The Household Handoff

Within the past year, we sold our former home and bought a new one. That’s a lot going on in one household, let me tell you! So when some of our friends shared with us that they were doing the same, it brought back lots of memories! It was a bit of a scary process, so I thought now might be a good time to speak to some of those things, in case what we experienced can be helpful to anyone else. 

The process of selling your home can prove a challenging one due to the inevitable complications and setbacks. Patience is key here, however, there are actions one can take to initiate and speed up the selling process of their home. Below, I’ve detailed a few fundamental principles that can heavily influence the rate at which your house will sell.

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Property Styling

Property styling is a service many sellers may be unfamiliar with, however, this alone can heavily influence the selling rate of your home. Property Styling, or house staging, refers to the process of optimising the visual representation of your home in the hope that it will increase the asking price, as well as the rate at which it will sell.

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This is done by adjusting and implementing different lighting fixtures and furnishings and photographing them in the property to introduce a sense of elegance and glamour. For instance, house staging in Melbourne is now a multimillion dollar industry and is commonly practiced all around the world among those who long for a generous asking price and swift sale. This is for good reason, given the success rate of property styling over the last decade. Reports even display that property styling can not only double the rate at which your home will sell but, more often than not, attract more interest and with it, a higher asking price.

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How Toys Can Impact The Development of Children

At this time in my family’s timeline, I’m a stay-at-home mom. (I mean, I stay home with our 19-month-old twins, but I also run several small businesses and attempt to keep my house clean and my husband happy, too…but you get the idea!)

I take all of these responsibilities seriously, of course, but one thing I’ve been paying close attention to is how our girls play. And what they play with. And how they interact with toys and each other. They start daycare in the Fall, and I want to make sure they’re in line with the rest of the kiddos, ya know?

So when Nik Stoyanov sent me over a post on child development and toys, well, it was perfect timing! Interesting read here, for sure! 

Toys are one of the rare items on which parents spare no expense. And rightfully so.

This product group is crucial for baby’s and child’s development. It introduces infant to the world and helps build motoric skills and senses. However, not every toy is ideal. This is precisely why parents need to prioritize and provide the right toys at the right moment.

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Here are some thing you need to know as a parent.

Toys for Newborns

Babies are extremely eager to learn. They are very curious beings and easily stimulated by things that surround them. All these colors and patterns are new to them so it takes them a while to get used to this situation. In fact, you as a parent can impact an infant’s development by introducing it to the right toys. Musical and sound toys are important during first months. Also, you need to introduce toys with various colors and schemes. This will help baby develop vision. As the time goes by, more advanced toys are necessary; toys that will develop motoric skills. Have in mind that all these toys are used so that your baby is more proactive and engaged.

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Toys for Toddlers

Toddlers are already used to toys at this point. This period allows for more experimenting as you have already covered the basic senses. During this time, the child will learn more advanced things and continue its previous development. Have in mind that toddlers can still play with the same toys with which they played during infancy. But now, they can use even some more advanced tools. Blocks are pretty great during this time as they introduce kids to problem solving and develop their creativity. Crayons are also good as they also improve their creativity. Cars and small kids’ vehicles can also be an interesting choice as they help kids move around and explore their surroundings also increasing their autonomy. Reborn dolls can also be great as they slowly teach kids how to behave responsibly and to take care of things.

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Easter Celebrations and Decorations + HM # 176

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #176! Our theme today is Easter Celebrations and Decorations! I love the Easter holiday. Our littles are just now 19 months, so we’ve been trying to teach them about Easter Egg hunting, but, as the years go on, we’re excited to teach them about the true meaning behind Easter! He is RISEN! I’m so thankful! And I’m excited to share some Easter ideas with you today! #EasterCelebrations #HomeMattersParty

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Easter Celebrations and Decorations + HM # 176

So there are obviously a few things I think of when I think of EASTER! Food, decor, baskets and stuff for the kiddos. Hopefully I covered all of that here for you! What’s YOUR favorite element?!

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Spring Season – Fresh and Beautiful + HM #175

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #175! Our theme today is Spring Season – Fresh and Beautiful! Are YOU ready for Spring yet?! Here in Florida, our Spring is well under way…and so are all our allergies! HA! Nevertheless, I love Spring and all things associated with it. I’m excited to share some Springy ideas with you today! #SpringSeason #HomeMattersParty

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Spring Season – Fresh and Beautiful + HM #175

In honor of Spring, I wanted to focus on 5 different Spring-themed areas: Spring Break, Spring Salads, Spring Decor, Spring Gardening and Spring Organizing! Keep reading!

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St. Patrick’s Day Ideas + HM #174

Welcome to the Home Matters Linky Party #174! Our theme today is St. Patrick’s Day Ideas! Can you believe we’re already coming up on that holiday?! I hope that not only do you have fun celebrations planned with family and friends, but that you can get some fab ideas for all things St. Patrick’s Day from this post! #HomeMattersParty #StPatricksDayideas

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St. Patrick’s Day Ideas! +HM #174

Here are some super fun St. Patrick’s Day ideas for your celebrations!

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