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What To Do When Your Partner Relocates for Work

Deborah Chalk | Posted 02.24.2015 | Women
Deborah Chalk

I came to see that the martyr way doesn't work. It's a half-life, an apology. I didn't like the way there was a possibility of resentment building over time, like limescale on a kettle.

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to a House

Megan Morton | Posted 01.04.2015 | Parents
Megan Morton

I wake up extra early today. The sun is just peering above the treeline and the air is already thick and wet with Indiana August. I stretch and pause at the edge of my bed just as I have 2,098 other times in this home. But this time it is different. This time it is the last.

10 Things You Need To Know Before You Move With Pets

Laura McHolm | Posted 10.04.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Moving? Let's be honest, moving is stressful. But, imagine if you can't read, understand all of the chatter around you and all you see is the chaos of boxes, your home in an upheaval and stressed out humans everywhere.

How To Be A Good (Or Better) Neighbor In 5 Easy Steps

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.10.2014 | HuffPost Home

Anyone who's ever moved (which pretty much accounts for all of us) knows one thing to be true: We don't ever want to do it again. There's the bidding ...

My How The Heart Aches When You Downsize

Cathy Chester | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

We're getting ready to move from the home we built twenty-one years ago. It's time to downsize, time to begin a new path by stepping forward into the next chapter of our lives. I'm having a hard time with this.

6 Things To Know Before You Even Think About Moving

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

If we had it our way, moving to a new home would look something like this: Winning the lottery, buying a mansion, and hiring someone to lift up our cu...

5 Ways to Make Your Move Green

Laura McHolm | Posted 06.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

When you hear the term "green moving," it might invoke images of packing your things in grass and bamboo baskets, or perhaps a VW van with a psychedelic paint job comes to mind?

How To Successfully Downsize Without A Family Feud

Rachel Adelson | Posted 06.05.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

People should be tolerant and strive for a balance between those who want to throw out everything and those who need to deliberate over the many decisions involved, relishing family stories and preserving family history.

Top 10 Cities Americans Move to and Move From

Laura McHolm | Posted 06.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

In David Letterman fashion, my team at NorthStar Moving recently compiled the "Top Ten Cities Americans Move To" and "Top Ten Cities Americans Move From."Check out the two lists illustrated in our infographic to see if your city makes the cut, good or bad!

So You're Ready for a Baby... Is Your Apartment?

Laura McHolm | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Laura McHolm

Here's a checklist for all you parents, grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and friends who have little ones moving about your home.

My Mom Just Told Me We're Moving.. Again

Cailin Loesch | Posted 04.24.2014 | Teen
Cailin Loesch

A few weeks ago, my mom once again spoke to me two words that I know all too well: We're moving.

The Most Common Reasons We Move in America

Laura McHolm | Posted 04.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

How many times have you moved? What were the reasons? Moving is stressful and a ton of work so why do we do it? It turns out we have very good reasons, often big life changes.

7 Housing Trends for 2013

realtor.com | Posted 02.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

As 2013 comes to a close and real estate experts predict where the housing market is headed in 2014, a look back reveals several trends.

Odd Moving Tips That Really Work

realtor.com | Posted 02.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

You've got the basics -- cardboard boxes, newspaper, the phone number of a pizza place so you can feed the friends helping you move all your worldly goods. But do you have enough socks for the stemware?

When You've Got to Move It, Move It! Here's How to Pack It, Pack It!

Laura McHolm | Posted 09.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Don't want your movers or pizza-loving friends to shake it, break it? Need some pointers on how to pack that antique mirror? What about your collection of cowboy boots? Oh, and there is always that mess of cords....

Moving Day Guide and Checklist

realtor.com | Posted 09.11.2013 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Planning a move can be a difficult and stressful process, but the actual day of your move can be downright overwhelming. Knowing what you need to get done -- and in what order -- will help to put your mind at ease when the big moving day arrives.

Get Your House Sold and Get Yourself Moving With These Room-by-Room Staging Tips

Laura McHolm | Posted 09.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

I don't care how well designed or clean your home is, everyone needs to stage their home to sell it efficiently, and you do not need to spend any money to stage your home. Time, yes! Money, no! The right approach is simply a change in mindset.

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Move Online

Mike Glanz | Posted 08.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Mike Glanz

It's widely known in the moving industry that summer is the busiest moving season of the year. With that, there's an extremely large number of do-it-yourself movers that turn to the Web in an effort to plan or coordinate their relocation project.

Put Some Spring in Your Move

Ada Vassilovski | Posted 06.10.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ada Vassilovski

Most people assume summer is the ideal time to move -- kids are out of school, vacation time away from work is routine and the weather usually cooperates. But the realities are that scheduling a household move in spring actually makes much more sense.

The Uncertain Certainty of Moving

Marci Rich | Posted 05.29.2013 | HuffPost Home
Marci Rich

House-hunting is fun for about the first week; after that, it's fraught with existential angst. Where will our new pizza joint be? What neighbors will we have, and what will they be like? What sort of days will fill our daily lives?

See How Far Woman Goes To Save A Haunted Mansion

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 02.20.2013 | HuffPost Home

Afraid of ghosts? Pssh.

One Of The Most Devastating Moments Of My Life

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 04.18.2013 | Fifty
Judy Bolton-Fasman

523-0765. Until last month, the phone number was in my family for almost half a century. But call the number today and you'll hear a terse message that it has been disconnected. It took 15 years for 523-0765 to become a non-working number.

Why Cleaning Out My Childhood Home Was So Heart-Wrenching

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

In 2012, we sold my mother's house. My parents bought the house in 1965, a four-bedroom colonial on Long Island. The 'For Sale' sign on the corner was an insult at first, but we convinced ourselves, my sisters and I, that the house would not sell quickly -- we had plenty of time. We were wrong.

What Kind of Stability Do Kids Need?

Ariel Gore | Posted 10.09.2011 | Parents
Ariel Gore

Is a family's boho lifestyle indicative of an overall flakiness? Or is it just, well, what it is? I mean, whole cultures have thrived as nomads.

Saying Goodbye To My Mews House: A Poem

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I've long been of the mind that right before you give something up -- a car...a neighborhood...definitely a relationship -- you allow yourself to be annoyed by that thing.