III. How to Get There
Moving Resources & Tools
[Part II: Where to Go]
to survive a relocation
One of the toughest things about orchestrating a move is finding a trustworthy mover. Also
see a related article, choosing a mover.
to get a good and accurate estimate
How to get a good, accurate moving estimate. You should also learn how
moving charges are determined.
The Moving Calculator
Use this calculator to estimate interstate or local moving costs in the U.S.
decide whether to hire movers or move yourself
10 things your
mover won't tell you
Know the rules before they load that Chippendale onto the truck.
Moving companies are required to provide some level of insurance for your move, but you
may need to buy more.
Moving with kids
How to make it easier for them. Also
see Preparing your children for
How to move your pets
More advice on packing here and here.
Use this handy tool to figure out the truck size you need, then follow these loading tips.
How to oversee a mover's work
It can be a real luxury to let other people move your belongings -- or it can be a
nerve-wracking experience. Here's how to oversee the work that's being done so you can
have peace of mind.
Follow these guidelines on the day of your move. Also, be sure to put together a
survival kit to prevent emergency
trips to the store and frantic shuffling through boxes at your destination.
What storage-unit size do I
Get an idea of how much space will be required to store your goods. Find out about the costs, legal and security issues
involved when renting storage space, then check out these storage tips.
To do after moving
Use this checklist during the first week after your move.
disputes with your mover
Be aware of these common complaints about movers.
off moving expenses
When it comes to work-related moving expenses, the IRS can be pretty generous.
Times: Moving Advice
Thirty informative articles.
Better Homes &
Gardens: Moving Tips
Advice covering 15 moving-related topics.
Household Goods Between Different States
Collection of 22 articles.
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Moving Resources & Tools
Huge collection of links to relocation services and related informational pages.
Gives consumers a one-stop solution for all of their housing needs before, during, and
after a move.
Estimate the size of your move with the Self-Estimate Moving Calculator,
then plan your move with the Moving Wizard.
Also see their excellent Moving
These tutorials are full of tips, checklists and reminders that can help make your move a
Another one-stop moving site.
Let the Relocation Wizard plan your move with a custom timeline.
American Moving and Storage
Whether your new home is across town or around the world, you'll find this site packed
with useful information.
Helpful information to make your move easier. Included are printable checklists that you
can use to help track tasks and information.
Compare moving company prices with real-time quotes.
Relocation tools and information
Articles and tools for those on the move. Includes tips on how to
cut moving costs and checklists
for simplifying the move.
US Postal Service: MoversNet
Relocation, moving and address changes made easy.
More than 30,000 storage facilities to choose from.
Now you can get connected before you move. Compare, buy, and save on cell phones,
long distance service, and prepaid calling cards. Similar services are offered by uBundle.com and GetConnected.com.
Research, compare and lower all of your recurring bills. Essential.com is a strong competitor.
Transfer all of your services -- such as utilities, telephone, cable/satellite, newspapers
and magazines -- to your new address anywhere within the continental United States.
Online maps, driving directions and more.
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