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The Moving Survival Guide: Moving Day Tips

Even if you’re on top of packing, transferring utilities, and changing your address, moving is a daunting ordeal. We’ve put together a complete Moving Survival Guide (with help from our moving-savvy Taskers) to keep you from getting your couch stuck in the doorway and make sure you get your security deposit back. In part 3, read on for tips to make moving day go as smoothly as possible.

The Moving Survival Guide: Cleaning & Repairs

Even if you’re on top of packing, transferring utilities, and setting up wifi, moving is a daunting ordeal. We’ve put together a complete Moving Survival Guide (with help from our moving-savvy Taskers) to keep you from getting your couch stuck in the doorway and make sure you get your security deposit back. In part 2, we tackle cleaning and repairs. Read on for tips for leaving your home or rental in pristine condition before your move.

The Moving Survival Guide: Packing

As moving season gets into full swing, we’ve put together a complete Moving Survival Guide (with help from our moving-savvy Taskers) to keep you from drowning in boxes or getting your couch stuck in the doorway. First up, perhaps the most dreaded part: packing. Read on for tips to stay organized and sane before the big move.

The Essential Checklist for Furnishing Your First Apartment

The ink is dry on your diploma and the graduation confetti has been cleaned up. Next stop: the real world! The novelty of setting up your first place can wear off fast once you find yourself trying to open a can without a can opener or surrounded by a half-assembled bed way past your bedtime. With the help of our Taskers, we’ve compiled some essential tips and a checklist for furnishing your first apartment.

Your Summer Grilling Checklist

We all know summer doesn’t really start until you fire up the grill. But nothing dampens the summer party mood more than a grill that won’t light or smokes too much. Luckily, with a little planning (and some help from our Taskers), you can get ahead of grill trouble while your BBQ marinates. Here’s a checklist to start your summer grilling firing on all cylinders. Dust it off, light it up, and delight your guests with one of our tried-and-true recipes below. Check for signs of rust, wear, and debris. Make sure all knobs and screws are tightened. Gas grills: Inspect the hoses, burners, and gas tubes. To test for leaks, brush soapy water along the fuel line. If you turn on the gas and see bubbles, it’s time to replace or tighten the line. Remove and scrub the grates with a wire brush and hot water. For a deeper clean, soak them overnight in a 2:1 ratio of vinegar to baking soda. Gas grills: Clear debris from the burner tubes and make sure the …