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Posted by Emerson Realtors on 1/14/2021

Moving is stressful at the best of times. But when you’re moving across the country rather than across town, it adds to the number of preparations you’ll need to make.

In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to best prepare for your long-distance move, whether it’s across the state, across the country, or to another country altogether.

Packing and moving

One of the biggest concerns you’ll have during a long distance move is the condition of your belongings.

If you’re using a moving company, you’ll want to make sure you trust them to handle your belongings with care. To ensure that they’re responsible movers, read over their reviews online. It’s also a good idea to review their contracts and to make sure you have enough insurance to cover any costly damages or losses. Speaking of moving companies, be sure to shop around to find out which one offers the best prices and delivery windows.

When it comes to packing your items, air on the side of caution and start boxing items well in advance of your move. Not only is it a good idea to label your boxes by room, but you should put your name and contact information on your boxes if they’re being shipped by a large moving company.

Remember that not everything needs to be in boxes. Soft items like clothing and towels can easily be packed in trash bags, suitcases, and duffel bags. You’ll be able to squeeze in more items and they’ll take up less space in the moving truck.

When filling the moving truck, be sure your fragile items aren’t the top box on a stack of boxes. Similarly, you don’t want fragile belongings underneath too many heavy boxes. Your movers likely have their own way of securing boxes, so be sure to indicate to them which boxes are the most fragile with labels.

Downsize your belongings

The month leading up to your move is a good time to sell or donate items you no longer use. It could save you space on the moving truck, and you could earn a few extra dollars before your big move.

Larger items should be your top priority. Bicycles, lawnmowers, and other big items that you’ve been thinking of replacing can be sold now and you can buy new ones at your future home. However, don’t discount the weight and size of things like DVD and book collections. Many people lug around bookcases from house to house and hardly ever touch the books on them. Furthermore, technology like Kindle and Netflix are making owning physical copies of your media less of a necessity.

Before you start packing the rest of your items into moving boxes, make sure you set aside a “survival kit” filled with your daily use items. Things like cell phone chargers, glasses and contacts, and sanitary items should be in your vehicle or carry on, not in the moving truck.

Saving money

Moving is expensive, but there are a number of ways you can squeeze some savings out of the experience. First, take advantage of free boxes from local stores and restaurants. Then, ask for friends and family to help you pack rather than hiring professionals, offer them lunch in exchange for their help.

When it comes to getting to your new home, don’t rule out flying as being the most expensive option. Hotels, gas, and eating out add up quickly if you’re making a road trip out of your move.

Finally, see if your move is tax-deductible. If you’re relocating for work, there’s a chance some of your moving expenses will be. If so, be sure to keep all of your receipts along the way.




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Posted by Emerson Realtors on 1/13/2021


117 Rockland Rd, Auburn, MA 01501

Single-Family

$369,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Introducing 117 Rockland Rd. This stunning home has all the comforts of a modern home but with all the old world charm that makes it special. Entering the home you have a wonderful mudroom with 2 coat closets, perfect for all your storage needs. This flows nicely into the oversized dinning room, ready for family gatherings or game night. Beautiful hardwood floors carry from the dinning room and into the front to back living space. Plenty of windows allows for wonderful natural light to fill the house.The well situated kitchen is loaded with storage and has a great view of the fenced in back yard. Upstairs you will find 3 beautiful bedrooms along with a full updated bath. Additionally, the oversized deck in the back is perfect for outside entertainment. Great location with nearby shopping, schools, eateries, and fields. Come see this beautiful home for yourself. OPEN HOUSE 1/17 11-1pm
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Sunday
January 17 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
OPEN HOUSE 11-1 Sunday Send your buyers
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Posted by Emerson Realtors on 1/13/2021


117 Rockland Rd, Auburn, MA 01501

Single-Family

$369,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Introducing 117 Rockland Rd. This stunning home has all the comforts of a modern home but with all the old world charm that makes it special. Entering the home you have a wonderful mudroom with 2 coat closets, perfect for all your storage needs. This flows nicely into the oversized dinning room, ready for family gatherings or game night. Beautiful hardwood floors carry from the dinning room and into the front to back living space. Plenty of windows allows for wonderful natural light to fill the house.The well situated kitchen is loaded with storage and has a great view of the fenced in back yard. Upstairs you will find 3 beautiful bedrooms along with a full updated bath. Additionally, the oversized deck in the back is perfect for outside entertainment. Great location with nearby shopping, schools, eateries, and fields. Come see this beautiful home for yourself. OPEN HOUSE 1/17 11-1pm
Open House
Sunday
January 17 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
OPEN HOUSE 11-1 Sunday Send your buyers
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 117 Rockland Rd, Auburn, MA 01501    Get Directions

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Posted by Emerson Realtors on 1/10/2021


123 Riverview Pl, Southbridge, MA 01550

Condo

$174,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
New to the market is this well maintained immaculate townhouse in a desirable quiet location near the Dudley line. This private end unit has a sunken living room with a pellet stove to add comfort, warmth, and energy savings. There are two bedrooms upstairs with a convenient stackable washer and dryer that are included in the sale. Private deck overlooking a wooded back yard with an extra storage unit. Enjoy summers relaxing in the close by in ground pool. Pet friendly and turn key. Call today to view this property!
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Posted by Emerson Realtors on 1/9/2021


70 Palmer Rd Quaboag Country Club, Monson, MA 01057

Commercial

$799,999
Price

2
Buildings
Commercial
Type of Comm.
2,700,720.00
Lot Size
Quaboag Country Club is now on the market. This family owned business is one of the most beautiful golf courses nestled in the scenic hills of Western Mass. This 9 hole course offers an incredible layout with spectacular views and private club conditions. The clubhouse consists of a fully stocked pro shop, banquet hall with seating up to 200, restaurant with seating up to 60, golfers lounge with a large bar,outdoor pavilion, and mens and ladies locker rooms. Endless possibilities for events, outings, restaurant and more. The course currently has a large supportive membership,strong public play, and numerous golf outings. Excellent location on RT 32, minutes from the mass pike & Rt 20. Golf Course is for sale consisting of 61+ acres. Seller owns additional 130+ acres and will subdivide property before closing. Additional acreage and single family home abutting golf course is also negotiable. Sellers will provide all detailed info, financials, and land info to qualified buyers
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