Getting ready to move and want to save money on packaging supplies? With a bit of ingenuity, you can save money by recycling some of your household garbage into packaging materials. Take a look at these ideas:
Old plastic bottles can create a durable layer of cushioning along the bottom and top of a moving box. To make force-resistant packaging material out of old plastic bottles, grab some old bottles and a knife.
If you grew up with the bedtime rhyme "Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite," you may have thought bed bugs were as fictional as the boogeyman. Learning that they were real probably sent shivers up your spine. For millions of Americans bed bugs are all too real. According to the American Pest Management Association (APMA) 20 percent of Americans have either had a bed bug infestation in their own home or know someone who has been exposed to bed bugs either in a hotel or at home.
You've heard the expression "you never get a second chance to make a first impression." Nowhere is that more true than when it comes to showing a home for sale. Prospective buyers only visit your home for a very short time to check it out, and many of the things that make the home you're selling great aren't things that they're going to be able to see during a tour. The gorgeous view of the sunset in the evening or the highly effective insulation that keeps your energy bills down in the winter are great to mention, but if you're showing the house at noon in the summer time, your prospective buyer won't get the full impact of these features because they simply can't see them.
Shopping for homes for sale can be exciting, especially at first. But as time goes on and you can't find the right place or the right price, it can get exhausting and frustrating. No one wants to house hunt endlessly – eventually, you want to find the place that you like and can afford and get on with your life. If you're looking for a way to wrap up the house hunt and get down to the part where you move into your dream home, there are a few things you can do to hasten the process along.
If you're getting ready to list your house on the market, you certainly want it to sell as quickly as possible. Although you can't control the local real estate market, you can do things to help your home sell faster. The following seven tips will set you up for success when listing your house for sale with professional realty services.
1. Know Your Market
According to U.S. News and World Report, you'll receive the most activity on your home listing during the first 30 days.