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Moving Made Easy: Here Are 9 Cities and States That Pay You To Move There

Moving Tips and Hacks

by Kat Piccolo Posted on April 19, 2024

With the ongoing increase in remote work opportunities, it’s become easier for people to consider relocating. Some states are taking note of that, too, and they’re starting to incentivize the entire experience. But how do you find the best opportunities? What would they even look like? These answers are different for everyone, of course, but we can help you get started. Take a look.

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10 of the Safest Neighborhoods in NYC

New York City New York State

by Bonnie Azoulay Posted on April 19, 2024

NYC is certainly one of the best places to live in the U.S. But just like all big cities, it’s not all glitz and glam all the time. Whether you’re moving alone or with a family, safety is probably at the top of your list. Here are ten of the safest neighborhoods in NYC.

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How Big Is a Storage Container? And What Size Is Right for You?

Moving and Storage Container Guides

by Shannon Jacobs Posted on April 18, 2024

Choosing the right size storage unit or portable container is all about finding the sweet spot that keeps you from paying for more space than you need and running out of room after you’ve already loaded most of your stuff. Check out our guide to figure it out.

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NYC Moving Guide: How to Live on a Budget in New York City

New York City New York State

by Bonnie Azoulay Posted on April 18, 2024

New York City is one of the most expensive cities in America. If you’re new to the city and your budget isn’t exactly robust . . . is it still possible to live well in NYC? We think the answer is yes, if you’ve got a good game plan and a positive mindset. You can start with our guide to living on a budget in New York City.

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How To Pack Clothes for Moving: 15 Hacks You Have To Try

Packing Tips and Hacks

by LB Gabriel Posted on April 18, 2024

Don’t fall into the trap of throwing your clothes haphazardly in bags at the last minute. It can waste a lot of space and time (later) — not to mention leave you with a wrinkled and damaged wardrobe. Instead, make the entire moving process easier on yourself in the long run by learning how to pack clothes for a move the best way with these 15 hacks.

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How To Have a Successful Yard Sale: Your Questions, Answered

Home Organization Tips

by LB Gabriel Posted on April 18, 2024

Want to know how to have a successful garage sale? Get out your folding tables and pricing stickers and get ready for answers to some of the most-asked questions about garage sales. You’ll be rolling in dough in no time!

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12 Best Portland Neighborhoods in 2024

Oregon Portland (OR)

by Alex Keight Posted on April 17, 2024

If you’re thinking of moving to Portland, OR — or just looking to find your new home in the Rose City, you can jumpstart your search with his guide to some of the best Portland neighborhoods. Whether you want walkability, a small community feel, access to city amenities, great public schools, or you just don’t want to break the bank, read on to find the best Portland neighborhood for you.

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12 Things To Know Before Moving to Philadelphia in 2024

Pennsylvania Philadelphia

by Michael Hochman Posted on April 17, 2024

Planning a move to Philadelphia? From Phillyspeak and how to get around the city to free stuff to do and where to find the best cheesesteaks and pizza. These are your need-to-know tips for how to be a real Philadelphian before making the move in 2024.

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Job Relocation in the Works? Here’s What You Should Ask Before You Pack

Relocation and Moving

by Shannon Jacobs Posted on April 16, 2024

Like any major life change, relocating for a job has the potential to cause a lot of headaches. But it really doesn’t have to be that stressful. Ask yourself these seven questions, and you’ll be living like a local in your new city in no time!

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Living in Gilbert, AZ: Is This Phoenix Suburb Right for You?


by Bridget Houlihan Posted on April 2, 2024

If you’re considering making the move to the Grand Canyon State, consider living in Gilbert, AZ. This thriving suburb of Phoenix is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in Arizona. It’s an excellent place to raise a family, with a fantastic public school system and robust job market (just to name a few perks). And did we mention it also has around 300 sunny days each year? Learn more.

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