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Moving from a House to an Apartment

Friday, 16 June 2017

Are you currently in a house but moving to an apartment? It can seem daunting moving all of your items into a smaller space, but it is doable! Check out this article to learn more. https://www.rental-living.com/apartment-resources/tips-moving-from-house-to-apartment

 

Start The Process As Soon As Possible

We realize sometimes life doesn't allow for things to be perfectly planned or done with ample time to spare. However, if you do happen to have the time, use it wisely! Get the process going as soon as possible. These things ALWAYS take more time than you expect.

Take Inventory Of The Things You Need And The Things You Don't

Obviously, even if you're moving from a smaller house to an apartment, not everything is coming with you. Start by taking inventory of the things that are DEFINITELY coming with you and the ones that are not.

Figure Out What To Do With Items NOT Coming With You

Garage sale? Rummage sale? Craigslist? Donating to Goodwill? Giving away to friends and family? Self-storage? Trashing it all? Have a plan for the things not coming with you after taking inventory. We're guessing you'll still have a pretty big pile of things you're unsure of keeping or letting go. You'll need to decide what to do so...

Learn To Let Go

Naturally, there will be a big pile of things you'll be on the fence about. There will be things you'll want to hang onto... probably more than you expect or are willing to admit. At some point, you'll have to let go of some things. Moving to a new place can be a clean slate. You don't want to begin by cluttering up your new living space with unessential items. TIP: If you still need help, bring in a neutral third party to help you purge and stave off the urge to hoard.

Ensure Everything Coming With You Will Fit

Measure all the furniture you plan on taking with you as well as the new space in your apartment. This seems obvious but it's a rookie mistake that happens frequently. For example, maybe your old master bedroom fit every piece in it neatly but your new apartment bedroom doesn't have room for both nightstands or the media chest.

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Hygge

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Have you ever of the Danish concept of Hygge? Grab some coffee and a comfy blanket and read the following article! To view the original article, please visit: http://apartment-living.avaloncommunities.com/avalon/what-is-hygge-and-how-do-i-get-in-on-it/

 

What is it? By all accounts, it’s a non-specific, catchall phrase for all things cozy. It encompasses a feeling of contentment through the simple things in life, like curling up under a blanket with a book on a rainy day or drinking hot cocoa in front of a fireplace when it’s snowing outside. It’s a key part of Danish culture, much like how freedom is part of the national DNA to Americans. Winters in Denmark are long and harsh, with up to 17 hours of darkness per day, so residents put a strong focus on making the home as comfortable and inviting as possible. Hygge can describe an experience, a meal or even home decor.

How do you pronounce it? It’s most commonly pronounced as “hoo-gah.” It’s derived from the Norwegian term for “well-being” and can be used as both a noun, adjective and verb.

Why is it trending now? It’s been part of the Danish culture since the early 1800s, when the word first appeared in the written language. In 2016 it caught on as a lifestyle trend in the United Kingdom after several books were written on it, and now it’s the Americans’ turn to obsess over the concept. Activity on Pinterest about hygge increased more than 280 percent in 2016, and more than 1.5 million posts on Instagram use the #hygge hashtag.

What can the term be applied to? Practically anything. For example, the Danish term “hyggebukser” refers to a comfortable pair of pants you’d never wear in public, but wear constantly around the house in the evenings and on weekends. Candles and fireplaces are key elements to hygge, as well as anything knitted (socks, throw blankets, oversized sweaters), Togetherness is also a key element. An example of a hygge scenario would be a group of friends playing board games with blankets over their knees, drinking mulled wine, and eating comfort food in front of a fire while snow falls outside.

Is it just a wintertime thing? Not at all! While that’s the most obvious time to practice hygge (the Christmas season in particular), you can do hygge things all year round, even during summer. Some examples include eating a dish of homemade ice cream in the shade of a tree, taking a nap in a hammock, curling up on a daybed or couch with a glass of lemonade while the air conditioning blasts, and eating a meal with your loved ones outdoors with ingredients grown in a home garden.

How can I get in on it? Appreciate the simple stuff in life and be mindful of the moments that make you happy. Take pleasure in gentle, soothing things and the company of friends and family. Turn off your cell phone, be present, treat yourself to something you enjoy and share it with others, be grateful for everything you have, be humble and don’t engage in drama, get comfortable and create a safe, cozy haven.

 

Check out all of our available properties at www.gsorentahome.com!  If you are a Property Owner looking for a Property Management company in the Triad, please contact us today at (336)272-0767 or visit our website to find out more details, www.gsorentahome.com/property-management .

Happy Renting!