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Moving Articles


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Common Moving Mistakes
Most of us have been through the process of moving at least a couple of times over the course of our lives. Yet, for some reason, we keep making some ...

Moving to a New Home with a Cat
Making the transition as stress-free as possible for your feline companion can have big benefits, including reducing the risk of fear-based house soiling, excessive meowing and crying, hiding, escape attempts and aggression.

Ways to Help Your Dog Settle Into a New Home
While it may be true that most dogs generally cope better than the average cat when settling in, they still require special care and handling. This is especially true if you're moving from a home to an apartment or from a large house to a smaller home. Room to move around and exercise can be critical to a dog's contentment and help them get to know their new neighborhood.

How to Prepare for the Movers
To start your move off on the right foot, make sure you’ve prepared for the movers ahead of time.

How To Handle A Move
ITips for navigating the stress of relocating and feeling at home in a new place from psychologist and psychotherapist Elizabeth Stirling, PhD.

Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Your Move as Green as Possible
Do you really need to be worrying about the state of the environment as well? Well, the short answer is yes, you probably should—but it’s not as difficult as you might think.

7 Great Children’s Books About Moving
Moving can be an uncertain and stressful time for everyone, especially your kids. They may have a range of fears about leaving behind their friends, school, or bedroom. So before you stock up on bubble wrap, talk to your kids about the move. To help get the conversation started, here are some books that deal with all the issues and emotions relocating can stir up.

4 Moving Scams Smart People Fall For – Revealed
Check out the most common moving scams and advice for avoiding them.

41 Easy Moving And Packing Tips That Will Make Your Move Dead Simple
Congrats on your new home! Now you just have to figure out how you’re going to pack and move everything without breaking the bank, your fragile lamp, or your back.

Learning the Lingo: Dunnage, Lading, and Other Jargon to Learn Before You Move
Every industry has its own special shorthand jargon used (and beloved) by insiders. And the moving business is no different, having evolved from a few covered Conestoga wagons during the westward expansion in the 1800s to the thriving $13 billion industry it is today. But what the heck is the difference between “dunnage” and “PBO”?

How to Move Your Aquarium and 8 Other Strange Possessions
Moving day is coming up fast, and—shockingly—you’re all packed. Except for all those weird things you couldn’t cram carefully place in the standard medium-size box. You know, like your giant aquarium, the life-size cardboard cutout of Han Solo, and that exact replica of the Christmas Story leg lamp you just had to have three Christmases ago. What are you gonna do with all that?

Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move
PDF document prepared by the Federal Highway Administration (FHA). This is a must-read for anyone who’s considering – or actively involved in – a move.

FMCSA’s Ready to Move Brochure
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Ready to Move PDF brochure.

Social Media Risks of Posting Details About Your Move
Most people are eager to tell everyone they know about their upcoming move, and announcing it through social media is usually the quickest and easiest way to do it. But that doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind and allow the entire world to view all your moving details.

Moving and Packing Tips
United Van Lines collection of the most popular moving and packing tips to help make your move easier.