April 26th, 2019 - 1:14 PM
The importance of properly lifting boxes
If you’ve ever felt back pain after lifting something heavy, you may have done it incorrectly. While it’s a simple mistake to make, it’s one you want to try to avoid — especially if you’ll be doing a lot of lifting. If you’re planning a move, learning the right way to lift boxes and heavy items can go a long way toward making the experience more enjoyable. After all, you don’t want to deal with back pain right in the middle of moving! Here are some tips for protecting your back from injury.
Note: If you have a history of back pain or injuries, consider asking friends or relatives to do the heavy lifting, or hire people to help.
April 26th, 2019 - 10:24 AM
What you need to buy when moving into a new apartment
On moving day, you’re going to walk into an empty apartment and make it home. Many items come together to take the space from bare bones to livable. Having things like appliances, furniture and furnishings will create a space that is both functional and comfortable. Whether you’re wondering what things you need for your first apartment or just want an apartment moving checklist to ensure nothing is forgotten, the list below will help.
April 24th, 2019 - 2:31 PM
How the new tax reform affects moving expense deductions
If you’ve recently moved for work (or are planning to), you’re probably hoping to deduct all of those expenses on your income taxes. But with new laws in place, you may not be able to. On Dec. 31, 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which prevents the majority of individuals and businesses from claiming moving expenses. However, there are some exceptions. Keep reading to learn more about the new reform, who the exemptions apply to, and what it means for long distance moves.
April 24th, 2019 - 2:25 PM
The possibilities of apartment moving
A new apartment comes with endless potential — new areas to explore, new neighbors to meet, maybe a new job or educational opportunities waiting. However, before beginning life in a new apartment, you have to tackle the moving process: apartment hunting, packing and actually moving in. Learn what to expect depending on your circumstances, and how to manage all of the details of apartment moving.
April 22nd, 2019 - 12:48 PM
Moving? Turn the Drive into a Road Trip!
Road trips provide some of the best vacation memories: seeing new sites, exploring open roads, having car ride sing-alongs and experiencing quality family time. So if you’re moving to a new state, why not turn the trip into a fun adventure? Not only will you break up the long drive with interesting stops, but you’ll also be able to relax and unwind before the unpacking begins.
If you’re looking to plan an unforgettable road trip, use this guide to find:
March 29th, 2019 - 2:55 PM
Simple Ways to Update the Look of Your Home
Whether building a new home, moving to a new house, renovating an older dwelling, or just trying to make a current place more “you,” DIY projects can really make an impact. But sometimes your mind’s canvas goes blank on what to do and where to start. It happens to professionals and amateurs alike. Good news is there are several ways to fix it! Use this guide to walk through the steps for planning DIY home projects.
March 29th, 2019 - 2:50 PM
How to Say Goodbye to Loved Ones Before A Move
Moving comes with a lot of emotions: happiness, excitement, maybe a little anxiousness. And it also comes with some sadness at the idea of leaving friends and family behind. Fortunately, technology and transportation allow us to stay in touch and visit even when we live thousands of miles apart. So while some things will change after a move, it doesn’t have to mean losing your relationships.
We’ve compiled some ideas to help you say goodbye (even when it’s hard), and some tips for keeping connections strong.
March 29th, 2019 - 2:36 PM
Weighing the advantages and disadvantages of moving
As much as we may like for it to be, moving long distance isn’t as simple as throwing your things in the back of a car and heading out to a new place. The reality is, moving is a significant life decision that requires a lot of planning and contemplation. And whether you’re thinking of relocating for work or school, to be closer to family, or any number of other reasons, you’ll want to make sure that it’s the right choice for you and your family. To help you determine whether moving is a good decision, check out this list of moving pros and cons.
March 29th, 2019 - 2:24 PM
The process of moving with a baby
Do either of these scenarios sound familiar? You look down at the sleeping baby in your arms, then you slowly look to the clothes, shoes, knickknacks, books, dishes and all the other things that need to be done to prep for your move. Surely there’s time to pack at least a few boxes while the baby sleeps. But just as you lean over to lay the baby down — tears. It’s time to eat. And so you put off packing once again. Or, maybe you’re working against an inquisitive toddler who’s feverishly unpacking every single item you just wrapped and boxed up.
March 29th, 2019 - 2:17 PM
Planning a Move with Kids in Mind
Even during a big move with so many things to coordinate, your kids are your priority. It’s an adjustment for everyone involved, but moving can be a major shakeup for children. Between the change in their home to the long trip, you can get them involved in each step and help them cope along the way. Whether your kids are excited or nervous about the move, there are ways to make the process easier for the entire family.