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Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool in the Summer

By Josh J
September 6th, 2011 - 8:12 AM

Discover Easy & Cost Effective Tips for Keeping Your Home Cool in the Summer
If you're moving to a new home during the summer, the cost of moving isn't the only expense you have to worry about. If you haven't gotten your first electric bill, you may be surprised by its impact on your bank account— especially if you're not sure how well the home is insulated. Besides making sure the doors are closed in between going in and out of the house on move-in day, there are some things you can do to keep from running your air conditioner overtime all throughout the summer.

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Things to Donate When You're Moving

August 29th, 2011 - 1:30 PM

If you're like me, the idea of packing up one house to move to another sounds like a daunting task.  In fact, it makes me a little light-headed just thinking about it.  The thought of trying to figure out what to take with you and what to let go of is a little overwhelming, but the truth is, if you can let go of the things you don't need— the stuff that's just taking up precious space— you will help reduce moving costs in the long-run.

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How to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors

July 20th, 2011 - 12:21 PM

How to Introduce Yourself to New Neighbors
We all know that moving into a new neighborhood involves having new neighbors, but it's how you introduce yourself to them that will set the tone for your future encounters together.  Meeting new people can be difficult and unnerving (especially if you're overly shy), but if you respect their privacy, space, and time you can develop the kind of camaraderie everyone hopes to have with new neighbors!

Here's how to introduce yourself to new neighbors:

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Buying Your First House

June 22nd, 2011 - 1:27 PM

Buying your first house— what to expect
Purchasing a home can be a very exciting time in your life; it can also be a little nerve-racking! Whether you're just beginning to search for a home or have been renting one for years,   there are a few things to consider when buying your first house.
First things first: be patient. Buying your first house takes time, and you likely won't find your dream house overnight.   Some buyers have even compared the search to trying to find a needle in a haystack! Just remember that there are lots of options out there, and you'll find the perfect home for you when the time is right.

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What NOT to Move--Part Deux

June 16th, 2011 - 3:56 PM

Leanna Deleon has been a U-Pack analyst since 2006. As a police wife and personal firearm owner, Leanna really knows her stuff when it comes to safely handling weapons and ammunition (and moving)!

What NOT to Move— Pressurized Tanks, Propane Tanks and Aerosol Cans
BOOOOOM! Yes, an explosion is a possibility if you don't do your moving "homework." Pressurized tanks, propane tanks and aerosol cans are restricted for a reason.

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eLocal Guest Post Part 2

By Guest
February 4th, 2011 - 11:42 AM

In her last post, Adria gave several tips on how to find a reliable contractor. Here are a few questions to ask when checking references on a contractor you're thinking of hiring.

Questions to Ask References

After you've collected the four different kinds of references recommended above, it's time to start picking their brain about the contractors in question.