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Buying a Home

Preparing for a Cross-country Move

October 25, 2016

The clock is ticking, and pretty soon you’ll be moving to a brand-new home in a brand-new state. But along with the excitement of your upcoming adventure (just imagine the possibilities!), you can’t help but feel a bit nervous… Moving jitters are perfectly normal—especially if you’re relocating your whole life clear across the country. But we’ve identified some simple ways to aid in your upcoming move and help you make yourself at home in your new home so you can focus on the exciting journey…

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Packing & Moving

How to Throw a Packing Party

May 24, 2016

What better way to celebrate your upcoming move than with a packing party? But you don’t want to throw an average, run-of-the-mill packing party. You want to wow your friends and family members while creating warm, wonderful memories of your final days in your current space. Following are tips to host a box-up-your-belongings bash that guests will rave about well after you’ve settled into your brand-new home:   Issue an invite in advance. Give your family and friends plenty of notice so they can save…

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Packing & Moving

Ways to Make Moving Day Run Smoothly

May 17, 2016

The countdown has begun, and you can hardly wait. Very soon you’ll be settling into your brand-new dream home. But before you can kick back and relax in your spacious great room or test out that tempting recipe in your gourmet kitchen, you have to make it through Moving Day.   Moving into a new home doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. In fact, with a little advanced planning, your upcoming move can go off without a hitch. Just follow these simple tips for a…

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Packing & Moving

How to Talk to Your Child About Relocating

May 27, 2014

Whether you’re moving across town or across the country, relocating to a new area comes with its challenges. For children, who often have little or no say in the decision, it can be a difficult transition. As a parent, you’re in a unique position to help shape your child’s outlook on moving. Downplay the negative and promote the positive (after all, moving can be a wonderful adventure!) and your kiddo will be well on his or her way to a smooth and successful move! Here…

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Life at Home, Packing & Moving

Spring Cleaning Checklist Part 5: Tips for Homebuyers and Sellers

April 4, 2014

If you plan to move this year, spring cleaning can be a great head start—both for homeowners getting ready to sell and for homebuyers ready to pack. With that in mind, here are some bonus checklist items to help you focus on those goals as you move from room to room. If you’re moving this year… Put seasonal items—such as winter coats and clothes, heavy drapes and comforters, and holiday decorations—away in moving-safe boxes and label them clearly. Be aggressive about your decluttering. This infographic…

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