September 19, 2011
So the big moving day has finally come and gone. You are finally settled into the best out of all the Jacksonville NC homes for rent, the one that feels like it is the perfect place to start your new life with your family. Everyone is still recuperating from lifting heavy boxes and maneuvering massive mattresses and other cumbersome furniture into place. Clearly the only thing left to do is stress out some more about what else absolutely must be done as soon as possible. Right? Not quite.
Really, the best thing to do after a long and stressful handful of days filled with heavy lifting and careful maneuvering is to relax. Everyone is sure to be sore from doing heavy work they are unaccustomed to. Fortunately, the best thing for you and your exhausted bodies to do is to calm down, take a deep breath, and simply recuperate.
Lots of water is important to help flush out the lactic acid that builds up in the muscles and causes soreness. A warm bath filled with epsom salts is also an excellent way to relieve tension and loosen tight muscles. Speaking of relieving muscle tension, something to look into while you are getting fully accustomed to your new Jacksonville NC homes is a good place for a massage. Nothing helps bring your muscles back to feeling normal and happy better than a massage. Most people think that massage is just something for indulging oneself, but it turns out that it actually has numerous health benefits. Everything from increased range of motion to a better immune system. Not to mention that it feels like melting into bliss. The best part about a good massage therapist? You won’t even have to leave that new home in Jacksonville NC for rent that you have made your own.
After you have spent a day or two relaxing, getting your bearings, and making yourself feel at home in your new home, you will feel much better about being there. Getting out the residual stress and giving yourself time to truly calm down and center yourself in your new setting of Jacksonville NC real estate will not only make you feel better about your decision, it will also make you more confident and collected in anything you have to do afterwards. While some people may think that relaxing is simply a waste of time, taking a day or even a few hours to do just that will work wonders on both your physical and mental health.
September 13, 2011
Moving is never easy and rarely fun, unless of course you happen to have entertaining and jocular friends that work as movers for their day job. Since most of you probably are not close friends with professional movers, you will most likely enlist the help of friends for the Big Move to what was clearly the best of the Jacksonville NC homes for rent. Here are several little tips to help make the move as easy as possible. While they may be simple things, odds are, at least one thing on this list will make you think “Oh yeah, that’s a good idea. Hadn’t thought of that.” Jacksonville NC homes are beautiful and in great locations, why not listen to a bit of advice to make your move as tame as possible.
1. Move the drawers with the dressers! No, I don’t mean try to move that massive heavy dresser into the truck completely filled. In fact, it is highly advisable that you remove the drawers before you load the monster onto the truck. Once it is safely aboard, though, you should reload the drawers in it, then secure the whole shebang so that your clothes and nicknacks don’t go flying. This will save you space and time. I tried to move without following this step, and the drawers took up all the space I had in my car for moving the small stuff. It also seemed to take forever to load them all in without tearing the upholstery.
2. Use up your groceries! Something that can potentially save you several boxes, hours, or carloads of space and time. What is the point of having all those cans and various foods in your pantry if not to eat them? If you can’t come up with something to make using the various foods in your cupboard before your move day, it might be a sign that not all those cans need to come with you (or get stuffed back into the back of your new pantry to gather a new layer of dust). The idea behind eating the extra stored foods is to lighten the load, obviously. If you don’t buy new food for the week leading up to the move, your pantry should be relatively depleted and therefore far easier to transfer to your new piece of Jacksonville NC real estate or one of those nice Camp Lejeune homes for rent.
3. Load the heavy stuff towards the front. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it is mighty tempting to want to start packing in those nice square boxes in all the empty space they could fit so seamlessly into when you first see the empty truck. Don’t give in! Unless you would rather have those boxes of clothes and glassware to get smashed into oblivion by all the heavy stuff behind it. Load the heavy things first, then use the smaller stuff to fill in the gaps. Remember, you can always accelerate slowly to prevent the backwards shift, but sometimes a quick stop is necessary. If the heavy stuff is in front, there is nothing in the way for it to smash before it comes to a rest. This way, when you get to your Jacksonville NC homes for rent, everything is unbattered and in great condition to refurnish the new place!
September 5, 2011
Everyone knows that it is very tiring and exhausting to move into a new place. For those of you looking at the Jacksonville NC homes for rent, you may be taking this into consideration. When it comes to moving day, a lot of people plan out, room by room, just how the move is going to go. What remarkably few people think about is what they are going to eat either during the Big Day or in the following handful of them. During the day of the move you will get hungry. It is entirely likely that nothing from the kitchen area will be out of the moving truck yet, meaning that you will have to fend for yourself. You could make a fast food run, but that is typically terrible tuck, especially when you are trying to move into your new Jacksonville NC homes. Or you could plan ahead for something super simple.
Lunch: Packed lunches. Yes, they remind us all of sending the kids off to school with a relatively balanced meal and hoping they actually eat the fruit. This does not mean it is not a viable lunch option for you movers though. Make a few sandwiches with some cold cuts on them. Get a bag of chips to share. Pack an item or two of fruits and some water to drink. Though it may sound lackluster now, come the day you move into whichever of the Camp Lejeune homes for rent you picked, that water will taste like the nectar of the gods after lifting heavy boxes and furniture all day. Clementines are coming into season as well, and they make an excellent snack to help round out the lunch. Pack it all into a cooler with some ice and that meal is ready to eat as soon as you are.
Dinner: Chicken, rice, and broccoli. These staple foods can be prepared easily and relatively quickly. All you need are two pots, and a pan to make it. Brown rice is healthier than white for you, but it cooks differently and I have become quite fond of it. I have found these instructions make perfect fluffy brown rice every time. Now just steam some broccoli starting about the time you turn off the rice burner. The chicken, of course, is the most versatile part of this meal. You can prepare it any way you feel, with some rosemary, lemon, salt, and pepper, or some cumin, lime and Adobo seasoning. Either way, let the seasoning on the chicken determine the tone of the dinner, because the rice and broccoli easily compliment just about anything you use to season the chicken.
These are just suggestions, but they are also great ways to replenish energy after a hard day. Not to mention that plenty of people find cooking rather cathartic after a busy or stressful day. So when you move into your Jacksonville NC homes for rent don’t forget to properly feed yourselves, and remember that something healthy as suggested above won’t leave you feeling like a bloated mess after you’re done like fast food tends to.