14 Packing Hacks From the Pros That Make Moving Less Awful
Moving. Is. Exhausting. But you can make it as seamless as possible with these pro tips.New house: YAAAAY! Moving out of the old one: BOOOOO. Packing up, moving, and then unpacking an entire house is the worst.
Moving may never be a great time, but it is possible to cut down on the aggravation, effort, and anxiety and get back to the excitement of your new home.
#1 Do a Pre-Pack Photo Shoot
Among the most mind-numbing hours of unpacking is trying to remember where all those cords behind the TV went and how you had that bookshelf so tidily arranged.
Save your fatigued short-term memory the grief by taking some pre-packing photos (of everything) so you’ll know exactly where it all goes when it’s time to empty those moving boxes. With photos in hand, you’ll be able to recreate it all in record time.
#2 Follow the $20 in 20 Minutes Rule
You know you have too much stuff. But when packing, who has the energy to make purging decisions?
Smallin Kuper, who’s moved 11 times herself, warns that hauling along things you don’t love or need is the bigger waste. And the toss-or-keep decision can be easy when you apply Kuper’s formula: $20 in 20 minutes. “For smaller items, ask yourself if you were to need it again in the future, could you find it for under $20 in under 20 minutes. If yes, let it go.”
#3 Corral Cords With Toilet Paper Rolls
Once you’ve moved, you need extension cords. You know you have them, but where are they? And especially that heavy duty one you need for the drill so you can finally hang your pictures. Except where is it?!?!
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Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley residents cash out, head for the hills
B.C.’s recreational property market has bounced back after a dip caused by last year’s imposition of a foreign buyers’ tax on the Metro Vancouver market, according to a new report by real estate company Royal LePage.
The Lower Mainland real estate market has influenced pricing and sales of many of the province’s recreational markets, as prospective buyers consider “cashing out” their rapidly rising home equity and moving to a more relaxed location.
Metro Vancouver residents have traditionally looked to recreational properties in the Okanagan and Fraser Valley, but now it’s Fraser Valley residents and others who are selling and heading for Vancouver Island, the Cariboo, Kootenays, Gulf Islands and other locations around B.C.
FULL REPORT HERE: https://www.theprogress.com/business/b-c-recreational-property-market-rebounds/
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