Archive for April 2014

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.

How to Organize Your Kitchen

how to organize your kitchenThe boxes are unpacked, the furniture is arranged (for the most part) and I am starting to realize that I am not just on vacation and that this house that I’ve been working in for the past week and a half is actually my home. Sometimes a move takes a while to get used to and, since my move to Florida was the biggest move I’ve ever made, I am noticing that more and more every day. But, as I continue to remind myself that I live here, I allow thoughts of decorating and organizing to flood my brain. I thought I would be most excited to set up my home office and the guest room, since my boyfriend gave me permission to claim those rooms as my own, but it turns out that my inner foodie wins again. I have been giddy with excitement over setting up my kitchen. The kitchen is important. So, what’s the best way to set it up?

What NOT to Pack … Ever

what not to packWell, I am officially in Florida! I’m not sure if I mentioned this in past posts, but my boyfriend Matt moved three weeks ago while I finished up a few things in Delaware. Lucky for me, all the heavy lifting and actual moving of our household goods was taken care of by him and the pros. All I had to do was fly down this past weekend with my last suitcase of clothes, one carry on, and my laptop. Since our move was a bit unique, him leaving three weeks earlier with all of our things and me staying with friends until my move date, a lot of people have been asking me what exactly I had left to bring to our new home. Aside from the obvious, three week’s worth of clothes and my laptop, I have a few DO NOT PACK items that needed to travel on me personally as opposed to in a moving box.

How to Pack Toys

howt o pack toysWe talk all the time about how to carefully pack and move your personal belongings. It’s common to share tips on moving valuable electronics, heavy furniture and delicate glassware. What are often overlooked, however, are the things that are valuable to your young child. No, their toys may not cost as much as your chandelier but, as far as your son or daughter is concerned, they are way more important than the hanging crystals in your living room.

How to Move Your Bed

How to move your bedA while ago I wrote about the best way to move a king sized mattress. I always kind of assumed that a king sized bed would be the most difficult to move because of its large size. However, the other day I was chatting with Al over on the operations side of things and I learned that I was wrong. Apparently it’s queen sized beds that give both professional movers and DIYers the biggest headache.  I figured I couldn’t possibly be the only person who didn’t realize this fact so I thought today would be a good day to share tips on how to move your bed, no matter the size.