What to do after you move into a new home.
Recently, I had the luxury of buying a new washing machine. Nothing like unexpected things going wrong at home to force you into unexpected purchases. But the buying of the washer wasn’t the problem. It was the fact that in order to get my old washer hauled away, I had to move it out of my laundry room and outside the house in order for the delivery folks to take it away.
I learned so much about people through our recent work with Dr. Robi Ludwig, the noted psychotherapist who helped us understand what makes homeownership a part of who we are. Among other things, Dr. Robi described the human need to put down roots and our desire to be viable parts of a community. Our home provides emotional and psychological benefits that go far beyond financial returns. I couldn’t agree more.
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For many people, finding a new home is more than a matter of personal taste and individual finance – it’s a family affair. I’ve bought a house as a newlywed couple and then again with a child, but buying one now with my three boys would certainly be a different experience. For those buying a new home to accommodate a growing family, it is an exciting step in one’s life, but it can also be a balancing act.
I hate packing. Boxes, bubble wrap, markers for writing on cardboard boxes. I don’t know about you, but I find no matter how many times I write what room a packed box is suppose to go in it usually ends up in the wrong place. That’s part of the reason why I love this simple idea of “color coding” when packing boxes
There’s nothing quite like the chaos of getting ready to move. Boxes, newspaper, bubble wrap, packing tape, etc. Now throw kids into the mix and you’ve got yourselves a recipe for a potentially stressful experience. With two young boys at home and one more expected in November, I can’t imagine what it would be like [...]
To understand the best way to move, I talked with Laura McHolm who is the Co- Founder of NorthStar Moving Corporation and is famous for being a “celebrity mover.” I sat down with Laura to see what unknown insights she could provide to the average home owner making a move with a professional moving company.