5 Ways That We’ve Added Tons of Space to Our Apartment

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When I was a renter, space was always a premium. Heck, even as a homeowner I’m still always looking for ways to sneak in some extra storage!

But even if you live in a small apartment or studio, there are ways to make the most of your space so you can live in an efficient, organized, and good-looking home. Our trick? Secret storage!

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Help a Friend Move (Without Lifting Anything)

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Let’s say your friends are moving into a new home. And if these friends of yours are smart they’ve already hired helpers, so they’re all set for their big moving day. But you – being the amazing, thoughtful, generous friend that you are – still want to somehow help these friends with their move. Since the physical moving and lifting part is covered (thanks, HireAHelper!), you need to get a bit more creative when it comes to helping out.

Fear not! Moving is more than just picking up boxes; Here are five ways to help your friends move without any heavy lifting.

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FREE Moving Boxes?! Yes please!

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Last year we compared prices of moving boxes from a variety of large retailers (like Home Depot, Lowe’s, Menards, Amazon, etc.) in order to highlight where you can get the most BANG for your buck when purchasing boxes for your next move. We still love that post, but this time, we did one better.

Instead of trying to find the best deal on moving boxes, we did a little more digging to find where you can get FREE moving boxes. Yes, as in getting all of your boxes without even having to open your wallet.

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Should I Call a Locksmith After I Move In?

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When moving into a new home, we understand that you probably have 1,000+ things to tackle on your to-do list, but today we want to squeeze one more thing on there.

Change your Locks!

Why Change your Locks? (more…)

Top 15 Posts of 2015 – The Best Moving Tips and Home Advice on the Web!

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We’re doing the ultimate #TBT today. Yep, we’re throwing it back to all of the best blog posts from the past year. We’ve tackled all kinds of crazy stuff here on the HireAHelper blog. It’s been jam-packed with moving tips, filled to the brim with cost-saving strategies, and loaded with articles meant to make your next move better & easier!

So let’s take a look at some of our favorite posts from 2015. In no particular order… (more…)

How Many Movers Should I Hire for My Move?

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Category: Loading & Unloading Guides, Money Saving, Movehacks, Moving Advice

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How many movers should I hire for my move?I recently used HireAHelper for my Chicago Crosstown Move, and during the booking process I was unsure as to exactly how many helpers I would need. They do provide a handy dandy little chart directly on the page when you’re booking which is super helpful. But not wanting to make a mistake, I decided to look into this topic a bit more…just to make sure I was hiring the adequate amount of help.

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Real People: A Crosstown Chicago Move

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Box and TruckI believe that every move has its challenges. Whether you’re moving across town, or across the US, boxing up your entire life and transporting it to another location can be rough. My last move falls into the former category, as my husband and I had to move less than 5 miles from our apartment to a newly purchased condo. Even though this was the shortest moving distance we’ve ever tackled (check out our St. Louis to Chicago move here), it was still an exhausting process. (more…)

10 Tips: How to Get your Rental Deposit Back

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We’ve already chatted about ways to make your rental feel a little homier and comfier. But when it’s time to move, you’ve got a big task on your to-do list… get that rental deposit back! That means that those holes in the walls from your gallery wall need to be filled, and everything should be fresh & lookin’ good for your landlord.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 tips for how to get your rental deposit back, so you can pick up that big ol’ check when it’s time to move on out. (more…)

Cost-Saving Secret Revealed!

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A Moving Strategy That Changes Everything

Movers! Your business and your bottom line are about to change! Never worry about traffic – or traffic tickets – ever again! Eliminate fuel costs, along with the burden of licensing, registering and insuring your vehicles! Glide effortlessly through town while you turn heads delivering your customer’s belongings in glorious, cool-as-heck fashion! (Video below) (more…)

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