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Moving Troubles? Reasons You May Need Extra Help

Moving Troubles? Reasons You May Need Extra Help

It is not simple for many to move into a new place and even more difficult to move over a long distance. Moving to a new city or state can be very troublesome. Regardless, there are ways to make this procedure easy on you. Yes, all your moving troubles can be solved!

Transferring all your possessions from one home to another is easier said than done. Something that’s even more complicated—relocating an entire company or business. In addition to repositioning, you will be swamped with a number of errands to conclude. To ease your predicaments, advance grounding can assist.

1. Prepare ahead of time

The previous owner of the place you are moving to might not have cleaned the place. Visit in advance and make all the adjustments: get the locks changed, clean or paint the house, if it’s needed, etc.

The same goes for your company. Make all arrangements beforehand, organise and set up all equipment that is not getting shipped.

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Preparing ahead of time is also key if you are moving out of state. Out of state movers may come in handy because you may need heavy lifting and transportation over a long distance, which requires fuel and other transportation costs.

You can easily calculate the cost of moving out of state here.

2. Get comfortable with the new place

Plan out the errands you will have to run after your move. Is there anything you can strike off of your list of ‘things to do’ beforehand? Get all the required permits, set up the furniture or you can even get to know your neighbours!

If you are putting together your company, ensure all amenities for your workforce are taken care of. Eliminating a few responsibilities will ease the actual moving process.

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3. Numerous professional options

Facing trouble finding the perfect movers? Do not fret. Just reflect upon your most important obligations. Do you want to hire professional movers or want to opt for both a packing and moving service?

You can ask your friends or acquaintances with such experiences for counsel. Explore moving websites with great customer feedback and reviews online.

4. All that packing

This is where you can ease off and get assistance from professional movers and packers. This is an advantage if you are not so fond of the packing process.

You can save yourself the trouble and some possible hazards as well. If you are clumsy or are strapped for time and you think you might break or damage something, leave it to the professionals. They will wrap up everything for you in an organised manner, and you will only be left to deal with minor packaging issues.

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5. Heavy lifting

Heavy lifting is taxing, but you don’t have to do it and let the professional movers do it for you. Make sure you have adequate packing boxes and relevant supplies already arranged. (Check to make sure if the movers provide this with the moving service.)

Alternatively, another option is professional companies that in addition to moving your stuff will also help you pack it.

This is up to you.

6. Storage facilities

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how hard you try, the dates simply just don’t match. If you have to leave your previous place early and there is still time to move into the new one, choose a storage facility.

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Your belongings will get a lot of space and remain safe, which will leave you worry free.

There are a lot of advantages to hiring dedicated movers and packers as all packing and heavy lifting will be taken care of by the professional movers. This leads you to worry about meeting new people and exploring new places!

Featured photo credit: Richard Nolan via unsplash.com

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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