Monthly Archives: August 2018

How To Start Off the New School Year Right

How you start the first few days of school can set the tone for the entire year. This is why you want to remove all possible “slowdown” variables. You should be practicing waking the kids up early the week before school starts. It also helps to get all the school supplies ready for that first week along with a menu plan for lunches. Nothing should be left to second-guessing. Here are some other tips to help start off the new school year right:

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Re-assure Your Child

Your excitement for your kid going back to school is meant to get them excited, too. But sometimes kids are holding back their fears because they don’t want to disappoint their parents. This is when you want to make sure they understand that you’ll always be listening to any concerns or fears they might have. And you can remind them that their teachers will do the same.

Point out the Positives

A new school year is a time to reconnect with old friends. It’s a chance to make new friends. Plus, there is going to be all kinds of amazing things to learn. These are the kinds of positive things you want to point out to your kid.

Pick Out Clothes the Night Before

The night before a school day is when outfits for the next day should be picked out. This will help cut back on scrambling in the morning. It will also spare you from any last minute washing. All of that can be done the night before. The more relaxed everyone is in the morning, the better off the day will become.

Encourage Safe Transportation to School

There might come a time when you’re relying on school buses to take your kids to school. Or they might be close enough and old enough to walk on their own. In those instances, you should try to promote safe habits like texting when they get to school or walking with a friend from the neighborhood.

Remove Unwanted Clutter

As you get ready for school, it is time to go through all the closets, dressers and other storage areas. You’re looking for all the clothes, jackets, sweaters, shoes and everything else that your kid has outgrown or doesn’t want to wear any more because it isn’t “cool.” That could create a lot of stuff to get rid of and that’s when you bring in the crews from Junk King Dallas. It will only take one decluttering session with Junk King Dallas to help get your ready for back-to-school. Put them to work today.

The Best Approach For First-Time Homebuyers

Somewhere in Dallas, someone is moving into their first home. They made that happen after going through a rigorous buying process. Yes, the home buying process can be extremely anxiety inducing but the final reward will be worth all the stress. You can reduce some of that stress by taking putting these first-time home-buying tips into action.

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Hire an Agent

There are a lot of things we can turn into a “do it yourself” project but buying a home for the first time isn’t one of them. There are too many unknown variables to consider that an experienced real estate agent will know firsthand. That agent will have new listings before they’re put online. They also know the market and what would constitute a realistic price. They also know the potential problems of a home based on disclosures and inspection reports. Your agent also becomes your advocate and that is someone you want on your side when buying a home.

Find a Home to Buy

Before you step into a home, you’ll want to research the neighborhood. No sense buying a great house if it is in an undesirable area. Once you’ve narrowed down your choice of neighborhood, then you can begin looking at houses in earnest. It is probably a good idea to just six or seven initial “targets.” Any more than that and you’ll be overwhelmed. Your real estate agent can set up a tour for the home and you won’t have to wait for an open house.

Get a Loan

It’s a smart move to get pre-approved for a loan before you go house hunting. This will let you know exactly the price range you should be looking for. That can help narrow the search. Being pre-approved is also very attractive to a seller who will then know that you’re “good to go.” They don’t want to take their home off the market only to find out you’re not qualified.

Toss Out Junk

This tip is more about getting ready to move into your new home than buying it but it is still very important. You don’t want to bring old junk into a new house and Junk King Dallas can be a big help with that goal. These are the junk hauling pros that can quickly go through your entire house and remove all kinds of old furniture, appliances, electronics, clothing and other household goods. Start your new life in a new home without any of your old junk. Junk King Dallas can help make that happen.