Storage units are often an unavoidable fact of life at some point during a move. Whether you’re downsizing to a small downtown apartment from your house in the ‘burbs or simply don’t want to bring all your stuff as your new employer on the opposite coast puts you up in temporary housing while you get acclimated to your new city, chances are, there’ll be a self-storage unit involved. Here at Moveline, we’ve grown accustomed to factoring them into many of our customers’ moves to keep things manageable.
Sure, with big plans up in the air and many small details to manage, moving can be stressful. But with a little preparation and a few quick tricks, it doesn’t have to be so bad.
Wondering how to make moving day as painless as possible? Read on. The experts here at Moveline have some stress-busting tips to make the process simple, seamless and ultimately successful.
The last thing anyone wants to do after dealing with the stress and expense of a move is spend more money. The good news is, if you’re new in town – or even if you’ve simply moved across town – you might have more bargaining power than you realize when it comes to saving some cash.
Remember the advice Alicia Silverstone’s iconic character, Cher, gave to the new girl in school (played by Brittany Murphy) in Clueless? “Don’t sell yourself short. You’ve got something going for you… that no one else has. Mystery. If you strike while the iron is hot, you can have any guy you want.” Granted, in this case, we’re talking about money instead of potential love interests, but the principle is the same. New customers are the lifeblood of most service providers, so when you approach one with a potential piece of new business, the power is in your hands – not theirs.
When you’re moving, it doesn’t matter if your new home is 5 miles away or 500 – lots of variables are very much in play. Once you’ve signed a lease or closed on a home, you’ve undoubtedly taken into account its distance from your job, what school district it’s in, and other major factors that will heavily impact your life. But before you actually turn the key on your first day in a new home and start getting acclimated, consider the Moveline team’s recommendations for places to bookmark in your new neighborhood. Doing your homework now can save you time and irritation later; a few minutes’ worth of Googling in advance of the big day can definitely make life a little easier amid all those boxes.
It kind of defies logic; although summer is the least convenient time of year for a move, a majority of consumers inexplicably choose those sweaty and sweltering months to relocate anyway.
So, the Moveline team has put together a helpful list of ways to minimize the stress and potential damage you could accrue by changing addresses during the hottest season of the year. And luckily, if you just can’t heed #1 – the smartest advice we can give – never fear; we’ve got nine more tips for backup.
Here on the Moveline blog, we’ve already covered what to ask your future (or potential future)landlord before moving into a new place, but in today’s post we’re focusing on what to clear with your current landlord before you move out. Since an ounce of prevention is almost always worth a pound of cure, these questions are most definitely worth asking; they may save you an abundance of time and money.
Although moving is rarely simple, a bit of intelligent planning (and working with the right tools, like Moveline) can prevent all sorts of headaches in the long run. That’s why we’ve put together a helpful list of things to confirm with a new landlord or property manager before you sign a lease (or mortgage, for that matter) and move into a new place.
April 15 has long struck fear in the hearts of procrastinators everywhere – in the United States, anyway. Whether you owe or are owed, the process of filing one’s taxes isn’t exactly a walk in the park, but the Moveline team has a bit of good news for you: if you’ve moved in the past tax year due to a new job or job location, there’s a good chance you can deduct those expenses from last year’s federal taxes.
At Moveline, we’ve seen more than our fair share of moves – after all, it’s what we do. Time and again, we’ve helped couples move in together under all sorts of circumstances. In one particularly noteworthy instance, a long-distance couple, Tim and Alaina, braved Hurricane Sandy with us on their moving day to start their new life together under the same roof. In another, we moved a couple not once, but twice, in one month after they realized their first place together could never work (it was right above a bar). And the stories go on and on as cupid strikes all sorts of victims, making them go silly enough to overlook each other’s weird and wake up together every day.
No matter how diverse people might be, some common themes run strong when two people who love each other decide to make a go of it together. So, we’ve put together a handy, comprehensive guide for those about to plunge into domestic bliss with one another – and we’ve got more than a few tips to share in an effort to keep that bliss from turning blustery.
It’s true what John Donne wrote: No man is an island. Although we’re pretty sure he was actually waxing poetic about the ways in which we each make up the overall fabric of society, we like to attribute a more basic meaning to his words, and man’s best friend is a perfect example of what we’re talking about. Dogs, cats, birds and other domesticated creatures just seem to take the edge off, even when they’re driving us nuts with their incessant barking/meowing/squawking and undying need for attention. No matter how insane they may drive us, we love them unconditionally, and for good reason: they just make life better.
So, when we’re moving from an old familiar home to a new place, our furballs, feathered friends and other beloved pets could probably use a little extra consideration to make their transition as smooth as possible. Here, we’ve rounded up some tips to keep our four-legged (and winged, and gilled) friends as happy as possible during a relocation.