Alex Keight

Alex Keight is a frequent contributor to the PODS Blog who has moved 25+ times because she loves to experience new places.

Why Are People Leaving California — and Where Are They Going?

Moving Trends

by Alex Keight Posted on October 31, 2023

Curious why people are leaving California — and where they’re going? We’ve analyzed the latest PODS moving data to find out which cities and states people in California are moving to in 2023. A few things we noticed they have in common? Green spaces, nice weather, good public transportation, and big city amenities — all with a more affordable cost of living. Find out which places top the list!

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Dream of Living in Santa Barbara in 2023? Here Are 11 Things to Know About Life in This Coastal Paradise

Santa Barbara California

by Alex Keight Posted on October 27, 2023

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in paradise? Santa Barbara comes pretty darn close. Stunning cliffside views, pristine beaches, a gorgeous Mediterranean climate, historic architecture, and a sense of community — Santa Barbara offers all that and more. But is life in Santa Barbara all beauty and breezes? Would it feel like paradise to you? Check these 11 things to know about living in Santa Barbara before making the move.

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Decluttering Before Moving? 11 Professional Tips


by Alex Keight Posted on October 2, 2023

Decluttering can be emotional and overwhelming, but we’re here to help. Learn how to declutter before moving with these 11 tips from professional organizer Maija Diethelm.

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Moving a Mattress? How To Move & Store Your Mattress

Moving Tips and Hacks

by Alex Keight Posted on September 26, 2023

Your mattress — and your sleep — deserve TLC when you're moving. Learn how to protect your mattress with this step-by-step guide to moving and storing a mattress.

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Moving to Motor City? Here Are 11 Things To Know About Living In Detroit

Detroit Michigan

by Alex Keight Posted on September 25, 2023

Find out if living in Detroit is for you. Weigh the pros and cons — from more affordable homes, tons of fixer-uppers, and strong community spirit to struggling public schools, a high crime rate, and winters that seem like they could last forever.

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What is a Moving Loan? Your Essential Guide to the What, When, Why, and How to Use a Loan for Your Next Move

Moving Tips and Hacks

by Alex Keight Posted on September 6, 2023

Whether you’re moving on a tight turnaround across the country or have the luxury of time to plan a move across town, relocating your residence can cost a pretty penny. That’s where moving loans can help. Our guide is here to teach you everything you need to know.

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Best Neighborhoods & Suburbs to Live in San Antonio, TX

Texas San Antonio

by Alex Keight Posted on August 9, 2023

Whether you’re relocating for a short stay or planning a more permanent move to San Antonio, we have a list of seven of the best San Antonio neighborhoods and suburbs for you to check out.

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Leaving NYC? What You Need To Know About NYC Moving Costs and Options

New York City New York State

by Alex Keight Posted on July 31, 2023

Moving out of New York City, or just relocating to a new place in the Big Apple, you’ve got several options to get it done. Here’s an easy guide to help you pick the right moving and storage services for you, including estimated moving costs and pros and cons.

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Moving Cross-Country Alone? This Step-By-Step Guide Has Got Your Back

Long-Distance Moves

by Alex Keight Posted on May 19, 2023

Planning a solo move across the country and worried about going through the process alone? Lucky for you, we’ve been around the block — and the country — many, many times and have created this easy-to-follow four-step guide to help keep you on track throughout your solo moving process. Check it out!

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Tips for Living in Seattle on a Budget

Seattle Washington State

by Alex Keight Posted on May 3, 2023

Seattle may have a hefty cost of living — particularly when it comes to categories such as housing, food, and transportation — but this beautiful city is worth the extra coin. Remember, where there’s rain, there’s often a rainbow. Here is the 4-1-1 on how much it costs to live in Seattle and our best tips to help you save a little green in the Emerald City.

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