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Wednesday, April 17, 2019   /   by Jessalyn Inman

Make the Move: Your Moving Checklist

You’ve found your dream home! But now you have to move. Moving can be one of the most stressful aspects of finding a home. In order to make things go as smoothly as possible, planning is key. Once you have a move-in time frame, you will be able to start planning your moving count-down.

6 Weeks Prior to Your Move


Sorting Possessions
Start making a list of items you actually want to take with you to your new home.
Make plans to donate, sell, or dispose of the items you do not want to move.
Start gathering moving supplies such as boxes, tape, packing paper, etc.
Save all moving receipts. Some moving expenses are tax deductible. Check the current tax code for requirements.
Place your legal, medical, financial, and insurance records in a safe and accessible place.


4 Weeks Prior to Your Move


Postal Service
File a change of address with your post office to have your mail forwarded to your new address on your move-in date.
Notify any other mail s ...

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Monday, April 23, 2018   /   by Mercedes Martin

How to Paint the Exterior of Your Home! (The Easy Way)

Refresh your home's exterior for spring with a new paint job. Our step-by-step approach divides the work so you won't feel overwhelmed.


1 day project: Wash your house
Materials you will need:
-Pressure washer
-Protective eyewear
-Five gallon buckets
-Cleaning solution
-Stiff brush
Soak the surface first to loosen debris, then clean with a wide motion from bottom to top of each wall
Prevent damage: spray 10 ft. away and work your way in gradually
For windows & garage doors: wash at the lowest setting or by hand

Weekend project: Make repairs
-Saturday: Sand, fill, & weatherproof all surfaces!
- Sunday: Cover any stains with primer

Month-long project: Paint!
-Week 1: Upgrade front door casing
If possible: purchase rot resistant PVC trim (pressure-treated wood is cheaper, but requires extra care)

-Week 2: Paint siding
Shake paint well before using
Can be done in the afternoon/evening (tackle in sections)

-Week 3: Apply second coat
Sand any drips/deb ...

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