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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 4/15/2018

Need to relocate from one address to another? In all likelihood, you'll need to pack a variety of small kitchen appliances before moving day arrives. Luckily, we're here to teach you what it takes to safely and effectively pack up your microwave, toaster and other small kitchen appliances.

Now, let's take a look at three best practices for packing small kitchen appliances.

1. Clean and Disassemble Your Appliances

Before you start packing, spend some time cleaning your small kitchen appliances. This will ensure your appliances are neat and tidy prior to storing them in assorted moving boxes.

Unplug a kitchen appliance prior to cleaning. Then, allocate the necessary time and resources to wipe down your appliance's interior and exterior. After you clean your kitchen appliances, make sure they are completely dry before you pack them.

In addition, remove any loose parts from your small kitchen appliances. This will allow you to secure all associated appliance components in moving boxes.

2. Choose an Appropriate Moving Box

If possible, use a small kitchen appliance's original box for moving day. The appliance will fit perfectly in this box, thereby reducing the risk of damage while your appliance is in transit.

For those who failed to save the original boxes for their appliances, there is no need to worry. You can purchase moving boxes in a wide range of sizes, ensuring you can find a moving box that will hold any small kitchen appliance.

In most instances, small and medium-sized moving boxes are ideal for myriad kitchen appliances. Use plenty of packing or sealing tape on the bottom of these moving boxes to ensure the boxes won't fall apart. Also, prepare these moving boxes with packing paper to further protect your small kitchen appliances.

3. Wrap Your Appliances in Bubble Wrap or Packing Paper

When it comes to small kitchen appliances, it always is better to err on the side of caution. Therefore, you should wrap each of these appliances in bubble wrap or packing paper and secure it with packing tape. This will help you minimize the risk that the appliance will get damaged during your move.

If you need extra help with moving small kitchen appliances or other items, it never hurts to reach out to a professional moving company for assistance, either. This moving company will learn about your moving needs and help you plan accordingly.

Lastly, if you require assistance with buying or selling a house, it pays to collaborate with a real estate agent. This housing market professional can help you enjoy a fast, seamless homebuying or home selling journey. Furthermore, if you are uncertain about the best ways to prepare for moving day, a real estate agent can offer expert recommendations.

Take the guesswork out of packing your small kitchen appliances Ė use the aforementioned best practices, and you should have no trouble getting your small kitchen appliances packed up and ready to go for moving day.




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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 4/11/2018


84 Valentine Road, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$479,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Updated 3 bedroom & 2.5 bathroom home located in sought after neighborhood Northborough Farms, boasting the best lot in the neighborhood. Living room w/new bay window, new railing, banister & refinished hardwoods. Dining room w/built-in buffet sideboard w/granite countertop & new slider leading to oversized deck area. Updated Gourmet Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, glass tile backsplash, granite countertops, custom Kraftmaid cabinets, breakfast nook bar & hardwood floors. Master bedroom w/hardwoods & walk-in closet. Master bathroom w/tiled shower, tile floor & granite counter. All bedrooms w/hardwood floors & closets. Main bathroom w/tile floor, tile shower/tub & granite counter. Finished lower level w/large family room and fireplace. Lower Level w/bathroom & laundry room. Gas heat. Central Air. Vinyl Siding. Large garage w/new garage doors & paved driveway. New Patio w/basketball hoop. Landscaped lot w/level yard. Walking distance to Elementary & Middle School.
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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 4/11/2018


84 Valentine Road, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$479,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Updated 3 bedroom & 2.5 bathroom home located in sought after neighborhood Northborough Farms, boasting the best lot in the neighborhood. Living room w/new bay window, new railing, banister & refinished hardwoods. Dining room w/built-in buffet sideboard w/granite countertop & new slider leading to oversized deck area. Updated Gourmet Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, glass tile backsplash, granite countertops, custom Kraftmaid cabinets, breakfast nook bar & hardwood floors. Master bedroom w/hardwoods & walk-in closet. Master bathroom w/tiled shower, tile floor & granite counter. All bedrooms w/hardwood floors & closets. Main bathroom w/tile floor, tile shower/tub & granite counter. Finished lower level w/large family room and fireplace. Lower Level w/bathroom & laundry room. Gas heat. Central Air. Vinyl Siding. Large garage w/new garage doors & paved driveway. New Patio w/basketball hoop. Landscaped lot w/level yard. Walking distance to Elementary & Middle School.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 4/10/2018


84 Valentine Road, Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$479,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Updated 3 bedroom & 2.5 bathroom home located in sought after neighborhood Northborough Farms, boasting the best lot in the neighborhood. Living room w/new bay window, new railing, banister & refinished hardwoods. Dining room w/built-in buffet sideboard w/granite countertop & new slider leading to oversized deck area. Updated Gourmet Kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, glass tile backsplash, granite countertops, custom Kraftmaid cabinets, breakfast nook bar & hardwood floors. Master bedroom w/hardwoods & walk-in closet. Master bathroom w/tiled shower, tile floor & granite counter. All bedrooms w/hardwood floors & closets. Main bathroom w/tile floor, tile shower/tub & granite counter. Finished lower level w/large family room and fireplace. Lower Level w/bathroom & laundry room. Gas heat. Central Air. Vinyl Siding. Large garage w/new garage doors & paved driveway. New Patio w/basketball hoop. Landscaped lot w/level yard. Walking distance to Elementary & Middle School.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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Posted by Michelle Gillespie on 4/8/2018

Shopping for a home is an exciting time for any hopeful homeowner. After weeks of scouring listings looking for the perfect home in the ideal location for you and your family, it can seem like youíve found the needle in the haystack.

When itís time to go visit that home, itís easy to put on rose-colored lenses and overlook issues that should, at the very least, be taken into consideration when it comes to deciding whether or not you should make a bid on the home and how much you should offer.

Todayís post is all about preparing you for that first viewing. Weíll give you tips on what to look out for and how to factor these things into your equation when it comes to making an offer.

Check the listing for omissions

Even if a home looks perfect on paper (or on its website listing), itís still quite likely that there are things youíll want to know about before considering an offer. A home listing should attempt to address several questions you might have. But ultimately, itís main goal is to attract interest in the home.

So, what type of things should be in the listing that the seller might leave out?

  • Poor street conditions, heavy traffic, and blind driveways are all things that will factor into your decision but most likely wonít be mentioned in a listing

  • Odors of any kind can be off-putting and difficult to remove. Some homeowners may not even know that their home has an offensive odor if theyíve become used to it.

  • Room omissions. If the home is listed as having two bathrooms but there are only photos of one, this could be a sign that there are problems with the second bathroom that the seller doesnít want you to see quite yet.

Top dollar home repairs

A professional home inspection will be able to give you an idea of the kind of money youíll need to spend on renovations in the coming years. But why wait? When touring a home, ask questions about the last time important renovations and repairs were made.

Roofs, septic systems, and electrical work are just a few of the things that are expensive to repair or replace. If the previous homeowner has a small family or lives alone and you plan on moving in with a houseful of kids, you might find that your impact on the septic and electrical systems of the home are too much for the house to handle. Youíll want to take this into account before considering a bid on the home.

Utility costs

The cost of heating a home in the winter and keeping it cool in the summer can be hefty if the home isnít properly sealed and weatherproofed. Ask the current homeowner what they spend per month on utilities to get an idea of what you might be spending.

Then, take a look at the windows and doors. Cracks, malfunctioning locks, and worn weatherstripping are all signs that the home will need some work to be energy-efficient.

Donít ignore the little things

Small fixes may not seem like a big deal when viewing a home. They can even deceive you into thinking that youíre getting a good deal by buying a fixer-upper for a price thatís lower than the market average.

However, itís important to keep in mind that small fixes around the house are a sign that bigger problems are also being neglected. Donít be too quick to assume the house will be a good deal before getting it professionally inspected.




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