One of the ways we suggest preparing for moving is to analyze what you want to do with your unwanted items. Gifting is one of the many solutions we recommend for downsizing. In this video, Lisa walks you through a few ideas on how to look at your unwanted items differently. Want more tips and tricks?.. Read the rest
If you’re considering an interstate move, there are several terms that may come up in your search for an interstate mover. Knowing the language of the trade can save you time and money, and provide a full understanding of exactly what you can expect when you deal with an interstate carrier. Here are a few trade terms that can help you with your search.
- Shipper – contrary to how it sounds, YOU as a client are considered the shipper in moving, both local and interstate. The interstate moving company is the carrier.
- Bill of Lading – this is a binding legal receipt that lists the belongings that you’re moving as well as the contract for the move itself.
The boxes are packed, the movers are scheduled, the new home is ready for you. You’ve got the big moving day coming up, but will you be ready? With a little preparation, move day can be a breeze. Here are some ways to prepare that you may not have thought about:
1. Pet Care
While you’re excited about the move, your pet may be very confused and scared when the door is flung open wide and strangers are toting his favorite couch out to the truck. Consider an offsite pet sitter or doggie daycare for the day, so you won’t have to worry about your pup hiding somewhere or bolting out into the neighborhood.
In this first of our new Web Video Series, The Move Makers Organizing Professional Jill Viglione discusses important points to consider as you embark on a downsizing project.
Check back in with us for more video content full of useful information!.. Read the rest
Spring cleaning has taken on a further meaning this year since most of us around the country are under stay at home orders. One positive aspect created from this order is the ample opportunity of time for sorting, cleaning, throwing out and creating piles for donation. Unfortunately, that pile may be hanging around for a while longer than usual, as donation options remain limited.
There are some alternatives now, and some tried and true locations that will gladly accept your donations once the restrictions have been lifted. Here are a few fresh ideas for donating certain items around your house. You can find links to their sites on our Resources Page... Read the rest
While we’re still busy behind the scenes at the Move Makers as we work remotely from our homes during this challenging time, some of us are taking the extra time at home to follow our creative pursuits or getting to things we’d been putting on the back burner. Here’s a sampling of what some of our team members are doing during the COVID-19 quarantine:
Jennifer’s been with The Move Makers almost since its inception in 2013 and has a solid background in professional organizing. But Jennifer also has a very artistic side. She is a mural painter as well as a jewelry artisan.
Leaving a home you love after living there for many years can take an emotional toll. Whether you’ve downsized to a smaller home, left for a job in another town, or moved after a loss of a loved one, the memories held there can be bittersweet, especially once the home is emptied of the things you’ve loved.
But sometimes acknowledging that the house could make more memories for its new inhabitants can ease the sting a bit. And leaving a little of yourself behind in the form of a gift or handwritten letter can bring joy as the new homeowners settle in... Read the rest
The newness of spring not only brings buds to the trees but a change in real estate as sellers gear up to put their homes on the market. With more homes on the market comes more competition. And with more competition, many homeowners are looking for an advantage of how to make their homes more appealing to buyers.
A clean and uncluttered home sells faster and often for more money, according to Trulia.com.
Here are a few tips to help your home ready for the peak home-buying season.
Make a Plan
You would be hard-pressed to find a home that is so well kept that it is ready to go when the homeowner decides to sell. .. Read the rest
This month we feature another Move Maker Resource Partner – EcoBinary
Chances are if your old computer monitor is beige in color and the screen is green, you probably aren’t using it anymore. Those multiple cords once used to hook up the VCR to the TV, their usefulness long past, leave us with a tangled mess of black wires. Even a laptop bought five years ago sometimes seems obsolete by year two. What do you do with old electronics, especially when you’re downsizing your home or organizing your office and don’t have room to store them anymore?
Don’t just throw them in the trash bin. .. Read the rest