Remember when you used to make a gift for your mother in art class? She would place the less-than-perfect project by the kitchen window and talk about how much she loved it. Well, it’s time to get back to your roots this Mother’s Day! Plus, now that you’re all grown up you can make a more, ahem, perfect project!   Need another reason to be old-fashioned...

Posted on May 5 2014 - 9:09pm by Emily Emmer
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Mother’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re still in need of the perfect gift for the wonderful woman in your life, the search might be over – because you might just have everything you need lying around your very home. After all, the best gifts are the ones made with love. So get ready to gather your supplies, roll up your sleeves, and pour your heart...

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....

  Choosing a mover can be intimidating work. After all, you’re putting your belongings entirely in someone else’s hands. While it’s nice to have faith in your fellow humans, the truth is that there are lots of moving scams in the U.S. Before you trust a company with your goods, do your homework by asking the questions below, and always try to select a company...

Posted on Apr 28 2014 - 2:00am by Brent Hardy
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  The RV lifestyle is thriving! Bloomberg Businessweek reported that RV manufacturers shipped 19 percent more RVs in the spring of 2013 compared to 2012. If you’re one of these new RV owners, you’re probably looking for tips on RV storage. After all, when you’re busy with life’s other duties, it’s good to know you have a secure spot to park your motorhome.   Secure...

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. ...

I used to be a cabinetmaker and general contractor, and I’m an avid home-improver, so I’m the type of handyman who is loathe to part with anything that might someday be useful. Even when living in New York City, I had my own trove of tools and building supplies in storage. When I moved to the Washington, D.C. area 12 years ago, an occasion arose to use my amassed...

The basics of moving don’t seem complicated: boxes, wrapping material, tape. But you might want to think a little more deeply if you really want your stuff to stay safe and clean, especially if you are moving your things into storage for an extended period. Here are some tips to make your packing the best it can be.   1. Use sturdy, undamaged boxes. When moving...

If you live in a cold climate, putting your car or boat into storage makes good sense. Hopefully you performed careful maintenance before storing your vehicle so as to ensure that it remained in good condition.   Even if you did take steps to store your vehicle properly, it’s important to perform a few inspections when the time comes to take your car or...

Life changes happen: marriage, new home, newborn baby…etc. Then there are more unusual changes like the one I’ll undertake next month when I quit my job to travel the world for a year with my husband. Since we’re moving away and living only out of backpacks for a year, we had to figure out what to do with all the items we would leave behind. With the amount...