White Wall Decor: 7 Temporary Decorating Solutions For Boring White Walls (Great For Renters!)

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Renters (who aren't permitted to paint the walls) and homeowners (who want decorating alternatives that are only temporary) will appreciate the following white wall decor ideas.There's no time like the present to get yourself out of a decorating rut. And there's nothing worse than dealing with boring white walls!All of the following white wall decor ideas are perfect for renters and anyone who is slow to commit to a decorating scheme that's permanent.  … [Read more...]

Green Moving Tips: How We Moved To A New House The Eco-Friendly Way

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These days, the eco-friendliness topic seems to be widely discussed. The green way of living is being embraced by more and more people every year.I rarely change any aspects of my life and daily habits, but in this case, me and my family decided to green our move.We realized that we truly are concerned about the well being of our environment and that we want to do our best to preserve nature. That's why we started applying green living principles in our everyday life -- even when it was … [Read more...]

DIY Home Security: A Burglar’s 3 Main Targets And How You Can Avoid Being One Of Them

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It may seem strange to think of it this way, but a burglar is a professional. He's got his tools, his uniform, and his hours. And, like all professionals, he sees the world a certain way.For example, city planners can't drive down a street without thinking about its size and placement. I'm a copywriter, so I'm always critiquing advertisements. A burglar sweeps his laser gaze over every house he passes, searching for signs that it'll be his next big score.But what exactly are those signs? … [Read more...]

Pros And Cons Of Renting A Self Storage Unit To Protect Your Stuff

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As a person who doesn't own a home of her own, as well as working the type of job that requires frequent moves from one place to another, I do tend to change places quite often.That wouldn't be a problem if my possessions only fit in one suitcase. But if you are in a situation like mine, where you have heaps of clothes, books, smaller interior pieces, etc., you would quickly see the necessity of using the services of a self-storage unit.These are a true bliss for anybody in a situation … [Read more...]

Moving Costs Exposed: See What The REAL Cost To Move Is (Including Hidden Costs)

Whether you are moving across town, across the state, or across the country, your moving costs can quickly add up.The typical cost to move can range between $500 and $5,000.When planning your next move, you need to consider the costs associated with the following things:movers or a moving truckpacking suppliestemporary storage for your thingsmoving insurancethe unexpectedHere are the biggest line-items that greatly influence your overall cost to move...  … [Read more...]

Moving Announcements: 6 Fun Ways To Let People Know You’re Moving (…Or That You’ve Already Moved!)

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Whether you tend to move a lot or you're preparing for one of your first moves, you'll want to keep everyone informed and up-to-date with your new address.But you don't have to be boring about it!There are lots of fun and creative ways to inform people that you'll be moving soon (...or that you've already moved).Following are some of the most unique ways to let your friends and family know that you are moving... … [Read more...]

Best Moving Tips Revealed: Best Time To Move Into A House… Or Apartment

My first job out of college was as a property manager.  I worked in that field for several years.  As a property manager it became obvious that:May 30th to June 1st were the busiest days of the year in terms of moving. August 31st through Sept 1st ran a close second. The dates in between were pretty active as well (June 2nd through August 30th).Of course, the busiest moving days of the year are largely dictated by the region of the country you live in and the local school … [Read more...]

Moving A Computer – 8 Things You Need To Know Before You Pack Computers For A Move

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There's nothing quite as scary as trying to figure out how to pack up your computer before a move so that you don't damage it.When I moved from Portland, to Seattle, this was my main concern because my computer represented a portion of my livelihood. Without it, I was not only out a computer, but out of money as well. So I went the extra length to make sure my computer was packed just right.I've since learned some tips from people in the know -- people who pack computers for a … [Read more...]

9 Moving Tips For Those Who Have Pets

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Pets, just like children, can get very stressed during a move.So it's important to do what you can to keep them calm and happy during this chaotic time.It's not as hard as you might think.And, with a little preparation ahead of time, your pet can be comfortable for your upcoming move.Here are some tips for helping pets transition through a move...  … [Read more...]

6 Free Ways To Learn More About Your Neighbors… Legally

The truth is with a little careful research online, you can find out just about anything about anyone these days. In fact this is one reason that some people (about 6%) decide not be Internet users at all. Still, there are times when it is critical to find out information about your neighbors. 6 Reasons You Might Want To Know More About Your Neighbors:1. The possibility that a neighbor may be a convicted sex offender.2. Your neighbors always seem to know what is going on in your house and … [Read more...]