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5 Things You Can Do to Start Planning for Your Next Move in the New Year

Sometimes we realize after moving in a rental that all we thought about the place is really not serving our needs.  Closets are too small.  Rooms are crowded.  Kitchen space is cramped.  So what might one do in the meantime until the apartment lease expires?

1.  Continue to search for your ideal rental.

Envision what you want for the future and plan to get it.  Do research, read reviews, visit the neighborhood, talk to people you know, and above everything else, if you have a faith, pray a little harder for what you truly want. 

2.  Purchase things to give you some degree of comfort in the meantime.

Maybe it's too cool or too hot in the place or you have a neighbor that walks loudly on her floor, start searching for things that can help you cope without spending much time complaining about things that are beyond your control.

3.  Find other things to do so that you are not spending most evenings and weekends sitting in your apartment moping.

Sometimes situations like this are blessings in disguise.  Maybe you always wanted to get out more, visit relatives and friends and do other things, but you said in the past you have no time.  But now you do have time, you don't like staying at home much, so get out more!

4.  Decorate the rooms you will spend the most time in and divide off or cover areas that you don't like much.

Notice the things you like most about your rental and enhance those.  When you do this, you take your attention away from unsightly looking things in the suite.  Try to work with management to get some things done.  Put in a service request with maintenance.

5.  Donate or sell some of your items you are no longer using, don't like much, or think someone could use.

By removing some items in your residence, you are making more space in a cramped room and who knows it just might come alive.

Before you know it, your time in your residence will have passed and it will be time to move again.  Next time be sure you know what you want and don't settle!

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Over 20 years office work experience, six years completed college coursework, background in print media and communications, recognized for exceptional attendance and received merit increase for past job performance, self-published author and part-time entrepreneur, Internet marketing and social media experience. Interned for non-profit organization, women's group and community service business. Additional experience: teaching/training others, customer service and sales. Learn more at Nicholl McGuire and Nicholl McGuire Media