Showing posts from February, 2015

Handy Tips After Moving In:

Wow the NeighborsCome by with a gift basket, throw a dinner party, or just drop by to say hi – whatever your style, there’s nothing more important when moving homes than getting the neighbors on your side. One of the things that makes you feel truly comfortable in your new home is how comfortable you feel with the people in your neighborhood.Locate Your Nearest Coffee ShopIn fact, this should probably be number 1 on the list, pre-neighborly preparation. This is the 21st century, and no potentially awkward social situation should go decaffeinated!Find a Local Cleaner You Can TrustYou’re in, you’re unpacked, the neighbors are coming around – now you need to make the place spotless! While finding a really good local cleaner used to be a challenge, now Handy fixes this all for you in under 60 seconds! Book online or on the app for a fully vetted cleaner to come as soon as you need.Do Your IKEA RunLike it or not, no move in is complete without that all too painful trip to IKEA. Take a deep…

Home Maintenance Tips for Winter Allergies:

Most of us think of summertime as the season for allergies. In this latest installment of our Home Maintenance series, we have advice on reducing dust, molds, pollens and other microscopic airborne particles that wreak havoc with sinuses during winter. Windy days bring their share of dust, and it is a big job to keep on top of it, especially if your family suffers from allergies or weak sinuses. Drink Water. The very first thing you can do for yourself to combat the ill effects of winter allergy symptoms is to drink lots of water. If you tip down three large glasses of water first thing in the morning, you might be surprised at how much that helps alleviate allergy symptoms, completely naturally. Although the thought of pounding that much water first thing might not seem too appealing, it can’t hurt, and you may be pleasantly surprised by the results.
Now back to the remedies requiring sheer elbow-grease! Home Maintenance for Floors, Baseboards and Molding. Take a stiff-bristle broom …

How to Move on a Rainy or Snowy Day:

Having great weather on your moving day is a big plus. If you are moving during the off season for moving (that's from AFTER Labor Day until the early spring, in many parts of the US), prices will be lower. However, you run a pretty good chance of not having good weather on your moving day. Here are some steps you can take to make the move a success and to protect your belongings. Steps 1 Keep track of the weather reports during the week before your move. If bad weather is expected, be sure you know about it! Also be sure to stay in touch with your moving company. Bad weather can affect their schedule. If snow is expected, the chances are that there will be delays. It's important to be aware of this and to be prepared. Ad 2 If you know that there will be rain or snow, then you will want to protect your belongings. You will want to make sure that the weather won't damage your furniture. If you are preparing your belongings for your move, then you might want to consider either…

33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier:

1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials. Chances are, you’ll be too tired to unpack your things. You’ll want your essentials within easy access, including a change of clothes if you’re going back to work the next day as well as all your toiletries. It’s also a great way to transport a laptop, which could run the risk of getting stolen during a move. 2. Pack the items you will need FIRST in a clear plastic bin.