What To Ask Before You Move Into A New Apartment

Once you decide it’s time to move into a new apartment you’ll probably start thinking about where you want to live. Once you’ve made a decision here it’s time to meet with landlords and look at their properties. You may even be ready to sign a new lease. But not so fast! Before moving into a new apartment there are some things that you should ask your new landlord before signing the lease. When can a handyman enter your apartment? This should be the number one question in your mind when moving into a new apartment because the last thing you want is to have some unexpected guests. While you don’t own the property this doesn’t mean that the landlord or even a handyman should enter it unannounced. Typically a landlord or handyman will notify you when they need access to your apartment to conduct repairs or maintenance work. When you’re notified of this you should ask them on what day and at what time they’ll be there. How’s the […] Continue reading

Deciding Whether To Rent Or Buy In A New City

When you’re moving to a new city, the decision between renting and buying can be a difficult one. While there are no right answers when it comes to making that decision, there are a few things to take into consideration when you’re deciding what to choose. Especially when you’re moving to a completely new city, there are a few extra considerations to think about. In this article, we’ll go over some of the key things to think about when you’re moving to a new city and need to think about renting vs buying. Your Time Frame Not all moves are long term, so it’s important to think about how long you’re committing to staying in the same place. As a general rule, buying won’t start to pay off until you’ve been in the home for at least three years. If you are planning on staying in your new city for at least three to five years, then buying might be the right choice. However, there are other factors to consider […] Continue reading

What To Do A Week Before You Move

Moving is a stressful time, and prepping for the big day can take longer do you think to prepare for. So, what do you do when your moving date is down to a week away? Hopefully, you’ve already done most of your packing and prepping, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some loose ends that need tying up. In this article, we’ll go over the final steps of preparing for a move, so keep reading to find out how to spend your last week before your big move. Turn off the Appliances One commonly forgotten aspect of moving is the appliances and how they need to be packed. If you moving your freezer, it will need to be unplugged early to fully defrost. If it isn’t fully defrosted, you risk it leaking during the move and damaging your other belongings. You’ll need to do the same with your fridge if you’re moving it. For washers and dryers, you may need a professional to disconnect the gas line, or you may […] Continue reading

Where To Start Unpacking After Your Move

After the moving company finishes you have to unpack but do you even know where to start? This task can feel just as overwhelming as packing itself. After all, your life is inside a bunch of boxes and bags inside of your new home. Moving isn’t any different than any other large task. You must break it down into manageable tasks. By unpacking just one room at a time the task will seem much more manageable. This is because you’re focused on just one room instead of thinking about unpacking your entire home. When you only unpack one room at a time you’ll also considerably speed the process up for yourself since you won’t be running around from one room to another. Instead, you’ll stay in the same room until you’ve managed to fully unpack it before you move on to the next room So, now that you know the best way to unpack your home once the moving company leaves, you’ll also want to know what order to work […] Continue reading

Things People Forget To Pack On The Moving Day

If you fail to perform a significant task or forget to pack an important item on a moving day it can be extremely frustrating. At the time of preparation and especially on the day of moving we are constantly reminded that we are human and are born with fallible memory. We are not robots armed with a CPU that does not forget anything, ever. But despite all the stress and chaos caused during the house moving process, it is significant that you keep organized and ensure that you do not forget to pack all the utilities you will need in the new house. Here are the common items people forget while packing for a move. 1. Essential documents: Never forget to pack the important documents that you are going to need immediately after moving. Have a binder with places inside it that pack all the necessary documents in the house such as personal documents, house documents, school records, and medical documents, employment-related documents, car documents, finance-related documents, other such critical […] Continue reading

How To Cope With Moving Stress

Anyone who’s been through a move can tell you that it is one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. Not for no reason either, after all, it means uprooting your life, deciding what to keep, leaving friends, family, and community. It’s no surprise that moving is listed as one of the least favorite times for most people. However, just because moving can be a stressful time doesn’t mean it has to be. In this article, we’ll be going over a few of the ways to turn your moving experience into a positive one. Keep reading to find out how! Staying positive It’s a simple fact of life that you find what you’re looking for in an experience. If you are expecting moving to be a bad experience, it probably will be. Similarly, if you’re expecting it to go well, you’ll be more likely to hang on to the good parts. It’s important to keep the right mindset when you’re moving. It can be a time to […] Continue reading

Planning A Successful Garage Sell Before Moving

It is an established truth about moving that it is a perfect opportunity to remove things that you do not need anymore. Although you can easily recycle, trash, and donate these items, having a pre-move garage sell is an excellent way of getting rid of things and make some extra cash to cover for the moving expenses. There are more advantages associated with the garage sale before the move than making some additional cash. You will spend a lot less time packing and unpacking the items that are of no use anymore. If you are emotionally attached to some of the items it will feel better if those items are going to a new owner than getting away from your sight. Here are some tips for a successful garage sale. 1. Decide the date and time: Always be smart about the date and time you select. The weekend day will be more suitable, preferably a Saturday. The ideal time for holding a garage sale is spring as the weather is […] Continue reading

Managing Moving Stress

The overall moving process can turn out to be stressful due to many reasons. Moving is a procedure involving mixed emotions. In some ways, it is the beginning of a new adventure as you are taking initial steps towards moving to a new location and meeting new people. But there are many changes involved in moving. Moving stress occurs as a result of these emotions. If the stress crosses certain limits it will have a detrimental effect on your mental and physical health. Here are some concrete steps for alleviating moving stress. 1. Have the right attitude: Additional stress can result in a person becoming pessimistic and lose focus on the tasks at hand. You can get bogged down and have more stress. Try to have a can-do attitude through the difficult portions involved in moving. Concentrate on the positive aspects of moving such as meeting new people and exploring the new location. Even focusing on a single good thing such as proximity to a new restaurant can help you […] Continue reading

Moving Plants To A New Home

It is difficult enough to make a large move with having to pack living things such as pets and plants. The stress involved in moving gets even more difficult to handle as you are left wondering about how to keep the pets happy through the whole journey to the new home. However, you have to think about the well-being of herbal friends as well. Let’s check out a few strategies for moving plants to ensure that your plants survive the long trip to the new home and stay happy along the way. Prepare the plants: A few days ahead of the move remove all the dead leaves from the plants and their branches. Provide a good prune to them. A week before the move get rid of pests, dust, and weed. Re-pot the plants in plastic: To make sure that moving plants is easy on your back take them to heavy pots and planters and provide them new homes in lightweight pots made from plastic just a few weeks before […] Continue reading

Safe Piano Moving! Some Essential Tips!

Piano moving is certainly not for the timorous and the people that have done it will vouch for it. It is a tough task and needs a lot of groundwork and manpower. Piano moving is a strenuous process and as a result, has carved out a niche in the moving industry. These days you can find several companies around the country dedicated to piano moving. Most pianos weigh up between three hundred to one thousand pounds and the use of professional movers is recommended for the job. But hiring the professionals is not on your budget many times. You can move the piano with help from friends in such cases. Find the right moving supplies and material: Firstly, you need to ensure that you have all the requisite supplies and material to safely moving the piano. In the case of both upright and the grand pianos, you will need a lot of moving blankets for protection. The last thing you need is scratches on the valuable musical instrument. You can […] Continue reading