Staying Positive

Three Ways to Survive the Holiday Hosting Season


Christmas is only 19 days away! Sorry if that gave anybody a mini panic attack but it’s a fact! The past year has flown by, hasn’t it? Once Thanksgiving hits, the rest of the season’s holidays rush in right behind it. Spending time with family and friends, celebrating and catching up is always wonderful. If you have moved, recently, this year might be especially meaningful because your friends and family may be coming to visit and see your new home. Of course, you want to show it off in the best light.

Happy Halloween! The Best Cities for Tricks or Treats


trick or treatIn honor of Halloween, this week’s post will be short, definitely sweet, and to the point. Whether you’re planning a move, mid move, or you just finished moving, here are the best cities for trick or treating little ones.

Three Rooms to Keep Organized At Home



Over the weekend I spent a lot of time reorganizing and sprucing up my home. It’s been two months since my fiancé wine-rack-for-towelsand I moved into our new house but there is still a ton of work to be done in terms of decorating and finding the right flow for the space. I’ve moved several times over the last ten years and I’ve found that while I love my entire home to be organized, the three rooms that matter most (in my opinion) are the kitchen, the bathroom, and the garage.

How to Deal with Feeling Homesick



I’m still here in South Africa having the time of my life with my best friend! But … I’m also starting to feel a little feeling homesickhomesick for my fiancé and our two puppies. You may not believe it because of how far this trip took me from my apartment, but I am kind of a homebody. I always love to vacation but typically, I’m also extra excited to come back home. The thing is, with this trip, I have a specific date that I’ll fly back to Florida but with a move, the feeling can seem much more permanent.

Five Great Things About Moving

Five Great Things About MovingWe talk all the time about the stresses of moving and tips on how to make a move easier on you and your family. But there are so many wonderful things about moving and starting over that often get swept under the rug in all the craziness. Staying positive is such an important piece of advice for those in the process of moving so in honor of that golden rule, I thought it would be fun to share five really great things about moving.

How to Handle Emotional Moves

emotional movesWe all know that moving is hard work. You need to start preparing several weeks in advance and don’t even get me started on moving day craziness. And it doesn’t end there! Once you’re physically in your new location, it can take weeks to get everything unpacked and in their rightful place. But moving is hard in more ways than one. It’s not just about the physical work you need to do to ensure a successful move, the mental and emotional work is just as tough, sometimes harder.

Spring Cleaning Made Easy

spring cleaning made easyRegardless of what the weather is telling us, last Thursday was the first day of spring 2014. I don’t know about you, but here in Delaware it definitely felt like the longest winter ever. While we may not be experiencing beautiful spring weather on a regular basis quite yet, it will come and we will be ready. Because today we’re going to talk about spring cleaning.

How to Deal with Feeling Homesick

feeling homesickOne of my best friends just accepted a job in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was so excited about the position and setting up her new apartment that she never even considered how she would feel after the moving chaos settled. It wasn’t until the initial excitement faded that she felt her first surge of homesickness.

Five Ways to Keep in Touch after Moving

Friendship and Staying in Touch after MovingWhen I first moved to Delaware, I was nervous about leaving my friends. I was going to go from seeing them every day to seeing them only every so often and I knew I would miss them. Since, I know I am not the only person who misses her tribe, especially during the holidays, I’d like to share five tips (outside of letters, emails, texts and phone calls) for how to keep in touch with loved ones who are far away.

Seven Great Things about Moving

I love moving. I’ve moved around my whole life (seven times, but who’s counting?) and I still find it fun. Maybe I have a thirst for adventure – or maybe it’s because I know a great moving company – but I’ve always found moving to be more fun than stressful. Of course, when I tell people this they think I’m crazy.