Day: July 11, 2018

Real Estate News from Margaret Upton-Mirowski Make Moving Day Go Smoothly

For first-time home buyers and seasoned homeowners alike, moving day is a major drag. Sure, it’s exciting to start the next chapter of your life in a brand-new place, but the process of moving is often a grueling, exhausting ordeal. Aside from having to sort through literally everything you own, you also have to deal with the physical side of moving: packing boxes, lifting furniture, and deep-cleaning your house.

So to make moving day as pain-free as possible, you’ll want to have specific household items at the ready.

“Move-in day can be pretty nerve-wracking; there’s a lot to do,” says Paul Travaglini, a real estate agent at Century 21 Seaport in Winthrop, MA. “My advice is to try to take it slow, and to make sure you have some necessities handy.”

We spoke with experts and rounded out the ultimate checklist of things you’ll appreciate having on moving day. These items will help you get settled sooner and ultimately make a smooth transition into your new home.

1. Bottled water and foodYou are likely be starving after hours of cleaning and moving, and won’t want to make a trip to the supermarket. Have some water bottles on hand, and get easy-to-make food, such as pasta and sauce, for the first couple of days, while you settle into your new home.

2. Boxcutter
This will make it easier to open the boxes that you overtaped.

3. Cleaning suppliesYou’ll want to give your house a good scrubbing before you move in. “Don’t forget paper towels and other cleaning supplies in case the house is dusty,” says Travaglini. Bring your supplies from your old home, or head to the store and buy soap, floor cleaner, sponges, a mop, bucket, window cleaners, a vacuum, bathroom cleaner, and a toilet scrubber.

4. Closet hangersYou’ve made sure your new home is spotless. Now make sure your clothes aren’t wrinkled. (You’ll thank us for this one.)

5. Cooler with iceThis is a good idea if the previous owner didn’t leave a fridge, and yours hasn’t arrived yet.

6. Furniture slidersEven if you have movers, you may want furniture sliders, the little things that go under the legs of chairs and couches and allow you to slide them easily without scratching your floor. You can pick them up at any hardware store.

7. New front-door lockThat ceremonious moment when you’re handed the keys to your new home is exciting. But you can’t be sure who else has a pair. Plan ahead and buy a new front-door lock, and set an appointment with a locksmith to change the locks or rekey the doors. You can have them come by on move-in day or shortly after.

8. LampsDon’t spend your first night in your new house in the dark! Pack up all the lamps and light fixtures you’re planning to keep from your previo

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Fireman’s Carnival

July 31st – August 4th
Games & Bingo 6:30pm to 11:00pm
Rides 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Ride all night for one price!

Outstanding food, Great rides for all ages, and the Amazing Bingo Tent!

Don’t miss this exciting family event.

Free parking at Helen Keller Middle School with a free shuttle bus to the Carnival.

Win a NEW CAR!

Every year the Easton Volunteer Fire Company #1 raffles off a new vehicle at the end of Carnival.