Ah, moving… There’s a love and hate relationship with it. On one hand, you are probably so excited to get into your new home. On your other hand, you are probably dreading the packing, unpacking, cleaning, and moving of your stuff. And why do you even have so much stuff to begin with, right? Moving brings on the best and the worst of emotions, but your move doesn’t have to be so full of stress like you are probably expecting. Here are 5 moving tips to make the process stress-free (or at least as stress-free as possible):

 Enter to win Visit Orlando’s Most Magical Gathering Contest at

Photo courtesy: Visit Orlando

After more than a year of delayed birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and other milestone events, Visit Orlando, the official tourism association for the most visited destination in the U.S., will offer the chance to make up for lost time at The Most Magical Place on Earth. Visit Orlando’s Most Magical Gathering Contest will reunite one winner and up to 49 friends and family with an experience of a lifetime in Orlando and at Walt Disney World Resort. The vacation celebration for up to 50 people includes Walt Disney World theme park tickets, accommodations at a Disney Resort hotel for a three-night, four-day stay, and two private catered group celebrations from Disney Meetings & Events at Walt Disney World Resort, planned by a Disney event specialist. The package also includes roundtrip airfare to Orlando provided by Spirit Airlines, and airport transportation to and from Walt Disney World Resort. 

Cigar City Brewing (CCB) announces Jai Alai Ween 2021, a month-long celebration of all things spooky that showcases Halloween-inspired spins on classic CCB beers. Hosted at the brewery’s Spruce Street Taproom throughout October, with tappings of rare and never-before-tasted specialty beers each Monday, the event culminates in the Jai Alai Ween Bash on October 29, featuring a costume contest, giveaways, performers and plenty of frighteningly good beer.

Where do you find the best murals around Orlando?  Here is a great list from Visit Orlando

Artist: Siege. Location: Chi-Kin Korean Fried, 813 N. Mills.

From the classic “Greetings from Orlando” postcard mural to just announced new moving art gallery, Orlando is filled with artistic expressions on walls and billboards across the city:  

  • The Mills 50 Districtnear Downtown Orlando is artsy and full of murals (more than 35!) created by local street artists. The wall art found along the side of buildings throughout North Mills Avenue tells stories of the area and makes for great photo ops.   

  • Downtown Orlandoalso boasts its fair share of local street art at both eye level and high up on the buildings, like the famous “Greetings From Orlando” mural on Uncle Tony’s Donut Shoppe on North Orange Ave.  Art lovers may also enjoy this self guided tour of public art installations, with many nearby the picturesque Lake Eola. 

  • Other areas like the Parramore District, WestArt District and Kissimmee play canvas to murals featuring Charlie Chaplin, Martin Luther King Jr. and a giant “Burrowing Owl.”  

  • Florida’s major interstate highway, I-4, is set to become the longest and fastest-moving art gallery. Soon to feature a series of 35 billboards stretching along Central Florida’s Interstate 4, the Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition’s artwork will be created by 30 local artists and will debut in January 2022.   

Artist: Dolla Bill. Location: Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills.

Has this ever happened to you??  You buy a new sweater (or maybe a new pair of blue jeans).  They fit great.  You love them...until they are cleaned.  They shrink and you know longer feel confident.  Your favorite sweater now ends up in a pile on the floor in your closet!

Well, fortunately that is a thing of the past, thanks to Dryel At-Home Dry Cleaning. My favorite sweater is still my favorite sweater!

If you haven't yet heard of the kit, it's a simple at home system that gets your dry clean only or special care garments clean and fresh in only 15-minutes.  Basically you pretreat and steam your clothes in the special bag with a dry clean cloth, and your clothes look & smell as good as new!  (You can see the full instructions and even videos on the Dryel web site at The kit removes bacteria and odors; and best of all there is no shrinking, stretching, or fading.

I was skeptical when I first tired the product a few months ago.  But now that I have been using it for a few months, I can say without a doubt I'm saving time and money with Dryel.  I use it on my teenager daughter's blue jeans, my sweaters, and my husband's office clothes.  I have given kits to my neighbor and my nephew at college.

Dryel is available at Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc. (One final note, Do not use Dryel on leather, velvet, suede, fur.)  

Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product in exchange for a fair and honest review.