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Father in military uniform and young daughter happily huggingIt’s no secret that the heroes among us, our servicemen and women and their families, have to move…a lot. If you’re part of a military family, you know that the experience can be hectic and unpleasant. The whole thing gets old, doesn’t it? And you definitely don’t want to forget something important just because you’re sick of moving. You’ve got a lot of choices to make and things to keep track of, whether it’s your first move or your fifteenth. To help out our men and women in uniform, we’ve compiled some of the best moving info to make the transition as easy as possible.

Woman unpacking in her new apartment with the sun shining brightly through the windows behind herPacking up your belongings, loading them into your car, and moving across town is stressful. Moving all of your belongings across the country is a whole different ball game. If you’re doing it alone, major kudos to you – it’s a brave and certainly a life-changing endeavor. Enjoy the adventure and simplify the process with these handy tips for saving money, reducing stress, and most importantly, making it to your new home with your sanity and belongings intact.

Group of three friends moving apartments in the winter, one is lifting a couch and one is holding a moving boxYou’re sweating. It’s an abnormally hot summer, and you’re pushing a couch down a flight of stairs, praying that a bucket of water is available to dump on your head once you’re finished. Ideally, summer may seem like a great time to move, but many people don’t realize that winter is actually the underdog in this situation. Sure, it’s chilly, but we’ve got plenty of tips to help you stay warm, dry, and cozy as you reap the benefits of moving apartments in the winter.

Smiling young apartment landlord, reaching out with apartment keysLooking for an apartment that fits your needs doesn’t have to be a headache, and neither does finding a landlord that you can get along with. Developing a positive working relationship with your landlord can make a huge difference when it comes to negotiating the terms of your lease or requesting maintenance. When visiting any prospective apartment, look for these qualities in your next landlord.

AS_Thinking-GirlAlmost every apartment has some good and some bad to it. You might have hardwood floors on the one hand, but on the other there’s that oddly shaped closet you can’t seem to fit anything into. Or maybe you’ve got a nice patio, but the kitchen counter is barely big enough for a crockpot. Accepting these tradeoffs comes with the territory, and you learn to live with them. However, there always comes a time when you need to consider a new option. Is it that time for you? Here are a few questions to ask yourself.