• Home and housing

    Moving Day Checklist

    Here are a few things you can do in preparation to make the day you move as easy as possible. If your budget allows, working with a well reviewed moving company is the easiest route. Door stoppers, and protective tools, like plastic wrap, bubble wrap and furniture pads can make moving day a lot easier and protect your furniture, both your old and new homes and your stuff. In the case that the movers don’t bring their own materials, having these on hand will offer peace of mind and make moving day easier. Keep a few extra boxes on hand, for the last minute items you either forgot or will…

  • Home and housing

    Why General Liability Insurance Is Important

    General liability insurance is an insurance that businesses need in order to protect property damage and worker injuries from costing the business a small fortune. That is the basic idea of it. To get more technical, this type of insurance is also referred to as Commercial General Business Liability. Not only does it protect a businesses assets, but it helps cover things like medical costs when a person is hurt on the property. It also covers legal defense costs, due to injuries or property damage. It protects renters, as well, when there is a property fire or other issues. This coverage can also protect the holder against copyright infringement, slander,…

  • DIY & Improvements,  Home and housing

    Big Construction Firms Protecting Their Turf

    There’s no question that in the construction business, it really feels like “when it rains, it pours.” This is an industry that has seen the meanest kind of droughts, gang-buster spurts and the leanest profit margins. At the same time, though, when the industry turns around, as it started to do in 2014, it can suddenly seem like the industry is nothing but sunshine and daisies. According to Sageworks (a financial firm), sales for privately held construction companies grew at an average rate of 17% in 2014, making it the second fastest growing industry, behind real estate brokers and agents, an industry that grew 23%. It was followed by four other construction-oriented businesses:…

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    A Homeowner’s Guide to Subterranean Termites

    Subterranean termites are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. A subterranean termite infestation can severely compromise the structure and the safety of your home. Subterranean termites are the most destructive and commonly found wood pests in the United States. If your home is infested with this type of pest, consult with a pest control service to learn more about the termite treatment process.   Habitat and Behavior   Subterranean termites live in colonies underground and travel through mud tunnels to forage for food and water. Some colonies live above ground in moist and secluded areas. Their primary source of food is wood, although they will eat anything that contains cellulose. Subterranean termite…

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    Tips For Packing Collectibles

    Whether you’re moving or packing your collectibles for shipping, you must take extra special care in order to minimize any chance of damage to your precious collectible. Here are some tips for making the process easier. Glass Glass collectibles like shot glasses, collectible glassware, pressed glass or cut glass are one of the most difficult types of items to transport. Since many glass items have elements that use thin glass or decoration, they can be challenging to keep safe while being handled. When packing vases or any item that has space inside, it is critical to stuff the interior with something to minimize the shock from any movement. You can…