July 09 2014

How to Cut Down on Moving Boxes

Sort it Out Now’s Advice: Only pack items that are functional, nostalgic or beautiful.

It goes without saying that moving means decisions, from the big (what town?) to the little (should I take that pasta maker?).

Ironically, it’s often the little decisions that stymie us the most, often because our feelings are attached.

The process of packing can start to slow when we need to make choices about whether to bring something to a new home or get rid of it.

June 25 2014

6 Ways to Feel Settled in a New Place

Whether you’re moving for a new job or a fresh start, leaving behind what’s comfortable and known can be a little scary. Here’s how to start the process of feeling settled again. Hint: It could take up to two years, so settle in and enjoy the ride.

Some helpful ideas:

  1. If you have the time to vacation in your new city or town before you move, it may be a great way to scout out a grocery store,
June 17 2014

Decluttering to Move: 5 Great Ideas

Every realtor will give you the same advice: declutter before you put your house on the market.

And it’s great advice – but everyone tends to head to the closets first, thinking they should toss out clothes they no longer wear, which is definitely important. But what effect should “decluttering” have on the presentation of your home?

  1. Aim for a minimalist look. In fact, take a tour through a model home to get advice.
June 10 2014

The Two-Step Process to Staging a Bathroom

When seeing a house for the first time, most buyers spend a lot of time in the kitchen. They also poke around the living room and the bedrooms, trying to imagine if they could see themselves in a house.

The bathroom? It’s definitely high on their priority list, but you don’t always know it from their behavior: Many buyers tend to give a glance to the bathroom. They know what they’re looking for – clean,