• What to Do After A Move

  • Moving With Your Pet

  • How to Do a Cross Country Move Last Minute

Instrumental to Upcycle

FlatRate gives you more out of your move and we try to make your move mean more. We partnered with the Salvation Army and created the UPCYCLE program initiative.  With every move we do we provide 2 UPCYCLE boxes to be filled with donatable goods and transported to the Salvation Army at no additional cost […]

What to Do After A Move

Whether you have been planning your move for two weeks or two months, you will experience a big sigh of relief once the movers leave, and you are unpacked. However, before you get too cozy on the sofa, there are a few chores you should take care of right away before you either forget or […]

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

If you are moving and buying a home the last thing that you want to do is make a lot of mistakes that could have been avoided with a little helpful guidance. Everyone tells you things that you should be doing during the buying process, but few think to tell you of common mistakes that you […]

Tips for Bug Proofing Your Home

If the house that you are moving into has been sitting empty for a while there could be a lot of insects lingering inside that have made themselves a nice home. You do not necessarily need to go on a killing spree, just make the home less desirable, and they will generally leave on their […]

How to Refinish Your Tub

You have done everything right for your move this time around. You took your time to find a house you love in the perfect neighborhood. You compared moving quotes and read moving reviews, and you even had a good purge while packing. The only problem is that every time you go in the bathroom you […]

Cleaning Your Gutters Like a Pro

It does not matter if you are buying a house or moving into a rental, there will likely be a list of maintenance work that needs to be taken care of promptly. Cleaning your gutters will probably fall somewhere at the top of this list. The only exception is if you happen to be moving into […]

Moving With Your Pet

Moving is a big change for us people, and even bigger one for our pets.  Most animals are naturally territorial and aren’t big fans of change.  We have the opportunity to anticipate an upcoming move and prepare accordingly for it but a move is a sudden and disruptive occurrence in the life of an animal.  […]

How to Do a Cross Country Move Last Minute

You are called into your boss’ office, and you can’t help but think you must be in trouble for something. You were late yesterday, but you are positive no one saw you sneak in, and you stayed later to make up for it. As you are sitting there planning your thoughtful defense, you are told […]

5 Helpful Tips on Rental Trucks

Hiring movers is always going to make the moving process a lot easier both mentally and physically. However, if you simply can’t squeeze the expense of movers into your budget or if you are dying for an extreme workout for the day then truck rentals are your next best option. You definitely do not want […]

Checklist for Moving Into a Condo

Many people think a condo is just a more expensive version of an apartment. This is actually not true. Living in a condo gives you the perks that come along with home ownership without the lawn maintenance and other upkeep responsibilities. Of course, like houses, there are condo rentals available, and you generally get to […]

6 O.C.D. Tips for Moving into Your New Home

MOVING CAN BE EXHAUSTING, stressful, challenging, and even take a toll on your health. What we forget is that a move stands for a new beginning, a rebirth and growth on so many levels of our lives. Sometimes we move because we lose our job or we move because we gain a promotion. A move […]