Tuesday August 11, 2015
Have you ever walked through a nice furniture showroom? The professionals who market furnishings and decor understand buyer psychology. They know that selling their wares depends on getting the buyer to see a room setting as their own. Lighting, arrangement, accessories—they’re all designed to press your hot buttons. It’s called “staging” and the same principles apply when you sell your house. You should do this before you put your house on the market.
Thursday July 16, 2015
As Ernie’s Van and Storage notches its 80th trip around the calendar, it’s a good time to reflect on how it all started. As with every business, you can trace the beginning to one individual’s hopes for a better future.
Monday June 8, 2015
You remember Murphy, the guy who famously postulated: “If something can go wrong, it will.” I’m not quite as fatalistic, but there’s an undeniable grain of truth in Murphy’s words. So, with a nod to Irish wisdom, here are ten moving predicaments that occur with greater frequency than Uncle Pat downs a pint of stout.
Tuesday May 12, 2015
Getting organized seems to be easier for some folks than it is for others. (Sometimes I have difficulty just remembering where I laid my car keys.) So, I have created a checklist—something to help those of us who are organizationally challenged stay on track in the days before the move. I call it... (drum roll, please)...
Friday April 24, 2015
Storage in Transit is like having an ace in the hole. It’s here if you need to play it. The concept is simple: we keep your things in our warehouse, safe from loss or damage, until you’re ready to receive them. We don’t unpack the cartons; we put them in secure containers. We wrap upholstered furniture, like sofas and overstuffed chairs, in plastic stretch wrap and place them on racks. It’s all very clean and orderly.