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Moving to New York from a small city

Everyone knows that New York is one of the most popular cities. People wrote so many songs about it. So many movies take place in NYC, no wonder it’s so popular. Living in New York is everyone’s dream at some point in life. We all imagined living in a tiny apartment somewhere in New York. And if you’re moving to New York now, you probably feel very excited but also very frightened.

Why do we love living in New York?

Why do we love living in New York?

There are a few things that are certain in life. First is that you have to pay taxes. And the second one is that everyone who has heard about New York has thought about living in it. The skyscrapers, the avenues, the shopping centers, the business centers, the parks… You name it, New York has got it. It seems like the world has collectively decided to make NYC the biggest, busiest place in the world, and that is exactly why we love living in it. But, those are not the only reasons why we love living in New York.

American soldiers and the USA flag.

How frequently do military families move?

Moving is part of life. Some people move ones in their life some people never, but some twice a year. Military families move a lot (more than usual), but why and how people handle it? How kids respond to that is is hard to them too? How to manage all that stress and always be ready to change a location? These worries are usual and normal if you are in the military or your partner is.

A teen sitting alone.

Moving Abroad with Teenagers – What to expect

Change is always hard, and moving abroad is a huge change. Teenagers usually do not like getting out of their comfort zone, so for them, the process of relocation can be a very stressful experience. While for some people, moving abroad represents something new and exciting, for young adults it is usually a scary thing. But fear not! There is a solution to everything. You can help your teen in many ways. Be prepared for some meltdowns, but try to focus on the positive things. If you are interested in how to prepare for moving abroad with teenagers, and for a long distance relocation, keep on reading.

Family Meeting is a Must!

It is important to communicate with your children. However, with teens, most of the time, that is a very difficult thing. These types of conversations are usually followed by emotional turmoils and major battles at home. Teens are not children, but not adults either. So, you will need a different approach. Try to find an appropriate moment and a gentle way to break the big news to your son or daughter. Explain to them why this move is necessary. Try to focus on all the positive aspects of the relocation. Also, try to spark your child’s interest in the new area, the new opportunities, and the new adventures that are waiting for you. Do not forget to encourage them to speak, discuss and ask questions. Their feedback will be useful. These are just some of the things that you should talk about before moving abroad with your teens.

Family meeting about moving abroad with teenagers.

One of the best ways to tell your teens about relocation is over dinner. Cook your child’s favorite meal, create a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere and start talking.

Visit the New Place

Before the actual moving day, it may be a good idea to go to your new place with your teens first. Whether you are moving to a new city or a new country, it is necessary to explore your future home. So, book your plane tickets, and prepare for a short trip. Moving abroad with teenagers is stressful, but if they get a glimpse of their new home, they might change their mind and start to feel excited. While you are there, you should encourage your teen to explore the new place.

That way he or she will begin to become familiar with the town, where to hang out, schools, colleges and maybe meet some new friends. Also, try to do all sorts of fun activities there. If there is a beach, have a picnic there, if not, there are always many parks around. Check out restaurants and local cuisine. Do not forget to have fun!

Declutter and Downsize

Since you are moving abroad with teenagers, you will have a lot on your mind. It is important not to bring every single thing with you. Life with less is simpler, so try to encourage your teens to declutter and clean up. It is very expensive to ship all of your belongings, so try to get rid of some unnecessary things before the moving truck arrives. It is also a good idea to hire some professionals, like Nicholas Moving Systems Inc, who will help you move out. There are many ways to declutter and downsize. For example:

  • Give to friends and family – if you have some items that are valuable, but you can not take them with you, nor you want to sell them, consider giving them to some of your closest friends and family members.
  • Donate – if you have some things, like clothes, that you no longer wear, just donate them to some local charitable organization. In that way, you are both decluttering and helping those in need.
  • Sell – however, if you need extra cash, you can always sell some of the things that you no longer use. Organize a yard sale or simply sell them online.
  • Bye, Bye – this is simple – if it has no use, throw it away. Do not get oversentimental. Life is not about material things.
Clothes racks - when moving abroad with teenagers, decluttering is a must

When moving abroad with your teenagers, it is important to declutter first. Encourage your teens to leave some of their things behind.

Get Them Involved

Being a teen is hard. Moreover, saying goodbye to your friends and everything that is familiar to you is even harder. So, take your teens feelings into consideration. Before moving abroad with your teenagers, get them involved. Do not exclude them from decision making. Consider your teen’s whiches and opinions on the new neighborhood and new schools. Of course, you will have the final say, but try not to make it that obvious. It is important that their voices are heard. There are many ways to do this. For example, you can choose a moving date together. Furthermore, you can tell them to pick and design their own rooms. You can also pack together, they can decide what they shall bring to their new home. All that is left is to wait for professional movers.

Before Moving Abroad with Teenagers Organise a Proper Goodbye Party!

When you are a teenager, your friends mean everything to you. So, a proper goodbye party is needed. Tell your son or daughter to take full control over this party. Encourage them to invite all of their friends from school and the neighborhood. Of course, you should invite all of the closest family members as well. Teenagers love shopping – so they can be in charge of food, snacks, drinks, and party decorations. Try to make this a fun event. Play some music and create a comfortable environment. Tell your teens to exchange their contact information, phones, and social media accounts. Skype is always a good idea. It is always a smart plan to tell your children that they can visit their friends over the summer break. In this way, they have something to look forward to.

Dinner and snacks

During the party, prepare your children’s favorite meals and snack. That can get their mind off the upcoming move.

A couple walking and searching for activities for seniors in USA

Best activities for seniors in USA

If you are retired and you are a little bit older, it does not mean you should sit and home and only watch TV. It is a new part of life, maybe the best part. That’s why activities for seniors in USA are very popular. And they should be. It is important to stay active even when people are older. It is good for the body and mind. Luckily, the US has a lot to offer to older ones, not only for kids and millennials.

Girl thinking how to choose the right moving services in Florida.

How to choose the right moving service in Florida?

When moving to Florida, or moving from Florida, or anywhere else, people have a lot of thing in their minds. Packing, transferring documents, adjusting to a new environment, etc. One of these problems and questions to solve and answer before moving is how to choose the right moving service in Florida. It is not a big obstacle if you have tips and a little help.

How to organize your storage unit?

Storage units are an absolute blessing. I mean, in all honesty, if I didn’t have my storage unit I would probably lose my marbles. You see, I collect MTG (Magic the Gathering) play cards. Over the years you get quite a bit of those. I really mean – quite a bit. Living in a small home with my wife has made it nearly impossible to have a place where I can keep my precious collection. This is where the immense value of having a storage unit comes into play. All of my valuables, plus a few other things I don’t really use that often have a new place to call their home. However, there are downsides to it. It’s not all perfect. There can sometimes be problems when you are trying to organize your storage unit.

The 10 Best NYC Neighborhoods for Families

The time has come for you and your family to move. Whether you’re moving to or within NYC, you will want to research the best areas where your family can thrive. New York being such a large city, there are many neighborhoods to choose from, so the process might seem a bit daunting. After all, there are many factors to take into consideration when making a move. Moving costs and choosing the right moving company only make the whole affair more complicated. However, there’s no need to worry, because we’ve made a list of the best NYC neighborhoods that will fit the needs of you and your family the most!

Containers, and you must know what not to pack inside your moving container.

What not to pack inside your moving container

Renting a portable moving container is a great solution for all of you who want to save big money on your relocation. These portable containers have many advantages. Apart from their cost, they come in handy because you can use them as a temporary storage during your relocation process. But, keep in mind they are not made to hold every piece of item you have in your possession! Some packing rules apply here, too. So, before renting it, you will need to know what not to pack inside your moving container. And in order to prevent a catastrophe and save your items from a possible damage, we will provide you with a list of the most common things that are not allowed inside a moving container. With our help, you won’t have any problem during your move. Here is what most moving container companies will refuse to transport.

Moving tips for beginners

Doing something for the first time can be pretty stressful. When you don’t have experience, you can easily get intimidated by some situations or tasks that you need to finish. But, you shouldn’t worry about that, and you should always have a positive attitude. You can always ask for advice or help from your friends and family, or even hire experts that can help you.