Items that are Very Difficult to Move

Although you can certainly pack your things up and handle your move on your own, you need to be aware that some things are quite difficult to move.  Certain items need a lot more care taken when moving them and others really have no business being moved at all.

 

Paintings & Sculptures
Artwork of any kind is usually tedious to transport.  Very often the painting or sculpture is expensive or is something with sentimental value, which you definitely do not want damaged in the move.  If you’re moving a framed painting or poster, carefully wrap it all up using plain newsprint or bubble wrap, securing it with tape.  When you’re finished wrapping it, carefully tape pieces of cardboard to the wrapping around the frame to give it even more protection.  Then, place it in the proper box and use packing peanuts or something similar to keep it secure so it won’t move around in the box.  If you have several framed pieces of art, you can wrap them up separately as explained above, but secure them together inside the box afterwards.  This will help save space.

If you have statues or sculptures, use ample amounts of bubble wrap and tape, then place the wrapped piece of art in the right sized box, making sure it has a reinforced bottom.  Use packing peanuts to fill the box up, securing the top and taping it closed.  Don’t forget to label the boxes containing your artwork appropriately and write “FRAGILE” to let the movers and helpers know that they need to be extra careful with these boxes.  For more information on moving art and sculptures please refer to this previous article here.

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Tips for Making Your Home More Marketable

Tips for Making Your Home More Marketable

Tips for Making Your Home More Marketable

At one time or another in life you are probably going to have to relocate and sell your home, no matter how much you love it. When this happens, you will want to know what you can do before you list your house or property for sale to make it more appealing to buyers.

Aside from getting your home ready to sell, you’re going to need a good reputable moving company to help you pack your belongings and safely transport them to your new home. Now might be a good time to start getting organized for your move.
Real estate is a highly competitive industry and residential properties need to look their best inside and out if when that For Sale sign goes up. For starters, you’re going to want your home to be immaculately clean and clutter free. Aside from this, there are other hacks that will help your home be more marketable:

Replace Countertops
Upgrading your kitchen and bathrooms with new countertops will help sell your home faster. If you have old, worn, outdated countertops it will make a world of difference if they are replaced with new, stylish countertops. This will add value to your home and make it much more appealing to buyers.

Paint, Stain or Refinish Decks, Walkways & Concrete Surfaces
Wooden decks and/or stained surfaces should be refinished prior to listing your home for sale. Concrete surfaces, like your patio and garage floor should also be thoroughly cleaned and refinished so that they look inviting to buyers when they arrive on an Open House or with their agent for a private showing.

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