Friday, October 31, 2014

Moving Tips

Here is part 3 of Nina's post.  Enjoy!

If you have been following my posts for the past month, it is evident that the common theme has to deal with selling your home and moving. The first article addressed making the decision to move and the second covered staging a home.  Continuing, now we are going to deal with the actual move.   You already know I am a professional organizer, now you'll realize how invaluable organization is in making the move.  The list I have provided will verify how important organization is leading up to the big day.

  Do your research and hire a reputable moving service at least 4-6 weeks before the date.
  If family and friends are helping you move, contact your local U-Haul and reserve an appropriate size truck on the desired date.
  Contact utility services prior to your move concerning the ‘turn off’ at your old address, and ‘turning on’ at your new home, this includes cable, internet, and phone providers.
  Fill out a ‘change of address’ form at your post office prior to your move, and remember to contact all creditors and financial institutions as well. 
  You will need to visit your local DMV about updating your drivers license, or visit their site for information.
  If you are taking your existing refrigerator with you, you will need to defrost it 1-2 days prior to the move. 
  Keep in mind that any ‘gas operated’ lawn equipment will need to be drained before the transport.
  Properly dispose of any household hazardous waste and electronics. Doing a Google search will provide you with the next scheduled collection date in your area.
  If you are planning to pack up your belongings, reach out to family and friends to help.  Schedule ‘packing sessions’ to work together and pack up one room at a time. 
  Plan to use disposable cups, plates, and utensils at least one week prior to the move.
  Pack all your valuables yourself, and plan on transporting them with you to your new home.

I hope this list helps to alleviate any stress and remember that being organized before the big day will help with the transition.  Next time, we will talk about organizational tips on settling into your new McKee Builders home.  Remember, if you are feeling overwhelmed, sometimes all it takes is a friend to help along the way.

Written by Nina Bowdler, Professional Organizer, Divine Intervention. 

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Painting Without the Hassle

Sherwin Williams's Color Snap application is a great way to decide how to paint your new McKee Builders home. You can take a photo of a room and paint it virtually, you can take a photo of an item or scene and see what color scheme the app suggests, and you can browse the extensive variety of paint colors they have to offer.

This app is a great way to paint your home exactly the way you want it the first time, without dealing with swatches or accidentally using a color you don't like.

Check it out today and start loving your home right away!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Frank A. McKee Charity Golf Classic

McKee raised $30,000 for the Navy Seal Foundation,
a non-profit organization that supports the needs of U.S. Navy SEALs, recognized as the most elite fighting force within our U.S. military and their families.
The Golf Classic, which attracted 200 golfers along with a number of generous corporate sponsors, was held to honor these warriors and assist the foundation. We were proud to help this cause and even prouder of the golfers who participated. 

“Without the these heroes and the protection they provide, we wouldn’t be where we are now,” said Frank McKee Jr., the firm’s vice president of sales and marketing.  “They are so humble and appreciative, it makes it even more rewarding to support and give back to them.”
For over a decade, the McKee team has been committed to helping our vets. From building a home for a disabled soldier, to swinging for the Seals, we appreciate America’s finest and say “thank you for your service.”

McKee Builders also made the news in 2006 when they partnered with Homes for Troops to build a home for a disabled Army veteran returning from Iraq after losing both legs in battle. It is yet another way The McKee Group shows its pride in America and support for our troops.

McKee has dedicated over 60 years to creating exciting 55+ lifestyle communities in the best locations across Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Headquartered in Springfield, Pa., they are a recognized leader in their field and were recently ranked by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the top 20 homebuilders in the Philadelphia Metro Area.
To learn more about one of the five premier McKee communities and their locations, or to view individual home floor plans at each, visit