Making Moving Day Extra Relaxing…Is It Possible?

Moving day should be about putting your feet up, having one last cup of coffee, going through photo albums and eating one last meal in your home. Wait, are we actually talking about moving day or a slow lazy Sunday morning? Well, many of us believe that moving day is frantic, hectic and makes you feel apoplectic! That’s a whole lot of ‘ics’. But, no, that is something that we have watched hundreds of items in movies and other shows, but rarely do we ever get into a panic about moving house. And yet, we have to admit, it’s not easy either. We have to consider that there are some challenges ahead. But here’s how to make the moving day an absolute breeze.



Cushion the kitchen


Firstly, lay down a layer or two of bubble wrap. This should be placed in such a way that covers most of the floor and counters. Cover the counters and the floors with foam sheets to add another layer of protection. This way if you drop anything, chances are, it won’t break into a thousand pieces. You can also move around much quicker too because you know that something that falls down can easily be picked up again.


You also won’t be spending your time cleaning the room half the time and wasting time while you could be packing things away. 


Here’s another tip. Take down the blinds and the curtains in the room, so you have a lot of natural light helps you see things as you pack them away. It makes the room feel larger and less cramped. Open the windows and allow the fresh air into the room so you’re not hot and bothered while you’re emptying out all your cupboards and cabinets.


Clear the living room


The living room always poses a threat to our sanity when it comes to moving house. You can make things easy by simply using duct tape. Yes, duct tape. You need to wrap the cushions of one chair into one bundle. Rather than losing them or having them separated, they will be attached to each other back to back. You can also do this for your sofas. Bundle two cushions together and wrap them in bubble wrap. Then wrap them with some duct table and they will be easier to move and store. You won’t lose them in the mayhem of packing and loading the delivery trucks. 


The other thing you can do is to put all the living room decor into the same colored boxes. This can be done by buying moving boxes that have color coding already in their design or buying colored tape.


Just sit back and relax


All of this is fine and dandy but what if you don’t want to do any of it? What if you don’t want to even bear the thought of chipping a nail or spraining a back muscle? Then you need to call a company like Burnett’s Moving Services. They are experts in this field. Their trained professionals can handle any kind of material, whether it’s marble, leather, suede, glass or wood, etc. they can also lift all your heavy items like your bed and electronics. Kitchen appliances might be heavy and cumbersome for you, but it’s no sweat off their brows. A moving company that has a lot of business under its belt is experienced. With experience comes fewer mistakes which means, you won’t lose any money from having smashed items or being late to your new property.


Keep the kids busy


It’s not a secret that kids on moving day choose to take a particular cycle of emotions.


  • They first get sad because they’re moving away from the home they love
  • They they get mad and stomp about the place because they have no say in the matter
  • Then they finally accept it and want to help out if they can


By giving your kids something to do while you pack and load, this prevents you from having children that go through this emotional turmoil. Instead, have them outside in the garden, playing or snacking on something you made them. At the very least, they’ll be happier, enjoying life as they normally would and can come inside to help if they choose. With less screaming, crying and throwing of toys, you can get to work quietly.


Moving day can be relaxing. No really, it can! But let’s focus on making things easy by taking these measures to heart. It will be a lot easier, faster and less stressful to buy bubble wrap, foam sheets and some tape when moving day arrives. 

Some Careers In Healthcare You May Want To Consider

When we are younger, we often dream of becoming a doctor and saving lives. Well, unfortunately, while many of us aspire to become a doctor, it’s not a career path that’s easily accessible for everybody.


However, if you have a passion for helping people and a dream of working in healthcare, there are many career paths you could consider that can provide just as much satisfaction. In this post, we are going to be taking a look at some alternatives to a career as a doctor and how there is a career for most people in healthcare.

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Why Healthcare?


Well, when it comes to the want for working in healthcare, most people seem to be attracted to it as it seems to be human nature for us to take care of others.


Healthcare is an entry point for us to take the need to care for and look after others at the same time as getting paid to do so. To this day, healthcare is one of the most important things on offer on planet earth, and hopefully, this post can encourage more people to consider a career in healthcare from an early age or a later one. 


Laboratory Sciences


When it comes to healthcare, one place in the hospital that is often overlooked is the laboratory. Lab science roles are quite possibly some of the most important roles in the whole of the healthcare industry, and it’s only over the last few years that people really started to stand up and take notice.


While television would have you think that all doctors are superheroes that float in with a magical diagnosis from their marvelous brains, this generally isn’t the case. In fact, when it comes to diagnosis, you will usually find that this comes from the labs and the skills of a biomedical scientist


If you are interested in laboratory work, there are many paths you can look at, and the career path is also quite varied. This career is ideal for people with an analytical mind, and especially those who are fond of puzzles. 




If you are a natural carer at heart, and you have an uncanny ability to sympathize, then one of the best positions you could consider doing in healthcare will be in some form of nursing. Now, while most people see nursing as a single role, there are, in fact, many roles you can look at when considering this path.


The nursing field gives you opportunities from support nurses through to nurse practitioners, and you may be surprised by the nurse practitioner salary you can earn. 


One thing that is important to remember is just how crucial nurses are to people’s lives. People often overlook the skill and dedication of nurses and think the doctor is the only person of importance. Nurses offer incredible amounts of value and are always extremely knowledgeable.


So, if you are considering a career that allows you to apply your caring side and focus on looking after the well being of people and ultimately saving lives, then a career in nursing could be precisely what you are looking for.


Ambulatory Services


The final thing to make the list today is yet again another role in healthcare that is often overlooked. 


Considering a career in the ambulance services can be a rather ballsy move, after all, it’s not something that just anybody can do. For example, if you have the aspiration of becoming a paramedic, then you need to be quick on your feet, great under pressure, and also have some pretty nifty driving ability.


When you really look at things closely, the way you react in your job determines whether a person lives or dies. 


If you are a person that loves a little pressure and can act accordingly while under it, then a job in the ambulance service could be ideal for you. It’s one of those job roles that also requires you to be brilliant with people from all walks of life and have the patience of a saint. If you find yourself being a paramedic, then you will have a career for life and also one of the most rewarding jobs on earth. 




So there it is, a few career paths you could consider should you be thinking of a career in healthcare. Of course, there are many others you could choose, but these are just some that are becoming increasingly popular among the masses.

Get Ready for Spring Weather

It’s been a long, cold winter and everybody’s ready for warmer weather to arrive as we head into spring. If you’re a homeowner, that can also mean a long to-do list as you put away your winter items and bring out your spring accessories. Don’t put off items that need attention right away, or you’ll end up letting your to-do list overwhelm you. Instead, be prepared for spring by completing these simple tasks.

Start Cleaning

They don’t call it spring cleaning for nothing. Springtime is one of the best times of the year to go through and take stock of all the belongings that have accumulated around your home during the winter to see what you want to keep and what can be tossed out. Don’t try to rush the process or you may overlook important items that you should keep or toss. Instead, take it one room at a time and give each a thorough deep cleaning as you go through. In each room, pull all items out of closets, cupboards, and drawers and go through each item individually. If it’s something you haven’t used in the past year, chances are you can toss it. Toss out old documents as well, with the exception of important financial documents, which you should hold onto for at least seven years.

Make a Repair List

The next thing you’ll want to do is take a walk around your home and check things such as windows, doors, fence posts, and your electrical and plumbing. If anything looks broken or in need of repair, make a list so you don’t forget to get to it. Rank your list in order of importance and tackle the big items first. For example, if you have a leak in your plumbing that should come before fixing a broken fence post. If you want to get through your list quickly and don’t have the time to tackle everything alone, there are plenty of handyman services in Portland, OR that can help you get things done quickly.

Service Your HVAC System

As we transition into warmer weather, it’s time to start thinking of preparing your HVAC system so it’s ready when you need to start using air conditioning. Have your HVAC system serviced by a professional. They’ll be able to inspect your existing system to ensure it’s in good working condition while changing out filters, adding parts as needed, and ensuring it’s in good shape for the upcoming season.

Don’t let spring sneak up on you without being prepared. The sooner you tackle your spring to-do list, the sooner you’ll be able to enjoy the warm weather when it arrives.

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