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Tips For A Smooth Move Out Day For Students

So, you’re finished with school for the year—or maybe for good! It’s time to move out. Moving is always somewhat of a chore, but there are ways to make your move out day smoother and easier. Here are some tips for a smooth move out day for students who want to keep it simple.

Start Smart: Rent Your Furniture

When you buy your furniture, you pay more for less and are stuck with it—that much is a given. But beyond that, you’re actually paying more to lose out on a lot of convenience that renting can give you. When you choose furniture rental, not only does the company deliver and set up your furniture, someone else can disassemble and take the furniture away, making move out day that much easier. That process also lowers your moving and storage bills in a major way.

Plan Ahead

The night before the move, if you’re still figuring out how or when you’re going to pack things, where you’ll store your stuff, or what to do with the cat, you’ve waited a little too long. Don’t do this to yourself; plan ahead. You can get everything done—even if you have a huge house and a family—with eight weeks of lead time.

As a general frame of reference, about eight weeks before the move, know who the movers are, even if they’re your friends. Make sure you have a truck secured for the big day. At about six weeks, start filling out forms (like change of address, new insurance) and clean out closets and lesser-used cabinets. At four weeks before the move, make sure your new utilities are set. Know where your moving supplies like boxes and packing tape are coming from.

At two weeks to moving, start packing! With one week left, confirm things like reservations for moving trucks and pet sitting. With a few days left before the move, you should mostly be done.

Know What Your School Requires

If you’re living on campus or off-campus in housing that’s connected to the school in any way, make sure you know about any move out rules they’ve set. You don’t want to be halfway across the country only to learn that you were supposed to meet with someone from Housing in your old place. Check this out several weeks before you move—everyone else is moving out too, so Housing will be busy.

Don’t Forget About Cleaning

The furniture rental place came, you’ve packed all of your things, and the place is finally empty—except for the garbage that is somehow piled up in every corner, and the 2 inches of dust that seems to be caking everything. Gross!

The problem is that you also packed your cleaning supplies, right? Don’t forget this part. Not only can you lose your deposit, it’s just plain rude to leave your place like that. If you know you won’t have time to do it yourself, call a cleaning service. A one-time cleaning probably won’t break your bank and may just get you that deposit back.

Good Luck

It’s time to move on to the next big adventure. If you rent your furniture, plan ahead, know what your school requires during move outs, and remember to clean, you’re going to be in great shape!

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Renting Furniture in LA

Are you curious about renting furniture in LA? Lots of people are, because moving in Los Angeles is not only expensive, it’s also a hassle! Our LA customers are looking for the right look, with furniture that is stylish, modern, makes the best use of their space, affordable, and hassle-free. The Fashion Furniture showroom in Los Angeles is the source for renting furniture in LA that meets every one of those requirements.

Renting High-End Furniture in Los Angeles

Back in the day, rental furniture options were limited, but those days are over. Renting high-end furniture in Los Angeles is easy with Fashion. At Fashion Furniture, we carry everything from sleek, modern-looking furniture to high-end designs you might see on the big screen or in the pages of a home and garden magazine. We know our customers want to keep up with the trends, so we do it for them. Anytime you browse for rental furniture in LA with us, you’re choosing from the newest looks and the best quality.

Coordinated Rental Furniture Saves You Time

In LA, every square foot of space comes at a premium price. When you throw together furniture you picked up here and there, you don’t just pay for it aesthetically; you also spend lots of hours fighting traffic and going from store to store to mix and match what you want for your home. On the other hand, when you rent furniture, you get a coordinated set that was literally made to work together in a space. For that seamless ability to fit like a glove inside your space, ask our talented design staff for help. Either way, you’ll be saving time by renting furniture.

Stylish Furniture Rentals

Everyone needs furniture, of course, but that doesn’t mean our Los Angeles customers don’t want style. We know that our customers are looking not just for a deal; they want to create a certain look and feel in their homes. At Fashion, we can help you get the right rental furniture to help you express your personal style, with the best brand names and the hottest looks for your home.

Renting Furniture in LA is Hassle Free

Let’s face it: hauling furniture around is a hassle. One of the main reasons people rent furniture is so they don’t have to deal with this. At Fashion Furniture, our business is taking the hassle out of your life. We can ensure that your place is ready for move in when you are, from the last fork in the drawer to the smallest decorative detail. No truck rental, no heavy lifting, no unpacking, no assembly: just a beautifully decorated home, ready for you when you walk in the door.

The best part isn’t even on that first day, when you walk into your new turnkey home. It’s when you’re ready to move again! When it’s time to go or you’re just ready for a change, leave that to us. Simply let us know when you are done with your furniture. Just like we brought it to you and set it up for your move-in day, we come get it again on the move-out day. It’s so easy!

Beautiful Furniture within Your Budget

One of the best things about renting furniture in LA is cost. Living in Los Angeles is expensive enough! Renting furniture saves you time, hassle, and it can also save you plenty of money, making LA a much easier place to live. Our team at Fashion can help you figure out that budgetary sweet spot for furniture to rent in LA. We’ll make sure you love the way it looks, too.

Fashion Furniture in Los Angeles

Fashion Furniture is the best option for renting furniture in LA. Come see us today and find out why we have so many loyal customers who choose Fashion again and again.

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How Military Families Can Make a House a Home When They’re Constantly on the Move

Although no military family is the same as another, there is one thing most military families have in common: the ongoing challenges presented by the Permanent Change of Station (PCS). To civilians, this is the frequent moves that are sometimes described by those who lived through them as the lifestyle of the “military brat.” Moving is inevitable for military families, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less of a hurdle for your family from an emotional standpoint.

It can be hard to consider a new house a home until it is broken in and filled with family memorabilia. In this blog, we want to offer military families tips on how to make each house feel more like home right away, filled with love.

 

Before you go

Try to plan for your move in a way that helps your family feel as comfortable as possible. Give them ample time to say goodbye to their friends and family members, and encourage them to trade contact information. If they don’t have address books or those kinds of resources and they’re old enough to, help them start those habits.

Make your children part of the sorting, separating, organizing, and packing process that leads up to your move. Although moving is always a great time to get rid of what is no longer needed, don’t throw a power play over getting rid of an old, particularly precious toy or stuffed animal. Wait and avoid that conflict for now.

Make sure the whole family understands what’s going on with the move. Explain in detail where the new post is, how the move will go, where you’ll live when you get there, and as many details about the new location as you can get.

 

During the move

No matter how many times you do it, moving is stressful—and this goes double for your family! However, kids in particular benefit from having a stake in moving day. This means it pays to assign a task to each child for moving day—or, better still, to ask each child which role they’d like to play and make certain they do that. Include every family member in the game plan, letting each person know they are a valuable member of the team who is needed for the day to go well.

 

In the new house

Being in a new house can feel like being an occupying force in a strange land until you get used to it. When you get into the new place, a few confident steps in the right direction can put the whole family at ease:

  • Let your children choose how to decorate and arrange their new room.
  • Look for furnishings and decorative elements that appeal to your sense of style but don’t break the budget; rental furniture and even style and accent items is ideal for a family on the go and helps you quickly turn an empty house into a cozy home.
  • A coat of paint is a relatively easy way to give a room a different look and some personality.
  • Help your children hang photos of their friends and family members in their rooms along with posters of their favorite bands, teams, and movies to create a comfortable feel right away.
  • Hang family photos in the hallway and shared spaces—and do this as one of your first tasks.
  • Explore and investigate your new neighborhood with your kids; find interesting looking places to visit and things to do that might be fun.
  • Make use of online resources like the Military Child Education Coalition website as you transition into your new town.
  • Cook a familiar meal as soon as the dishes and pots are unpacked.
  • Look for the neighborhood park, after-school activities, and other places for your kids to meet new friends that have some of the same interests.
  • Help your children get the new address down cold right when you get into the new home.

 

Moving ahead together

As you settle in, get a look and feel you all love by working on your new home together. Whether you’re all seasoned pros with the PCS by now or gearing up for your first time, doing it as a family really does make it easier.

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Essential Items for Your New Home

When you’ve made the move into your first home or apartment, and you’re ready to get comfortable and nest a little, you’ll probably remember to get the major items like a bed or a sofa. But where do you start with the rest of it? There are so many little things that might not come to mind immediately. This checklist of essential items for your new home will get you started and settled easily.

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Tips to Save Money on Moving

So, you’re moving! You found a great new place, and now you’re trying to get from point A to point B—along with everything you own. Moving can be a potential money suck, but it’s a lot less stressful when your budget is low and you’re having no trouble sticking to it. Here are our best tips to save money on moving, so you can stick to worrying about what color to paint the bathroom in your amazing new home instead of your budget.

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Tips for Moving with Pets

If you think moving is stressful for humans, imagine what it’s like for pets. At least you know what’s happening and where you’re going! For pets, it just feels like a crisis.

Whether you’re moving across the street or across the country, there are some great ways to make that move easier on your pet—not to mention your movers and yourself. Here are some of our best tips for moving with pets.

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Who Rents Furniture (Infographic)

Have you ever wondered who rents furniture? Some of the answers may surprise you! Here are some of the people who rent furniture in the U.S.:

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Everything You Should Know About Moving Into Your First Home

We all know that moving can be stressful—even more so if you don’t plan for what’s coming. But how can you plan for something you’ve never done? Here are our best tips for moving into your first home, so you can be prepared for the unexpected during moving.

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10 Things You Should Know About Job Relocation

If you’re considering relocating for a new job, or even if you’re just beginning your search and want to be prepared, it’s a smart idea to really understand what it takes to relocate for a job. It is a high stakes decision, and most of us fear change. To take some of the unknowns out of the equation, here are 10 things you should know about job relocation to put yourself in a better position.

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Making Friends In A New City

You found a new place, figured out it was better to rent furniture vs. buy it, and you’re ready to take on your new city! If you moved to a town where you don’t know a soul, you may feel a little anxious or unsure about how to make some new friends. We’ve got four tips to help combat the awkwardness and create a new friend group.

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