How many of you like to move?

That’s right nobody unless your nuts!

The actual act of moving is what is stressful but moving can actually be fun as well.

Just think when you are moving, generally it’s because there has been a big change in your life.  Which in most cases is exciting…you know the unknown..starting a new chapter of your life…etc. Unless of coarse you are moving because your landlord has evicted you for not paying rent for the last 6 months. Then having to move really sucks.

So lets just assume you are moving for a good reason like your family has grown or you’ve been promoted and assigned a new territory. That’s when the stress and anxiety start to creep in.

Things would really stress me out would be:

  • Where will we live?
  • When will we find time to pack?
  • Who can we trust to help me move?
  • What if I have really big stuff like a grand piano and big screen tv’s
  • Should I have the professionals pack us up or should we do it?
  • You don’t have any of these worries if you have enough money to pay people to do all the work for you.

So first things first you have to connect with a local realtor in the community your moving to. Check a lot of places out, do research on the neighborhoods and make a list of things that are important to you. Seriously everybody loves a list. Then make a decision on where and when.

Boom once that is done then start researching and getting quotes from movers.What I found is that the movers can do everything for you or just plain move your furniture and boxes. If your really cheap then you could do it all yourself with some friends and family but you better be nice and find a way to help them out as well.

Ok so you’ve found some movers the next thing you want to do is have them give you a solid quote and provide an outline of that in writing so as things start to change the money doesn’t get funny. If you have big special stuff like pianos, pool tables, antique furniture or grandfather clocks then you’d best leave that up to the professionals. I personally have used piano movers bucks county when moving my piano and I have to say having them do it was well worth it. After all it is one of my most prized possessions.

There you have it, no reason to get all worried about moving. When you break it down and hire the pros you’ll certainly reduce the anxiety.

 

So I’m heading off to an appointment in West Village and as I’m passing the Mandarin Oriental near Columbus circle this crowd starts to follow this blonde woman who is maybe twenty to thirty feet in front of me, also walking in the same direction I am. I see that she is signing auto graphs and taking selfies with  random people on the street who are approaching her. Obviously this slows her down and I’m somewhat in a hurry and walk right past giving a quick glance to see if it’s someone I recognize and nothing. I’m drawing a blank. I have no idea whom this person is. That’s not really a surprise because I could care less about celebrities and pop culture but this brings up an interesting topic.

Why such infatuation with so called celebrities?

Celebrities and athletes are just people like you and me. Sure they are the best at their given field but does that make them next to godliness? Should we fawn over them like they are superhuman? Should we obsess about there every move and stalk them relentlessly. Should we get there autograph or picture? How about a selfie with them?

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Oooweeeooohhh anything can change. Ok if you don’t get the reference that is from one of the greatest bands of all time the Eagles. Why is this relevant? Well just about anything can happen in a flash in NYC and well for some that can be good and other it means your anxiety level goes off the charts. For example stand on any street corner in NYC for a minute and see what happens.

You’ll probably see more in that minute then good ol John Deer from middle of nowhere Wisconsin will see in his whole life.

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So as you’ll find out through reading more of this blog our team isn’t that keen on living in the city. Sure there are tons of things to do around the clock but that really isn’t that important to us. Eating great food of all types is awesome. Seeing shows on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera House is pretty amazing. Grabbing a bite to eat from any number of random street vendors which are on seemingly every street corner in Manhattan is really convenient. Having almost anything and everything delivered is pretty sweet too.

Ok so maybe living in the city isn’t so bad after all…but wait that was all of the great things about the city but there are also quite a few that can really raise the level of anxiety by living here.

Starting off with the financial burden I mean seriously it ridiculously expensive. In fact if we ever move anywhere else we are going to be so freakin jaded people won’t be able to stand us. For example who pays over a thousand dollars a square foot for real estate? Oh yeah that Chinese hedge fund that is happy with little to no yield but is ecstatic to be in a safe asset class. Exhibit A to the reason you might have some increased anxiety while living in the city.

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