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Kristin Hanes

What’s It Really Like Living in San Francisco? 12 Things You Need To Know

California San Francisco

by Kristin Hanes Posted on April 24, 2024

Whether moving for work, family, or just for kicks, you may know San Francisco for what you’ve seen on screen: the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and that iconic “Full House” … house. But as someone who worked as a radio news reporter in the heart of San Francisco and lived in the region for 10 years, I’m here to give you an in-depth look at what it’s really like living in San Francisco. Here are 12 things you need to know before making the move.

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Moving to a New City? 6 Tips for Stress-Free Big-City Moves

Moving Tips and Hacks

by Kristin Hanes Posted on February 8, 2024

The bigger the city, the more potential for big moving headaches. This checklist for moving to a new city will help you ease all that stress and strain.

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How to Downsize Your Home: My Top 12 Proven Decluttering Tips


by Kristin Hanes Posted on January 19, 2024

Wondering how you'll downsize your home? You may not be planning to living on a sailboat, but these decluttering tips will work for you too!

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Moving to San Francisco in 2024: Finding the Best San Francisco Neighborhoods for You

San Francisco California

by Kristin Hanes Posted on November 20, 2023

We’ve made San Francisco living easier with our best San Francisco neighborhoods guide. Find out which SF neighborhood is right for you and your lifestyle.

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Moving in Together? 11 Relationship-Saving Tips From the Experts

Moving Tips and Hacks

by Kristin Hanes Posted on September 29, 2023

Moving in together presents unique challenges. Read these tips from three relationship experts to help avoid common pitfalls and make a positive transition.

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Moving Out of State in 2023? 21 Must-Dos for Avoiding Big Hassles

Long-Distance Moves

by Kristin Hanes Posted on February 27, 2023

No one loves all the work involved in moving out of state. But if you’re willing to take the time to research and manage the details, you’re much more likely to have a smooth move and begin your new life on a positive note. Get started with this list of to-dos and how-to tips.

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Leaving Los Angeles? What You Need to Know About Moving Costs and Relocation Services

California Los Angeles

by Kristin Hanes Posted on February 15, 2023

Moving out of L.A.? This guide looks at your options, what to expect, and moving cost estimates for Los Angeles moving companies, portable container services, and rental trucks.

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Winter Car Storage In Canada: Tips For Protecting Your Favorite Ride

Storage Tips and Hacks

by Kristin Hanes Posted on September 1, 2020

Thinking about storing your car for the winter? Find out when winter car storage makes sense, what to look for in a facility, and how to prep your car.

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Are You Ready? 11 Disaster Preparedness Tips for Protecting You, Your Family and Your Home

Remodeling and Renovation Tips

by Kristin Hanes Posted on July 27, 2020

Whether it’s a fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, tornado or global pandemic, disaster preparedness is key to keeping your family safe and healthy. To help you get organized, we’ve rounded up the best disaster preparedness tips and resources.

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Leaving The City? Our Best Tips on San Francisco Moving Costs and Relocation Services

California San Francisco

by Kristin Hanes Posted on July 2, 2020

Whether you’re staying in the Bay area, moving to another part of California, or even leaving the state, here’s a guide to what you need to know about expenses and moving services.

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