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Moving with Kids

Let’s be honest, no matter how well you plan and organize moving is not an easy task. It can bring about many feelings such as sadness, excitement and stress. Luckily, before the big day comes there are simple and effective ways you can ease these feelings – not just for yourself but for your children too. Here are some helpful ways to transition your kids to a new home.

Involve Them

There is enough activity that comes with purchasing a home so it may be tempting while you are viewing them to leave the kids at home or with a babysitter/relative. If you don’t want to bring them along make sure and ask them questions about what they would like in a new home; bigger bedroom, play room, larger yard etc. This will make your children feel involved and listened to.

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

Making a memory book with pictures and little trinkets that will remind them of the good times in the home can help them gain closure. You can also get friends and/or neighbours to sign the book. Make sure they also put their contact information so you can still keep in touch!

Go Out With a Bang

Especially if you are moving far away, schedule a time to have one last get together with local family, friends and neighbours. Have a potluck and share stories that happened in the area when you were there. This would also be a great time to get that memory book you made signed!

Design Aspects

In relation to my first point of advice you will want to involve your children as much as possible. However, this doesn’t stop at finding your new home. If your kids are old enough, once you have found a home and they have picked out their new bedrooms, give them an opportunity to pick out their new furnishings, bedding and paint colours. This will make them feel in control and involved and will add a positive spin on the whole moving process.

Moving away from a familiar place can be hard on anyone but these tips are sure to make the move a little more enjoyable!


Top Reno Tips

It is well known that spring is the hottest market for real estate. Spring is also a very busy time for renovations – maybe you’re even renovating before you put your house on the market. For whatever reason, if a home renovation is in your future, here are 5 tips on how to get started!

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In last week’s blog I talked about how you can get the interior of your home spring ready. This week’s blog I’ve done the opposite and want to inform you on how you can get the exterior of your home spring ready. Continue reading ..


Spring Ahead!

Although it was a snowy start to the day, spring weather is just around the corner! By this time your house may be feeling a little drab and lifeless. With the upcoming mild weather forecast for next week, I decided to make this week’s blog about how you can get the interior of your house ready for spring. These tips are especially helpful if you are staging your home to sell to attract a potential buyer!

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With freezing temperatures, salt, sand and everything in between the outside of your home probably doesn’t look as beautiful as it does during the summer months, when flowers are blooming! But just because temperatures have plummeted doesn’t mean the exterior of your house has too, especially if you are trying to attract buyers! Here are a few tips to help your home from feeling the winter blues!

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If you are living in the Leeds and 1000 Islands you are probably experiencing some nice mild weather, for January! You are likely also experiencing the downside to this with salt being tracked through your home and lots of coats and boots at your front door.

With your family’s busy lifestyle; hats, coats, mittens and boots can cause major chaos at the front door! If you are lucky enough to have a mudroom here are some great tips on how to get it organized. Most of these tips can be used for the regular foyer as well. Read on for some simple steps to make your life a little less chaotic!

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