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We recently offered up some tips for newlyweds on merging your stuff, but what if you’re planning a major move after the wedding? If planning a wedding wasn’t stressful enough, now you have to contend with the hassle of moving. Here are some tips on managing the move with your sweetheart: Don’t Procrastinate Wedding planning will likely consume most of your...

As we welcome the start of summer, there’s so much to look forward to: trips to the beach, new movies at the box office, and (quite possibly) a big move. We went through our film collections and found a few lessons about packing and storage. Here are five moving tips we learned from movies. 1. The Wizard of Oz Dorothy had the Yellow Brick Road; now we’re told:...

When there’s extra space in the house, how does Dad want to make use of it? With a room of his own, of course. In honor of Father’s Day (and perhaps for a few gift ideas), here are the top seven things that can be found in a man cave: 1. Bar He’s not just a bartender, he’s a bar master.               2. Power Tools He is...

To you, it looks like an attic filled with junk; to an artist, it’s a masterpiece waiting to happen. To you, it looks like a bunch of storage boxes; to an artist, it’s beautifully organized chaos. For a bit of creative inspiration, here are four artists who have created with clutter. 1. Michael Johansson               Tetris...

Don’t let melting happen to your stuff. Extreme heat or cold can cause cracking, tearing, warping, and discoloration. If you answer yes to any of the following, consider climate control options. Some examples of things you’ll want to consider storing in climate control, even for a short amount of time: Electronics (i.e. computers, audio equipment) Family heirlooms...

When it comes to getting ready to move, there are a ton of things that need to be taken care of. The most important of which is packing. However, it can be really difficult to visualize exactly how all of your items are actually going to fit in moving boxes. Especially when all you have to go by are a pile of boxes at the local store. But, there are a couple of tips...

  I recently bought a house from a nice man who, just after the settlement meeting concluded, confessed that the 15-year-old front-loading clothes washer in place under my kitchen counter didn’t work. He wanted to replace it for me, but the model had been discontinued, and he couldn’t find a new washer that would fit in the space. He kept coming by to...

When my husband and I decided to move to Egypt for a year, we could only make it work by moving out of our apartment and stashing all our stuff in self-storage. We chose an Extra Space Storage facility (incidentally; this was before I wrote for this blog) and had our movers arrange all our couches, tables, and boxes, Tetris-like, in a 10’ x 10’ unit. We moved...

It’s that time of year again. College students are experiencing the perfect storm: tackling their finals while having to pack up the contents of their dorm rooms or apartments. It’s a balancing act, to say the least. We may not be able to help you ace your exams, but we can help you become a packing champ. Use these tips for a (relatively) stress-free move out. 1....

Photo Credit: Nicolás Boullosa With carbon footprints on our minds these days, it’s no surprise that more and more of us are deciding to live smaller and lighter. There’s an entire movement dedicated to downsizing living space, which requires being much more critical about how much stuff one really needs. ...