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Local Moving for the Wise

Local Moving for the Wise

So, you wanted to stay close to your awesome public school system or maybe the local barista finally knows your name after three and a half years of ordering daily beverages. You don’t want to go through that emotional pain again. Whatever the reason, moving locally can be an interesting change of scenery and perspective,… Continue Reading

Stress-Free Furniture Moving!

Stress-Free Furniture Moving!

When it comes to moving, what is your absolute favorite thing about the experience? Obviously, dead-lifting furniture and cramming awkward chairs through tight corridors, said no one ever. Hiring a moving crew can have some advantages and disadvantages, but raw success doesn’t come to those that sit around watching burly, tattooed types scuff up your… Continue Reading

Living with the Mosquito

Living with the Mosquito

Imagine it with me. You are enjoying the great outdoors; limitless expanses of green, sprinkled with the swaying yellow of jessamine. Being the springtime, the air is in motion so that the hottest part of the day is still relieved by a sudden gust. The song of the birds compliment your existence and the bees… Continue Reading

Forging the Home Theater Experience

Forging the Home Theater Experience

The movie watching experience is an American pastime that has long surpassed baseball, along with pretty much everything else that may be considered a pastime. It is like going into a pocket dimension, entirely separate from the toils of everyday life. The darkened theatre eliminates your understanding of time and the sound-proofing cuts you off… Continue Reading

Do NOTS of the Packing Game

Do NOTS of the Packing Game

Despite what the self-published authors on Amazon would have you believe, there are no definitive, encompassing guides to moving. Nothing will come close to grasping the weird mix of joy, nostalgia, heartache, and stress that is so unique to this life event. This humble blog writer has done his best to give out helpful information,… Continue Reading

Moving Like a Safety Professional

Moving Like a Safety Professional

The moving process is like a complicated machine. There are many working parts that run independently, but contribute to the whole. With your superior moving expertise (and the Mobile Attic here to streamline), the big stuff is no sweat. Backwards and forwards, through planners that are dated and creatively ornamented with floral decorations and the… Continue Reading

Mastering the Art of Garage Organization

Mastering the Art of Garage Organization

If your family is anything like mine was, your car NEVER saw the inside of the garage. The metal exterior shivered in the freezing cold, wondering how existence was without the bitter wind coursing through its tailpipe. Easy mornings (without having to defrost the windshield) may be motivation enough to clean out the garage, but… Continue Reading

Devising the Ultimate Moving Plan

Devising the Ultimate Moving Plan

The most effective part of a well-executed move is the carefully devised plan. Easier said than done! If only it could be like the movies where y there is a short montage in which you and your family pull up GPS coordinates, astrological maps and sort through volumes of tomes dedicated to successful moves before meeting back up to compile the great plan on college rule, gold-finished, laminated paper with those cutesy designs you always see on Instagram. If you are anything like me, you would fast forward through even the montage. I get it. Not fun at all. Fortunately, you have this humble blog writer willing to spill some internet knowledge to make the planning process a little easier. What’s the point of this plan thing, anyway? Couldn’t you just shove everything into the Mobile Attic storage container and move on with your life (pun very much intended)? If that’s how you roll, then of course. When you reorganize the living room for the third time or when you encounter that inevitable moment where you can’t find your toothbrush, know that I could have helped. I could have been there for you. Let’s save you the heartache and get into the tips that will make your plan as perfect as your move should be!

Visualize everything. I’m not asking you to make an impressionist piece that ties your initial feelings of the new home with the physical aesthetic quality, but I’m sure most people can draw some boxes. Take all the main pieces of furniture that you own and imagine them being arranged at the new place. This will help you create style without having to move everything around a million times after you are already exhausted from packing and unloading. Draw a simple top-down diagram of your home and start placing crudely drawn pieces of furniture in it. Once you have a general idea of where things should go, it wouldn’t hurt to take a trip over to the new place to get a few measurements. Have a little book handy that contains the full measurements of all major pieces of furniture. This will save you from having to go back and forth, waiving a tape measure around like a lunatic. With the dimensions in mind, you can create a new sketch that works with your original stylistic ideas and the realistic measurements. The entire goal here is to measure twice, cut once, as my grandfather would say hundreds of times.

Plan the pack. One of the most exhausting, one of the most stressful parts of the move is the packing. Box after box of finite space, teasing you with their limits and berating you every time you clench your back after attempting to pick them up. Surprisingly, the boxes can be your ally. Make sure that you sort them in some fashion while maintaining a maximum weight of 30 lbs. for each box. Personally, I’m a fan of keeping the boxes in the room where the stuff belongs and, after everything is packed, placing color coded stickers on each box so you know where everything should be place. Bonus points if you color code the rooms in the drawing that you did in the visualization step. Now, if you were to need that signed copy of The Shining to prove to your friends how awesome you are, just match up the color on you diagram to the color on the box and bingo. You’re officially the coolest person in town. Thanks Mobile Attic blog guy.

Coordinate the basics. I know you aren’t looking forward to it, but the kitchen gnomes probably won’t come in the middle of the night and clean your fridge for you. Inevitably, you will no longer have a steady supply of food items that you could snack on or cook with. Timing is essential here. Before the day you know you are going to be packing up the fridge, consume everything in a precise manner. Create meals that use the perfect amount of ingredients you have on hand so that you are empty on day zero. The other option is to of course buy every meal and make a fun time out of the experience. The same thing goes for water or for grooming that requires water. You may be approaching the day the water is turned off, but you still have some packing to do. Fill up some water jugs or get some water bottles. The worst thing ever is having to pack while dehydrated.

Local Moving for the Wise

Local Moving for the Wise

So, you wanted to stay close to your awesome public school system or maybe the local barista finally knows your name after three and a half years of ordering daily beverages. You don’t want to go through that emotional pain again. Whatever the reason, moving locally can be an interesting change of scenery and perspective,… Continue Reading

Stress-Free Furniture Moving!

Stress-Free Furniture Moving!

When it comes to moving, what is your absolute favorite thing about the experience? Obviously, dead-lifting furniture and cramming awkward chairs through tight corridors, said no one ever. Hiring a moving crew can have some advantages and disadvantages, but raw success doesn’t come to those that sit around watching burly, tattooed types scuff up your… Continue Reading

Living with the Mosquito

Living with the Mosquito

Imagine it with me. You are enjoying the great outdoors; limitless expanses of green, sprinkled with the swaying yellow of jessamine. Being the springtime, the air is in motion so that the hottest part of the day is still relieved by a sudden gust. The song of the birds compliment your existence and the bees… Continue Reading

Forging the Home Theater Experience

Forging the Home Theater Experience

The movie watching experience is an American pastime that has long surpassed baseball, along with pretty much everything else that may be considered a pastime. It is like going into a pocket dimension, entirely separate from the toils of everyday life. The darkened theatre eliminates your understanding of time and the sound-proofing cuts you off… Continue Reading

Do NOTS of the Packing Game

Do NOTS of the Packing Game

Despite what the self-published authors on Amazon would have you believe, there are no definitive, encompassing guides to moving. Nothing will come close to grasping the weird mix of joy, nostalgia, heartache, and stress that is so unique to this life event. This humble blog writer has done his best to give out helpful information,… Continue Reading

Moving Like a Safety Professional

Moving Like a Safety Professional

The moving process is like a complicated machine. There are many working parts that run independently, but contribute to the whole. With your superior moving expertise (and the Mobile Attic here to streamline), the big stuff is no sweat. Backwards and forwards, through planners that are dated and creatively ornamented with floral decorations and the… Continue Reading

Mastering the Art of Garage Organization

Mastering the Art of Garage Organization

If your family is anything like mine was, your car NEVER saw the inside of the garage. The metal exterior shivered in the freezing cold, wondering how existence was without the bitter wind coursing through its tailpipe. Easy mornings (without having to defrost the windshield) may be motivation enough to clean out the garage, but… Continue Reading