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How San Francisco Moves Vary From Atherton Moves

You might think San Francisco moves and Atherton moves are pretty much the same thing. They can be, but San Francisco moving and Atherton moving can be very different for a few main reasons. Does the median home price affect the cost of moving? Atherton, CA is often called the most expensive zip code in…

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What Is Rosh Hashanah?

You may or may not have heard that Rosh Hashanah, or the start of the Jewish High Holidays, begins Monday night at sundown, but what is Rosh Hashanah and what are the High Holidays? Rosh Hashanah In its simplest definition, Rosh Hashanah, which is translated to “the head of the year,” is the Jewish New…

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How To Stay Healthy When The Air Quality Is Bad

Last year, millions of Bay Area residents thought they had been transported to the set of the “Blade Runner.” Overnight, the smoke from the California wildfires transformed our usual morning haze into something much more eerie, almost apocalyptic. The sky was suddenly orange. This year hasn’t been as bad, yet, but the air quality throughout…

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How To Conserve Water During A Drought

California is currently suffering from one of the worst droughts in the state’s history. Governor Gavin Newsom has asked Californians to help with the drought situation by cutting household water usage by 15 percent. While commercial enterprises do use a lot more water than residential homes, we should all still do our parts because every…

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How To Remove That Ugly Popcorn Ceiling

When we were house hunting, one of my absolute deal breakers was popcorn ceilings. We both love old homes and neither of us were afraid of a little work, but for some reason, those popcorn ceilings reminded me of everything I’ve hated about rentals. Also, I had read that the “popcorn” is likely to be…

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The Five Best Ways To Save Money On Your Move

If you have a move coming up in the near future, you might be looking for ways to save money. Who could blame you? Times seem to be tough for most of us these days. Some are moving away from expensive cities like San Francisco and San Jose to the East Bay or even further…

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Double Drive Time Explained

Over the last few weeks, a few customers have questioned the fact that their moving bill contains a line item called “double drive time.” We can’t blame people for questioning it. The term kind of sounds weird, like you’re paying the movers to drive back home. What most customers don’t know, though, is that double…

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How To Move Exotic Pets

The majority of Americans have pets and the majority of those have either cats or dogs. What about those of us who are a bit more adventurous and opt instead for fish, reptiles, amphibians or even insects? Can exotic pets be moved? Depending on your moving destination, you may be able to move with your…

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How to Make Sure Your Car is Ready for a Long Road Trip

Whether you’re taking a road trip for the holidays or for your move, it’s winter time and the last thing in the world you want is for your car to break down mid-trip. Before heading out, either check these things yourself or take your car to a mechanic for a thorough once-over. Check the battery…

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How To Manage A Long-Distance Relationship

In many ways, there has never been a better time to have a long-distance relationship. While our grandparents had mail and landlines, we have Zoom, FaceTime and relatively inexpensive travel…until now. The COVID pandemic has added new complications to long-distance dating, and it has forced some into long-distance situations. For some, COVID has opened up…

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