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With a grand portion of the United States under weather-watch from a string of continuous snow storms, we thought we’d take the time to check in about winter home maintenance. Are you a future St Louis mover? Planning an upcoming move? A good way to make sure that your home is ready for market is to take inventory. We touched on this in the last article, concerning personal items, but it is also important to take inventory of the condition of your dwelling. Does anything need to be replaced or repaired in order to sell the house for its maximum value?
If there is a repair that needs to be done, an appliance replacement, or painting, winter is the time to get it sorted so that come market time, your home sticks out on the housing market as a great buy. Take some time this winter to walk around your home and property with a notepad and note repairs and touch-ups that need attention. Prepare your action plan for taking care of any noticeable issues. As a future St Louis mover, we thought you might find it helpful to read this great article on About.com-“Repairs Before Home Selling Return Rewards”. Click Here to read about the quick fixes that make all the difference in selling your home for top dollar.
Whether you fix the repairs on your own, find somebody to do it for you, or start putting a little money aside so that you can hire a company sometime soon, now is the time for an action plan. Come market time, your home will be a shining star. So get painting, caulking and touching up. It can really go a long way in terms of the value and appeal of your home.
Wishing you all the best this winter,
McGuire Moving and Storage, your St Louis mover for all your moving & storage needs
Well what do you know? September is National Piano Month as celebrated by The National Piano Foundation. The piano has been around for over 300 years. It is indeed a beautiful instrument and also one of the largest and heaviest of instruments. The words large and heavy always grab our attention at McGuire Moving & Storage because when it comes to moving, large and heavy items are the reasons you should hire a St Louis mover.
Ideally, if you own a beautiful piano and enjoy it, you will want to move it with you wherever you go and certainly a St Louis mover can help with that. But what if you no longer want a piano that has been taking up space or hidden in the basement? What can you do with it to avoid the cost of moving an unwanted piano to your new home?
Of course selling it is always an option but that will depend on the condition of the piano. If in good condition, you could list it in the classified section of the newspaper or on Craig’s list. If it is in ok condition, you could even list it as “Free” with pick-up. A free piano might appeal to a family with young children just starting piano lessons. You might also consider listing your free piano on pianoadoption.com. This is a great source for finding someone that may want to adopt your piano. You create a listing on the site by state with information and a photo of your piano. Someone just might want to give it a good home.
If you would like to donate your piano to a qualified non-profit organization, you could possibly get a tax deduction for the value of the piano as well as your costs to move it. For more information on donating your piano, check out Pianofinders.com
For the St Louis mover who happens to be crafty or artistic and may want to keep an unused piano that has sentimental value, we got a kick out of this article-26 DIY Inventive Ideas how to Repurpose Old Pianos. Here are some brilliant and fun ideas to consider or perhaps the article may spark a creative idea of your own.
Maybe your children took lessons on your piano, but they are grown and it sits alone in silence. According to The National Piano Foundation, the fastest growing group of aspiring pianists in the U.S. today is not children, but adults aged 25-75+ years. It is never too late to learn. Maybe you decide to move that piano along with you after-all so you can explore a whole new learning experience with music.
If you definitely have a piano to move, McGuire Moving & Storage is your St Louis mover with the experience needed to carefully move your piano and deliver it safely to your new home. And certainly if you can play it, we wouldn’t mind being treated to a song or two while we finish our work!
McGuire Moving & Storage would like to wish all St Louis movers and all our Missouri move customers a Happy Thanksgiving. We are very grateful to you for your business and your positive reviews of our St Louis moving services. We appreciate our repeat customers who have placed their faith in us time and time again to handle their Missouri moves. We also appreciate the many referrals we have received from satisfied customers. It is a high complement and one we are proud of. Thank you for making us your choice for your greater Missouri area move service!
We at McGuire Moving & Storage wish you and yours a bountiful, healthy and Happy Thanksgiving!
The first week of August is recognized as National Simplify Your Life Week and if there is one thing we here at McGuire Moving & Storage know about, it is how to simplify your St Louis Move!
St Louis Movers know that moving is no small task. When you look at the mountain of things to do, one can feel overwhelmed very quickly. This creates a stress level that impedes the simplicity of your move. Moving does not have to be so difficult. McGuire Moving & Storage would like to offer some tips to simplify life for our St Louis Movers. Check out these moving tips that will simplify your life.
- Start by hiring a trusted reputable local St Louis moving company-These days it is easy to find the right St Louis mover with the internet at your fingertips. You will want to hire an insured mover such as McGuire Moving & Storage who is a Better Business Bureau accredited business and has the American Moving and Storage ProMover certification. You also want a St Louis Mover who will provide you with an on-site moving estimate in writing. We can do that too. Simple!
- Follow a plan-Create a time line that includes everything you need to do all the way up to delivery day. When you can clearly see your move plan, it simplifies everything! Let our Move Plannersimplify your move process. Read Here Simple!
- Create an inventory of all the items you will be moving-It helps you keep track of what you are moving to ensure that everything you intended arrives safely.
- Have all the right packing materials at your fingertips. That way you’ll have everything you need to protect your belongings. Or! Simplify even further and hire McGuire Moving & Storage to help with all of your packing. Simple!
- Create a moving file-This will serve as the one place you place all your move paperwork. Everything from your estimates to your receipts, your move plan, and your inventory can be placed neatly into one file folder. You will know exactly where everything is. Simple!
At McGuire Moving & Storage, we are all about Simple. Let National Simplify Your Life Week be a reminder to our St Louis Movers that moving can be simple. We are here at McGuire Moving & Storage to help pave the way to your new home. Simple!