Selling Your Home Before a Move? Tips for Properly Staging It

Selling Your Home Before a Move? Tips for Properly Staging It

If you plan to move soon, you need to know that your home will sell before you make the move. When it comes to staging your home, there are some steps you need to follow to ensure that you properly stage your home to sell it quickly. Below, we will go over some of these tips and you should try to implement right away.

  1. Declutter Your Home

No one wants to see all of your belongings inside of their potential new home. This means that you need to take some time and declutter your home and take out all of your personal items. Pictures on the wall? Take them down. Awards from your child’s local boy scout chapter? Take them down.

When it comes to the inside of your home, you want to make sure that your home does not represent you as a person. When homebuyers walk into a home they want to purchase, they want to be able to visualize themselves in it.

Secrets That Could Make Your Move Smooth and Seamless

Secrets That Could Make Your Move Smooth and Seamless

If you plan on making a move this fall or winter, there are some things you can do to make the entire process seamless and smooth. If you find that you are stressed out thinking about the process, you are not alone as many people are. Below, we will provide you with some secrets that will keep your stress level down and your move nearly perfect.

  1. Don’t Procrastinate

You do NOT want to procrastinate when it comes to hiring a moving company to help you. If you wait until the last minute, you will be hard-pressed to find a worthy company to help you out. In fact, this is how many people end up working with companies who scam them.

Yu should plan and schedule your movers six weeks in advance to secure your ideal date and the number of movers that you need.

  1. Measure Your New Home

Before you pack up all of your furniture for your new move, make sure you take some time to go to your new home and measure out the size of the rooms and door openings. You may find that some of the furniture you have is too small and does not fit in your new home easily.

Once you have all of the measurements you need, you will be able to eliminate furniture that you know will not fit into your new home.

Ready to Purchase Your First Home? Tips to Ensure You Are Ready

Ready to Purchase Your First Home? Tips to Ensure You Are Ready

Congratulations! You are ready to purchase your first home, but before you do, there are some things that you need to know beforehand. Below, we will go over some tips to help ensure that you are completely ready to make the big leap.

  1. Can You Afford It?

While you probably are shaking your head yes and laughing at the thought of not being able to afford it, this is a serious question. Many people make the mistake of jumping into home ownership and they do not realize how much money it does take. While you may have a low mortgage payment, do you have the money for the down payment? What about the money for annual taxes on the home? What about the money to replace the plumbing or roof if something happens?

Many of the small things simply slip your mind when you think about paying for your home. If you will just get by with your mortgage payment, you may not be ready to purchase a home just yet.

Packing Up Your Appliances for a Move: Part II

Packing Up Your Appliances for a Move: Part II

In part I of this series, we talked about how you should pack and prepare your appliances for a move. In that series, we went over the refrigerator, dryer, and washer. It is important that you take the time to prep all of your appliances if you will be taking them with you.

In this part II series, we will discuss some of your other appliances and how you can properly prepare them for your move.

  1. Oven and Stove Top

You should take some time to clean your oven and stove top. You want to remove any old food and grease from the inside, top of, and sides. Any grease that is left on your oven and stove top will collect dirt and dust as you move your items and this can lead to allergies and may damage other items around it.

When you can, remove any pieces that will come off. For example, you may be able to remove the interior racks from the oven and the burners on the stove top. Place these items in a safe place and keep them together to ensure that they do not get lost with all of your other items.

Packing Up Your Appliances for a Move: Part 1

Packing Up Your Appliances for a Move: Part 1

If you own the appliances in your home and you plan to take them with you on your move, then you need to make sure you pack them correctly, so that there is no damage to them when you arrive at your new destination. In this two-part series, we will go over the different ways to pack up your appliances.

Packing Your Dryer

The first thing you want to do before you pack up your dryer is to prepare it for the move itself. This means that you should wipe down the inside of the machine and also clean out the lint screen before you attempt to move it.

Once done, you should unplug the dryer and then move it away from the wall. You should collect any accessories that go with the dryer such as attachments and vents.