Suburbs

4 Affordable Washington, D.C. Suburbs for Families

(Editor’s Note – Today we are joined by Christen Tien from Zillow) Raising a family in U.S. cities is often more expensive than raising one in the suburbs. Substantially higher costs of living are due in part to more expensive real estate. Housing in Washington, D.C. is no exception. A four member family in D.C. can expect to pay an extra $12,832 annually on mortgage payments, property taxes and day care, compared to a family residing in nearby suburbs. Save Cash in the Suburbs Parents in D.C. suburbs save an average of $6,709 on their mortgages and property taxes. Plus, suburban […]

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Home Entertainment Setup

Building the Best Home Entertainment Setup: 5 Myths Busted

  (Editor’s Note – Today we are joined by Jack Frey. Jack is a freelance writer based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. He loves all things tech, entertainment, and the arts.) Creative media setups can elevate a plain living room to a home entertainment oasis. But don’t let the latest pricey electronics or large, plush home cinema rooms cloud your idea of what makes a great entertainment space—small rooms can be just as great for gaming and viewing arrangements. By getting innovative with your space, your electronics, and your décor, you can transform any room into an exciting media […]

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Summer

If It’s Summer, It Must be Time to Move

As you may know, summertime is when many folks choose to move.  And with Memorial Day upon us, today we’ll provide you with some of our best advice. Moving is one of the most stressful things that people do, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  There are steps you can take to choose the right mover, ensuring that your experience will be positive. You should also do your homework: check out your potential mover through their website, through various social media sites, through the Better Business Bureau, through impartial sites that rate movers or, even better, through referrals from friends, […]

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The Mark of a Good Man

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity.   – Lucius Annaeus Seneca, ancient Roman philosopher With heavy hearts, we mourn the loss of our colleague and friend, Ted Isaacson, Vice President and General Manager of our Commercial Moving Division, who passed away recently. It is a unique experience to lose a coworker, as many of us spend as much time with our colleagues as we do our immediate families. Ted joined JK Moving Services in January 2011 to lead and grow our Commercial Services Division. Being a respected industry veteran, we were […]

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Announcement: Winter Storm Pax and JK Moving Services’ Status

The current weather is building to be quite the snowstorm in our area. All members of the JK family have checked in and everyone is doing fine. As a result of the weather, our crews were not dispatched today. We realize this storm is going to continue throughout the day and we want to make sure our crews are safe, as well as your belongings. This has led to a change in plans and services we can safely offer. What do you need to know? JK is rescheduling residential moves planned for Friday (2/14). Your coordinator will contact you to […]

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4 Tips to Find the Right Office Space

(Editor’s Note: Today, we’re joined by TheSquareFoot with tips on how to conduct a successful office space search.) Looking for office space can often be as tricky as looking for a place to live. If you go into the process without the proper tools and expectations, it can quickly become a frustrating and time intensive experience.  Here are four tips to make it more enjoyable and efficient: Make a list of must-haves – Know beforehand what your necessities are versus what amenities are more of a luxury and not essential. Some spaces will have kitchens; others will have a conference room and […]

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