Happy Thanksgiving!



As We Gather Together to Celebrate Thanksgiving, Keeping Your Home and Loved Ones Safe Is Even More Important Than Usual

Below you’ll find tips to keep your gatherings safe during this holiday season. We also wanted to share some helpful advice that our own President, Holly Murry, provided Real Simple Magazine to help readers clean rust and mold off their belongings.

Happy Thanksgiving from the FRSTeam family!


Making a Difference to a Family in Baltimore

Thank you to the staff and management of FRSTeam by Cappys in Baltimore. You helped a family whose life turned upside down the day their home was caught by a fire that started on a neighbor’s deck.

Your compassion, caring and competence helped a family get their belongings and irreplaceable heirlooms back. You also had the commitment and follow through to help them make it through their most difficult days.

We’d like to share a letter this family sent in appreciation, slightly edited for space and to protect their privacy.

We want to thank the entire Team at Cappys for everything that you did in an attempt to salvage linens, textiles, clothing, and electronic equipment etc. from our home.

From the very first telephone call, to the staff that came twice to attempt to recover items for cleaning and restoration, to the return of clothing, blankets, bedding, linens, and table cloth items on the day we were finally able to move back into our completely rebuilt home, we extend our deepest thank you and appreciation for your care of us, and of our belongings.

Every interaction by phone call, or in person, was always so pleasant.

I was always a bit of an emotional mess regarding so many of our personal items. Many items, like those that are in the homes of most families, were keepsakes…and irreplaceable.

Thank you for doing what you did to return to me the American flag (in its display case no less) given to my mother after having draped my father’s casket before his burial at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. Thank you for the careful and gentle cleaning and return of several handmade throw blankets and Afghans. Along with these special heirlooms, you even recovered our coffee maker!

Thank you for being a part of our journey. We will never forget your compassion and thoughtfulness, and for your care of our “stuff!”

– With much appreciation.


FRSTeam Contributed to Real Simple Magazine Articles

We’re famous for getting your belongings back in tip top shape. So it’s no surprise that Real Simple asked Holly Murry, FRSTeam, Inc. President, to help teach their readers how to remove rust from metals and how to remove grease stains from clothing.

Enjoy the articles – not to mention the bright, shiny results!


Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely: Tips to Protect Your Home from Fire and Smoke

Keep your Thanksgiving celebration safe. By following these simple tips, you can enjoy a Thanksgiving celebration filled with joy and gratitude while keeping your home protected from the risk of fire and smoke damage.

  1. Avoid Overloading Electrical Outlets
    Prevent electrical fires by avoiding the temptation to plug too many appliances into a single outlet. Spread out your appliances, using different outlets where possible, and refrain from using extension cords to prevent overheating and potential fire hazards.
  2. Keep an Eye on the Stove and Oven
    With multiple dishes cooking simultaneously, it’s essential to never leave the stove or oven unattended. Accidents can happen quickly, so keep a close eye on your cooking and remember to use timers to remind you when dishes are ready.
  3. Use Candles Safely
    Candles can create a warm and cozy ambiance, but they also pose a fire hazard. Place candles on sturdy, heat-resistant surfaces, away from flammable materials, and never leave them unattended. Consider using flameless candles as a safer alternative.
  4. Keep Flammable Items Away from Heat Sources
    Ensure the safety of your home and guests by keeping flammable objects such as kitchen towels, pot holders, and curtains away from heat sources like stovetops and open flames. A small precaution can go a long way in preventing potential accidents.
  5. Test Smoke Alarms and Fire Extinguishers
    Before your guests arrive, perform a quick check of your smoke alarms to ensure they’re in good working condition. Additionally, keep a working fire extinguisher nearby, especially in the kitchen, and familiarize yourself with how to use it effectively to extinguish small fires if needed.

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