Settling In

The moving process may be complete, but the adjustment process is just beginning. There are steps you should take to update your information, find your footing, and make your house feel like home.

  • What is a Staycation?

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on August 27, 2009

    Not only is a staycation a great way to save money, but it can also give you a chance to get acquainted with your new home and the surrounding area. Why travel for a vacation, when you already have a whole new world to explore?

  • Helping Children to Adjust

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on August 27, 2009

    Moving can be very stressful for children. Leaving friends and maybe family behind to start life in an unfamiliar place may overwhelm them. There are, however, a few things you can do to help them adjust to their new environment.

  • Helping Plants Grow in a New Environment

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on August 27, 2009

    While almost anything in your home can require special care when you're moving , your plants are perhaps at the top of that list. Because they are living things, plants can be especially difficult to relocate. Even if you do get your plants successfully to your new home, getting...

  • Reflecting on the Move

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on August 27, 2009

    You've completed your move. Congratulations: you have finished a large, emotionally and physically exhausting undertaking. Now that you've arrived, you may feel like the work has just begun, but it's important to take a little time for yourself and reflect on where you are and...

  • Tips for Cleaning Your New Home

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on September 19, 2012

    It’s always a good idea to go through the home after you move in and make sure that no dirt or debris was left behind by the previous owners in their haste when they were moving out.

  • Dealing With a Bad Moving Experience

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on February 22, 2013

    While a bad moving experience can happen to just about anyone at any time, it's how we deal with those experiences that allow us to move on from it and learn from it, so that we can grow as people and be more aware of what to look out for next time we move.

  • How to Help Your Child Adjust to a New School

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on November 19, 2018

    No matter their age, getting your kids on board with a move can be an especially daunting task. They will have to say good-bye to their room, their school, their teachers, and most importantly, their friends. Once you get them settled into their new environment and coping with...

  • Things You Should Buy When Moving into a New Home

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on March 3, 2013

    At the end of the day, there are certain essentials that every homeowner should have to start off. This guide will walk you through exactly what those necessities are.

  • How to Cope With Moving Anxiety and the Fear of Relocation

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on November 19, 2018

    Moving can be a catalyst for anxiety, but not all anxious behaviors are necessarily bad. Anxiety can often make us more alert, motivate us to take action and encourage us to be efficient. Constant anxiety can become problematic if overwhelming feelings interfere with your life....

  • Throwing a Housewarming Party on a Budget

    Jenna Farmer  Posted by Jenna Farmer on May 20, 2013

    You have already gotten through the biggest and most stressful hurdle - your actual move from one place to another, so now you owe it to yourself to kick back and relax a little, and have some fun while you're at it! The only problem: that move left your wallet close to empty, so...

  • The First Day in Your New Home

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on May 27, 2013

    With so much to do and seemingly so little time, you can become overwhelmed on the first day of living in your new home. But there is no need to fret--this guide will give you a few tips on the first day in your new home and how to handle the once in a lifetime experience. There...

  • How to Throw Your First Pool Party in Your New Home

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on June 11, 2013

    Now that you have your new home and a pool, it is obvious what you have to do next. Party! There is no better way to get to know the neighbors than inviting them over to a housewarming pool party. The fun, family-friendly gathering will entertain children and adults alike as you...

  • How to Find a New Job When You Move

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on June 28, 2013

    If you're moving on short notice and don't have a lot of time to look for a new job in the place where you're moving, sometimes you have no choice but to move first and look for a new job second.

  • Great Money-Saving Ideas for Your Staycation

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on July 8, 2013

    If you don't have the means or the time to plan your dream getaway this year, read on for some creative and affordable tips for an awesome staycation that you and your family will love.

  • How to Baby-Proof Your Home

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on July 16, 2013

    Having a baby is a life-changing experience--so it's only natural that your home will have to change as well. Bringing a tiny infant into your home can make you realize that the seemingly safe place you have been living in is actually loaded with potential hazards. But don't...

  • How to Deal With Depressed Children After a Move

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on July 18, 2013

    If your child is having a difficult time to adjusting to your move--or even to the idea of moving--read on for some tips on how to ease them through the process with love and support.

  • Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Bedroom

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on July 30, 2013

    While it may take your child some time to get adjusted to his new bedroom, there are a few helpful tips and pieces of advice to follow that will help you speed up that process and have your child enjoying his new room even more than he enjoyed his old one.

  • How to Stay Close with Friends After Moving

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on July 31, 2013

    If you are planning a long distance move in the near future, you may have anxiety about how to maintain your friendships with the people closest to you. Moving away from friends and family can be the most stressful and heartbreaking aspect of long distance relocation, but it...

  • 10 Ways to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on December 20, 2018

    There are millions of might-have-been marriages between couples whom simply couldn't survive the separation of moving to far away sectors. But don't think that figure has stopped millions of other couples who have kept their love alive although they live in different areas....

  • How to Make Creative Housewarming Invitations

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on March 7, 2014

    Since you want to make a good first impression, there are many different creative ways to make housewarming invitations that really capture the spirit of the event.

  • Your Complete Back to School Guide

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on August 14, 2013

    It's that time of year again---summer vacation is coming to a close and the kids are reluctantly shuffling back to their classrooms for another year of academics. In addition to your children's anxiety and back-to-school jitters, you are jotting down shopping lists and making...

  • Top 5 Items You Need When Moving Into a New Place

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on October 10, 2013

    When you're getting ready to move into a new home, there are certain items you will need. Besides obvious things needed to live comfortably day-to-day--such as like food, furniture, and appliances-- there are other items that are just as essential. The following are what we...

  • How to Transition from a Nursery to a Toddler's Room

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on March 21, 2014

    Your little baby is suddenly not a baby anymore. She took her first wobbly steps, sputtered her first words and has developed an ever-increasing need to know "why". You are now the proud parent of a toddler. Besides trading in her crib for a big-kid bed, it may also be time to...

  • How to Adjust to a New Job After You Move

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on August 20, 2014

    After a stressful move, you may feel especially apprehensive about starting your new job. No matter how many times you have been the new person in the office, settling into a new work environment is always daunting. Make the most of your new position, impress your employer, and...

  • Items to Replace After a Move

    Cassandra Rose  Posted by Cassandra Rose on July 16, 2015

    Moving is an expensive undertaking, and you will want to cut corners to save money where you can. However, there are some items you will want to or should replace after your move is finished. Items to replace To save both time and money during your move, you will want to part...

  • How to Buy Furniture for Your New Home

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on November 17, 2014

    If you're upgrading from a one-bedroom apartment to a four-bedroom home you will need some more furniture to fill it after you move. While it's important to have a place to sit, it's equally important to have patience when it comes time to buy your furniture. You just spent a...

  • How to Adjust to a New Climate After a Move

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on April 5, 2013

    Adjusting to your new home after a long distance move can be both exciting and stressful. It's doubtful you will immediately love everything about your new region--particularly if it is drastically different than your old home. If you are moving to a city in a different climate...

  • How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

    Robert Moreschi  Posted by Robert Moreschi on April 3, 2012

    That’s why it’s so important that you take the necessary steps to protect your identity. Identity theft affects millions of people every year, and it can be as simple as have your credit or debit card skimmed and used for fraudulent purchases without your knowledge.

  • Using the Internet to Stay in Touch After Your Move

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on November 25, 2014

    Homesickness is normal after a move--even if you're only moving to the other side of town. When it's inconvenient to meet for coffee with old neighbors and impossible to visit every weekend, using the internet to stay in touch is your best bet. Here are some tips for keeping in...

  • Establishing Routines in Your New Town

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on January 28, 2015

    Routines may sound boring, but many people find comfort in them. But what do you do when your routines are all jumbled and out of whack after you move? Establish new ones! Creating routines in your new town after you move might sound like a difficult project, but don’t...

  • Updating Licenses, Voter Registration, and Other Paperwork

    Sean McClain  Posted by Sean McClain on August 27, 2009

    You'll want to make sure that everything is in order once you move into your new home. You wouldn't want to run into any legal trouble just because you forgot to fill out some paperwork.

  • Budget Friendly Ways to Decorate After a Move

    Ana M. Ferrer  Posted by Ana M. Ferrer on January 28, 2015

    After moving, you’re likely strapped for cash, so decorating your home can easily become an afterthought. But part of settling into a new home after you move is decorating it and making it your own. When you’re on a budget after a move, try some of these inexpensive...

  • 7 Tips for Adjusting to Your New Home

    Ryan Hussey  Posted by Ryan Hussey on January 18, 2019

    The moving process may be complete, but the adjustment process is just beginning. After your move, you must face the daunting assignment of settling into your new home. This transition is tough for everyone -- especially when you have children and pets that need to adjust.

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