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


Hidden Costs of Homeownership

Hidden Costs of Homeownership Opening ImageMy husband and I are currently looking to buy a home in Chicago (we know right where to find move help in Chicagoland)) and it’s been one heck of an emotional roller coaster. Excitement, fear, anxiety…let’s just say that making this big purchase is a bumpy ride.

While we have many must-haves for our new pad (2 bedrooms, quiet neighborhood, close to public transportation), by far the biggest factor is our BUDGET. Continue reading


Neighbor Etiquette: How to Be a Good Neighbor


You just moved into your new home – the moving truck is gone, your boxes are unpacked, and you’re starting to feel settled in your new home! But there is still one more thing you need to complete on your moving checklist. It’s time to meet your neighbors!

Not many people enjoy making small talk with strangers, but that awkward conversation is an essential part of the moving process. If you introduce yourself within the first couple weeks of moving in, then you’re setting the tone for your relationship and reputation among the neighborhood. Being friendly from the start, can prevent hostility and bad-feelings down the road.

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3 Ways to Help Your Customer Streamline Their Move

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Lightening the Load

When a customer comes a-calling, he or she wants more than just our bodies. Yes, our customers want us for our minds too! We are the experts. We know what works, from the pack to the load to the unload.

But long before we pull the truck up to their door on move day we can start making things easier for all involved. Here are 3 suggestions. Continue reading


When is the Best Time to Move?

So, word on the street (and by street, we mean by the fabulously talented team at HireAHelper) is that moving season is officially here! Yep, National Moving Day was just 2 weeks ago (May 27th)! Moving is in full swing and now is the time when most people are packing up their goods and schlepping them to a new place of residence.

This whole “moving season” phenomenon got us to thinking…when is the best time to move? I mean we totally get that most of the time you don’t decide on the date of your move. Sometimes it’s a lease, a new job, or a new school year that dictates when and where you’re moving. But if you did have the luxury to decide exactly when to move….what would the ideal season/month/date/time be?

If you want to save money, then you may want to schedule your move when most people are not moving.  You’ll have more resources available to you (trucks, moving companies, packing supplies) and they’ll all typically come at a lower price.

We did the research and we’re here to tell you the best time to move…

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