Moving is a complicated process; there’s so much to think about and so many tasks to execute that it can make your head spin. It’s hard to keep every detail straight — this is a perfect place for a quality checklist.
However, you don’t want finding the right list to be yet another task you need to put on a list, so allow me to vet your options for you. There are many lists available online; here are some of the best. Continue reading
Moving is a major transition and many people appreciate the support of their friends as they adjust to their new home. If a friend or family member recently relocated, a housewarming gift is a wonderful way to show your support.
If you’re having trouble selecting a gift, and the recipient hasn’t joined a gift registry, here are a few tips to help you choose:
Consider Space & Needs
The gift-giving impulse is a good one, but must be tempered with the realization that not everyone has a lot of space for gifts. While recent college grads often need a lot of help setting up housekeeping, many adults have more “stuff” than they actually need. This is particularly true for people moving into smaller homes after retirement. Continue reading
So you’re moving, cue the groaning. No one really likes a move, it can be messy and complicated and disorganized. Ugh.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way! One of the biggest steps towards making your move flow is to make sure you are really organized before you begin. If you just start picking up stuff and throwing them into boxes, listen up, this is for you! Continue reading
Packing for a move? It can be an overwhelming task, but there are lots of ways to maximize your time and space. Here are five tricks to help make the big day a success.
1. Embrace the wardrobe box
Those tall, spacious boxes meant for storing hanging clothes are perfect for all sorts of other things. About.com suggests using them for bulky, lightweight items like comforters and pillows.
Better yet, put non-hanging clothes like sweaters and jeans and items like shoes and belts in bags at the bottom of the box, then hang other clothes on top of those. Continue reading
The first priority of most apartment hunters is to find a home that is clean, comfortable and in a good location. While all this is important, it’s also crucial that you investigate the business that manages the building where you plan to live. If you don’t do your homework before signing your lease, you could end up spending the next year as one very unhappy renter. Continue reading