The DiRoberto Team


So you've found the perfect home to move to, whether it is your first home up- or downsizing, congratulations. Now it is time to pack up. The rest is exciting, but now you dread the headache of packing, knowing how much supplies that you need to get (without a million trips to the store) and making sure that your fragile items make it to the new place intact. 

How many supplies you need depends on what you have

The pros have enough experience to help with estimating how much supplies you should get based on the size and the description of your home and possessions. To get a picture of what is needed, a rule of thumb to measure by is per 1200 square feet of living space. Some suggestions are one 25-lb roll of packing paper, six rolls of tape, one roll of small bubble wrap (more if you have a bursting kitchen or many trinkets), mattress covers for all your mattresses and box springs (make sure they are the right size) and 80-100 furniture blankets.

Getting and keeping your boxes sealed

Depending on the scope of the move (length, time, movers or friends, etc.) you may be used to folding the flaps of your boxes closed, but this leaves them vulnerable to moisture, insects and other stuff getting into your boxes. Not to mention that it makes it much more likely that something will fall through (cue driveway full of what was once packed nicely into the box now empty in your hands). The easiest way to ensure that nothing goes in or out of your boxes once packed place three strips of tape across the top and bottom of all of your boxes. Types and number of boxes can be determined by asking your movers or putting it into a moving supplies calculator online.

Packing material

Packing paper helps protect breakable items by preventing friction between objects. It does not leave ink residue that you have to try to remove after unpacking everything. It also helps to cover knives and other such items to help keep injuries from happening while unpacking. Bubble wrap is for the more fragile items in your house. Small bubbles for smaller things and large bubbles for things like large art and such.

Mattresses and box springs need care too

Mattress covers are essential for protecting the place where you spend one-third of your life and ensuring that no stains, dust or rips affect your investment. If you have a king size bed, remember that the box spring is usually two extra-long twin size so remember to get covers accordingly.

Furniture blankets

Don't forget to protect your furniture during the move. Scratches, dings, and dents, or broken drawers and doors, especially on expensive or heirloom furniture, could put a damper on any move. If that many blankets are too many for your budget, get enough for your most important furniture and then get paper moving pads or shrink wrap for the rest.

Avoiding the headache that can accompany moving 

Although moving can be stressful, there is no reason to make it any more so than necessary. Do some research or ask a professional near you to take the stress, and trips to the store, out of moving this time around and enjoy your new home.


This Multi-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $440,000. This style home was sold by The DiRoberto Team - RE/MAX Advantage I.


576 Franklin St, Worcester, MA 01604

Multi-Family

$435,000
Price
$440,000
Sale Price

3
Units
3,402
Approx. GLA
*WOW* FULLY RENOVATED From The Studs, 3 Family - Walking Distance to UMASS!! *RARE FIND* Huge Driveway w/ 9 off Street Parking Spaces, Driveway Just Paved, All New Windows, Brand New Electrical & Brand New Super Efficient Heating Systems! All 3 Floors are Identical w/ 6 Rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Luxury Eat-in Kitchens w/ Stainless Steel Appliances, White Cabinets, Granite Counter-tops, Tile, Hardwoods, Living/Dining Rooms, Good Size Bedrooms/Closet Space, High Ceilings, NEST Thermostats, Laundry Hookups in Each Floor, Luxury Tiled Bathrooms & Shed in The Back Yard! All 3 floors are Vacant and the market rents are $1500 per floor! ALL SHOWINGS BEGIN @ OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY MAY 19th, from 12-1:30pm!

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37 Ledgecrest Dr, Worcester, MA 01603

Single-Family

$245,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
BEAUTIFUL DUPLEX w/ Tons of Upgrades! 3 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths w/ Finished Basement, Patio & Deck near the Airport! Heating System & Water Tank JUST put in 2 years ago! This property has a great Open Layout, Living/Dining Room, Gleaming Hardwoods, Modern Eat-in Kitchen w/ Granite Counter-tops, SS Appliances, Dishwasher, Built-in Microwave and Plenty of Cabinet Space! Great Size Bedrooms upstairs w/ Custom Built-in Closets with newer Washer/Dryer Included! The Finished Basement walks out to the back Patio & Yard! Amazing Price for Value!
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses

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This Single-Family in Worcester, MA recently sold for $239,000. This Colonial style home was sold by The DiRoberto Team - RE/MAX Advantage I.


6 Healy Rd, Worcester, MA 01603

Single-Family

$225,000
Price
$239,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1
Baths
ALL OFFERS DUE MONDAY AT NOON Beautifully maintained and tastefully updated 3 bedroom home loaded with charm. This picturesque house features replacement windows, hardwood floors and craftsman details throughout. Enclosed front porch welcomes you as you enter. Spacious and bright living room with high ceilings opens to stunning formal dining room with built in china cabinet. Cozy sunroom with sliders to attached back deck. Eat-in kitchen with custom oak cabinets and gas cooking. All three bedrooms with large closets and recently updated bathroom are located upstairs. Conveniently located off Main St. on a dead-end street with 1 car garage and partially fenced back yard. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy- Welcome Home!

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As a home seller, it sometimes can be tough to balance short- and long-term goals. Lucky for you, we're here to help you streamline your house selling efforts and ensure you can maintain your focus as you proceed along the property selling journey.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you stay on course after you list your residence.

1. Establish a Home Selling Timeline

A home selling timeline can help you take the guesswork out of selling your residence. This timeline enables you to determine what tasks you will need to complete as you navigate the property selling journey. Plus, it can help you get a good idea about how much time you will need to sell your residence.

Be flexible with your home selling timeline. Remember, unexpected problems may arise at any point during the home selling journey, and these issues may slow you down. But if you maintain flexibility, you can address any potential home selling hurdles and finish the home selling journey as quickly as possible.

2. Create Home Selling Goals

With home selling goals in place, you can achieve many milestones throughout the property selling journey. These goals can help you stay focused as you complete each step of the home selling process. They also enable you to enjoy a sense of accomplishment as you finish a wide range of tasks when you sell your home.

You can create as many or as few home selling goals as you'd like. As you set up goals, you should consider the steps that you'll need to complete as well. This may allow you to further accelerate the home selling journey.

3. Work with a Real Estate Agent

If you are unsure about what to expect during the home selling journey, you may want to find a real estate agent. Because if you have a real estate agent at your side, you can get the help you need to maintain your focus throughout the property selling journey.

A real estate agent understands exactly what it takes to sell a home in any real estate market, at any time. First, he or she will help you establish a home selling strategy. This housing market professional next will promote your residence to potential buyers and help you review any offers to purchase your home. And if you accept an offer to purchase, a real estate agent will make it simple for you to complete the final steps of the property selling journey.

Let's not forget about the expert guidance that a real estate agent provides, either. A real estate agent is happy to respond to a home seller's concerns and questions. As a result, a real estate agent will help a home seller make informed decisions as the property selling journey progresses.

Maintain your focus as you sell your home – use the aforementioned tips, and you can remain on track throughout the house selling journey.




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