Moving to Tucson

Before moving to Tucson, be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen, T-shirts and shorts, and some comfortable hiking shoes. If you have skis, you can even bring them, too! Weather Everyone knows Tucson is hot. On average, there are 150 days with highs of 90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, and only 49 rainy days. Summer […]

Things to Do BEFORE Driving Off in a Moving Truck

Moving day. Let’s be honest, no one really looks forward to those words. Not only is it a lot of work, but you’re also packing up everything you own, putting it into a truck and moving someplace new where everyone’s a stranger. Because you have so many things on your mind, there are a lot […]

Moving With A Baby

When you have a baby, even a quick trip to the store can be an adventure. Do you have the diaper bag? Is the baby warm enough? What if the baby cries the entire time you’re in the store? It requires a lot of planning, and the amount of time you spend getting ready to […]

6 Must-See Baseball Stadiums

Moving isn’t on anyone’s list of fun things to do, especially a long-distance move. The thought of sitting in a moving truck for hours on end, being passed by a car every three seconds because the moving truck—which is carrying everything you own and towing your car—can only go so fast, isn’t very appealing. So, […]

Seatbelts Save Lives, So Buckle Up!

Seatbelts save lives. Click it or ticket. You could learn a lot from a dummy. You’ve likely heard these slogans and understand the importance of wearing a seatbelt. For most of us, buckling up every time we get into a vehicle is second nature: You step into the car, get comfortable, find your favorite radio […]

Heat Illness: Know the Warning Signs

You don’t need a weather forecaster to tell you it’s hot outside. Whether it feels like you’re draped in a wet heating blanket every time you step outside, or you’re dealing with a dry heat, there’s no getting away from the fact that it’s hot. Very hot, in some places. Now that high temps are […]

How to Load a Vehicle Onto a Car Carrier

One thing that can easily get overlooked when planning a move is how to get your vehicle to your new home. If you go the do-it-yourself route, which can save you A LOT of money, there are a couple options: a tow dolly or a car carrier. A tow dolly lifts only the front two […]

5 Tips to Winterproof Your Home

It’s very likely that, as you’re reading this, a powerful winter storm is pounding New England, the Upper Midwest, and other areas of the northeastern U.S. When it’s over, people in those areas will be left to dig out from several inches—or even feet—of snow. Whether you’re in these areas or not, it’s always a good time to prepare for something like this and winterproof your home.

Preparing now could help prevent costly problems down the road, things like flooding or a roof collapse. The old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly applies. […]

Back to School Safety Tips for You and Your Kids

Go to any mall, super store or department store and one thing is unmistakable: it’s back to school time. That means many kids are walking to their bus stop or riding their bikes to school, and lots of parents are picking up and dropping off their children. Having so many more people out and about—on […]

Time to Pack

I came across a story recently about a clock shop in Hannibal, Missouri that’s refurbishing an old grandfather clock that belonged to the family of Laura Hawkins. She was Mark Twain’s childhood sweetheart and served as the inspiration for Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The clock guys had to take apart the grandfather […]

A True Truckload of Bull

We’ve all done it: You see something you just can’t live without, make an impulse buy, then have to figure out how you’re going to get it home. Perhaps that was the situation with these people, who for some reason had a gigantic cow to move, so they tied it down in the back of […]

Moving with Pets

The moving truck is reserved, you’re starting to box up everything you own and you’ve already taken several carloads of stuff to the thrift store. But have you thought about how your cat, dog, chinchilla or other hairy/feathered/scaly pets will do on your move? Some animals love car rides, while others hate them, but a […]