Living On The Water: Is It For You?

Living On The Water: Is It For You?

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Living in colder climates means for the most part, people reach out and yearn for a warmer climate. Being on a boat in a colder climate is an entirely different story to being on a boat in the heat of the Mediterranean and cruising across the Med is a dream for most. Those who are able to take the time for themselves to cruise in the Mediterranean tend to be of an older generation and the business of boat transportation company becomes limited to that generation.

For those who have been involved in boating for a long time, the pull of the water for a longer period, let’s say sailing round the Canary Islands is a large pull. You’ll observe yachts moored and on the water when holidaying in the Med with lithe, sunbathing babes hunkering down on the top deck ready to bronze themselves into oblivion. This may seem like the life you’ll get while living on 9473509730_974a18766a_oboard a boat but that’s not always the case unfortunately. Even the most experienced yachtsmen can be seduced into forgetting that there are a lot of details to think about when living on a boat long term and they’re not always fun details either!

A combination of lack of boat hauling services and sailing experience an wrong assumptions about what it takes to sail long term really can lead to large problems coming about after significant amounts of capital have been deployed. The dream of living on a boat needs to be thought through thoroughly in the first instance as it’s all well and good to dream but if you don’t go over the practicalities then being seasick will be the least of your worries. Living on a boat abroad is not the same as a coastal cruise. Holidays cruises and charters end – again, unfortunately – but deciding to actually live on a boat is a little more permanent. Living on board your boat is a tough option even when it’s warm and in practice is far removed from the on seen with rose tinted glasses.

The first misconception that most people have is that living abroad in the Med is cheaper than in the UK. Based on real experiences, you will likely find that your shopping costs are the same if not more. Spain itself is usually quite cheap but not when it comes to food shopping. Marina fees are pretty much the same as in the UK and in the summer even casual moorings can be majorly expensive. Finding somewhere to fill water tanks can be a problem if not in the marina and even if you are living on a small boat you will need a minimum of ten thousand pounds a year to simply get by. There are places you can go that are cheaper of course but the disadvantages make it unsuitable for many of those who live aboard.

So money wise the cost of living in the Med for yourselves and the boat is rather the same as in the UK but with nicer weather. It’s a bad misconception to think you would be living the life of Riley on a tiny budget abroad. That’s not to say you should give up your dream of doing so but you should be more prepared. Living aboard your own boat can be a fantastic experience and restablishing yourself on shore can be costly. As with anything in life, we can only recommend you give it a go. You may regret it but if you don’t go, you will definitely regret it!

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Packing Tips When Moving House

Packing Tips When Moving House

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Uncategorized |

Not many people like the slog of packing. It’s all about throwing most of it out and packing as little as possible really, but the worst part is actually packing everything into the right boxes and packing only as much as each box needs.The process of packing up your house when moving can sometimes be a nightmare. Finding the time to prepare your house for sale in between work and possibly looking after children can be stressful and very difficult. Packing at an earlier stage can make your house more desirable for potential buyers and certainly can help reduce stress levels.10

It is common for packing to be left until the last minute as most people just really can’t find the time to pack around their existing commitments. professional moving companies in Granbury can actually offer a packing service with their moving services but if you haven’t got the budget to pay another person to pack for you, then here are some packing tips for you to be able to do it yourself with as little stress as possible.

Don’t leave it until the last minute if you can absolutely help it. Life can get in the way but your move should be a good priority of yours. Sounds like an obvious tip but if you are looking at a relocation company, you should find that they will say to start packing before your For Sale sign goes up and throw out belongings that you no longer need. You could also consider selling or donating your items that may still have some value to charity. Getting rid of things you won’t be taking with you will make unpacking easier and making more space available for buyers to see. If you start with rooms you use the least, you should be able to get a good idea of how much you don’t actually use and therefore don’t need. These days a lot of homes don’t have an external garage for storage therefore once you have cleared out a room this can then be the best place to store items out of the way. There are moving companies that can give you excellent advice on packing and how to filter your things out with car boot sales.

Handle with care. Set aside the fragile items in your home for extra bubble wrap and make sure you mark boxes that need to be handled carefully. It’s worth remembering that not everyone who will be moving your boxes will know of the precious contents inside. Don’t overload those boxes. You are going to be doing an awful lot of carrying therefore it is important to use smaller boxes for heavier items and larger boxes for lighter items. Label carefully. Ensuring you label correctly with the contents and room destination can save a lot of time and effort when unpacking, especially if you use a moving company. Documentation. Make sure all documentation doesn’t get lost. This can be prevented by keeping all paperwork together and separate so that when you arrive it can be put in a safe place.

If you have young children it is worth packing a box with essential items such as toys and bedding so that you can keep them occupied as quickly as possible when moving home. It’s an unsettling time for children as much as the grownups coordinating everything. They can feel overlooked and so ensuring they settle properly requires their own things around them.

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Tips for Packing Up Your Home

Tips for Packing Up Your Home

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Uncategorized |

The process of packing up your house when moving can sometimes be a nightmare. Finding the time to prepare your house for sale in between work and possibly looking after children can be stressful and very difficult. Packing at an earlier stage can make your house more desirable for potential buyers and certainly can help reduce stress levels. It is common for packing to be left until the last minute as most people just really can’t find the time to pack around their existing commitments. Your chosen moving offices in Weatherford can actually offer a packing service with their moving services but if you haven’t got the budget to pay another person to pack for you, then here are some packing tips for you to be able to do it yourself with as little stress as possible.10

  • Don’t leave it until the last minute. Sounds like an obvious tip but a lot companies will say to start packing before your For Sale sign goes up and throw out belongings that you no longer need. You could also consider selling or donating your items that may still have some value to charity. Getting rid of things you won’t be taking with you will make unpacking easier and making more space available for buyers to see.
  • Start with rooms you use the least. These days a lot of homes don’t have an external garage for storage therefore once you have cleared out a room this can then be the best place to store items out of the way. A Stephenville moving men can give you excellent advice on packing and how to filter your things out with car boot sales.
  • Handle with care. Set aside the fragile items in your home for extra bubble wrap and make sure you mark boxes that need to be handled carefully. It’s worth remembering that not everyone who will be moving your boxes will know of the precious contents inside.
  • Don’t overload those boxes. You are going to be doing an awful lot of carrying therefore it is important to use smaller boxes for heavier items and larger boxes for lighter items.
  • Label carefully. Ensuring you label correctly with the contents and room destination can save a lot of time and effort when unpacking, especially if you use a moving company.
  • Make sure all documentation doesn’t get lost. This can be prevented by keeping all paperwork together and separate so that when you arrive it can be put in a safe place.
  • If you have young children it is worth packing a box with essential items such as toys and bedding so that you can keep them occupied as quickly as possible when moving home. It’s an unsettling time for children as much as the grownups coordinating everything. They can feel overlooked and so ensuring they settle properly requires their own things around them.
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