Moving Tips

How to Prepare Kids for a Move During a Pandemic

Moving into a new home is exciting for most children, but the temporary disruptions of a relocation can also be stressful. In these uncertain times, it is even more important to plan every stage of a move in advance to ensure the process is seamless and safe for your kids. Tips to Make Your Move […]

How to Manage Essential Household Tasks Safely Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

As we wait for a return to normalcy, some jobs can’t be put on hold. You may have an upcoming move that can’t be postponed. Perhaps listing your home next year is dependent upon decluttering this year. There are essential errands to run and food to buy. Masks, gloves and social distancing are now a […]

11 Decluttering/Moving Tips for Estate Trustees

After the death of a loved one, one of the most time-consuming and emotionally difficult tasks is clearing out the family home.  If you have lost your parents or a loved one and are in charge of selling their house, you may find the following checklist helpful. 1) Call locksmith – Any number of people […]

Get Your DMV House Ready for Spring Market

Why the Hurry? If you’re a DC area resident thinking of selling your house this year, keep in mind that timing is really important. According to Zillow, the best time to sell a DMV home is in the spring—particularly April 16-30. During this period, listings sell an average of 18 days faster and 1.1% higher. […]

7 Reasons to Hire a Professional Organizer for a Pre-Move Declutter in the DMV

Few people should move before a full house declutter. Nobody wants to start fresh in a new home with items no longer needed.  Even if you’ve been diligent over the years regularly paring down, choices must be made if you’re downsizing.  Getting rid of prized possessions isn’t easy and most people can benefit from professional […]

How to Move Your Valuables Safely – 8 Tips

If you’re about to get settled into a new home, your to-do list is probably long. It’s important to organize and pre-plan a move meticulously to protect those items most precious to you. The list varies by individual, but it might include jewelry, important documents and files, prescriptions, electronic devices, priceless antiques, expensive artwork, heirlooms, […]

Packing Advice from A Professional Move Manger: 9 Dos and Don’ts

If you have a move coming up, packing is probably on your mind. With some pre-planning and the right materials on hand, you can help keep costs down by avoiding common packing mistakes.  If your belongings are packed safely and properly, your move will be faster, allowing you to minimize per-hour costs. 1)   Don’t use […]

How to Plan Your Summer or Fall Relocation Like a Professional Move Manager

A well-planned move is key unless you thrive under tremendous stress. Lay out a plan week by week from about seven to eight weeks out until moving day. While each move and the specific tasks associated with it vary by family, here is a typical checklist: Week #1 – Hire a moving company after getting […]

10 Unpacking Tips After a Move

When your belongings are finally unloaded and the moving van is gone, your job is to turn a new house into a real home. Don’t get overwhelmed with boxes—handle them in the right order and pre-plan. Check boxes/furniture – Before the moving crew drives away, make sure each box is in the intended location. The […]

6 Ways Hiring a Move Manager Can Help You Save on Relocation Costs

In addition to the headache of moving, the costs mount quickly.  If you live in the Washington, DC area, you know the meaning of expensive! Take a few minutes and evaluate your situation. You may be surprised at how you can spend less by getting professionals involved. Move managers do six things that may translate […]

10 Steps for Getting Your DC-Area House Sale-Ready by Spring

According to realtors—the people who really know prospective buyers—house shoppers try to visualize themselves in your house. A perfectly organized, sparkling clean, and depersonalized home is most appealing. Here’s how to make your house stand out in the competitive Washington, DC, market: 1) Remember that housing is now an investment – Your house may be […]

6 Tips for Downsizing & Organizing Your Papers

One of the biggest headaches of downsizing is deciding what to do with all the paper that you have accumulated over the years. Whether you are downsizing, moving, or just decluttering and organizing your home, this can be an overwhelming task. Most people keep much more paper than necessary. Research shows most of the paper […]

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