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Monthly Archives: August 2015

    Neighborhood spotlight: Old Town, Alexandria

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 27, 2015

      A beautifully-preserved historic district on the Potomac River, Old Town Alexandria is the heart of the city George Washington called home. Today Old Town’s cobblestone streets and red brick sidewalks hum with an energy that attracts everyone from presidents to pet lovers to some of the city’s best restaurants, arts events, shopping and historic attractions. •The area is anchored in... Read More

    Tips to Declutter your Garage or Attic in one Weekend

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 25, 2015

    Broken tools, ancient sporting equipment, creaky old furniture — the garage or attic can be the ultimate magnet for clutter. Who even knows what’s hiding in those boxes way in back? If you’ve got a garage or attic full of junk, follow professional organizer Jill Pollack’s simple checklist to tackle that mess in a single weekend.... Read More

    Ten (more!) tips for Moving into a New Home

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 20, 2015

    Our final ten tips and life hacks for making moving less stressful and a bit easier! Make sure you understand the rules/regulations of the moving company you hire.  Some movers will only move items in boxes, for example, so you’d be paying extra for boxes that you don’t need because you cleverly packed your suitcases... Read More

    Five more Fabulous Tips for an Easy Move to your New Home

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 17, 2015

    Here are five more fabulous tips for a smooth move — If you are keeping hanging clothes on hangers, use trash bags to cover the bottom part of the hanging clothes.  Pull the bag ties up over the first and last hangers to keep the bag in place. Use vacuum seal bags for out of... Read More

    More moving and packing tips!

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 14, 2015

    Here’s some more great life ‘hacks’ and tips for moving — If you enjoyed #10 from our last blog post, using Press n’ Seal to protect items, buy a roll of movers’ stretch wrap — you can group items together, and it will protect your furniture from getting scuffed and scratched. Keep sandwich bags hand... Read More

    Ten Moving Tips that will make your Life Easier!

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 12, 2015

      Moving Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier! While often exciting and joyous, moving is still one of life’s most stressful experiences.  Here are a number of tips to simplify and lessen the burden a bit: Pack an overnight bag contain all the essentials.  At the end of a day (or two!) of moving,... Read More

    How to turn your Bathroom into a Gorgeous Room!

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 10, 2015

    Once, the bathroom was a room that was not mentioned in polite company.  Today, though, movies, shelter magazines, and websites show luxurious, high-tech, and highly-valued rooms that homeowners and buyers cherish. According to the popular renovation site Houzz’s 2015 U.S. Bathroom Remodeling Survey,  bathroom “remodels now rival kitchens in popularity,” The survey polled nearly 3,200... Read More

    Staging Your Home For Sale

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 6, 2015

    If you’ve never seen the work of professional stagers—those magical designer/decorators charged with making your house more marketable—prepare to be mystified, enthralled, and maybe a bit humbled.   “There’s a big difference between designing for someone’s tastes and merchandizing a home to appeal to as many people as possible,” says Kathy Burke of Sensational Home Staging. Getting it right is a critical... Read More

    Ideas to make your Bedroom Your Daily Inspiration

    By Rhoda Wheeler | August 4, 2015

    Our bedrooms are the first thing we see in the morning, and the last at night.  Give this room extra attention, and it can boos your mood, zing you awake in the morning, and perhaps even motivate you for the whole day! Here, so me great tips for making your  personal space your Daily Inspiration:... Read More