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Moving Tips for Pet Lovers

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Moving can be just as stressful for pets as it is for people. Unlike their humans, pets do not have the understanding of what the move is for or why. Your furry friend wants to know that he will be moving with his family. The best way to alleviate stress and help soothe your pet during the moving process is to plan ahead. These tips will help ensure the move will be as smooth as possible for your pet.

Storing Winter Gear for Spring Hibernation

Winter clothes storage

Closet space and drawer space seem to expand in the spring as warmer weather means far less layers than you have been wearing, especially if you live in a part of the country that actually experiences the full wrath of winter. It's time to change out snow removal tools for gardening tools and snow boards for body boards. Before you do, though, be sure to store your winter gear so it will be in tip-top shape when you need it again.

Uncle Sam Might Give You a Break on Moving Expenses

Tax deductible moving expenses

While there is excitement at the idea of starting fresh in a new place, the fact of the matter is that the process of moving is just a pain. Moving is expensive whether you hire professionals or do it yourself for a cross country move or the next city over. Uncle Sam just might cut you a break if you have started a new job in conjunction with your move. According to the Internal Revenue Service, moving expenses only qualify as a deduction if the move relates to a new job or business.

It’s All About That Space: Maximize Storage Unit Space

Store Manager_Pack a Storage Unit

Any number of life events can put you in the position of needing a storage unit. Whether the merging of two households, home renovation or downsizing, a limbo period between a lease being up and closing on a house, a divorce, or military deployment, using a self-storage unit can be a convenient solution and hugely beneficial. Knowing a few tricks about how to best pack a storage unit and maximize space could result saved time and money.

Oscar’s Red Carpet Tips for Rug Storage

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Keeping the 500 foot red carpet in shape for roll out at the Dolby Theater for the Academy Awards is no small task. Properly storing the carpet plays a big role in keeping it awards show ready. If you've made an investment in purchasing a rug and need to put it in storage, these "red carpet" tips will help keep your rug looking great after long-term storage.

A Music Fan’s Guide to Memorabilia Storage

Music Memorabilia

Music plays a big role in people’s lives and can play a big role in creating memories from following Jimmy Buffett on tour with the other parrotheads to meeting the legendary Tom Petty to picking up your first guitar or tickling the ivories on stage. Whether a creator or appreciator of music, many people collect sentimental and valuable items in their life's journey. Storing these items properly can help preserve them for enjoyment, and perhaps a worthwhile investment to be cashed in on, in the future.

12 Cupid Approved DIY Decorations from the Heart


Valentine's Day has some people bursting at the seams with expressions of love, friendship, and kindness and ready to celebrate the season of love in any way possible. No matter how the day looks in your home – from an intimate romantic dinner to a jovial gathering of friends – dressing up your love nest with all things sweet and lovely is a must. These "Cupid-approved" DIY Valentine's Day decorations will help set the mood for a fun, heartfelt day without putting the squeeze on your wallet.

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