DIY vs Getting Help Where You Need It

Moving is one of those tasks that everyone seems to want to do themselves, at least at first. Once you have a few moves under your belt, you will gladly hire a mover and hide at a coffee shop until all of your belongings are safely packed up and shipped to another house.
During your first few moves, something different happens. You want to do everything yourself.
For many people, moving yourself into a new home or apartment is a rite of passage. You plan your moving checklist, buy your boxes, and get down to business. Once you are ‘in the weeds’ is when things really begin to get interesting.
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By |April 25th, 2014|Home and Family, Moving|Comments Off on DIY vs Getting Help Where You Need It

Outsourcing Your Apartment Move

We all have at least one friend who likes to do everything for themselves. When you go to a restaurant, they would rather be in the kitchen cooking their meal than out at the table waiting to enjoy it. This type of hands-on approach is often considered ‘right’, because having the knowledge and the experience of doing things yourself is a great life skill.

Unfortunately, we can also take that idea a little too far. While knowing how to do things yourself might be helpful in some situations (like changing a flat tire when you break down in the middle of nowhere), in many others it can cause us to waste valuable time on tasks that we know how to do, but that aren’t worth our time in the first place. Unfortunately, that point of view can often look ‘lazy’ to those people who do everything for themselves, but it isn’t, and here’s why. Continue reading “Outsourcing Your Apartment Move” »

By |April 18th, 2014|Moving|Comments Off on Outsourcing Your Apartment Move

A Moving Checklist: Make it Your Easiest Move Yet

There is one simple trick that will make your move the best yet…

It’s no secret that moving to a different home or apartment can be difficult. The question that most people are asking is not whether it’s going to be hard to move, but why it’s so hard to move. It seems like the only method of simplifying your move is to hire people to do everything for you, but is that the be-all, end-all of moving?

If you plan far enough ahead, it doesn’t have to be. One of the biggest problems that most people have when moving is that the actual move itself tends to sneak up on them. Even if you’ve planned it for months, you will find that your moving day will inevitably be a stressful time, as tasks that have somehow been swept under the rug come to light and have to be dealt with at the most inopportune time. Continue reading “A Moving Checklist: Make it Your Easiest Move Yet” »

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Moving Quick Tip: Focus On The Essentials

Even before you start to move, you may find that friends and family members come out of the woodwork to tell you how difficult or how stressful it will be. How is it that moving your belongings from one place to another can seemingly upend every part of your life?
The short answer is that when most people choose to make a move, they spend far too much time looking for the best TV packages and far less time organizing all of their belongings for a move. While this might seem like a good use of your time, crawling down the rabbit hole of changing over your utilities, TV packages, and other systems can really take time out of your day that you don’t have. Since those tasks are more interesting than properly packing your belongings and organizing them for the move, you spend more time on them and then have to rush to get the rest of your things packed up properly.
When you arrive at your new home, your power may be on and your internet service may be set up, but the rest of your belongings are scattered throughout the house, with no rhyme or reason. Instead of doing the same thing that everybody else does when preparing for a move, and ultimately finding yourself ill-prepared, you can make your move easier by focusing on two simple things.
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By |April 9th, 2014|Change of Address, Moving|Comments Off on Moving Quick Tip: Focus On The Essentials

Managing Your Move: Best Practices

If the hard work of moving is obvious enough, one thing is less obvious – The time factor. When you’re moving, time is at a premium. The more you can get done, and the quicker you can get it done, the easier the move is.
The simplest, and certainly the least stressful, approach is to start doing things and getting organised at least a month before the move.

A few examples:
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Change Your USPS Address with Ease

Whether you’re an individual or a business, when you change your address, you really do need to get things right. Missing change of address notifications can be easy when you have too many things to do, right when you’re in the middle of moving.
The best approach is to handle your change of address notifications before you move. If you do this systematically, you’ll find it’s a lot easier and a lot quicker.

First, create a change of address checklist. Go through your contacts and build a list of people and businesses to notify. Make sure that you add their contact details, so you have easy access to this information when you start doing your notifications. If you don’t, then you might have all the right people to contact but no way to easily find their contact information.
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By |March 27th, 2014|Change of Address, Moving|Comments Off on Change Your USPS Address with Ease

Don’t Get Stuck Without the Services You Need

If you’re looking for better home services, better prices, and would like some help finding everything you need, a concierge service is perfect. Concierge services are one-stop shops for a vast array of different types of home services. These services are experts in their field, and they have a huge knowledge base to help you find everything you want.

These services can deliver:

Top internet providers
Any kind of TV service you want including major supplier packages like DirecTV bundles
Cleaning services
Home automation
Home security

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By |March 25th, 2014|Internet, Moving, Phone, TV|Comments Off on Don’t Get Stuck Without the Services You Need

How to Ensure Your Address is Correctly Changed

There is nothing quite like moving into a new home. Everything is an issue. The chances of forgetting to notify people go up with the degree of difficulty involved in moving. The other problem is that there are so many people to notify. Moving a modern householder is quite complex enough without the added “entertainment” of paperwork and the bureaucratic processes.
You can do some notifications of change of address online, but that’s not really the problem. The problem is remembering to notify everybody, and making sure that they actually are notified. The best way to do this is with a moving checklist, listing everybody you really do need to notify of your change of address.

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By |March 23rd, 2014|Change of Address, Home and Family, Moving|Comments Off on How to Ensure Your Address is Correctly Changed

Is Your Moving Checklist Long Enough?

Moving to a new home can
be a difficult transition, even when it’s across the street. For some people, they may have a never-ending to-do list of services that they need: movers, packers, planners, and other specialists are able to quickly move you from one place to another, but they often charge a pretty high price to do so.
On the flip side, you have the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mover; someone who wants to move to their new home with no help from anyone. This can be a great, money-saving idea, but is it right for you? If you are one of the two types of people below, then it just might be.

The Planner
If you’re a planner, the DIY move is one that you can probably handle yourself. While you may be more comfortable making lists and checking them twice, planning a solo move eliminates the one thing that causes most moves to fail: lack of planning. If you aren’t comfortable winging it, then it’s much more likely that you will have success moving to a new home by yourself. After all, your moving checklist has a checklist.
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By |March 12th, 2014|Change of Address, Moving, Organizing|Comments Off on Is Your Moving Checklist Long Enough?

Finding The Right Internet Provider For You

When you make a move to a new area, one of the things that you will want to set up first is your internet provider. These days, there are a number of options that will likely work for your needs, but it’s important to take the time to find the top internet providers in your area. These providers should have a great balance of price, speed, and reliability.
Coaxial And Fiber-Based Providers
The traditional choice when trying to find an internet provider is to choose one that actually wires their network directly into your home. There are a number of cable providers that use this type of network, and they vary widely depending on where you live, but in general they will offer a great mix of TV, phone, and internet services, either separately or as part of a bundle package, and the speeds will often be higher than their over-the-air competition. If you are in a city or in the suburbs, this will likely be your best option.
Over-The-Air Internet Providers

The other option for internet online casino’s service is to get it over the air. This is a great choice for two reasons. Either you live in a rural setting and have trouble getting any reasonable speeds from the local providers, or you move around a lot and rarely use the internet in your own home.
In a rural setting, it can be very costly for land-based providers to route coaxial or fiber optic cables directly to your home, so it’s very likely that you will be forced to use a less-optimal phone line to get your internet service. Satellite options will be much better in this situation, as you can usually find DirecTV packages that […]

By |March 10th, 2014|Internet, Moving|Comments Off on Finding The Right Internet Provider For You