Moving always presents a number of challenges, but moving into a walkup apartment (an upstairs apartment with no elevator access) presents its own array of difficulties. To make sure the process doesn't cause too many headaches, follow these tips.
Measure everything first.
Before moving day comes, visit the new place and measure every doorway you'll have to go through when moving things up the stairs and into the apartment. Also measure the stairway.
Moving to a new home should be a fun and exciting time of life -- however, your delight in your new surroundings can quickly be tarnished if valuable and cherished objects have been damaged or even destroyed while in transition. Antique furniture in particular sometimes take a beating during a move. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can ensure that your antique furniture pieces reach their destination in the best possible condition.
Renting a storage unit is a great way to free up extra space in your home, while storing some rarely-used items in the unit. Keep in mind you need to be diligent with your storage unit to keep it clean and free of pests. Here are some tips to help you do this.
When you are renting a storage unit, you should regularly clean it. Just because your storage unit is not part of your home does not mean you don't need to keep it clean.
If you're just starting your adventure with spending summers on the road in your RV, you're undoubtedly hoping to have many great years of on-the-road adventures. Naturally, you'll want to keep your RV in the best possible shape, so now's the time to familiarize yourself with proper winter storage techniques designed to ensure that your vehicle is in tiptop shape for that first road trip of the season. Following are seven things you should do before storing your RV for the winter.
When relocating to a new home, the thought of moving furniture often brings to mind such items as a couch, bookcase or dresser. While moving these belongings are common practice, there are other furniture pieces that require a bit more consideration to transport. Those who house parrots in an indoor aviary (flight cage) or custom furniture-style cage often face unique concerns when moving it to a new location. For instance, wood-framed bird cages, often known as "