There’s a reason people move to New York City. It’s a city of big dreams and even bigger skyscrapers. It’s home to some of the most famous businesses, entrepreneurs, moguls, fashionistas, athletes, artists, and entertainers. It’s the Big Apple, the City That Never Sleeps, the Capital of the World! But for people who’ve never lived in NYC before, it can be...

Most people dread moving during the winter. The ice, snow, or freezing rain are daunting enough to make many homeowners hide inside until spring arrives. If you are, however, planning a winter move, don’t stress. It’s possible to manage the harsh weather and master winter moving like a pro. November through February is the off-season for moving companies, so...

Ah, giving. It’s great, isn’t it? It is a special feeling knowing you’ve helped someone in need. Remember, your donations don’t always necessarily have to be monetary. If you live in New York, you know how hard it is to feel comfortable in a cluttered apartment. While, sure, you or a professional organizer could throw everything you don’t...

Sometimes, life has a funny way of making us learn to travel a little lighter. There are plenty of reasons throughout our lives we might choose to downsize into a smaller home — maybe it’s the result of a relationship ending, or maybe it’s a move to simplify your world — but none is as romantic as the move to New York. That’s why The New York...

Rent or buy in Chicago? That’s a question residents and soon-to-be residents ask themselves all the time. And the answer changes depending on your financial situation and lifestyle preferences. Let’s take a look at some of the important factors when deciding whether you should rent or buy in Chicago — with insights from a couple of local real estate...

Almost anyone can buy a truck and call themselves a moving company, but few can provide the quality care and customer service required to make sure all of your belongings make the trip from one apartment to the next safely. These 23 companies have what it takes to ensure a safe and stress-free move, from the first box to the last. Veteran Movers Founded in 2011 by...

Chicago is a dream come true for anyone who loves high-end shopping, five-star celebrity chef restaurants, and music venues that pull in big names like Beyoncé, The Weeknd, Blake Shelton, and Coldplay. But what if you’re looking for a unique Chicago experience—one that’s off the beaten path, introduces you to different communities, and provides a hideout...

Space is a precious thing to New Yorkers. It’s incredibly expensive to acquire more, so learning how to be efficient with the space you have is key to maintaining peace of mind in the city. Perhaps more so than in any other American city, professional organizers in New York declutter minds as much as they do homes and offices. If you are making a move into...

Winter sneaks up on us quickly. While your family may look forward to ice skating, snow days and the year’s first frost, your house dreads the change of season. For your home, winter means low temperatures and high energy bills. Here are some tips for preparing your home for the cold weather so you can save energy and possibly prevent damage to your property. Remove...

There is something special about the distinct bond between a man and his daughter. If you’re a dad who’s raising a girl, you know the unique challenges of cleaning inordinate amounts of hair out of the shower drain. You understand the urge to carefully scrutinize every boy in your daughter’s social circle. Fathers of daughters also know that while raising a...