Friday March 7, 2014
Over the years, I've had mostly great movers, with one mover even helping me recover an escaped cat that had slipped through the open front door. Other great experiences include two brothers who fixed our garbage disposal and didn't charge us anything extra and another who gave us recommendations for some local services and even made some calls for us.
So while I've had my share of bad movers, overall, the majority have done their job well. And when that happens, I certainly compensate the movers not only because a good job should always be rewarded, but also because I may need their services in future and a good tip will usually guarantee that they'll go that extra mile should I need them to.
Find out how much to tip and when in this moving FAQ.
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Monday March 3, 2014
If you're hiring a moving company to move your stuff, they should be suggesting that they conduct an in-home estimate. This means they'll want to see everything that you're moving so they can determine how much to charge for their services. While this may be the last thing you want to do considering all the stuff you need to do before you move, it's a critical step in hiring a mover.
Find out what the mover will do when they visit your home and what you need to do to help you decide if this mover is right for you.
Friday February 28, 2014
Whenever we move, the kitchen is always the first room we unpack and organize.. After all, it's where our family gets together to eat, socialize and regroup. For me, having an organized kitchen not only saves a lot of time and energy, but also a lot of frustration since there's nothing more frustrating than not being able to find the potato masher when the potatoes are ready to be mashed!
Find out how to unpack and organize your kitchen after you move.
Wednesday February 26, 2014
As I've mentioned several times before, we're planning a move to Los Angeles, a city we don't know very well and one whose reputation includes high levels of crime. While this impression of LA is more of a result of watching too many cable television shows rather than any kind of real statistics, it's still an overwhelming city to figure out where might be the best place to live and considering we don't live close by, we have to rely on some online tools to help us figure out where we could live.
So even if you're moving to Fargo or Tampa or Portland, it's a good idea to see just what areas of the city you might want to avoid and which neighborhoods might be the best for you and your family. And you can do just that with my pick of the top 5 crime mapping tools that are not only online, but free, too!