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The Aftermath: What tasks should you prioritize right after you move in to your new home?

By |January 28th, 2019|

The Aftermath: What tasks should you prioritize right after you move in to your new home?

Success! You have moved in to your new home. I hate to be a buzzkill but you still have a lot of things to do. Here’s a helpful guide on the essential things that you need to do right after you move in to your new home.

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Get the bug spray out

The perfect time to spray for bugs is right after you move in to your new home, before you start unpacking. Spray any areas that might have bugs in them, like cupboards, cabinets, the bathroom and under the sink.

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Set up the beds

After a long day of moving and unpacking, you will definitely want to look forward to having a comfortable bed to sleep in. Let’s face it, you might even want to take a quick nap in between unpacking your stuff, right?

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Unpack the kitchen

Another essential part of getting your home set up, especially for the following day is to unpack the kitchen. If you have too much kitchen stuff, just get the essentials out – appliances, cookware, dishes and utensils that you use on a regular basis.

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Groceries

This is just a quick task and it’s an opportunity for you to take a quick break from unpacking. Have some coffee while you make a list of what you need to stock up your fridge and pantry. Get the essential items that you’ll need over the next few days. It would also be a good idea to plan meals that you can either cook quickly or leave on the stove while you unpack more boxes. Another tip is to meal prep for the next few days so all you have to do is heat them up.

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Set up shelves in the garage

If you already have seasonal items, baby clothes, camping gear, and other stuff packed away in bins to be stored in your garage, it will be convenient to have shelves ready for them to be stacked in, right? You will have cleared up tons of space in your home after doing this.

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Change of address

Write this task down on a sticky note and stick it on the fridge or have an alarm set up so you won’t forget to do this part. Check out our blog about who you need to notify about your change of address.
New school

After unpacking the essentials, it’s time to make sure that your kids are set up for their new school. Apart from registering, you need to shop for school supplies. If you move in the middle of the school year, it would still be like the first day of school for them, sit them down to ease any “first day” concerns that they might have.

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New doctors

If you didn’t get around to doing this before you move, do it after you’ve settled in a little bit. It would probably help if you were also able to secure any records from your old doctors to make the transition easier. Start looking for a new pediatrician, dentist, ophthalmologist, etc., and schedule any necessary check-ups or appointments.

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Sort out your new budget

Apart from any change in your rent or mortgage, as well as utility bills, you would also need to consider different due dates for payments and changes in prices of other things that you spend on since you will need to shop at different stores if there are no generic stores around your new place. Make sure to plan out your new budget and timeline.

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Meet your new neighbors

While there are neighbors who are quick to come over and introduce themselves (some will probably bring you a housewarming gift), it’s important to be proactive and introduce yourself. Doing this shows them the nice, approachable, and friendly neighbor that you truly are.

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Celebrate!

Once you’re all settled in, it’s time to celebrate and bring some positive, fun energy into your new home!


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Classy and Affordable Housewarming Gift Ideas

By |December 31st, 2018|

Classy and Affordable Housewarming Gift Ideas

From cute little trinkets to totally useful gifts, this list will definitely have something for the pickiest friend on their housewarming party. You’ll even want to shop for all of these to keep for your home!

An adorable ring holder

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Help keep their sparkling valuables secure or for that newly-engaged friend!

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A gift for the senses

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Get this set of four aromatherapy candles in display-worthy designs to add to your friend’s boho-chic home.

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Or go flameless

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A safer option with this set of three flameless LED candles for the ultimate clutz.

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A classy decanter

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Get this elegant decanter for the friend who loves their vino.

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A perfect pairing

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Get one other friend to buy this faux-marble cheese slicer to pair well with the decanter.

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Stay chilled

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A marble wine cooler to keep wine and game nights oh so chill.

Featured Product: Crate and Barrel French Kitchen Marble Wine Cooler

A tea-rrific gift

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Get this glass and stainless steel tea infuser for your tea lover friend. Maybe add a tin of their favorite loose tea leaves or tea mix to complete the perfect present.

Featured Product: Vivreal Home Glass Teapot

For the coffee lover

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A beautiful copper french press that they wouldn’t need to hide in the cupboard.

Featured Product: Bodum Chambord Shatterproof Copper French Press

A bottle of richness

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Get a bottle of really good olive oil for the aspiring masterchef.

Featured Product: Morgenster South African Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A set of greenery

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This set of faux succulents is the perfect addition to the home of that friend who just can’t keep any plant alive.

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A touch of rock and roll

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This personalized amp doormat is the perfect gift for the Brian May in your group!

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A family welcome

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Another option is this doormat with a more classic approach of personalization.

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Now don’t you want some (or all) of these in your home too?


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Moving to a new home

By |November 14th, 2018|

How to deal with moving to a new home

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I’ve had my fair share of experience in moving, and I’ve learned that the key to a seamless moving experience is planning and organization. If you have a lot of time to prepare for the actual move, then you can really take your time in making sure that moving to a new place will be easy and stress-free. However, if time is a luxury that you don’t have, you’ll have to focus more on an organization. Here are a couple of tips that I can give you.

Declutter

Go through your things and decide on which ones should be packed and included in your new home. Don’t be afraid to throw away stuff that’s already broken which you said you’ll get around to fix or get repaired. Better yet, sell them in a junk shop. You may also want to donate your old clothes, shoes, and other things that can be used in evacuation centers or by those who are underprivileged. If you need extra cash to help with moving, you may also want to consider having a garage sale. I’ve also experienced having enough extra unused clothes and trinkets that ended up being transferred to my stock for Christmas presents an emergency presents. You know, in case you’re invited to an acquaintance’s birthday party and you don’t have time to shop.

Packing is Key

Take time to shop for the right sized boxes and containers to make packing easy. Make sure to get bubble wraps and Styrofoam peanuts for fragile items. Now if you want to save up, one tip is a lot the bubble wraps and Styrofoam only for large fragile items, like your TV. For plates and glassware, I just use old newspapers. You’re gonna wash them all anyway when you unpack, so why spend extra, right? Oh, and it’s advisable to stack your plates vertically when boxing them up. This way, your precious china won’t move around inside the box during transport.

Sharpie Time!

Pack from the inside out. Say the innermost part of the old place is the bedroom, pack your stuff there first all the way out to the living room. Imagine packing your stuff in the living room first and having to go all the way back to your room and pack there. That’s a lot of tip-toeing around packed boxes.

Consume perishables on the days leading up to the move. You wouldn’t know if you’ll get around to unpacking right away and setting up the kitchen first thing you get there, right? Might as well avoid spoilage and wasting your money.

Pack a “carry on” for each member of the family. It could be a box or a bag with your essentials on it. Basically, it should be the box or bag that’s opened first when you arrive at the new place. Let’s face it, we’re all tired and kinda lazy after moving into the new place. Have three-days to a week’s worth of clothes in your carry on. I think it depends on how well you know yourself. Do you see yourself really, and I mean really unpacking your stuff in three days? If not, better add some more. Your carry on should also have your personal hygiene essentials like your toothbrush, small toiletries, whatever you need to get primped up. As for me, my carry on also includes a flashlight, band-aids, alcohol – rubbing alcohol! I know what you’re thinking. You can pack that too if you like. I also pack trash bags, bottled water, wet tissue, and my phone charger.

Clean!

Since we’re not always sure if the new place is really clean, as the last tip, pack a separate box with your go-to cleaning products. It’s one of the first boxes that I open when I move to a new place. This way, you can sleep soundly on your first night in your new home with the assurance that it’s cleaned just the way you like it.

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moving tips for women

By |October 13th, 2018|

Moving Tips for Her

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There’s probably no need to check statistics on who takes up the most closet and storage space in most households. So it’s especially hard for us to pack when you have to move to your new home. Perhaps you need to relocate or have just struck the gold mine and checked one of your goals on your list – owning your own house. Sharing is caring, so here are some targeted packing tips for women to ensure a more efficient and organized move.

Let it go

I don’t mean that song from Frozen that kids keep singing over and over. But yeah, you can sing this it while you’re doing this step. You do you! Remember that scene from the first Sex and the City movie where Carrie’s packing her stuff to move in with Mr. Big on their lush penthouse? And yes, Carrie probably has more clothes in her wardrobe than all of us combined. Good thing Charlotte had good sense and thought about organizing which of Carrie’s clothing items should be kept for the move, and which ones should be tossed. So you get where I’m getting at, right? It’s hard, but it has to be done. Go through your wardrobe and check which ones should be kept and which ones should be tossed. For those that will be “tossed”, you can maybe set up a garage sale to make extra cash, box up those ones you haven’t used for a rainy day when you need emergency gifts, or donate them. Think of it as finding a new home for your old Burberry sweater. Queue teardrop rolling down your left cheek.

Makeup

If you don’t have the right bag or storage bin to actually protect your makeup from being damaged during the move, might as well take extra precaution rather than just tossing them in a box. Put cosmetic cotton pads inside compacts and palettes for that needed cushion to prevent them from breaking. For eyeliners, brow and lip pencils, bundle them up in rubber bands and wrap them up in plastic wrap. Tape it up real nice so they’re more secure. This goes the same for your precious lipstick collection. I know I speak for every one of us when I say that one of our worst nightmares is finding uncapped liners and lippies when we’re unpacking. The horror! As for liquid items like liquid foundation and body bronzers, uncap them and similar items, place saran wrap on top of the mouth of the bottle, and re-cap. Let’s throw your skincare regimen in there too, plus your lotions, shampoos, and bath gels.

Shoes and Bags

If you have shoes that you need to have repaired, make sure you’ve had them repaired before moving. Otherwise, you might risk doing more damage to your favorite boots while they’re being moved from one place to another. Invest in items to keep the form of your pricier shoes, like those buildable shoe trees or those cylindrical foams for your boots. For frugal input, you may use newspapers to stuff inside your less expensive shoes to keep their form and cut pool noodles for your boots. For bags, newspapers will come in handy too. Stuff newspaper inside bags to keep their form before packing them in boxes.

 

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Packing

By |September 26th, 2018|

A Closer Look at Moving to a New Home

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On our “How to deal with moving to a new home” blog post, I concentrated more on the basics of what needs to be prepared when moving to a new home. I only discussed about the whole packing milieu in passing, so I felt that I owe a little bit more on that particular detail. So here it goes, the spotlight now belongs to those small packing details that we tend to neglect when preparing for a move.

Hit two birds with one stone

When packing breakables, such as plates, bowls, and glasses, you may want to consider using clothes to individually wrap them. That is if you’re not that anal and you really want to save up on bubble wrap. This way, you get to save more money on not having to buy so much bubble wrap. I for one only use bubble wrap on my high-priced breakables. Also, you get to pack two things at once, clothes and breakables. As for your stemware and silverware, you may want to use socks – CLEAN socks, please! Again, you get to pack clothes and kitchen stuff. Nifty, right?

Drawers = Packed Box

Okay, a bit of context first before this bit. We all have a “thing” or “miscellaneous” drawer, right? I know I do. It’s that drawer with random items that shouldn’t necessarily be together, like screws, loose change, scissors, rubber bands, etc. Now that I’ve got that covered, if your bureaus and drawers are already organized, and it’s not a “thing” drawer, then you can consider that part of the room packed. Don’t put yourself up to more unpacking if you don’t really have to box up the contents of your drawers. This will definitely put you up for more work especially if your drawers have clothes in them.

Imagine unnecessarily packing and unpacking clothes all over again. Not to mention having to fold and arrange them again. Imagine having to arrange clothes by color, season, and purpose all over again. Oops, I went too far, didn’t I? The point is, let’s not kid ourselves into thinking that we’ll unpack and organize everything in one day. Going back, all you have to do now to secure your drawers is to reach for your handy roll of stretch wrap. You can get these in hardware or DIY stores. This way, your drawers won’t open while they’re being transported to your new home. All you have to do when they’ve been unloaded is to place them in the right room and unwrap. Definitely save your time and effort!

Cut down on boxes

Make your laundry bins, baskets, hampers, large bags, and suitcases work for you. I mean these things are essentially empty when you’re not using them. So why pack a bunch of empty and bulky items when you can use them to pack stuff too, right? If you have wheeled suitcases, they’re great for packing heavier items like books. I for one, packed used clothes inside my washing machine when we moved. That’s where they’re gonna go anyway after we’ve settled in, so why not make them “settled in” themselves?
Small = Heavy, Large = Light

Put heavier items like books on smaller boxes, and light items on big boxes. This makes moving a lot easier. Boxes can only take so much weight, so if you put heavier items on large boxes, chances are, the bottom of the box will give in to all the weight of its contents, making the move a lot harder, and puts you up to more chances of your stuff breaking. Another tip is to avoid mixing items from different rooms as this will make unpacking a lot harder.

Lastly, photos

Take photos of where all the wires go on your appliances so you won’t have to go all haywire yourself when you set them up in your new home. Another item on your list should be photos of your cleaned up old place, as well as photos of your new place before you move in. You’ll never know how much “photo evidence” will help you with your security deposit.

So there you go. I hope I helped you out a little more with these tips. Happy moving! If you need a little seed money to help you with the expenses of moving, call 1(844)651-5144 and get a car title loan today! Only the best at Sabre Lending, LLC.

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The Big Day

By |July 17th, 2018|

The Big Day! Tips for the day of moving into your new home

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Most of the tips you see about moving talks about packing. How to pack smart, packing hacks and all that good stuff. But what should you actually do to make the moving day itself a lot easier? Here are some useful tips for the big moving day.

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1. Don’t skimp on a dolly – The time that you save in getting a dolly on the day of the move doesn’t measure up to the added cost that you’re thinking twice about shelling out. Think about it, you’ll be able to easily stack lots of boxes in one trip saving you lots of time and back trouble.

 

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2. A little bribe goes a long way – Most people get friends or neighbors to help them move. If you have furniture or any other stuff that you’re planning to get rid of, tell all your friends, family or close neighbors that whoever helps you move gets first dibs on any of the things that you plan on getting rid of.

 

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3. Get a babysitter – If you have little kids, getting a babysitter to look after your kids will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. You’re going to be stressed and busy enough without adding in any crying or tantrums. Having someone to look after your kids will also prevent them from possibly getting hurt when the movers come in with the furniture or other blunt objects.

 

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4. Take photos of your old home – There’s always room for a little sentiment even on the big moving day. Years later, you’re going to appreciate being able to have photos to look at and reminisce all the memories that it brings back.

 

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5. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes – With all the back and forth business that you’ll endure during moving day, you’ll definitely want to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Wear something with pockets so you don’t misplace any valuables like your wallet, car keys and your house keys. Wear comfortable but durable shoes so you don’t hurt your feet when you accidentally bump into furniture. We all know that it’s a definite possibility!

 

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6. Separate moving day essentials – Pack a separate bag or bin with all the moving day essentials that you can think of. Scissors, box cutters, garbage bags, water bottles, snacks, a change of clothes, cleaning supplies and hand towels. It’s a good idea to pack a first aid kit too.

 

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7. Pack a “carry on” for each member of the family – It could be a box or a bag with your essentials on it. Basically, it should be the box or bag that’s opened first when you arrive at the new place. Let’s face it, we’re all tired and kinda lazy after moving into the new place. Have three-days to a week’s worth of clothes in your carry on. It depends on how well you know yourself. Do you see yourself really, and unpacking your stuff in three days? If not, better add some more. Your carry on should also have your personal hygiene essentials like your toothbrush, small toiletries, whatever you need to get primped up. Don’t forget any necessary medication that you regularly take – and your phone charger too!

 

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8. Take photos of your new place before moving in – This is especially important if you’re renting the house. Before moving all of your furniture and boxes into your new home, make sure you take pictures of any pre-existing damages while it’s still empty. Property managers will usually have a move-in checklist for you to fill out, but you might miss things if they’re covered by boxes and couches.

 

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9. Protect your mattresses – Mattresses are very hard to clean – but bedsheets can easily be laundered, so if you’re worried about your mattresses getting dirty during the move, just put a fitted sheet over each side. You’re welcome!

 

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10. Use boxes with handles – Lifting and carrying boxes are easier if the boxes have handles on them. If your boxes don’t have handles on them, cut out handles on each side with a box cutter. Voila! DIY handles!

 

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11. Stay hydrated – Put water bottles in the fridge as soon as you get to your new house. Moving is pretty much an all-day event so you’ll want to stay hydrated, and moving helpers will be grateful for the cold water breaks.

 

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12. Label each boxes appropriately – You can either write on the box itself or stick a masking tape on each of the boxes. See, it’s not enough to just put “Clothes #1” on your label. To make unpacking a lot easier, make it a point to not only write down what’s on the box but to write down which location of the new house that particular box should go into. So “Clothes #1” becomes “Clothes #1 – Master Bedroom”. This way, you have the right boxes are in the right rooms, so you won’t have to go back and forth to get your box of clothes from the kitchen all the way up to your bedroom. It’s exercise, sure, but who needs all that stress?

 

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13. Keep a fun atmosphere – Play some music or a whole season of your favorite sitcom – F.R.I.E.N.D.S anyone? A light and fun atmosphere keep everybody’s spirits up and the whole moving process less stressful. Make sure to take short rest breaks for food and water too.

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