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Five Moving Mistakes to Avoid - Moving is hectic and often back breaking—between all the prep work and packing and the heavy lifting, most people find relocating nothing short of stressful. In the midst of all its craziness, there are some common mistakes we all make. Here are five to look out for and avoid during your relocation process:  Hiring Unprofessional MoversThe whole point of hiring professionals is to avoid a lot of the stress and strain of moving. Employing the help of those who are not pros in the business often leaves people with more stress than if they hadn’t hired anyone. The horror stories range from being ripped off to having items damaged or stolen. Save yourself trouble and find a reliable company to entrust with your belongings.

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Feng Shui Your Home - The Chinese art of harmonizing with one’s surroundings—known as Feng Shui—is said to purport harmony in the home and office.

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How to Avoid Moving Scams - Like any other business, the relocation industry has its share of scams. You put your belongings into the hands of strangers and the move doesn’t go as planned: Your items get damaged, the move costs more than the agreed-upon price or even worse your items are stolen or lost. But your move doesn’t have to become a nightmare. With a little bit of research, you can avoid potential scams or headaches. Here are some tips for you to avoid moving scammers: Conduct Cursory ResearchWord of mouth is often the best method for evaluating a product or company. A little online research can reveal a lot about moving companies. Check everything from reviews to social media sites to anything else you can find on the company. Speak to friends, co-workers and your real estate agent to get recommendations. Then make a list of potential companies and check the ratings of the companies on your short list on the American Moving & Storage Association and the Better Business Bureau websites.Check the Com

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Moving Houseplants - Like other living beings, houseplants need special attention and must be moved with care. They are sensitive to stressors—such as temperature and lack of air—and are prone to breakage and damage. But with some preparation, they can survive the trip to their new home. Here are some tips to keep your plants happy and healthy during a move:  HIRE A COMPANY THAT MOVES PLANTSNot every relocation company takes on the responsibility of moving living things. Talk to various professionals to see who moves plants and read reviews of people to see how their botanical buddies fared during the move. PREPARE PLANTSA week of two prior to the move, remove all the dead leaves of your plants. Additionally, give them a good pruning—not only does this strengthen the plants but it also makes them more compact, which means it’s easier for them to be transported.

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Moving With Cats: Tips - Even before moving day arrives, just like their owners, cats will start to feel the stress. Lots of boxes, strange smells, anxious Mom or Dad, potential disruption to their feeding schedule and a decrease in cuddle and play time.

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Fixing Damages Before Moving Out: A Renter’s Guide - Moving into a new place is exciting and most of us want nothing more than to get there and bid farewell to our old apartment quickly.

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Finding Friends After Moving - Once the hard task of moving ends, another difficult task begins: Finding new friends and settling in with the neighbors and the neighborhood. While we all seem to do this more naturally as kids, the idea of fitting in seems more trying as adults. But there are some surefire ways to make the process of settling in your new environs a bit easier. Here are some tips: Get to Know Your NeighborsAfter you’ve settled in you might try knocking on a few neighboring doors and introducing yourself.

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Tips for Moving in the Winter - Baby it’s cold outside and moving in these temperatures can be a bit trying. But there’s a bit of good news for movers on these dreary days: Relocation companies aren’t as busy as they are during the warmer seasons and you might be able to score better rates for movers and trucks.

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Five Ways to Ring in the New Year at Home - If you just moved into your New York apartment, you might be looking for a low-key New Year celebration. Despite all the activities of our bustling city, it’s nice to stay home where it’s warm and cozy and to not have to worry about transportation, which can be crowded and at times scarce. Here are five ways to ring in 2017 from the comfort of your apartment: Game NightWe’re not just talking Charades and Monopoly. There are so many fun games designed for adults (like Loaded Questions or Wits and Wagers) that you wouldn’t have trouble picking up a few new ones to play on the last eve of 2016. Invite a few friends, get some snacks and drinks and you’ll be sure to have a fun night. Cozy DinnerBe it a dinner for one, or two or a larger group, there’s nothing nicer than having a pleasant meal at home. You don’t need to get fancy and can keep it simple with dishes like pasta with a store bought sauce or an oven-roasted fish or meat.  Desserts and BubblesIf cooking isn’t y

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Incorporating 2017’s Color of the Year into Your Décor - Last week, Pantone announced 2017’s color of the year as being a yellowish green called Greenery. This vibrant shade of green, reminiscent of spring, is one that can easily work in homes to bring that fresh bit of nature indoors. If you like the shade as much as we do and you’re looking to incorporate it into the décor of your newly moved in apartment, here are some tips: Paint a WallResearch has shown that the color green enhances creativity. So if you’re in the arts, you might consider painting the wall above your desk or workspace this shade of green. You might think of using this color in your living quarters too, because it brings in that bit of nature we’re always missing in NYC.  Decorative Pillows and ThrowsWe love using decorative pillows and throws as a way to change up the look of a room without investing too much time and energy. Look for colors close to Greenery at your favorite retailers and if you can’t find what you need, head on over to the Garment Distri
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