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Posted on Jul 14 2014 - 11:07am by David Decker
Comments Off on Choosing a New Neighborhood

Buying or renting a new home isn’t just about selecting a physical building: You also want to find the right neighborhood to live in. Here are some things to think about when deciding on which neighborhood will suit your needs: 1. Neighborhood Safety Safety is a primary concern of many people, and for good reason. It’s hard to relax if you are living in...

Posted on Jun 27 2014 - 3:14pm by David Decker
Comments Off on 6 Tips for Moving Out of the House Quickly

Moving can sometimes come at an unexpected time with a quick turnaround. Maybe your landlord has given you last minute notice. Or you’re moving for the job of a lifetime. Whatever the reason, here are some ways to help you move out of your place fast. 1. Have One Box for Important Contact Information Your records should be in a central place, because you’ll be...

Posted on Jun 25 2014 - 4:23pm by David Decker
Comments Off on 7 Important Tips for Driving a Moving Truck

A moving truck is probably the biggest automobile you’ll ever have to operate (unless that dream of driving a Monster Truck really does come true). While you’re moving or storing your stuff, make sure you follow these key tips for driving a moving truck. 1. Double check that everything is secure. Balance the truck’s cargo weight so that your prized possessions...

Posted on Jun 20 2014 - 4:16pm by David Decker
Comments Off on 5 Tips For On-The-Move Newlyweds

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...

Posted on Jun 18 2014 - 5:23pm by David Decker
Comments Off on 5 Moving Tips We Learned From Movies

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:...

Posted on Jun 16 2014 - 2:45pm by David Decker
Comments Off on Your Home is for Sale: Stay Sane While Keeping it Neat

Keeping the house tidy anytime is a challenge, but when your home is for sale, it can be particularly tough to maintain that ready-to-show look! You’ve already done the more involved work, like shampooing the carpets, washing cabinets and cleaning the oven. Now, stay ready for last-minute showings with a little planning. Have a family meeting. Everyone in the...

Posted on Jun 13 2014 - 11:00am by David Decker
Comments Off on Just Hitched? Tips For Merging Your Stuff

Wedding season is in full swing and many newlyweds are finding out just how frustrating it can be to merge two households. If you’re like most couples and have two of everything – from kitchen utensils to sectionals – here are some stress-free tips on merging all your stuff:     Photo source: Flickr Purge Before You Merge First, take the time to go...

Posted on Jun 11 2014 - 10:00am by David Decker
Comments Off on How to Stage a Home for a Quick Sale

Selling a home can be a challenge these days. In this market, appearance matters – and that doesn’t just mean the great view or location. Putting in some extra work up front to stage your home will make it more appealing to buyers and encourage a quick sale. Here are some staging tips and tricks to help your home go from “blah” to “sold”: (Photo source:...

Posted on May 30 2014 - 3:57pm by Joe Cortina
Comments Off on Budget Truck’s Tips for Packing for a Move

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...

If you’re moving a long way, what to do with your car can be one of the trickier things to figure out. What you decide will depend on factors like whether you have a moving allowance from an employer, how much your car is worth, how much you like your car, and how much hassle you’re willing to undertake. Here are your three main options: Sell your car on one...