Where Are College Graduates Moving?

 

Where are College Graduates MovingLast week we talked about how college graduations were right around the corner and how many new graduates would be considering relocation offers for the start of their career. Well, over the weekend, a lot of those graduations commenced and now recent grads are preparing to move out of their college bubble and into the real world. There have been a ton of articles in the local papers lately about how young professionals are flocking to the South Tampa and Saint Petersburg area in Florida and it got me wondering, where else are Millennials moving? Specifically, where are these new college graduates moving now that they’ve completed their education?

Relocating for a Job after College Graduation? What You Should Know.

 

Relocating for a Job after College? What You Should KnowIt’s May, which means college graduation is right around the corner. Young twenty something’s everywhere are preparing to move home, move out, or move to a new city based on a job. It’s exciting to receive an official job offer, especially if you’re lucky enough to get one before graduation day. But moving for a job is a big deal, so it’s important to understand all of the details before making a commitment to an employer. If you are a soon to be college grad, or you know a soon to be college grad, this post is for you.

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.

Five Reasons to Move to New Jersey

 

5 Reasons to Move To New JerseyWe recently published a post that went over the 2014 National Movers Study conducted by United Van Lines that taught us that 65 percent of moves originated in New Jersey were outbound moves. While the study proves that many people chose to move to a more affordable housing market and stable economy, it also told us that 25 percent of those who moved out of New Jersey did so because of their retirement, so there are a few different factors at play here. Regardless of the outbound moving trend that New Jersey (and much of the northeast in general) has seen over the past few years, there are still tons of reasons why moving IN to New Jersey is a great idea!

The Best Time of Year for Renters to Move into New York City

 

The Best Time of Year for Renters to Move into New York CityMore often than not, when people move, they are moving because of something; a new job, a relationship, or any major life change. Because of this, the time of year in which we move is often set. There are, however, cases in which the timeline is flexible. People move all the time for reasons that allow them to decide exactly when they are ready to go. So, if you are one of the lucky ones who can control your timing, you should know the optimal time to move to your destination. For example, if you are planning a move into a big city, like New York City, it makes a lot of sense to time it appropriately so that it is easier on you, your family and, potentially, your NY movers. So when is the best time of year to move into New York City?

How to Find Reliable Movers in New Jersey

 

How to Find Reliable Movers in New JerseyIt only takes a matter of seconds to find a list of movers in your area on the Internet. Seriously, type in “movers near me” into Google and a huge list will come up. However, it’s not as easy to find a reliable mover in your area. Between all of the different sites, incentives, and discounted offers, it can be confusing to select the right mover. But, it’s important that you do because the last thing you want is to get caught in a moving scam.

Annual Spring Cleaning Tips Whether You’re Moving or Not

 

Annual Spring Cleaning TipsMarch comes in like a lion and out like a lamb, right? Regardless of the weather, the official first day of spring is Friday, March 20 this year. Since it really is right around the corner, it’s time to at least start thinking about some spring cleaning. In fact, I just spent all of this past weekend cleaning, organizing, and sorting through everything in my apartment. I was blown away by how much excess I have collected even though I’ve moved TWICE in the past year, but that’s a story for another day. I found (thank you Pinterest) and tested all of the following spring cleaning tips so that I would be 100 percent confident in passing them along to all of you.