You just moved to your new house or apartment and the dust from the movers’ feet and the endless piles of moving boxes has not settled yet. There are so many tasks to be done in the following days that you already feel discouraged. The time-consuming unpacking and arranging, the tedious cleaning and the possible
1. Failing to budget the whole process Buying a home is a serious financial endeavor and you should be prepared for it in advance. First, you should have saved enough money for a down payment. Before rushing to look for a home, you should be pre-approved for a loan. There is no point into looking for
Here are the top 5 things you need to scout before you decide on a neighborhood. Prices First, check property prices in the neighborhoods you are considering. Real estate experts advise that your monthly rental bill shouldn’t exceed 30 % of your income. Real estate prices can be a great indicator of the prices of
Moving to a new city, you may find yourself financially challenged. To reduce your living costs, you can consider moving in with a roommate. Of course, living with a roommate, you will enjoy less privacy and you will have to comply with some rules, so both of you live happily and peacefully. To find your perfect match,
Getting up early in the morning to get ready for work is never easy. In fact, that specific period is often classified as the toughest stretch during the entire workday. And if you were given the opportunity to have more time for yourself (either to sleep more or have additional time to prepare mentally for
When you move to a new home, there are obviously plenty of things to do until your life gets back on track. Many of those things are not urgent and you will eventually get to completing them with time – getting to know your immediate neighborhood and the city in general, socializing with coworkers and
Continue unpacking Now that your local move or state to state relocation is over, you’re probably in the middle of unpacking your stuff and arranging your new home entirely to your taste. Undoubtedly, the boxes that you opened first must have been the “open first” boxes filled with absolute essentials for surviving the very first
The Economist Intelligence Unit’s livability survey rates cities in areas such as healthcare, education, stability, culture and environment and infrastructure. The highest score that a city can receive is 100. The Economist Intelligent Unit publishes their report each year. Here are 5 of the cities which scored best for the year 2014. Melbourne, Australia Melbourne
Have a friendly approach If you believe that your movers must compensate you because they fail to perform the moving service as stated in your contract, write a complaint letter to the company. Be brief and accurate in your statement, do not exaggerate. Be polite and professional. Being pushy and even rude won’t help you
You have just arrived at your new residency, but it doesn’t actually feel like your home. You’re already tired and you just want to clean, unpack, arrange furniture and relax. However, you may use the opportunity of having all your items being packed to consider some easy renovation projects, so you can make the place
You are looking for affordable housing The National Association of Realtors researches the housing market in the USA and publishes their surveys on a regular basis. According to the latest data (October, 2014), housing affordability is down from a year ago as the median price for a single-family home has increased – $220,600, up 5.2
Reconfirm the professional moving service If you’ve hired the professional services of a reliable moving company, 2 weeks before moving day is about the perfect time to call your movers to check if things are going according to plan. Chances are that they are, but you never know until you make that reassuring phone call
Keep on packing If you’ve already started packing your household items, then you should continue to do so until the entire packing job is done. But if you still haven’t begun the packing process, then it’s high time you started boxing your possessions. Get the already packed boxes out of your way by placing them
Begin packing This is the right time to start packing for moving out of your current home. If you’re packing on your own, make sure you have enough packing supplies, such as moving boxes in good condition, packing paper, bubble wrap, packing tape, filling materials, etc. Running out of packing materials in the middle of
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