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Helping your College Student move in without (ALL OF) the Stress

Moving into your dorm or apartment as a college student is extremely exciting – until you factor in packing, transporting your stuff AND unpacking. Here are some tips on how to make moving in a little less painful —

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1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.

The worst part about moving is never knowing where any of your stuff is when you first touch down at your new place. Relieve some of your stress by packing an overnight bag that has everything you need for a day or two so you can shower and decompress after a long day of moving.

2. Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing.

3. In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, so you know what to unpack first.

Nothing is more frustrating than getting everything in your new place and then having no clue where it goes. Have your boxes labeled so that you (or your movers) can drop the boxes off in the rooms they are meant to go in. Saves you time in the long run.

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How to Negotiate a Lease Renewal!

So you really like your place but you’re worried that renewing your lease might mean that your rent will raise – or maybe you want to see if you can lower your rent since you’re a trustworthy renter. Here are some tips on how to negotiate your lease renewal!

1. Show off what a great tenant you are

Note that you haven’t burned the place down, bounced a check, disturbed the neighbors, snuck a pet in, or broken a window.

2. Try to extend your lease.

Guaranteeing that you’ll stick with them might be worth more than an increased rent.

3. Offer money up-front.

4. Come up with some requests. Would you be willing to pay the increased rent if they’d just replace those awful, drafty windows? Or the crumbling grout in your bathroom? What if they agreed to bring an exterminator twice a month instead of once? How about access to the backyard?

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Tips on How to Make Moving (Mostly) Painless

Moving into your place is extremely exciting – until you factor in packing, transporting your stuff AND unpacking. Here are some tips on how to make morning a little less painful —

1. Pack an overnight bag containing all the essentials.

The worst part about moving is never knowing where any of your stuff is when you first touch down at your new place. Relieve some of your stress by packing an overnight bag that has everything you need for a day or two so you can shower and decompress after a long day of moving.

2. Wrap your breakables (dishes, glasses, etc.) in clothing.

3. In addition to labeling what’s in your boxes, add what room they’ll be going into, as well.

Nothing is more frustrating than getting everything in your new place and then having no clue where it goes. Have your boxes labeled so that you (or your movers) can drop the boxes off in the rooms they are meant to go in. Saves you time in the long run.

4. Pack plates vertically – They’ll be less likely to break.

5. If you’re renting, take photos of your cleaned-out old home and your new home before moving in.

This is the most vital tip! Make sure that you take a picture of you rental before you move in to show any previous damage so that you do not get charged when your lease is up.

 

Happy moving!

 

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Tips You Need Before Moving in With Your Partner

Moving in with your significant other can be exciting – and also really scary. Here are some tips to help maneuver through the transition and also keep your relationship healthy —

1. Ask the person moving in, “How can we make this space more yours?”

You want to make sure that it feels like a shared space and not one person has all of the say. That may make one of you feel as if you don’t belong in your own home.

2. Split the bills up accordingly.

Decide (before you move in) what you each are able to afford. Are one of you willing to pay a little more than the other person because you make more? These are things to figure out before signing the lease and/or getting cable when you might want to just go with WIFI for the smaller bill.

3. Figure out your schedules.

Know how to keep the house balanced. Whoever gets home first can tidy up or start dinner. If you want up first water the plants and feed the dog. Make sure that you are splitting whatever chores according to your schedules.

4. Have a housewarming.

Make this official! Have a housewarming party and let your friends and family join in on the celebration of you and your partner getting your own place and taking a HUGE step in your relationship. This also gets FREE food to your house if you do a potluck.

5. Give each other space

As much as you love each other, everyone needs some alone time. Carve out some times in the day or week to give each other some space – Distance makes the heart grow fonder!

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Good luck and happy moving! Remember, EVERYONE gets stressed while moving, but the best part is – you’re getting to call this new space “home” with the person you love – or at least really like and would like to live with.

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