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Conquer Clutter Before Movers Arrive

When thinking about choosing a home mover—whether it’s a mover in Lake of the Ozarks or a mover in Leavenworth KS—you’re likely focused on the future. Moving forward is great. However, all that momentum often makes it a little too easy to disregard your current living situation. Is it possible you’ve gotten accustomed to a bit too much clutter? Bounce back! Maximize your move and elevate your home’s selling potential by opening up your space. Conquering the overflow will make your home more attractive and help keep its marketplace value. Personal finance columnist Liz Weston states poorly maintained homes might suffer a.
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Iron Out the Wrinkles of a Cross-country Clothes Move

Keeping clothes wrinkle-free during a cross-country move isn’t impossible—provided you stick to our home mover-approved packing guidelines. However, before you assemble those boxes and get the tape and magic markers ready, think about downsizing your wardrobe. A stained T-shirt isn’t such a happening a fashion statement, is it? Ditch it. (Or use it to wrap a fragile glass lamp.) Wearable items that are out-of-style or the kids have outgrown provide ideal donation material or even garage-sale inventory. 12-month mark Decluttering experts use a one-year benchmark: If you haven’t worn an item within 12 months (excluding wedding dresses, of course), it’s suitable for “so.
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Flexible Storage Solutions Help During an Interstate Move

Flexible storage solutions can be a godsend during a move across the country. You’ve invested time and money in preserving and purchasing your belongings, so why pinch pennies when it comes to protecting those prized possessions with inferior storage facilities? Avoid a storage snafu As a cautionary tale of what might go wrong, consider the recent supersized theft of one man’s superhero-themed collection from a Las Vegas storage facility. Thieves made off with $100,000 worth of rare comic books, including a sizeable Spider-Man collection. Granted, this heist represents one of the more dramatic examples of a storage situation going south. But you don’t have.
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Get Rid of Electronic Gadgets Before You Move Across the Country

Besides a gallon of milk, few things today have shorter lifespans than electronic gadgets. Hurry up and read fast because the umpteenth-version smartphone you’re using to read this blog might expire soon. When your electronic whatchamacallit dies or becomes outmoded (and trading it in isn’t an option), then what? Throw it in a junk drawer? Keep it in the garage? Trash it? Electronics aren’t confined to miniatures, either. Remember that defunct VCR/DVD combo player collecting dust in the basement? Or the faulty stereo amplifier that’s been on your repair to-do list since the previous decade? Are you really going to use that.
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