Nov 12, 2019

Thank You McDonald's

Last week, I had my late lunch and I didn't have much time to cook and since I was alone with the dog, I decided to just take order from McDonald's. I ordered Chicken & Spaghetti meal with Cheeseburger ala carte. My order arrived at around 2:30 p.m. So I was really hungry that. I ate my spaghetti and I gave the chicken to our dog. After finishing my spaghetti, I immediately grabbed the cheeseburger.


But to my surprise, there was no patty in my burger. Since I was really hungry that time I still ate the burger. But before that, I took a photo of it and shared my rant to Twitter. Luckily, McDonald's replied immediately. I was not really expecting that they would do that.


They called me at night that same day and told me that they would replace the burger and they apologized about the incident. After a few minutes, the delivery man arrived with a Cheeseburger meal. 

So thank you very much McDonald's for making it up. I know the crew who prepared the burger is only human and sometimes we make mistake. At least you addressed the mistake and immediately replaced it. 

03.11.19

Nov 7, 2019

Things To Know If You Want To Start Blogging




Blogging is a very rewarding hobby. Of course, for many people, it’s more than a hobby. For many people, it can be a source of income. That doesn’t mean it stops being fun when you start taking an entrepreneurial approach to blogging; you can still view it as a fun hobby and make money. That being said, there are many reasons as to why people become serious bloggers, and this topic has been discussed on the blog before. If you have a passion for writing, sharing your thoughts, or simply being a little entrepreneurial in your spare time, then you should become a blogger. And these are the things to know if you want to start blogging.


Networking is the key to success.
If you want to start blogging, then you should try to make connections in the industry. If you’re going to start a food-related blog, then you should get to know other food bloggers in the community. Maybe they’ll let you write guest posts on their pages if you’re good at writing (they might let you promote your own blog, too). You don’t have to see the marketplace as competitive; bloggers can grow by supporting one another. You might be able to gain followers from people who already have big followings in the blogging sphere. As mentioned at https://crowdworknews.com/7-things-need-know-starting-blog/, the blogging community is more supportive than you might think. You don’t have to be an island. You can grow more effectively with the help of others in this industry.


You should try using social networks to reach out to both bloggers and blog-readers in your community. LinkedIn is a great platform for networking. Obviously, all social networks intend to connect people, but LinkedIn was designed specifically for the purpose of connecting people in the business world. You could promote your blog on this platform and reach out to other content writers who might be able to help you out. As an unknown content creator, networking is one of the most valuable growth strategies you can consider. It helps to know people in the community; don’t just reach out to a potential audience for your content. Reach out to people who are already successful bloggers in the industry.
You need to find your niche.
You might know that you want to post about travel destinations, food, cars, beauty, or some other general topic. However, if your blog is too general in terms of its posts, then you’ll struggle to stand out from other websites posting content on the same topic as you. That’s why you need to find your niche. This is crucial if you want to start differentiating yourself from the competition in your marketplace. Otherwise, you might post some great content but struggle to gain a following. Or, even if you gain some followers, you might struggle to stand out on search engine result pages full of similar blogs. You need a unique brand that helps you to catch people’s eye. That’ll help you to grow a following for your blog.

So, instead of starting a blog which promises to post about general car-related topics, you might want to post about particular vintage cars from a particular era. Instead of posting about general food-related topics, you might want to start a vegan food blog for millennials. You get the idea. When you find your own niche, you might be targeting a smaller demographic than blogs which cover a broader range of topics, but you’ll stand out from the market. And that will make your website more appealing to potential readers who stumble onto one of your blog posts or simply find your home page. They’ll be more likely to return to your site in the future if it stands out from other blogs which post content on the same topic as you. If your blog simply posts general food-related content, on the other hand, then it might be more forgettable in a sea of similar websites.


It’s wise to back up your information regularly.
Businesses need to protect their information if they want to be successful in the long run. It’s about safeguarding their reputation as well as their profits; they want to maintain their image as reputable and professional companies. And, even if you’re not a serious blogger who wants to become a huge entrepreneur, the importance of protecting your information still applies. Even if you weren’t trying to make money from blogging, you should be backing up your information regularly to ensure that your content can be recovered in the event of accidental data loss.

This is good advice for any website owner, of course. After all, sites and servers can unexpectedly go down. Technology isn’t always reliable, so it’s wise to backup your precious information in as many places as possible. That way, your hard work can be recovered if there are any problems. But this does apply to any information you might have on your followers, too. You might start expanding your business in the future and selling merch or other products (e.g. recipe books if you start a food blog). In the event that you build up a client base, customers will expect you to keep their information safe and secure. You might want to check out https://setapp.com/how-to/delete-old-icloud-backups-on-mac for help with deleting backups on iCloud. That way, you can keep making room in your storage for the latest backup of your blog and its important data.

There are many ways to earn an income from your blog.
This is one of the most important things to know if you want to start blogging and making money. You have so many options in terms of turning your blog into a source of income. You could put up adverts on your home page; PPC (Pay-Per-Click) advertising could earn you money for every person who clicks on one of the adverts you display. Of course, if you don’t want to overload your website with adverts, then you should try to build up your following and reach out to companies which might want to sponsor you. You could get paid for promoting products and services from different brands to your followers.

Oct 24, 2019

The Best Off-The-Beaten-Track Travel Destinations 2019

Off-the-beaten-track travel is all about finding places that are a little isolated and cut off from the usual tourist hotspots. Here, you get a stripped-down travel experience that lets you feel closer to nature and enjoy your surroundings. There are loads of excellent destinations around the world that fit this bill - but here are the best ones for 2019 and beyond: 


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Australia
Obviously, Australia is a popular tourist destination, with floods of people travelling there all the time looking for an adventure. While the main cities are hardly off-the-beaten-track, it boasts so many other destinations that are ideal for this type of travel experience. New South Wales is home to places like the Glenworth Valley, River Red Gum National Park, and much more. Of course, there’s the classic Australian Outback too - which is an experience like no other. The great thing about Australia is that it’s well-equipped to help you get the most out of your off-the-beaten-track experience. Places like https://www.austrackcampers.com.au/ can supply you with off-road camper vans to sleep in during your travels. Then, there are lots of tour guides and walking routes to help direct you around the country’s hidden gems. It’s a wonderful place, and there’s so much to explore. 



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Albania
Many people see Albania as what Croatia used to be a few decades ago. It brings you all the beauty of the Mediterranean, but without the hordes of tourists. Croatia used to be quiet, but now it’s one of the most popular places in Europe. For now, Albania remains relatively undiscovered by regular tourists. It’s got gorgeous beaches, ancient relics of old castles, some natural beauty that will blow your mind - and so much more. There’s a deep history to this part of Europe as well, making Albania an eye-opening experience for people who don’t know much about the Kosovo war in this region. 


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Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan is probably the most elusive and unknown place in Central Asia. It’s almost like most of the country is stuck in the past - you see camels as the mode of transport everywhere, people bartering in markets instead of shopping in stores, and locals living in yurt huts. Few places on earth match the off-the-beaten-track description quite like this. It boasts vast landscapes, incredible caves, and so much more. If you check out https://www.lonelyplanet.com/turkmenistan, you’ll see a more in-depth guide on what to do and how to get around, etc.  

Sometimes, it’s nice to take a step away from the hustle and bustle of mainstream travel and try something more niche. Sure, things will be a little bit harder, and you won’t enjoy the same luxuries as you’re used to! But, travelling off-the-beaten-track is a superb way to see places and things that most people have never witnessed. It gives you a unique experience, so give it a go! If you need a little bit of inspiration to maybe give you one final push, then consider these three destinations. Each one offers something slightly different, but they’re all top-class travel locations for an off-the-beaten-track adventure. 


Oct 7, 2019

Foodie: McDonald's Ebi Burger with Twister Fries


McDonald's has a new meal on its menu which the "Flavors of Japan." I tried the Ebi Burger meal with Twister Fries. Honestly, I didn't really like that much. Maybe it's just new to me to eat a burger that has a patty that is made of seafood. I also didn't like the Fuji Apple McFreeze that much. It tastes similar to other brands and I was expecting something more. 

Anyways, I love the Twister Fries. As always, I enjoyed eating them. It's my favorite in McDonald's. I hope McDonald's won't get mad at me. It's just my honest opinion. 

I will still eat in McDonald's and maybe will try the other variant which is the Teriyaki Samurai Burger. 

Sep 26, 2019

Finding The Right Aesthetic For Your Wedding Day





When it comes to planning a wedding, like anything, a nice aesthetic should be one of the main considerations you consider. Of course, even if you show up to your wedding in normal, comfortable clothes, without a big ceremony, or without a huge amount of pomp and circumstance, you will find that none of this actually matters provided the connection between you, your partner and your family is loving and whole. This is the most important thing.

That being said, it’s not truthful to ignore that many wish to design their best wedding, to enjoy a wonderful ceremony and keep in touch of how everything will go. It’s one of the most unique days of your life, so curating it a little can be a worthwhile and loving eventuality. But how do you find that right aesthetic for your wedding day? How on earth do you even begin to take inspiration for that? Is there a common theme, or a couple of simple tricks you can follow?

How might you progress from there?

With all this involved, you will likely find potential in the following:

Consider What You’d Like To Represent

What would you like to represent? Pure tradition? Fantastic. Would you like to perhaps wear a suit alongside your partner due to your same sex marriage? Also fantastic. Perhaps you’d like to go for a nautical theme because of coming from a long line of sailors, or maybe you and your partner are artists and wish to go for something just a little more bohemian than perhaps the couple next door might find appropriate.

It’s all up to you, but whatever you hope to go for, consider designing it ahead of time. Breaking convention without any good purpose can often just lead you into bad taste, and so while tradition is not always the default you may want to follow, it can serve as a nice baseline to help guide your unsure and disparate ideas right now. Remember, planning a wedding is a learning process. You needn’t have absolutely everything you know you would like achieved within the first week of planning. This is what this process is for, and why (hopefully) you have a good amount of time between accepting the engagement and actually standing in front of the person tasked with legitimizing your wedding.

Connecting To Your Roots

Perhaps you’d like to connect to your roots and give all of yourself through that process. To some, this can be an extremely freeing enterprise. If that sounds like you, it’s important to know what those roots might symbolize. Would you prefer to have a truly Jewish wedding adhering to all of the customs? How about a wedding ceremony from another culture, dressed in the attire that your ancestors once wore? Of course, it’s pretty much an unspoken rule that you or your partner needs to share some connection to the culture you wish to represent when connecting to their roots.

While some feel cultural appropriation is a real issue and many others feel cultures complimenting and appreciating one another is a vital step towards world peace, going for a full Native American-themed wedding procession when no one in your entire wedding party and much less you share absolutely anything to do with this culture? It may not be illegal per se, but it can be in bad taste. That being said, paying respect to cultural roots can work well for some people, especially if they wish to acknowledge their family tree.

It’s More Than Just The Clothes

A wedding aesthetic isn’t just what you wear or how nicely you decorate the functional hall. It’s also in how you craft beautiful DIY wedding invites, or what language you use to invite someone to the wedding with. It’s in the music you select for your wedding entertainment, the seating plan you design for your wedding meal, or what you choose for your first song to dance to.

It’s also in what honeymoon you may wish to select, or what approach you wish to take to receiving wedding gifts in the first place from your attendees. All of this is much more than just the clothes. It’s how you craft the entire experience to your tastes and the tastes of your partner to help celebrate the coming together of two people. In that frame of mind, these efforts are truly beautiful and not a small amount of wholesome.

We hope that this advice can help you find the best result possible.


Sep 22, 2019

Blogging since 2007

I checked my past blog posts and the very first one that I've made was dated on September 25, 2007. Yep! I've been blogging for already 12 years. My blog has undergone a lot of things like countless blog theme/skin changes (hoping to keep the present one for a lifetime 'coz I love it so much) and URL changes. I've gone through different URL changes because there were times that I feel like it is not unique or corny. Then I've come up with www.pinkyjhaney.com, I think this is very me and so unique. I think I can also make it my brand name in the future if I wanted to start a business. What do you think?

I know I've been so inconsistent in posting stories on my blog. In fact, there's a lot of pictures  (especially old ones)  that I have kept in my laptop and cellphone which I'm planning to share in my blog but until now, to no avail, they are still stucked to where they are. But I will still share most of them on my blog sooner or later. I'm planning to be more consistent and to make time for my blog in spite of my busy schedule.

Why am I blogging?
My blog is like my online diary wherein I write about random things that I want to share to people. I love keeping memories with my family, friends, pets and the things I love doing. Sometimes when I feel down, I just browse my blog and read my past blog posts. It gives me a smile to my face 'coz it brings back memories.

Oh! It also gave me somehow a small income. This helps me maintain my domain name. Sometimes I use my earnings to buy stuff like make-up which sometimes I post reviews about.

To my readers (if I have any), blogging is really fun especially if you love writing. This is a wonderful therapy for me during my free time. 

Thanks for taking the time in reading my blog. 

Happy Blogging!!!

Sep 20, 2019

3 Ways to Buy a Used Car


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Buying a used car is a good way to save money and still get a car in great condition. While some used cars have a bad reputation, the reality is that, after a quick check over by a qualified mechanic, most used cars are just as safe and reliable as their new counterparts.

So how can you find the right used car for you and where should you buy?

Buying at Auction

Car auctions are brilliant for bagging a deal and presenting a wide range of different used cars too. For example, the auto auction near van buren often has a catalog packed with great cars for auction and you can go and view all the cars before the bidding starts too, to get a feel for what you might like. 

However, it is worth keeping a few bidding tips in mind before you start. Firstly, you must set a budget and stick to it. This is really important because it is easy to get caught up in the moment while bidding and blow way past your budget, landing you in a mess when you’re expected to pay up. You must also try to stay calm. Don’t give your position away to other bidders - maintain your best poker face throughout. 

Buying from a Used Car Dealer

A used car dealer is often a good idea if you have a particular kind of car in mind or you need some advice to cover all your needs. So, if you’re struggling to decide between a hatchback or coupe, they will be able to help! Used car dealers often know where to source cars and use their network to find the perfect one for you. 

Because used car dealers are running a business, they are much less likely to want to rip you off. However, you should still ask a trusted mechanic to take a look at any car you are hoping to buy to make sure that the price is reasonable and the car will run properly. If you are still feeling nervous, your mechanic will probably be able to recommend a used car dealer to you. 

Buying from a Friend

If your friend is selling their car and you’ve got your eye on it, you could definitely make a deal. But please be cautious. While your friend might have the best intentions, you should still make sure that the car is in good condition and is worth the money they are asking. Money can quickly become problematic between friends so if you think buying their car might cause an issue, it’s better to back out now. 

If you do decide to go ahead, make sure that you fill out all the legal paperwork to prove purchase and your new ownership. This is really important because however much you trust your friend, cars cost a lot of money and you need to make sure that you have the rights to it in place. 

Buying a used car is a good way to get the wheels you need without spending a fortune but whatever you do, always get the car checked by a mechanic and make sure that the legal stuff is taken care of. 

Foodie: The Lost Bread's 2 Brewed Black Thai Tea with Booky App

A friend of mine had discovered a new app which is Booky, wherein you can see different promos and offers of foods, services and other stuffs. We love this app since we love to eat. We love theirvBuy 1 Take 1 deals. So we immediately checked which offers they have and we saw that The Lost Bread is a member of Book app. 


We tried their Brewed Black Thai Tea which is 2 for P 144 and we didn't have any regret trying this new flavor. It is not so sweet and I loved the taste. Me and my friend only paid P72 each which is really a good price especially for students. This is our second time to buy here in The Lost Bread.

You can download this app on your Android or iOS phone:

29.08.19

Foodie: The Lost Bread's Haw Haw Ice Cream


This new flavor of The Lost Bread brings so much childhood memories as this is one of my favorite candy when I was a kid. Until now, I buy a pack everytime I have cravings. For me, there's no "umay" factor in eating this candy and I couldn't stop eating until I finish them all.


Introducing: Haw Haw Ice Cream from The Lost Bread. It really indeed tastes like the real Haw Haw candy but it's an ice cream. I enjoyed eating my cup of ice cream and I feel like I wanted to buy another one. I think I will keep coming back to this store because of their Haw Haw ice cream. I think they also have other delicious flavors of ice creams and shakes. I will definitely try them.



I chose the cup and my friends opted to have the cone. They have the same price so it doesn't matter which one you choose.

We bought them in Robinson's Galleria Manila branch and here are their other branches:
  • Ayala Malls Cloverleaf
  • Ayala Malls Feliz
  • Evia Lifestyle Center
  • Festival Mall
  • Glorietta 4
  • Robinsons Galleria Ortigas
  • SM Bacoor
  • SM Dasma
  • SM East Ortigas
  • SM Fairview
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North Edsa
  • Southwoods Mall
  • Maginhawa Street
You can also visit their website for more details: The Lost Bread

Sep 5, 2019

Foodie: Tokyo Tokyo Beef and Tomato Ramen



This is something new from Tokyo Tokyo so I gave it a try. This new flavor of ramen is just okay for me. But what I like about it is that it is a little bit spicy since I love spicy foods. I ordered the regular one with a side dish and red iced tea. 




What made me enjoy my late lunch was eating with my new found friends. We had so much laughter at that time because we shared funny moments and jokes which made most of us laugh most of the time.

Aug 30, 2019

Why Go On A Cruise?


When going on vacation, you have many different options to choose from. You could opt to go on a safari, you could decide to take a relaxing beach break, or you could go on a cruise! In this blog post, we are going to focus on the last option. If this is something that you have never considered before, you should definitely consider it now. With that being said, read on to discover why everyone should go on a cruise at least once. 

Benefit from amazing value - There is only one place to begin, and this is with the fact that cruises offer great value for money. A lot of people think that cruises are expensive. However, if you were to travel from location to location via plane, staying in different hotels, you would end up spending much more money. This is why cruises offer exceptional value. You are essentially going to have ten different vacations in one. 

There is a cruise ship for everyone - This is something that a lot of people do not realise. A lot of people assume that cruise ships are all massive in size, with loads of children, and lots of cheesy entertainment options. Of course, if this is the sort of cruise you want, you will be able to easily find it. However, this is not the only option that is available to you. There are plenty of other cruises too, including those on smaller boats and adult-only cruises too. 

See some of the world’s best locations in one trip - Aside from this, another benefit associated with going on a cruise is that you will get to travel to some of the most magical locations. These are some of the locations that would be incredibly difficult to visit while on vacation. For example, you can read these tips to help you choose the best Galapagos cruise for a better understanding of the different options out there. After all, this is one of the most luxurious destinations in the world. 

Cruises are family-friendly - Last but not least, another reason why a cruise is something that everyone should consider going on at least once is that cruises are family-friendly. If you have children, you can be sure that there will be plenty of different facilities for you to make the most of. Plus, you may even be able to use daycare facilities so that you can get a bit of time to yourself too. 

As you can see, there are many different reasons why you should consider going on a cruise. Not only do cruises offer a lot of value but they are a lot of fun too. After all, you never know, once you go on one cruise, this could become your favorite choice of holiday again, again, and again!

Aug 17, 2019

Celebrating my Brother's Birthday at TongYang

We've decided to just celebrate my brother's birthday in Tong Yang since it's more practical and easier so we will not prepare food. Our family really enjoy buffets especially when you can grill your own food and cook your preferred soup. That's why Tong Yang is our go-to restaurant for that. 


We prefer the Tong Yang in W Mall, Pasay City because we've noticed that it is not that crowded during lunchtime and it's not the first time that we've eaten here. So it's easier to go around the food stations to get some food because there's no line. 





Unfortunately, we've noticed that they did not serve sushis and the salad bar had only few lettuce. Both of these are the most food I always look for in a buffet. The good thing was the fee was lower this time so I think it's fair enough. Otherwise, the food was still good.


At least we enjoyed the food and had fun and got to celebrate my brother's birthday. We seldomly spend time with our family due to work and other engagements in life.

My family
My two nieces actually enjoyed their sweets. =)

Aug 16, 2019

Goodbye KSA

A year ago, I left this country full of worries, anxiety and other things. I was not so sure what was going to happen next for me as I already left my job. It's a risk and at the same time I know I have a better chance for better opportunities for my career as a nurse? But the question that keeps bugging my mind was:

What's next???


As I was sitting in the waiting area, I was full of mixed emotions as I'm going to see my beloved motherland again and I expected that I am going to stay for a couple of months. But I was also stressed that by the succeeding months, I don't have a source of income and I would be relying only on my savings. I was a bit excited on what was going to happen on career. 

My waiting time took so long as there has been a flight delay. The time of my flight was supposed to be at around 12 midnight but the plane took off at around 6 am. Anyways, I think  I should get used to it as an OFW. Hehe....


My stay in KSA was really a very memorable one for me. I have learned a lot not just with my profession as a nurse but as an individual. It changed me in a somehow good way I could say. I have met different types of people. Some I have made real friendship and became like my own family and some... well let's just say that I didn't get along well with. But in the end, it helped me become who I am today.


So, thank you Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, until then...


08.12-13.2018

Aug 11, 2019

The Most Awkward Moments When Moving Home

Moving home is a big step in anyone’s life, whether it be for the first, second, or thousandth time. It’s often a lot harder than choosing the right savings account, or buying the right family car, or even just securing a mortgage. After all, you’ve got to pack up all your stuff and uproot yourself once again, and if you’ve got a family to take with you, you’ve got to unsettle them one more time as well! It’s a difficult period, and it’s rife with stress, and you’re never going to be sure if your moving process will go quite as smoothly as you want it to. 

And because of that, it’s important we know about the most awkward and hard to deal with moments when it comes to moving home. There’s quite a few of them out there, and depending on the type of person you are, some are going to be a lot more trouble than others! But in general, the ones we’ve listed below are the most frustrating to have to take on. 


So, if you’re about to find yourself a new home, or you know you have to relocate in the near future, make sure you’re aware of what could be the most stressful things to get on with. Let’s make sure you’re moving out and back in again with little to no hair ripped out of your head! 

Make sure you don’t trap the dog in any one of those boxes you’ve got to fill up! (Source)

Not Really Knowing Where You’re Headed

Before you move home, you need to be sure you’re aware of where you’re headed. It’s no good trying to relocate your family on a stress free whim; moving home requires another home to move into! And aside from that, you need to be sure of what’s nearby as well, so you can factor convenience into your new home life. 

Amenities make the area you’re moving to. If there’s no corner shop or convenience store nearby, you’re going to be using up a lot of your free time to fill the house with groceries on a regular basis. And not only that - the more you need to move around your new area, the more expensive the move is going to become, overall. When you look at that costly fuel bill whenever you fill up your car, it can be hard to justify the need to find a new home in the first place. 

So, for just a quick example on the crucial importance of knowing your new area, think about sending your kids to a new school. Is there even one in the area? How many students are they already taking? Is there another school you could think about as well? Are either of them suitable for your children’s needs? How far away are they? What will it cost, and how long will it take, to commute there and back again? It’s questions like these you need to keep in mind before you settle on a decision for a new home. 

Getting Your Vehicle in the Right Place

If you do have a car, or you have more than one in your family, it can be tricky to take them along with you. After all, if you’re sitting upfront in the moving truck, providing directions to the driver, you’re not going to be able to drive your own car at the same time! And a lot of people like to hitch a lift inside the vehicle that’s transporting all of their precious goods from one home to another. 

And so, this is a very awkward situation to find yourself in. You’ve got a car that’s still sitting outside of your old place, and you need to be able to go back to get it as soon as possible. And yet, if you go anywhere on your own, you’ll have a family to leave behind, that’ll be in great need of a babysitter - if you take them with you, you’ll be hauling a lot of people back and forth unnecessarily. 

Then you’ve got to plan out how you’ll be able to get back to your car; do you want to spend money on a taxi, or a train, or the bus? If you’ve got the kids as well, how much extra will their tickets be? Do you even have the cash to spare right now? You need to get something in for dinner tonight, after all! 

And if you’re thinking of asking another person to jump in behind the wheel, there’s always a chance your insurance will go up the spout. If an accident occurs, or the person gets pulled over, and they’re not registered to drive your vehicle, you could have a legal headache to deal with in the near future as well. 

Which is why, to remove the headache of needing to traipse back and forth, and to remove the time you’ll waste coming up with an efficient plan to do so, it might be worth it to budget in a car transport company. If you’re going to be moving home, and it’s going to take a lot more time to get your car to come along with you, hiring a professional to move it safely and efficiently is often the most cost effective way forward. 

Damaging the Contents of Your Moving Boxes
Moving home can be very costly in terms of damages, and mostly, in terms of contents damage. After all, you can pack up your items in suitable moving boxes as best as you’re capable, but if they’re being tossed around and dropped all the time, those protective layers aren’t going to last very long. Even bubble wrap will pop all over under repeated pressure. 

The most common damages come in the form of breakages - if you have a box full of kitchen crockery, it’s best to mark ‘FRAGILE’ all over the sides of the box, to ensure it’s handled carefully by anyone who picks it up. If you can, try to mix the items here and there; if you’ve got an heirloom from your grandmother to transport, and you know it’s an incredibly old and fragile piece, put it in one of the living room boxes, especially the one that’s filled with your sofa cushions. 

All in all, your home contents can get damaged during a move, and unpacking a box to find it full of snapped and sharp pieces is the most stressful moment of all. Which means it’s important to know the reputation of the company you’re using, or how responsible and capable the friend or family member you’re relying on is. You need the right support underneath you right now, and if you can’t move all of your items yourself, you’ll have to entrust that burden to someone else.

Most of all, make sure you trust the person who’s loading all of your goods into the back of a moving van or truck, and that you’re sure of the kind of person they are. You can gain a good sense of this through your initial conversations, and the quote they provided you with when you called for their help. Do they seem overly expensive, based on other quotes you’ve gotten or advice you’ve received from loved ones who have moved before? Is their quote relatively cheap in comparison? You need to find a balance between these two extremes if you want peace of mind! 

So, before you start loading up, think of a few questions like these: Are they a friendly in their manner? Do you feel at ease with giving them your packed up boxes? Do they spend time ensuring all of your contents are securely placed in the back of their vehicle? And from what you’ve seen of their driving skills, do you believe they’ll navigate safely and slowly whilst they undergo a job for you? 

How Awkward Can Moving Be For You?

It very much varies, from person to person, and from situation to situation. After all, if you’re currently renting a place, and you’re simply moving to another rented accommodation, a lot of the paperwork is cut out of the process. You just need to finish up a tenancy, make sure your rent is paid, and then pack up and move on. And if it’s just you, you can be in and out within a day! 

But if you’re moving into a home of your own, for the very first time, there’s a lot more to be getting on with. And if you’ve got a family to take with you, you’re going to have your work cut out for you. More than one person to pack for, as well as finalising a sale, paying up all your fees, and then making sure the home you’ve bought is as good as it was when you first surveyed it a couple of months ago. 

All in all, moving home is an awkward process, with few reprieves here and there. Let’s make it less stressful! 

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