Entries by Kaitlin Madden

What Happens If My Movers Break Something?

At American Movers, we do everything in our power to ensure your move goes smoothly, which includes packing and handling items so everything gets to your new home in one piece. But on occasion, pieces do break. If you’ve had something break during a move, there are things you can do to get reimbursed for […]

Should You Move Your Furniture or Buy New?

When moving to a new home, one major factor you have to consider is if you’d rather move and ship your old furniture or if it’s easier to just buy new furniture instead. In order to make the right decision for you, here are a few factors to mull over: Weigh the value of your […]

Packing Supplies Checklist

Moving? Here are the packing supplies you should start getting together, and how much you’ll need. ☐  Packing Tape Tip: You’ll want to buy a few rolls of shipping tape for sealing boxes, masking tape for labeling boxes, duct tape for closing heavier boxes, and painter’s tape to paint and hang items in your new […]

How to Pack a Coffee Table for Your Move

While packing up items like clothing and bedding are as easy as folding them and placing them into a labeled box, packing up your furniture isn’t as easy. If you’re not quite sure where to start, check out this handy guide for packing and moving your coffee table safely. Step 1: Disassemble There’s a reason […]

The Best Month to Sell Your Home in New Jersey

Typically spring is known for being the busiest season in real estate as the number of homes on the market is highest during this time. For buyers, this is a prime time as you have your choice of housing options. As a seller, there are more buyers looking to purchase during this time, which can […]

The Best Public Schools in the NYC Suburbs

Finding the right public school for your children that not only will prepare them for a successful college career but also is within commuting distance to NYC for working parents can be a challenge. To make your search a little easier, we’ve pulled together the top public schools* from Westchester, Fairfield and Bergen counties and […]

How to Stage Your Home for Real Estate Photos

First impressions are everything, so it’s crucial that your home is in tiptop shape the first time potential buyers look at it.  For tips on how to play up your home’s strengths and downplay its less attractive features, take a look at these home-staging tips. Consider Curb Appeal Since the first photos of your home […]

7 Tips for Moving to College Out of State

Moving to an out-of-state college is an exciting, yet nerve-racking feat. While packing your things and moving is enough of a task in and of itself, when you throw moving and traveling out of state in there, then things become a bit more complicated. Whether you’re moving to another state, across the country or to […]

How to Make New Friends When You Move

Moving to a new city can be equal parts exhilarating and intimidating. While it’s easy to Yelp places to see, eat and discover, finding friends to experience these new activities with isn’t quite as easy. If you’re worried about how to make new friends in a new place, here are a few easy ways to […]

Tips for Selling Your Home While Buying a New One

Planning to move? Should you find a home first? List your home first? Here are some tips for selling your home while buying aa new one.  The stress of buying a new home at the same time that you’re selling your previous one is enough to make anyone second guess the entire buying and selling […]

What to Unpack First When You Move to Make Life Easier

So you just moved your last box into your new home and you take a look around only to see mountains upon mountains of furniture, boxes and knickknacks stacked as far as your eye can see. If just the thought of this sight is overwhelming enough to make you want to head out the door […]