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.
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.
We all know that moving can be tough. The packing, the organizing, the labeling, the paperwork--these and hundreds of 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.
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.
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?
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?
Moving is nothing short of a challenge. Whether you're moving across the city, the country, or the world, the tools of your quest will be the same- cardboard boxes, packing tape, labels, probably some foam packing peanuts that you'll surely regret later, and enough stress to last you a lifetime. As a matter of fact, moving is often regarded as one of the hardest things you can do in life. While there's no way to save you from the packing peanuts, there are some tips to make moving a little less stressful and more organized.
Let's face it: moving can be hard. Whether you're moving across town, across the state, across the country, or across the world, the problems are the same. Moving is universally respected as one of life's biggest challenges—and when you're floating on a sea of bubble-wrap and cardboard boxes, it's quite easy to see why we share a mutual dislike of moving. However, moving doesn't have to be a back-breaking task. There are a few simple tips to keep in mind when preparing your move that will ensure things go more smoothly so that you can focus on what really matters.
Whether you're moving to the house next door or a different country, one thing stays the same: moving is complicated. There are few things in life that challenge you with the same level of simultaneous mental, physical, and emotional obstacles. Moving requires that your brain be everywhere at once. There's organizing, packing, labeling boxes, moving those boxes, moving furniture--and that's just the beginning. However, you don't have to undertake the quest of moving on your own. A moving company can make every obstacle smoother and every challenge easier to overcome.
It's that time of year again. Time to move the kid (or kids) back to college. Some of you may be a pro at moving the kids back and forth, but if this is your first time, it can be chaotic. So before the tears start flowing over the first move (or celebration), here is a list of the essentials your students will need if they are moving into a college dorm, fraternity or sorority. Such items include: