Entries by Alison Petrash

4 Tips for Moving with Cats and Dogs

Pets seem to realize something is going on once we start packing. They may already be aware that change is afoot. Use these tips to keep your cat or dog calm during a long-distance move and help them adjust to their new environment. 1. Do your research and make a plan. Does your new neighborhood […]

9 Safe Family Fall Activities in Cleveland

If you’re concerned about keeping your family safe this fall, here are 10 low-risk, outdoor fall fun activities in Cleveland that you can enjoy while social distancing. Just be sure to adhere to safety guidelines and bring your hand sanitizer for the more hands-on activities. 1. Pumpkin Festival Enjoy the corn maze, all-you-can-carry pumpkins, and […]

Where to Drop Off Donations in Cleveland

If you’re one of many people across the United States who just discovered the Marie Kondo method, you probably have a lot of extra clothing and household objects on your hands. You can give your gently used belongings a new life by donating them to someone in need. Here’s where to drop off donations in […]

Use the Marie Kondo Method to Declutter Before Moving

Have you read The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, or learned about the KonMari method by watching the Tidying Up With Marie Kondo Netflix series? Even if you haven’t experienced the magic yourself, your friends and relatives have probably been sharing pictures left and right of their perfectly folded clothes standing vertically […]

Getting Around Cleveland

Cleveland is a compact city that’s relatively easy to navigate. The most popular modes of transportation for getting around Cleveland are on foot and via rail, trolley, and BRT. Whether you’re moving to Cleveland or just visiting, you can use this Cleveland transportation guide to learn how to navigate the city. Getting Around Cleveland On […]

How to Store Toys Long-Term

Whether you’re storing seasonal toys like pool noodles and beach balls, special and delicate toys like childhood stuffed animals and vintage figurines, or potentially valuable collectibles like dolls and action figures, storing toys long-term sometimes takes some extra planning and care. These toy storage tips will ensure that they last for generations. Storing Pool Inflatables […]

Benefits of Climate-Controlled Storage

When it comes to storing your valued belongings, basic self-storage sometimes isn’t enough to guarantee that your more sensitive items will be protected from the elements. Read about the benefits of climate-controlled storage below before you make your decision about whether to upgrade or keep it simple. Storage in Pittsburgh With average temperatures as low […]

Best Cleveland Haunted Houses

It’s nearly October, and Cleveland is about to get spooky! Check out our list of the best haunted houses in Cleveland. We’ve included a couple of family-friendly haunted houses where kids are welcome and some that are a little too scary for kids but perfectly fun for older teens and adults. Family-Friendly Haunted Houses in […]

Things You Should Do in Cleveland This Fall

Between Cleveland’s beautiful autumn leaves, its cool October climate, and its rich history and abundance of spooky attractions, it’s practically the perfect city for celebrating the fall season. Follow this list of things you should do in Cleveland this fall to enjoy this time of year to the maximum. Spend the Night at the Renaissance […]