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January
17

Holiday Decor Storage - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

From October through December, the joys of the holidays are abundant. Unfortunately, so is the cleanup afterward. If your storage area is a nightmare full of boxes and bags, it's time to roll up your sleeves and organize so that all of your beautiful decorations are out of your way and ready for next year. But where should you begin? Our real estate agents have a few tips to help you get started.

  • Invest in matching storage containers
    This is not to make your garage look pretty, although it will be far nicer to look at than a pile of sagging, dirty boxes. Matching containers mean that you can stack them high to utilize all the vertical space available without creating a huge footprint. While you're at it, buy plenty of labels so that each container can be marked with its contents. That way, you won't have to search through Thanksgiving linens to look for the Halloween skeletons. Cardboard invites pests to investigate the contents, so opt for plastic containers. This is one time that biodegradable is not the best choice.

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August
16

Hosting a Garage Sale - Sellers - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Once you've sold your home and found a new house among Wichita homes for sale, you don't want to move things you no longer want or need. Before you toss it all or donate it all, hosting a garage sale is a great way to make a fast buck. But, it's not an easy buck, and you'll have to put in some effort to make your garage sale successful. Our real estate agents recommend the following tried and true methods to make that happen.

  • Time it Right
    The second Saturday in August is National Garage Sale Day. It's a great time because most people are back from vacations, and kids are just starting school. If you can't do it then, avoid scheduling it for a holiday weekend otherwise, the holiday will affect turnout.

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July
12

Moving To Do List - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

After researching and exploring potential options, you've finally closed on your new home. Before you sit back and enjoy your new space, our real estate agents recommend that you do a few things to lower your expenses and protect your property. Here are some tasks to add to your to-do list. 

  1. Check Your Insulation
    If your new home has an attic, give it a quick inspection to ensure that it has ample insulation. There should be at least six inches of insulation, and it should be located between your attic's beams. Low levels of insulation can increase your home's heating and cooling costs and stress your heating and cooling system.

  2. Deep Clean Your New Home
    Before you start unpacking and setting up furniture, give your new home a thorough scrub. It's much easier (and quicker) to clean an empty home. Start at the ceiling in each room and work your way to the floors. Vacuum dust and dirt away before wiping down surfaces and walls.

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May
10

Closet Turned Office - Wichita, KS - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Have you found yourself working from home a little more frequently this past year? You're not alone if you have, and you're not likely to return to the office anytime soon. Most Americans have indicated they would prefer to work from home rather than return to the cubicle. However, many Americans have discovered that working from home daily requires finding creative ways to transform areas into ad hoc offices. If you're looking for a fast and easy way to find space and close up the office at the end of the day, our real estate agents recommend taking a closer look at your cluttered closets. 

Clutter Can Go

Closets are catch-alls for clutter. They are filled with old sporting equipment, packing materials, shopping bags, old shoes, items for Goodwill, and more. While that little voice in the back of your head says, "You'll use this someday," that little voice is blowing smoke. You'll never need it. You'll never use it. And, you'll never miss it. So, clear it out and toss or donate it. With spring cleaning in high gear, now is the perfect time to motivate yourself to create a cloffice you will use week after week, year after year.

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April
26

Tasks Before Moving Day - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Finally! You've found your new home and our real estate agents have recommended a moving company to help you transition from the old place to the new. It would be nice if the could do everything for you, but in most cases, that's not realistic. Here are a few things you need to address before the movers knock on your door. 

  • Purge, purge, and purge some more
    Unless you want to move those toys your kids outgrew two years ago and those shoes you will never wear again, you have to take the time to decide what stays and what goes. Sort each closet and drawer into toss, donate and keep. Get rid of the first two and get it all out of your way. As you pack, you may want to get rid of even more.

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February
15

Wintertime Decluttering Tips for Homeowners - J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

January is the best time of year to clear out the clutter from closets, coatrooms, and under the beds. From old skis to dusty collectibles, there are plenty of ways to get yourself organized and divest yourself of long-forgotten items you no longer need. Our real estate agents highly recommend the following suggestions as you gear up to get rid of your unwanted items. 

  • Start with Clothes
    Old shoes, pants that are too tight (and beyond salvation by a New Year's resolution), shirts that are out of style, and winter gear that has worn out its welcome are ready for a trip to the local thrift store. 

  • If It's Broke, Don't Fix It
    Old electronics, damaged appliances, and anything that's missing pieces needed for safe and reliable operation should make their way into the recycling bin at your local hardware store.

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