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Thinking of Moving to Austin? Here are the 4 Best Reasons.
23 Aug

Thinking of Moving to Austin? Here are the 4 Best Reasons.

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Nearly 150 people move to Austin, Texas, every day, making it the fastest-growing area in the U.S., factoring in neighboring Georgetown and Round Rock. In fact, the city doubled its population between 2000 and 2010, much to the dismay of locals who have treasured this hippie haven for decades. It’s no surprise people are flocking […]

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How to Move Plants
23 Aug

How to Move Plants

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Plants can truly make a house feel like a home. If you’ve spent months or years taking care of your plants, it can be hard to think about leaving them behind or giving them away when you move. Thankfully, plants can be moved—it just takes some good planning. How you go about moving your plants […]

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Questions to Ask Your Moving Company
19 Jul

Questions to Ask Your Moving Company

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Hiring the services of a moving company can be anxiety-provoking, and for good reason: you’re asking this business to be in charge of keeping all your worldly possessions safe as you move to a new place. That’s why you should always turn to a reputable moving company for help. When you choose the right company, […]

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Tips on Downsizing
19 Jul

Tips on Downsizing

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Moving can be an overwhelming prospect, but it can be made simpler if you reduce the volume of items you need to relocate. Here are four tips for downsizing when moving: Use the KonMari Method Marie Kondo’s KonMari method requires you to hold every item that you own. And what better time to go through […]

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4 Reasons You May Need a Portable Storage Container
14 Jun

4 Reasons You May Need a Portable Storage Container

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You may have seen the ads for portable storage containers and wondered whether one was right for you. Here are four reasons why you may want to use one for your next move: It’s Easy If you’ve ever loaded a moving truck yourself, then you know all about the difficulty of getting all your things […]

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How to Help Your Kids Transition to a Different School After You Move
14 Jun

How to Help Your Kids Transition to a Different School After You Move

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As parents, we try to structure our child’s life in such a way as to provide predictable routines and minimize difficult changes. However, change does occur and sometimes is a great thing for your family. One of these situations can be a move, which also means that your child will change schools. The first days […]

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Five Kitchen Upgrades That Increase Your Home’s Resale Value
20 May

Five Kitchen Upgrades That Increase Your Home’s Resale Value

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You probably spend as much of your waking time at home in your kitchen, cooking, tidying up, entertaining friends, and spending time with your family as you do in any other room. It consistently appears on reports of top spaces home buyers are looking for, and is it any wonder? The kitchen is the soul […]

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Where to Take Your Unwanted Items When you Move
16 May

Where to Take Your Unwanted Items When you Move

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Decluttering before a move can save you a lot of time and be a liberating experience. What do you do with all the things you have decided you don’t need anymore though? Donation Locations Goodwill, Salvation Army, and other Thrift stores are usually easy to find. Google “donation drop off near me” and you will likely […]

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20 Apr

Home Improvement Projects with the Worst Resale Value

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Part of buying a new home and moving is the excitement of placing your ideas against the palette of your new place. With that being said, choosing remodel projects with the intent of raising your resale value that takes up space or otherwise limits a new buyers imagination are some of the worst values possible. We cover […]

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10 Apr

Why Do-It-Yourself Moves are a Waste of Time 

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  Moving by yourself or enlisting friends and family can be a very stressful and time-consuming process. Taking the task on yourself is hard work, involves coordinating people and resources, and can end up costing you a significant amount of time.The older you become, the more stress it puts on your body and mind. We […]

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The Benefits of Hiring a Moving Company Who Can Store Your Belongings Short Term 
27 Mar

The Benefits of Hiring a Moving Company Who Can Store Your Belongings Short Term 

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The more complications you add on to a move, the more costly, stressful and difficult it can be to pull off successfully. Hiring a full-service moving company takes a lot of those question marks off your hands. Short-term and long-term storage options tied with moving services can meet the needs of a variety of circumstances. […]

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How to Pack Antiques for Moving 
20 Mar

How to Pack Antiques for Moving 

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  Antiques are irreplaceable and whether they are part of your personal collection or family heirlooms, you want to make sure they stay in their best condition. Moving antiques and fragile, important items requires even more care than is given to your average box of kitchen glasses.    Know their value – Get an Appraisal   If the […]

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How To Protect Your Furniture When Moving 
28 Feb

How To Protect Your Furniture When Moving 

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Safely moving your fragile and valuable furniture damage free is much easier when you prepare properly. Bubble wrap and plastic sheeting are two of the best materials for protecting your furniture. Bubble wrap can be used to protect delicate wood pieces. Plastic wrap or specially designed sofa covers work best on upholstered furniture. Moving furniture is one of the more difficult […]

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Things to Do Before You List Your House for Sale  
27 Feb

Things to Do Before You List Your House for Sale  

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Before you list your house there are quite a few things you can do to get it ready to sell for its best potential price. You will want to appeal to the most buyers possible, do your homework on pricing, and use professional realtors for their experience. A lot of it comes down to making the […]

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5 Most Common Cities People Move to in Texas and Why 
31 Jan

5 Most Common Cities People Move to in Texas and Why 

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Austin, Dallas-Ft Worth-Arlington, San Antonio, Houston, and Frisco round out the top 5 cities that people are moving to in Texas. There are numerous suburbs that are extremely popular as well. Several of those suburbs are growing into large cities themselves. They are moving from all over the country and not leaving either. Net migration in the last year […]

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Properly Moving a Gun Safe
30 Jan

Properly Moving a Gun Safe

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As Texans, we love our guns, but have you ever tried to move a full gun safe? They are notoriously heavy and hard to move – that, after all, is kind of the point. There may be weight limits to what can be moved and insured by a moving company, so give us a call if you have any questions. Hiring […]

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Long Distance Moves  
21 Dec

Long Distance Moves  

Few things beat the ease and convenience of full-service movers when it comes to moving across the country.  A long-distance move usually refers to moving between multiple states. This is important because it then involves the legality of moving goods across state lines. Moving companies need to have authority to move goods across state lines by federal […]

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Should You Pack Yourself or Hire Professionals?
13 Nov

Should You Pack Yourself or Hire Professionals?

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The answer can be more than just money and convenience. If you are busy, have the budget and have done your research and gotten reliable recommendations hiring a packing service may be the best call. Even if you have enough time and are particular about how everything you have is handled, you may still want to hire a professional. Are […]

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Reasons to Relocate to Dallas – Fort Worth
13 Nov

Reasons to Relocate to Dallas – Fort Worth

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The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolis has a population of about 7.4 million.  It is one of the three fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the U.S. with Houston and Atlanta making up the other 2. In 2017, Dallas boasted the second highest rate of job growth in the US.  According to data from Indeed, Dallas is third in the U.S. […]

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Downsizing Tips
20 Oct

Downsizing Tips

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No matter what your reason for downsizing is, here are some tips for making it less frustrating. Helping someone downsize can be an emotional experience. Where you see a houseful of stuff to sort and toss, they may see treasures, essentials, and a lifetime of memories.  Sell? Donate? Give away or throw away? Downsizing is […]

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Moving Tips For Businesses
1 Oct

Moving Tips For Businesses

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Moving your business can shut down your operations. Having a plan to make the transition as smooth as possible could save you a lot of money and pain. The more time you spend planning your move upfront, the less time your business will be down. Donate Office Equipment and Items You have Outgrown Let me […]

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Moving Books In Your Personal Library
20 Sep

Moving Books In Your Personal Library

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Your collection of books may seem like they are easy items to move, but you may be in for a surprise. Book collections are often more irregular shaped and heavier than you may think. One trick is to keep boxes small. The weight of all that paper and hardback covers adds up, so one way […]

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Home Upgrades That Are Worth The Money
1 Sep

Home Upgrades That Are Worth The Money

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There are so many shows and entire cable channels dedicated to remodeling and home upgrades, but which ones actually add value compared to their cost? What upgrades are worth the investment? Here are the six interior remodeling projects that deliver the highest return – there are 21 projects in all that are compared at remodeling.hw.net Garage door replacement […]

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Cleaning Before Moving
26 Aug

Cleaning Before Moving

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Whether you are moving out or moving in, cleaning is going to be a task to consider. You don’t want to lose out on your security deposit. Cleaning should be the first thing you do before the movers arrive, and the last thing you do after the movers leave. It’s good to have all your cleaning […]

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Moving During the Winter
23 Aug

Moving During the Winter

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Moving during the Winter months is something that no one wants to do. The biting cold, questionable surfaces, shorter days and threat of inclement weather make for a unique challenge. While you may not choose to move during these months, sometimes, it’s inevitable. Whether it be a new job or finding a house that you […]

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Staying Organized While Moving
17 Jul

Staying Organized While Moving

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As a company that provides moving AND packing services, we understand that staying organized while moving helps everything run smoother, both during and after the move! If you’ve made the decision to move yourself with the help of a rented truck and a couple of friends and family members, there are a few tips we […]

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Getting The Most Out Of Selling Your Home
10 Jul

Getting The Most Out Of Selling Your Home

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So you’ve decided to start looking for a new home. That means you now have to make your home look the best that it can, so you can get the most out of your buyers. There are a few things that most realtors will tell you that can up the asking price of your home, […]

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Preparing Your Home For Summer
27 Jun

Preparing Your Home For Summer

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It’s hot. Really hot. It’s hot outside which means that if you didn’t prepare your home for summer, it’s probably really hot in your house. So now’s the time to get that taken care of before the double digits turn into triple digits. When those triple digits hit, you can spend that time indoors finishing […]

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Inviting Wildlife Into Your Backyard
26 Jun

Inviting Wildlife Into Your Backyard

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You’ve moved into the new house and all of the boxes are unpacked (ok, maybe MOST of the boxes). You sit down to enjoy a cup of coffee on the back patio and think, “Hmmm, this really needs a water feature. It also needs flowers and butterflies. Where are all the birds?” With all of […]

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Keep Cool This Summer
20 Jun

Keep Cool This Summer

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Here in Texas, the temperatures hit the mid 90’s around June, and through July and August, we regularly hit triple digits. This also means that our electric bills reach triple digits, as our AC units are running around the clock. But there are things that you can do around your home to keep it cooler […]

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Summer Events in Midlothian
15 May

Summer Events in Midlothian

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Peter Rabbit – Movie in the Park June 9, 2018, 7:30 PM @ Hawkins Spring Park (1387 FM 1387, Midlothian, TX 76065) Admission: Free Bring your chairs, blankets and coolers to Hawkins Spring Park and enjoy the show. There will be a special Egg Hunt for prizes! Rain out date is June 16th. Storyline: Peter […]

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Adding On To Your Home
30 Apr

Adding On To Your Home

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Whether you’ve outgrown your home, decided to add a home office, or need to expand your kitchen to include a sitting area, adding on to your home requires a substantial amount of planning and effort. There are permits to acquire, permissions that are required, and budgets to keep. Some people wonder if it isn’t just […]

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Packing Tips: Packing With Kids
14 Apr

Packing Tips: Packing With Kids

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So, you have sold the house and are moving to a new one. The kids are super excited about bigger rooms and new adventures! But now here comes the task of packing up their rooms in an organized fashion. Whether you are using a moving company or doing it yourself, there are a few things […]

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Springtime Events in Midlothian
30 Mar

Springtime Events in Midlothian

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Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner. Here are some of the exciting things that are blooming and booming around Midlothian. Midlothian Wine & Arts Festival April 28th, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM Downtown Midlothian The Downtown Area will be the happening place to be this weekend as […]

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It’s Time For Spring Cleaning!
15 Mar

It’s Time For Spring Cleaning!

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It’s a beautiful day outside. The sun is shining; the birds are chirping. You decide to open a window and let the warm breeze blow through, only to discover two inches of dust on your window sills from last spring. Now’s the time for Spring cleaning to get the house sparkling so that you can […]

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The Many Uses of Portable Storage Containers
12 Feb

The Many Uses of Portable Storage Containers

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Portable storage containers have become extremely popular. It has made moving easier and there are lots of options for storage. Here are some tips for packing and best uses for portable storage: When packing portable storage be sure to have the right tools to ensure that the job is easy and safe. You should have […]

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What to Look for When Buying Your First Home
19 Jan

What to Look for When Buying Your First Home

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First things first-do not commit until you are ready. Owning a home is one of the biggest decisions you may ever make so do not make it lightly. Know what to expect financially. For example: your monthly mortgage payment may be cheaper than your current monthly rent but there are other fees to consider like […]

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Midlothian Events for Winter 2018!
19 Jan

Midlothian Events for Winter 2018!

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Happy New Year! It may be cold, but there exciting things happening in Midlothian! Monday, January 22 Even Better Balance Workout Class, 1:00pm-2:00pm First United Methodist Church Family Center Want to improve your balance, coordination, leg strength, or posture? Join the Live Well Midlothian movement! We will be performing exercises that can be done sitting […]

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Winter Home Care
15 Dec

Winter Home Care

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Winter is coming and it is time to prepare your home. Avoid spending your extra time on repairs or handling a disaster with a few Winter home care preventative measures. Outdoor furniture may not be utilized as much during colder weather but if you are not able to bring it all inside, make sure it […]

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Cleaning Up After Your Holiday Party
4 Dec

Cleaning Up After Your Holiday Party

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The festivities are planned and the guests arrive, but after everyone goes home and the plates are licked clean, it’s just you (and your family) and a mess. Here are tips for a faster and easier clean up. For starters, take a breath. There is no pressure to clean up the moment everyone has walked […]

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Tips For a Healthy Home
18 Nov

Tips For a Healthy Home

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The Federal Healthy Homes Work group named 8 components of a healthy home: Pest free, dry, safe, contaminant free, well-ventilated, well-maintained, thermal controlled, and clean. Most homeowners do well to follow this checklist, but certain oversights may be inviting allergens and contributing to poor health. Here are some mistakes that we make and solutions to […]

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Planning a Successful Thanksgiving Day
4 Nov

Planning a Successful Thanksgiving Day

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Now that the jack-o-lanterns are recycled and the kids have gone through their candy, it is time to lay out the gourds for Thanksgiving Day. Hosting does not have to be stressful. The secret is all in the planning. Here is a helpful guide to ensure that your meal is a triumph!   3 weeks […]

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16 Oct

Fall Home Maintenance

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Summer is over and your house needs to get ready for Winter. There are many things you can do in the fall to prevent issues arising in the winter months. Here is a fall home maintenance to-do list: Store Your Mower Clean and stow your mower. When your mower sits idle in the garage for […]

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Ways to Save Money on Utilities
1 Oct

Ways to Save Money on Utilities

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  Half of all the energy we use in our homes goes toward heating and cooling with water usage following close behind. Families can spend hundreds of dollars a month on utility bills but there are ways to cut down those numbers. Many utility companies offer free energy audits and it’s worth taking advantage of. […]

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Which Barbeque Grill is Right for You?
15 Sep

Which Barbeque Grill is Right for You?

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Barbeque, burgers, and ribeye steaks…you dream of making these on your own patio, but which grill should you invest in? Walking into any home store can be overwhelming and you don’t want to come home with the wrong setup for your wants and needs. Here are tips for choosing the right grill. Usage First things […]

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How to Improve Your Home Appraisal
1 Sep

How to Improve Your Home Appraisal

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  A home appraisal can help you in selling or refinancing your house. Appraisals are based on recent sale prices of comparable properties. Receiving a low appraisal can derail lots of paperwork and add time to buying a home. They can also become a bigger problem if the market stabilizes and/or rises. Here are ways […]

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Smart Home Technology Advantages
15 Aug

Smart Home Technology Advantages

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Over the last decade, home automation has become increasingly popular. It is estimated that by 2020 the number of connected devices is expected to grow to 26 billion. There are many advantages to having automatic and electronic control of household features and activities. Here is how you can benefit and some of the features available. […]

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Outdoor Lighting To Make Your Home Shine
1 Aug

Outdoor Lighting To Make Your Home Shine

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Barbecues, late night talks on the porch, and pool parties. Outdoor lighting can make all the difference in the aesthetics and ambience. If you want to ensure that your house is the place to be on the block this summer, here are some things to know when considering landscape lighting for your home. Determine Your […]

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Best Furniture Fabric for Pet Owners
31 Jul

Best Furniture Fabric for Pet Owners

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We love our dogs and cats, but when it comes time to purchase a new couch or chair, we have to be realistic. That velvet armchair catches your eye, but there is no way you could keep it and let Fido snuggle with you while watching Netflix. Selecting the best furniture fabric is more complicated […]

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So You Want a Backyard Pool?
15 Jul

So You Want a Backyard Pool?

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  Many people consider a pool when the weather gets warmer. Sometimes when retirement hits, other times when the kids get older. How do you even get started? Here is what you should know before you start digging in the backyard. Making the Decision First, know that you want a swimming pool and all that […]

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