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5 Ways to Reduce Waste During Your Move

Posted on Aug 13, 2013

Are you planning a big move or maybe your kids are going to college? Here are 5 ways to a Greener move: Use reusable grocery bags to carry your shoes & purses Reuse boxes from Amazon and other online orders recently delivered to your home Reuse gift tissue, newspapers and magazines as packing materials Don’t get rid of those old towels. Pack your dishes using your towels to line the boxes Reuse bubble wrap for your picture frames and other fragile...

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Going to College? Check out this checklist

Posted on Aug 28, 2011

There are so many things to remember to pack when going away to college.  Whether you are headed down the street or hundreds of miles away, check out this list and make sure you have what you need.  Compare this list with your roommate(s).  I have outlined some basics below.  Click on the links for great tips and more detailed lists. Clothes & Shoes – warm and cold weather items Toiletries Accessories – purse, school bag, suitcase Bed linens Laundry and cleaning supplies Electronics – computer, printer, cell phone Small appliances – microwave, mini fridge, coffee maker Basic tools – small tool kits can be found at Lowe’s and Home Depot Storage containers http://www.webreader.com/download/college-moving.pdf http://www.collegeboard.com/parents/apply/college-applications/21381.html http://www.collegeandfinance.com/18-overlooked-things-everyone-should-bring-to-college/ http://www.freshmanchecklist.com/college-freshman-checklist.html Preparation is key.  If you are prepared ahead of time, you are setting yourself up for...

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Tips for Organizing Your Move

Posted on Jun 25, 2011

Moving can be quite a large task.  We are in the process of moving and there are so many things to get done!  I try to tackle it in 3 parts: 1. Before the move 2. The BIG move 3. After the move  1. Before the move, I believe is the most challenging.  I love to make a list that I can easily access and attack one to-do item at a time. Obtain quotes for truck rentals and movers Get boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, mattress covers, tape, permanent black markers – request from your movers or purchase on your own.  Home Depot, Lowes and storage places all sell these items. Begin packing items you do not often use. Examples – Formal dining, basement and storage items, books, DVDs, files, trinkets, off-season clothing, etc. While you are packing, place unwanted items to the side and build a “donation” or “sell” pile.  Less clutter! Remember to label your boxes so you know where to place them in your new home.  It’s always a good idea for you to pack and move your important documents, jewelry and other valuables in your own vehicle. Cancel current utilities and sign up for utilities at your new place. Change your address with the Post Office and begin the...

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Is Your House on the Market?

Posted on Jul 27, 2010

The market seems to be coming back, as most would say…..It’s about time!  The #1 thing a potential buyer looks for in a home is cleanliness and organization!!  Your Realtor would agree. If your house is currently on the market or soon will be, follow these easy steps to help sell your home quickly. The less clutter and “stuff”, the better All bedrooms should look like bedrooms Remove all clutter from kitchen tables, coffee and end tables Remove/rearrange bulky items in common places — examples Is your kitchen garbage can in a discreet location? Is your pet’s crate in a laundry room or another unnoticeable spot? Do you have gym equipment in your bedroom or living room? Is your pet annaconda in the garage?  If not, lend to a friend until you sell your house. Some of these are humorous, but are really something to think about.  Things you may think are acceptable, may not be to a potential buyer.  Go through your home, room by room, and determine what you can do to create a clean and well organized...

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