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    Why People Move In With Family Members

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Moving takes a lot of guts. Even if you’re not particularly happy in a particular spot, it can be extremely difficult to pack up all your things and sacrifice the known for the unknown. Still, moving to a new place is a great way to get a fresh start, and it’s a lot easier when you move in with a loved one. Here are a few of the most common reasons why people move in with family members.

    Post-College Recalibration
    Unfortunately, earning a college degree does not necessarily mean that one will land a job right away. Even if a graduate gets a job straight out of college, he may not have the money to get his own place. Moving back in with the folks reduces the pressure of the job hunt, and gives graduates time to save up. In 2011, about 45% of recent college graduates were living with their parents.

    Transitioning to a New City
    Every year, millions of people get the feeling that they want to start over in a new city. To make the transition a little easier, people often pick cities in which their family members have already laid down roots. Moving in with family members is a great way to save money, make new friends, and learn about a new city. However, it’s important to lay down a few ground rules if family cohabitation is going to be successful.

    Unexpected Life Events
    One of the great things about family is that they’re always there for you in difficult times. Some people move in with family members after a tough divorce or when they need help recovering from an injury. Some older parents move in with their adult children for medical reasons or to help with raising grandkids.

    If you’re considering moving in with a family member, call Men on the Move at (516) 773-6683. We’ve been providing local and long-distance moving services throughout Long Island and the East Coast since 1985. If you have too many belongings for your new space, we’ll be happy to provide secure storage services.

    How Self-Storage Makes a Great Company Asset

    Last updated 5 years ago

    When running a successful business, you need all the help you can get. Between keeping employees happy, serving your customers, and boosting profits, staying afloat in the business world is no simple affair. If you’re looking for a way to make business operations easier, consider renting a self-storage unit. Here are a few ways in which a storage unit can help your business thrive:

    Overflow Inventory Storage

    It’s impossible to predict when customers will visit your business and what they will buy. However, you still have to order a certain number of products to keep your shelves full. If you end up ordering too much of one item, and there isn’t shelf space for it, consider keeping it in your secure self-storage unit. Once your shelves start emptying, fetch some of the merchandise from your storage unit.

    Help with Relocation Logistics

    Moving is difficult enough when it’s just your family; moving a whole business can be a logistical nightmare. In addition to hiring the help of a professional moving company, consider renting a self-storage unit to make the relocation process a bit easier. If you rent a storage unit, you won’t feel as pressured to find a place for every piece of furniture.  

    Facilitating Office Organization

    Your business can benefit from a self-storage unit even if you don’t plan on relocating in the near future. If you’re tired of dealing with vast amounts of clutter, and you don’t have enough on-site storage, consider keeping non-essential items in your storage unit. Self-storage units are particularly popular among law offices and other businesses that are legally required to keep client documents for a certain number of years.   

    If you take a minute to think, you’ll probably come up with a dozen ways in which a self-storage facility can streamline your business practices. To learn more about Long Island self-storage, feel free to call Men on the Move at (516) 773-6683. We also provide top-quality moving services for home and business owners throughout Long Island.

    Moving Home for Winter Break After Your First Semester

    Last updated 5 years ago

    You’ll be surprised by how much your life can change after just a few months at school. Once you get to college, no one will tell you how much to study, what to eat, or when to go to bed. The freedom you enjoy at college can make it difficult to transition back to home life when you return for winter break; still, you can manage with help from this brief guide.

    Deciding What to Bring Home

    Since you’ll be coming back to campus in a few weeks’ time, there’s no need to bring all your earthly belongings home with you. Take your computer, study materials, and a couple weeks’ worth of clothes (remember, laundry is free!). If you must bring home certain pieces of furniture—your mattress, for example—consider enlisting the help of a professional moving company.  

    Laying Down Some Ground Rules

    There’s a chance that your parents will try to slip back into the old routine and treat you as if you are still in high school. If this is OK with you, fine; if not, consider laying down a few ground rules. For example, you might argue for a greater degree of privacy or a later curfew. Be sure to keep your requests reasonable—it is their house, after all.  

    Helping Out Around the House

    If you expect to be treated like an adult, you should act like one. You must realize that your newfound independence comes with some responsibility. You shouldn’t expect your parents to pick up after you, for example. To show your parents how much you’ve grown over the past few months, consider volunteering to do the dishes, vacuuming the carpets, or performing other household duties. It isn’t that difficult, and it will mean a lot to your folks.

    If you need help moving from college to your parent’s house or vice versa, call Men on the Move at (516) 773-6683. Thanks to our dedication to customer service and respect for our clients’ belongings, we’ve become one of NYC’s most trusted moving companies. Visit our website to find out how we can make your next move a lot easier.

    What You Should Know Before Moving to New York City

    Last updated 5 years ago

    You’ve probably heard the phrase, “If you can make it New York, you can make it anywhere.” While this saying speaks to the grandness of NYC, it also indicates how difficult it can be to live there. Before you sell your home and call a moving company, there are few things you need to know about The Big Apple.

    There are over eight million people living in New York City, which means you might feel a little cramped at times. However, New York also boasts a rich mix of world cultures, with as many as 800 languages spoken on a given day. Before you move to New York, you should make sure you can actually afford a home or lease—NYC has a higher cost of living than any other American city.

    Once you decide to move to Manhattan or one of the other boroughs, contact the moving experts of Men on the Move. We provide long-distance moving services for clients up and down the Atlantic Seaboard. Call us at (516) 773-6683 if you have any questions.

    Why Self-Storage Is a Good Idea During the Holiday Season

    Last updated 5 years ago

    While most people associate the holiday season with delicious food, evenings by the fire, and quality time with family, it’s easy to forget how stressful this time of year can be. Accommodating out of town relatives, planning festive meals, and hours of holiday shopping can take their toll on your nerves. To make your life a little easier this holiday season, you might consider renting a self-storage unit and clearing some of the clutter. 

    Make Room for Relatives

    For many people, the holidays are when relatives come from out of town expecting accommodations. If you home is the designated holiday hub, you probably want to maximize the amount of sleeping space for your loved ones. If space is tight, you might consider putting a few unessential belongings and even pieces of furniture in a self-storage unit.

    Protect Your Precious Belongings

    When there’s a lot of people in your home, there’s a greater chance that some of your possessions will break. Screaming children could accidentally knock over your favorite vase, for example. Instead of rolling the dice and keeping your valuable belongings in your home, consider keeping them in a self-storage unit, where they’ll be protected by strong doors, strong locks, and security personnel.

    Bring Out the Holiday Decorations

    If you already have a storage unit, you should consider stowing away all your holiday decorations during the off season. That way, you can free up space in your home all year. Once the holidays roll around, you can easily access your favorite holiday decorations—in fact, you might consider swapping them with the valuable or excess belongings discussed above. After New Year’s, you can take down your decorations and put them back in your self-storage unit until next year.

    Men on the Move can help you prepare for the holidays with our high-quality storage services. If you’re looking to move in the near future, call us at (516) 773-6683 or visit us online. Our strong and responsible moving staff can provide short-distance moving services around NYC and long-distance moving services from Maine to Florida.  


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