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Checklist for Moving

Moving Day

Moving Day (Photo credit: Gavin St. Ours)

Recently, Jay and I made a major change — we bought a new apartment in Manhattan (YAY)! Totally exciting, but as I have come to realize, it can also be very stressful and overwhelming. I thought that after we finally closed on our place that there would be a sense of relief. But moving out of our old place and moving into our new one is a totally different story. So, as I embark on this new journey, I thought I would create a few lists (as usual) to lessen the stress!

Packing up the old memories and moving everything out.

Address change. Don’t forget to change your address to the new place. Here are forms on how to do it

Stock up! Make sure to stockpile boxes and tape! Having extra is okay in this case. You don’t want to run out mid packing and have to stop to buy more. Color coding the labels doesn’t hurt either.

De-Clutter! There is a lot more extra junk than you would think lurking around (even if you are organized.) Anything that you won’t be able to use in your new space should be donated. You can find a new home for anything like furniture, books, clothing or even a vintage car! If this is the case and you don’t want to sell your car, you will definitely need to organise car storage. With regards to clothes, you can either sell them, store them or give them to charity. Lastly, we realised that this was the perfect time to change our mattresses. We have had our current mattresses for nearly 8 years now, and we thought we might as well go full out and have a new start. Although, it took ages to find the right mattress, after comparing Leesa vs Casper reviews we were able to find the perfect one for us with some help from Review.org!

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Checklist for Moving With Your Pet

Moving is always a pain – no matter how you slice it.  It’s going to be a stressful time but if you plan ahead — some of those worries will be tamed.  Moving with a pet can be particularly daunting — but lucky for us owner of Pets in the City, Aaron Hill shares his checklist:

Help your Pet Adjust to a New Home

by Aaron Hill

Before the big day

Site survey. If it’s a local move, take your pup over to the new place a few times before you officially move in. Let them sniff their new digs and get the lay of the land before changing addresses. Read more