Packing for a Move
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Packing for a Move

Welcome to my website. I’m hoping to provide you with some useful packing tips. My name is Ellen Monday. My family and I moved from a very large home to a large home. My point being, although we still live in a large house, we did downsize. It was almost like packing for two moves because we had belongings going to the new house and some going to storage. We had to make decisions about what we wanted to keep, store and get rid of. I have some tips on how we made those decisions, and the best ways we found to pack. Items that were going into storage were packed differently than those we were moving to the new house. Boxes had to be carefully and clearly marked so we didn’t end up storing our everyday dishes or something tragic like that! Hope you enjoy my blog.


Packing for a Move

Insight To Help You Look For The Right Apartment For Your Needs

Aaron Carroll

When you are searching for your next apartment in which to live, there are certain things you look for, depending on whether you have several family members or have a pet or two. You can't always pick an apartment based on its outdoor pool or covered parking spaces, for example, because you need to look at some of the most important features of the property. Here are some tips you can use to help you in your search for the right apartment for your personal and family's needs.


A cat, dog, bird, fish, or other pet that you own is usually considered an important member of your family and you will want them to be able to move with you. And the apartment you choose to live in needs to allow pets specific to yours, especially if it is a four-legged friend that often may not be allowed in some rental properties.

Make sure you look for an apartment community that allows pets inside the unit. If your pet is a dog of a large breed, check with the property manager if it is allowed as well. Sometimes, a rental property will allow cats and small dogs but not dogs of a larger breed, such as a St. Bernard or German Shepard.

Also, look to see if the property has a dog run, dog park, or outside common area where you dog can run and play. This type of area is important, as your dog needs space to play outside.

A pet-friendly apartment community may charge you pet rent and an additional pet deposit to cover any damages your pet may cause while you live at the apartment. Be sure you understand all the fees listed in your rental agreement so you know what you are liable for during your lease.

Available Laundry Hook-Ups

Another important feature in a rental apartment is the availability to laundry hook-ups inside the unit or on the property. It is best for you to find an apartment that will let you bring your own washer and dryer to hook up in the apartment or provide one with the apartment. The convenience and cost-effectiveness of having laundry in your home can be priceless at times. 

But if you do not have your own washer and dryer or a place inside the apartment, it can be helpful with the property has a laundry facility. Because it is close by your apartment, it makes it easier to do laundry and can be less expensive than using the services of a local laundromat. For more information about two bedroom apartments, contact apartments in your area.