Flipping Houses with Portable Storage

Flipping houses involves a lot of shifting items–and that’s why it makes sense to use portable storage when a lot of furniture and boxes are in limbo. While renovating a low-value home to put it back on the market at higher value is no simple task, U-Haul storage options help alleviate the stress of flipping […]

Saving Money After You Buy Your First Home

Congratulations making the jump from renting to owning your first home.  Even though buying your first home is exciting, it can be intimidating and expensive. After moving, many new home owners find ways to cut costs and spend cautiously. It can take time to get used to new monthly expenses and build their savings back up to where […]

4 Steps to Building a Successful Five Year Plan

There are so many smart and hard-working people in the world.  How is it that some people find more success in the world?  I am sure there are several reasons, but one similarity I see in most successful people is that successful people set goals and make plans to succeed.  Although these people may make […]

Tips for Apartment Living

Like anything else, there are so many pros and cons to apartment living. It’s great having this transitional space where you aren’t living at home with your family and don’t have a house of your own yet. On the other hand, you have this smaller living space that you don’t own and therefore you need to […]

Fire Safety for Your New Home

The summer months may be behind us, but the importance of fire safety in your home is more imminent than ever. October 9th marks Fire Prevention day, a tradition stemming from the Great Chicago Fire that occurred 144 years ago on this exact day. Although this campaign comes once a year, fire safety should be […]

7 Renovations to Add Value to your Home

After recently moving to an older home in a new city, my parents decided to make some changes to the home.  They wanted to make the house from 1968 more modern and knew they only wanted to make renovations that would increase the value to the home.  The previous owners had built on a room […]

Tips for Loft Living

There’s nothing like that open space of living. It’s a cool, urban option that everyone should try! To make the most of living in a loft, you’ll have to be conscientious of furniture, storage and decorating! Here are some tips to make loft living work: Less is More Be mindful of how much stuff you […]

5 Things to Leave Behind When You Move

Moving is a great time to go through your belongings and purge, purge, purge. What better excuse to get rid of unwanted clutter than the burning desire to not have to pack it and move it? Some things are just not worth the effort to move. So, while you’re packing for your move, here are five things […]

Get Involved Series – Family in a New Community

You have returned your family’s moving truck and your move is officially over.  Now what?  The most important thing you can do for your family to make a move last, is to get involved.  If you are moving in the summer with kids it is important to get involved quickly because kids do not have school to meet new […]

8 Staging Tips for Summer

‘Tis the season–to move! Summer is the most competitive time of year for selling homes. It’s true that it is the perfect time of the year to showcase your abode, but it’s also the time when the market is flooded with other options. This being said, there are a lot of details that if addressed can keep your […]

How To Prepare Your New Home For Your Cat

When moving into a new home, it is important to remember to prepare your new home for your cat first. It is not a difficult process, but a little bit of forethought will make life easier both for you and your furry friends. Indoor Cats For indoor cats you will want to have a safe […]

Choosing a New Home vs. an Existing Home

When it comes to shopping for a home, there are many factors to take into consideration. The decision shouldn’t be made lightly, as you are going to be living in this home for years to come. There are an array of items you should take into account when deciding on what home to buy before […]