Thursday, December 19, 2013

10 Cheerful Ways to Celebrate Christmas in Your New Home

Christmas is one of those celebrations that's filled with wonder and cheer... even if you've just moved into a new house! These tips will surely help your holiday season worth remembering:

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Spread holiday cheer - Play your favorite Christmas songs or go caroling. Music never fails to set a festive mood!

Enjoy the snow - Go out in your backyard with the kids and create your own winter wonderland. Build your first snowman, have a snowball fight, go sledding, or make snow angels.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Moving During the Holidays

Most people think Christmas is supposed to be a time to relax and celebrate. But sometimes, life will surprise you and you just have to go with the flow. We're talking about moving to a new home.

Although it's not the ideal time to move, it can be a blessing in disguise. Perhaps you have been promoted at work and it requires you to relocate, or you've just found a new job, or there's an unforeseen event wherein it demands a necessary move.

Whatever reason you have for the sudden change of path, you might not have a choice but you can plan ahead so you can pack and execute the move smoothly. Find a moving company you can trust and get in contact with them as soon as possible. Ask for a written quote and on-site estimation. Do background checks to avoid scams, read reviews online, and most importantly, find out about the movers from the Better Business Bureau, U.S Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Things To Do Before Moving Into A New House

If you just bought a new house, we bet you're spending some of your time getting it ready to live in. As a new homeowner, you should prioritize tasks such as cleaning, touching up the paint, fixing up the yard, and more. Since it's getting close to winter, you can get only the most basic outside things done. What you need to prepare is the inside so you can live there comfortably throughout this season.

Here's a list of tasks that you consider doing first:

Change the exterior door locks. As soon as you got the keys, have new locks installed. This will give you a peace of mind.

Install window treatments. You can buy inexpensive and temporary shades for both privacy and decorative purposes. Change this later on for a more personalized option once you have a certain design in your mind.