Moving Tips

How Much Should You Tip Movers?

To tip or not to tip movers? And how much? Once the dust has settled and all your belongings are tucked safely into your new home, it’s a question worth considering. While movers are being paid to provide a service, there’s nothing wrong with giving them a little extra something on top. “Tipping is not […]

How to Choose the Right Size Moving Truck

Picking the right size moving truck seems easy. The first truck you see on the lot looks guaranteed to hold all your belongings. It’s huge and empty with plenty of room to stack your stuff. However, once you start loading it, you may discover you’re either short or have too much space – both can […]

The Beginner’s 45 Step Guide for Moving Cross Country

We don’t need to tell you: Moving is hard, and moving across the country can seem even more daunting. From packing belongings and finding a place to live to considering moving options and making new friends, moving across state lines is a time-consuming process that takes patience and planning. But if you need a guide […]

8 Priceless Tips for Packing Your Valuables

The books can be tossed pell-mell into small boxes, the clothes hung in a wardrobe box, but how do you ensure items like Grandma’s fine bone china or that big painting over the couch get to your new digs unscathed? Packing is tough enough, but packing valuables can make things even trickier. If you don’t […]

Moving to Hartford, CT: Things to Know Before You Move

Ever considered moving to Hartford, CT? For starters, Hartford (West Hartford and East Hartford, in particular) showed up as number one on’s “Hottest Zip Codes of 2023” ( is our partner site). Its annual list of the top 10 hottest zip codes shows where homebuyers find value in the vicinity of high-priced metros. These […]

Moving to Portsmouth, VA: Things to Know Before You Move

Moving to Portsmouth, VA is something to seriously consider. For one, Portsmouth, VA showed up as number one on’s “The Best Markets for First-Time Homebuyers in 2023” ( is our partner site). This is despite the fact that Realtor’’s “2023 National Housing Forecast” highlighted 2023 was expected to remain a challenging year for homebuyers, […]

How Much Does a Moving Company Cost in 2023?

Moving to a new home is labor-intensive and physically exhausting; hiring a professional moving company can take much of that stress off your plate. While enlisting a moving company is typically quite pricey, many will tell you that it’s also well-worth the expense. But how much does a moving company cost? Here’s a look at […]

Change of Address Checklist: Who to Notify When You Move

Are you preparing for a change of address? In addition to the obvious moving basics like acquiring boxes and packing supplies and renting a truck or hiring professional movers, you’ll also want to make sure you’re notifying the right people and places about your move. It’s better to do this earlier rather than later so […]

How Much Does a New Mobile Home Cost in 2023?

Manufactured homes are seeing a bit of a resurgence in popularity. For one, young Americans are ditching the McMansion for more minimalistic living. In its annual industry overview, the Manufacturing Housing Institute reported that 22 million Americans lived in manufactured homes in 2022 (the latest data available). In the most recent data (March 2023) from […]

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