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Packing Tips for Moving a Washer and Dryer

Moving to a new home is a big job.. That’s true even if you only move furniture and clothing. Moving a washer and dryer can be especially challenging. A typical dryer weighs around 125 pounds while a washer tends to…

Tips for Packing Your Kitchen

Preparing for a move can be a strenuous and stressful experience for many people, especially when you don’t make the necessary preparations. The same applies if you are planning to put items in storage. One room in your home that…

Tips for Packing Items into a Tight Space

If you are moving yourself, you probably want to save as much time as possible. Furthermore, you often don’t have much space. Perhaps you are renting a truck, borrowing a pickup from a friend or using your SUV to haul…

Moving? These Tips Will Make Packing Easy

Very few people enjoy packing their belongings for a big move. It’s a lot of work and often takes longer than you think it will. That said, it’s a necessary evil. Since it has to be done, the key to…

Summer Break: Packing Your Kid Off to Camp

Sending your child to camp is a rite of passage not just for the kid, but for you as well. No doubt you’re fantasizing about the quiet days and evenings spent alone with your spouse. Sure, there will be some…

Traveling for Business? Here Are Five Tips for a Smooth Trip

Whether you travel for business every once in a while or every week, you know that traveling comes with some real challenges. It seems that the entire process – from booking a flight to checking a bag – has become…

On the Road: Packing for the Family Road Trip

Summer is finally here! And so is that time-honored tradition: the family road trip. Whether you’re hitting the road because it’s cheaper than flying or because you want to show your kids the beauty of the country, the one thing…

Organizing Tips: Four Steps to a Successful Seasonal Clothing Storage Switch-Out

Helpful Hints for Seasonal Clothing Storage Last season’s clothes are in the way. This season’s clothes are too crowded in the drawers or closet. That’s a sign you didn’t make the winter seasonal clothing switch-out. Now that’s it colder, take…

Organizing & Packing Ski Gear

Preparing for a ski or snow boarding trip involves packing and hauling more than just a suitcase or two. You’ll have boards, skis, helmets, boots, and other gear to prepare for travel. The videos below give you some tips on…

Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Facing the prospect of downsizing your home can be challenging.  Whether you’re scaling down for philosophic, economic, health, or other personal reasons, think of this as an opportunity to launch a new life — one without the weight of unused…

Selling Your Home? Use These House Staging and Self-Storage Tips to Get Ready

Are you getting ready to sell your home? Whether you’re selling it on your own or working with a real estate broker, you need to think about how you will stage your home. The goal is to make it look…

Packing and Organizing for a Long Trip

There are few things more exciting than preparing for a long trip. Whether you’re traveling with your family, some friends, or by yourself, the anticipation and thrill of leaving your usual surroundings and immersing yourself in a new area or…

Planning a Move? 10 Tips to Help You Get Organized

Moving to a new home is exciting, but it can be a stressful experience, too. There are so many things to remember to do, and if you don’t approach the process in an organized way, it can be all too…

Packing a Diaper Bag

An essential skill new parents need to master is how to pack the diaper bag. Knowing what to put where — and what to leave at home — can be the difference between an efficiently packed bag and a black…

Packing your Home for Moving - Video

Packing up your house can be a stressful business as you have probably accumulated much more stuff than you ever imagined! But if you check out this video you will find out that it may be a lot less stressful…

Tips for Driving a Moving Van or Truck

Moving is stressful no matter how you slice it. Even when you’ve prepared and have plenty of lead time, it always seems to be more work than you think it will be. Packing and sorting would present enough of a…

How to Store Your Luggage, Suitcases, and Carry-on Bags

Have you ever had the experience of preparing for a trip and finding that your luggage has been damaged because it wasn’t stored properly? If so, then it’s time to learn how to store your suitcases and other bags properly…

Job Relocation Tips: Advice and Resources for Making the Big Move

Are you preparing to relocate for a job? The job relocation process can feel stressful and even overwhelming, especially if you have a family. For that reason, it’s important to have a clear idea of what you need to know…

Organizing for Staging Your House for Sale

Selling a house is a major endeavor no matter where you live. Not only must you find a real estate agent to list your home and pack your belongings, you also have to stage your home so that it looks…

Hottest Travel Tip: Packing Cubes

Packing cubes are the hottest travel tip. These versatile bags come in different sizes, shapes, colors, and configurations. They are designed to make it easy for you to pack, unpack, and repack a suitcase when you travel. For weekends away,…

Role Reversal: Packing and Moving a Parent

Everyone knows how stressful it can be to move to a new home. Now imagine that you have lived in your own home for decades and must now figure out how to pare down a lifetime of memories and experiences…

How to Pack Fragile Items

Whether you’re getting ready to move to a new home or simply packing up some belongings to put into storage, it’s important to take special care with glass, mirrors, framed paintings, and other fragile items. If you are looking for…

Stay Safe During Your Move

No one questions that moving is financially, psychologically, and emotionally stressful. Keep in mind that it is also a physically demanding activity and that there are any number of ways for you to get hurt. If you have friends and…

Preserve Childhood Memories: Tips for Storing Your Kids’ Artwork

One thing that all parents have in common is the feeling that time flies – their children are babies one minute and leaving for college the next. Because those days of early childhood are so fleeting, it is important to…

Tips for Turning Your Clutter into Cash

Decluttering is all the rage, and for many of us, the notion of downsizing and clearing out things we don’t need is an attractive one. Of course, donating or handing down items is an option, but if you want to…

10 x 20 Storage Unit: Perfect for Larger Home

Whether you’re preparing for a military deployment or taking an extended trip, you might need to store some or all of your belongings in a safe and secure location while you’re away. For many people, the best size is our…

How to Pack for a Move

Moving is one of the major activities humans undertake. Whether it’s across town or across the country, relocating your home is a stressful, time-consuming event that forces you to face the one thing everyone has in common: a lot of…

How to Organize and Find Things in Your Storage Unit

Renting a storage unit is one of the best ways to make up for living somewhere with little storage space or transitioning from one living situation to another. However, there are some challenges involved with packing your belongings into a…

How to Organize Your Storage Unit: 6 Effective Ways

Storage units can really come in handy when you do not have a lot of room around your home to store extra things. For some people, however, units can fill up awfully fast and get cluttered. The question is how…

Important Tips for Moving with Pets

Moving your family to a new home, especially far away, is a stressful endeavor. If you are moving with pets, the move can be even more complicated. Dogs and cats can get just as upset about such a big change…
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