February 17th, 2012 - 2:24 PM
Tax Deductible Moving Expenses
Its Flashback Friday! Each week we revisit a blog topic that our readers find helpful. Todays flashback? Tax Deductible Moving Expenses. Since were only two months away from tax day, this is a post we think youll find very helpful! Happy Friday!
If you moved last year, you may have tax deductible moving expenses! Take a look at the following articles and forms to see if your moving expenses qualify for a tax break.
Moving Expenses to and from the United States
February 17th, 2012 - 2:23 PM
How to Burn the Most Calories Moving
One of the downsides to moving is that it disrupts your routine. Youre planning your moving schedule, making a moving checklist, packing, and focusing on the move. Its hard to make time for normal mealtimes, exercise and other daily activities. If youre someone who benefits from a regular workout, you may find it gets dropped from your plans. But guess what? You can get some terrific exercise from the activities involved in moving.
February 13th, 2012 - 4:20 PM
If you’re anything like me, only half of the things on your to-do list get done during the day. Sometimes I’m up late trying to get things done that should’ve been completed hours earlier. When you’re planning a move, I can guarantee that your to-do list is going to grow like a middle school rumor.
You’re getting quotes for everything from renting a moving truck to full-service options and self-service options like U-Pack. You’re thinking about moving supplies, travel dates and times, setting up and turning off utilities, enrolling in a new school, buying and selling a home. There’s just so much to do!
February 9th, 2012 - 3:41 PM
How to Decide How Much to Move in the Car
If youve seen our "do not ship" list, you know that when youre moving there are some things youll want to move in your own vehicle instead of in the moving truck. Some things you cant load into the truck, and some you simply may not want to load into truck. So the big question is: How do you decide how much to move in your carespecially if stuff isnt the only thing youre moving (i.e. other people). Lets see if I can give you some insight and a few tips.
October 10th, 2011 - 3:43 PM
Something you may not have considered while you're preparing for your cross-country move is how to protect yourself from debit card and credit card fraud. Considering all of the transactions that take place during the moving process, it's a very real concern and definitely something to keep top-of-mind.
September 19th, 2011 - 1:48 PM
Moving In – Where Do I Start?
You've done the hard part – your life is packed up in moving boxes, ready to go. Now it's on to the fun part, right? Moving in a new home is exciting, but it can be just as overwhelming as coordinating the move out of the old one. Where do you start?
Organize, Organize, Organize
September 6th, 2011 - 8:12 AM
Discover Easy & Cost Effective Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool in the Summer
If you're moving to a new home during the summer, the cost of moving isn't the only expense you have to worry about. If you haven't gotten your first electric bill, you may be surprised by its impact on your bank account— especially if you're not sure how well the home is insulated. Besides making sure the doors are closed in between going in and out of the house on move-in day, there are some things you can do to keep from running your air conditioner overtime all throughout the summer.
August 29th, 2011 - 1:30 PM
If you're like me, the idea of packing up one house to move to another sounds like a daunting task. In fact, it makes me a little light-headed just thinking about it. The thought of trying to figure out what to take with you and what to let go of is a little overwhelming, but the truth is, if you can let go of the things you don't need— the stuff that's just taking up precious space— you will help reduce moving costs in the long-run.
August 3rd, 2011 - 2:23 PM
Moving can be a stressful time for anybody. However, there are steps you can take to make a move less stressful and more organized! Consider these 3 tips for a smart move to help ensure your move is as easy as possible.
Tips for a Smart Move:
July 20th, 2011 - 12:21 PM
How to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors
We all know that moving into a new neighborhood involves having new neighbors, but it's how you introduce yourself to them that will set the tone for your future encounters together. Meeting new people can be difficult and unnerving (especially if you're overly shy), but if you respect their privacy, space, and time you can develop the kind of camaraderie everyone hopes to have with new neighbors!
Here's how to introduce yourself to new neighbors: