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Posted by Matt Gamache on 10/18/2017

Moving boxes can serve too much like furniture for too long. It's enough work to pack up a three, four or five bedroom house. There are drinking glasses to wrap in tissue paper or protective newspaper. Lamps need to be covered in thick material, the type of material that offers as much padding as a winter quilt.

Here's how you can unpack a full house in one day

Special care has to be given to computers, laptops, microwaves and televisions, all household items that have one or more glass pieces in them. Unless you plan on loading and unloading a moving truck solo, you have to build a team of movers or pay for professional moving services.

Regardless of how much planning and organizing you do, things pop up when you move. One of your scheduled movers receives another requests and calls to tell you that he can't help you move after all. The moving van arrives to your house late. It may save you money, but it throws your other moving plans off track.

If it keeps up, you might grow tired. All you may want to do is get your moving boxes inside your new home. If you're not careful, you could end up living around dozens of moving boxes for months. Avoid this ongoing nuisance by:

  • Sell furniture and decorations that you know you are not going to use before you start to move.
  • Load and unload boxes on the moving truck by categories. For example, unload dishes together. Unload clothes together.
  • Unload heavy furniture like sofas and chairs first.
  • Assign one to two people to actually unpack boxes while two other people unload boxes.
  • Let someone else wash out sinks and wipe down shelves.
  • Focus on unpacking. You can go back later and re-position picture frames, floral centerpieces and other items.
  • Unpack living room and kitchen items last. This will motivate you to unpack bedrooms and other rooms that you might otherwise think it's not important to unpack for several days later.
  • Start loading and unloading the moving truck early in the morning, around the same time that you leave home for work.
  • Hire professional movers to un-box and set up your belongings.

Putting off unpacking moving boxes has consequences

Loads of planning won't get your moving boxes unpacked. It takes commitment. Motivation also helps. For motivation, remind yourself of how awkward you feel when company visits and has to climb over rows of moving boxes just to reach the sofa or a chair.

Thinking about how clothes and decorative pieces could start to smell, become discolored or bend the longer they stay packed in moving boxes, is also a good motive to unpack in one day. Another motive to unpack in one day is the fact that the longer you delay unpacking, the more comfortable you could become with living with rows of moving boxes, robbing yourself of the chance to enjoy clothes,dishes and other valuables.




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Posted by Matt Gamache on 10/13/2017

Wow this is the one you have been waiting for! Beautifully updated 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse in Ledgemere that has everything you are looking for. Open floor plan with lots of natural light. Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the living and dining room. Big and bright eat in kitchen with plenty of cabinet space and a kitchen island. There is also a slider off the kitchen that leads outside to the sun splashed deck. Two very spacious bedrooms on the second floor with lots of closet space. Unfinished room in lower level is great for extra storage or for you to expand and finish the way you want. Close to all major routes and commuter rails.

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Posted by Matt Gamache on 10/12/2017


323 Trailside Way, Ashland, MA 01721

Condo

$269,900
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Look no further than this beautifully renovated private 2 bedroom 2 bath townhouse in desirable Spyglass Hill that has it all. Second floor unit with soaring cathedral ceilings and an open floor plan. All rooms were freshly painted. Updated kitchen with new flooring, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and plenty of cabinet space. New laminate flooring in both hallways. Luxurious master suite with cathedral ceilings and ample closet space. The master bath has been completely remodeled with new tile and also leveled the floor and shower. Large second bedroom has cathedral ceilings and plenty of closet space. The dining room has a slider that leads outside to a covered deck where you can enjoy the wooded views and the feeling of being away from it all. AC and furnace are newer. Two car garage. Close to all major routes and commuter rails. Nothing to do but move in!
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Posted by Matt Gamache on 10/11/2017


3 Leland Farm Rd, Ashland, MA 01721

Condo

$273,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Wow this is the one you have been waiting for! Beautifully updated 2 bedroom 1.5 bath townhouse in Ledgemere that has everything you are looking for. Open floor plan with lots of natural light. Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout the living and dining room. Big and bright eat in kitchen with plenty of cabinet space and a kitchen island. There is also a slider off the kitchen that leads outside to the sun splashed deck. Two very spacious bedrooms on the second floor with lots of closet space. Unfinished room in lower level is great for extra storage or for you to expand and finish the way you want. Close to all major routes and commuter rails.
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Posted by Matt Gamache on 10/4/2017

The city that you live in could be helping you to get and stay fit. Buy a house in a town like Minneapolis, Boston, Atlanta, Denver, San Diego or Portland and you might see runners churning out five to eight miles before they head to work. Gym memberships in some of America's fittest cities aren't just plentiful. People who pay for these gym memberships actually exercise at the gym several times a week.

Towns that do more than talk health

As much as media and medical reports highlight the advantages of a healthy lifestyle ,millions of American children and adults continue to struggle with obesity, poor diet and inactivity. Too many comforts at home could contribute to this problem.

For example, two or more remote controls to the television, computer or stereo and lounging sofas in each house room may not encourage physical activity. Basements filled with televisions, chairs, a sofa and a bed instead of an exercise bike, rowing machine and weights may also green light a sedentary lifestyle, not only in adults but also in children.

It might be the last thing that you think about when you consider the state of your personal physical fitness. But, the city that you live in could also play a role in your fitness level. Check out these signs that city officials genuinely care about their residents' and visitors' overall well being:

  • Bike paths next to car roadways on city streets - Because of these bike paths, you could pedal your way to and from work or to and from the store on weekends without getting in a motor vehicle's cross hairs.
  • Nature parks - Boat rowing, fishing and swimmingare a few fitness activities that you could engage in at nature parks.
  • Hiking trails
  • Road races
  • Team sports competitions
  • Healthy lifestyle messages that are placed on public transportation vehicles and bulletin boards, billboards and in local periodicals
  • Fruit farms
  • Vegetable markets
  • Community gardens
  • Free fitness screenings
  • Exercise facilities at or near senior citizenscomplexes
  • Playgrounds

Opting to buy houses in cities that play positive fitness roles

You are responsible for your physical, emotional and mental health. No one may care more about your overall well being than you. But, that doesn't mean that your home and the city that you live in can't encourage better fitness from you.

If you're looking for a place to buy a new home and you're serious about your personal health, consider buying a house in a city that has bike trails, running paths, road races and walking events. These cities might be home to employers who fill their snack machines and cafeterias with healthy food choices.

Move to a city that values good physical health and you also might find that there are lots of organizations that meet regularly to engage in fitness challenges. This could be a great way to make lifelong friends. As these friendship develop, you might build a network of health conscious people to not only advance your fitness goals with, but to also support fitness goals geared toward the city's formerly sedentary residents.