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What to Know Before Moving to Chicago

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So, you’re moving to Chicago. Whether it be for work or pleasure, there are many great features this beautiful city has to offer. But keep in mind that like all cities, Chicago is not perfect; it will have its advantages as well as disadvantages. So, it’s important to know what you will be moving into beforehand to avoid unexpected surprises when you get there. In a nutshell, if you love diversity, exploring different cultures, sports, and art, but don’t mind the cold, this city is the one for you. Here are some more tips on what to know before moving to Chicago. 1. Get used to the ColdEven if you are from the Midwest, Chicago winters can be more brutal than you expect. They surely don’t call it the Windy City for nothing, so in addition to sub-zero temperatures in January, nothing will scream cold with the burst of wind coming from all directions. You will also find yourself missing the sun after leaving work, making it feel later earlier in the day. Despite many indoor and winter ac…

Five things you should never keep in your storage unit

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Whether you’re relocating, downsizing, or just need a place to hold onto a few of your things, a personal storage unit often serves as the best option. Public storage units offer people a safe place to store most of their belongings. In fact, everything from old clothes and furniture to large cars and boats can be stored at an appropriate storage facility. Still, sometimes you may find yourself in a position where you shouldn’t store some of your things inside your personal storage unit. One of the best parts about investing in a personal storage unit remains the level of versatility and flexibility they provide. Whenever you find yourself in need of a little extra space around the house or a place to keep some seasonal decorations, you can always rely on your personal storage unit. While this level of flexibility is often one of the key draws of renting a personal storage unit, there are a few things you should always avoid storing inside of them. #1: Combustible or flammable materia…

The Best Countries to Live In If You Are a Woman

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It is the twenty-first century and we might think that equal rights are granted to everyone around the world now. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Different races, nationalities, and genders are viewed differently in various parts of the world. So even if you feel like you have all the rights you need at home, moving abroad might change this. So if you are thinking about moving abroad, we strongly recommend you take this criterion into consideration as well. For that reason, we have decided to compile a list of the best countries in the world to live in if you are a woman. LuxembourgLuxemburg was one of the first countries in the world to allow women to vote. This happened way back in 1919, the same year the suffrage amendment was passed in the United States. New ZealandNew Zealand is known all around the world as one of the most peaceful countries out there. With such a reputation, it’s no wonder that this country is fertile ground for gender equality. SwitzerlandOne of the most di…

10 things to do before your moving day

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Moving home brings with it many different tasks that need to be completed and as it gets nearer to your removal date it is easy to lose momentum, even for the most organised of people. Finding a professional, experienced removal company can help to ease the stress at this time, as you can be confident they are on top of your removals needs, and your moving day will go to plan.

Take a look at these ten tasks that you should be doing before your moving day to ensure the run up to your move and the first few days in your new home is less demanding. 1. Notify utility companies and insurance providers Inform your utility company and insurance providers of the date of your move so they can discontinue your service at your current address. You will also have to let them know your new address for them to post you a final bill.

Don’t forget to take a meter reading before you leave on your moving day, you will need to pass this on to your suppliers for them to send you your final bill. Keep a no…

How to Move Out of Your Parents’ House in 13 Easy Steps

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So you’ve decided to leave the nest? Congratulations! Moving out of your parents’ house is a bigdeal. It’s a process that requires plenty of careful planning, consideration and “adulting” (as they say). To help you successfully move out of your parents’ home, we’ve put together 13 easy steps that are sure to help you achieve the independence you want. Good luck and happy moving! Step One: Communicate with your parentsPerhaps your parents are ready to see you go and have been encouraging your departure for a while. Or perhaps, they want you to stay forever. Whatever their opinion on the matter, it’s important to clearly communicate your intentions to them – and, if necessary, your moving plan. Remember: even if they are excited for your new adventure, they could still be somewhat sad to see you go. With this in mind, make sure to be extra sensitive to their needs and emotions when communicating your move out plans. Step Two: Develop a move out planBefore moving out of your parents’ house…