Archive for Do-It-Yourself

5 Things To Make Moving Easier

Moving yourself can be a challenge, whether it is the first time or the twentieth. Picking up everything you own and putting it somewhere else is stressful. It is almost considered a rite of passage, but it is generally dreaded by most. However, with a bit of planning and some specific moving items, it can […]

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Reasons to Rent an Enclosed U-Haul Trailer When Moving

We understand that sometimes you only need to transport a small amount of items when moving. So we have compiled a list of reasons to rent an enclosed U-Haul trailer when moving. You may only be moving a small amount of stuff such as a sofa and boxes or a few pieces of furniture. You’ve […]

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DIY Moving Versus Hiring Professionals

When moving, it’s important to weigh the options of a do-it-yourself move with a rental truck versus hiring professional movers. The costs of each option are important to consider. Typically, truck leasing companies do not quote pricing to include insurance and other taxes. These costs may be revealed later in the process or even after […]

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Preparing Your Home for Winter: Part 2

Now that you’ve prepared your garden for winter, let’s tackle the inside of your home. Where to start? How about checking out your furnace to make sure it’s in tip-top shape for the cold temperatures ahead? Unless you’re incredibly handy, you’ll need to call an HVAC company to make sure your furnace is running smoothly […]

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Preparing Your Home for Winter: Part 1

Winter is just around the corner. Soon the leaves on the ground around Kansas City will be covered in snow so it’s time to get your home ready for winter and the cold weather.  What’s the first thing to do? Start raking. But what to do next? Here are some handy tips. It’s time to […]

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A Clean Garage Can Help Sell Your Home

Are your cars consistently parked in your driveway? If you’re thinking about selling your home any time soon, you’re going to need a clean, uncluttered garage. Prospective buyers need to not only visualize a place to park their cars, they need to see that there’s ample room to store all of their lawn and garden […]

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4 Reasons To Reconsider FSBO

Ever driven through your neighborhood and seen a FSBO (for sale by owner) sign that’s been sitting in a yard for months? Ever wonder why it gets snapped up once a realtor enters the picture? Here are a few reasons why you may not want to sell your home yourself. Limited exposure – The MLS […]

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Safety Tips for the Fourth of July Holiday

Fourth of July is the time of year when everyone gets the itch to shoot off fireworks, but each year, there are more and more injuries from improperly handling fireworks. Here are some safety tips to make your Fourth of July experience more fun and less dangerous: Keeping the Family Safe Never let small children […]

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2013 Spring Cleaning Tips: Part 2

It’s been two weeks since the ‘First Day of Spring’.  How much Spring Cleaning have you accomplished? Last week we shared Part 1 of this guest post by Professional Organizer Eliza Cantlay of Simplicana that outlined Phase 1: Psych Up! And Phase 2: De-Clutter of her Spring Cleaning Process. This week we finish it up […]

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2013 Spring Cleaning Tips: Part 1

Time sure does fly; the first day of Spring was just one week ago. That means we’re already one-fourth of the way through 2013. Let’s get moving with some great spring cleaning tips for 2013 from one of our partners and local business owner Eliza Cantlay. Eliza is a local Kansas City professional organizer and […]

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