Archive for April 2015

Three Everyday Household Actions That Are Actually Dangerous

 

Three Everyday Household Actions That Are Actually DangerousThe other night I moved a load of laundry from the washing machine into the dryer, started the dryer, and got into bed to go to sleep. Just as I was about to doze off, I heard a loud bang and then what sounded like some sparks. My dryer! I don’t know the technical term for what happened (because it still hasn’t been fixed). All I know is that my laundry room was filled with smoke and that whatever blew, didn’t stop the dryer from running. Luckily, I was able to turn everything off and avoid a much worse situation. But, it got me thinking. I start the dryer before heading out of the house all the time. I’ll start it before heading out to walk to dog, going for a run, or running to the grocery store. What if I hadn’t been home when it turned on me? There could have been a fire! I know I’m not the only person who does this so, today, I wanted to talk about some of the things we do, often without thinking, that are actually dangerous. Because, even though we love moving, we certainly don’t want you moving for the wrong reasons.

Five Things to Know About Moving to New York City

 

Five Things to Know About Moving to New York CityA few weeks ago I wrote a post entitled Five Reasons to Move to New Jersey. In all honesty, a lot of the same reasons apply to moving to New York City and in some cases, they apply on a larger scale – like diversity and the availability of practically anything at any time. Now, I’m a New York girl. I’m not from Manhattan, but my love for the state as whole runs deep and true so to write a post on all of the reasons to move to New York City would almost be unfair, because my opinion is incredibly biased. However, I can be honest with you and share some important facts that a lot of people overlook in their excitement surrounding their big move. So today, I’m going to fill you in on five things to know about moving to New York City.

Important Things to Tell Your Movers About Your Home

 

Important Things to Tell Your Movers About Your HomeCongratulations on your new home and your move! Now it’s time to pack everything up, move, and get settled in your new abode. While I know the entire process is time consuming and can leave you feeling a little scatter brained, there are some important things to tell your movers about your home. Specific details about your homes, both old and new, can make a huge impact on your move.

 
For example, a couple of my friends just moved into a beautiful apartment in the East Village in New York City. Unfortunately, they failed to mention to their movers it’s a very narrow, six story walk up on a street with no available street parking. The movers arrived as scheduled but, since the proper arrangements hadn’t been made, ended up having to leave and come back at a later time. Talk about a headache – for both parties! Don’t make this mistake. You’re stressed out enough, right?

Tips to Save for a Down Payment on a New Home

 

Tips to Save for a Down Payment on a New HomeLately, it seems like all of my friends are either getting married, having children, or buying homes. A lot of my friends down here in Florida work in Real Estate, and according to them, Millennials, at least in the Tampa Bay area, are leaning towards buying a home rather than renting one. With affordable mortgage rates, tons of inventory, and rent rates continuing to creep up, home buying here really is the best option. That is, of course, if you have enough for a down payment.