Are You Preparing To Move To A Different House?


If you are moving to a new house, you are probably experiencing some very different emotions. On the one hand, you are more than likely looking forward to making new friends in your new neighborhood, and you might be excited about decorating a different home. On the other hand, you may be a bit sad about saying farewell to your familiar surroundings and your neighborhood friends. Also, there's that packing and moving that has to happen.

You probably don't know anybody who says,  Oh, I love to spend hours packing, and I just love the burden of lifting heavy boxes!  If you dread the packing and moving part of your new destination, you have probably already hired a residential moving service. From getting your present house ready to the unpacking part, here are some ideas that might make your move an easier one:

Your Part -

Get organized! You'll have a choice here. Either enlist your family members to help you declutter each room, or do it by yourself, without having kids begging you to keep things you know they absolutely don't use anymore. 

  • Think of making two charts of where you want everything to go in the new house.
  • Include the layout that shows each room.
  • Indicate things like the fact that the formal sofa goes in the living room and that the leather sofa goes in the family room.
  • Keep one of the charts at the new house so the movers will know where to place things.

The Mover's Part -

Have you ever used a residential moving service before? If so, you probably already know that things will be well taken care of. If you've never been moved by professionals, you might have some concerns. Don't stress.

  • The packers have the experience and the training to pack your things safely.
  • Things like fine artwork will more than likely be packed in specially designed crates.
  • Fine china and other breakables will be well-protected.
  • If it's a rainy day, everything will be covered for extra protection.

Of course, you'll want to keep things like medications with you. Consider, too, putting aside things that you'll need right when you get to your new home. For example, you might want to keep bedding so that you can be ready for your first night's sleep at your new home. As a surprise, think of keeping children's favorite stuffed animal out and place it on each child's pillow, just to provide a feeling of familiarity in new surroundings.

Contact a local mover for more information and assistance. 


8 November 2017

Choosing the Right Storage Unit Doesn't Have to Be Difficult

While I lived in a small town my entire life, in my early 20s I decided to move to a big bustling city. Since the cost of living was so low in my hometown, I was able to afford a rental home. However, with my income, I realized I could only afford a studio apartment in my new city. I did not want to get rid of all of my furniture and belongings that would not fit into my new small apartment, especially my prized collection of antique dolls! I was worried my dolls would not fare well in storage, but I learned that any collectible can be kept in great condition when prepared properly for storage and kept in the right unit. I decided to share what I have learned about choosing storage units and keeping collectibles in great condition while in storage on my new blog!