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Business Tax Update for 2013

  After the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA)     Congratulations on surviving the end of the “Mayan Calendar” and the United States “Fiscal Cliff”.  This article will focus on some domestic business tax issues resulting from recent legislation that may affect your moving company and/or other local businesses. Business Tax Provisions   […]

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Storage Directory Coming Soon

Hi Everyone, We wanted to give our regular viewers an update on our site.  We apologize for any problems we have had on the site with being able to use certain functions.  We are currently working on a complete storage directory that will have every listing in the U.S.A available.  There will be a function for all members […]

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Having a Successful Garage Sale

  Moving into a new home can be great motivation for hosting a garage sale and turning unused items into some extra cash.  If you have a lot of items to dispose of, you might want to have an estate sale.  Having a garage sale is a lot of work, but here are some helpful […]

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Buying a Foreclosed Home

When a homeowner defaults on their mortgage, the lender has the right to take over possession of the property-which is called foreclosure.  The lender/mortgage company will then turn around and sell this property to get back as much money of the remaining loan as possible.  Some things to consider before buying a foreclosed home is […]

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Repair or Replace Your Moving Truck

Given the difficult economic times, many movers (and other trucking companies) are keeping their vehicles longer.  When a movers’ fleet gets old the choice becomes purchase new, purchase used or repair.  There are pro’s and con’s to each depending on the movers’ financial stability, credit worthiness, and downtime tolerance.  We’ll take a look at each. […]

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Finding a Mover From the Internet

Internet Moving referral lead sources can be useful but whether it’s a “find a mover” website or “rate a mover” referral type website that grades vendors there are some things to keep in mind.  We’ll separate by the 2 main types and review. Find a Mover Website Most moving referral websites or “find a mover” websites […]

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Storing Medicine Properly

The best place to store your medicine is in a cool dry place, out of a child’s reach.  A safety box or locked cabinet is generally a good idea.  Many people tend to store their medicine the bathroom, which is probably one of the worst places you can store medicine, especially when it comes to tablets and … [Read More...]

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Common Packing Mistakes

Common Packing Mistakes The following is a list of common packing mistakes that can be problematic and costly.  Some of these are common sense related, but others aren’t as obvious.  In any case, they are all avoidable and easily fixable.  Make sure that you avoid these errors when packing your moving boxes.         Packing your boxes […]

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Tips for Decorating Your Home with Plants

A simple way to add life to your home’s décor is by adding plants.  You can use them as the center of attention or as an accent piece off to the side on a table, or near an end table, pedestal, window, etc, to add some vibrance to the room you are decorating.  Decorating with plants […]

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New IRS Regulations Regarding Repairs to Tangible Property

In late 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued long awaited, comprehensive regulations (The 2011 Regs) on the treatment of payments to “acquire, produce, or improve” tangible property.  The essential question addressed is whether taxpayers such as moving companies, can deduct these payments up front as repairs under IRS Code Section 162(a), or if they […]

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Things You Should Not Say to a Moving Company

  When getting a quote from a moving company, there are some questions and/or comments you should probably avoid.  This doesn’t mean you have to tip toe around them and accept any quote you get, it means to exercise caution when interacting with your potential movers and understand how certain questions and/or comments are taken.  […]

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Paying bills when you live with roommates

  When you live with other people, you will want to have a plan that will make paying your bills effortless, tod help avoid late fees, cancellation of services, or other conflicts that could potentially arise. Each Person or Roommate is assigned to a bill.  Put this in writing and split up who will have […]