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How to Live With Your Parents: 8 Great Tips from Experts

By Clarisa Ramirez   July 15, 2013

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In 2011, Galia Abramson found herself moving back to her parents’ house in Princeton, NJ, at age 22. She spent a year living in an a studio apartment in New York City’s East Village after graduating from New York University—until her rent was raised by $750 a month.

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Organizer Lorie Marrero: How to Put Yourself on a Clutter Diet

By Allie Johnson   June 13, 2013

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Clutter left unchecked can pile up all around you, causing an avalanche of stress—and a waste of time and money.

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4 Secrets That Local Movers Don’t Want You to Know

By Guest Contributor   May 30, 2013

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[ by Carter Schimpff, SML ]

When you open up the Yellow Pages and … Oh, wait a second. No one does that anymore. Let me rephrase: When you hop on Google and search for local moving companies to help with your move, you’ll probably be presented with plenty of choices. There’s a relatively low barrier of entry to calling yourself a mover; just about anyone with a moving truck can do so.

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9 Ways to Save Money on a Storage Unit

By Guest Contributor   May 29, 2013

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[ by Brian Spero, MoneyCrashers.com ]

While extra storage space appeals to millions of Americans for a variety of reasons, it’s an expense that needs to be justified, especially for people on tight budgets. To ensure you’re getting the biggest bang for the buck, try these nine smart tips for saving on self-storage.

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SpareFoot Survey: One in Six Americans Moved in Past Year

By John Egan   May 22, 2013

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AUSTIN, TX–According to a survey commissioned by self-storage marketplace SpareFoot, one in six American adults (16 percent) moved within the past 12 months, with 57 percent of those movers relocating to homes just 25 miles away or less. The most common reason for relocating was to settle into a bigger or better home (18 percent), and the second most popular reason was moving for work (15 percent). Both of those statistics point to positive economic movement.

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How to Move From a House to an Apartment

By Guest Contributor   May 20, 2013

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[ by Josh Dudleston, Priority Moving ]

Change is inevitable. For example, at some point or another, you may move to a new home. The reasons are numerous: a need to cut expenses, a new job in a new city, a desire for a better lifestyle, a need for a change of scenery, the breakup of a relationship.

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The Ultimate Moving Checklist for Startups

By Guest Contributor   May 16, 2013

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[ by Amanda Hopkins, CORT ]

If you’re seeing a lot of moving trucks these days, it’s no accident. May is National Moving Month and marks the beginning of the peak moving season in the U.S., stretching from May through August.

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Are You an ‘Internal Migrant’?

By John Egan   May 15, 2013

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Last year, I relocated from Austin to San Francisco for work. That’s a pretty long haul—more than 1,700 miles. This year, I made that long haul again to settle back in Austin and join the SpareFoot team. During 2012 and 2013, my whole life practically has been stuffed into moving boxes. With two halfway-across-the-country moves under my belt, I’m done with packing and unpacking for a while (well, almost done).

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For Consumers, From Consumers: Self-Storage Advice

By Brian Shreckengast   May 14, 2013

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The SpareFoot blog is full of tips and tricks for getting the most out of your self-storage experience, from how to store furniture to how to avoid unexpected moving expenses. But being as close to the subject as we are, it’s not always possible for us to anticipate all of the problems that first-time storage renters might face. To get a better idea of issues faced by new renters and the solutions they came up with, we asked our customers a simple question:

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Homeward Bound: 5 Tips For Safely Moving Pets

By Guest Contributor   March 19, 2013

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[ by Madison Capps, uShip ]

Pets are the glue that holds families together, offer comfort for lonely lives, and function as man’s best friend. Relocation can often be a stressful time when moving across state lines, and moving pets can be the most worrisome part. If the extra dining room set and old rugs don’t have an immediate home in the new place, SpareFoot can come to the rescue! But unfortunately, pets can’t go into storage. When the family Subaru is packed to the brim with essentials and there is no room for Fido, often the best option is to trust the family pet with an animal transporter to safely carry them from the old place to the new one.

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