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10 Mistakes to Avoid When Moving

realtor.com | Posted 03.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

To help your move go smoothly, we offer these 10 common pitfalls we hope you can avoid:

10 Reasons You're Packing Too Much

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Do you struggle to make it through the airport with your unusually large suitcase? Do baggage fees dominate your credit card statements? Does your lug...

Packing for Baby's 1st Road Trip

Dana Holmes | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Dana Holmes

My husband and I were asking ourselves this exact question last week as we were prepping for our first weekend away from home with our 4-month-old infant. Because I can have my OCD moments, I decided that we should bring everything and then figure out what we didn't need, versus taking nothing and learning the hard way.

8 Nifty Little Items You Always Forget to Pack

Budget Travel | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

No matter where you're traveling next, there are a few things you can add to your grab-and-go bag that will make everything run a little more smoothly. Meet eight items that will turn you into the MacGyver of the vacation set.

25 DIY Travel Hacks That Will Change how you Pack Forever

The Huffington Post | Tiara Chiaramonte | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel

Packing for a trip can be a daunting task, this we know. Whether you're concerned about saving space in your bag or the size restrictions on the l...

Travel Tips: Compressing Your Packing With a Vacuum Cleaner

Sonia Gil | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

Ever wanted to fit your winter packing into one carry-on? Here's how: take your vacuum cleaner and put everything into a compression bag!

21 Things to Pack for a Trip to a Developing Country

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

If you're destined for a place where it's easier to buy a goat than a bottle of Purell, or where the locals think that "Samsonite" is the name of an American airline, find space next to your swimsuit for these essentials.

8 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Weekend Getaway

Budget Travel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Escaping for a long weekend can be the best, right? But these tragic -- and totally avoidable! -- blunders can turn your quick getaway into "get me outta here!"

The Real Reason Moms Need Vacations

Lisa Oppenheimer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Lisa Oppenheimer

Common wisdom has it that moms need vacations to recover from the exhaustion that accompanies regular life. Nooooo.

Living Out of the Boxes

Irene Tanner | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Who knew that the first night in my new apartment would be spent sleeping in the bathtub? It was either that or the floor, and there was literally no ...

Seven Ways to Fit More Stuff in Your Suitcase

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.16.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Sure, we could tell you to just pack less. But sometimes you want to have wardrobe options when you travel -- whether it's for an unexpected weather change or a fashion emergency.

How To Pack A Better Toiletry Bag

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Is it normal to be jealous of a toiletries kit? I once felt pangs of dopp-kit envy when I caught a glimpse of a fellow traveler's perfectly organized ...

12 Things Travelers Forget (and How to Make Do Without Them)

Cheapflights | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

Even the most meticulous packer will occasionally leave something at home. From the inane to the important -- swimsuits to suits, and pajamas to, yes, even passports -- the items we forget don't have to define our vacation.

6 Ways to Never Pay Baggage Fees

MiniTime | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

The busy holiday travel season will soon be upon us, which means crowded airports, higher airfares and -- if you're not careful -- hefty baggage fees. Traveling light when you have kids in tow can be challenging, but not impossible if you have the right gear and mindset.

Is This the Best Thing to Happen to Airport Terminals?

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

We've all been there. You line up at airport security and start putting everything on the conveyor belt -- shoes, laptop, scarf -- but then realize you packed a full-sized bottle of shampoo in your carry-on. Luckily, beauty company 3FLOZ is stepping in.

10 Cures for the Chronic Overpacker

SmarterTravel | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Can't seem to travel without an overstuffed bag? We're here to help. If you're a chronic overpacker, these 10 tips will cure you of your bad packing habits forever.

Leave It at Home

Christina Kelly | Posted 11.17.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

Over packing for a vacation -- we're all guilty of it, whether we want to admit it or not. There are a few tips I've learned (some of them the hard way) on over-packing. A lot of them may be common sense, but to a person in suitcase mode, common sense may be hard to come by.

10 Things You Should Pack (But Probably Won't)

SmarterTravel | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Humble objects, ranging from an empty reusable water bottle to bandages, can save time and money and go far toward boosting the quality of your travels. Here are the items we often forget to pack -- and always regret not having in our suitcase.

Flying to College: 4 Tips to Avoid Baggage Fees

Courtland Thomas | Posted 10.16.2013 | College
Courtland Thomas

When it comes to orientation week (and any other in-between semester breaks), there are many, many advantages involved in flying. How's a comprehensive guide to do so.

Getting Ready for That Big Trip Can Be a Tough Slog

Jerry Lanson | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Yes, we'll be forgetting the basement again this year. Instead, next we'll turn to closets and clothing. This year, I swear, I will be ruthless, even though that may mean getting rid of the leather cowboy vest I bought for $40 in Colorado in 1973.

Secrets of My Travel Drawer: Avid Travelers Recommend 20 Must-pack Items Vetted by Countless Miles, Mishaps, and Serendipity

Susan Portnoy | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

You hate packing. I get it. You're worried you're going to forget something crucial or pack too much -- and really, you just want to get on with your vacation. Whether you've logged a million miles or are a novice explorer, these suggestions will help you pack faster and enjoy your trip more.

Simplifying the Big College Move: Packing, Shipping, and More

Women & Co | Posted 10.09.2013 | College
Women & Co

To make a student move as easy as possible, take a look at the following tips (none of which involves packing clothes in a guitar case, I promise).

Packing For College: Five Must-Haves

Uloop | Posted 09.22.2013 | College
Uloop

Packing for college can be a daunting task if it's the first time you're leaving to live on your own. While certain items like mini refrigerators, shower caddies and under-the-bed storage containers are obvious must-haves, there are a few things students often forget or don't even think to pack.

Summer Weekend Getaway Packing Guide (VIDEO)

Kate Thomas | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Kate Thomas

This is a step-by-step packing guide for summer weekend trips, for women. Follow the steps and you'll take out all the emotion behind packing. And you'll get it all done quickly.

Culturing My Kids, Episode 2

Elise Sax | Posted 08.31.2013 | Parents
Elise Sax

Instead of a tourist with a guide book and suitcase of wash and wear, I would have to be more like Sir Richard Burton, packing to explore Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Richard Burton didn't pack as much as I did.