8 Tips for Moving | Part II

8 Tips for Moving | Part II

Now that you’re all rested from part one, check out the rest of the post to help in your move. 5) Pay for movers or recruit every person you know to help move. If you have specialty furniture or difficult living quarters, I’d recommend paying professionals. If you do hire, hire someone who has worked with the company before. We’ve had friends hire movers from CraigsList who stole their seat cushions because they were mad at their boss. If you’re like us, you’ll recruit your friends like crazy and then stuff them with drinks and pizza to say thanks! 6) Work in chunks. You may not always be able to take multiple trips between your old and new place (bonus points if you can), but if you’re able, try to spend one day patching walls, then one taking apart furniture, organizing/boxing/purging a room. 7) Label! Mark each box of the items inside and the room it should go in. Save yourself and everyone else the process of guessing what’s inside or where to move a piece of furniture. 8) Have everything in order so come moving day, you only need to load and clean. Trust me those two tasks will keep you plenty busy. Moving may feel like chaos, don’t be afraid to ask for help and get rid of stuff along the way. Smart moves enable people to build healthy homes and that’s what I hope these tips can do for you. Happy...
Home Improvements Done Right

Home Improvements Done Right

If you could make one update to your home, what would it be? Upgrades and DIY projects can be one of the best parts of owning your own home. Want to redo the floors or finish the basement? Have at it. Maybe install some energy efficient windows or redo the roof? Sounds good. Owning a home is a wonderful thing because you get to add value to it by doing things that matter to you and your family. It might take you a few times to get it right, but it’s your house and you can do with it what you want. If you want a helpful website on home improvements and values to make for a better ROI (Return On Investment) check out Remodeling COSTvsValue to better plan your next home improvement project and add to your home’s value and overall investment. Houselogic is another helpful website I’ve recommended to people for their DIY projects. A word of caution for home owners… Just because you make amazing updates doesn’t mean your home’s value automatically increases. Markets fluctuate and it is possible to make your home too nice compared to the surrounding homes. If you are thinking about a major update for your home, I’d highly recommend asking your local real estate agent who knows the area and can provide some useful comps.   Check out my friend Mike Wooter’s updates. This guy is the king of home DIY projects and renovations. Before… After…   Now all you see is a jungle… Now you don’t! Ta Da!  Great job Mike! Keep up the good work in creating your dream home for you and Rachel. These updates...