Are You an Average American? $100 Giveaway

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In honor of the upcoming 4th of July celebration, we thought it was only fitting to do a post with a little dash of patriotism. Why not chat about the good ol’ US of A in order to celebrate America’s birthday? And the icing on the patriotic birthday cake? We’re giving away one $100 gift card to Manready Mercantile – menswear & gifts made right here in the USA. (giveaway details at the end) Continue reading

 

A Valentine for My Spouse House

Show Some Love to Your Home this Valentine’s Day

Show Some Love To Your Home This Valentine's Day

On this Valentine’s Day I’d like to join millions of other men and women in publicly professing my love for my house. Really. I mean it. I am one lucky duck. I have a wonderful, warm, fun-loving house. I can’t imagine my life without it.

We’ve been together since August of last year. I know, that’s not a real long time. And to be frank, it hasn’t been perfect. But relationships never are.

I was in kind of a hurry to find a house last summer.

I’d rather not get into all the intimate details but suffice to say I knew that if I waited too long all the good ones would be off the market. How nice it is then to live in the Internet age, where all I have to do is go online and search around for my perfect match. Continue reading

 

Homeowners – Here’s your Fall To Do List to Prep for Winter

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Last week, we showed you how to transform your front yard to welcome the new fall season. But let’s be honest, being a homeowner isn’t just about making your home look good. You also want a home that works well and runs smoothly all four seasons of the year. With winter just a couple of months away, you’ll want to start to prepare your home now so you can easily transition to the brutally cold season.

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Here’s a fall to do list of things you should tackle long before the first snow falls. Continue reading

 

The Heat Is On – Ideas for Movers to Stay Hydrated

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We as movers are no strangers to sweat. Gatorade, then, can seem as integral to the job as a hand truck. Especially now, with the mercury erupting, we have to know how to keep our energy up and our internal cooling systems running – right through to the end of the day.

But when the morning begins to heat up… under the scorching midday sun… in the eleventh moving hour – is Gatorade the best way to go? We want to be at our healthy, hydrated best throughout the day. So this month we do a little digging into the methods and myths of healthy replenishment (including that evening-time after-work beer).

So without further procrastination we offer this wellspring of information as a source of inspiration for combating our daily perspiration. (Sorry, we just had to say it!)

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Insider Tested Tips For How to Get Rid of Stuff Before a Move

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Hi, I’m Kevin. I’ve been a professional mover for 15 years. Based on my years of experience helping people on their move day, and doing some purging of my own, I’m gonna help you with the top 3 main ways to purge your stuff to make your move easier:

  1. Have a yard sale – we’ll show you how to advertise stuff to sell (don’t forget to list your yard/garage sale on Craigslist)
  2. Sell your stuff online – selling on eBay is easier than you think, and it’s not your only option
  3. Donate your unwanted items – there’s lots of options, and we have a list of the best places for specific things from blankets to electronics to cars

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