What To Expect When Moving During The Winter

 Monday, January 27, 2020     Lori VanDinther      General Real Estate Market

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You're Planning To Move In The Winter 

So you're moving and it's the winter, that can be stressful but we want to help make the experience easier with some helpful advice. Lots of people move during the winter months, it's more common than you might think. We hope that these tips and advice will help you with your upcoming move. 

Check The Weather 

This one is obvious, but needs to be said. It's so important to check the weather the week leading up to your move. Depending on where you are in the country will determine what weather to expect. In Burlington anything seems to be possible. We can have a mild winter or lots of snow. So keep your eyes on your weather app and make sure you're prepared. 

Kids and Pets

You're moving the family and you also have pets, plus it's the winter. Or you just have pets, which to some of us are our children. It's not a bad idea to find a babysitter or send them off to a family member for the day. This is a good idea during any season that you're planning on moving. 

Don't Forget To Transfer Your Utilities 

The winter is cold, as you know, and we want to make sure that you're warm on the day of your move. It's not a bad idea to get your utilities on in your new home a few days early. Then you'll be moving into a warm and comfortable home. 

Start Moving Day Bright And Early 

We all know that sometimes winter can be unpredictable and the weather can change. Because of this, we recommend that you start the day as early as you can. That way if there are any delays at least you're off to an early start. Don't worry, movers are prepared in the winter for such events. But we also would recommend that you speak with your moving company a few days before to re-confirm details about your move and any weather concerns you might have. 

Dress For The Season 

It's winter and it's cold out. Make sure that you're wearing the appropriate clothing. We would also recommend that you wear layers; that way you can take layers off if you're getting to warm from all that running around. Moving day is a busy day, so let's dress for the weather inside and outside.  

Contact Us At We Sell Millcroft 

All of us here at We Sell Millcroft are looking forward to working with you. And helping you find your dream home in Burlington's most sought after neighbourhood. Make sure you contact us and we can get you started and find the home you've been looking for. And if you have any questions about moving in the winter we would be happy to help. 




Easy Summer Gardening Tips

 Thursday, June 20, 2019     Lori VanDinther      General

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Summer Gardening Tips

Summer is finally here and that means lots of gardening and maintenance needs to be done. Maybe you’re working on updating your garden or you want to just maintain its beauty. There are a lot of tips out there that you can use to make sure your garden is ready for the season. And tips to make sure that you maintain a healthy garden.

Pruning

It’s so important to make sure you’re pruning your perennials and annuals. You want to promote new growth and a healthy plant. Perennials tend to bloom for a 4-8 week period and so deadheading them can help a second set of blooms. Annuals season for blooming is a long one and some self clean. Still cutting them back 4-6 inches helps to encourage new growth.

Watering

How often should you be watering your garden? It really depends on the type of plants that you have. And it can also depend on how hot and dry the summer is. You may need to water more or less depending on the conditions. Plants in containers usually need to be watered twice a day. It’s good to check the soil as well, to make sure that the plant does need to be watered. Because over watering does your plant a disservice.

Fertilizing

Fertilizing your garden helps to add nutrients to your plants. Plants that are in containers tend to lose nutrients, so fertilizing those plants can be important to maintain their health. You can fertilize plants in containers as often as every day or once a week.

Mulching

Mulch is great, not only does it help to protect your plants from weeds but it also helps to make your garden look clean and neat. Mulching also helps to conserve water and reduce weeds. Weeds steal water and nutrients from other plants.

Pest Control 

In the summer months bugs can become a problem in most gardens. They can be overwhelming sometimes and create problems for grass and other plants. Consider a natural pesticide that’s more gentle on the environment.

Contact Lori at We Sell Millcroft

Millcroft is the most sought after neighbourhood in Burlington and I’m here to help you find your dream home. There are so many reason why Millcroft is so wonderful and it's time for you to discover. Contact me directly by phone at 905.333.2002 or by email at info@wesellmillcroft.com. I look forward to meeting you and helping you find your dream home. 




TOP 10 MOVING TIPS 2019

 Wednesday, May 29, 2019     Lori VanDinther      General

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GETTING READY FOR THE BIG DAY 

Moving can be really stressful and a very busy time and involves lot of planning. It’s good to have a list of what needs to be done and organized into steps. That way you’ll feel prepared and ready for the big day.

PACKING IN ADVANCE 

Start as early as you can leading up to your move. At least 2 weeks in advance is a good place to start, packing room by room and packing the least essential items first.

LABEL THOSE BOXES 

It’s good to label every box so that you will eliminate any confusion when it comes time to unpack. It’s also great to take an inventory of each box, you can add a note to the box with the content.

TAKE PICTURES OF ELECTRONICS 

By taking pictures of the back of all your electronics you’ll be able to easily install them in your new home. Some of the electronics for example might be DVD players, TVs, computers, etc.

PACK AN OVERNIGHT BAG 

Consider packing an overnight bag and taking it with you in your car during the move. In this bag you should pack important personal documents, jewelry and a clean set of clothes.

In case you have a day between moving out of your old home and into the new home. You’ll have clean clothes and all the important documents and other personal items you need.

STORE ITEMS CORRECTLY 

Packing breakable items in bubble wrap and/or packing paper is very important. You want to make sure nothing gets damaged during your move. If you can, store electronics in the boxes they came in.

THE RIGHT SIZE BOX 

Try packing heavier items in the smaller boxes and the lighter ones in the larger boxes. This will make carrying them a lot easier, for you and your movers.

PACK ROOM BY ROOM 

You have a whole house to pack and it can be overwhelming to think about everything you need to pack. Start by going room by room and start with the least essential ones first. Try ending with your kitchen since you’ll need to use your kitchen a lot leading up to the move or pack it in stages.

And that way you’ll be both organized and the process will go by a lot faster. As I mentioned above, it also helps to not leave packing until the last minute and give yourself a few weeks.

HIRE MOVERS 

Having movers can really help with the big day, especially if you have a lot to move. Make sure you do your research and get estimates in writing, this way you can make sure there are no mix-ups when it comes to the cost of the move.

CHANGE THE LOCKS 

This is optional but not a bad idea. Some homeowners feel more comfortable and want new locks and keys. And if you choose to do this you might want to also consider changing your garage code.

YOUR FIRST NIGHT 

Congratulations you’ve successfully moved into your dream home. Now it’s time to settle in and get used to your new space. Depending on the season you will want to make sure either the heat or air conditioning has been turned on.

Don’t worry about getting completely unpacked in one night, take your time. Unpacking will take a couple of days or more. You might change your mind about where the furniture is or where you want to hang that picture. Enjoy your first night and relax, you’ve just moved, this is exciting.

CONTACT LORI AT WE SELL MILLCROFT 

Millcroft is the most sought after neighbourhood in Burlington and it’s for a good reason. The homes are beautiful and it’s located in an ideal area. Situated near Dundas Street to the north, Upper Middle Rd to the south, Appleby Line to the east and Walkers Line to the west.

The area also has great schools, parks, restaurants and other fantastic amenities. Contact me today and lets start looking for your dream home in your dream neighbourhood.




Events In Burlington This Spring

 Thursday, May 2, 2019     Lori VanDinther      General

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Burlington Events

There are so many great events and festivals in Burlington this spring. There’s something happening almost everyday, you won’t be board. There are art tours around Burlington with the mayor, Mother’s Day brunches, the Lobster fest, the Sound of Music Festival and so much more.

Walk Meet-Up

Location: Civic Square

When: May 6th at 11am

Admission: Free

Walk with the Mayor of Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward to various art installations in Burlington (approx. 2.5km). You’ll be learning about the installations origin and history. It's recommended that you wear comfortable shoes because you will be doing lots of walking. 

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Location: Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Drive

When: May 12th from 11:30am to 3pm

Admission: $49 (adults), $29 (children 4-12)

Enjoy a beautiful Mother’s Day brunch in Burlington this spring with the ones you love. The Burlington Convention Centre is serving up a great brunch that will include bakery items, Belgian waffles, a salad bar, a hot carving station, desserts and a chocolate fountain. You need to book a table for this event in advance.

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Rotary Club of Burlington 48th Annual Lobsterfest

Location: Burlington Central Arena, 519 Drury Lane

When: May 25th from 5:30pm to 10:30pm

Admission: $75 (all ages)

Celebrate the 48th annual Rotary Club of Burlington Lobsterfest in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton and Hamilton and The Angel Project. The Lobsterfest will also include chicken and ribs, there’s something for everyone. This is an event you won't want to miss, make sure you buy tickets ASAP. 

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Sound Of Music Festival

Location: Spencer Smith Park

When: Saturday June 8th from 3pm to 11pm

Admission for ticketed shows: $75 (adults), $25 (youth). All VIP and front row tickets are sold out. For the regular shows admission is free.

This will be the 40th year of the Sound Of Music Festival in Spencer Smith Park. And this year there's an incredible line up planned. Brant street has lots of vendors and musical performances to see as well as in the park. You will want to get downtown Burlington this spring to experience the famous Sound Of Music Festival for yourself.

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Thinking About Moving to Burlington?

There are so many reasons to choose Burlington as a place to call home. Festivals and events are just some of them. And the neighbourhood of Millcroft is one of the most sought after. If you’re thinking about making a move, contact me and let’s find your dream home!




Our New Print Ad for We Sell Millcroft

 Monday, February 5, 2018     unknown     General

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Check out our new print ad, we're planning to distribute these around!

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