Packing & Moving

Going-away Party Ideas for Kids (or Grown-ups!)

April 7, 2017

A big move can be a big adjustment—especially for children. One way you can help them get excited about the move is to throw a going-away party. Here are a few ideas to get you started, but feel free to follow our Moving Party board on Pinterest for even more inspiration. Let your child help with the planning. During a move, kids can feel like a lot of things are out of their control. By letting them make choices about their party’s guest list, invitations,…

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Life at Home

4 Nursery Room Themes for 2017

April 4, 2017
Baby in a crib

We’ve got you covered, baby! Your baby will spend a lot of time in his or her nursery—and so will you. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that the space is equal parts comfort, function and beauty. Here, we’ve identified four nursery room themes for 2017 to help you design a kid-and-parent-friendly space that’s warm, inviting and totally on trend. Big, Bold Blooms Flowers are always in vogue, but this year, the blooms are bigger and better than ever! We’re talking lively, oversized floral…

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Packing & Moving

Your 2-month Moving Checklist

April 1, 2017

It’s time to move—but where do you start? Use our handy moving checklist below to prepare for your move. 2 months before the move: Get estimates from moving companies and/or storage units. Print your floor plan and review furniture placement. Make a list of people who will need your new address. Donate, sell or throw away anything unnecessary. Inventory your valuables for insurance purposes. 6 weeks before the move: If you’re packing yourself, collect boxes and other necessary supplies. Start packing items you don’t use…

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Local Stories

3 Great Public Schools in Jacksonville, FL

March 28, 2017
Kids running at a school

Balmy breezes, sandy beaches, superb shopping, notable dining and the nation’s largest urban park system… There’s a lot to love about living in Jacksonville, Florida. But for families with school-aged children (and even folks just thinking about resale), education is typically at the top of the new home wish list. The good news is there are many top-notch schools in and around The River City. Here, we’ve identified three great public schools in Jacksonville that earned top marks from GreatSchools.org, the “leading national nonprofit empowering…

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Life at Home

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Game Room

March 26, 2017

Game room, bonus room, rec room, loft—whatever you choose to call it, an extra room in your house can come in handy. Here are five creative ways to use these spaces. Home Office: As working from home has grown in popularity, the demand for home office space has risen with it. Some houses (especially new homes) offer a study or a den that’s well suited for this purpose, but others require a little more creativity. Before you sacrifice a dining room or bedroom, explore your…

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