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Found 10 blog entries tagged as "moving". - If you’re planning a move, you may have an overwhelming urge to throw all your possessions into cardboard boxes, tape them shut and think, “I’ll deal with this after moving!”

We get it. But before you start dumping drawers into boxes willy-nilly, we implore you: Declutter first.

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647 Views, 0 Comments - Leaving an old community can be difficult. On top of moving your possessions, selling your home, and saying goodbye to old friends, it can be hard to remember the things you need to do in order to set up the new life waiting for you in a new locale.

To make it easier, make a checklist and follow this handy guide to make your move smoother.

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431 Views, 0 Comments - While you pack for that move, even if it’s just across town, take a home inventory of your possessions. We know what you’re thinking: Why make the moving process any more complicated? But a little more work now will save you time and effort should you ever have to file a home insurance claim.

Why do the inventory now? Because most people evaluate their possessions when they move — in hopes of pruning the amount of stuff that goes into the boxes. That makes it a great time to do inventory.

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519 Views, 0 Comments - You’d really have a hard time finding many folks who enjoy packing for a household move. Still, if you are moving, the packing part must be tackled — whether you do it yourself or hire a crew to do it.

“Packing is expensive, time-consuming and stressful,” said Denise Baron, a home and lifestyle expert in Philadelphia.

If you’re going the DIY route, here are nine tips to make the task simpler: 1. Clear out the junk  2. Collect free boxes  3. Label the boxes  4. Don’t skimp on tape  5. Consider the weight  6. Stay focused    7. Don’t waste space  8. Throw in the towel 9. Pack the kitchen last

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623 Views, 0 Comments -Every year, millions of us pack up our homes and head across town or across the country to new digs. While the thrill of living in a new place can be exhilarating, the prospect of sorting through belongings, packing boxes and loading trucks is considerably less exciting.

Here are eight things you can do to prepare your home for a smoother move: 1. De-clutter 2.  Consider Storage  3.  Trim down your pantry 4.  Pack room by room 5.  Set aside Importnt items 6.  Remove Distractions 7.  Don't forget utilities 8.  Take stock of your home.

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663 Views, 0 Comments - You’ve moved on up. You made apartment living a thing of the past. Or you found a way to trade that small, starter home for a larger model.

Finally, room to stretch! But also, more space to fill.

All those fabulous Pinterest finds and that living room of your dreams take time, and money, to assemble. Follow these tips to keep your sanity and your budget in line when sizing up:  Don’t Buy Until You’ve Bought, Live First, Buy Later, Budget, Budget, Budget, Invest in Basic Tools, Hit the Most-Used Rooms First, Keep Things Moving, Retain Those Small-Space Habits, and Retain Those Small-Space Habits.

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619 Views, 0 Comments - Coping tips for handling the unexpected while selling a home

The Virginia house is sold—next week I head to Florida to make what had been our vacation residence into a primary home.

I was sideswiped by one happy surprise—our house sold in three days—and two awful ones—the sudden, serious illnesses of both my son and my husband.

Don't expect to engage a top estate sale agent.  Don't use online auction sites.  Don't overprice what you own.  Talk to your friends.  Involve your agent.  Re-prioritize.  

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Moving can be a costly ordeal. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service allows you to deduct certain expenses from your taxes, so long as certain criteria are met.

1) Do You Qualify? you can only deduct if the move is job related.  2) 39 Weeks: you must be employed full time for 39 weeks.  3) 50 Miles Rule: your commute must be 50 miles longer to qualify.  4) Employer Assistance: you can only write off what your employer isn't paying. 5) Self Employment:  you can still qualify if you are self-employed, but you must meet all the requirements.  6) Married Couples:  only one of you have to meet the criteria.  7) Deductible Moving Expenses.

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675 Views, 0 Comments - The first thing Niamh Cahill did after she signed a contract to buy her new home in New Jersey was to map out a moving checklist.

"I had to break it down, to think small at first," she said. "If I thought about the whole move, I would have been completely overwhelmed." So she called the movers, set a date, and then started planning.

There is no one-size-fits-all strategy for counting down to moving day. The important thing is to make a plan, says Audrey Dickson, quotation analyst with U-Pack, a national moving company based in Fort Smith, Ark.

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Many sellers feel that the Spring is the best time to place their home on the market as buyer demand increases at that time of year. However, the Fall and Winter have their own advantages. Here are five reasons to to sell now.

1. Only Serious Buyers Are Out  2.There is far less competition  3. The process will be quicker  4. There will never be a better time to move up  5. It's time to move on with your life

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