What not to miss in the final walk-through of your new home

It’s an exciting moment, walking into your brand-new home after it’s finally completed. But don’t let the excitement distract you from the importance of this final walk-through with the builder a few days before closing on a home. This is your chance to inspect the home, learn about the mechanics and systems, and note any […]

Here are the top 10 things to purge before a PCS

This post is sponsored by The Breastfeeding Shop. Before our first PCS move, I did everything wrong. I had recently discovered the local yard sale/resale page, and as a thrifty cheapskate, I was completely hooked. There were so many great deals on everything we needed as newlyweds moving into an empty house. But I was […]

5 tips to make a short term space feel like home

When the military is in control of your destination, you tend to find yourself in a variety of new and different locations. And accompanying those new and different locations are the new, different, and often inconvenient living situations. Can any military spouses out there give me an “amen?” Maybe you’re the type with an insatiable […]

Understand and negotiate your lease before signing

I’m a landlord, and I’ve often been a tenant.  As a result, I often hear from both landlords and tenants about some way that they are unhappy with their landlord-tenant relationships.  No matter which side of the equation you are on, that’s no fun.  Tenants shouldn’t have to live in poor conditions or feel like […]