How to compare moving companies

Deciding to move away from your home is never an easy decision. You get attached and spread your roots and that is why it is hard to leave. This is especially the case if you are moving far away, to a different state or even a different country. When that happens, you will surely feel overwhelmed sometimes and even stressed out. Planning a move is definitely like adding salt to a wound, as it is never a simple thing to do. You have to pack all of your belongings (and get rid of the things you don’t need), you have to cancel your subscriptions etc. Finding a good moving company is also one of the things you have to do. Arguably, it is one of the top 2, 3 crucial things that can make or break your move. So, how do you compare moving companies and choose the best one?

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How to promote your yard sale online

There is one common fact about every kind of move, long distance, short distance, rushed or planned well ahead and that is: the move is the perfect time to de-clutter. You can go about doing it in different ways, donating or gifting items. Or you could organize a yard sale. And if you want it to really succeed, you might want to promote your yard sale online.  As years of living in one place go by we all start piling up various items we may not need. It might be an ugly vase you got from a family member for Christmas and you just couldn’t throw it away or an old piece of clothing that really doesn’t fit your style anymore, you just forgot about it. When the time to move comes all these excess items will be a strain on both your time and budget. Continue reading “How to promote your yard sale online”

How to cope with a bad neighbor

We’ve all been there. Everything is perfect in your home. You’ve arranged the place just right, it’s all cozy and tidy. You might even be so lucky as to be able to work from home. Or maybe you have a family. Either way, it would all be perfect. If it weren’t for that neighbor you have. Maybe they are loud, not-so-aptly practicing their music instrument, or listening to things at high volume in the middle of the night. Perhaps they are grumpy and keep bothering you about everything. Or maybe their romantic conquests keep you awake and you have work in the morning. Whatever it is, you’ve come to the right place to learn how to cope with a bad neighbor. Let’s go! Continue reading “How to cope with a bad neighbor”

How to meet new neighbors?

Finally, your move is done. All that packing and unpacking move-related stress, it’s all over. Now it’s time to start your new life. However, chances are, you weren’t able to pack up your friends and bring them with. Especially if you just moved to a new town. So its soon going to be time to start rebuilding your social life as well. And where better to start than to meet new neighbors. After all, they are the people in your immediate vicinity. If anyone is gonna know the day to day details of your new neighborhood, like when to take out the trash or what are some good eating places in the vicinity, it’s going to be them. Even if you relocated just a few blocks away from your old friends, meeting your new neighbors will do you good. So let’s just jump right into it. Continue reading “How to meet new neighbors?”

How to adjust to moving to a small town

If you’re used to what big city life has to offer, you probably find moving to a small town a bit daunting. Worry not, this is not the end of the world as you know it! While some things will inevitably change, this does not mean that small town life doesn’t come with its perks. Sure, you won’t have everything at the tips of your fingers. However, you will come to appreciate the small things in life. Here are some tips to help you make the move easily. Continue reading “How to adjust to moving to a small town”

Tips for finding short term housing

As you move forward in your college career, one word will change in your mind from exciting to terrible: internship. Of course, many internships are extremely competitive and offer low or unpaid wages. But perhaps the most difficult thing with regard to internships is that if you need to make a short stay in a new city, the housing can be a problem. Finding short term housing at a price you can afford is not that easy.

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Tips to Reduce Stress When Moving an Elderly Parent

Moving is a big change in every person’s life. However, as we get older, it becomes even more difficult and stressful. Also, at some point in life, we start taking care of our parents, and when the time comes for them to move, we often wonder how to do it without stress and problems. Even though it is difficult when moving an elderly parent, there are ways to reduce stress and make the process smooth and easy. Continue reading “Tips to Reduce Stress When Moving an Elderly Parent”

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Professional Packers

Moving and packing give you a lot of options to choose from. Thankfully, the moving industry is developed in a way that lets you go through the moving process easy and smooth. However, some say it is not always the way to go. When we talk about packing, of course, you can do it by yourself. However, it can be complicated and tiring. You can choose to hire professionals, too. But, some would say that hiring professional packers is not always a great idea. That’s why we decided to help you. We will tell you about the pros and cons of hiring professional packers, so you can objectively decide what is your way to go. Depending on your needs, capabilities, and type of relocation, you will be able to clearly see how to do your move. Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of Hiring Professional Packers”

How to help kids adapt to a new school

All parents try to structure their children’s lives in such a way as to eliminate instability and minimize emotionally complex changes. However, no matter how hard they try, changes occur, and sometimes they are effective. One of these changes that occur in the life of every child is the transition to a new school. Regardless of whether your family is experiencing a job change that requires moving to a new school district or whether you are hiring experienced movers Chicago just because you need a change, almost certainly your child will change school at some point. The first days and weeks of a new school can be exciting, but there is also a lot of uncertainty and anxiety. The following tips and strategies will help kids adapt to a new school. Continue reading “How to help kids adapt to a new school”

Things to consider when renting a moving truck

Looking for ways to cut costs when moving? Think about your own move by renting a moving truck from companies such as U-Haul, Budget, Penske, or UPack. The DIY movement will not only save you a significant amount of cash, but also give you the flexibility to decide when to start and end your move. Continue reading “Things to consider when renting a moving truck”