How To Move With Pets

With how stressful moving is for you, just imagine how stressful it is for your pets. They often get stressed out when there’s unexpected activity in their homes or when they’re introduced to a new environment. This is why moving with pets isn’t an easy task but some tips can help everyone who’s involved. Prepare an Overnight bag for Your Pets It’s important to make sure that you have everything you’ll need for your pets all in one place. When moving with pets you should be prepared to not be able to find anything you’ll need for them for at least the first night when you’re in your new home. This means having enough food, litter, toys, and grooming tools. Your goal here is to make sure that your pet will be comfortable for the first few days while you’re busy unpacking in your new home. Talk to Your vet Before Moving with Pets It’s important to talk to your vet before you move with your pets. This is especially […] Continue reading

Top Tips For Moving In The Winter

Thinking about braving the cold for a winter move? There are a few things you should think about when making your moving plan. Moving during the winter may seem crazy on the surface, but done right, it can prove to be the ideal time to move. Keep reading to find out the most important factors when it comes to making a winter move. The Advantages of Winter Moving There are a few reasons that moving during the winter months can be to your advantage. The first advantage comes down to scheduling. During the peak moving season in the summer, it can be difficult to schedule a moving company because most of them are dealing with so many jobs. In the winter, however, you’re much more likely to be able to fit moving into your schedule instead of having to schedule your life around it. Similarly, moving in the offseason can be much cheaper than doing so during the busiest times of the year. How to Move in the Winter With […] Continue reading

How To Quickly Pack Your Kitchen

It can be challenging to pack your kitchen when you’re moving. There are so many different things you must get organized. Figuring out how to fit all the different pieces into moving boxes can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve waited to the last minute to do so. However, with the right moving tips, you have nothing to worry about. Keep Your Silverware in their Organizers There’s no point in wasting your valuable time removing silverware and kitchen utensils from their organizers. Instead, use some plastic wrap to secure them inside of these organizers. If you’re able to wrap them tightly enough this is one of those moving tips that’ll save you time because you’ll have less to do since everything will remain safe and secure right where it is. Pack Your Dish Towels and Cloth Napkins With Your Dishes You can use your dish towels, cloth napkins, and tablecloths (anything that’s made of fabric) to fill up your boxes of plates and glassware. Think of these items as filler – […] Continue reading

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