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Reliable moving companies in Columbus

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Written by Preferred Living   
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you’ve decided to move into one of Preferred Living’s luxurious housing communities, and we couldn’t be happier!

To help you with your move, we’ve put together a list of the top rated moving companies in the city:

Leaders Moving & Storage Company
Founded in 1994, Leaders is a reliable company for residents looking to move locally or long distances. They even received the Super Service Award from Angie’s List in 2013.
Website: http://www.leadersmoving.com/
Phone: 614-885-6683
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Two Men and a Truck
In addition to helping you move, Two Men and a Truck also offers storage options. So if you’re not sure where to put everything, they can store it until you decide!
Website: https://twomenandatruck.com/movers/oh/columbus
Phone: 614-423-4842
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Hercules Moving, LLC
While they are best known for being a reliable moving company, Hercules also offers assembly and disassembly services. This is perfect for anyone who’s moving quickly and doesn’t have much time to unpack.
Website: http://www.herculesmoversoh.com/
Phone: 614-981-0490
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Saving on living expenses

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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Maintaining your own household can be expensive, but there are several ways you can reduce your spending. Preferred Living has put together some money saving tips to help you manage your finances.

Bundle services

Internet, cable, and phone services can really add up if you have different providers. But bundling these services can save you $20 or more each month. Look for promotions online to see which provider offers the best deals for bundling your services.

Cut out the extras

Do you really need premium cable? How about that extra gigabit of service you never use on your phone plan? Examine your bills and determine which services are necessary and which ones you can live without.

Save on your grocery bill

Eating at home is almost always cheaper than going out, and grocery stores always have sales and coupons to help you save more. Many retailers even have online coupons, so you can download and save instantly when you shop.

Find the best deals on insurance

Insurance is a costly necessity. Make sure you shop around and find the best rate for your situation. Ask your current provider if you qualify for discounts, including ones for being a good driver, a student, or for having multiple policies with the same company.

Seek cheap entertainment

Having fun doesn’t have to be expensive. For example, many of Preferred Living’s communities have free amenities such as pools, complimentary DVDs and workout facilities for its residents. Columbus also hosts a number of free events, so be on the lookout when you’re browsing the internet or on social media.

 

Race for a Cure

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Members of the Preferred Living team took part in the 25th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure in downtown Columbus on Saturday, May 20. This is the largest Race of a Cure in the country and more than 25,000 people participated in the event this year.

In all, the event raised $1.5 million and counting for breast cancer research.

The 5K walk/run started at the corner of N. Front Street and Elm Street. They then made their way through downtown, going through the North Market, North Bank Park, Bicentennial Riverfront Park and other sections of town before ending next to Columbus Commons.

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Apartment

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

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Spring is here, and that means summer vacations, trips and other outdoor activities are just around the corner. But before you head out the door to enjoy summer, make sure you take the time to give your apartment the spring cleaning it deserves.

Here are some spring cleaning tips from the Preferred Living team to help you organize and clean your apartment from floor to ceiling.

Go through your closet

Pack away your winter clothes and bring out your spring wardrobe. This is a great opportunity to go through your clothes and get rid of anything you don’t wear anymore. This will free up some closet space and let you know if you need additional items to complete your wardrobe.

Wash your windows

Wash your windows on a cloudy day since windows tend to dry quicker and streak on sunny days because of the extra heat. If you’re trying to go green, make your own window cleaner by mixing equal part water and vinegar.

Dusting

Dust anything and everything, especially items you usually ignore. To make dusting easier, buy entrance mats, close your windows and double-check weather stripping on your doors and windows to prevent dust from getting in. Changing air filters every 1-3 months also helps keep down on dust.

Shampoo your carpets

If you’re amazed at how much dust your vacuum picks up, you’ll be more surprised at how much dirt you’ll pick up when you shampoo your carpet. Buy spot cleaner if you have stains on your carpet, or make your own by combining ¼ cup salt, ¼ cup borax and ¼ cup vinegar and make a paste. Apply the paste to your stain and let it sit for several hours before vacuuming up the dry remains.

Go through your paperwork

A great way to eliminate paperwork from piling up is to file everything online and on your computer. If you still like to have a paper copy of everything, use folders and desktop organizers to keep everything neat and easy to find. Another great tip is to put everything in alphabetical order.

Clean your medicine cabinet at makeup case

An easy place to start is to get rid of anything that is expired. If you have had a product for a while and are unsure if it is expired, be on the safe side a dispose of it. If you have expired medication, make sure you dispose of it properly by taking it to a designated drop-off spot.

 

 

Check out these great events happen in Columbus during May

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Monday, May 01, 2017

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At Preferred Living, we know you like to stay busy and have fun. That’s probably why you have decided to live in Columbus, a city that features top-notch events all year long.

Here is a list of just some of the events taking place in Columbus during the first two weeks of May.

Breaking Benjamin Concert

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Express LIVE!
405 Neil Ave.
Cost: $39.50
Description: Some of the original members have changed, but this is a group that can still produce some great music. Head over to Express LIVE on May 2 and see for yourself!

Keyholder 2017

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Ohio Theater
39 E. State St.
Cost: $50
Description: Tennis great Billie Jean King will be the keynote speaker at the Keyholder 2017 event. She will talk about Title IX, equal pay for the sexes and gender equality.

Village Derby Day

Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Grange Insurance Audubon Center
505 West Whittier St.
Cost: $60
Description: Get dressed-up (don’t forget your derby hats!) and enjoy a day of horse racing at the Village Derby Day Party. You will enjoy complimentary mint juleps, appetizers, live music and more! You don’t miss out on this great day of fun!

Walk MS

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 7 a.m.
Location: Columbus Zoo
4850 W. Powell Rd.
Description: Help raise funds to find a cure for multiple sclerosis by taking part in Walk MS. This walk is an opportunity to get together with friends, family and co-workers and support a great cause.

To see what else is happening in Columbus and the surrounding areas this month, click here. We’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy!

 
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