Thursday, June 27, 2013

Protecting Your Flooring

Protecting your flooring including wood, tile, and carpeting seems like a huge obstacle when moving but it doesn’t have to be! You may have fears of your friends, family and moving crew walking back and forth constantly on your nice flooring, if this is you don’t fear the tips below can save your sanity and flooring. 

Strategically pick your moving date, after all your the expert on what weather is like in your area. One of the most challenging times to move is in wind, rain and snow. Try picking a time of year where these can be avoid. However you need to keep in mind a lot of others have this same thought too so you’ll want to schedule your move early. If you have no choose in the matter make sure to decrease the risk of injuring your flooring by shoving or sweeping the walkways to your home.

Ask questions, because if you don’t you’ll never know if your moving company offers floor protection. When scheduling your on-site estimate or booking your move make sure to ask what your moving companies policy is for protecting your home. Many companies will offer carpet shield, rug runners, and laying cardboard down before moving your items. The key is to make sure they provide these services and if there is an extra cost. 

If your moving yourself it is still possible to protect your flooring at a reasonable cost that doesn’t require hours of work. You can purchase heavy duty paper rolls from your local hardware store. When this is taped to the floor it can provide you with protection but beware it can rip, especially on carpeting. Another option you can try is purchasing slip on booties that are worn over shoes. This create a barrier between your shoes and the flooring because your shoes could potentially tract in all kinda of mud, snow, rocks or water. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Starting Out in a New City

Relocating to a new city? It’s both scary and exhilarating to move to into your new home. Once your all moved in what do you do? Here are a few ideas to help you settle in your new home! 

Don’t be Afraid - If your new neighbors don’t come running to your door step make an effort to say hi. You’ll make friends within the neighborhood in no time, plus this is one of the best ways to find out what the best shops, restaurants, schools, and malls are within your new city. You can also get involved within your community by joining a club or association, this way you can meet your neighbors and get insider information on your new city you may not get elsewhere. 

Plan for some Me Time - Moving and starting in a new city can be a crazy adventure, you may be submerged in work, children, and your new home life. All this chaos can be stressful so it’s important to make time for yourself even if that means just taking a walk around the block. 

Explore -  Find time to explore your new home, don’t tell yourself you’ll do it later because later never seems to come. Whether your exploring alone or with family and friends make sure to try something new even if it’s just going to a new mall or new restaurant for lunch. You’ll never know what your new home has to offer unless you look around. 

Don’t Panic - It’s completely normal to miss your old home at first, everyday that feeling will lessen as you feel more comfortable in your new home. The important thing to remember is to keep an open mind, this will allow you to enjoy your new friends and surroundings. Unpacking your belongings to make your new home feel homey and making new friends are the first steps in helping this feeling subside.