Tag: staying positive

Three Things Guests Notice When They Visit Your Home


My favorite part of moving comes after I’ve already settled into my new home. I absolutely love having my friends guest roomvisit and hosting in general. This will be my first holiday season in my new house and I am thrilled to be hosting an early Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, but we all go a little crazy when we’re expecting house guests, don’t we? I know I do. I spend hours scrubbing 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?

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.

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.

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.

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 Deal with Feeling Homesick

feeling homesickOne of my best friends just accepted a job in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was so excited about the position and setting up her new apartment that she never even considered how she would feel after the moving chaos settled. It wasn’t until the initial excitement faded that she felt her first surge of homesickness.

The Top 5 Must-See Attractions for Families Moving to Philadelphia

Top 5 Attractions for Families Moving to PhiladelphiaSettling-in after moving can be a stressful process for families. We find that finding fun things to do in your new town can jump start the process by getting your family excited about all the cool new places to explore. Our Pennsylvania movers move a lot of people in and out of the Philadelphia metro market, so we thought it would be fun to have a guest post on fun and interesting things to do in Philadelphia.

The following post was written by Philip J Reed on behalf of Richmond American Homes, building new homes in Philadelphia Metro.

Three Ways to Turn Your House into a Home

How long do you have to live in a new place before it really starts to feel like home? It can be hard to start over in a new house or apartment. Your new home can feel cold and unfamiliar at first. Surely, there are tons of ways to make your house a home using lighting, belongings, color and decorations.  But, today, I’d like to focus more on what you can do for the low cost of … free.



Seven Great Things about Moving

I love moving. I’ve moved around my whole life (seven times, but who’s counting?) and I still find it fun. Maybe I have a thirst for adventure – or maybe it’s because I know a great moving company – but I’ve always found moving to be more fun than stressful. Of course, when I tell people this they think I’m crazy.