Moving Tips from Organizing Junkies

There is nothing more rewarding than an organized move. If you manage to stay on track throughout the entire process, then the experience will be far less stressful and much more enjoyable. It does not matter if you consider yourself to be an organized junkie, or if you desperately need help just remembering daily tasks, this guide will help. After all, even the most organized person who has never moved before has no mistakes to learn from to apply to their newest experience.

Create a List

You will likely hear over and over again that you need to create a list of tasks and a timeline of your move. Read More

Tips on How to Pare Down Your Belongings

Do you ever just look around and feel a little annoyed, embarrassed or overwhelmed by how much stuff you really do have? Do you constantly say you need to get rid of some things, but then you never do? Maybe you just don’t know where to begin, or perhaps you are too emotionally attached to certain things. Of course, if you are like most others, you are probably holding onto some items for that special occasion. Are you really even going to use them? A good purge feels amazing; sometimes you just need a little motivation getting started.

Assess Your Needs

Throughout the process you should continuously ask yourself if you really need something. What are you holding onto it for? Have you used it in the past 6 to 12 months? If your home is cramped, evaluate your furniture. Does anyone even sit at that large dining room table, or would a small two-seat bistro set be more appropriate? Do you need that extra chair in the living room, or is it there just because it matches, or you’ve had it forever? Read More

How to Choose the Right Hangers for Your Closets

Is your closet a mess? Do your clothes fall off the hangers, or is everything more wrinkled than it should be? Do you have indentations left from hangers on the shoulders of some of your clothes? Well, contrary to what you may think, you should not be using one universal hanger for everything in your closet. The reason why there are so many different types of hangers is because they all serve a specific purpose. Use the right hangers for the right clothes, and you will find your closet to be a much more pleasant place.

Every Hanger Serves a Purpose

The right thing you need to do is evaluate the items in your closet. If you are purchasing all new hangers, have a good idea of how many shirts, suits, skirts, jackets, etc., that you have, so you can buy the right amount of each. Read More

Just Move to NY? Visit These Winter Attractions

Anyone who has ever been to New York is well aware that the list of things to do and see is endless. However, visitors can’t begin to comprehend just how magical this state really is, especially in the winter! If you are new to the area, then you probably already know where the major attractions, art galleries and shopping centers are, but you might not know of the places you absolutely must visit while Old Man Winter is in town.

Rockefeller Center

Pretty much everyone has seen Rockefeller Center in a movie, but you can’t feel the magic until you are here in real life. The Rink at Rockefeller Center is one of the city’s most celebrated attractions. New Yorkers live for ice-skating here! Don’t worry; you never have to deal with a crowd on the ice because only 150 people can skate at a time. Although it is open at 7 am, you should make a point to visit at night and enjoy the lights. It doesn’t close until midnight! Read More

How to Pack Lampshades and Other Odd-Sized Items

If everything in your house was rectangular or square, then packing for moving or storage would be so much easier. Of course, this would be pretty boring though. If you are starting to pack, or if you have done most of your packing, but you are leaving the hard stuff until last, you may find yourself stumped on odd-sized items, such as lampshades, table top fountains or fireplaces, large vases and decorative baskets.

Your first instinct may be to just use a separate box for each one of these items, but this is never a good idea. The more boxes you have, the more trips the movers need to make at both locations, so if you are paying by the hour, this could really add up. Not to mention, if you plan on using packing materials to keep these items from moving around the box, this would be another costly expense Read More

Keep Your Relocation Costs Low

No one goes into a move thinking that they want to spend as much as they can. Most people live on a budget, which means coming up with the expense of hiring movers, paying a security deposit, booking a hotel along the way, etc. are all struggles. Even those with a little extra money to spare will appreciate saving where possible because this is money that can be spent on new furniture, garden supplies or groceries at the new place. Although you can’t get away with spending no money during a move, there are things you can do to keep your expenses as low as possible.

Compare Moving Companies

Just because you hear a moving company advertised on the radio or see in commercials on TV, does not necessarily make them the best option for you. If you are looking to save money then it is imperative that you compare moving companies, and find the best deal for your particular situation. Read More

Tips for Moving in the Winter

Spring has always been the most popular season to move. There is a freshness in the air, everyone is ready to come out of hibernation and get active, and it is the best time to clean the house from top to bottom. Therefore, it only makes sense that this would be a great time to start a new chapter in your life. However, everyone else has the same idea, and it is often harder to find a place at an affordable rate.

Few people get it set in their mind that they want to wait until Old Man Winter rolls in to move. This is not the time to think about house shopping or bundling up to carry boxes, right? Wrong! Winter is a great time to move. Read More

Hiring Movers? Understand Your Insurance Options

Nearly everyone has been in the situation where their movers are presenting them with insurance options, and they have no idea which one to pick. Chances are good that you do not know the difference between any of them, so you just choose the one that the mover is recommending. Perhaps they conveniently have kept their finger next to the one they want you to choose for a subliminal message. Alternatively, perhaps you choose to not add extra insurance at all, even though you really do need it, simply because you don’t want to deal with making a decision. Moving is stressful enough; should you really be forced to learn about insurance too? Well, if you want to be sure you have the right amount of protection should you need it, then you do! Read More

Get Motivated to Move, Even When You Don’t Want To

What do you do when your job is relocating you, and you absolutely hate the thought of moving? Maybe you really love where you live now, and you have never considered leaving. Alternatively, perhaps your significant other is moving and you want to be supportive, but you really dread the thought of going. Well, sometimes, moving is a decision made for you, but that does not mean it has to be a drag. Maybe you have never thought about packing up and heading to the location where you are headed to, but that does not mean it can’t be positive! Read More

Moving During the Holidays? Quickie Ways to Celebrate

Just because you are moving during the holidays, does not mean that you have to just skip them completely. Depending on when you are actually moving, you can have a quick and easy celebration either in your old place or your new one. Although you may not be able to leave your tree up or hang holiday lights for the season, you can still celebrate!

Celebrate Early

Obviously the easiest thing to do is just celebrate early, and this is for sure what you will need to do, if you are making a long distance move. Plan an evening or a weekend morning when everyone can gather. You do not have to prepare a huge holiday meal either; some simple finger food will do just fine! This will give you more time to just sit and chat, rather than worry about serving an entire meal, clearing a table, bringing out dessert and cleaning up. Read More