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Spring Cleaning, or Declutter Your Closet, Once and for All

Spring Cleaning, or Declutter Your Closet, Once and for All

by Danielle Fritz, American Pi Dayton We’ve all been there before: You have tons of clothes, but you don’t feel like you have anything to wear! In the spirit of spring-cleaning, use these helpful tips to part ways with some of your oldies but not-so-goodies Ask questions / Grade your closet Think about your current(…)

The Relationship with your House

The Relationship with your House

Organizing and managing a house is a lot of work.  And with spouses in different locations for long periods of time, the relationship that each spouse has with the house might be different.  Some view it as a financial asset that must be cared for and managed.  Others may view it as a source of(…)

Control the Chaos of Maintaining a Home

Control the Chaos of Maintaining a Home

Let’s face it, life is hectic.  Remembering all the details about the finances, the families, the schools, the shopping list, the vacation, and the home is often times overwhelming.  Using calendars to track the maintenance of your home can help keep your home healthy, efficient and valuable. Using an online tool to manage your home(…)

Multiple Values of a Digital Home Inventory

Multiple Values of a Digital Home Inventory

Whether you are a current homeowner, a renter, or in the middle of another move, there is tremendous value in having an online digital home inventory.  Creating and maintaining a home inventory used to be a challenge, but innovative new solutions like HomeZada have made it really easy. Having an itemized list and knowing the(…)

Buying a home with the kids in mind

Buying a home with the kids in mind

My husband and I are about to take an enormous leap into the world of being real, live grown ups. We’re about to buy our first home ever. OK, actually, we’re not quite in the buying phase yet, but we’ve pre-qualified and there’s a home that we think might just be the one. We get(…)