You’ve decided to move your things — or at least some of your things — into self-storage. While most self-storage facilities are safe and secure places, you do need to think ahead to what happens if your items are stolen, lost, or damaged by weather or another disaster. While your homeowner’s or renter’s policy might provide you some coverage, it’s wise to take out self-storage insurance as well. Here’s what you need to know about self-storage insurance.[Read more…]
Summer may be winding down, but fall presents plenty of opportunities for outside adventure — especially if your region suffers through hot summers. One indispensable part of a day out or a roadtrip? A cooler of all your favorite snacks and drinks. But packing the cooler can be tricky, and nothing’s worse than digging in for a snack and finding things soggy, leaky, or not cold enough. Read on for 7 tips on packing the perfect cooler
Even under the best of circumstances, moving is stressful. There’s so much to do and never enough time to do it. Your stuff seems to double overnight. It can be hard to keep yourself organized and calm during even the simplest of moves. But for kids, moving is an even bigger disruption. They may not understand why the move is happening, and their efforts to help in packing and other moving tasks may wind up creating more work. But with some preparation and attention to the process, moving with kids can be a smooth experience — or at least as smooth as any move can be! Read on for tips on moving with kids.[Read more…]
Summer means time in the backyard — barbequing, hanging out in the pool, or just enjoying the lazy days with friends and a cold beverage. Nothing can ruin a quiet summer evening more than mosquitoes! Remembering to put on layers of repellent is annoying, and treating those itchy bites is equally so. Not to mention the risk of West Nile virus! Keep mosquitoes from ruining your outdoors time with these tips and tricks.