February 1st, 2019 - 7:39 AM
How to pack your outdoor items
Some of your favorite belongings are in the backyard. You’ve hosted numerous swimming parties in that turquoise-watered pool. The kids have enjoyed many laughs on the trampoline and slide. And some of the tastiest burgers were cooked on that grill. But now it’s time to move and enjoy them in a new backyard. What’s the best way to pack these outside items so that they stay in good shape for years to come? Use the packing steps below to help ensure your outdoor equipment is safe during a long-distance move.
January 30th, 2019 - 11:45 AM
Safely transporting fish and their tanks
Relocating fish and their aquariums to a new home — especially for a long-distance move — requires careful thought and preparation. And though the task can be time-consuming and more involved than moving other types of pets, it’s possible to do it successfully. To help ensure your aquatic friends and their tanks travel safely, gather the necessary supplies, and follow the steps below.
January 28th, 2019 - 3:25 PM
Cleaning your apartment
An apartment may not be as big as a house, but when it comes to cleaning, it requires the same attention to detail. There are many ways to go about cleaning, but we’ve streamlined the process so you don’t have to spend days scrubbing. Whether you’re looking to deep clean before moving in or moving out, or just want some pointers for fast spot cleaning and upkeep, follow these apartment cleaning tips to make sure you’re getting everything done well.
January 18th, 2019 - 4:48 PM
Tips for getting a rental deposit back from your landlord
The last time you thought about your security deposit was probably when you moved into your apartment or rent house. Now that it’s time to move out, you may be wondering whether or not you’ll see that money again. Before contacting the landlord, make sure you understand what security deposits are used for, what your renter’s rights are and what needs to be done to get the refund back in full.
January 7th, 2019 - 10:21 AM
Setting up a simpler move with cats
For many people, cats are the perfect pet. They’re independent, low-maintenance and they don’t bark in the dead of night. When relocating to a new home, you want to make sure your cat is comfortable and cared for — a task that can be challenging since they can’t exactly tell you what they need. With a little planning beforehand, the process can be easy on you and your pet.
January 4th, 2019 - 8:24 AM
The best ways to pack jewelry
What’s in your jewelry box? Whether the pieces are special gifts from loved ones or costume jewelry to top off an outfit, you want to make sure they arrive safely. For both travel and moving, packing jewelry properly ensures things stay intact: no broken bracelets, no tangled necklaces and no missing earrings. These tips will help prepare everything for transport.
December 19th, 2018 - 9:40 AM
Traveling with pets
Moving with children is one thing, but moving with pets is a whole different animal! The majority of Americans have at least one animal and when they move to a new home, their pet is part of the equation. Many people have questions about how to best handle the challenges of moving with their fur babies. The good news is, while the level of involvement varies depending on the type of pet, it’s really not all that hard.
December 11th, 2018 - 10:35 AM
Protecting collectible items during a move
Collections of any size can be a bit overwhelming to move. You not only have to decide what pieces to take, but you also have to properly pack the things you’ve spent so much time and money collecting. The good news is that keeping your belongings in good condition is possible with a few steps.
Keep reading to find out how to prepare your collectibles, and also learn what to do if you decide not to move them.
November 9th, 2018 - 1:59 PM
What’s it like to drive a moving truck?
While it’s not all that different from operating a typical vehicle, driving a moving truck requires a few basic adjustments. It’s bigger, some buttons may be in different places, some controls may not work the same way and the blind spots may not be where you’re used to. Familiarizing yourself with the truck and how to drive it will help you and your belongings arrive safely.
November 2nd, 2018 - 9:10 AM
Getting ready for deployment
The thought of being away from your family, friends, home and normal routine for an extended period of time can lead to multiple questions. Will your family be OK? How will bills be paid? Who will handle property maintenance? While there are quite a few things to take care of, planning ahead can help reduce stress and make the process easier.