two people moving boxesMoving can be one of the most stressful situations in our life we all get into. For an easy transition, planning and management are two solutions to keep the moving process stress-free. However, there are times when something unexpected occurs along the way. Moving mistakes can cost a lot of your money, time, and energy. Whether you are hiring movers or doing it yourself, there are still ways to make your move as smooth as possible by avoiding these 9 moving mistakes.

Last-Minute Packing

Beginning to pack 2-3 days before your move? No. Packing several weeks before the big move? YES. Packing is something you don't want to do at the very last minute. You can end up being disorganized, lose your possessions, and have a hard time unpacking when…

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Home Upgrade Features to Enhance Your HouseThinking of selling your Austin home? Familiarize yourself with various ways to enhance your home's features that will help increase its value. If you are about to sell soon or plan to do so in the future, know what features within your home can be used as leverage to get a better price. Know the type of upgrades that will help increase your home's value. Some of these can be upgrading the kitchen, bath, or installing smart technology. In this blog, we listed 7 features you can enhance that are proven to increase your home's value.

Functional Patio

Exterior upgrades such as adding or enhancing a patio are proven to add visual interest to potential home buyers. According to NAR and NALP, an 18 x 20 concrete paver patio can cost about $7200,…

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Strategies for Decluttering Your HomeAs some people say, your home reflects who you are. The structure, style, colors, textures, pieces of furniture, and decor that your is within your home reflects your personality and sometimes even your character. Everyone wants a clean, organized, and clutter-free home. It makes your homes reveal their beauty from the inside out. We may have rooms or areas in our room that need some love and attention, and by that, we mean decluttering.

If you are looking for ways to declutter your home, whether you are looking into cleaning it for your comfort or you’re preparing for staging before selling your home, here are helpful tips on how to declutter your home!

Tidy Up

Begin from making your bed. Yes, it may be a simple task but cleaning and…

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How to Organize Your PantryIt can be easy to have things in your pantry become out-of-sight. Unnecessary clutter, half-filled containers, and plastic bags could take up space within your pantry that could have been cleaned or used for extra space within your pantry.
Having a designated spot to store your baking ingredients, spices, canned goods, and snacks are important, making it easier to get what you need to pack school lunches and cook at home. Here are 6 things that could help clear the clutter out of your kitchen pantry.

Add Bins and Baskets

These are some of the essentials when it comes to organizing your pantry. Use slim bins to save up some space allowing you to add more items onto the shelves. It's a plus if you have matching slim bins that will make your shelf…

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How to Decorate Your Austin Home for WinterIt's that time of the year where we take our winter clothes out of the closet and wrap ourselves up for upcoming cool months! 'Tis the season to prepare and decorate your home for the festivities and upcoming holidays as. Looking for ideas to keep your home warm, cozy, and inviting? You'll definitely love how relaxing it will be after following these simple, hassle-free home decorating ideas for your home's interior this winter season.

Put Up a Wreath

Choose a wreath that compliments your home. You can either style it with pinecones, some DIY snow, greenery, flowers, and more. You can also keep it simple by making use of twigs, plain green wreaths, or you can create your own wreath out of paper and other materials available out there. Wreaths…

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Designing a Home OfficeAre you working from home? With businesses and companies being flexible with their work arrangements nowadays, here are some home office tips that will help you be more productive and focused while working from home!

Choose A Dedicated Working Area

Ideally, your office should be in a tranquil area that allows you some privacy. This is especially important if you share the house with family members or roommates. Choose the area away from loud spaces such as the living room and kitchen. However, if you don't have a large free space inside your house, you can always be creative in finding a place like unused corners in larger rooms or even under the stairs! Choose a comfortable place to do your work.

Identify What You Need

What you'll need…

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The Importance of De-Winterizing Your HomeBy Yuna Miller

Snow in Central Texas is rare, but winter feels like it lasts forever. The good news is, spring is on its way to light up your Austin area home. Whether you do it yourself or hire a contractor, sprucing up the place after winter requires a simple plan and a few bucks.


Air Conditioning

Spring is the perfect time to inspect and update the air-cooling units in your house. The last thing you want is for the AC to die during those triple-digit temperatures! Inspect the refrigeration; low levels indicate there's a leak, and it can burn out the compressor.

Add these points to your air conditioning checklist:

  • Inspect electrical components and controls.
  • Clean evaporator and condenser coils, and oil motors as…

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Every home's outdoor living space is the perfect place to spend time with family and friends or a place where you can simply sit back and enjoy the breeze of fresh air. Designing a great outdoor living space can be a challenge for many as it would need planning and considerations.

If you're unsure how to begin designing your outdoor space, whether you have a big backyard or a small patio to work on, here are a couple of tips we'd like to share to help you transform your outdoor area into a place ideal for relaxation and entertainment.

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Plants and Greenery

Enhance your outdoor area with plenty of plants and greenery. Incorporate them in different ways, such as hanging pots, variations of different plants in pots, garden beds, or gorgeous…

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Whether you’re preparing your home for listing it up for sale or to spice things up, two words may come up in your mind: remodel and renovate. These words can usually be heard in interior design, construction, and real estate. It may confuse some property owners when choosing which is right for their home.

Both processes are very different and are interchangeable, but this will depend on the type of work needed to be completed. We’ll break down for you the difference between remodeling and renovation and which between the two is perfect for your home.

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Difference Between Remodel vs. Renovation

Remodeling means to change the structure or form of something. Therefore, when you are remodeling your home or a part of it, it means changing or…

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Ways to Make Your Home Pet-FriendlyPet owners will do anything to give their pets the best treatment and sanctuary at home. If you have pets, it's important to provide them a good environment. You need to know certain things as a pet owner that will keep your house and surroundings a haven for your furry friends. Here are some great tips you need to know that you can apply in your current home or find a new home to move into.

Consider Flooring

If you have pets that love to roam and play around the house, the harder the flooring, the better. You'll want to look into scratch-proof flooring such as tiles which also provides a cool place for dogs during hot weather. Wood can be another option for you to choose from, although you have to choose the harder ones such as oak and…

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