Packing & Moving

What to Ditch Before the Big Move

April 23, 2019
Decluttering before a move

It’s not every day you have the opportunity (or motivation) to take stock of every household possession—from items in dark closet corners to long-unopened bins and catch-all drawers. The thought of it might not spark joy, at least not at first. But when framed within the context of preparing for a move, you might find it a rewarding process, even exciting. Think about it: the more effectively you get rid of clutter, the less you’ll have to move and the easier it’ll be to set…

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Life at Home

Using Tile and Stone to Create Texture Within Your Home

April 19, 2019
Sunstone Bathroom Tiles

This blog was written by Emser Tile, a leading designer, marketer and producer of fine tile and natural stone. For more information, explore the Emser Tile blog – Finishing Thoughts. Layers of texture within a space create a warm and welcoming environment. When designing a home, tile can be an easy and functional way to incorporate both visual and tactile dimension into a room. We hope these four examples inspire you to rethink how tile can add layers of texture within your Richmond American home.…

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Life at Home

9 Clever Kitchen Gadgets You’ll Want to Use Every Day

April 15, 2019
food preparation

The kitchen may be the heart of a home, but it can also be the source of a big headache. If multitasking, messes and 12-step recipes have you feeling like you can’t take the heat, check out the nine innovative kitchen gadgets we found to save you time and help you tackle culinary challenges. Automatic pan stirrer Remember the broom from Fantasia that swept on its own? See the “magic” in action with this handy kitchen gadget! Just set the timer, and this automatic pan…

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Packing & Moving

Your 2-month Moving Checklist

April 12, 2019

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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Selling a Home

Responding to Feedback When Selling a Home

April 9, 2019
Conversation bubbles

Selling a home can be an emotional process. You’ve invested money and memories in your property, and you want the payoff to be worth it. But, selling a home is also a transaction—probably one of the biggest you’ll make—and it’s important to set some of those feelings aside and stay focused on your financial goals and your moving timeframe. So…how do you do that? Start with your real estate agent. A real estate agent will help you price your house based on comparable property sales—taking…

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