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:...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

You certainly can store your belongings and forget about them until you need them, but to be fully protected, storage insurance is a must. Any self-storage facility is vulnerable to storms, fire, water, or vandalism. And it’s up to you to make sure you’re covered if damage or loss occurs. Self-storage properties don’t maintain insurance to cover your stored...

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...