2014 Christmas Gift Guide for the New Homeowner

2014 Christmas Gift Guide

Do you know any New Homeowners celebrating their very first holiday in their new home? We’re excited to publish our first annual 2014 Christmas gift guide just for you! This collection of gifts will provide you with some last minute ideas (and easy to find links) that will help you give the new homeowners in your life a gift that provides both function and style to their new place. Notice, none of these gifts are necessarily holiday themed, allowing you to use this gift guide ALL YEAR LONG! Continue reading

 

How to Pack Small, Heavy Items (Heavier Than Heavy)

How To Pack Kettlebells

A Weighty Proposition

Down in the basement, a pile of big and small weight-lifting plates. In the garage, a collection of nails and screws, and wrenches and assorted tools we barely even recognize. Out back, stacks of patio bricks left over from last year’s home-improvement project.

Snow Covered Bricks

Dense, heavy stuff. And it all has to go.

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Lost & Found – The Case of the Packed Cat

Cat Survives in a Moving Box 36 Days

You may have heard the story that’s been going around: A cat gets packed in a box and, after 36 days, arrives in its new home to the delight – and horror – of its owners.

That’s right. A cat packed away by movers in Suffolk, Virginia survives more than a month without food or water – in a cardboard box on a truck, in a container on a ship, and then on another truck, across the country and the ocean all the way to Hawaii.

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Tips for a Moving Container Move

Tips for a Moving Container MoveAbout a year ago, my husband and I packed up all of our belongings and moved from St. Louis to our current apartment in Chicago.  We rented a PODS container and we used HireAHelper for the “muscle” portion of our move. I’m not saying it was a good time, because is moving ever really fun? But it actually wasn’t too incredibly painful, and we both lived to tell the tale. In fact, we detailed our moving escapade right here on the HireAHelper blog. Continue reading

 

How to Survive Temporary Housing

Picture this. Your lease is up on your apartment, and you’re getting the boot next month. But, you have no idea where you’re going to live next and want to spend some time finding the perfect new home. So you turn to your friends, your family, or even a local hotel for a place to stay during this “in-between homes” time. This does sound like a stressful scenario, but it is also a very common situation for many people. We totally get it…you don’t want to rush into a new lease without checking out all of your options, so now you’re stuck in limbo.

This transitional period can be really tough on a mover. It’s one thing to move all of your stuff from your current home to your next home, but what do you do when you’re stuck in moving purgatory? We don’t have all of the answers, but we do want to make things a teeny tiny bit easier on you. So here are our tips on how to survive temporary housing.How to Survive Temporary Housing

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