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Three Essential Aspects of Moving

Posted on September 17, 2013 by James Florence

If you’re in the process of moving into a new house or apartment, getting your things packed and transported is important, but it’s really just the beginning. Read on to learn about three essential aspects of moving other than the move itself.

Wrap up loose ends
Everyone knows a major part of moving into a new place is cleaning out the old one, but many people forget about the various loose ends that need to be wrapped up when departing a former location. First, you’ll need to submit a “Change of Address” form to the post office to have your mail forwarded to your new residence. Read more

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Diamond Certified Tips of the Day: Best of 2012 (Part 2)

Posted on December 18, 2012 by Matt Solis

And now, the epic conclusion of our Best Diamond Certified Tips of the Day from 2012! Look for the series to continue in 2013 with the addition of several new media channels. In the meantime, if you want to get the Diamond Certified Tip of the Day on a regular basis, make sure to “Like” us on Facebook!

5. Cabinets
If you want to avoid a full-scale cabinet remodeling project, consider refurbishing your existing cabinets. In the case of kitchen cabinetry, this can be accomplished by simply repainting and refinishing the wood. Functional modifications, such as replacing deep drawers with roll-out shelves for easier access, can further reinvent your cabinets without the need for replacement. Read more

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Junk Removal: Dos and Don’ts

Posted on August 30, 2012 by Matt Solis

Junk removal services can be very beneficial for people who are moving, renovating their homes or simply doing some overdue cleaning. Most hauling companies will handle every aspect of junk removal for you, but there are still numerous preparation steps you can take to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. To get the most out of your junk removal project, consider the following tips:

  • Don’t try to clear your entire house in one day—it can be overwhelming and cause you to become unmotivated. Clear out one room at a time, starting with the most difficult. If a particular room seems overwhelming, divide it into four sections and clean one section at a time.
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The Keys to a Successful Move

Posted on April 19, 2012 by Matt Solis

Moving can be a stressful experience, but if you’re well organized and prepared to deal with small problems that may arise, you can often expedite the process and even lower your moving costs. To take control of your next move, consider the following tips:

Packing

  • Pack a suitcase as if you’re going on a short vacation. Include a few changes of cloths, medications, toiletries, eyeglasses and other necessities. Keep the suitcase separate from the items to be moved so you’re prepared for the first days in your new home without having to search through boxes.
  • When disassembling large items like tables and entertainment centers, tape screws and other small parts to the undersides.
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