We’ve been waiting quite awhile for Marcello’s parents’ visas to be approved so they can move here from Italy. Then one day out of the blue in December they were approved! Just like that. And stamped with a very unexpected four-month timeline! That means by April we need to move someplace that can house all… Read More We’re moving!
The first night in a new house is stressful. You’re tired from moving. The home’s clean level is questionable. Boxes are everywhere. And somehow there is no toilet paper to be found. So, what do you need the first night in your new house? Here’s a list of things to consider for an open-first box (or… Read More Moving part 5: Family’s first night in new house checklist
We’ve had what seems like an extra-long closing time on our next house. The clock is torturing me as it drags out every tick of its hand. All I can do is plot and plan what I’ll do when I get my grubby little hands on it. Here’s my interior decorating plan for moving into our new… Read More Moving part 4: Interior decor process for a new house
When looking for a new house, we’re all nervous we’ll choose a money pit. And while it’s always a good idea to hire a professional home inspector before you buy, there are some major problems you might be able to spot yourself. Doing a little inspecting during your initial showing can save house hunting time… Read More Moving part 3: Problems to look for when buying a house checklist
There are loads of helpful, extremely detailed moving checklists out there that countdown three months out from your move. This is not that list. This is the list that hits the major checkpoints of moving — the ones you don’t want to forget when you’re packing and sorting like a tornado. I’d like to say… Read More Moving part 2: Change of address, services to stop, organizing checklist
During the process of listing our house, I’ve gotten some helpful advice from our friend/Realtor and done quite a bit of research on home staging. Here’s what I learned and worked on at our house: 1. Spruce up house exterior and landscaping. Lay fresh mulch and plant colorful flowers for quick impact. If your garage… Read More Moving part 1: Sell your house faster with these home staging ideas