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Five Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Move

Moving is expensive, but it doesn’t need to empty your wallet. The price of an interstate move is based on the weight of the shipment and the distance of a move. Local moves are calculated by handling time and added services, like packing. The bottom line is simple: the more stuff you move, the more it will cost you.

Cutting the cost of your move and staying organized will also alleviate the stress that comes with relocating. The key to a stress-free move is to get organized before your move and stay organized throughout the move. The more organized your move is, the more money you will save in the process.

The infographic below shows simple, effective ways to save money on your upcoming move and relieve the stresses that come with relocating.

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Infographic: Countdown to a successful move

You are moving and you have so much to do with so little time. Don’t panic! The best way to combat the stress of moving is to organize and set deadlines of when to accomplish everything on your to-do list.

Below is a countdown infographic to help achieve a successful move with less stress.

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Most Affordable Places For 2015 College Graduates To Move

Blog is provided by Kristy Hessman of

Cap and gown season is nearly upon us. And for many new college graduates, the next step after accepting a diploma is to accept a new job in a new city. And that, inevitable, means moving.

Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, particularly finding an affordable apartment in a neighborhood you love.

New data out from the rental website HotPads can help new graduates moving to new cities and starting new jobs find the most affordable neighborhoods in which to start their rental search.

Say you are graduating from Purdue University with a degree in civil engineering and you’ve just accepted a job in Chicago. How much can you afford to spend on rent on your salary? And what areas does that mean you can rent in?

Civil engineers between the ages of 22 and 30 make an annual salary of $70,000 in the Windy City. That means neighborhoods close to Chicago’s downtown and Loop areas are fairly affordable. Such graduates will spend about 21 percent – $1,250 per month – on rent in Lincoln Park and an estimated 28 percent – $1,625 per month – in the Lake View neighborhood.

Law school graduates, who plan to move to Los Angeles, will start in careers earning an estimated $50,000 per year. Those individuals wanting to live in the beach towns of Malibu and Santa Monica, however, will have to spend 66 percent and 54 percent of their respective salaries on rent to live in those areas.  Law school graduates will spend 32 percent of tHotPads Dataheir salary – or $1,316 per month – in the popular Silver Lake neighborhood.

Those who are looking to move to New York City and want to move into an affordable flat would be wise to steer clear of the pricey Manhattan neighborhoods, particularly Greenwich Village and the Upper West Side. These areas could eat up more than 75 percent of a new grads gross salary, depending on their profession.

A teacher moving to New York may want to head to the neighborhood of Astoria in Queens where they will spend 34 percent of their gross salary on rent as opposed to 80 percent renting in Midtown Manhattan.

Soon-to-be college grads can search interactive maps in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC to find information on some of the most affordable neighborhoods in those cities.

HotPads also compiled a Rent Here Not There “cheat sheet” for new grads moving to cities throughout the US.

Explore all of the cities by profession, by clicking here.



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Free Infographic: Relocation for Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers never cease to be one of the most intriguing and talked about generations. Things seem to be getting more interesting for the Baby Boomer generation as retirement approaches for many. Use this free infographic for detailed insights on relocation for the Baby Boomers.

This infographic sorts through trends of the Baby Boomer generation’s moving patterns. It breaks down easy to read statistics on when, where and why this generation desires to relocate. It also assists in formulating a plan for the relocation.

Get in touch with a Bekins representative who can provide you with additional information on relocating for Baby Boomers.





Free Infographic: How to Hire the Right Moving Company

Knowing how to hire the right moving company is always tricky.  There are so many options out there and it’s hard to know whether or not the company is reputable or not.  Use this free infographic to help you narrow down your search.

Exploring topics such as the difference between a moving company and a broker and what questions to ask during a move, this free infographic explores many of the confusing parts of relocating and helps you avoid common moving mistakes.

Talk to a Bekins Representative who can answer any and all of your questions and also provide you with more helpful information.

Bekins Free Infographic: How to hire the right moving company

Like what you saw? Feel free to embed this free infographic on your Web site using the embed code provided.  If you want more information on how to begin the process of a move, feel free to contact Bekins Van Lines.


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