|Thurs, October 20, 2016 at 6:48 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Moving out of town isn't really as awful as some people think. It just takes a lot of hard work, determination and organization. The most helpful tip for me when I was relocating was to start throwing away items I knew we hadn't used in awhile. I started purging the closets 4-5 months in advance so when it was time to start packing, I knew we were taking everything that I kept.
People tend to get frustrated because while you're packing, you come across a lot of useless items that should've been tossed out years ago. It starts to feel hopeless after awhile because you feel like you're not making any progress. You look up one day and realized you haven't really started packing, you've just been getting rid of old items. To avoid a possible meltdown, start getting rid of things early. Even though some people are excited to start packing, take your time and carefully eliminate the useless items.
In order to avoid throwing away important documents, don't rush the process. Tackle the kids room while they're in school so there's no protest while throwing out old toys. If you're having a hard time deciding what to keep, ask yourself one question: have I used this item in the last year? If not, toss it. I hope this helps you guys to get things in motion.
|Thurs, October 13, 2016 at 9:29 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
I've lived out of town for almost seven years now bouncing between Michigan, to North Carolina and now settled in Houston, TX so I know relocating can be frustrating. Whether you moved for a new job opportunity, college or just to get away for awhile, learning a new city can be tough. Anybody that has lived out of town knows there is no better feeling than randomly meeting someone that's from your hometown in your new city. A conversation is sparked just from them noticing your college team hat, your accent or your out of town vehicle plate.
They ask how you like it, how long you've been here and when was the last time you've been home. Believe it or not, those small conversations give you the same feeling of bumping into an old high school buddy in the grocery store except you've never met this person before. Weird, right?
It's crazy how talking to a complete stranger from your hometown gives you a sense of comfort and somehow makes you feel less lonely even if it's just for a few moments. I know firsthand everyone needs an out of town buddy so that's why I created MIBUDDY.