Top 10 FRUGAL Moving Tips

Better Than a Raise
#1 – Some moving expenses are tax deductible!

According to the IRS, if you move because of a job or for a new job you can deduct moving expenses (not including meals) on your tax return! Check out the IRS’ guidelines here to figure out if you meet the specifications. And speaking of moving because of a job…. Continue reading

 

Renting vs. Buying: What’s Right for You?

Renting Vs. Buying a Home

Buying a home is probably going to be one of the biggest financial decisions of your life, so it’s definitely something you’re going to put a lot of time & thought into before taking the plunge. But how do you know when it’s the right time to take the leap and purchase a place of your own? Well, we can’t make that decision for you…but we can dive into some of the pros of both renting & buying. Perhaps seeing everything listed out will help as you navigate this big decision. Continue reading

 

DIY Cardboard Hacks for KIDS

DIY Cardboard Hacks For Kids

Don’t throw away those moving boxes just yet! We have some MORE creative ways to entertain, challenge and keep your kids involved throughout the unpacking time (and maybe even beyond!) without spending a penny.

Here are 7 DIY cardboard art projects to help the kids have a little fun throughout the move-in process, which will hopefully simultaneously provide all of you parents a chance to GET SOMETHING DONE! For even more information about each project, click on the link provided for the step-by-step tutorial. Continue reading

 

What If My Furniture Won’t Fit Down The Stairs?

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My first year of college, my roommates had an amazing giant couch they wanted to move in to our third floor apartment suite. The living room itself was big enough. Unfortunately, the 3 flights of stairs weren’t.

Luckily my roommates were engineering majors (aka insatiable problem solvers). They had the window disassembled and rope hung out the window opening within minutes.

We got an email this week from NES movers with some pictures of a recent move involving a similarly tricky multi-story furniture move situation. They handled it like the pros that they are! Continue reading

 

March Madness Inspired Moving Tips

NCAA Kentucky UConn Final Four Basketball

It’s March and whether you’re a basketball fan or not, you’re probably swept up in the madness of the tournament. Filling out brackets, rooting for underdogs, and cheering your top picks onto victory are all a part of the craziness of the tourney (or you just love sandwiches). After thinking about all of the “madness” that comes with the NCAA it got us thinking…moving & March madness have a lot more in common than you’d think.

Here are 7 March Madness inspired moving tips to make your upcoming move a BIG WIN!

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