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Spring Cleaning Before Your Move

 

 

The first day of spring is this upcoming Sunday! Whether you are moving or not, I highly recommend spending some time going through your home to de-clutter and reorganize but it is especially important to do this if you are planning Spring Cleaning Before Your Movefor an upcoming move. Why waste time and money moving things you don’t want or need anymore, right? Regardless of the size of your home, spring cleaning can come across as a daunting and thankless task but I promise, it doesn’t have to be such a drag. Today I want to share my top five favorite spring cleaning tips.

How to Downsize Before Your Move

 

My parents just built their retirement home! While they aren’t retiring for another few years, they are anxious to De-cluttering your home for movingmove into their new house and they’re excited to start this next chapter in their lives. I grew up in my parents’ home, a farmhouse about an hour north of Manhattan. The house sits on 2 acres of land on a small lake and includes a small cottage that my parents rent out to other locals. The property includes the house itself, the cottage, a one car garage, and a barn that was converted into my father’s workshop downstairs and my brother and my playroom upstairs. Now that my brother and I are both grown and living on our own, the house is too big for our mom and dad.

How to Pack and Store Your Summer Clothes

 

 

Packing for MovingWell guys, it’s official. Summer is over. The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, and the temperature has been dropping. While it’s not winter yet, it may be time to start swapping out your summer clothes for some cooler weather wear. I know a lot of people don’t think too far into this process but there are actually some do’s and don’ts for both packing and storing your summer clothes whether you are getting ready for a move or not.

Moving and Downsizing

 

De-cluttering your home for movingMy parents are starting to think about and plan their retirement. The plan includes a move and a new house. They are excited to start this next chapter in their lives and I am thrilled for them. I grew up in my parents’ home, a farmhouse about an hour north of Manhattan. The house sits on 2 acres of land on a small lake and includes a small cottage that my parents rent out to other locals. The property includes the house itself, the cottage, a one car garage, and a barn that was converted into my father’s workshop downstairs and my brother and my playroom upstairs. Now that my brother and I are both grown and living on our own, the house is too big for our mom and dad.

How to Pack Toys

howt o pack toysWe talk all the time about how to carefully pack and move your personal belongings. It’s common to share tips on moving valuable electronics, heavy furniture and delicate glassware. What are often overlooked, however, are the things that are valuable to your young child. No, their toys may not cost as much as your chandelier but, as far as your son or daughter is concerned, they are way more important than the hanging crystals in your living room.

Spring Cleaning Made Easy

spring cleaning made easyRegardless of what the weather is telling us, last Thursday was the first day of spring 2014. I don’t know about you, but here in Delaware it definitely felt like the longest winter ever. While we may not be experiencing beautiful spring weather on a regular basis quite yet, it will come and we will be ready. Because today we’re going to talk about spring cleaning.

De-cluttering: Friend or Foe?

declutterI am a firm believer in de-cluttering. In fact, I go through my things at least three times a year. My style and taste in home décor changes often so for meit’s easy to move on. For a lot of people, however, letting go of sentimental things is hard. Really hard.

Five Helpful Articles to Start the Spring Season

Spring CleaningApril is here and we know what that means! Taxes are due, spring flowers are blooming and it’s time to clean house, de-clutter and, for many people, prepare to move. In the coming months, we will be sharing all sorts of information on preparing for moving and moving day but, for now, we want to a moment to smell the flowers.

Throughout the week, we have been reading tons of articles on Spring time home activities including spring cleaning, de-cluttering, gardening and creating curb appeal. Many of the articles we’ve found are useful whether you are moving or staying in your home. Five articles stood out to us as being the most helpful, so we shared them below. Happy Reading!

The Art of De-cluttering Your Home

De-cluttering your home for movingMy favorite blog is Zenhabits. I’ve been reading Leo’s posts for several years and, while I don’t subscribe to all of his habits, I do appreciate his take on family, life and home. I’m especially drawn to the way he breaks things down so that nothing in the world seems impossible, or even too difficult.

A year or so ago when I was preparing for my last move, I took a break to read some blogs and, serendipitously, there was a Zenhabits post on the art of decluttering. I was drowning in trash and donation bags at the time and it seemed so fitting. I’ve always loved moving – and maybe one of the reasons why is because it forces me to get rid of things I don’t need. Nothing makes me happier than a clutter free home.