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Posted by Donna Coffin on 6/15/2018

If you recently bought or sold a house, you likely will need to pack up your electronics and transport them to a new location in the near future. As such, it is important to pack your electronics correctly to reduce the risk of damage.

Now, let's take a look at three best practices for packing electronics.

1. Follow the Manufacturer's Instructions

In many instances, electronics manufacturers will offer tips and recommendations that you can use to pack your video game consoles, TVs and other electronics properly. Review any electronics product manuals at your disposal, and you can gain deep insights into how to pack these items.

If you lost an electronics product manual, there is no need to worry. Most manufacturers will post information on their respective websites about how to pack various electronics. Or, you can always contact the manufacturer directly or consult with an electronics retailer.

In addition, if you still have the original electronics box, you may want to use this box on moving day. The original box is the perfect size for your electronics, and as a result, will make it simple for you to pack and store your electronics safely until you complete your move.

2. Pick Up the Right Packing Materials

Tape, bubble wrap and other packing materials are essential, particularly for those who want to protect their electronics.

Visit a local convenience store or supermarket to pick up a wide range of packing materials. By doing so, you can purchase the packing items you need to properly secure your electronics.

Furthermore, if you need moving boxes for your electronics, a convenience store or supermarket may be able to help you out. Contact local convenience stores and supermarkets, and these businesses may be able to supply you with free boxes that they no longer need to store a variety of electronics.

3. Proceed with Caution

Most electronics consist of glass and other sensitive materials, so you'll want to do everything possible to protect these items.

It usually helps to wrap electronics in moving pads, sheets or light blankets. You also should wrap electronics in linen or clean paper to minimize the risk of dust damage.

For those who want expert help with packing electronics, you may want to hire a professional moving company. With this business at your disposal, you can receive comprehensive assistance as you prepare your electronics and other belongings for moving day.

Lastly, if you need extra help as you search for a moving company or try to buy or sell a house, you should work with a real estate agent.

Real estate agents are available in cities and towns nationwide. These housing market professionals can connect you with local moving experts, along with provide plenty of support throughout the homebuying or home selling process.

Ready to pack up your electronics? Use the aforementioned best practices, and you can keep your electronics safe as you get ready to relocate to a new address.




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Posted by Donna Coffin on 6/9/2018

This pristine east side colonial set on quiet street which ends in a cul de sac is ready to move into! Tiled entry brings you to entertainment sized living room with bay window and birch flooring. Formal dining room with lovely molding and stunning Brazilian cherry floor. Cabinet packed kitchen with island, stainless steel appliances opens to fireplaced skylit family room with cathedral ceiling. Nice open feeling which is perfect for today's living and both rooms have wide pine floors which have just been refinished. Hardwood flooring throughout second floor. Large master bedroom with separate dressing room and tons of closet space leads to Juliet balcony which overlooks the family room. Master bath with granite counter and flooring as well as a jetted tub wrapped in granite. Spacious second floor nook perfect for sitting or office area. Enjoy outdoors on 20X14 cedar deck with bench seating & 12X10 screened sunroom. Exterior painted and new garage doors in 2018. Won't last!

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Posted by Donna Coffin on 6/8/2018

 

If youíve paid any attention to home and living catalogues over the years youíve probably noticed how quickly home decor trends come and go. Just like in the world of fashion, the people who manufacture homegoods do it with one idea in mind: to keep you coming back for more.


Thereís an important distinction to be made between a trend and a style. Youíve probably seen several homes that adhere to the styles of farmhouse, mid-century modern, industrial, and so on. However, within these styles there are several trends that flood magazines and houses each year. While everyone wants to keep their home up to date, itís important to keep a watchful eye out for homegoods that are just capitalizing on the latest trends.


In this article, weíll break down some home decor tips that will help you pick the homegoods that will look great year after year while also serving a useful function in your house. And, weíll help you avoid the trends that put a strain on your wallet each year.

Keep the big picture in mind


When browsing through the latest Crate & Barrel catalog, itís tempting to order items based on liking the way they look in the picture. However, itís important to remember how it would look in your own home. This is true for many items around the home, like houseplants. If you have a farmhouse-style home, decorating it with cacti or zen gardens might appear out of place and thus will be short-lived decorations.


Aside from the inside of your home, itís important to keep in mind the architectural style of your house. It would seem strange, for example, to enter a brownstone building in Brooklyn to find it filled with country style decorations. That isnít to say you need to always adhere exclusively to the architectural style of the building (some juxtapositions work well together and are a fun way to give your home some originality).

Good design sticks around


Appearance isnít everything. When it comes to things like furniture, appliances, and kitchenware youíll find that usefulness and ease of access is a key feature. Before buying one of these items, think about whether it serves a purpose, and if it serves that purpose better than your current item. Read reviews or ask friends and family about these items before purchasing them.

Stick to the classics


One of the latest trends to hit coffee shops around the country is the tall metal stool. Sometimes they have a backrest, sometimes they donít. They can be painted a neutral color or left metallic and unfinished.


While these stools may fit neatly into the modern, industrial look, they might not fit your particular needs. In some instances, itís better to stick to the tried-and-true furniture items for your home. If youíre placing the stools somewhere that people are going to sit often and for long periods of time, youíll want them to be comfortable. Donít sacrifice comfort in your own home just because something looks good.




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Posted by Donna Coffin on 6/7/2018


58 Collins Dr, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$530,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This pristine east side colonial set on quiet street which ends in a cul de sac is ready to move into! Tiled entry brings you to entertainment sized living room with bay window and birch flooring. Formal dining room with lovely molding and stunning Brazilian cherry floor. Cabinet packed kitchen with island, stainless steel appliances opens to fireplaced skylit family room with cathedral ceiling. Nice open feeling which is perfect for today's living and both rooms have wide pine floors which have just been refinished. Hardwood flooring throughout second floor. Large master bedroom with separate dressing room and tons of closet space leads to Juliet balcony which overlooks the family room. Master bath with granite counter and flooring as well as a jetted tub wrapped in granite. Spacious second floor nook perfect for sitting or office area. Enjoy outdoors on 20X14 cedar deck with bench seating & 12X10 screened sunroom. Exterior painted and new garage doors in 2018. Won't last!
Open House
Sunday
June 10 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 58 Collins Dr, Marlborough, MA 01752    Get Directions

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Posted by Donna Coffin on 6/7/2018


58 Collins Dr, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$530,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This pristine east side colonial set on quiet street which ends in a cul de sac is ready to move into! Tiled entry brings you to entertainment sized living room with bay window and birch flooring. Formal dining room with lovely molding and stunning Brazilian cherry floor. Cabinet packed kitchen with island, stainless steel appliances opens to fireplaced skylit family room with cathedral ceiling. Nice open feeling which is perfect for today's living and both rooms have wide pine floors which have just been refinished. Hardwood flooring throughout second floor. Large master bedroom with separate dressing room and tons of closet space leads to Juliet balcony which overlooks the family room. Master bath with granite counter and flooring as well as a jetted tub wrapped in granite. Spacious second floor nook perfect for sitting or office area. Enjoy outdoors on 20X14 cedar deck with bench seating & 12X10 screened sunroom. Exterior painted and new garage doors in 2018. Won't last!
Open House
Sunday
June 10 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 58 Collins Dr, Marlborough, MA 01752    Get Directions

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