Moving is always a stressful and difficult time but can become even more difficult when children and pets are involved too. We have come up with some ways to make your next move as hassle-free as possible.
Tips for Selling a Home With Kids
One of the most difficult parts of selling a home is that you need to manage the mess more than you ever have before. You are going to have strangers coming into your home, and you don’t want your house to be so personal that they can’t envision themselves living there. With kids, we suggest only letting them have 5 toys during the move. This decreases the number of items that need to be picked up and is still a good amount to keep your kids happy and playful. We also recommend having a laundry basket by the door, so if you are notified of a showing on short notice you can get your kids ready to leave and quickly pick up everything in sight and put it in the laundry basket. Then you can easily throw the laundry basket in the trunk of your car, pack up your kids, and leave your home in tip-top condition.
Resources for Researching Schools in Colorado
The main resource that we recommend for researching schools in Colorado is utilizing the Colorado Department of Education Website. On this website, you will be able to see all of the information about local schools. We encourage you to specifically look at school performance data and also look at the student growth page as well. Student growth illustrates how the school is improving and will highlight if that school is a good fit for your family.
Managing the Stress of Buying a Home
Buying a home is a very stressful time. A common statistic is that it is the second most stressful event next to death. We recommend making time for the little things like going out to dinner with your spouse or just spending some extra time with your kids and cuddling up on the couch. We also recommend giving everyone in the family a little bit of space and grace to process the stressful event in the way that they need to in order to make this transition as smooth as possible on everyone.
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