Life Hacks Designed to Make Moving Easier

Moving can be a nightmare. The longer you’ve been in your current place, the more things you’ve acquired, which need to be packed up, loaded into trucks, and unpacked. There are heavy items, fragile items, important items that can’t get stuck in a box for any length of time, and much more. What can you do to make the whole process easier? Here are a few life hacks to get you through without as much stress and hassle.

Keeping vs. Discarding

Before packing everything up, go through all of your stuff and decide what you really need when you move, and what you can do without. The complete set of your favorite TV series on DVD is probably something you’ll want to keep. But Grandma’s old 25-volume set of Funk & Wagnall’s Encyclopedia can probably be thrown away. (more…)

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How to Find a Trustworthy Moving Company

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Moving Companies - Paramount Equity® Imagine, if you will, you’re moving into a new home and are just waiting on the movers to arrive with all of your furniture and personal belongings. Time passes and everything you intended to fill your new home with is nowhere to be found, then you find out the movers that you hired are holding it hostage for a large fee. For most, this scenario seems like something out of a nightmare, but it could happen to anyone. If you’re going to be moving and are searching for a moving company, it could be wise to take steps now to find a moving company that is trustworthy.

Do Your Research

First and foremost before hiring anyone to move your furniture and personal belongings, it is critical to do the research. As with any profession, there are some scams hiding in the moving industry waiting for an opportunity to pounce on unsuspecting and innocent (more…)

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Making the Best of Moving Day

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Making the best of moving - Paramount Equity®Let’s face it, no one likes moving. Whether moving across town or across the ocean, moving is a task that’s not easily tackled. Making the best of moving day can often be solved by not doing something that we all tend to do on a daily basis: procrastinate.

That’s right, don’t procrastinate! It’s best to plan days, weeks, or even months in advance of your moving date. Think of these tips as your “how to move homes 101” guide:

Organize Your Items

Designating one room in your house to use for your move is a great way to get organized. Make sure you organize all of your items and pack them early into boxes. Then, on moving day, you only need to load the truck, and then you’re off! (more…)

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Tips for Homebuyers Looking for Homes Online

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If you have put off the inevitable of having to settle down and buy a home, it would be something of an understatement to say anything less than, the time is now. You can get into the market for a new home and really begin to make a lifetime of new memories for you and your family. Conversely, if you have always thought about relocating to somewhere you have never lived before and the opportunity is before you, that’s great! But you could be off-put by the prospect of buying a home sight-unseen. Luckily for you, with all the resources available to consumers, it’s never been easier to do so. Here are some tips for homebuyers looking for homes online and how you can move right in to your dream property.

Survey the Area: You may have a job in one place and not want to commute too far from that job but you need to carefully survey the region to decide if the trade-offs are worth it. For example, if one home you’re looking at is (more…)

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House Hunting Across State Lines

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Moving is always challenging. One of the biggest headaches about moving is when you are actually leaving the state that you’re in now and moving somewhere new. Even if you are familiar with the state or you have lived there before that still doesn’t fully prepare you for how to house hunt when you are moving to a different state. Here are some tips and things to look for when you are considering how to house hunt when you are moving to a different state.

Neighborhood Preview: One of the first things you’re going to need to do is scour the neighborhoods broadly which fall in your new home parameters. Lucky for you there are so many hyper local resources which talk about the pluses and minuses of each distinct neighborhood. That is good and bad because you may find too much information  or what you’re finding may conflict. (more…)

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Make Moving Day Fun…ish

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Next to dealing with death and getting married, moving is one of the highest stress factors people have to deal with in their lifetime. Moving does not have to be awful, however- it just requires a little bit of creativity to bring the excitement and joy of heading to a new home back to moving day. Here are some pro tips on how you can start making moving day fun again.

1. Bring along your crew

Okay, this is not terribly creative. You probably have already contacted your friends to help you move the sofa and are bribing them with pizza and beer. This is what almost everyone does. But your beer-bribed friends do pose an extra incentive- they’re your FRIENDS! Remember that, and plan something awesome to do with them either before or after the move. Start the day off with a (more…)

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