WASHINGTON (August 31, 2012) – It’s that time of year again! The dog days of summer are drawing to a close with fall just around the corner. Many families are turning their attention towards one of the most important parts of their entire year, sending their kids back to school.
For many families, school and home are inextricably connected. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors® 2011 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers Survey, the quality of the school district and convenience to schools was an important factor to 49 percent of all buyers in deciding where to purchase a home. As kids head back to class, HouseLogic.com, NAR’s award-winning website about all aspects of homeownership, features “Storage Solutions:10 Great Ways to Avoid Back to School Clutter,” great ideas on preventing the fervor of the season from overwhelming the home.
“Summer seems to zip by in the blink of an eye, and before we know it, parents are shopping for back-to-school items all over again. It’s surprising how much clutter can accumulate from all the hustle and bustle associated with this annual event,” said Pamela Kabati, NAR senior vice president of Communications and HouseLogic spokesperson. “What makes it even easier for things to pile up is that it seems back to school promotion begins earlier each year. An organized home will make it easier to get kids ready and out the door on those busy school day mornings, and HouseLogic is a great resource for homeowners looking to organize and prepare their home for the school year.”
“HouseLogic may not be able to physically step in and organize it all. But we can do the next best thing: offer great advice on getting started,” said Kabati.
For more information on how to make smart decisions and take responsible actions to maintain, protect and enhance the value of your home, visit www.houselogic.com.
The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.
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