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Ravina Festival at Martin Theatre

by Allyson Hoffman

Come out to beautiful Highland Park this Saturday for the Ravina Festival and Martin Theatre.

This family friendly event will have an instrument “petting zoo” from 12-1pm!

Founded in 1979 by Ravinia Festival Trustee and cellist Larry Block, the Highland Park Strings is a local orchestra with a mission to provide community concerts where families, friends and North Shore neighbors can gather for an afternoon of musical enjoyment at the highest level. Led by Principal Director Francesco Milioto, the orchestra features top-notch soloists, including members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and gifted rising stars who are given the opportunity to perform for an appreciative audience

For tickets and more information to this event in click here.

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Packing Tips For An Easier Move

by Allyson Hoffman

There is enough to do when buying a new Northern Illinois home, so make it easier on yourself on un-packing day by organizing a packing plan so you can easily find your essentials! 

 Here are a few tips to get you started.

 Plan ahead and budget for the move. Will you be moving yourself or will you require the assistance of a moving company? If you are planning to use a moving company it’s a good idea to price this out ahead of time by using a moving calculator.

Make sure you have plenty of the following: strong packing boxes (more than you think you will need), markers and tags to label boxes, rolls of packing tape, bubble wrap for fragile items, packing paper, scissors and a knife for opening boxes.  

  • Pack room-to-room keeping similar items together. 
  • Use smaller boxes for heavier items so it is easier to lift. 
  • You can use towels, linens and curtains to line the bottom and sides of boxes with fragile items. All fragile items should be individually wrapped. Clearly mark these boxes FRAGILE. 
  • Make sure that any opened boxes or jars are tightly sealed before packing them. 
  • Use colorful tags to identify the contents of the box and which room it will be taken to in your new home. 
  • Pack any rugs last so that they will be the first thing unpacked and placed in the home. 
  • Make a master list of all household items and personal belongings. 
  • Finally pack a box with all the essentials and mark it “Open Me First”. This box may contain items such as: a few basic tools (flashlight, pocket knife, masking tape, light bulbs), bathroom essentials (toilet paper, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes & paste, hand towel), Kitchen items (paper towels, coffee maker & filter, paper plates, cups, utensils, pet food, trash bags).

Do your research and plan ahead so that your packing strategy makes  unpacking in your new home  much less stressful!

Image courtesy of Joanna Bourne/Flickr.com

 

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