Somerville, MA (PRWEB) December 30, 2009
Massachusetts Moving Company Gentle Giant Moving Company, an award winning local and Long Distance Mover, today published post-holiday advice for homeowners who intend to market their homes for sale in the Spring. The company published a list of tips that specifically focus on holiday clean up.
According to the Massachusetts Moving Company, the several weeks surrounding end-of-year holidays like Christmas and New Year’s are an ideal time to begin thinking about preparing your home for sale in the Spring, if you intend to put your home on the market at that time when the real estate market tends to heat up. It may seem like additional work to plan that far ahead, especially during the holiday season, but taking some action now will save time later. Massachusetts Moving Company Gentle Giant offers these tips on using the post-holiday period as a time to get ready to move in the Spring:
1. At the end of the holiday season, consider donating, discarding, or handing down some of your decorations to other family members. You will have the benefit of not moving these things, and your loved ones will have the benefit of enjoying them for years.
2. With a reduced collection of truly meaningful holiday decorations that you’ll be taking to your new home, you’ll likely have freed up a number of boxes and storage bins that used to contain other items. Use those extra packing materials to get a jump start on packing some non-essential items around your home. You’ll be surprised at how much time packing requires as the move gets closer, and you’ll be glad for any packing you’ve been able to do in advance.
3. The kitchen area experiences particularly high traffic during the holidays. Chances are good that you have a variety of items either on the counters or in the cabinets with which you could easily part. Since you will be spending a considerable amount of time in the kitchen anyway, take a few moments before preparing meals, or set aside a day, to discard old pots and pans, textiles, or surplus mugs, glasses, or flatware. Keep only what you enjoy or use frequently, and life will be less stressful when it comes time to box everything up.
4. Use the process of taking down decorations to think about how you would like to stage your home in the future. Generally, if you are selling your home you will want to reduce the amount of furniture and personal belongings on display. Use the holiday take-down process to start removing some of this clutter. Consider using storage or making donations as a way of creating space in your home.
Gentle Giant credits certified professional organizer Standolyn Robertson, founder of Things In Place (http://www.thingsinplace.com) for contributing to this advisory.
About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts, Gentle Giant is a premier residential and commercial mover, offering local, interstate, and international service. Named one of the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston," six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best Moving Company" award, seven-time winner of the Angie’s List “Super Service” award, and 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, the company's services include craning, piano moving, complete packing and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from its sixteen offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333.