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Tips for Packing Items into a Tight Space

. People tend to have very strong opinions about packing. Many of us hate to do it. We dread the process of sorting through our possessions and trying to consolidate them. The problem can be compounded when we have to…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

Tips for Moving a Washer and Dryer

Moving to a new home is a big job no matter how you slice it. That’s true even if you only move the usual things, such as furniture and clothing. Moving large appliances adds an extra challenge to the process…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cleaning Out Your Car Tips

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How to Properly Store Books

If you’re a book lover, you know that books are treasured possessions. They need to be handled and stored properly to prevent the pages from fading, the bindings from cracking, and the books themselves from falling victim to dampness, heat,…

How a Storage Space Can Help You Stage for Annual Trade Shows

Trade shows are a must for entrepreneurs and business owners. They provide an opportunity to interact in person with an array of potential customers. If you plan and stage your booth properly, a single trade show appearance can lead to…

Speedy Packing & Moving (Video)

We all fantasize about magically transporting all our belongings from one house to another, skipping the work of packing, moving, and unpacking.  While that isn’t possible (yet), you can enjoy the fantasy of watching other people pack, unload, or conduct…

Need More Storage? Here Are Some Inexpensive Ways to Create Space

One of the top complaints of homeowners and renters alike is that they don’t have enough storage space where they live. When you live in a small space, it is especially important to make the most of what you have.…

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…

Dorm Cleaning Tips - Video

Learn from the best in this cleaning and organizing video: airmen at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base demonstrate dorm cleaning tips and show how to prepare your room up to Air Force inspection standards. Lots of great information for university and…

Coping with Eviction: Tips for Getting Through a Difficult Time

Apartment and home rentals are very common, but they can also be expensive. If you run into financial difficulties, whether it’s because you lost a job or had unexpected medical bills, you might find yourself facing the prospect of eviction.…

De-Clutter Your Schedule with These Time Management Tips

For many of us, the days never seem to be long enough to get everything checked off our to-do list. The demands of life multiply and it can be impossible to stay ahead of them. If that sounds familiar, the…

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…

How to Develop a Moving Checklist

The process of moving can be a very stressful one, even when you know the move is a positive thing and you’re excited about it. One big reason that moving is such a headache is because there are so many…

5 Tips for Dealing with a Messy Roommate

Sometimes a living situation turns into a real-life version of The Odd Couple. You’re neat Felix Unger and your roommate is an unrelenting, Oscar Madison-type slob. It was funny on television, but when you’re in the middle of a mess…

Moving Your Office

An office move usually falls into one of two categories: solo move or department/company relocation. If it’s the former, things will go a bit easier, but there are things you can do to make both kinds of move easier on…

Hottest Travel Tip: Packing Cubes

The greatest thing in travel isn’t a destination or an airline or even a travel website. It’s packing cubes.  These versatile bags come in different sizes, shapes, colors, and configurations and are designed to make it easy for you to…

Tips for Organizing Your Sewing Room

For many people, sewing is a way of life. It is an art and a craft – a way of taking raw materials and turning them into something that is both beautiful and useful. However, it is very easy for…
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