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Quick Tips on Organizing Your Move

You have successfully gotten through all the steps of purchasing your new KCI Home. This is truly an exciting time but to some people, this can create a whole different set of hurdles that can seem daunting. Moving is described as one of the most stressful things to go through but KCI Homes is here to give you some quick tips to take the stressors out of your move.

Quick Suggestions on Organizing Your Home

Moving into a new place takes time and can cause lots of added stress. Most people don't look forward to moving, especially after being in the same home for a long period of time. When you have lived somewhere for an extended timeframe, you begin to collect and own more things. When it comes to moving items that have been collected over time, you'll need a few simple tools to help prevent you from getting burnt out. Consider the following tips:

Don't Wait Until the Last Minute

Procrastination is one of the biggest stressors in any given situation. Preparing to move is no exception. Moving can be one of the most intimidating endeavors, and you may even start to wonder what to begin first. The most important key is to start as early as possible. Start by organizing things and storing them into certain places. Planning on getting rid of items you no longer need is also ideal. We all have a disdain for rushing and packing in haste. Why not take time to consider and plan your next move? You don’t want to move to your new home with storage boxes full of unwanted knick-knacks. It’s no fun carrying unnecessary weight either. New homes deserve proper planning and preparation, so give yourself enough time to move as effortlessly as possible.

Understand What to Expect

It is good to research your new location before you move. Knowing about the area helps prepare you for what to expect. The area may be more familiar if you’re moving to another location in the same city. It can become exhausting, however, when you try to navigate a brand-new area such as Oklahoma City. It’s also good to note that different cities, neighborhoods, and jurisdictions may have different laws and regulations. For example, you may be planning to decorate your new lawn with all the fixings and trimmings only to find out that is not accepted in your new area. You will also need to plan for inevitable things such as weather. Prepare for not just moving, but plan for moving to your specific town or city. One of the best ways to do this is to research and navigate the area before the big day. Moving professionals are experienced and can offer a variety of tips and tricks.

Remember to Pack a Separate Bag

Sometimes we may forget the simplest of things. When relocating, we may forget about making sure we have a small bag for necessities that may otherwise get packed down into our luggage. Many people don’t take into consideration that they may need items to help prepare them for the day after moving. Who will realistically have the energy to unpack on the same day they relocate? Plan to be comfortable and have all necessities and toiletries within reach. Packing an extra bag before moving can prevent a massive headache and can make your load a little lighter.

You should now be ready for a perfectly planned move without the added stress! Relocate in peace and enjoy all that Oklahoma has to offer. Again, congratulations on your new KCI Home!

By KCI Homes 9-30-2019

How to clean a Bathtub

You have been out working all day long. Stresses of what things you need to get done are crowding out any moment of silence. The traffic on your commute home is filled with inconsiderate drivers. The thought of unwinding in a hot tub filled with soothing salts warms you. You hurry to prepare your favorite music and to light a few calming candles. Finally, you proceed to fill the tub… only to find it is dirty! Cue the horror music.

KCI Homes takes into consideration how important a spa like bath can be to a good self-care routine. That is why we design our homes with luxurious soaking tubs, ideal for destressing. Because of this, we want to make sure that you do not have to worry if your tub is clean after a long day. We are here to help you turn a semi-regular, dreadful, hour-long scrubbing scene into a quick 10-minute addition to your regular cleaning routine. Let’s get down to it.

First things first. Take a moment to assess whether or not there is mold or mildew lurking around. If you find some, you will want to take care of that first. Start by filling a spray bottle with hot water and 4 tablespoons of bleach. Thoroughly cover the infected areas with the bleach solution. Allow that a moment to soak in.

-In the meantime, sprinkle baking soda over the entire bathtub area.

-Next, reach for a scrub brush and large bucket of hot water. Add a bit of dish soap to your hot water as well.

-Grab a towel and roll it underneath your knees for cushion. No pain, no gain. No, thank you! No need to be uncomfortable here.

-Dip the scrub brush in the hot water and proceed to give your tub a good ol’ scrubba dub dub.

-When finished, rinse with hot water.

And that is it! You can polish the faucet and metal bits with a microfiber cloth, and you are well on your way. In addition to this routine once a month, if you make it a habit to rinse out the tub properly after taking a bath, you will be sure to save yourself from ever breaking your back scrubbing again.

You can repeat these same simple steps for your shower as well. An added benefit to cleaning your shower regularly is that you will aid in prolonging the life of your tile and grout. Score!

If you are interested in more helpful information regarding the home, be sure to check out our other blog articles. If not, then what are you still doing here? Go grab your bath bombs and oils and start relaxing!

By KCI Homes 9-16-2019

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