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Preparing Your Items to Be Moved

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If you have hired a moving company to help you move your items to your new home, you will want to be prepared for the day that they will come to haul your belongings. It is a good idea to be prepared in advance so that your move will go smoothly and so that your belongings are safe. You need to organize and pack your belongings in a way that you will be able to find things and so that they do not break during the move. Here are some ideas that you can use when packing your belongings so that they make the trip without any mishaps.

Organization

You first will want to organize the items that you are moving so that they can be easily unpacked and placed in the proper rooms when they arrive at your new destination. There are still many things that cannot possible to move immediately. You can place them on storage units near you. Color coding is a great way to find your things when the movers unpack them from the truck. Use different colored index cards for each room of your home to tape to the boxes, bins, and furniture for easy unpacking.

Labeling

Use the colored index cards to write a label for each box or bin that you have packed. This will allow you to know which items will need to be unpacked first and which ones can wait until a later time. Write the information with dark, large lettering so you do not have to get close to each container to see what is inside. When all of your items arrive, it will be a little chaotic, so being able to read the labels from across the room can be a big help.

Keep One Box Separate

It is a great idea to have one box or bin labeled and placed in your own vehicle instead of the truck, containing items that you can use when you arrive at your new home. This should contain a spare set of clothing for each person in your family, toiletry items, paper plates and plastic flatware, a garbage bag, a few snacks, a flashlight or candles and matches in case your power isn’t working yet, and any other items that you feel you will need to be comfortable your first night in your home. This will come in handy if you are too tired to search for items or if there is a delay with your moving truck.

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5 Cool Window Covering Designs For Your Basement

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Are you planning on replacing the windows in your basement? It’s worth the hassle if you find a modern design you love, but it costs lots of money. You’ll need to find a way to improve the look of your room while you save up. 

Let’s discuss a few window covering designs that will help them look bigger and fancier. It should please whoever is sleeping in your basement at the moment. You’ll be able to recreate one of these ideas over the weekend. 

1. Add Trim To Your Windows 

If you browse the designs available at Canadian Choice Replacement Windows & Doors, you’ll notice everything looks good. Windows without trim look like little holes in the wall. It’s not something you’d find in a real bedroom.

Basement

Basement

You’ll discover lots of window molding options in your local Home Depot. Don’t worry about messing up when trying to attach the trim because it’s pretty cheap. Your basement windows will automatically look expensive. 

2. Make Windows Appear Bigger 

If you attach recycled shutters below your Peterborough windows, it will make them appear much bigger. Unless someone is looking at them closely, it will look like the shutters are covering the bottom half of your windows. 

You might need to add a little trim when working on this idea. If you use your imagination, I’m sure you’ll think of other ways to make it look like your windows run further down the wall. Sadly, it won’t let more light inside. 

3. Playing Tricks With Mirrors 

Mirrors will also trick people into thinking your windows are larger. It will only work if you hang them directly above your windows. You can use trim to make them look like they’re part of the overall design. 

Even though people won’t be able to see outside when looking at the windows, it will appear as if you can look through them, but you’ll only be looking at the basement. Rooms will look brighter because sunlight bounces off the glass.

4. Angle Windows For Extra Light 

You can angle the drywall so it comes down like a slope, which will allow more light into your basement. It will feel like the window is a lot bigger, but it will look a little unnatural compared to the windows upstairs. 

It’s maybe not the best idea if you plan on replacing your windows soon, as you’ll need to put a bit more work into it. Your drywall will need to be pulled down and replaced once the framing has been changed. 

5. Hang Long Drapes From Windows

Long drapes will make the windows appear taller, but they could make your basement look strange. You will need to find a way to cover the walls below your windows. We’ve already mentioned shutters, but there are easier ways.

You could put a desk under your window, which wouldn’t be a waste of space if the basement dweller used it for work. If you have beds on either side of the window, you can put a table and lamp underneath it.

 It’s Only A Temporary Solution 

These ideas are great if you want to improve the look of old and tired basement windows, but you should save for new windows as soon as possible.

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