How to Pack Your Pet Terrarium

Pet Terrariums are often large and most likely fragile. To keep it protected during your move, wrap it in bubble wrap. The bubble wrap will provide cushion and protect the terrarium for scratches. Use tape to secure bubble wrap. Furniture pads will help with easy transport. If possible, keep your pet terrarium in an enclosed box. The cardboard will act […]

Does Towing a Trailer Affect Turning?

Whether it’s your first time moving with a trailer or your 20th time, the same rules still apply…slow down when trailering. Driving a car trailer combination is not the same as driving your car alone. You should always reduce your normal driving speed when towing. You will see that it’s posted on most highways and […]

5 Shocking Seat Belt Statistics

Whether you’re in the middle of a project like moving or on your way to work or even just driving a short distance, do you wear your seat belt?  Seat belt usage has grown exponentially over the past 25 years and  now is at the highest percentage of drivers and passengers ever. All states, with the exception of […]

Distracted Driving this Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.The wonderful baking smells permeating the air. Two days-worth of insane cooking; all consumed within 20 minutes!  The ritual of selecting a tree (sometimes cutting it down ourselves) and putting it up with handmade decorations. And don’t forget the special packages under the tree. For me, that joy  came […]

How to Pack a Trailer

You planned your move, rented your trailer and now it’s time to pack! Looking at all your belongings and trying to fit them into a trailer can seem overwhelming, but with a little preparation, your job will be done in no time! Although you may just want to throw everything in the trailer and hit […]

What To Keep In Your Emergency Moving Kit

Packing tape? Check. Boxes? Check. Band-aids for the cut you got lifting the dresser? …Check? Before you begin to pack up your moving truck or vehicle for your move, don’t forget to bring an emergency moving kit as injuries can occur. Here’s a list of some items to include: Band-aids: When handling cardboard boxes, tape and furniture, […]

Family Safety Around the Grill

Grilling around the barbecue in the summer comes as naturally to most as does cooking on the stove. While grilling is great for creating distinct flavors and bringing family and friends together, unsafe grilling can damage property and can cause injury. According to the NFPA, an annual average of 8,800 home fires are caused by […]

Road Trip Exercises

Are you moving cross-country, or just taking a road trip to see the world? Road trips can be a lot of fun. I just went on a road trip from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Phoenix, Arizona over the course of 5 days. I had heard about the dangers of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolisms […]

Moving Into a Home With Gas Appliances

Moving into a home with gas appliances is one of the smartest decisions you can make. While a gas appliance may cost a few more dollars up front, the savings over time are great — gas appliances costs range about half of what it costs to operate an electric stove on a yearly basis. But […]

How to Change Your Locks

There are quite a few benefits to changing your locks after you purchase a new home. This is a relatively inexpensive but highly beneficial task that will help your new home feel safe and secure. So, if “change the locks” is on your long list of post move-in “to-dos,” then take a look at the […]

Missouri Distracted Driving Laws

According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, driver inattention was a contributing factor in 22,491 traffic crashes in 2012. In that same time, there were 357 crashes where texting while driving was a contributing factor. These statistics are the reason that many states have put in place distracted driving laws. Make sure you know what your […]

Distracted Driving State Laws Infographic

(updated 3/20/16) Distracted driving is dangerous to everyone on the road.  According to the National Highway Safety Administration, in 2011 more than 3,000 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver. And, an additional 38,7000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver.  This is why many states have put bans […]