Watch a round-up of our favorite moments of awesomeness on NBC’s George to the Rescue.
NBC’s George to the Rescue, a program that celebrates home through the power of renovation, knows about all about these special moments, as the reactions to their home renovations are nothing if not spectacular.
Here is a round-up of some of our favorite moments of awesomeness on George to the Rescue. Share your favorite moments using #HomeIsAwesomeness.
- May 9, 2016
Not only is moving a pain, it’s also, not coincidentally, a huge stressor that can cause anxiety, depression, and even divorce!
“Almost two in three (61 percent) placed the ordeal at the top of their stress list in a poll of 2,000 adults who have moved homes in the past three years,” said Express. They found that misplaced possessions and waiting too long to pack were among the “most stressful moving day moments.”
So how do you move without losing your mind? These 10 tips will help.
When thing start to go wrong – you don’t have room in your last remaining box for the rest of the guest room knickknacks, your mover just dropped the box with your champagne glasses in it, or your labeling pen just ran out—there’s one thing that can help: just breathe. And count to 10 while you’re at it. It won’t fix the situation, but it will help you to keep your cool and stay focused on the task at hand.
Powering through the packing, moving, and unpacking may sound like a great idea, but it might not be a pleasant experience if it means you’re skipping the activities that help keep you happy. Whether making time for morning yoga, lighting candles and playing calm music, or taking a bubble bath with a good book is your method for relaxing, let yourself have it. It might feel counterintuitive if you have a ton of work to do, but you may actually be more productive once you’ve taken the edge off.
Specifically, water to keep yourself hydrated. Packing may not seem like hard physical work, but all that lifting, stretching, twisting, and kneeling is actually quite a workout.
Make sure you also set aside a bottle of wine for when you’re done moving (plus one or two for when you have your friends over to help you pack).
4. Get some sleep
When we’re overtired, we’re more likely to be grouchy, which can make what is already an unpleasant experience even more so.
5. Label everything (we mean everything)
What seems like a hassle at the time will pay off later when you are able to easily locate the one remote control you need to make all of your electronics work because you listed all the contents on each box. Whether you label them per room (bedrooms are a given) or by type (bed linens in one, towels in another, all boxable electronics together) or a hybrid of both, you’ll be happy you made the effort.
6. Make a plan
You may not be the type of person to plan every minute of your day on a regular basis, but, when you’re moving, it helps to stick to a schedule. Anxiety and stress will start to wrestle with each other when moving day has arrived and you’re nowhere near done with your packing.
Work backwards from your moving day, boxing up items that are not used and identifying throwaways and donations first.
7. Ask for help
Friends and family can take the pain out of packing and moving. Make it a party with pizza and beverages, and they may just come back to help the next time you move, too.
8. Turn on your utilities before you move into your new home
Post-move, you’ll be exhausted. You know what will make it better? Being able to turn on the gas stove and boil some water for tea then kick up your feet and watch Jimmy Fallon. If that’s not possible because you don’t have access to the home before moving day, at least make sure you have a mobile hotspot or some other way to access Internet on a laptop so you can watch Hulu or Netflix. The memory of the whole family gathered around a 13″ screen on your first night in your new house will be with you forever.
9. Move the most important stuff yourself
There are bound to be a few things that are too important to trust to a truck. Set aside your important papers, jewelry, and your Great-Grandmother’s china to move on your own.
10. Do your research on movers
You don’t want to end up on Dateline because the shady mover you hired took your stuff hostage. The key to finding a good mover is research, research, research. Ask for referrals and then check them out thoroughly to look for complaints. ProtectYourMove.gov will tell you if they are licensed or have ever had a formal complaint, and MovingScam.com is a great place to look because they have a message board loaded with detailed info as well as a black list of moving companies to stay away from.
Written by Jaymi Naciri
BUNDLE UP and COME TO 325 MAIN STREET IN DOWNTOWN LEWISTON for our OPEN HOUSE with hot cocoa & apple cider Friday, December 4th from 4:00-8:00!
Enjoy the magica…l downtown Christmas Carolers as well as walking through Main Street to see all of Main Streets Vintage Holiday windows!
Don’t Forget to PICK UP YOUR BALLOTS AND MAPS at 301 Main Street to VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE WINDOW DISPLAY!! VOTE & RETURN your ballots to 301 Main Street by 8:00 p.m. Looking forward to seeing you all here!
Click the photo below for event times
Open house this Saturday from 11-1pm!!
OPEN HOUSE!!!! SATURDAY 2-4pm
1823 Birch Ave Lewiston
Wonderful Lewiston Orchards Home with 4 large bedrooms and abundant storage. Beautiful back yard complete with covered deck, playhouse, raised garden beds and tool shed. RV Parking with vehicle access to the back yard. You don’t want to miss this one!
Please join me for a Fun and informative introduction to building a one level home LEARN how easy it is to build the perfect home for your needs. Bring Questions and get answers
*6:30-7:15 Tuesday, September 22.
Asotin PUD board room, south of Fleishman Way stoplight at 15th. (pass Early Bird, turn into PUD lot half block South, Plenty of parking)
See you there~~~~Judy
—The Old Fashioned Fourth of July from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at Pioneer Park in Lewiston will feature rides on a stagecoach and an old-fashioned fire truck, children’s games, local entertainment, food vendors, a show and shine and more. The Lewiston Community Band will perform classic patriotic music starting at 4:30 p.m. at the bandshell. The event is free.
— The 29th annual Community Spirit Fireworks show kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday at Adams Field in Clarkston with live music by the band the Working Poor until fireworks start at 10 p.m. Food will be for sale by area vendors. Alternative Nursing Services and Pizza Time of Lewiston are providing 3-D glasses for the show. The glasses can be picked up today at the businesses. They will also be available at the field. Admission to the field is free but donations are accepted for the yearly 30-minute firework display. American flags will also be available by donation. The annual event draws 4,000 to 5,000 attendees.
By JENNIFER K. BAUER
Fireworks Safety Tips
Adult supervision around fireworks is important. Set family boundaries and talk with children about celebrating safely.
Be Prepared before you light fireworks
Use legal fireworks, available at licensed outlets
Store fireworks out of reach of children
Keep pets safe indoors
Always keep water handy
Be Safe when lighting fireworks
Only adults should light fireworks
Only use fireworks outdoors
Do not throw fireworks or hold in your hand
Protect your eyes
Light one firework at a time and move away quickly
Never relight a “dud”
Be Responsible after you finish
Soak used fireworks in water
Be considerate—clean up used fireworks
Keep matches and lighters away from children
Use care in selecting the area for discharging fireworks and the type of fireworks appropriate for that area. Weather conditions make grasses and vegetation dry and vulnerable to fire. Fireworks are one of the leading causes of wildland fires.