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Buying a Home, Packing & Moving

3 Steps to Moving Before the Holidays

September 4, 2019

Summer is winding down, kids are back in school and that may mean you’re slipping out of vacation mode. Is setting a moving timeline back on your to-do list? If you’re ready to start touring model homes so you can find your dream home, you may want to be settled before the holiday season. (After all, wouldn’t it be great to break out your tree, menorah or other decorations and have them on display in a brand-new living space?) If that’s your goal, here are…

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Packing & Moving

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

May 17, 2019

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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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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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

Checklist: Knowing When it’s Time to Sell

March 19, 2019
Home and For Sale sign

There are many factors involved with selling a home, and knowing when to sell is chief among them. With the aim of simplifying your decision, we’ve created the following checklist, outlining various motivators people have to sell their home. If you can check off any of the boxes below, you might be ready to put your home on the market and find something more suitable to your wish list and lifestyle needs! You need or want more space Maybe you’ve got a new bundle of…

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