Submitted by Walter Whal on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 12:23pm
Living in an apartment is a lot different than living anywhere else. Almost every aspect of living itself is somehow altered by being in an apartment. Take, for example, organization. Organizing things in a house is often straightforward; there are numerous rooms, each set aside for its own specific purpose and use, and organization is usually as simple as deciding which objects belong in which specific area. However, in an apartment, things are different: you have less space to work with and less definition of the space you do have.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 11:11am
We have long-since agreed that moving is a stressful undertaking. In fact, we've agreed so thoroughly that moving is now widely considered to be one of the most stressful things one can do in life. However, what we are still not sure about is which part of moving is the most challenging. Is it the packing process? The home-buying and home-selling process? The cross-town, cross-country, cross-world travel to get from your old life to your new life? It's hard to pinpoint exactly which part is most stressful, simply because each new part seems the most stressful.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:03am
Kids and adventures go hand-in-hand. It is an uncommon relationship, though--what a child considers to be an adventure is very different from what an adult considers to be an adventure. Why? Well, the truth is, everything is still new to kids, so discovering all that the world has to offer--even if that means going to a new park or eating at a fun restaurant--is a true adventure. This puts children in a unique position when it comes to big life events. Things that adults consider to be big adventures are, if possible, even bigger to the kids. Take moving, for example.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 10:07am
In a lot of ways, moving is kind of like baking. You have to have all the right ingredients lined up before you even begin; you wouldn't want to use the wrong kind of tape, or hire the wrong movers, or the entire recipe will fail. Next, you have to have a well-organized to-do list, because in both baking and moving, having a strong plan is crucial to success. Skipping one step or doing two tasks in the wrong order could cause chaos. Finally, you need patience, trust, and a little bit of help.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 2:16pm
The process of moving is kind of like a story. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end; it has a cast of characters with a goal; and, sometimes, it even has an antagonist--although in this case, that villain is probably just packing peanuts or cardboard boxes. Your moving story begins when you decide to move, choose a new home, and make it official. The middle, however, is where things get interesting.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 3:50pm
It's generally agreed that moving—whether across town, across the country, or across the world—is a difficult endeavor. However, aside from the packing peanuts and the tape and the moving boxes, the struggle to settle down in an entirely new city is its own kind of stressful. Only after you step foot out of your old town do you start to appreciate the things you took for granted. Before a move, you know your town. You know how to get anywhere. You know which roads to avoid at certain times of the day. You know which parks have the nicest trees.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 3:18pm
We all know that moving can be tough. The packing, the organizing, the labeling, the paperwork--these and hundreds more details, big and small alike, must all line up perfectly in order for a move to be successful, and that's partly why moving has earned its infamous reputation. If these problems were the only ones we had to face, we would very likely be experts at moving by now; we would have perfect explanations, step-by-step guides, and hundreds of how-to books explaining just what to do to make your move perfect.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Fri, 11/20/2015 - 3:23pm
What is the biggest problem that we face during a move? For most of us, it's that infamous stress--but that's where things get complicated. No matter how many times we move, none of us can seem to agree on the most difficult part of moving, and that makes it difficult to prepare for your own move. What a lot of people don't realize until the last minute is that, although the packing and the organizing and the transportation planning are all commonly considered the most difficult parts of moving, moving day itself isn't to be underestimated.
Submitted by Walter Whal on Fri, 11/06/2015 - 3:42pm
Whether you've moved across the country or across town, moved a thousand times or never moved at all, you're likely aware of the difficulties involved in moving. Now, faced with a challenge like that- one that has been globally respected among the most difficult things you can do in life- you may decide pretty quickly that you have to find a way to make this easier. It's true: as humans, we've been trying to figure out this "moving" thing for quite awhile. What do we have to show for it?
Submitted by Walter Whal on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:30am
When you consider moving, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For most of us, "moving" conjures up images of packing peanuts and cardboard boxes and roll upon roll of tape. The next image that comes to mind is only natural: where are all of the taped and packed boxes going to go? Generally, the answer is the moving truck--but at the beginning of your move, this can seem like a daunting transition, one that's much easier said than done. How do you get all of your boxes into the truck? Will your fragile objects be safe during the transport?