Moving 101: The Packing Game

Whether I’m moving to a new place or just headed away for a few days, I always put off packing until the very last possible minute.

And don’t even get me started on unpacking. I’ve been known to live out of a suitcase while at home for days on end. It’s a real problem.

When you have a dad that loves you so much he always agrees to help you move (even when you live up two very long flights of seriously steep steps), you can’t help but want to make packing and the subsequent moving simple and hassle free. Labeling, taking only the necessities and using materials that will get the job done efficiently.

Here are a few simple tips to help you procrastinate packing less, hate moving day a little less and make unpacking a breeze.Continue Reading

Moving 101: The Hunt

The house hunt can be the most frustrating and most rewarding part of the moving process.

Trying to find a place that offers all of the warmth and familiarity of home and possesses enough space to be muti-functional and accommodate your lifestyle changes can be a challenge. Even moreso if you’re moving in with a roommate or are on a very tight budget.

I’m two for two, there.

But it can be done. Finding a place within your price range that meets the needs of you and anyone else who’ll be calling your house a home is always doable, but can take some work.

determine your needs early on

Before you even start searching through listings, it’s important that you understand exactly what you need in a place. Think about the things that would most –proximity to your work, grocery stores, ect; cleanliness of the neighborhood; sense of community among neighbors.

These things are all factors that, when overlooked, can quickly lead to buyers/renters remorse. Your needs are non-negotiable, in most cases.Continue Reading

Five Things I Do to Start My Day with More Focus

I’ve mentioned a few times that right now, my life is in a huge period of transition. Everything is moving, changing and incredibly temporary. Regardless of how unsettling times like this can be, I’m more excited and inspired than ever.

I have a fun project now in the works that I think will be so fun and another slightly larger project that I should have known was coming. In order for each to successfully come to fruition in a somewhat timely manner, it helps to start my day off strong.

My energy levels (probably like yours) decrease as the day goes on. I’m more amped to get things done between 6am-10am and catch a second wind around 4:30pm. Now that I’ve taken a vow to cut off coffee after 2pm, that second wind doesn’t last nearly as long as it used to. So for the most part, the mornings are where the magic happens

It’s all a matter of knowing your highs and lows and taking advantage of the energy that comes with each ebb and flow.Continue Reading