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New Home? 5 Must-Haves Once You’ve Unpacked

5 Jun

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Are you moving soon, or maybe just recently moved?  The pandemic kicked off a housing boom, between the flexibility of working from home, low interest rates and/or people just looking for a change of scenery after being cooped up for a year. With everything else involved in moving, here are five must-haves you don’t want to forget.

1. New Stampers / Addressing

Love My State Self Inking Stamper

This is the perfect time to order new address stampers and labels.  You can choose from a variety of styles and ink colors – maybe something that matches your color scheme or a subtle nod to your state/locale.  This not only makes sending mail easier, but it lets people know your new address as well.

2.  Welcome Mat

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Now that boxes are unpacked, you definitely want to get a cheerful welcome mat.  You can get something traditional or have fun with seasonal welcome mats that you can switch out.  You can also try the latest trend of layering a rug and a welcome mat for a fun and inviting front door.  For some mat layering inspo, we love the ideas on this blog.

3.  Plants

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Whether you’re adding a few plants by a sunny window or some bigger plants to anchor a room, plants add warmth indoors.  They also can have health benefits as they contribute to cleaner, healthier air we breath which can benefit your well-being and sense of calm. When choosing the type of plants, make sure to keep in mind how much sunlight (direct and/or indirect) they need and how often they need to be watered. If you’ve got a busy active lifestyle, here are some suggestions for low maintenance plants.

4.  Moving Cards

Moving cards

Now that you are officially settled in, it’s the perfect time to send moving cards to your family and friends.  You can let them know your new address, new phone numbers (if they’ve changed) and any other important information.  These also make is easier for your friends and family to update your address on their contacts.

5.  New Luggage Tags

Pink Navy and Lime Chevron Luggage Tags

Before you book your next vacation, you’ll need to update your luggage tags with your new address.  Order new luggage tags as soon as you’re done unpacking so you don’t forget once you’re planning your trip.  You can even add updated personalized luggage tags to your kids backpacks, gym bags and camp bags.

Happy New Home!

xo,

Jennifer

 

7 Great Packing Tips

17 Jul

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Summer is a popular time for people to move.  The weather is nice, it’s before the new school year starts and it makes it easy to meet new neighbors, too.  However, moving can be an overwhelming and stressful time.  I found a list of 7 great packing tips from move.com to help you get ready!

Packing Tip #1: Don’t procrastinate. This seems simple enough, but getting started can be difficult. A few weeks prior to your move, start packing several boxes a day. Begin with items that are least essential to your daily life. If you pace yourself, you will be more organized and the job won’t be so overwhelming. Make packing easier by not waiting to get started.

Packing Tip #2: Pack room-by-room. Focus on one area of a room at a time and don’t mix items from different rooms in one box. To prevent miniature knickknacks and small items from being lost or mistakenly thrown out with the packing paper, wrap them in brightly-colored tissue paper.

Packing Tip #3: Label clearly. On the top and side of each box, write a general description of the contents and the room name. Use different colored markers for each room, which will provide additional clarity for you and your movers.

Packing Tip #4: Stay clean. Regular newspaper may bleed ink onto your possessions. Use white packing paper to wrap all items.

Packing Tip #5: Use boxes designed for moving. Boxes obtained from grocery or liquor stores are not always clean and might not hold the weight of the items that you will be putting in them. In addition, varying box sizes can make loading more difficult.

Packing Tip #6: Know what you can’t pack. Some common household items can’t be shipped because they are hazardous. Don’t wind up on the wrong side of the law.

Packing Tip #7: Don’t box up everything. You should personally transport heirlooms, important papers, legal documents (wills, passports. etc.), and valuables. Make packing easier by decided what doesn’t need to be packed.

Of course, once you settle in, you need to let everyone know that you’ve moved.  While we can’t help you move (sorry … we have plans that day!), we can help you with moving cards and moving announcements, personalized stampers, labels and more.

xoxo,

Jennifer

 

7 Packing Tips Source:  Moving.com

Making a Move this Summer

13 Jun

Summer is a popular time to sell and buy a new home.  Most people feel that summer is the best time to move as the weather is ideal.  If you have children, summer is a great time to move as their school year has ended and they can settle in before they start their new school year in the fall.  It’s important to let family and friends know of your move so they can update their records for future correspondence.  The Stationery Studio has three great solutions to make it easy to let everyone know of your new address:

  • 38951_BC79BC5D-E372-7A98-AB7EEB0BBF84CF48Moving Announcements – What better way to let people know of your new address than with a moving announcement?  With so many stylish designs to pick from, these are a great way to announce your move.  These are also easy to tuck into address books to make sure you’re not forgotten when holiday cards are sent.

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  • Personalized Address Labels – These are perfect for all your correspondence and with so many options to pick from, you can chose an address label that reflects your personality. Address labels are also perfect for children’s school supplies that need to be labeled.

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  • Stampers – Personalized self-inking stampers are an easy and affordable way to display your new address. With so many styles and colors to choose from, there is something for everyone.

 

I also found this great article “33 Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier” by Peggy Wang.  There are some really great moving tips in her article that I wish I had known about when I moved!

xoxo

Jennifer