(Nontraditional) Housewarming Gifts that Deserve an Applause

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Do you have someone special in your life who just moved into a new home-sweet-home? Or maybe you have a new neighbor you just want to break the ice with. Either way, we’re all about buying, making or even sending a little something to new homeowners in order to say, “Hey, congratulations on your move! We’re pumped!”, or maybe even, “Congrats on becoming a homeowner, thanks so much for not asking me to move your stuff…I owe you!”

Regardless of what message you’re trying to send, these 6 non-traditional new homeowner’s gifts will totally do the trick…and probably leave these new homeowners feeling extra excited to get settled into their new place!

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How to Move in a Galaxy Far Far Away: Moving Tips From Star Wars

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With The Force Awakens raking in over $2 billion worldwide, it’s pretty clear that people have Star Wars fever. So we figured it was a good time to share some moving tips from the epic franchise. Because if they can move from planet to planet, then you can totally handle a move to a nearby neighborhood. No force needed. (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…)

The Ultimate Gift Guide for New Homeowners

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Holiday Gifts‘Tis the season for gift giving… lots and lots of gift giving! If you’re like us and know a new homeowner (or five!), you may find yourself searching for the perfect gift to help welcome these homeowners into their new place all while celebrating their first holiday season in this special space.

Below, you will find a shoppable Gift Guide for New Homeowners so you can skip the busy mall parking lots and spend more time being anywhere else but those gosh darn mall parking lots. Can we get HECK YEA for that?! Happy Shopping Friends! (more…)

How Do I Renovate a Property From Far Away?

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Just recently a friend of ours bought a lake house in the woods of Wisconsin. She kept her house in the Chicagoland area, but was excited to use this second property to relax, entertain, and make new memories on the weekends and throughout the summer.

As much as she wanted to move-in and start enjoying this space immediately, she had some work to do before it was “move-in ready”. To top it off, she works Monday through Friday near her primary residence in Chicago, which kept her from traveling up to Wisconsin and getting these jobs done immediately. She was limited to making this new property her “home away from home” on the weekends, when she would physically travel up to the new property and get to work. (more…)

Movers Against Domestic Abuse – Meathead Movers

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Helping Abuse Victims To Safety

We speak often of offering our resources to help out the needy in our communities – hauling unwanted furniture to Goodwill, donating food, simply pitching in wherever we can to provide a little stress-reduction and financial relief and maybe some smiles too. This month we take a look at one company that is helping provide all of that – and much, much more. (more…)

An Easy DIY Housewarming Gift

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Some people hear the word “DIY” and they’re instantly afraid. They picture paint, scary tools, and a whole lotta time. But today’s DIY project isn’t scary at all and it will take you less than 10 minutes to put together. Yep, we’re pretty confident ANYONE can tackle this project. (more…)

Danny Tanner’s FULL HOUSE Inspired Moving Advice

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Fellow Full House Fans… this one’s for YOU!

As we all patiently wait for Full House 2 (aka “Fuller House”) to hit Netflix, we thought we would take a stroll down memory lane to see if the infamous Danny Tanner and family could help provide us loyal fans some valuable moving advice.

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Here’s a top ten list of advice that will guide you in answering that magic, million dollar question…

“How do I know when it’s time to move?” (more…)

How to Rock Halloween in Your Neighborhood

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I hate to break it to you, but being labeled the “new neighbors” comes with a little bit of pressure. I know you have 5 million other things to worry about in your new home, but if we don’t give you the head’s up & keep it real—you may never know the T-R-U-T-H.

Whether you like it or not, a lot is riding on whether you’re going to graduate into the “we love our new neighbors!” level or quickly detour down the unwanted path of…. “the super weird neighbors”.

Between us, no one wants to be labeled the weird neighbors- no one. We won’t get into the ugly truths of what those weird neighbors are all about (that’s a post for another day), let’s just keep it at this: you stick with us and you won’t have to worry about that daunting future, but more so, a future of welcoming waves and endless opportunity to borrow ingredients you forgot to pick up at the store. You are welcome!
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