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How To Check A USDOT Number

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For every move there are a number of things you can do to make your planning or travel much more simple. One of these things is to check the USDOT of the moving company you are using such as Woody and Sons. You may wonder what a USDOT is. It is a census number that is given out to transport companies of passengers and cargo by the FMCSA. Most states only give out this number to companies that ship from state to state, but some states require any moving company to have it with even intrastate moves. This is a unique number given to each and every transport company, which gives information about the mover’s compliance with a number of…

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How To Get Your Security Deposit Back From Your Landlord

How To Get Your Security Deposit Back From Your Landlord

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The security deposit is a normal part of any lease when renting a place to stay. It is usually the amount of 1 to 3 months lease, depending on the place, and your landlord holds onto it as compensation while you live there in case you damage part of the rental property or do not pay rent for a month or so. Once you have signed a lease and paid your security deposit, you will want to do everything you can while living there to ensure you will be able to gain that original deposit back at the end. It is not usually easy to get your security deposit back, unless you know the right things to do.   Your…

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Why Is Moving So Hard?

Why Is Moving So Hard?

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Moving is tough for everybody because of the time, effort, and energy it takes from you. Planning a move can take a lot of energy to organize everything and try your best to make sure the job is done correctly the first time. It takes money to pay for a move, it is stressful on your mind and body, and usually consist of leaving your current friends and family behind. It is difficult for anyone to relocate without any stress or worry. That is why it is important to understand what is moving and why it is so hard and difficult on someone.   To help make a move easier and less stressful, it is good to know what you’re…

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Planning Your Moving Party

Planning Your Moving Party

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Moving to a new area is a big deal of excitement and stress for people. Besides just planning the move, getting everything packed, and preparing yourself and your family for the move, there are also other people that you are affecting. Your friends and family that currently live near you will not have the luxury of that anymore. To help ease this time and make time for saying goodbye for now to the people you care about, having a moving party is a great idea.   Planning a moving party can just add another item to your move out checklist, but it is worth the extra time spent. The first tip in planning a moving party is to start early….

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Moving Into A High Rise

Moving Into A High Rise

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With the economy turn around we have been experiencing of late, and more people moving to “Mega Cities” and to new developing cities, there is a good chance you may have the option to live in a high rise very soon. Cities such Austin, TX and Tampa, FL are estimated to rise in population heavily by the year 2020. Many companies have been planning relocations of their headquarters to these two cities, bringing thousand of jobs with them. As these cities become more populated, you will continue to see not only the suburbs around them grow, but new buildings shooting up everywhere. If you want to live close to work to save on commute time, a high rise may be…

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How to Live With Your Parents Again

How to Live With Your Parents Again

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Are you thinking about moving back in with your parents? Whether it is after college, a breakup, divorce, after having a child, whether you are 25 or 40, there are many reasons for the move. You may be trying to save money, lost your job, or needing to take care of elderly parents. For any reason, we have compiled some useful tips to help the relocation back into their home easy on both parties. Moving back into your parents’ house may not be your biggest dream, or even if you are looking forward to it, there are a few must-do’s to help both parties adapt to the situation best.   The first thing to do when moving back in is…

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How To Prepare For Moving To A New College

How To Prepare For Moving To A New College

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Starting college is a new adventure that will bring you lots of new experiences, fun, great times and of course a learning opportunity that can help you improve your knowledge and look for a job later in life. It is the transition between being a student and becoming an adult. Universities have their relocation policies, which you should observe. The information about it is uploaded on the university’s website so review it as you get your acceptance confirmation. This will give you enough time to prepare. In the meantime, when it comes to the question of how to move to a university, here are some tips and suggestions that can make this exciting experience less difficult for you and everyone…

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Surprising Packing Tips & Tricks For Help Moving

Surprising Packing Tips & Tricks For Help Moving

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Packing essentially takes up most of the time of a move. From packing boxes, to furniture, to clothes and small trinkets, It is inevitably a time-consuming task. We have previously spoken about simple and common tips and tricks for packing and moving. Today, we are going to cover some unpopular, and not so traditional, tips for packing and moving.   The first trick, which some may already do, when it comes to packing clothes, is to roll them. By rolling your clothes instead of folding them, you will be able to fit more items into the same space, making room to pack other materials and items. When you are packing clothes, instead of packing them into boxes, try packing them…

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The Hidden Costs Behind Moving Companies

The Hidden Costs Behind Moving Companies

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Every move can have hidden moving costs. It is very important to read your moving contract before signing it to make these “hidden” fees, not hidden to you anymore. By reading through your contract, you will see that most movers will charge extra for certain situations and specific conditions happening during the move. It is your responsibility to read over this contract and stay up to date with the moving company to make sure you are informed of any extra fees or conditions.   The main reason people complain about hidden costs is because of packing supplies. Some people before reading over their contract will assume that packing supplies come with the moving price and are just unlimited. Most of…

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Moving To An Apartment For The First Time Checklist

Moving To An Apartment For The First Time Checklist

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Moving into a new apartment can be an exciting process. They are different from living in a house, and depending on if you rent or own the apartment, can require a greater amount of attention when first moving in. Whether you have lived in an apartment before or this is your first time, there is a few topics that we will cover that will help you in the process.   Moving into an apartment could be your first time living without your parents, and on your own. It is an exciting feeling, but requires work and dedication to keep your apartment experience up to your expectations. Every rental agreement is different, as is every landlord, meaning that you will need…

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