Today’s DIY Corner might actually put money in your pocket during your next move. If you’d love a real shot at getting your deposit back from your old landlord after moving out here’s a cheap and easy 3 step guide on how to repair holes in drywall. Have yourself a merry DIY Thursday!
See that gallery wall full of frames and hanging décor? Hidden behind all of that “art” are holes galore. Ouch. Back when we moved in, I wasn’t about to hinder my creativity when decorating our apartment. I wanted it to be homey and cozy. So, out came the hammer and nails, and up went the frames.
Before I knew it, we were moving out, and in order to get my security deposit back, I needed to patch those bad boys up… and fast! Here’s what I did to get that wall looking fresh and smooth. Continue reading
Today’s Real People post is from Shiromi A. of Seattle, WA. If you’re a dedicated follower of our antics here at the HireAHelper Blog, you might recognize Shiromi’s name. That’s because this is her second Real People story (she’s moved a lot!). Her first story was about her pod container move with a head-to-head comparison of PODS shipping containers vs. ABF U-Pack ReloCubes. Today Shiromi shares some helpful last minute moving tips from her first hand experience using cheap movers and the wrong size Penske moving truck.
When my husband and I moved to Seattle, we were ready to settle down. While we rented a duplex, we went on the “great house hunt,” eventually finding one we loved. Unfortunately it was a short sale. Everything took so long that we barely made our closing date. Our mortgage broker had to rush the paperwork, and we didn’t know when we were getting the keys until just a couple of days prior to moving in.
Well, we ended up closing at the end of the month, in July, with just two days notice. Everything was boxed up and ready to go, but booking a mover in the middle of summer ended up being a lesson in what not to do. Continue reading
It’s already DIY Thursday again! I know it seems like just yesterday we were sharing Washi Tape secrets to moving box organization bliss, but an entire week has passed. Today on the HireAHelper DIY Corner the ladies of the DIY Playbook share a clever solution to a frequent tech question: What’s my wifi password?
Moving into a new place usually means new cable wires, a new internet set-up and new WiFi passwords. It’s still up for debate, but as far as I’m concerned, trying to get your cable/internet hooked up in a new place may be worse than the move itself. Maybe it’s because I’m technically challenged or maybe because there always seems to be a “glitch” with my cable guy and the process ends up taking 10 times longer than it’s supposed to. Regardless of how not-so glamorous this process can be, we all can agree that new WiFi passwords are not always user friendly.
Guests come over and want to use your WiFi and you find yourself playing an unwanted, expert game of Battleship… capital K lowercase f5ys. Your guest turns to you and says, “wait, whaaaaaaat?” and the whole mess starts again.
Thanks to this WiFi art, you can skip that unwanted encounter and direct your guest to the pop of abstract art on your shelf that doubles as your WiFi reminder. Functional and fashionable, we like it already! This piece of art has an abstract feel, yet has a very concrete purpose. Here’s how to make your own: Continue reading
Welcome back to the DIY Corner! This week’s post from the ladies at DIY Playbook offers one of their favorite organized packing tips – color coding your boxes with style. Enjoy!
My fellow movers, allow me to introduce you to an old friend of mine. Meet Washi Tape.
Being a crazed crafter in my free time, I am already head-over-heels in love with all of the potential that these little rolls have wrapped up in them. They come in every color, pattern, and crazy design you can think of and are very much like your typical tape, yet far more stylish and far more removable! Yes, tape that allows you to make mistakes, re-stick, re-use and slap on things that otherwise just aren’t as tape friendly.
Okay, okay, if you’re saying to yourself, “alright crazy crafter, I get it…cool tape. But how does this relate to my big move?” I hear you… loud & clear. Allow me to explain.
Washi tape is the perfect way to stay organized throughout the moving process. A few of these colorful strips, and you’ll be sure to keep your boxes organized, keep your moving team on track, and save yourself a whole lot of unnecessary aggravation. Continue reading
This tale of two moves is from Gabi Logan and is the latest installment in our Real People series.
In the last few years, I’ve had the (mis)fortune of moving clear across the country, twice. Before I was engaged, the man who would become my husband relocated from Boston to California for work (a.k.a. completely paid for) without me and I had to follow a year later on my own dime.
Just a year after I arrived in California, he had to move for work again, setting me up for my first full-service, cross country moving experience.