Learning About Moving Across The Country

  • Three Unexpected Benefits of Downsizing Before a Move

    19 January 2017

    You're probably hoping to donate a few boxes or bags of old clothes while you're packing up for your move. It'll mean you have less to move, making your moving costs slightly lower and allowing you to start your new life without the extra burden. But there could be unexpected benefits too, in addition to lightening the load a bit. And the more you give away, the more these benefits will come into play!

  • Three Tips For Your Next Move

    4 October 2016

    When you are undertaking a move across the country, it can be easy to start to feel overwhelmed by the amount of work that is required for the move to be a success. This should not be surprising, as many people may not have a lot of experience when it comes to these moves. When this is the case, you will likely find it useful to incorporate the following few tips into your moving process.

  • Winter Is Just About Here: 3 Steps To Get Your RV Ready For Winter Storage

    28 September 2016

    Winter will be here before you know it. That means the cold temperatures are going to set in quickly. If you don't live where the temperatures are mild all year long, it's probably time to put your RV into storage. Before you lock it up for the winter, be sure that your RV is prepped and ready to go. Placing your RV in storage before it's properly winterized can result in some serious damage once spring arrives.

  • How A New Motorcycle Owner Should Store Their Bike Outside This Winter

    7 September 2016

    As the motorcycling seasons starts to come to an end in the Northeast, it's time to start thinking about how you're going to store your new bike. If your garage is too small for the motorcycle, then you will have to store it outside if you don't want to spend the money on an indoor storage facility. Here is what you should do to prepare and protect your motorcycle for storage over the winter.

  • New To Having An Empty Nest? Downsize Or Hit The Road!

    26 August 2016

    If you've sent your youngest child off to college, you may soon experience what is lovingly referred to as empty nest syndrome. This is when parents start feeling lonely when their children leave home. Here are a few ideas that can help you cope with having a big house all to yourself. Downsize to a smaller house One way to cope with empty nest syndrome is to downsize the nest so it doesn't feel so empty.

  • Consider Parting With These Objects When It's Time To Downsize

    24 August 2016

    Moving into a smaller home can be one of the more challenging moves that you'll likely face in your life. While the process of relocating the items isn't necessarily difficult — especially if you hire a moving firm — knowing that you'll need to get rid of many of your possessions can take an emotional toll. While this toll can be slightly lifted by giving some of your things to family members, the reality is that you'll likely have to completely get rid of some things.

  • How to Move Your Aquarium Safely

    23 August 2016

    Some items are more difficult to move than others, even if you are only moving locally over a short distance. An aquarium is one of those items that falls into this category. If you are moving locally but need to also transport your aquarium, this guide can help you do so successfully. Plan ahead You should start planning the aquarium move a few days in advance by withholding food for a day or two.

  • Long-Distance Moving: 3 Tips For Using A Moving Company

    12 August 2016

    If you are like most people, you will likely move across the country—or at least to another state—at one point in your life. If you have reached that point and have decided to move a long distance, you are probably feeling overwhelmed. Moving even short distances is stressful, so it is only natural that you feel stressed—and perhaps anxious—about your long distance move. Fortunately, professional movers and a good plan will ensure that all of your belongings arrive at your new home safely and timely.

  • 4 Steps You Must Take Before You Rent Your Home

    11 August 2016

    Deciding to rent your home is a pretty major choice with many potential rewards. It can empower you to enjoy a passive income in the near future, but it will immediately require you to wear several different hats. Follow these steps to make sure that you protect your best interests before renting your property to a tenant.  Store Any Excess Belongings Even if you decide to offer your home for rent as a fully furnished house, you want to store any personal belongings except the basic furniture that will be used by the tenants.

  • Relying On Self-Storage While Living In A Studio Apartment? 3 Tips To Make It Easier

    9 August 2016

    Living in a studio apartment with limited square footage can come with some challenges, especially if you have a lot of items—whether in the form of clothing or seasonal decorations. If you're looking for a way to keep your studio apartment organized, look no further than renting a self-storage unit. These storage units can be very useful for keeping your apartment free of clutter and can come with the benefit of having easy access to your extra items rather than needing to get rid of them entirely.