Moving tips and advice

Moving? You'll need this ultimate housecleaning checklist

Whether you’re moving in or moving out, make your home shine with this cleaning checklist. (CLICK HERE to download our house cleaning checklist as a PDF) Moving can feel like a never-ending chore. Renters in particular are often required by lease to leave their apartments in tip-top shape, and anything... more

Here's How to Rebuild Your Care Community After a Move

These are the strategies I used to create a whole new support system for my family after our big move. My husband finished grad school about two years ago, and we were on pins and needles about his employment prospects. We finally received the call we’d been waiting for: He... more

7 Questions You Should Ask Before Relocating for Work

Moving, for anyone, can be a challenge. Add the prospect of relocating to a new area for a job, and you’re upping the ante on the stress levels for you and your family. But, by asking your employer the right questions, you can set yourself up for a smoother transition... more

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10 Family Home Buying Regrets -- and How to Avoid Them

47% of parents regret their home purchase. Care.com & Zillow partnered to provide advice on managing the stress and rush -- so there's no remorse.What would you do if you regretted your home purchase? Thats how 47 percent of home-owning parents feel, according to the Care.com and... more

Moving With Kids Checklist

Moving soon? Here's a week-by-week checklist to make moving with kids easier. It's official! You're moving. The houses are bought and sold and you have a moving date -- now what? With your timeline firmly in place, it's time for the real work to begin. Anytime you... more

Saying Goodbye to the Old Home: Helping Kids Through a Move

Moving on? Here's how to help kids say goodbye to their old home.The announcement "Guess what? We're moving!" can conjure up a wide range of emotions in your kids, from fear to sadness and even a touch of anger. Moving away from the only house they've... more

Hello, New House: 5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Moving

Here are 5 ways you can get kids excited about their fabulous new home.According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 12 percent of Americans move each year. If you're planning on joining the ranks, you're probably thinking about how to break the news to your kids... more

5 Moving Day Tips to Ease Stress

Moving is hard work, but it doesn't have to be stressful. Try these 5 tips to reduce stress for the whole family.No matter how much you prepare for moving day, transporting your entire life from one house to another is stressful for both parents and kids. Add a... more