Pet-Proof Your Apartment (5 Tips for Keeping Your Security Deposit)


Do you live in an apartment and have pets? If you're interested in keeping your security deposit - and who isn't? - there are a few precautions you should take to keep your apartment in great shape. Here are five tips to help you pet-proof your home so you can keep all your security deposit. Remember, when it’s time to move out of your apartment, your landlord will likely be performing a check to determine if there has been any

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5 Tips for Getting to Know Your Neighbors


Moving into the Dallas-Fort Worth area? Welcome to the neighborhood! We know how hard it can feel to find time and the right approach for getting to know your neighbors. So we've put together a few guidelines for you! Here are five tips to get your neighborhood community socializing and to make friendships that last a lifetime.  Walk Around Your Neighborhood One of the easiest ways to introduce yourselves to your neighbors is by exploring your new neighborhood through walks on a daily or several-times-weekly

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Moving into an Apartment: Dos and Don’ts


Are you taking advantage of the summer months to find a new apartment? Perhaps you're moving to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for a new job, or you're fresh out of college and looking for your first post-university apartment. Whatever your situation, it's important to know what to do when moving into an apartment - along with what not to do - so we’ve put together a list of dos and don’ts that you should consider when making your move. The Dos of Moving into

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Moving to McKinney, Texas?


If you're considering moving to a great location in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, look no farther than McKinney, Texas. This suburban town lies just north of Frisco and offers plenty to get excited about. Take a look at four reasons why McKinney is the place to be: 1. Suburban Life With a Hometown Atmosphere Whether you're looking for a relatively quiet town in order to raise a family or to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, McKinney is

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Best Places to Visit in Dallas-Fort Worth During Spring


Have you been to Dallas-Fort Worth in the spring? If you haven't made the trip yet, let this be your year. The DFW area has something for everyone and a wide variety of activities that you just can't find anywhere else. One of them might even be enough to convince you to set down roots so you can enjoy everything the area has to offer! Walk the Botanic Gardens Dallas Blooms is one of the best spring flower festivals in

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The Best Time to Schedule Your Move


No matter where you are moving from or to, there are many factors that can affect your overall ability to move safely and efficiently - and for the lowest cost. Indeed, in addition to your physical location, there are an array of factors that can affect the overall efficiency of the moving process. Check out our short guide to help you decide what is the best time to schedule your next move. Time of Year Depending on where you live, the time

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Moving to Frisco, Texas?


Considering moving to Frisco, Texas? As it's one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States in recent years, you're in great company. Many people have clearly found great reasons to move to this part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Nevertheless, we understand there are some who are yet unfamiliar with Frisco and may need some convincing. If you've been thinking about moving to Frisco, the following benefits may just help you make up your mind! Attractions Frisco features many man-made

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6 Tips to Protect Your Possessions for a Move


Moving is always stressful -- and things only get worse if you unpack broken items upon your arrival. Fear not, there are a few simple ways to keep your possessions safe, even over long-distance travel. All you need are the right packing materials and to be mindful of each item's fragility. Small Boxes for Small Items It's tempting to fill up big boxes with as much stuff as possible. Opting for smaller packages means there's less potential movement for your

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5 Tips for Moving During the Winter Season


Whether you're moving back to Dallas from a tour abroad or transferring from a nearby town, moving during the winter presents its issues. From the rain to wintry mix to snow, the colder months of winter can make moving more challenging. But moving during the wintertime in Dallas can be stress-free with a little preparation. Use these tips to make your Dallas move manageable during the winter: 1. Dress for the Cold Dallas winters can get frigid, so it's important to

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How to Prepare Your Electronics for Moving


  So you're about to move. Sure, you want your flatware and pillows to make the trip without getting damaged - but it's your computer, gaming consoles, stereo system and other electronics that are critically important. They're expensive, beloved and (in the case of your computer and tablets) probably hold sensitive personal information. Toss your pillows into any old box, but treat electronics with tremendous care before the big move. Photograph Everything Before unplugging anything electronic, snap photos of the

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