How well you prepare and pack your computer BEFORE moving will impact your productivity AFTER moving — especially if you use your computer to earn money and/or organize your life. Here are 9 steps you should take when packing a computer so it won’t get damaged during the move, AND you won’t be left without a computer or important files, AND you will be able to quickly reconnect your computer correctly at its new location! Plus tips for packing other electronics — like printers, scanners/copiers, TVs, stereos, iPads, tablets, cameras, digital photo frames, stereo systems, DVD players, kitchen appliances, etc.
Moving/Buying/Selling A Home
Going to be moving, buying, or selling a house soon? Here, homeowners are sharing their favorite tips for those who like to do things themselves, instead of hiring a professional. If you're going to hire a professional to help you buy/sell the house and move your belongings to your new residence, we've got some expert tips and firsthand experience with that too!
Green (eco-friendly) moving tips to help you save money while being environmentally friendly at the same time. Some of the ideas include: find a moving company with sustainable business practices, reuse green moving and packing supplies, and don’t move every single item from your old house to your new house!
Buying a house for the first time? These are the most important things that a first time home buyer needs to be aware of BEFORE beginning the process of buying your first home. 8 important Do’s and Don’ts you need to know!
If you’ve been thinking about using one of those PODS for your moving & storage needs… check here first! Get a PODS storage promo code for local OR long distance moves here. And hear from others who have used PODS before…
Before you buy a new house, you need to do a roof inspection and look closely at the gutters. Here’s what you should look for now… to avoid costly repairs later!
Packing to move into a new house soon? I’ve moved… a lot! And I’ve got some unique tips when packing boxes for your move that will help you save time and stay organized!
Here are the pros and cons of home security systems. Plus, a few statistics about home burglaries and security systems for home protection.
Should you buy a house or rent one? The hidden costs of home ownership were eye-opening to me when I bought my first home. Read this before buying a house.
The next time you need to move, I would encourage you to leave most of the work to professionals by hiring a man and van moving service. Here’s why… see the pros & cons of using man and van moving services.
See how to make your home entry more enticing when staging your home… because first impressions are everything when it comes to selling your house!
If you’ve been trying to sell your home for quite awhile, and you want (or need) to move right away, then you may be wondering what you can do with your unsold home. One way to keep from losing money each month is to rent your home. Here’s what you need to know before becoming a landlord.
Here’s what to do with unused rooms when staging your home for sale. Tips for decorating empty rooms inexpensively in order to attract potential home buyers.
Home warranties are NOT homeowners insurance. Nor are they any form of a guarantee. If you’re thinking of including a home warranty in your home sale, or if you’re thinking of purchasing an aftermarket home warranty for your own protection as you transition into your new home, here are a few things to consider.
Whether you are moving across town, across the state, or across the country, your moving costs can quickly add up. Here are the biggest line-items that greatly influence your overall cost to move.
Being a successful landlord will ultimately require that you understand both your responsibilities as a landlord as well as the rights of your renters. Here’s what you need to know before you rent out your house.
If you’re moving soon — or maybe you just recently moved into a new house — then you’ll want to update everyone with your new address. Thankfully, there are LOTS of fun and creative ways to inform people that you’ve moved. Here are some of the most unique ways to let your friends and family know that you are moving. Moving announcements done right!
Here you’ll find the best day to move, the best month to move, as well as the worst times to move. To make the moving process easier AND less expensive, consider these tips when choosing your actual moving day.
What’s the best DIY home improvement project that costs least, increases a home’s value most and has the greatest return on investment? Answer: cleaning & decluttering! See what the other 11 are.
You’ve seen shows like Flip This House featuring Armando Montelongo on A&E and Property Ladder with Kersten Kemp on TLC, right? Now you can try your hand at flipping houses yourself for free online. Play the online game called House Flip!
If you’re buying or selling a home, do you really need to hire a home inspector? If so, who pays… the buyer or the seller? Here’s what you need to know about home inspections and how to find a good home inspector.
Got a dog or a cat and a move in your future? Here are some tips for helping pets transition through a move. With a little preparation ahead of time, your pet can be comfortable for your upcoming move.
What do you know about your neighbors? Better yet, what do your neighbors know about you? Here are 6 legal ways to snoop on your neighbors online. They’re all free too.
Moving to a new town — or even just across town — and having to go to a new school and make new friends can be scary for kids. It’s normal for children to stress out about moving, but there are some things you can do as a parent to make the move less stressful for your children.
Great tips for finding free moving boxes, plus the best places to buy moving boxes online. This is a great place to start when preparing for a move and you need a bunch of boxes… fast!
If the home you’re selling is brand new — or a flip — you should count on spending 1% of your home’s asking price on home staging. In return, you can expect to get 10 times that back. Still, home staging is quite an elusive creature. How exactly do you stage a home? What are all the items in the home you need to look at? How much does it really cost to stage a home?
Here is a list of all the moving and packing supplies you may want to consider in preparation for your next move. These items can help you move faster… cheaper… smoother… and more efficiently.
Moving insurance is one of those things that people usually think they can get by without. After all, your moving or relocation company will cover any damage or destruction of your property while it’s being moved and during transit. Right? Well, not exactly.
Moving blankets are the those large thick blankets and pads that you see professional movers using to cushion your furniture and boxes while they move your items into their trucks. The blankets keep your things from getting damaged. But, should you buy or rent moving blankest… here’s what you need to know.
As a homeowner, you have to get creative about the ways you attempt to sell your home, since homes aren’t selling very fast on their own these days. Here are some creative ways to sell your house fast.
If you rent an apartment, or a house, then you’re probably wondering if you should buy renters insurance or not. So, who really needs to buy renter’s insurance? Here’s what you need to know about insurance for renters.
When I was moving out of state — from Oregon to Washington — the items on this moving checklist made my move so much easier. Without this list, I would have lost my mind!
Here are 5 great tips to save time when you’re packing up your home for a move…
Most of us have had to pack up and move at least once in our lives. And, this isn’t always the most fun experience. Plus, it can be downright expensive to move. I recently moved myself, and I learned a few interesting things along the way — some of them the hard way. So, if you don’t have the extra money to pay for movers to come and pack up your stuff and move it for you, then you’ll enjoy these money-saving tips.
Did you know that each time a house is relisted for sale in the real estate market, it gets a new MLS number? Then, for their reporting, Realtors simply use the last MLS number when they print out their reports showing average days on the market for the homes in their area. Cumulative days on market are rarely, if ever, addressed.
Retrevo.com is a site that contains reviews, ratings, details, and specs for virtually every product under the sun. Think: online shopping site… on steroids! I like it best for the reviews & ratings. Once you see Retrevo in action, you’ll never go back to standard online shopping & review sites.
Here are some tips from the pro’s about staging your home for resale. Hopefully, these staging tips will help you get top dollar for your home.
If you’re parking on the street, you’re making our neighborhood LESS safe, LESS friendly, and LESS inviting to visitors and future homeowners. Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t park on the street. Plus photos!