50+ Moving Resources

Moving to a new city requires careful planning and tons of research. If you're relocating for college, a new adventure, or a new job, this list of 50+ helpful resources will guide you in the right direction. Many of these items and offerings we have used personally and recommend highly.



Airbnb - Rent an entire home on here, or a room inside of someone's home. There are even tree-houses, RVs, and other quirky options up for grabs.

Hotels.com - This is a fantastic search engine to price out local hotels. Their loyalty program is a sweet steal. Book 10 nights through their site, and you'll get 1 night free!

Hotwire - Cost-effective accommodations that will save you up to 50% off regular room rates.

Priceline - Similar to Hotwire but with an optional 'Name Your Own Price' bidding strategy.




Shutterfly - Shutterfly offers super cute card layouts that are easy to personalize, and the quality is top-notch.

Etsy - Another great place to look for handcrafted paper goods.



Craigslist - My #1 choice for searching available apartments, sublets, and room shares.

Padmapper - This handy tool will show you nearby apartments in your desired neighborhood, allowing you to filter by many different criteria.

Trulia - The popular real estate website plays host to thousands of available apartment rentals.

WalkScore - Take your search to the next level and filter by commute times and proximity to public transportation, coffee shops, grocery stores, and more.




Moving Journal - Download our free moving journal! It's power-packed with worksheets, checklists, and journaling exercises.

One Line A Day Journal - If you're not a "good" journaler, you'll love this one's simplistic, easy-to-use format that holds up to 5 years of memories.



ABF/UPack - If you're looking for a do-it-yourself solution, look no further. They'll drop a moving "container" off at your home, you fill it up, then they'll pick it up and drive it to your destination!

Unpakt - Amazing online tool that will easily compare and provide instant rate quotes and reviews on movers.

If you're seeking a truck rental, grab free quotes from BudgetPenskeRyder, and Uhaul.



Cat Calming Spray - You may be skeptical, but one of our contributors says this was the best $20 she spent on her cat! This pheromone-based spray can be gently coated on their bedding and carrier.

Cat Carrier - For your cat's comfort and safety, transport them in a cozy carrier. We love this one.

NaturVet Quiet Moments - These melatonin soft chews act as a natural calming agent for your feline.



Collapsible Food/Water Bowl - This BPA-free silicone bowl is so convenient when you're on-the-go with your dog.

Seat Belts - This 2-pack of seat belts safely harness and support pets up to 110 pounds. Universal compatibility with most vehicles.

Waste Bags - This set of 900 leak-proof bags includes a dispenser with a leash clip.



Backseat Organizer - Moving with your littles can be a recipe for clutter, so we're obsessed with this handy storage solution from Cozy Greens.

Mad Libs On The Road - The classic word game, with a road trip twist.

Spot It! Roadtrip Edition - Super fun, fast-paced family game, suitable for all ages.





Box Cutter - A useful tool to accompany hours of unpacking.

Bubble Wrap - Buying bubble wrap online yields a higher volume at a lower price vs. buying in-store.

Scotch Moving & Storage Tape - Packing unfortunately involves a lot of taping. This stuff gets the job done!

Sharpie (King-Size) - Thick sharpies are perfect for writing on boxes.

Stretch Wrap - Non-adhesive plastic wrap that is a must-have for moving furniture and soft goods.

Uhaul Moving Boxes - These have been Alison's go-to boxes for 9 moves and counting! They are very sturdy and come in a variety of sizes.

Ziploc Space Saver Bags - Truly a space-saving necessity, great for clothing and sheets.



AAA Emergency Car Kit - A worthy $20 investment packed with essentials (flashlight, batteries, basic first aid supplies, booster cables, etc.).

Backseat Organizer - Roadtrips can be a recipe for clutter, so we're obsessed with this handy storage solution from Cozy Greens.

Kind Bars: Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt - Yummy and filling nut bars for a healthy, on-the-go snack.

Rand McNally Road Atlas - It's easy to rely on phones and GPS devices, but there's nothing like a trusty atlas, especially if you're in an area with bad cell coverage.

Table Topics: Road Trip Edition - These 40 question cards will help pass the time on your drive!

USB Dual Port Car Charger - Highly durable and ultra portable, the Maxboost car charger offers fast charging for most mobile devices and tablets.