So What Do You Do With An Old Mattress?

old-mattressWhen you’re in moving mode, you’re bound to have some items that you don’t want to bring over to the new pad. At some point, this might be an old mattress. Perhaps you’re downsizing, moving in with someone who already has a fancy new mattress, or you want to upgrade your own bed…whatever it may be, you’ll need to figure out what to do with your old mattress. Continue reading


Everything you need to know before you visit Magnolia Market

Original_Fixer-Upper-Gift-Guide-18-Shiplap-ShirtsAs we found out a few weeks ago after sharing a few tips on how to incorporate Chip & Joanna’s Fixer Upper Style into your own home, there are lots and lots of fellow Chip & Joanna fans out there! Finding out that many of you share our admiration for this positive, charming and uber talented couple did not surprise us (who doesn’t love those two?!) instead, it got us super excited and gave us another excuse to chat about this power couple here on the HireAHelper blog.

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Building a Smart Home: Expert Advice for Tech Beginners

smart_home_series2As we progress in our Smart House series here on the HireAHelper blog (you can catch up with this post and this post), we have come to one conclusion — the more knowledge a homeowner has, the more confident he or she is in integrating technology into their homes in order to start customizing their Smart House.

Knowledge is Power and getting to know everything you can about upgrading your home to a Smart House is, in our humble opinion, the very best way to get started.

If knowledge is the first step in upgrading the technology in your house, we wanted to round up the most information we could (and wanted to share it with all of you) so that we could decide on and implement a system that works best for us and our families… and that’s when we called in some back-up.

We enlisted the help of HireAHelper’s technology Guru, Nick Head, to give us the scoop on how he incorporates Smart technology into his home and to share what advice he would give to fellow homeowners that aren’t as tech savvy as he is. We compiled a list of  FAQ’s and took notes on his insight. Here’s what he had to say: Continue reading


New 2-Wheeled Moving Venture in NYC

Bike Movers in NYC - A New Moving Venture

Cargo Bike Collective Rolls Forward

Performing a move in a city like New York can be a nightmare, from the traffic to the building rules to finding a place to park the truck.

According to this piece in the New York Times, a few people in New York City have found a new moving venture with an interesting way around all of that. Continue reading