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BUYING A HOME DURING COVID, Part II - 10 House-Hunting Tips, Tricks & Lessons

Posted by Haley M

Hi there!  Below I've listed a summary of the 10 tips, tricks and lessons that my husband and I learned while looking for a house after we decided to move during the early spring of 2020, or the very beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. In case you missed my last post, click to read BUYING A HOME DURING COVID, Part 1 - Why We Decided to Move & House-Hunting Experiences.  We may have been shopping during a pandemic, but the following info applies to house-hunting at any time. 1. First, find an agent. Ask friends or relatives for recommendations or...

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BUYING A HOME DURING COVID, Part I – Why We Decided to Move & House-Hunting Experiences

Posted by Haley M

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing the story and overall experiences that my husband and I had house-hunting during the COVID-19 pandemic and some tips that we picked up and lessons we learned along the way. In the next few blog posts I’ll share our experience with getting our own house ready to sell and what packing & moving was like during these crazy times! First things first – I do NOT recommend moving during a pandemic, haha. Moving by itself is waaaay too much work and is stressful enough on its own without adding a crazy buyer’s & seller’s market...

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THE MUSTARD DANDELION + ECOCART - Make Your Order Carbon Neutral at Checkout!

Posted by Haley M

          Make your order sustainable with your pocket change.   Take a small step towards making a big change! As part of The Mustard Dandelion's continued mission to reduce our global impact, we've partnered with EcoCart so that going forward every order can now ship carbon neutral! But what does this mean? What is carbon neutral? This means that we will eliminate, capture, or otherwise mitigate all of the carbon emissions created from sourcing our products and shipping them to your door.  What does it mean to mitigate or offset emissions? For any carbon emissions released...

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THE MANY BENEFITS OF SHOPPING VINTAGE, PRE-OWNED, & SECONDHAND (Plus, What to Do With Your Own Items That You No Longer Want!)

Posted by Haley M

          Hi there! Thanks for joining me for a discussion on the many benefits of purchasing vintage, pre-owned and secondhand items. I bet there are more than you think!      First off, it's incredibly sustainable and better for the environment! This is because no new resources or energy are being used to create the product, lessening the burden of what goes into the trash and what the factories put out that pollutes the air and water and that exploits the workers or animals involved.   Vintage and antique items (especially furniture!) are almost ALWAYS made...

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THE MUSTARD DANDELION ORIGIN STORY

Posted by Haley M

          Hi there! My name is Haley, and I'm the owner, curator, and person behind The Mustard Dandelion shop. I wanted to introduce myself in further detail and tell a little bit more about the story behind The Mustard Dandelion that the previous blog post had mentioned. If you haven't already, click here to read the Welcome post, which includes some of my favorite features of the new site!             I live in Cleveland, Ohio, USA with my husband and cat, Beatrix. I met my husband in 2008 and we were...

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