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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.

Top 5 Things to Bring When Moving Abroad

 

 

Greetings from South Africa! I am visiting my best friend for the next couple of weeks and I can’t even tell you how 5 things to have moving abroadamazing it is here. My friend has been living here since January and has said numerous times that she wishes she could stay forever. I can’t say that I blame her but her comments got me thinking, when moving abroad, what are the most important things to have before you get there?

Spring Cleaning Before Your Move

 

 

The first day of spring is this upcoming Sunday! Whether you are moving or not, I highly recommend spending some time going through your home to de-clutter and reorganize but it is especially important to do this if you are planning Spring Cleaning Before Your Movefor an upcoming move. Why waste time and money moving things you don’t want or need anymore, right? Regardless of the size of your home, spring cleaning can come across as a daunting and thankless task but I promise, it doesn’t have to be such a drag. Today I want to share my top five favorite spring cleaning tips.

Questions to Ask Your Mover

 

 

Searching for a moving company can be overwhelming. There are so many options out there and some of them can be really appealing, especially when the services listed are plenty and the cost is low. However, it’s important and very Questions to ask your moverhelpful to ask specific questions to ensure you end up working with the right mover for your needs. The following questions can also help you be sure you don’t end up in the middle of a scam.

Three Ways to Avoid Identity Theft During a Move

 

 

Between packing, cleaning, planning, and keeping your normal life in order, protecting yourself from identity theft is three ways to avoid identity theft during a moveprobably not high on your moving to-do list. But it should be. Though you may not realize it, you are vulnerable to identity theft during a move. Important documents are moved from their safe and secure location and are more likely to be left out in the open while you prepare to (hopefully) carry them on your person on moving day. People are in and out of your house, things get misplaced, and if you’re stressed you may end up forgetting where you put certain things. Then there’s the mail forwarding: there could be a delay in your request leaving important private mail in the hands of your home’s new tenants or there could even be a mistake in the rerouting. These are all reasons to take the initiative to protect yourself.

Four Lessons for Renter Predicaments

 

 

Last week I mentioned that Matt and I had to move because of some structural damage to our current apartment. It IMG_3290was a hassle to say the least but ended on a positive note. However, I think there’s an important lesson in our story and if you are a renter, you need to hear it. Now, I don’t know your landlord or property management so I can’t speak to his/her/their character and moral compass, but it’s safe to say that as a renter, you always need to know your rights. If you ever find yourself in a situation in which you are forced to move due to circumstances beyond your control (and in control of the owner of your apartment), you have a strong leg to stand on in terms of what needs to be done for you.

How to Move Wine

 

 

Happy New Year! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to take on 2016 stronger than ever. I spent the holidays up in New York with my family and it appears that they know me quite well. Between relatives and my fiancé (Matt and I got engaged a few weeks ago!), I was gifted 15 different bottles of wine and how to move winechampagne. I obviously could not fly back to Florida with over a case of wine so I am having it all shipped down in the next week or so. But, what happens when you move? How do you properly pack, ship and store your beloved collection? It’s important to use care when moving your wine because as Paige says “Moving and wine are enemies.”

Benefits of Moving and Buying a Home in December

 

It is hard to believe that today is already December first. I feel like we just rang in 2015 and in a few short weeks it Benefits of moving in Decemberwill be over! I know most of our minds are filled with gift ideas, decorating plans, and hosting arrangements, but for many, thoughts are centered around open houses, closing costs, and moving. Contrary to popular belief, the holiday season is still pretty busy in the housing market. In fact, homeowners searching to buy a new home can usually find great deals in December.

How to Downsize Before Your Move

 

My parents just built their retirement home! While they aren’t retiring for another few years, they are anxious to De-cluttering your home for movingmove into their new house and they’re excited to start this next chapter in their lives. I grew up in my parents’ home, a farmhouse about an hour north of Manhattan. The house sits on 2 acres of land on a small lake and includes a small cottage that my parents rent out to other locals. The property includes the house itself, the cottage, a one car garage, and a barn that was converted into my father’s workshop downstairs and my brother and my playroom upstairs. Now that my brother and I are both grown and living on our own, the house is too big for our mom and dad.

Are Pet Expenses Tax Deductible?

 

I’ve posted in the past about tax deductible moving expenses. The post discusses which incurred costs are deductible if you move for work related reasons. For example, if specific requirements regarding timing, distance moved and Are pet expenses tax deductible?length of employment are met, certain travel expenses, household goods transportation, storage, and utility set up fees may be eligible for deduction on your tax return. If I am being totally honest though, I never considered whether or not pet fees could be deducted. Last week, a colleague of mine sent over an article that answered the question I didn’t even know I had: “Are pet expenses tax deductible?”