Alex Keight

Alex Keight is a frequent contributor to the PODS Blog who has moved 25+ times because she loves to experience new places.

15 Best Neighborhoods in Charlotte, NC, for 2024

Charlotte North Carolina

by Alex Keight Posted on June 7, 2024

Contemplating a move to Charlotte, NC? We get it. The area is hip, vibrant, huge, and delicious (the food in the area is delicious, that is). But with nearly 200 neighborhoods to choose from, deciding where to live in Charlotte can be daunting. Find out which of these Charlotte neighborhoods is the best fit for you.

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Packing and Moving Supplies List: The Essentials To Have on Hand

Packing Tips and Hacks

by Alex Keight Posted on May 30, 2024

Relocating is a lot easier when you’re prepared, and getting the right supplies is the first step. Use this handy checklist detailing the must-have packing supplies for getting packed up and moving supplies for the big day — from moving boxes and packing tape to ratchet straps and a disc lock to protect your belongings.

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10 Fabulous Home Addition Ideas: Details and Photos of Room Additions for Inspiration

Remodeling and Renovation Tips

by Alex Keight Posted on May 29, 2024

Need more room, but don’t want to move? A home addition is a great way to get the extra space you need without giving up your beloved home or neighborhood. From a home office and home gym where you’ll want to spend more time to a budget-friendly bump-out that transforms a cramped kitchen, check out these seven ingenious home addition ideas guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.

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Here’s Where To Find 13 of the Best Neighborhoods in Houston & Houston Suburbs in 2024

Houston Texas

by Alex Keight Posted on May 22, 2024

Looking for a new place in Houston? Deciding which Houston suburbs or neighborhoods make your short list is tough. H-Town is huge. Start your search with our top 13 picks — complete with a look at each area’s housing costs, schools, commute times, and things to do. Whether you’re looking for a sleek downtown high-rise apartment, artsy loft, starter home, or a family-friendly space with a big yard and room to grow, you’ll find it here.


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Where Are People Moving to in 2024? Hint: There’s Been a Shift!

Moving Trends

by Alex Keight Posted on May 20, 2024

The shine of the pandemic boom cities is wearing off, and many people are fleeing previously popular cities in favor of the next hot spot where the weather is mild, the cost of living is manageable, and the quality of life is satisfying. But where are people moving to in 2024 exactly? We’ve crunched the numbers and analyzed the latest set of PODS customer moving data to find out.

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How To Pack for a Move: 16 Foolproof Packing and Moving Tips From a Seasoned Pro

Packing Tips and Hacks

by Alex Keight Posted on April 29, 2024

When I packed up my things for a cross-country move from NYC to L.A., my roommate said, “I feel like you’ve been giving the rest of us a masterclass in packing over the last week.” It was then that I realized I’ve curated a long list of useful packing and moving tips over the years. Now it’s time for you to give them a try!

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Looking for the Best Baltimore Neighborhoods and Suburbs? Start Here

Baltimore Maryland

by Alex Keight Posted on April 25, 2024

So you know you want to move to Baltimore, but do you know where you want to live in the city? There are more than 250 neighborhoods to choose from and only seven made it onto our list. Explore what makes these neighborhoods so special, what it will cost to buy a home or rent an apartment here, and more.

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12 of the Best Neighborhoods in Austin (Including Austin Suburbs!)

Austin Texas

by Alex Keight Posted on April 24, 2024

If you’re lucky enough to be moving to Austin but aren’t quite sure what neighborhoods to scope out, we’re here to help you narrow it down. We’ve lined up a quick tour of some of the best neighborhoods in Austin (including popular suburbs!). And we’ve taken all kinds of factors into consideration — overall vibe, convenience, things to do, and, yes, housing costs.

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12 Best Portland Neighborhoods in 2024

Oregon Portland (OR)

by Alex Keight Posted on April 17, 2024

If you’re thinking of moving to Portland, OR — or just looking to find your new home in the Rose City, you can jumpstart your search with his guide to some of the best Portland neighborhoods. Whether you want walkability, a small community feel, access to city amenities, great public schools, or you just don’t want to break the bank, read on to find the best Portland neighborhood for you.

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Here Are the Best Places To Live in Texas in 2024


by Alex Keight Posted on March 29, 2024

Curious about what living in Texas looks like? Sure, Austin and Houston get a lot of love in Texas, but there’s plenty of Lone Star State to go around. Take a closer look at these two favorites as well as a handful of other popular Texas cities to live in.

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