Ten sites to visit before moving

From landing a new residence to leaving your old place in good shape, it takes a village to move—even if it’s just across town.

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Find and Seek
For renters, Dwell Chicago at http://www.dwellchicago.com/ offers a free apartment search as does Chicago Apartment Finders at http://www.chicagoapartmentfinders.com/.

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Home Help
If you’re looking to purchase a place, USA Grant Applications at http://www.usagrantapplications.org/ offers assistance to first-time home buyers while The Easy Loan Site™ at https://www.theeasyloansite.com/many lets you quickly shop and compare multiple mortgage offers to ensure the best rates.

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Giving and Receiving
It’s wise to unload some of your unused and old belongings before your move. Zealous Good at https://www.zealousgood.com connects your donation with local charities in need. Just fill a brief form describing what you want to donate and this handy service will guide you from there.

If you desire something more material than the feeling of good will for your donation, check out Swap.com which can turn what you have into what you want via swapping. Choose from Toys & Games; Clothing & Accessories; Baby Gear; Books & Magazines; Décor; Maternity; Movies & Music; and Sports & Outdoor items.

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Squeaky Clean
When in between your new and old home, you may find your cleaning duties have doubled. If so, professional assistance from Merry Maids at www.merrymaids-nchicago-il.com/, Best Maids at www.bestmaids.com/chicago‎ , or E&K Cleaning Service at www.maidschicago.com/ can be a great help.

Making the Move
Whether making a local or long-distance move, Golan’s Chicago moving companies can relocate your possessions in a safe and stress-free way. To receive a free quote, visit http://www.golansmoving.com/.