Despite the fact that I hate to move, I've done it 12 times in my life…mostly in the past 15 years throughout college and during my twenties. So through trial and error, I've developed some pretty helpful moving tips and tricks. Keep reading to check them out!
1. Seriously, one of the best moving tips is one you already know: label every box with its contents.
If you're currently apartment hunting, you're not alone. Over 36% of Americans rent their homes, and in these summer months, that means a good portion of renters are closing out old leases and moving to new places. Whether you're a new renter, or you've signed a few leases in your day, the whole process of apartment hunting can be overwhelming. There are so many options to sift through, scams to avoid, and factors to consider when figuring out how to find an apartment. Continue Reading
It’s the end of the month, and if your lease is up and you haven’t renewed, that means it’s time to move! When relocating to a new apartment, you likely have a million things on your to-do list. Between trying to secure a rental truck on the same weekend everyone else is, and sweet-talking your friends so they’ll help you haul all your stuff, the last thing you want to think about is cleaning. However, you don’t want to forget about your precious security deposit! Continue Reading
During my senior year of high school, I was given what I still count as one of the best gifts I've ever received. It was a tool set. Nothing fancy – just a hammer, some screwdrivers, and a cordless drill that died after 23 seconds of use. When I received it (it was given to me by my friend's brilliant and thoughtful dad), I thought it was cute and sweet, but not much more. Continue Reading
We just completed a big move from a small office space into a much larger, ‘OMG is this for real’ studio. For me, moving ranks right up there with the greatest of nuisances – dental visits, airport security lines, and flu shots. I recognize I’m complaining from a place of great privilege an opporunity … but moving just stinks.
To make this move slightly less irritating, I pulled out a few tricks I’ve learned from previous experiences:
Moving to a new home is exciting as you start fresh and begin a new adventure. Moving can also be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 15 tips to help your next move be stree free.
1. Slowly start packing soon after you decide to move. If you are selling your house you will need to remove clutter and personal items to best stage your home anyway so you might as well get started. Continue Reading
My husband and I have moved almost every year since we’ve been married. We’ve moved five times in five years and are preparing for our sixth! I’d say that qualifies me as a moving expert and I decided to share a few things I’ve learned over the years!
Moving is always such a stressful event, but you can help ease some of that stress by being as organized as possible. Here are a few tips to make the move go a little more smoothly:
Purge your household – Go through closets, cupboards, drawers, the basement, and anywhere else you store items.Continue Reading
Nine months ago, Alicia and I walked into a house with lights that wouldn’t light, windows that wouldn’t close, and a stale pall of neglect that was evident in every corner. And for some reason, we both decided we liked it. Not as it was then, of course, but as we pictured it could become.
After many months of hard work, bits of good and bad luck, and sleepless nights (thanks, Baby Z), we’re finally living in the place, and we couldn’t be happier. Continue Reading
We’re moving sometime in the next month. I hate the vague sound of that sentence, but it’s the truth. Our whole moving timeline is vague due to the fact that the Curbly House continues to be full of charming surprises that are pushing our move-in date back.
The realization that we’ll be having a new baby and moving into a new house only a few weeks apart is enough to induce even the calmest lady. Unfortunately for me, I am a Virgo to the core; way too Type A. Continue Reading