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6 Tips to Enjoy Beach Living

6 Tips to Enjoy Beach LivingHaving a home in a beach area like Hilton Head Island brings with it a different lifestyle. From the decor to the annual maintenance and upkeep, here are some tips to get the best out of beach living.

1. Even if you don’t live right on the beach, chances are there will still be plenty of days spent on the sand! What does that mean for your home? Sandy floors and carpets. Help to avoid the daily vacuuming by:

  • Having (and using) an outside shower.
  • Keeping extra towels outside.
  • Keeping a refrigerator in your garage stocked with beverages to avoid having to go in and out of the house.
  • Having a place to set down beach bags and shoes so the sand that’s on them doesn’t leave a trail to wherever they end up.
  • Having hooks available to hang towels, hats and other beach gear.

2. Use low-maintenance grasses and shrubs to minimize time spent tending to the landscaping.

3. Don’t let the bugs of summer or rays from the hot sun keep you indoors. A screened-in porch will not only allow you to enjoy more of the outdoors, but it will be a selling feature should you decide to move.

4. Help keep moisture from building up in your indoor storage spaces and bathrooms by leaving the doors cracked or even open all the way when you’re guest free. Use ceiling fans if you have them and make sure to seal windows and doors.

5. Opt for stainless steel nails and screws on the exterior of your home (including decks and docks) to avoid the rust stains you’ll find with galvanized fasteners.

6. Don’t let mother nature decrease the life of your outdoor furniture and water toys. Make sure to go through the proper winterizing procedures so you can enjoy them again next Spring.

Living on or near the beach is a lifestyle many dream of. If you’re one of the ones who have made that dream come true, make the most of it by using these simple tips. If you’re relocating to Hilton Head Island, here are a few moving day tips and home ownership tips!

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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Tips to Simplify Your Move in Hilton Head Island

First comes finding a house you love, next comes packing, then comes moving day! Whether you’ve hired movers or gathered up friends and family, moving day is filled with things that can be made easier with these tips.

Moving Tips Hilton Head Island

1. If you’ve hired movers, do yourself a favor and be there for the pickup and unload portions of the day. Look over the inventory list very carefully before they get on the road. Then again during unloading, carefully check that all of your items are accounted for and undamaged.

If you haven’t hired movers yet but are thinking about it, there are a variety of moving companies here in Hilton Head Island that offer services for any size move.

2. Have all of your boxes packed before moving day. There’s nothing worse than throwing things into bags and boxes at the last minute. It will be a huge time saver if you pack and label the boxes and be ready to load the vehicle’s when they arrive.

3. Prevent parking from becoming a problem. Make sure ahead of time that there is ample room for the moving truck or trucks to park.

4. Set up a place for your pets to keep them out of the way on moving day. It can be dangerous to be carrying furniture and boxes and trip over the family pet.

5. Have an idea where the furniture will be placed ahead of time. You will have been in the house you’re moving into at least the day before closing, so go prepared with a list of your furniture and put together a basic floor plan. This will go a long way in saving time on moving day if furniture has to be moved more than once.

6. Create a moving day checklist. Include things like:

  • Making sure the cell phone are charged.
  • Pack food and drinks for the day separately and keep track of its whereabouts.
  • Have the proper clothes for the day, it can get pretty hot!
  • Don’t pack the umbrella, you might need it for moving day.
  • Leave out something to sleep in the first night in your new house.
  • Buy any cleaning products you’ll need to give your new home its first bath! Also have towels, soap, and paper towels packed separately.
  • Have money set aside to pay for the movers, pizza, or anything else that might come up on moving day.

7. If you’ve hired movers, be sure to pack and take any personal and valuable belongings with you to your new house, don’t leave them for the movers.

8. Confirm with everyone the directions to get from the current house to your new house.

Whether you’re a first time home buyer or doing it again for the fifth time, there are always things you should do ahead of time to plan for a smooth moving day. Whether you’re moving here to Hilton Head Island or anywhere else in the world, may it be stress free!

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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18 Reasons Why Hilton Head Island is One of Top 10 Islands in U.S.

Hilton Head Island is ranked as one of the Top Ten islands in the United States and for those of us who already live here, it doesn’t surprise us in the least!

Though only twelve miles long and five miles wide, Hilton Head Island manages to pack a lot in—real natural beauty, world-class golf, award winning restaurants, quality shopping, elegant homes, and friendly locals characterize our community.

Our island is ranked number eight out of ten by Readers Choice, where they’ve taken into consideration the categories of:

11 Family Friendly Activities for Your Hilton Head Island Vacation

In addition to this ranking, travelchannel.com also provides the following rankings:

  • Child-Friendliness
    Rating: 5 of 5 – Hilton Head caters to children and allows Mom and Dad the option of joining in or relaxing on their own.
  • Swimming
    Rating: 4 of 5 – Gentle, shallow waters abound-but some areas tend to get murky.
  • Sand
    Rating: 4 of 5 – Twelve miles of expansive, clean beach are an open invitation to walk, bike or simply sunbathe.
  • Atmosphere
    Rating: 5 of 5 – Clean, tasteful and controlled.  Golf, tennis and tanning keep you outside during the day, and quality restaurants and a fun nightlife entertain in the evening.
  • Non-Beach Activities
    Rating: 5 of 5 -Thank goodness for concierges.  With a sea of off-beach choices, their services are definitely needed.

Here in Hilton Head, we are proud of the way we live!  Charming plantation communities are balanced with extensive wilderness areas to create a home that invites habitation while protecting the natural features that make this place so special.

We also have strict building codes that aim to preserve our surroundings, while chain stores and the like are less commercialized and much of the local signage is low to the ground, minimizing clutter.

Whether you’re planning a move to Hilton Head Island or wanting to vacation in our beautiful area, I can promise you, you won’t be disappointed!

What is important to you in choosing where to live or take a vacation?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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