A Few Useful Tips To Move Into Chelsea

Considering that the city is at the financial center of the world, finding an apartment in NYC is an extremely competitive process. This includes the neighborhood of Chelsea, as it is Manhattan’s artistic center and is near famous attractions. This article will provide some useful tips on how to score a decent apartment in this area.


Consider Your Transportation Needs

Since New York City is one of the few places in the country where it is a good idea to rely on public transportation, it’s a good idea to strategically place yourself near your route. Check out the official bus route map if you are not familiar with transportation in the area.

If you plan on driving, you will definitely need the availability of a parking space. If the property has no place to park your car, the expenses of storing your car in a parking garage are not negligible.


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Finding the Right Price

Chelsea is somewhat unique due to the extreme wealth gaps that affect rent prices. It is not uncommon to find a luxury apartment complex or gated community within walking distance of low-income housing.

Because of this, you may find absurdly low-priced apartments near blips of expensive places. Renting too cheap may bring you into an undesirable housing project. At the same time, luxury developments may be built too close for comfort.


Be Nice To Your Previous Landlords

Since some owners will want to see letters of recommendation from previous landlords, you may want to retain a decent relationship before moving out. In particular, the letter should claim that you pay on time, kept the apartment clean, and did not violate terms of the contract. Even if it is not a requirement, having a letter will be the icing on top when standing out from other tenant applications.


Use Loftey as a Broker

Loftey is a useful service as it cuts a lot of the due diligence when it comes to searching for Chelsea apartments. In exchange for the referral fee that is involved with the broker, you will quickly get moved into the neighborhood that you desire. You may also split the upfront moving fees into multiple payments when you pay through Loftey.


Shopping and Surviving

You will definitely need to be near grocery stores and other shops to live comfortably. If the shopping in the apartment’s area is bare, the struggle to commute to buy groceries in Manhattan can be quite time-consuming. If you’ve never lived in a densely populated location, you will soon learn why this is important.

After you’ve found your ideal living situation in Chelsea, you can finally enjoy the cultural attractions in the area. With the high density of artists, there are hundreds of galleries to look at. The area is also rich with ethnic diversity, meaning cool cultural events and a variety of restaurants. It is also is a very tolerant part of town as it’s home to a large concentration of LGBT residents.


Do you like the sound of living in Chelsea?


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Dubai – A Destination for Thrill Seeking Holiday

I love travelling. Exploring various cities/countries always put me on the high, which is why I always look out for any travel opportunity I can lay my hands on. We have kind of slowed down our travelling because of the kiddies. We have visited many countries with the kids but the reality of it is travelling with them isn’t easy. The good news is that they are getting older, so our travel thrill seeking holidays would be back on track. We have a few cities we are thinking of visiting in the next few months and I hope they happen.


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Looking back at all the holidays I have been on in the last few years, my favourite is and always will be (for now anyway) Dubai. I just love that place. It is a beautiful holiday destination. There is something for everyone and for every family. It is a thrill seeking holiday for sure so if you are after good fun, you need to visit Dubai.

Regardless of what you are into, there are definitively activities to keep you very busy. And as long as your travel insurance covers all aspects of your travel, you are fine to explore and have good fun. The importance of travelling with a travel insurance that covers everyone on the trip and all aspects of your trip can’t be overemphasised. Travel Insurance is not something you should ever skip when going on holiday as you never know when it would come in handy. And it pays to be safe than sorry. If you are shopping around for best deals on travel insurance, you can check out for a quote.


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When it comes to Dubai adventures, there are so many activities to catch your fancy. From skydiving with a view to riding camels in the desert. And if you are into water sports in particular, there you will really enjoy Dubai. There are so many water sports activities to do in various water parks. We had a good time at Wild Wadi when we visited Dubai last year. The water rides were a lot of fun. The kiddies really so much. And the year before, we visited The Atlantis The Palm’s Aquaventure Waterpark and that was even more fun. We got on so many cool water rides/slides, the craziest being the Leap of Faith – a near-vertical drop for the bravest holiday thrill seekers.

Dubai is definitely a major tourist attraction. It is a great holiday destination and it is always the first place I recommend anyone to go on holiday. I have visited the amazing place 3 times now and I still can’t get enough of it. It is one place I can freely let my hair down and just have some fun. The weather is always good with plenty of warm weather. However it is best to avoid visiting Dubai between June and October when the weather is dead warm. Visiting between December – March is fine as it is not as warm as other months.


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Have you visited Dubai before? Do you think it is a great destination for a thrill seeking holiday?


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How to Quickly Pack for an Overnight Trip

Do you get overwhelmed when it comes to packing for a trip? Do you tend to over-pack? Or pack things you won’t even use on the trip?

I think we’ve all had our fair share of packing woes. And whether you’re going for a day’s trip or a month, it’s good to learn how to pack smart. As always, I put together some handy tips that will help you quickly pack for an overnight trip.


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Get the details straight

Before you start packing for your trip, you need to get the basic details about your trip. Where are you traveling to? What are you planning to do during your trip? How’s the weather like in the place you’re traveling to?

These details will help you pack with the right decision on what exactly you should pack with you. It will be extremely helpful to make a checklist of the possible things you’d need as you get the details of your trip straight. The checklist will also be handy when you’re going to pack to travel back home so you’ll have all your things intact.


Pack according to outfits

Now that you have a clearer picture of what you’ll be doing on your trip and the weather, the next step is to put together outfits that will match the weather and the occasion. A good trick is to pack clothes of neural colours that you can mix and match with the outfits you’ll bring along.

For an overnight trip, stick to the basics like a pair of jeans, a top or blouse depending on the occasion and a sweater just in case you get cold. Of course, if you’re staying over for the night, then make sure you pack some pajamas.


Don’t forget your essentials

There are some key items you must have when you’re traveling no matter the occasion or destination – items like undergarments, toiletries, and personal care products, which include body cream, deodorant and your makeup.

In the rush of packing, these essentials are often forgotten and this can cause a lot of problem, if you leave them behind.


Put your electrical accessories together

Although these are essentials as well, I thought they deserved to be put in a category of their own. There’s nothing as upsetting as unintentionally leaving your phone charger behind when you’re on a trip.

While on your trip you may not get the chance to charge your phone, so make sure you also carry a power bank around just in case.


Keep each category into smaller bags or pouches

The last thing you want when you’re packing is to be disorganized. Disorganization can slow you down. Since we were able to outline the major class of items you need for an overnight trip, you should have smaller bags to categorize them.  Packing cubes are perfect for this purpose. But if you’re not able to get your hands on packing cubes, a small pouch or ziplock bags would do.


Do you have any handy tips for packing for an overnight trip?

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