Tag: moving to a new city

Four Ways to Show Off Your New City

 

One of my favorite parts about moving is exploring a new city and getting acquainted with your new surroundings. You don’t need to move far for this benefit either! In fact, my new home is a measly 7.3 miles from my old apartment 4 ways to show off your new cityand yet, I feel like I’m in a completely new place! I spend a lot of time exploring my city – by bike, by foot, and by car – because you notice different things depending on how you’re getting around. Now, I’ve been living in Florida for a few years so my family has come to visit in the past, but this weekend will be the first time they’ve been here since moving into the house so naturally I am excited to show them around and introduce them to the new places and things that I’ve discovered since their last trip. With the holiday season upon us, I’m sure that many of you are getting ready to host visitors as well and if you’re in a new city (or a new zip code within your same city), you’ll want to show off your new digs, right? So how do you best plan for visitors in your new home?

Oregon and South Carolina: Top Moving Destinations

 

 

It’s that time of year again: time to break down United Van Lines’ annual National Movers Study. Every year, for 39 years in a row now, United Van Lines conducts this survey in order to uncover migration patterns from state to state United Van Linesin the US. It’s always interesting to learn where people are moving from as well as where they are moving to. In the 2014 survey, Oregon held the title for “Top Moving Destination” for the second year in a row while the northeast experienced quite an exodus for reasons such as retirement and relocation (though in my opinion, it’s the cold that pushed people away). Now that 2015 has come to a complete close, let’s check out what this year’s survey has to say.

Moving Dreams

 

 

I just spent an amazing long weekend in San Jose, California. My friend was relocated there for work a few months ago and has been raving about it ever since. She told me all about her experience living on the west coast and even Moving Dreamsadmitted that she doesn’t think she ever wants to leave. Of course, this led to a discussion about our favorite US cities. I absolutely love Saint Petersburg in Florida but it’s still fun to think, where would we move to if we could just pick up and go?

What do House Guests Really Notice?

 

My favorite part of moving comes after I’ve already settled into my new home. I absolutely love having my friends visit! But we all go a little crazy when we’re expecting house guests, don’t we? I know I do. I spend hours scrubbing What do House Guests Really Notice?the house from head to toe, organizing bookcases, and fluffing couch cushions. If somebody is staying for more than a few days, I’ll deep clean the refrigerator and stock the guest room and bathroom with all the necessities from fresh linens (of course) to new hand soap and toiletries. I love to play hostess and it’s important to me that my friends are as comfortable and at home as possible. But apparently, some of the things we worry about don’t even cross our guests’ minds. What do people really notice when they visit your home?

Don’t Forget Your Tax Deductible Moving Expenses!

 

People move all the time, especially in the summer. There are tons of different reasons to move to a new city but I think it’s safe to say that one of the most popular reasons to move is for a job, whether it’s a new job or a relocation Tax deductible moving expensesthrough a current job. While moving for work can often be stressful – it’s not easy to balance your job responsibilities, packing, finding a new home, and your family – there is one very important (and helpful) thing you absolutely must remember. If you are moving for work, some of your moving expenses may be tax deductible.

Military Moving

 

Military MovingMy best friend Malcolm has been in the Army for just about five years and is currently preparing to move to a new base before heading out on his fourth deployment. I am so grateful for his service, and the service provided by all of our country’s military men and women. In fact, there is nothing more important to all of us here at Holman than taking care of our military heroes so today I thought I would share some information on Military Moving .

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.

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.

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.