Christa Baxter has worked as an editor for more than seven years. She leads the Move.org content team in producing whip-smart moving tips and recs. After relocating four times in the last calendar year, she’s got strong opinions about moving best practices. (Just don’t ever pull a Marie Kondo and suggest she whittle down her personal library.)
Your Car Shipping Questions Answered: An Interview with Gabe from UShip.com Posted: 14 Jan 2021 | By: Christa Baxter
If you’re planning a big move, then you are most likely asking yourself the question of, “how am I going to move my car?” Moving is already a stressful task, and moving cross-country will add an immense amount of stress to this already daunting task.
With the help of Gabe, Marketing Manager at uShip.com, we are going to uncover these 6 important questions people ask when they are considering to ship their car cross-country.
How to Donate Your Used Items (and Help Someone in Need at the Same Time) Posted: 18 Dec 2020 | By: Christa Baxter
Donating your used items is better for the environment, and if you choose a charitable organization, your donations even help someone in need. We’ve made the process simpler for you by giving you the resources to understand what you should or can donate, the tax deductions you can use, and a list of where to donate specific items.
How to Pack PODS and Other Moving Containers Posted: 12 Jul 2019 | By: Christa Baxter
Storage pods—a combination moving truck and storage unit in one—are a great alternative with no time constraints. But your experience won’t be as orderly or time-saving if you don’t know how to efficiently and securely pack a storage pod.
8 Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient Posted: 11 Jul 2019 | By: Christa Baxter
Taking steps to make your home more energy efficient will help the environment — and save money on your monthly utility bills at the same time. Here are a few easy ways you can make your home more energy efficient without a drastic lifestyle change.
How to Perform a Home Inventory Posted: 09 May 2019 | By: Christa Baxter
Moving is an exciting and inspiring project, but its many details and tasks can also be a tad overwhelming. One of the smartest things you can do during this transition to safeguard your future and protect your investment is to conduct a home inventory.
It seems like a big task, but it can be done more easily than you think, and the benefits far outweigh the effort.
How to Break Your Lease and 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Posted: 07 Mar 2018 | By: Christa Baxter
What happens when you need to break your lease? Are there ways to break it without ruining your credit or facing a lawsuit? It is possible to break a lease without penalty under special circumstances, including if the apartment is uninhabitable and your landlord refuses to make repairs (you’ll need evidence of this), if you become seriously ill, or if you are deployed or relocated by the military? Depending on your reasons for breaking your lease, your landlord may choose not to penalize you, but breaking a rental agreement can come with serious consequences.
Graebel Van Lines Review Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | By: Christa Baxter
Graebel Van Lines is a full-service professional moving company: see if the service is worth the price with our complete review.
14 Housewarming Party Favors Guaranteed to Impress Your Guests Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | By: Christa Baxter
A housewarming party is about more than your new home—it’s about celebrating new beginnings and thanking old friends for their continued support. Here are fourteen ideas we definitely think you should consider as you get ready to throw the coolest housewarming party on the block!
The 10 Rules of Throwing a Housewarming Party Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | By: Christa Baxter
Planning a housewarming party? Check out the ten rules you need to know in order to throw the perfect party!