Alex Keight

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

12 Things to Know About Living in California


by Alex Keight Posted on April 13, 2023

Is it worth living in California? Only you can decide what’s best for you. But to help you make that decision, here’s a rundown of the pros, cons, and truths about what it’s like living in California, along with some zeroed-in stats on a few of its most popular cities.

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Moving to Hawaii: The Top 8 Things You Need to Know Before You Go


by Alex Keight Posted on March 28, 2023

Living in this island paradise where others vacation can be a tempting idea, though the reality may not be for everyone. From unexpected expenses and animal quarantine requirements to island fever and the two-year itch, here are 8 things you should know before packing up and making the move to Hawaii.

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Our Best Tips on Hawaii Movers and Relocation Services


by Alex Keight Posted on March 22, 2023

Whether the tropical islands of Hawaii are beckoning or you’re being called to the mainland, there are several different options for Hawaii movers. However, moving works a bit differently on the islands, since there are no roads connecting the eight islands — and definitely no road from Hawaii to the mainland.

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Living in Anaheim, CA: The Affordable Way to Live Near L.A.

California Los Angeles

by Alex Keight Posted on February 21, 2023

Searching for your place in the SoCal sun but prefer to skip the drama (and price tag) of Los Angeles? Anaheim just might be your sweet spot. Get a local’s perspective on everything you need to know about Anaheim and nearby Fullerton.

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14 Things to Know About Moving to Austin in 2024

Austin Texas

by Alex Keight Posted on October 5, 2022

Heard about Austin, Texas? Of course you have! It seems it’s been all the rage the last several years. But is Austin right for you? We’ve broken down the essential things you should know before deciding to move to Austin. That way, you can see if this popular city is checking the right boxes — before you pack up your own

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The PODS Survival Guide to Moving to a New City Alone

Moving Tips and Hacks

by Alex Keight Posted on June 13, 2022

How do you move to a new city and start over? Being open to making the move is the first step. As someone moving to a new city alone, you’ll need to set expectations and put in the work to make your new city your new home.

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Housing Market Trends 2022: To Buy or To Sell? That Is the Question. We’ve Got Answers

Real Estate Advice

by Alex Keight Posted on May 24, 2022

We can’t predict what the housing market is going to do, of course. But what can we tell you? Some pros and cons of buying a home, selling a home, or even renting out your home in 2022. Covering topics from the housing bubble to inflation to interest rates, here’s advice to help you decide if now’s the time for you to jump in.

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How to Get Accurate Moving Cost Estimates -- Don’t even think about getting a moving quote before reading this

Moving Tips and Hacks

by Alex Keight Posted on January 18, 2021

No one likes getting a final bill for their move that’s hundreds or thousands more than the quote. So the best way to prevent this from happening? Know how to get an accurate moving cost estimate. It requires a little homework, a bit of comparison shopping, a good look at what you’re moving, and a whole lot of questions. Read all about it now.

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