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5 Renovation Trends to Make During Winter in Texas

  You can take advantage of Texas home renovation trends almost all year long in the Lone Star State. Why? Because not all winters are created equal. Particularly winters in Texas, which are different from the snow-filled and chilly season Northerners are accustom to. While winter is, for much of the country, a time to hunker down, slow down, and stay out of the elements, winters in Texas tend to be mild and dry. For these reasons and more, winter is the perfect time to renovate your home in Texas. Curb appeal is one of the most important features to think about for your home. It’s not only gratifying to drive up to daily but it also it pays off [...]

By |2019-11-10T13:33:18-05:00November 10th, 2019|DIY Home & Projects|

7 Things You Need to Know Before Traveling to Orlando this Winter

  If you’re thinking about traveling to Orlando this winter, you’re not alone! Florida, and Orlando in particular, is a popular destination for northern travelers wanting to escape the snow and get some sunshine. To stay ahead of this crowd, here are 7 things to keep in mind. The weather might be perfect – or freezing Florida can inspire thoughts of warm sunshine and beaches, but in fact, it can get pretty cold in Orlando through the winter, even dropping below freezing. It’s completely unpredictable, though. You may get hot days that feel like summer, or you might need a coat and gloves during your visit. But one thing’s for sure: you won’t have to survive torrential rain from a [...]

By |2019-11-02T12:40:55-05:00November 2nd, 2019|Moving & Traveling|

5 of the Most Stylish Home Building Trends in Atlanta, Georgia

Homebuilding trends come and go and some even swing right back around if given enough time. The tastes of Metro Atlanta are no different. Yet, home buyers and home builders are more sophisticated than ever—they enter the market with more knowledge than their parents and grandparents ever did. With that emerging demographic of homeowners comes an increased demand for niche builds using state-of-the-art materials and technology. It couldn't be any more exciting to be a budding homeowner! It's hard to say what homebuilding trends in Atlanta will become timeless traditions but it is at the forefront of some tasteful, sophisticated new paradigms in homebuilding. High-Efficiency Homes Some experts say that an over-reliance on fossil fuels isn’t just bad for the [...]

By |2019-11-02T13:02:30-05:00October 27th, 2019|DIY Home & Projects|

How to Keep Spiderman and Other Pests Out of Your Storage Unit

  Battling unwelcome insects and rodents in your living space is one thing—you are there to wage war on a daily basis. However, keeping spiders and other pests out of your storage unit takes special care and consideration. The most popular type of items people put into storage is furniture. Think overstuffed sofas, plush recliners, mattresses, and grandmas antique kitchen table. It is a little creepy to think the things we take out of our homes and put into storage can then become home to pesky little creatures such as mice, cockroaches, ants, and spiders. The most popular type of items people put into storage is furniture. Think overstuffed sofas, plush recliners, mattresses, and grandmas antique kitchen table. So it [...]

By |2019-10-20T19:09:41-05:00October 23rd, 2019|Storage Tips|

Using Storage Units to Hold Inventory For Home-Based Businesses

According to the latest research from Incfile.com, there are 38 million home-based businesses in the United States. And perhaps more fascinating is that a new home-based business is started every 12 seconds! Not many households can accommodate all the inventory it takes to run successful at-home small businesses such as those selling online. As the items pile up, space in the home decreases, making it much more cramped inside.  Luckily, there is a great solution: Rent a storage unit to hold all the inventory in a neat, organized manner. In order to do so effectively, there are a few key things to consider. To get started, use this guide to learn all about using storage units to hold inventory for [...]

By |2019-10-20T16:16:58-05:00October 20th, 2019|DIY Home & Projects, Storage Tips|

Top 5 Big Companies You Can Work for When You Move to Chicago

Chicago has always been one of America's hottest major cities. With its beautiful views of Lake Michigan and striking architecture throughout the city, it's no surprise that people flock here from all over the world. Chicago is the 3rd most populated metro area in America and is home to numerous fortune 500 companies. While many large companies have offices and outposts within the 312 area code, there are several international giants based right along the Chicago River. If you're buying or selling in the Chicago area, using a multiple listing service like beycome is a great way to get into the market. For those moving to Chicago, these are great companies to start your job hunt. And since Chicago has [...]

By |2019-10-20T16:56:07-05:00October 15th, 2019|Your Local Metro|

The Many Uses for Your Garage During Winter: Kids Playroom, DIY Cave, or Home Gym

Garages are often seen as places for cars or storage, but in fact, there are many other uses for your garage. If you don’t need extra storage space (because you’re using self storage, for example), and if your car has another place to park, you can transform your garage into a big, additional room.  To make your garage into a liveable space, you’ll first need to make it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The main way to do that is through better insulation, as well as adding heating, an overhead fan, and/or air conditioning to the space.  After that, you need to choose what kind of room you want to create in your garage. Then, you [...]

By |2019-10-20T17:45:51-05:00October 6th, 2019|DIY Home & Projects|

Why Franklin, Tennessee Is One of America’s Top Places to Live

Known as America's favorite Main Street, downtown Franklin is a vibrant blend of historic brick buildings and modern amenities. Located only 21-miles from Nashville, it's no wonder people love moving to Franklin, Tennessee. The city draws newcomers and tourists alike because of National media attention for its charm and celebrated history. Whether you are looking to ditch big-city life for the suburbs or moving to Franklin for employment, you're probably asking a lot of questions. What is the cost of living in Franklin? Does Franklin have good schools? What is the weather like? We understand the questions and challenges that come with moving. So here is a guide with some helpful information to get you on your way. A City [...]

By |2019-09-28T12:43:26-05:00September 28th, 2019|Your Local Metro|

Salvaging Household Items After a Tropical Storm

Preparing for a hurricane is no easy feat. Especially if you have multiple family members, beloved pets, or both in your care. Most recently, Tropical Storm Imelda caught everyone by surprise with its speed and ferocity in making landfall putting 6-million at risk for flooding and property damage.  In the rush of any evacuation whether it be fire or flood, ensuring everyone can make it to safety is a priority. It's entirely understandable when valued objects and sadly, even when pets sometimes get left behind. Before salvaging household items, the most important thing to remember is to make your safety a priority when returning after a hurricane to clean and empty out your home. While many things will disappear as [...]

By |2019-09-22T17:17:37-05:00September 22nd, 2019|Storage Tips, Your Local Metro|

How to Manage Your Finances During a Big Move

Moving can be one of the most stressful times in an adult’s life. On top of that, it can also be one of the most financially difficult times. Due to the cost of buying a new home, packing, storage, and moving, you may find that all of these things are quickly adding up and emptying your wallet. There’s no getting around the fact that moving is going to be a costly experience. Therefore, you need to get a head start on managing your finances to prepare for all your expenses during a move. Thankfully, there are lots of great ways to save money and successfully manage your finances before a big move. Plan Ahead A good way to maintain stable [...]

By |2019-10-20T17:07:07-05:00September 15th, 2019|Moving & Traveling|
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