Showing posts from 2018

10 Fantastic Cities to Move to This Year

A new year means a new start for many. If you’re feeling restless in your current city, it may be time to pack up those belongings and hit the road. From the vibrant arts and entertainment scene in Austin to the picturesque Grand Tetons in Idaho, there are so many wonderful places to call home in America. If you’re considering a move this year, take a look at these 10 fantastic U.S. cities below. Each offers a strong job market, good schools, and is relatively affordable compared to other cities in America. Austin, TXYoung professionals, retirees, and families all love calling Austin home. In addition to its unlimited entertainment options and tasty restaurants, this wonderfully “weird” city offers a thriving job market and a booming economy. In 2016, it was even named the best large city in America for job seekers by NerdWallet. Median Home Price: The median listing price for a home in Austin is $430,000. Price per Square Foot: $198 Population:931,830, according to World Population Revie…

DIY Painting Tips for Getting your House Ready for Sale

So you’re getting ready to move to a new home, and you need to sell your old one. However, some of your rooms are of, shall we say, ‘interesting’ color schemes? You need to make sure that the house can be viewed through the eyes of the new owner, and bright colors that don’t fit can be a big turn off. As such, you’re probably going to need to repaint the walls in order to bring them to a more neutral state.

Painting your house might seem like a big task, but it’s not that hard with some guidance and practice. When you’re done, it’ll be in perfect condition to put on the market. You’ll need a handful of tools to get started, many of which you probably already own. These include:
Paint Brushes: Angled brushes tend to work better for cutting in ceilings and corners than flat brushes do. 3.5 inch is usually a good size to get a solid amount of coverage per coat.Paint Roller: A good 9 inch roller, roller frame, and paint tray will take you far. Go with a shorter nap around the ¼ inch range t…

14 Proven Moving Day Tips that Work

Moving day is one of the stressful days in one’s life. Many of you are now asking the question how troublesome a moving day can be, but only people who have already moved can understand. Usually, the moving day is underestimated, as it is the final step of the relocation process. You have found a professional moving company after researching a list of licensed movers, dates are booked and everything seems to happen so effortlessly. However, moving day seems to be the most problematic and annoying one during the whole relocation process. Beware that overlooking minor details can cause a total mess. Since, as the moving day is approaching you are getting more annoyed, you should be well organized to avoid making a mistake. Inspired by the numerous horror stories about the moving day, I am offering you easy to follow moving day checklist with essentials that will safe you a lot of troubles. Moving Day ChecklistWake up early on the moving day.
Plan your time, so you can get up early in th…


We try really hard to make it easy to understand what we do, but not everyone understands right away. We've created this guide to help you understand what a "regular mover" is and why we are not "them". TYPES OF MOVERS You can divide the moving industry into two groups, moving labor and full service. Elite Moving Labor is a moving labor company. Let's review what each means: Moving LaborProfessional movers without the truck. Our movers load and unload rented moving trucks, portable storage containers, freight trailers, containers, pickup trucks, etc. Essentially we provide the muscle to physically move your items and the expertise to load or unload them correctly. A moving labor company, like ours, is used if you are completing a do-it-yourself move and have rented a truck, trailer or container to transport your items.Full ServiceProfessional movers that also provide the moving truck. Yes, a full service moving company can provide just loading and unloading…

Air Travel With Pets – Tips For A Seamless Journey

Taking a cross-country road trip with pets to move to your new home may seem like fun for about… two minutes? Then you realize that would mean… driving across the country. When air travel seems like the way better choice, there are some things you need to know to ensure your pet has a safe and smooth journey. Here are our tips for air travel with pets so that both of you have an enjoyable flight. Check your airline’s policies regarding animal travel Depending on the size and breed of your pet, they may be allowed to ride in the cabin with you or they will need to be transported in the cargo compartment of the plane. Most airlines have height and weight restrictions for cabin travel, but they can vary – and so can the cost of having your companion fly with you. Before the airline will allow your animal to travel, they will likely need to see proper health certificates indicating that your pet is safe to fly. If your furry companion will be traveling in the cargo area, they will need a…


Looking for a roommate to help you split the cost of expensive city rents? Finding a roommate online can be easier than it seems. There are plenty of websites out there dedicated to helping people match up with others who have the same housing needs.
CRAIGSLISTCraigslist might be the website most utilized worldwide for finding housing arrangements - even though it’s not just known for helping people find roommates. Its several categories, from “apts / housing” to “real estate for sale” and everything in between contain plethoras of posts from building managers, brokers, and would be occupants looking for an ideal match-up with someone looking for what they’re offering. The sheer volume of posts looking for roommates and visitors looking at these posts makes Craigslist a reliable site to find a roommate. Craigslist’s “rooms/shared” and “rooms wanted” sections have thousands of these posts, searchable and pre-localized to help users find the posts most relevant to them. Of course, Craigli…


Summer is in full swing and, for many this marks the beginning of their home maintenance routines. While you may have a lot of no-brainer items to tick off of your to-do list, such as checking your HVAC filters and making sure it’s not cluttered, anyone who’s looking to sell their home in the near future is going to have many other items to consider checking as well. Check out the following summer home maintenance tips to help boost the value of your home: 1. WINDOW TREATMENT One way to freshen up your home and boost a potential buyer's appeal is to simply update your windows. Updating to energy efficient, properly-sealed windows will not only lower the overall maintenance of your house, but it will add that extra bit of curb appeal too.
2. PLUMBING The bathroom and the kitchen are the two places in your home that, when it comes to plumbing and upgrades, you will see some of the biggest profits. Updating your home to have water and power efficient appliances and fixtures will not…