Do you have a residential relocation coming up? Decorating your new home can be exciting and a bit overwhelming. Here are some things to keep in mind when decorating your new home. 1. Don’t Start from Scratch You probably have some furnishings from your former residence that you like and can build around. If the colors no longer work, you may be able to paint or re-cover. Some familiar pieces will make your home comfortable and homey, while newer touches will keep it fresh. 2. Measure Everything Become friends with your tape measure. Measure the size of the rooms, ceiling heights, window sizes, and countertops. Knowing these dimensions can help you select everything from curtains
Your home inspection can set you up for success as a homeowner. During your inspection, you’ll learn more about your new home, become aware of potential issues, and get an idea of what you might need to replace or fix when you move in. Here, we’ll take a look at a few questions you’ll want to ask your home inspector to ensure that you’re learning everything you need to know before you finalize the purchase of your new home. Is this a major or minor issue? As you walk through the house with your inspector, they’ll point out issues. If you’re not a contractor, likely, you won’t know what’s a big deal—and what’s not. As
For some, retirement allows you to move anywhere you want without living close to an employer. Nearly 400,000 U.S. retirees changed residences in 2020, according to MReport. People have different reasons for deciding to relocate during retirement; finances, physical issues, and emotions drive some moves. Here are tips on determining where to relocate in retirement. Cater to Your Lifestyle Preferences Retirement is an opportunity to enjoy activities you may not have had time to do when working. Look for activities that feature those activities you enjoy. For example, if you enjoy golf, consider a golf community. If you want to meet other retirees and participate in organized activities for your age, consider relocating to a
Moving is stressful for everyone, but transitioning from one home to another can be tough on teens. Here, we’ll take a look at things you need to know to help your teen adjust as you move. Tell Your Teen Early—But Not Too Early Many teens experience anxiety around uncertainty. Tell your teen about the move as soon as it’s definite, but keep it under wraps while it’s still in the “maybe” stage. Letting your teen know that they’ll be moving can provide them with plenty of time to connect with friends, attend school events, and begin to research their new area. Don’t Try To Have All The Answers When you tell your teen that they’re
If you’re working with a moving company to help you through getting from one place to another, you must know what they’re able to transport for you—and what you’ll need to move to your new space on your own. Like many people, you might be surprised to learn during the moving process that your moving company can’t transport all of your belongings. In addition, many household items are flammable and can pose a danger during the moving process. Here are some things you need to transport to your new home on your own. Flammable Items It’s essential for your moving team’s safety and your household items that no flammable goods are packed with your belongings.