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August 7, 2012

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Move Smart 101…Secrets of the Summer

by terresteinbeck RODEO REALTY

Congratulations. You’re moving into a shiny new home. At least, it’ll shine once you get your foot in the door and unleash your inner decorator. In the meantime, you’re in transition mode, preparing to haul everything you own into unfamiliar territory.  If you’re like most people, your to-do list could reach the far side of the moon. And the blistering summer heat sure isn’t lightening your load.

Fear not. You can ease your burden considerably by making all the right moves before you move, even if you’re relocating during the ultra-busy summer season. Here’s your prescription for a smoother transition:

The ‘Me or Them’ Quandary.  Should I move everything myself or enlist a fully-equipped, bona fide moving service to haul my bundle?…That is the question. Major factor to consider – Cost. Secure a minimum of three quotes from reputable movers to ensure you’re getting a honey of a deal. If you opt for self-service, its best to calculate the number of boxes needed before you start packing your clutter of personal belongings.

Peek Before You Pack. Architects work with blueprints. Directors, with storyboards. Why not have your own visual aid? Stop texting for a moment and use that smart phone to snap photos of the rooms you and yours soon will be occupying.  Then get your favorite medium for storing data, whether electronic or paper, and list the exact location for each item going into the new rooms. Beats running around at the last minute in a frenzy of indecision.

Divide And Conquer.  Dig through years of your accumulated belongings and separate them mercilessly into useful categories such as: keepers, charitable donations, gifts for friends, throw-aways, and recyclables. You’ll rejoice in the extent to which you’ve lightened your load.

If you’d like more info about smart moving, feel free to reach out to me.  Or just fire your questions or comments into the box below. There’s always a vacancy.

And, of course, if you want to be connected to the latest info and opportunities in the Beverly Hills real estate market, I’m ready to make it happen.  Call or email today.

Back soon.

Terre Steinbeck

terre.steinbeck@gmail.com

(310) 666-4094  DIRECT

(310) 724-7100   OFFICE

 

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