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Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 9/19/2018

Once you have bought a new house, you may feel lost as to where to start. There’s a long checklist of things that you should do to get yourself established in a new space. Here, you'll find a plan on what to do next. 


Get Recommendations On Local People You Can Work With 


Your realtor is a good place to start in asking who they recommend for many types of workers including plumbers, electricians, contractors, and more. You may even want to talk to your next door neighbors and see who they have used in the past for these types of handy work jobs. Even if you don’t need any kind of work done immediately, it’s a good idea to have some names and numbers on hand for future reference.


Don’t Paint Right Away


Although it seems much more practical to paint an empty house, once you live in your new home for awhile, you’ll get a sense of where the light hits and what colors will complement your furniture. When you pick colors in a rush, you run the risk of choosing shades that you may not love in the long term. Focus on properly lighting your rooms before you even start to paint.


Don’t Forget The Housewarming Party!


If you plan a housewarming party for a date that’s not too far after you move in, it will give you motivation to get things done in the house. The housewarming party is your accountability partner to get you to unpack those boxes and get decorating. Try to plan the party somewhere between one and two months after your planned move-in date. This will give you time to get things done, just not too much time!  


Meet The Neighbors


You should take some time very soon after you move in to meet your new neighbors. They can be a great resource for you as to what happens in your new neighborhood. Find out if any of your new neighbors have dogs that your own dog could meet for a friendly walk. Your new friends will even give you information about a neighborhood watch or important community activities as well.


Safety First


You’ll want to check all of your smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and alarm systems. Be sure that they work. Then, change the batteries in each system to start fresh. You should also equip your house with a fire extinguisher or two. You can never be too prepared for an emergency. 


Next, you should check all of the door and window locks. Replace anything that used a key. You never know who had keys to the home before it was sold.

When you start small in a new home, things will begin to come together slowly but surely just like puzzle pieces.




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Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 9/13/2018


38 Sleigh Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824

Single-Family

$530,000
Price

12
Rooms
6
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This is a large 12 room house with 3 bdrms on one side and 3 more bdrms attached (formally garage, could be an in law apt) in a very desirable neighborhood in South Chelmsford! 1st floor has eat in kitchen, living rm, family/TV rm,formal dining rm and FEATURES a light and airy sun room with tall ceiling and skylights and 1st floor full bath! 2nd floor has 3 bdrms.,1 full bath, 1/2 master bath! Attached left side is the former garage that was renovated into a 3 bedroom apt., with additional room, (now being used as a playroom) shared common kitchen and baths. Many updates through out the house including, newer roof, some windows, exterior painting. Gas heat. PLUS GREAT ADDITIONAL BASEMENT SPACE,with fireplace,there's so much potential! Large lot, almost an acre, plenty of space for outdoor play and activities! 1/2 mile to newly created 12 mile paved bike trial (Bruce Freeman Rail Trail!) Great commuter location,only minutes to Rt. 495,3 & 2!
Open House
Sunday
September 16 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Send your buyers! Spacious house, 6 bedrooms, great neighborhood, almost an acre of land!
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Location: 38 Sleigh Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824    Get Directions

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Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 9/12/2018

If you recently sold your house, there may be only a few weeks before you need to relocate to a new address. As such, you'll likely face a time crunch to pack up your belongings and get rid of excess items, including various home appliances.

Although your refrigerator, washer, dryer and other home appliances have served you well for many years, there is no time like the present to sell these items. That way, you can earn extra cash and avoid the hassle of moving these big, heavy items from your current address to your new one.

For home sellers who have only a short amount of time to sell their appliances, there's no need to worry. In fact, there are many quick, easy ways to sell your appliances and maximize their value.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you sell your appliances before moving day.

1. List Your Appliances Online

Create an online listing for each of your home appliances, and you should have no trouble stirring up plenty of interest in these items.

When you craft an online listing, it is important to include as much information as possible. Therefore, you should provide details about a home appliance's age and condition, along with photos. This will make it easy for a home appliance shopper to determine whether a particular appliance is the right choice.

Also, share your online listing with family members and friends. And if you post your online listing on social networks, you may be able to generate significant interest in an appliance in no time at all.

2. Host a Yard Sale

A yard sale offers a great opportunity to sell home appliances and other items before you move.

Host a yard sale on a Saturday or Sunday and start your yard sale in the morning. By doing so, you can improve your chances of attracting a wide range of yard sale shoppers.

In addition, be open to negotiating with yard sale shoppers. If you maintain flexibility on the price of a home appliance, you can boost your chances of a quick sale.

3. Post Flyers in Your Community

Craft flyers that include information about your appliances and post them in your community. This will allow you to generate interest from local buyers.

Flyers should be clear, concise and informative. They can include information about an appliance, along with contact information that enables buyers to reach you via phone or email.

Lastly, if you need to sell appliances prior to moving day, it often pays to consult with a real estate agent.

In many instances, a real estate agent can offer recommendations and suggestions to help you streamline the moving process. As a result, this housing market professional can make it easy for you to sell home appliances and other items before you move.

Ready to sell your home appliances? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can promote your appliances to the right groups of buyers.




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Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 9/5/2018

The thought of trying to declutter your home could stress you out. If you put off the act of organizing, however, you could end up even more stressed out. Clutter in the home is proven to be a cause of stress. Not being able to find what you need can cause you to feel that you’re living in chaos. There’s a few tips that you can take into consideration to help you declutter, destress, and get organized for good! 


When Planning Storage Solutions, Measure First


If you shop for containers and other storage organization tools first, you’ll never know what will fit properly. Taking the time to measure things out and get the right size containers can help you to avoid creating more clutter for yourself. Measuring spaces helps you to come up with a plan for what your vision is for that space.


Declutter For Less


You don’t need to go into a huge debt to declutter your home. You can shop at the local dollar store to find containers, hooks, and bins to help you stay organized. Organization doesn’t need a lot of fancy tools. 


For Kids, More Is Better


When it comes to finding containers and bins for a child’s room, more is definitely better.  Having many separate compartments really helps the kids to stay organized and find what they’re looking for when they want it. 


A Junk Drawer Is Actually A Good Thing


You can actually keep that junk drawer or bin that you have in the house. A junk drawer is a great place for collecting items. Just learn to keep it organized. If you have a bin, make sure that you clean it out from time to time so that tons of things don’t end up building up there in a pile. If you have a junk drawer, try to compartmentalize it with categories and separators for a “lost and found” or “things that need to be put away.”


Every Door Is An Opportunity


In your home, think of each and every door, cabinet door, or closet door as an opportunity to create more storage. You can hang things on the backs of these doors including spice racks, shoe racks, hooks for coats, and so much more. Don’t miss out on a simple yet very effective space saver.


  

Create Zones


In each room, there’s places where the same activity is done over and over again. Creating zones helps to reduce clutter and increase organization. In the kitchen, for example, you probably have a dedicated prep space along with a clean up station. In bedrooms, there’s a place where you get dressed, throw your dirty clothes, and get ready for the day. Have everything that you’ll need in each “station” or “zone” so that you can stay on top of being tidy.




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Posted by Claire LeBlanc on 9/4/2018


38 Sleigh Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824

Single-Family

$530,000
Price

12
Rooms
6
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This is a large 12 room house with 3 bdrms on one side and 3 more bdrms attached (formally garage, could be an in law apt) in a very desirable neighborhood in South Chelmsford! 1st floor has eat in kitchen, living rm, family/TV rm,formal dining rm and FEATURES a light and airy sun room with tall ceiling and skylights and 1st floor full bath! 2nd floor has 3 bdrms.,1 full bath, 1/2 master bath! Attached left side is the former garage that was renovated into a 3 bedroom apt., with additional room, (now being used as a playroom) shared common kitchen and baths. Many updates through out the house including, newer roof, some windows, exterior painting. Gas heat. PLUS GREAT ADDITIONAL BASEMENT SPACE,with fireplace,there's so much potential! Large lot, almost an acre, plenty of space for outdoor play and activities! 1/2 mile to newly created 12 mile paved bike trial (Bruce Freeman Rail Trail!) Great commuter location,only minutes to Rt. 495,3 & 2!
Open House
Saturday
September 08 at 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
1st Showing, 1st Open House! Send your buyers to see this large 12 room, 6 bedroom Colonial!
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 38 Sleigh Rd, Chelmsford, MA 01824    Get Directions

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