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Picking Up the Pieces After a Flood

Dealing with serious flood damage at home is not the end of the world. And most importantly, it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to get your home back into living condition again. In fact, you may find (like I did) that recovering from a flood gives you an opportunity to improve the look and feel of your home overall, and even to implement design options that increase the value of your property. I spent about a year fixing up my place after a pipe exploded while I was on vacation, and literally ruined everything inside from the flooring and walls, to my photos and important paperwork. So, I figured I could help others "pick up the pieces" and create a bigger ad better lifestyle at home by turning a flood situation into an opportunity, instead of dealing with it like a crisis.


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Tips To Help You Get Organized If You Are Preparing To Move To A New Home

by Scott Gordon

If you are getting ready to move to a new home in a few months, organize your current surroundings so that packing up and transporting items will be a breeze. The following ideas will help you eliminate clutter so that you can be prepared on the date that you have requested help from a moving company.

Hold A Tent Sale

Hold a tent sale to get rid of items that are no longer needed. Advertise the sale by placing large signs on poster board and hanging them up around your town. Setting up a simple canopy will provide you with the shelter needed for the sale in case the weather is inclement. During the sale, sell baked goods, hot dogs and beverages to your patrons. Most people will appreciate being able to satiate their thirst or hunger while browsing through the items that are available. Take the proceeds from your sale to purchase packing materials. 

Hire A Junk Removal Company

Make arrangements with a junk removal company to have larger items removed from your home. Broken appliances, extra building materials, and metal components are just some of the items that junk removal companies commonly accept. Unloading unwanted belongings will allow you to focus on the possessions that you are bringing with you to your new home. You will have more room to pack boxes and you won't risk packing up unnecessary items that will take up space in the moving van.

Pack A Little At A Time

Pack a little at a time so that you do not become overwhelmed. Select one room in your home and focus on it until it is organized. Keep a notebook that lists the contents of each box that you have filled and where you will be placing them upon your arrival at your new home. Leave important items that you are still using in one corner of each room. As the moving day draws closer, have boxes and packing materials lined up so that you can quickly pack the remaining items.

Getting organized and preparing for the move ahead of time will help you make a smooth transition from your old home to your new one. Once unwanted items are eliminated, you can focus on the belongings that are important. When the moving company arrives at your home, let them know which boxes and furniture need to be moved and they will make sure that your possessions arrive safely at your new residence. For more itps, contact a company like Wheaton World Wide Moving.