Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Clever Ways to Make Your New House Feel Like a Home

Moving into a new home takes time. It takes time to move all of your items from one home, to the next. However, it also takes time to make the new house into a home. There are a few ways to make the house feel like a home, just by doing some simple things. Once you start feeling more comfortable in your surroundings, you can truly feel at home with the new house that you’re living in. 

Make the Kids Room First 

When you put together the rooms for the kids, you can feel more at home because they have their own spots put together. This can also make them feel more at ease, while giving them something to do while you’re working on the rest of the home.

Put Up Those Familiar Sights and Sounds

Hang up familiar family photos, and make sure to hang any clocks or run any fans that you would normally run in the home that you once had. This can make the space you just moved into more like home. Your familiar belongings can make it easier for you to feel comfortable. 

Go Along Your Regular Routine 

When you go along in your regular routine, everyone can feel more at home. When the whole home is uplifted within the world of moving, everyone is off balance and this can leave big voids in the new home. Make it a great experience by keeping everyone up to task with their normal schedules. 

Make it Comfy

Lay out that mattress, get the pillows and the blankets and make sure you’re comfortable when the time comes. You want to lay out on the comfortable pieces that you feel the most familiar with when moving somewhere new. When you feel safe within a bed, within your own blankets, then you can truly feel at home.

Skip That Pizza Delivery

Instead of ordering pizza on the first night or two at the new place, create a box for some quick meals to make and enjoy together. When you make meals in the kitchen, not only does it give the home a nice smell but it makes it feel more like you are home. Ordering pizza makes you feel more like you’re on a vacation in an unfamiliar place.

When you want to make that move a bit easier, then speak with us here at Green Truck Movers. We can help you move your items from the old house, to the new and even help you bring everything in. Moving is tough already, let us handle some of the work load. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Moving with Kids: Tips for Keeping Them Occupied

When kids are not occupied, no matter what it is that you’re doing, you’re going to end up having a harder time doing what you need to do. This is because you have to keep them occupied during the entire transaction from start to finish. In addition to this, you’re going to find that the job that would take a couple of hours actually takes twice to three times as long as it should. Don’t let this be you. Use these tips for moving with kids the next time you have to move from one home to another. 

Keeping The Kids Occupied

  1. Bring a lot of coloring books, crayons, markers and anything else that can be used to create some of the most award winning pictures. One of the best tips that was given is purchasing blank books that they can create their own stories in. This generally keeps them somewhat busy.
  2. Give them a craft or problem to solve. This can keep them busy for some time, and will keep their minds occupied, so they do not wander too much while you’re working. 
  3. Always keep snacks and drinks handy in a bag. You want to make sure that they have something to snack on, sip on and that it is within an easy reach away from them so they are not constantly asking you for these items. 
  4. Bring their electronics since this will always keep any kid occupied when the time comes. Just make sure that you have the chargers on hand and ready to go when the battery beeps that it is too low to keep going.
  5. Bring a whole pack of books, coloring items, electronic devices, their favorite toys and anything else you can think of. Snacks and drinks are a good addition but when you add all of these items to one bag, you cannot fail when it comes to providing them with something to do. 

When you’re ready to move, and you want to make your move even easier on yourself then speak with us here at Green Truck Movers. We can come out and move all of your items from one home to the next, so you can take the stress of having to do that yourself off. Let us do the work for you, so you can focus on the other things that need to be done.