting about other small changes that must be made.  One of these includes updating your address with certain companies.  It probably sounds tedious, but it’s very important … Read More

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Relocating to a New City

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Whether you’re moving across the country or just changing zip codes, there are numerous factors to consider when making this type of transition. People relocate for various reasons—an employment opportunity, an insatiable wanderlust, a family obligation, even a spontaneous judgment call—but no matter the impetus, don’t start packing just yet. Before moving, you may ask yourself a few important questions, … Read More

Tips for Moving to Chicago’s Ukrainian Village

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If Chicago , Illinois wasn’t already the city to live in, Redfin’s hottest neighborhood , the Ukrainian Village, gives us just another reason to head to the Windy City. Before you pack up and make your move toward these tree-lined city streets, brush up on these moving tips! Moving Tips Planning Check with your local alderman’s office as soon as … Read More

How to Prepare Your Pet for a Big Move

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Image via iStock If you think moving is stressful for you, think of it from your pet’s perspective: his entire world is slowly disappearing, and soon he’ll relocate to totally foreign territory with new sights and smells to adjust to. Even if the new home is bigger or has the benefit of a yard, it’s impossible to explain this to … Read More