When it comes to moving, there are a lot of important elements to consider. Should you do it yourself or leave it to the professionals? What about the costs both visible and hidden? What if something of value gets broken? The choices you make throughout the process can have a major impact on the cost, time, and effort it takes to successfully move from one place to the other. Research and a better understanding of what to expect can help to ...
Remember that sinking feeling when you realize your pet, child, wife or parent is missing from your site? Even if it’s just for a few minutes, the worst images flash through your mind. Now imagine that your missing someone is in a new city, house or neighborhood. In these instances, a tracking item would instantly solve this problem.
In the age of technology, there are many tracking products with GPS capabilities that can instantly connect your smartphone to your most important possessions.
Plants are a beautiful addition to a home or apartment because they bring the outside indoors. For those who are able to keep them alive for significant lengths of time, they are almost like part of the family. What might not come as a surprise to most plant-lovers is the differing climates plants need to survive. No plants are created equal and each one requires different temperature, attention, and amounts of water to truly live.
Like humans, plants need both water ...
Books hold a wealth of knowledge and entertainment for those who are willing to read them, but all of that enjoyment can get heavy when it is time to move. With e-readers and digital ways to obtain information, why are people still holding on so tightly to their books? Perhaps it is the nostalgia or because they just prefer holding an actual book and reading off of a real page, but booklovers everywhere should beware: moving books is often not friendly ...
Although so much of the “American Dream” has involved acquiring things, the “tidying up” trend has taken over. No longer is a growing mass of possessions — clothes, gadgets, collections — indicative of social standing. Instead minimalism is the new luxury.
WHO IS “MINIMALISM” FOR?
Good design isn’t cheap. Whether it’s an iPhone or an angora sweater, a KitchenAid mixer, or boots made from hand-tooled leather, items that are built to last require an investment.
There’s a certain kind of circular disadvantage associated with ...
Resolutions come with the territory as the calendar changes to January 1st. Most of us make a resolution or vow to break bad habits (and create new ones), but not all of us see them through to the end of the year. It happens!
The good news is, we’ve compiled some suggestions so that the new year is nothing but smooth moving for you.
10 ideas to help you navigate 2019 and come out ahead!
Exercise and physical activity are a great ...
No matter how well you plan your move, there’s always something that seems to get away. We hope those “things” aren’t your pets. The commotion of moving – favorite chairs packed away, hiding places under the bed suddenly missing, strange people being in the house – add stress not only to your life but to your furry family’s.
“Atlas was a great cat,” said Liz K., now of Charlotte. “He wasn’t one of those high-maintenance cats you had to be really careful ...
Moving can be a strangely public process. Between cleaning out the closets and hauling things off to donate, leaving items out at the curb for pickup, and loading up the truck, all your possessions — and the fact that you’re in transition — is on display for all the world to see.
There are all kinds of scenarios that may present a security risk. Perhaps you find yourself stretched between two homes with some belongings in each or completely moved in to ...
I was four years old when my parents moved from Raleigh, N.C. to the mountains. Like most four-year-olds, I didn’t have a lot of say in the matter. No one asked me if I wanted to leave behind my little sandbox, and the green bean vines under which I'd found a bunny, or my Strawberry Shortcake-decorated room.
Dad got a new job. We were moving. I didn’t get to say no, but my parents did their best to involve me in the ...