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The Joys of Buying an Older Home

My dream home was not new construction in a planned community. It was a rambling old structure in a neighborhood that was beginning to recover after years of decline. I got the place for a song and started in on all the tasks associated with restoring it to new glory. I soon found there was a lot to do. While the house was sound, it needed to be fumigated after several years of standing vacant. All the tile needed replacing, and the floors cried out for refinishing. Little by little, I got the place ready for me to move in. Today, I like to think it is the nicest home on the block. If you are thinking of buying a fixer-upper, try my tips. From redoing the wallpaper to choosing the right pest control service, what I learned will save you a lot of time and trouble.



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Household Moving Companies Can Be Your Saving Grace In These 3 Situations

While most people are aware of moving company benefits--like having someone else do the heavy lifting--there are a some little-known benefits that these companies can offer. This article outlines three lesser-known reasons you may want to consider enlisting the assistance of a professional moving company, like Wheaton World Wide Moving.

When You're On A Deadline

If you need to vacate the premises immediately and are concerned you may not be out by the deadline, you should probably call a reputable household moving service. Not only do professional movers have the muscle to move your belongings from point A to point B, but they have the experience to ensure the quickest moving experience possible. 

Little things like knowing how best to arrange mattresses and sleeper sofas in a moving truck can really expedite a process normally characterized by indecision and frustration. 

When You Are Transporting Delicate or High Value Items

Although household moving companies are most often hired to perform conventional relocation services, they are often the best choice when it comes to moving extremely delicate and/or valuable property. 

Whether your are moving a three-hundred-year-old piano across the country or a priceless statue across town,  moving companies have the experience, and most importantly, the equipment, to safely and securely transport your belongings.

Using a reputable moving company is important in these situations. You will have the peace of mind knowing that should something happen to your valuables, the moving company's insurance will cover the repair or replacement costs (provided you purchased insurance concerning the transit). Moving companies that aren't bonded or insured offer no such coverage, exposing your valuables to considerable risk.

When You are Hosting A Large Charity Function

Whether it's for a local church group, a school, or some other non-profit organization, moving trucks are typically the most efficient way to transport large amounts of donated items. This includes everything from clothes and furniture to non-perishable food items.

Rather than soliciting the help of a number of different drivers and their vehicles, it might be better to simply hire a household moving company to pack and transport the items. Not only will the packing and transit times be minimal, but it may actually be cheaper than paying for the gas of five or six different automobiles to transport the donations.

Overall, there are many instances that warrant the help of household moving companies. And regarding tight move-out deadlines, high-value items, or charity drives, moving companies may be the smartest choice of all.