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Items most families forget to pack when moving

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We all want to have robot-like brains, brains capable of remembering everything. But, we do not. We, humans, are usually ‘gifted’ with the type of memory that is fallible. Simply put, we usually forget things. However, during stressful processes, such as moving, our levels of forgetfulness tend to rise. And, that is perfectly normal! The most important thing is not to panic. The next most important thing is to read our list of items most families forget to pack when moving. Trust us, with this list, you will stay organized and you will not forget anything!

Prescription Medication

Without a doubt, a number one item most families forget to pack when moving is prescription medication. These items are either left on the nightstand, or in the bathroom cabinet. Of course, you may think it is not the end of the world if you left a couple of bottles of Aspirin (and it is not), but leaving behind medication that you drink daily can be bad for your health. Thus, save yourself from this big trouble, and make sure you pre-pack all of your prescription medication! And once you do that, put them in your essential bag, in your handbag, or, in your first-night box!

Medication tablets - items most families forget to pack when moving.
Prescription medications are items most families forget to pack when moving.

Various Documents

Writing down all the documents you may forget for your upcoming move is impossible. This is because there are so many of them! Moreover, what documents you may need, the person next to you may not need. In other words, deciding (and remembering) what documents you need to pack is individual. Thus, our advice is to sit down (prior to packing), take a pen and paper, and write down all the documents you think are important. These should be your personal documents (passports, birth certificate, driver’s license, etc.), legal and financial documents (wills, bank statements, etc.), employment documents (work contracts, CV, letters of recommendation, etc.), housing documents for your old and new home (property deeds, housing contracts, rental agreements, etc.), and of course, medical records, dental records, your children’s documents, your pet’s documents, etc.

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Start gathering your important documents on time!

Loaned and Stored Items

And, of course, items most families forget to pack when moving are loaned and stored items. Those are items you placed in storage or items you gave to friends or family members. In 9 times out of 10, people forget about these. And, once they remember, it is usually too late. Well, it is not too late if you are moving across the street, that is, if you are moving locally – you can always get these things when necessary. But, if you are moving across the ocean, your only two options are having those items shipped or forgetting about them forever. Thus, you know what to do – check your storage one more time and remember whether you had lent some of your belongings to people around you.

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Real estate investments in Nevada – 2022

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When most people think about Nevada they think about Las Vegas, gambling and all around over the top exuberance. However, this state has much more to offer than justĀ gambling. For starters, it has one of the hottest real estate markets in the States. Considering that about 75% of the Nevada population lives in Las Vegas, it doesn’t come as a surprise that the city of sin isĀ the place of biggest real estate investments in Nevada. On the other hand, there are a few other cities that can offer fantastic opportunities for investors too. Read More

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Tips for moving your mobile home from Tampa to Las Vegas

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Now it is time to move to a different state. It is a big challenge and a big step. If you live now in Florida and want to move to Nevada, be prepared for that step. The distance between Tampa and Las Vegas is about 2,400 miles which is not a short or simple relocation. Moving from state to state requires a good plan and organization. If your home can move, that is great. Then your home will be with you in Nevada too. But, how to make moving your mobile home from Tampa to Las Vegas easier and successful?

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Office relocation from Las Vegas to NYC done right

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Are you considering moving your Nevada business to a different state in the USA? If you want to change an office location, you should do it right. But, to accomplish it, you will need a guide to follow. Office relocation from Las Vegas to NYC is not a simple and short process. Every step should be planned in advance. Why you should do it, how to do it, who to ask for help, how to move a business and not to lose productivity, etc? There are so many different questions that need to be answered, but let’s start from somewhere.

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Moving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles – how to embrace a new lifestyle

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Moving to another state is a big step and it is very challenging. Living in Nevada and living in California is similar, but not the same. Considering moving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles require preparation and organization. To prepare like a pro for this upcoming relocation, you will need to explore. What is it like living in LA, what this city has to offer, and how to embrace a new lifestyle?

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Smart ways to reuse moving cardboard boxes

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The moving is over and the moving boxes are all around your new house. How to get rid of them? Be eco-friendly and reuse moving cardboard boxes and don’t throw them away.

We have some simple ideas on what to do with the boxes after moving is finished. Packing was one part of the process and you have packed everything, including preparing a first night box for your interstate move. After unpacking, be creative and use boxes again.

A moving dolly with boxes.
After moving and unpacking it is time to figure out what to do with all those moving boxes

How to reuse moving cardboard boxes?

Once you have moved it is time to clean a new house and to find smart ways to use your boxes again. Be creative!

  • Wrap cardboard boxes with decorative paper and use them to put gifts for your friends and family. If holidays are close, it may be a perfect way to reuse moving cardboard boxes.
  • Also, wrapped boxes can be used as storage in your home. Cover them in fabric and they can be used as a decoration too. Moving boxes covered with fabric will give your home a cozy look.
  • Put boxes in the garage or basement and store decorations, shoes, off-season clothing, old kids’ toys, etc.
  • If you have a cat, you can make a bed for your cat and decorate it. Be extravagant and bold with decorating the cat’s bed.
  • Cut cardboard and make a flower, and in the center, you can add a mirror for example. It can be used as a frame around mirrors and photos.
  • Make toys for your kids, for example, a small kitchen stove. They will be happy about new toys, especially after moving to a new home.

If you don’t want to make anything from your boxes, there are other options too:

  • Most cities have a local recycling program which is perfect for people that have a lot of cardboard boxes.
  • Ask neighbors if they need moving boxes.
  • Some moving companies are buying used moving boxes, ask around, and contact a couple of companies and sell them.
  • Contact libraries, charity organizations, food banks, churches, etc. maybe they need boxes. Those community organizations often need boxes, so help them out.

Store them in a storage unit

If you don’t have time to deal with moving boxes, but you still want to keep them, you can rent a storage unit and you won’t make clutter in your home. Pack and organize your storage unit and consider storing other items than just moving boxes.

Reuse moving cardboard boxes as a decoration boxes.
If you still have boxes, find a way to properly store them

This way, you will be able to reuse moving cardboard boxes later, or if you are moving frequently, there is no question you will need them again. Choose the right size storage unit (because bigger storages cost more) and your home will have more space.

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From Nevada to New York – move quickly and hassle-free

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Do you need to move from state to state fast and without stress? Is it possible? It is – even when you need to move across the country – from Nevada to New York.

After making a decision if you should move to New York from NV, and deciding to move there, it is time to start with packing and organizing your relocation. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, you can still manage relocation and move successfully. Don’t worry, you only need the right guide to follow.

A view of NYC at night.
Living in NY is exciting, but before starting a new life, there need to know how to relocate properly

Tips for moving from Nevada to New York fast and simple

With some simple tricks, you will be able to move hassle-free on short notice. Even if you are moving with family across the country, it is possible to handle this long-distance relocation.

  • Take inventory of your belongings and identify how much stuff you will need to take with you to NY. Don’t move everything, separate items into 3 categories, what to move, toss, and donate. When moving from Nevada to New York on short notice, you probably won’t have time to sell items.
  • Start looking for apartments in NY, they are not cheap and when you find something you like, book it immediately, because it won’t stay on the market for a long period of time.
  • Start packing ASAP because this will take you most of the time when moving. Don’t think a lot, just pack and ask for help to finish it faster.
  • Set up utilities before a moving date – electricity, water, wi-fi, install AC, etc. It is frustrating to move into a dark and cold place after traveling all day.
  • Change your mailing address, it can be easily done online. Also, cancel subscriptions if you have them.

Hire a long-distance moving company

For moving interstate, in this case to NY from NV, hire crews that can easily transport everything – from clothing to furniture. Start searching for movers immediately, especially if you are moving during the summer months. Book a reliable moving company with experience and of course, check their license before hiring them. This is one of the most important tasks to do when moving from one state to another.

A map for moving From Nevada to New York.
Moving from one coast to another is not simple and it requires preparations

Consider renting a storage unit in NY

In most cases, when people are moving quickly to another state, there is not enough time to find a place. Yes, you can stay a couple of days in B&B or in a hotel, but, where to put all your items? Don’t worry, your belongings will be safe in a storage unit, so consider renting a storage facility, big enough for all your household items.

Another advantage is that you can store items that cannot fit into your new apartment. Off-season items, decorations, bigger furniture, etc. They can all be safely stored in a self-storage in New York, and also, it is a cheaper option than renting a bigger home.

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How to prepare a first night box for your interstate move

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When moving state to state, there are many things to have in mind. One of those things is preparing for the first night in your new home. It will be an exciting and emotional experience. How to prepare a first night box for your interstate move and why this box is so important?

A box that will be opened first on a moving day and right after moving is called an essential moving box. Yes, it will be opened first, but it should be packed last.

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After moving, it is time to relax and enjoy your first nigh in a new home

Tips for preparing a first night box for your interstate move

Moving from one state to another is a long process and you probably want to move as fast as you can. Nothing is more relaxing than resting in your new home after the moving is done. But, what if you need to look for essential items for hours? This may drive you crazy. After a long and stressful moving day, you will want to take a shower, eat, and go to bed.

That is exactly why, a first night box is so important, especially if you are moving with kids. In this case, you will need to unpack their items first. It will be easier and faster if you have all those items in the same box.

Sleeping after unpacking a first night box for your interstate move.
Be prepared for the first day and night in your new home in a different state

Bedroom

Of course, because this is a first night box, pack items that will help you sleep tight.

Toileries

Nothing is more relaxing than taking a shower after traveling all day long, so pack toiletries in this box too.

  • Tooth brush and paste
  • Soap, shampoo, shower gel, conditioner
  • Towels

Kitchen

You must eat something, so prepare food and some kitchen essentials.

  • Non-perishable food, because you will be too tired to cook everything from scratch and it is not recommended to move perishable food long-distance
  • Plastic plates, cups, knife, forks, spoons.

Personal items

Be prepared for a couple of days after moving when it comes to personal items, not only for the first night.

  • Clothing
  • Electronics such as phone, tablet, PC, chargers

Emergency materials

Because it is better to be safe than sorry… The first thing to take care of is to make sure you are safe when moving interstate. You should look for trustworthy assistance but also, take some additional steps to be safer.

  • First aid kit
  • Scissors for box opening
  • Medications
  • Vitamins

If moving with kids

In case you have kids, besides items, we have listed previously, you should pack toys, some games, baby food, one new toy, books for entertainment, and other items to keep your kids happy and calm when moving cross country.

Maybe you will open your first night box for your interstate move during moving, but it is ok. Keep those items in your vehicle or in your bag if you are traveling by plane, and your kids will be satisfied.