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How to Pack Liquids for Moving Without Spills and Messes

In a study published in 2012, two fluid physicists at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) investigated the science behind spilling—specifically, why it’s so hard to walk with a cup of coffee without spilling it.

Our Guide to Moving with Kids

We’re here to help you understand why moving is so hard for kids, and to help you smooth the transition. Recognizing the effect a move on your child can help you prepare for the adjustments and challenges ahead.

How to Pack a Storage Pod

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.

How to Pack for College

Packing for college, with most dorm rooms small and lacking storage, becomes just another daunting task to heap onto the pile of concerns. By following the packing advice we’ve outlined you can minimize the amount of stuff you’ll need to take, minimize the amount of space you’ll need to move it, and understand how to maximize the space in your dorm.

How to Break Your Lease and 4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t

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.

How to Donate Your Used Items (and Help Someone in Need at the Same Time)

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.