According to Mayflower, a major moving company, approximately 1.6 million Americans will hire movers this year. Unfortunately, nearly 3,000 of those consumers will be scammed by internet-based companies that offer low initial estimates, but then hold a victim’s possessions hostage until they receive thousands of dollars in additional payments. “Consumers are often tempted to go with the cheapest mover instead of with a reputable company that offers the best service for a fair price,” said Melissa Sullivan, marketing communications manager, Mayflower Transit. “Just because someone has a website doesn’t mean they are a legitimate mover.”Things [...]
With the holidays right around the corner, you’re probably starting to scramble to find gifts for everyone on your list. If anyone on that list has recently purchased a new home, your job just got a lot easier. New homeowners — especially if they’re first-time homeowners — need a whole new set of stuff. Read on to find fun items to help spruce up your friend’s new abode.Kitchen Wares
Cheese boards, cocktail shakers, serving bowls — they may not sound super glamorous, but with the right eye, you can find cute pieces for a new homeowner’s kitchen. They might actually get excited about slicing up some cheese for a holiday bash. More importantly, these [...]
You come in after a long day of stringing Christmas lights, kick off your boots, and warm your toes in by the dancing fireplace. You curl up in front of the flames on a cold, blistery evening and read a good book. You warm your hands in front of the fire after a snowball fight.
A fireplace is the perfect addition to any winter, but for some homeowners, installing a wood- or gas-burning fireplace is too expensive and invasive. Luckily, electric fireplaces allow you to enjoy all the warmth and comfort of a regular fireplace, with none of the installation costs, maintenance, or hassle. Here’s what you need to know before you invest in an electric fireplace.A Different Type [...]