Top 10 Things to Ask Your Self-Storage Facility Before Leasing

Top 10 Things to Ask Your Self-Storage Facility Before Leasing

You know what type and size storage unit you need, and you’ve found a self-storage facility at a great location that has just what you want. Time to make a reservation, right? Maybe!

Ask some important questions first. Storage managers are great resources. And remember, nothing beats seeing the storage facility with your own eyes! If you can, take a tour before you lease. Continue reading

 

Are You an Average American? $100 Giveaway

Photo of the Statue of Liberty

In honor of the upcoming 4th of July celebration, we thought it was only fitting to do a post with a little dash of patriotism. Why not chat about the good ol’ US of A in order to celebrate America’s birthday? And the icing on the patriotic birthday cake? We’re giving away one $100 gift card to Manready Mercantile – menswear & gifts made right here in the USA. (giveaway details at the end) Continue reading

 

How Do I Remove Smoke Odor From My New House?

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A friend of ours recently bought a house in which the previous homeowner was an avid smoker… meaning their new house reeks of cigarette smoke. The smoke smell was so severe that she and her husband actually got a great deal on the property. They loved the price but they definitely do not love the looming smell of smoke, especially since these newlyweds have a baby on the way. Before they move into their new place, they want to make sure they remove the disgusting smell and create a space that is safe for their growing family.

How do I remove smoke odor from my new house?

Here are the tips that they vowed worked best for them: Continue reading

 

Ask Dad, He Knows: Moving Advice from Dads

Moving Advice from Dads

Dads always seem to have the magic touch to solve any problem.

My toilet is leaking… I’ll take care of it.

My printer is jammed… got it.

There’s a weird light on my dashboard that looks like this –> (!). … Oh, no problem.

If his tool box can’t fix it, then his unmatched problem solving skills are bound to do the trick. And moving advice is no different for these Mr. Fix-its. In honor of Father’s Day, we thought we would take this opportunity to pick the brains of DADs and see if they could provide us with some of their go-to moving tricks and tips to help make your next move a successful one. In typical Dad style, these gentlemen delivered and even managed to make moving advice entertaining. #OhDad

With no further ado, here are the words of wisdom from these admirable men… real moving advice from dads! Continue reading

 

Hidden Costs of Homeownership

Hidden Costs of Homeownership Opening ImageMy husband and I are currently looking to buy a home in Chicago (we know right where to find move help in Chicagoland)) and it’s been one heck of an emotional roller coaster. Excitement, fear, anxiety…let’s just say that making this big purchase is a bumpy ride.

While we have many must-haves for our new pad (2 bedrooms, quiet neighborhood, close to public transportation), by far the biggest factor is our BUDGET. Continue reading