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  1. How much does it cost to hire movers?

    Before hiring movers, industry experts recommend you know what documents you'll need, how you'll be charged and what your rights are. When speaking with potential moving companies, do the following:

    Request a U.S. Department of Transportation registration number and/or motor carrier number. Twenty-eight states require movers to complete both state and DOT registration. You can search a federally registered mover's complaint history at

    Obtain a copy ...
  2. Moving? Don't start packing without these 8 tips

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ID:	10539You've been perusing real estate apps for months, have gone to countless house inspections and finally found the home of your dreams. But before you start building your decor Pinterest board and investing in new wares, it's time to tackle one of the most frustrating parts of the process: moving.

    There's no denying it: Moving can be a real pain. In fact, people dread it so much that 61 percent of adults list moving homes as more stressful than getting divorced. ...
  3. How much does it cost to rent a storage unit?

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ID:	10166The cost to rent a storage unit can vary greatly. Some smaller ones may run $50 to $55 per month, while larger units can be $300. And there are other types of units where fees are based on items' weight and volume.

    What you pay will depend on your local market, as well as on factors you mentioned, including the amount of space you need, what your items weigh and whether you want a temperature-controlled unit. The length of time you plan to rent is also a ...
  4. 6 home decor pieces renters should avoid

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    We love design, and sometimes there's nothing - not even a totalitarian landlord - that will stand in the way of us swapping out all the contractor-grade light fixtures in our home. That said, when it comes to decorating a rental, there are some things we can be sensible about. Here are five home decor items renters should avoid, and a few stylish alternatives, since there's always another way ...


    If you move often (i.e. every ...
  5. Should you observe weighing of a moving truck?

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ID:	9458We're moving out of state and have the option of observing our truck being weighed before and after it's loaded with our possessions.

    Should we plan to observe the weighing?

    Yes, say the highly rated moving pros.

    The cost of an interstate move is usually based on the weight of your goods, the distance they're shipped and any other services you received, such as packing.

    It's your right, under federal law, to be present ...
  6. Moving

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    If there's a move in your future and you want to hire help with all or part of it, here are suggestions to unpack and stow away, offered by highly rated movers and satisfied customers:

    Plan ahead.

    Start at least six weeks before the move date, and allow time to declutter and pack each room.

    Choose services.

    Moving services range from you-rent trucks to "managed moves" in which experts ...