Category Archives: Organization

10 Questions to Determine if You Need a Property Management Firm

A property manager reviewing documents with owners.

Being a landlord is more than just owning a property. There are a vast number of tasks and responsibilities that come along with it and balancing them all can be stressful.

Fortunately, there are options you can explore to lighten the load and maintain a healthy, sustainable relationship with your tenants.

One of the easiest ways to reduce the managerial load of being a landlord is to hire a property management firm. But knowing when to utilize one can be tricky. How do you know when you need help? Asking yourself these 10 questions will help you ‌determine whether a property management firm is your best option. 

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6 Steps to Safely Move a Fish Tank

A fish tank that needs to be moved from one home to another.

Are you worried about safely bringing your fish along to your new house or apartment? This article has the answers for safe and hassle-free transportation.

Moving with any pet can be stressful, for both you and your animal(s), but it is perhaps most stressful when trying to move an entire aquarium. After all, in addition to potentially dozens of fish that need to be kept in stable, safe water that meets their own parameters, there are also all the plants, small animals, and various pieces of equipment, as well as the large, fragile glass tank itself. Whether you keep salt or freshwater fish, moving an aquarium is a complex and delicate process. It is doable, however, and can be done without much hassle if you follow a few common-sense steps for safely packing, transporting, and transitioning fish from one house to another.

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8 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Summer Weather

The summer season is upon us, and longer and warmer days are coming! And since we are done with spring, it is time to prep your home for the upcoming months. Like you would winterize your home in the colder months, it’s time to do the opposite and prepare your home for the warmer days. But why is it so important to do this, you might ask? One of the biggest reasons is that you will be able to cool your home better. Therefore, here are eight tips to prepare your home for summer weather.

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How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse with Your New Home

A man with buyer's remorse talking to his friend among moving boxes.

Buying a home is no simple feat, and it seems that no one prepares you for the waterfalls of emotion afterward. After making such a big, life-altering decision, buyer’s remorse can sneak up on any homeowner. The stress of unpacking, new maintenance responsibilities and renovation needs can turn an exciting time into a tumultuous one.

However, the key is to fight back against these negative emotions and remind yourself just why you loved this house so much in the first place. Here are some tactics you can use — before and after moving into a new home — to combat buyer’s remorse.

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8 Spring Cleaning & Organization Ideas for Your Backyard

A backyard that has been cleaned and organized for the spring.

Spring is a time for general renewal, and what better place to start than your own backyard? As everything comes back to life, you want to make sure that your own corner of nature is in the best possible shape. After winter, when your backyard didn’t play a major part in your day-to-day activities, you might consider decluttering it and finding new ways to keep it organized for the upcoming summer, whether you’re ditching some of the outdoor items for the yard or continuing to use them.

Here are some ideas to help you get your backyard in shape:

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Do’s & Don’ts in Storing your Wedding Gown

A wedding gown hanging in the window.

With all the planning that goes into a wedding, it’s only natural that you’d want treasured souvenirs to remember the day. If you plan on handing your wedding gown down through generations, donating it, or repurposing the material into a veil, it is critical that it be kept in perfect shape. Even though you won’t be pulling your wedding gown out from storage frequently, it is a significant part of your story that should be preserved, just like your engagement ring.

You need to think in advance about how to properly clean, protect and store your wedding gown after the big day. Preservation is a step-by-step process. Not sure where to start? This piece focuses on the dos and don’ts of storing your wedding gown.

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Simple, Low-Cost Ways to Revive Your Home

A living room showing that you can revive your home by rearranging your bookshelves.

After spending so much time at home, you may be looking forward to sprucing it up as people start coming over again. But these upgrades don’t have to do serious damage to your wallet. You can revive your home without spending too much by following these inexpensive home improvement tips.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Kids’ Closets Organized

A little girl standing between clothes hangers.

When living with kids, there’s bound to be overflowing amounts of love, endless laughter, and lots and lots of mess. One part of their bedroom that will never cease to be in a constant state of disorder is their closet. It’s a never-ending battle, and as parents or guardians, you must be ready with a few ideas and strategies to keep their wardrobe organized and free of clutter.

Keeping a well-coordinated closet is not just for your sake, it’s for your children too. It impacts the way your child gets ready and sets their mood for the day. If they are attending school, a wardrobe that is easily accessible and properly labeled can get them prepped in no time. It might seem like a trivial thing, but an organized closet can help boost your child’s confidence.

That’s why we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks you can use to keep your kids’ closets in tip-top shape.

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