Moving to a new home is a very daunting and stressful task – even thinking about it creates stress. During the fall, many people choose to move with their families, out on their own, or downsize for retirement. Whether you’re moving across the street, across town, or across the country, follow these packing tips to ensure your move goes smoothly!

1.Make a Plan/Checklist

Packing takes a lot of time. Knowing the exact day you need to move is the key to creating a plan/checklist. Allocate enough time before the move to pack and have your end date in mind. This keeps you accountable and on track for a more successful move. In order to keep track of everything, write down what you’re packing and when. Doing this will help you plan out your packing time and be a good reference when unpacking later. Also, make a checklist of must-dos before your move, like contacting your cable and internet provider to cancel/transfer service or having your mail forwarded to your new address starting on a particular date.

2. Just Start Packing

Some people get so tied up planning their move that it actually slows down progress. Here’s a tip: just start packing! A good place to start is with items you don’t use every day, such as out-of-season clothes, keepsakes, and decor. After this, move on to the kitchen and pack seldom-used dishes, countertop appliances and kitchen tools, and use small- to medium-sized boxes for heavy items. Don’t forget to write the room name and contents on the outside of every box.

3. Clean Out The Closets

While packing the wardrobe, you’ll notice clothes, shoes, or accessories you haven’t recently worn. Don’t pack them! This is a great time to sift through old clothes and purge your closet. When packing hanging clothes in wardrobe boxes, place shoes at the bottom to save space. You can also use medium-sized boxes to pack folded clothes and group like items together to make unpacking easier. Keep clothing you use often in a suitcase or duffle bag for easy access, like pajamas, so that you can use them right before and after your move.

4. For a Quicker and Easier Move…

Hire movers and packers while making sure to keep valuable jewelry, computers, and family heirlooms with you during the move to ensure they’re safe and undamaged. Movers and packers aren’t inexpensive, but if you’ve ever moved yourself – especially as an adult with years of accrued belongings – you might consider the extra help an investment, not an expense. It can be well worth the cost. It’s so easy to become overwhelmed when packing for a move, but if you stay organized, label everything and plan it out, moving can actually be exciting!

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Does all this talk of moving have you thinking about…well, you know! Then take a look at the new homes in Lennar’s Crystal Cay community. This charming, private lakeside community of spacious single-family homes and townhomes is located in Miami’s Cutler Bay neighborhood. Enjoy fun amenities like a forthcoming clubhouse, resort-style pool, entertainment gazebo and more, at a community for families who want it all!

Lennar, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, announced today the grand opening of Canopy Grove, a vibrant new community in Escondido, California. Home shoppers are invited to experience the Canopy Grove lifestyle and tour the new Haven, Sanctuary and Reflection model collections beginning Saturday, September 26.

Interested home shoppers should visit the community website to connect with an Internet Sales Counselor to schedule an appointment to tour the home with a New Home Consultant or schedule a self-guided tour.

“We are thrilled to open three of our four planned communities this month at Canopy Grove,” said Lennar San Diego Division President Bill Ostrem. “These are charming neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, beautiful new homes and an amenity-rich community that embraces fun and adventure. It will be exciting to watch families plant roots and build their lives here.”

Inspired by farmhouse, craftsman, cottage and Spanish design, Canopy Grove fuses unique architecture with one- or two-story, low-maintenance and luxury home options to meet the needs of families at every stage of life. Floorplans range from 1,412 to 3,209 square feet, with three to five bedrooms and two-and-a-half to three-and-a-half baths.

Each home features modern open-concept living areas, center-island kitchens and spa-inspired owner’s suites reflecting Lennar’s Everything’s Included® program, where the homebuilder’s most popular options and upgrades are built into the base price of the home. At Canopy Grove this includes stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, solar and integrated home automation. Depending on the plan, homes may also include California rooms to enjoy Southern California’s temperate climate.

All Canopy Grove homes are Wi-Fi Certified with whole-home connectivity and conveniences like an Ring Pro video doorbell, Honeywell Pro Smart Thermostat, Schlage Encode Smart Wi-Fi lock with keypad and deadbolt. Pricing begins in the high $500,000s.

Residents at Canopy Grove will enjoy a highly-amenitized setting including three parks with extensive walking paths, Pickel Ball and Bocce Ball, playgrounds, barbeques, dog parks and picnic pavilions. A barn-style recreation area called Basecamp will sit at the heart of Canopy Grove and offer an exciting hub of activity. The space offers a gathering area equipped with a kitchen, indoor and outdoor event spaces, restrooms and an office. The recreation center also features a resort-style swimming pool, spa, fitness center, event lawn and shower facilities.

Canopy Grove is located in the heart of Escondido, California, minutes from Interstate 15 and California State Highway 78, just 30 miles from downtown San Diego and only 30 minutes from famed local beaches.

Children living at Canopy Grove are served by the San Marcos Union School district and the Escondido union School District.

Canopy Grove is located at 1846 Abby Lane, Escondido, California 92026. For more information, call (760) 313-0613 or visit us online at the Canopy Grove community website or

About Lennar Corporation

Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar’s Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title and closing services primarily for buyers of Lennar’s homes and, through LMF Commercial, originates mortgage loans secured primarily by commercial real estate properties throughout the United States. Lennar’s Multifamily segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. LenX drives Lennar’s technology, innovation and strategic investments. For more information about Lennar, please visit

Ceiling fans have long been a feature of luxury homes, but now with more stylish, attractive, and on-trend designs, ceiling fans are back and better than ever.

These days, ceiling fans are more than just blades that spin. Designers are using modern materials such as polished nickel and exotic woods, and higher-quality fans have a variety of finishes and technological advancements like remotes and apps to control lighting and speed.

With so many options, ceiling fans can tie the whole room together or make a great statement piece.

1.Wide Varieties for Any Room

When looking for ceiling fans, consider each room before picking the style and size. In a large master bathroom, adding compact ceiling fans can help eliminate humidity after showers. Smaller fans can also be used in a child’s room or basement family room to create style and functionality. Industrial style fans fit perfectly in home gyms or garage workspaces and can provide extra light and breezy cooldowns. Amplify your back patio with large, natural-looking ceiling fans that can cool things down on hot days!

2. Stylish and Beautiful Designs to Match Your Decor

With such a wide variety of shapes, sizes and styles, you can find a ceiling fan that perfectly complements your decor and style. Traditional models with wood or bronze can bring a classic look, or going with modern metals can convey a sense of sleek minimalism.

3. Perfect to Make a Statement

Thinking outside the box and going with a striking, colorful fan can make for a wonderfully bold statement piece. Take a look at contemporary and innovative options, such as new canopy systems that work well with vaulted ceilings. A unique ceiling fan in a large, otherwise unexciting room can totally transform the space and act as an anchoring design feature than you can decorate around.

4. Energy-Efficient Options

You can now find an array of energy-saving ceiling fans that will help greatly reduce energy costs in your home. These fans can bring down the interior temperature, making a room feel cooler without changing the thermostat, which will save on your energy costs.

5. A Range of Illumination

Refreshing your home with new lighting can help create a beautiful, layered lighting design from floor to ceiling. Ceiling fans with dimming lights are a great addition to the lighting mix because they can set a calm mood. This can be useful for everything from relaxing at night with a good book to hosting an intimate cocktail party.

6. Value Year-Round

Ceiling fans are not only used to generate cooler air, but also used to circulate warm air during cooler months. Some advanced models can also improve air quality in the home by ionizing the air. Changing the direction of the blades using the small switch on the motor can change the way air is dispersed. Blades going in a counterclockwise motion cool down a space, while clockwise rotation redirects warm air throughout the room without creating a draft.

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If you’re searching for a new home in Port St. Lucie, Lennar’s Copper Creek has wonderful single-family homes starting in the Mid $200s. And best of all, they have rooms large enough to accommodate ceiling fans – even outside! There are so many ceiling fan options, from traditional to farmhouse chic, modern to industrial, and beyond. Adding ceiling fans to your luxury home can fill each space with timeless beauty all year round.

Lennar is delighted to now offer more new home options than ever before in desirable Snohomish County, with six distinctive communities to choose from and prices that start from the $400,000s! Now selling in several towns that offer a variety of settings and lifestyles, consider making your move and letting your next chapter begin in a new Lennar home here in Snohomish County.

“Beautiful Snohomish County offers a variety of great locations with different lifestyle feels and we’re excited to offer new homes in several locations, no matter what you are looking for,” said Bill Salvesen, Division President of Lennar Seattle. “Whether you are seeking a small town feel that can be found in Sultan, or somewhere closer to big city life in the city of Bothell, we have the home and location for you.”

Lennar’s six communities located throughout the county fall in the cities of Marysville, Sultan, Bothell and Snohomish.

In Sultan, Lennar’s Daisy Crossing is coming soon. Daisy Crossing will offer a collection of six distinctive floorplans to choose from with sizes that range from approximately 1,669 to 2,630 square feet. The homes offer three to five bedrooms and two to three bathrooms.

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In the city of Marysville, Lennar’s two communities of Whiskey Ridge and Autumn Vista are now selling. Combined, the two communities offer 13 distinctive floorplans to choose from with sizes ranging from 1,836 to 3,584 square feet of spacious living space. These collections of single-family homes offer three to five bedrooms and two and one-half to three and one-half bathrooms. Prices start from the mid $400,000s.

In the larger city of Bothell, with a location closer to greater metropolitan areas, Lennar’s Spring Ridge is coming soon and Bellflower Woods is now selling. Both will bring a collection of spacious home designs including Next Gen® – The Home Within A Home. At Bellflower Woods, homes range in size from approximately 2,311 to 3,081 square feet and prices start from the high $700,000s.

Lennar homes in Seattle

Lastly is Glacier View, located in the city of Snohomish – Lennar’s first community in the county’s namesake. Glacier View will provide five distinctive floorplans to choose from, with sizes will range from approximately 2,311 to 3,343 square feet of living space. The VIP list for this community is now open and prices start from the low to mid $700,000s.

Each home at all these communities also offer incredible value through Lennar’s signature Everything’s Included® program. The program outfits every new home with a series of high-end features and upgrades, such as stainless steel appliances, integrated home automation and granite or quartz countertops at no additional cost.

To learn more or start your new home search in Snohomish County, visit us online here.

About Lennar

Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, move-up and active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand name. Lennar’s Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title and closing services primarily for buyers of Lennar’s homes and, through LMF Commercial, originates mortgage loans secured primarily by commercial real estate properties throughout the United States. Lennar’s Multifamily segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multifamily rental properties. LenX drives Lennar’s technology, innovation and strategic investments. For more information about Lennar, please visit

Grand Opening this weekend are three new model homes at Lennar’s The Grand Collection II located within the Inspiration masterplan in Aurora, CO. These three models are completely brand-new floorplans to Colorado and will showcase Lennar’s Everything’s Included® program and the new Next Gen® – The Home Within A Home® SuperHome, which provides an extended version of Lennar’s unique Next Gen® plan. Interested home shoppers can stop by Saturday, September 26th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 27th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to tour the model homes. You can also join Lennar Colorado live on Facebook to view the models virtually.

“We’re so excited to invite families out to tour three stunning new model homes, so they can envision their life in a brand-new Lennar home and within an amenity-rich masterplan in Aurora,” said Carrie Castilian, Director of Marketing for Lennar Colorado. “We’ll also be unveiling our new Next Gen® – The Home Within A Home® SuperHome, which can accommodate a variety of family types, needs and lifestyles by providing a private suite attached to the main home.”

Lennar’s The Grand Collection II offers new homes for sale in Aurora starting from the low $600,000s. Choose from a collection six ranch and two-story designs ranging from approximately 2,528 to 3,882 square feet including four to five bedrooms, three to four and one-half bathrooms and three-car garages. These large homesites boast open layouts, upscale kitchens with large islands, spacious secondary bedrooms, sophisticated owner’s suites and flexible bonus rooms per plan. Select homes are also set atop large homesites and provide stunning mountain views.

Additionally, with the rise of multigenerational living, Lennar’s innovative Next Gen® – The Home Within A Home® design is available. The SuperHome provides a main home with four bedrooms as well as an attached private suite with its own separate entry, living area with kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom with retreat. It’s like having two homes under one roof and designed to accommodate the family you’re raising and the family that raised you. Or, transform the flexible space into something your lifestyle needs, like the ultimate home office, learning area for home schooling the kids or rec room – the possibilities are endless.

All new Lennar homes are part of their signature Everything’s Included® program, which makes the homebuying process easy by simply including a high level of today’s popular features and upgrades as standard — meaning at no additional cost to you. Enjoy home automation, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ home designs, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, full unfinished basements (per plan), air conditioning and so much more.

Set in an affluent area of northeast Douglas County, residents enjoy a prime location close to Parker’s Mainstreet with shops, restaurants and a charming scenery. Children also have access to a well-regarded school district and the vibrant masterplan provides a host of amenities, such an incredible clubhouse featuring a resort-style outdoor pool with luxury cabanas, large event lawn, barbecue and fire pit.

Lennar’s Welcome Home Center at Inspiration is located at 22410 E. Rockinghorse Parkway in Aurora, Colo. 80016. For more information, visit or call 303-953-4690.