Posted by Andrew Abu Realtors on 12/17/2018

Are you planning on moving in the next 6-8 months? Don’t let your belongings take ownership of you. As consumers, we tend to accumulate a lot of “stuff” over the years. After spending 5, 10, or 20-plus years in one home, this can amount to more than some of us can handle. Do you have more than 4 sets of dishes? How about piles of toys & board games from when your kids were younger? And then there are those passed-down antiques that no one in the family seems to have use for, yet no one wants to throw away.

 

Rather than rush while packing and having to take the whole mess with you to your next home, consider starting the process early! You can categorize your belongings into the following groups:

 

  • Keep
  • Sell
  • Donate
  • Throw it away


It may be hard to discern which category an item goes in. This is why it’s a great idea to solicit help when you’re moving and downsizing your piles of stuff. An outsider can be a bit more objective to help you see what’s useful and what isn’t. 


The Keep Pile


The items you want to keep through your move are those that you use every single day. There’s no question in your mind that you’ll need these things at your next residence. Think of the items that are either irreplaceable or still in good working condition like bedding, the coffee pot, furniture, and personal items like books, DVDs, and electronics. 


Sell For Profit


If you have a question about any of the items that you’re going through, you may want to consider selling them. Is your sofa still in good condition, but won’t fit well into your new place? It’s time to get that piece of furniture to another good home and make a bit of cash while you’re at it. There are tons of websites, apps, and other resources that connect you with people who are looking for the items that you want to get rid of.


Donate


Some items may not be an easy sell. You may not even have the time to sell them. This is where donation centers allow you to do some good while you’re cleaning out your things. As you’re packing for the move go through things like clothes, books, DVDs, games, toys, and other knickknacks. Those figurines that have been sitting on the shelf may not be ideal for your new house. 

It’s also a good idea to keep the amount of space that you’re dealing with in mind. If you have less space, downsizing will be ever important. On the flip side, if you’re moving into a bigger house, you don’t necessarily need to fill it up!


Trash Pile


Unfortunately, we’ll always have a few things that need to be thrown out. Items that are ripped, stained, worn, broken, or plain useless must face the fate of the dumpster. 


No matter how you go about cleaning out your home before a move, you should know that it will feel amazing to have a lighter load to move as the clutter is cleaned out.             





Tags: downsizing   moving tips  
Categories: Buying a Home   Selling Your Home   moving  


Posted by Andrew Abu Realtors on 12/15/2018

This Single-Family in Shrewsbury, MA recently sold for $735,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Andrew Abu Realtors.


12 Horseneck Rd, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Single-Family

$739,000
Price
$735,000
Sale Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to Stoneybrook Farms*Warm & Inviting meets Stately & Impressive – striking, traditional New England Colonial set on end of cul-de-sac and sited well off the road in one of the area's most sought-after subdivisions*Gorgeous windows & cedar siding*Flexible floor plan*Large formal rooms off lovely Foyer with tasteful moldings*Vaulted & Skylit Family Room with brick fireplace with gas insert*First floor 9ft ceilings*1st floor Office off the spacious mudroom with half bath and laundry*Heart of the home Granite Island Kitchen with deluxe backsplash and large eating area opens onto a sprawling deck & screen house*Master Suite offers 1 walk-in closet and 2 large closets as well as Newer Sumptuous Bath with Spa-Style Tiled Shower*Lower level offers beautifully finished area.

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Posted by Andrew Abu Realtors on 12/14/2018

This Single-Family in Douglas, MA recently sold for $316,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Andrew Abu Realtors.


26 Pond St, Douglas, MA 01516

Single-Family

$325,000
Price
$316,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Delightful Colonial Saltbox Home offers tremendously bright and MODERN feel in a terrific subdivision near to the Sutton line w/terrific commuter access*Sun-drenched exposure and pleasant flatter yard & driveway*Unique floorplan offers OPEN FLOW, which connects the brick fireplaced Living Rm and Great Room style Kitchen w/stunning cathedral dining area & gleaming granite counters*1st flr Study or 3rd Bedroom & Full Bath complete this floor*2nd flr offers two large bdrs (Master has 2 closets - one is WI) w/full bth*Fresh feel throughout*Washer and dryer & young fridge stays!*Newer range*Bosch Dishwasher 2017*Gorgeous Pool 2005 (w/new pump) Roof 2012*Windows 2005*younger boiler*Generator hookup*Newer Trex & Side entrance stairs w/composite rails*Cent AC upstairs 2014 plus Split for cooling the 1st floor*Semi-finished basement areas*This is that great Colonial you've been waiting for that is crisp & clean & ready for immediate enjoyment!

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Posted by Andrew Abu Realtors on 12/14/2018

This Single-Family in Marlborough, MA recently sold for $570,000. This Colonial,Garrison style home was sold by - Andrew Abu Realtors.


2 Dibuono Drive, Marlborough, MA 01752

Single-Family

$544,000
Price
$570,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Delightful gardens surround this meticulously maintained hip roof colonial on west side; a commuter's dream location. Hardwoods throughout & many upgrades over the years. Custom cherry kitchen w/crown molding, stainless appliances, granite counters, custom hand crafted tile backsplash, under cabinet lighting & Anderson slider to deck. Dining room with picture frame wainscoting and custom crown molding. Living room with custom crown molding and picture window. Beamed family room has fireplace w/Jotul woodstove, built in bookcase, recessed lighting & Anderson slider to large deck overlooking perennial gardens. Second floor offers 4 bedrooms, master has tile bath & walk in closet. Family bath w/ tile floor & updated vanity. Large fully fenced level yard with specimen trees, shrubs and gardens areas. Separately fenced in ground pool area. New garden boxes & all appliances included in sale. Storage shed and sprinkler system complete the lovely yard. See attachment for list of upgrades.

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Posted by Andrew Abu Realtors on 12/14/2018

This Single-Family in Shrewsbury, MA recently sold for $710,000. This Colonial style home was sold by - Andrew Abu Realtors.


6 Birch Brush Rd, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Single-Family

$725,000
Price
$710,000
Sale Price

9
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Incredible Opportunity to have an upgraded home built w/pride by Abu Construction in one of the North side's most desirable neighborhoods*All the sought-after features you've been waiting for*Foyer w/deluxe turned stairs*Impressive moldings*Striking peninsula Kitchen w/upscale cook top & upscale stainless appl - warm, rich toned wood cabs & gleaming granite - open to sizable vaulted & skylit eating area & large Family Room w/hardwood floors, atrium area w/skylights & stunning custom built-ins & brick fireplace*Formal 1st floor Office w/gorgeous windows*Large tiled mudroom*Second floor w/Romantic Mstr Suite offers a gorgeous bath w/large soaking tub & shower plus generous walk-in closet*Hall bath w/large double vanity*Full size laundry room w/counters*Incredible natural, perennial-filled landscape plan w/flatter rear play yard w/feeling of expansiveness from its height*Commuter location w/great access to town center*Many upgrades include: roof, a/c, gar drs & openers, appliances, etc.

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