How Many Boxes Do I Need for My Move?

  If you’re moving, you’ve probably figured out already that you’re going to need a lot of boxes. But you’ll save yourself a lot of time and headache if you can figure out exactly how many boxes you need before you go stock up.   So just how many boxes do you need? We’re here to help you figure it out. There are online packing calculators that can give you a good guess, but those will not be as accurate as doing it yourself, since they don’t take into account the size of your rooms or the amount of stuff Read More

Storing a Vehicle? Here’s What You Need to Know

  If you’re putting something in self-storage, it’s because you want it to be safe and protected. This is true for almost any of your belongings, but it is especially true for anything that is large and valuable, like a vehicle.   There are many reasons why you might want to store a vehicle at a self-storage facility. Maybe you have an extra car or collector’s car that you can’t fit in your own garage, and your neighborhood association restricts street parking. Maybe you have a car that you want to fix up “someday,” but you’re not sure when you’ll Read More

Fragile! Packing Tips for Breakable Items

Mirrors and artwork and dishes, oh my! Packing fragile items for storage can be a daunting task. When wrapping it up in newspaper doesn’t quite feel like enough, we’ve got some ideas that will give you a little more peace of mind when it comes to packing and storing your fragile items.   Bubble wrap is your best friend.   Bubble wrap is the easiest, most surefire way to protect even the most fragile of items. While bubble wrap seems like something only the “pros” use, you can actually buy it yourself online, or at many office supply stores. Use Read More

Creating an Efficient Home

  Your home should be your safe haven: the place where you always feel relaxed and comfortable. It’s the place where real life happens, where memories are made, and where relationships are built.   Of course, there’s also plenty that has to be done around our homes. We work hard to keep them running smoothly, but everything from the morning routine with the kids to the weekly bathroom deep-clean can end up taking a significant amount of time.   With a little organization, you can turn your home into a more efficient space—one that makes it a little easier for Read More

Moving on a Budget: What you Need to Know

  Moving is an exciting time, but it can also be an expensive one. When you move to a new space, you’ll have to buy moving supplies (lots of boxes and tape, people!), pay for a moving truck or professional movers, and maybe even take time off work to move. You also might need to buy new furniture or decor for your new home, adding on to the already expensive experience.   Looking for some ways to save money during a move? We’ve got some suggestions that can help.   Find used boxes   With a little searching, you might Read More

Renting? Here Are Temporary Updates You Can Make on Your Home

  When you’re renting your home, you aren’t always able to determine the design and style of the space. This can be pretty frustrating if there’s something about the home you just don’t love. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to make the home feel more like your own, even as a renter.   (A quick tip: Make sure you check with your landlord before making any of these changes. You wouldn’t want to get in trouble or violate the terms of your lease!)   Use removable wallpaper.   The wallpaper of today is very different from Read More