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Tips for packing basement belongings

 

Tips for packing basement belongings

Items stored in your basement could be used occasionally to brighten up your residence. For example, holiday decorations could provide your house with colorful lights that make your residence stand out at specific times, but these belongings spend the majority of the year in your house’s basement. 

However, you’re moving, and it’s necessary to bring belongings stored in your basement to your new address. Check out the following tips to successfully transport possessions stored in your basement between destinations. 

1. Use extra precaution
A safe approach benefits people who are preparing to move items from their basements. 

Examine the items in each box and ensure that these belongings are crucial to keep at your new residence. You should dispose of possessions that have fallen apart or are beyond repair before moving day. Additionally, all belongings should be stored in strong, sturdy moving boxes that are properly labeled.

2. Start early
Moving all of your possessions can be time-consuming, but you can get a head start by taking stock of the possessions stored in your basement early in the relocation process. 

Packing supplies are essential for moving day, so purchase moving boxes, tape and other items in advance. You also can spend time cleaning up the basement as you collect your belongings, as this could help you save time later. 

Support from the professional relocation movers at Stevens Worldwide Van Lines provides significant benefits during your move. These relocation experts specialize in long distance moving and are ready to help you transport all of your possessions from one destination to another. 

3. Evaluate your new residence
Just because you’re moving items out of your basement does not guarantee that these possessions can be stored in the same area of your new home. 

Conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your new residence’s basement before moving day to fully understand how much space is available. An extensive review ensures that you can effectively keep the items you once stored in the basement in the same area at your new address. 

Unfortunately, some items could be difficult to move from your property’s basement, but solutions are available. In some cases, you could take the possessions apart and put them back together after moving day. You also can sell specific belongings before your move through online resources, yard sales and other venues.

Take advantage of the available opportunities before your move to clear out your basement. When you’re done, you can enjoy a successful relocation that enables you to take plenty of your possessions to your new residence. 

 

 

 

 

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Moving tips for military families

The arrival of new permanent change of station (PCS) orders usually means that a military family will soon be moving out of state in order to live closer to another base. Relocation is a regular part of life for these families, but the process isn’t always easy. Taking basic steps and following a regular routine can eliminate many of the common stressors associated with military moving.

Attend briefings
Offbeat Homes writes that military spouses should attend PCS briefings and take note of any important information. Active-duty soldiers are focused on learning about their new assignments and responsibilities, and bringing significant others to these events can prevent missing any key points about the relocation process. The news source notes that some bases provide timelines and checklists to streamline packing and transport procedures.

Explain the move to children
Moving is a part of military life that is difficult for children. Kids can struggle to adapt to new homes and may feel out of place once they aren’t near their friends. Parents should sit their children down as soon as the PCS orders come in and explain that they’ll be relocating in the near future. Kids should be encouraged to spend time with their peers and exchange contact information so they can stay in touch after the move.

Save ahead
Many military families are eligible for allowances that cover some relocation expenses, such as paying for military moving services, hotel rooms and gas while traveling. Some stipends don’t cover an expenditure’s entire cost, so movers should make financial preparations before moving.

Additionally, some allowances are reimbursements so you’ll be responsible for covering your expenses until you arrive at a new base. You may not be eligible for every allowance either and be forced to use your own money. Saving small portions of every paycheck can help you make sure that you can afford to pay for every necessity without hurting your long-term finances.

Research nearby neighborhoods
Many bases allow military families to live off-site and usually provide financial assistance for residential housing. Most facilities provide service members with housing options and real estate listings. Researching neighborhoods can help movers find comfortable homes and avoid temporary housing options when they arrive.

Spouses and soldiers can ask their friends for recommendations, as well. Because relocation is such a regular part of military life, many families can provide valuable insights into the neighborhoods that offer the most amenities and how much financial assistance movers can expect.

3 great cities for recent college grads

December 9, 2012

 

3 great cities for recent college grads

Not every college graduate moves into an apartment or house immediately after receiving a degree – some stay with their parents while they search for work. According to the Pew Research Center, 40 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds live at home.

Sometimes, graduates have to cast wider nets and consider moving out of state to find their dream jobs. Some cities have more open positions and more vibrant cultures than others, and college graduates have to take a serious look at which areas might best suit their needs.

Here are three of America’s best cities to find work and live as a young adult.

1. Boston, MA
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area sits at 5.8 percent as of October 2012. There are numerous unfilled positions in the healthcare, financial and technological industries, making the area a haven for many new graduates.

Boston also boasts a lively culture, featuring some of the best museums and sporting events in the world.

2. Kansas City, MO
Kansas City is often overshadowed by Dallas and Chicago as one of the Midwest’s best cities. While the unemployment rate is slightly higher than Boston’s at 7.1 percent, CBS News writes that KC’s average rent is only $627 per month. This low cost can be extremely beneficial to young professionals who are earning entry-level salaries.

While Kansas City isn’t widely known for its vibrant culture, the city has sought to improve its image in recent years. The Kansas City Power & Light District is on par with any town’s downtown area. In addition to being home to restaurants and movie theaters, there are usually free events and concerts featuring popular bands like Young The Giant.

3. Seattle, WA
The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area has an unemployment rate of only 6.9 percent. The cities are home to some massive companies, including Microsoft and Amazon, that want young employees who can bring new ideas to their teams.

Seattle’s music scene is well-documented, and while not as popular as it was during the early 1990’s, it is still lively. The city is also well known for its loyalty to its underperforming sports teams like the Seahawks and Mariners.

Long distance moving can be difficult, but sometimes it’s the best step for recent college graduates to take. A new city can provide new opportunities and help students transition into adulthood as they find work and learn to live on their own.

 

 

 

 

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