Consider a Green Move With Reusable Plastic Crates

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Did you know that nearly 90 million cardboard boxes are disposed of every year? While this number at face value is very dismal, there are plenty of tangible ways to minimize this environmental impact. You personally have the power to reduce this number simply by renting reusable plastic crates for your next move. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of utilizing plastic crates and opting for a green move.
Save Money and Resources

Moving is an expensive process. Cardboard boxes can cost a pretty penny, especially if you’re purchasing quality ones to ensure the safety of your items. Why invest money in these items that’ll just sit in a landfill after a single use? Consider instead, renting plastic crates. Most moving companies offer this solution. Well, let’s rephrase that, moving companies worth working with will offer this solution. It’s important to support businesses doing their part to minimize waste and their environmental impact. Not only will these crates come at a lower cost, but they can also be used by dozens of more individuals moving more in the future.

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Tasks That Should Be Done During Moving Day

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Moving day is stressful. Once the movers leave your boxes thrown all over the home, where do you begin? Before the movers leave, there are some things you should already have taken care of. These are a few tasks you need to make sure are done on moving day, so that you and your family can enjoy your new home together once the day’s stresses have dissipated.

Check and Double-Check for Forgotten Items

Once your items have been taken out and loaded on the moving truck, do a final walkthrough of your house or apartment to make sure nothing has been left behind. Visit every room and check all the closets, cabinets, and shelves, go through the garage, the attic, and the basement, look in the crawl space, under the stairs, on the walls and in any other place where something may be hiding. If you’re leaving any furniture behind, make sure all the drawers are empty.

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The Mobile Apps Can Help You During Your Next Move

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Moving is a stressful process for most people. Finding an apartment or home, comparing insurance policies, looking for movers, and packing, are a few of the many tasks on your to-do list. And, this list seems to continually grow as you get closer to moving day. You don’t have to do it on your own. There are several great apps to help you with the moving process, and finding the perfect place to live. Let’s highlight a few of them.
Yelp

It’s not a “moving” app per se, but it’s the best app out there to help you find anything. Need to hire movers? Don’t do so without first checking their Yelp reviews. If you plan on renting a moving truck, compare local companies on Yelp first to find the best rates. Need insurance for your new home or condo? You can find insurers in the local area on Yelp. You can find cheaper moving supplies and know exactly where to go for your packing supplies when the time comes to move. Yelp will make your life much easier. It will weed out the bad players in the market, and help you easily find the most affordable supplies, movers, and help ensure the moving day goes as planned.
Zillow

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Young Millennials Moving Across America – A Few Facts

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Millennials are on the move. They represent the most mobile generation in America. We don’t mean they drive a lot and use smartphones (while that is also true); they are pulling up stakes and relocating. According to the United States Census Bureau, from 2007 to 2012, Millennials made up about 24% of the total population, but accounted for 43% of the movers.

Not only are a lot of Millennials moving, they’re moving frequently. A recent survey of 1,000 individuals conducted by Porch found that Millennials moved an average of once every two years. To put it in perspective, Gen Xers moved about once every four years, and Baby Boomers about six.

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DIY Housewarming Crafts for Your New Home

If a friend, co-worker or loved one has finally overcome the upheaval of moving home, it is definitely worth celebrating and encouraging them while they settle into their new place. A housewarming is a great way to get together help out and help someone enjoy their new home or rental a thoughtful housewarming gift helps them settle in and start the process of making memories.

What better way to share a considered present than by handcrafting something that can be enjoyed and make a tasteful decorative feature. Here we share some great craft projects that will make a treasured housewarming treat.
Delight the senses with a set of fragranced, handcrafted soaps

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