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Moving Preparation

With a big moving coming its best to get prepared and ready for anything.  NorthAmerican has compiled articles to help you prepare for your big move.
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Charities That Offer Free Donation Pick Up

Moving is oftentimes the perfect opportunity to go through your belongings and donate items you no longer need. Here are a few charitable organizations that make it simple for you to donate items to be repurposed or sold to those who need them.

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How to Tell Your Kids You’re Moving

If you’re about to sit down and tell your kids you’re moving, here are a few tips to make the discussion (and the move!) run a little smoother.

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The Quintessential Moving Timeline for Undergrads

The challenges of moving as a single person, for example, can often prove to be more difficult in their own ways than what you would come to expect from a large family move—the latter, too, holds down many of its own unique challenges that can make it seem more difficult than the former for those in the midst of it.
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The Definitive International Moving Timeline

While there are many tips, strategies and guidelines that can be applied equally to the majority of stateside and locally based moves, attempting a move across open waters when making your way toward a life in a new country can be a highly unique beast in regards to the wide array of moving challenges that come along with it.
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A Beginner’s Guide To Moving

Packing is no easy task, even for those who’ve taken on the arduous task before. Odds are, you’ll encounter more than your fair share of challenges along the way, even if you do everything the “right” way. This can be especially frustrating for those who aren’t sure what to expect going into their first big move on their own.

Your First Night: What to Pack

Once you have finally gotten through the arduous series of challenges that are required to reach your first night in your new home, you may feel as though you’ve gotten through the worst of it and can finally take a load off and relax. This isn’t far from true—while you will have certainly overcome a great deal of tasks to reach the point that you’re at now, it is still important to remember that you won’t be entirely out of the woods just yet!

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Go-To Guide for Leaving your First Space

When it comes to the moving process, moving out can often prove to be more difficult than any other step that you’re forced to take on. But does moving out have to be a painful process, or is there a way to reliably take on the needed tasks involved, without racking your brain with a stress-induced panic?

Go-To Guide for Pet Owners

While moving into a new home is exciting, it is also a stressful process. While you are racing to complete a lengthy to-do list before your scheduled move date, your pet is likely wondering why you are packing everything in the house.


Fraudulent Scams to Know When Moving

If you're moving, you have a lot of things to think about. Along with ensuring that your new home or apartment is ready, you also need to verify that your mail is forwarded, your new utilities are set up and your belongings end up at your new place safe and sound.

Cross Country Moves: Major Interstates

There are many reasons that might cause you to move across the country. Perhaps you are changing jobs, or maybe you are moving to be closer to family or a significant other.
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Moving Supplies: Breaking Down the Essentials

Acquiring essential moving supplies soon after confirming your new residence will save time and minimize the risk of forgetting something important.

Moving Deals: Where to Look

Moving to a new home can be stressful in more ways than one.


What Moving Expenses to Plan For

There are seemingly countless things to accomplish, from hiring movers to selling your home, packing up all of your belongings, making travel arrangements, and preparing your family for the big day.
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Comparing Car Movers

If you’re moving to a new state – or even a new country – chances are you’ll likely hire a moving company to transport your belongings. Many people then choose to fly to their new home and meet the movers there. If this is the route you take, it’s important to find reputable car movers to assist you with transporting any cars or boats. But there are so many car movers – how do you select the best one?