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Ryan Carrigan

Ryan Carrigan

Ryan Carrigan is a co-founder of moveBuddha. With over a decade of moving experience, Ryan writes about the moving industry and moving advice. Ryan has been quoted in Consumer Reports, US News & World Report, Reader's Digest and more for moving advice.

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Moving Experience: Lori’s Move with JK Moving

Moving can be a hectic experience for everyone, but for frequent traveler Lori, her cross-country move seemed impossible at first. She quickly realized that she needed to find the best of the best for her 1,090-mile relocation from Maine to Georgia. She found just that in JK Moving, one of the highest-rating full-service moving companies […]


Moving Experience: Stephanie’s Move with Berger Allied

Interstate moves can be daunting, especially when you’re relocating high-value family heirlooms like moveBuddha reader Stephanie did. As a Los Angeles native, Stephanie found herself in a unique situation when her mother moved into assisted living in Austin, Texas, leaving behind cherished (but incredibly heavy) antique art and furniture for Stephanie to inherit. Not exactly […]

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Can America’s Moves Swing the 2024 Election?

Will recent moves across state lines decide this year’s presidency? After all, just about 13% of Americans move yearly, and almost 20% are between states. According to our calculations, that means roughly 30 million Americans have moved to a new state since the 2020 election. Spread that across 50 states, and migrations can shift elections. […]

Lowe’s Truck Rental Review: Pricing and Services

Lowe’s Truck Rental Review: Pricing and Services

Here’s the bottom line: If you need a pickup truck rental for a small local move or a home improvement project, Lowe’s can be a good option. However, limited availability, lack of availability for long-distance moves, and only one pickup truck size make Lowe’s Truck Rental a less than ideal choice for many movers. Those […]

Moove In Self Storage Review

Moove In Self Storage Review

Here’s the bottom line: Moove In Self Storage is a great storage company to consider if you live near one of their locations. Reviews consistently praise their customer service and cleanliness, something that can’t be said for many others in the industry. Transparent pricing and the ability to manage your rental online are other major […]

Moving Experience: Jana's Move with Mayzlin Relocation

Moving Experience: Jana’s Move with Mayzlin Relocation

Small moves might sound like a cinch to pull off, but as new Ohio resident Jana will tell you, it still takes a lot of planning to pull off a one-bedroom move. After a bad previous moving experience, Jana knew how important it was to find a quality full-service mover. After scouring the internet for […]

Moving Experience: Madisen's Move with Bellhop

Moving Experience: Madisen’s Move with Bellhop

Eager for a new start in a lively neighborhood, new mom Madisen decided to pick up stakes and move her family from Parrish, Florida, to Chattanooga, Tennessee. She briefly considered a DIY move, but with a six-month-old baby and a new home, Madisen and her husband knew a full-service mover was the way to go. […]

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Coleman Worldwide Moving Review: Costs, Services, and the Allied Connection

Here’s the bottom line: Coleman Worldwide Moving offers white-glove moving assistance directly to customers in 22 states. However, they also service an additional 28 states and 175 countries worldwide through their partnership with Allied Van Lines. Founded in 1914 as Coleman American Moving Services, Coleman Worldwide Moving has more than a century of experience in […]


A-1 Auto Transport Review

Here’s the bottom line: A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. is an auto broker that offers competitive rates thanks to their network of more than 30 partner carriers. They offer specialty shipping for freight vehicles, heavy machinery, motorcycles, luxury cars, and even yachts. A-1 Transport vets all auto shipping companies they recommend, but we also recommend double-checking […]

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