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Check out ways to dispose of your “junk” and lighten your moving load. Thinking of a fresh start? De-cluttering, donating and selling items you no longer need can help you save time and money too.
If you are pulling up your roots and moving to a new home in the coming months, then you are not alone – approximately 43 million Americans move each year. But when you are the “new kid on the block,” it often feels rather lonely. Here are some tips to help you meet your new neighbors.
An estimated 43 million Americans move annually and approximately 40 percent of those moves are job-related. Mayflower Moving offers these helpful tips when it comes to negotiating your moving expenses.
Not surprisingly, more and more people are being lured back into metropolitan areas. After all, it is easy to see the benefits of “downtown” living with its prime offerings of restaurants, museums and the arts, not to mention its proximity to major urban employers. But, if you are about to become a city dweller, you should be aware of the challenges of locating or relocating in an urban area.
Moving ranks as the third most stressful life event, behind the death of a loved one and divorce. And if you are a pet owner, you should not forget that a move can also be stressful for your furry pal. Careful pre-planning can reduce or avoid relocation problems for your pet. Consider the following tips if you are moving with pets.
With any move, there are safety concerns for persons and personal belongings. But women on the move may be particularly vulnerable to burglaries—either during the move itself or once they are settled into their new homes. These precautions may offer some insight.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 20- to 29-year olds have the highest moving rate of any age range because of life course events such as marriage, childbirth or a new job. Marriage brings more than just two people together—it is also a merger of belongings. Advance planning, proper packing and organization can make the move go more smoothly. These simple tips could help too.
If you are a first-time home buyer, you are probably excited, thrilled and nervous about this big step. Mayflower is here to help with some tips and advice on how to avoid some common mistakes in moving into your first home.
Since approximately 20 percent of Americans who move are under the age of five, lots of little ones relocate with their families every year. Change can be unnerving, especially for small children, so plan ahead with the following tips from Mayflower to make the process as smooth and tantrum-free as possible.
Moving can be a workout! Packing up and moving an entire home can be an overwhelming process. The good news is all of the heavy lifting and organizing adds up to some pretty hefty workouts. Check out how many calories you burn moving furniture and packing boxes; we bet it is more than you think.