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Moving to a new home is difficult for everyone. Children, pets, not even you are immune to the stresses of adjusting to a new life. But moving can also be a great experience. They can help a family grow closer together, discover new interests and hobbies, and create new memories together.

In this article, we’re going to give you some moving tips that will help you and your family make the most of your decision to relocate, and maybe give you a new optimism to endure the stressful process of moving.

Making a move easier on your pets

When our pets are sick or upset it can be heartbreaking for us. We can’t use our words to explain that everything will be okay. Generally, pets are resilient and can often adapt easily to a new environment. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to help make it easier for them.

To introduce your pet to their new home, take them for a visit before the move, if possible. Let them sniff around for a while and get comfortable with the place, assuring them that there is no danger there.

On moving day, have your pet stay with a relative or pet-sitter for the day so they don’t get lost or trampled on during the hectic moving process.

Once you’re all moved in, let your pet explore the new home freely, making sure their toys, bedding, or litter box are all within their reach.

Helping kids cope with a move

A move can be particularly stressful for children. Oftentimes moving homes means changing schools, leaving old friends and making new ones.

Before you even begin looking at homes, try to get your child involved in the process so they don’t feel powerless. Encourage them by showing them fun things to do in their new town, like nice parks or their favorite stores. Get them involved in planning out their new room, like how it will be painted and decorated.

In terms of school, try to time your move so that your child can make some friends before the school year begins. Plus, explain to them how easy it is to stay in touch with old friends through email, Facebook, or whatever method is appropriate for their age. Find out if there are children in your new neighborhood, or a club or sport that your child can join to help them make new friends.

Don’t neglect your own anxiety

While it’s important to help our family deal with the new move, it’s also vital to take care of our own needs. Make sure you spend time on your own interests and try to avoid isolating yourself from others during this stressful time.

If you’re starting a new job, take note of whether or not you’re bringing that stress home with you and try to set aside time for yourself to do the things you like to help you unwind. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, be sure to reach out to your spouse, a friend, and/or a counselor.

If you and your family take the time to help each other, there’s no reason you shouldn’t have a fun move and enjoy your new home together.






411 North Road, Bedford, MA 01730

Single-Family

$699,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This charming Old Style Colonial offers the perfect blend of time period restoration & modern living at its finest! The main floor of this remodeled home features a an open concept floor plan which is perfect for entertaining right at home. The new culinary kitchen with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances is complete with a spacious eating area for all to enjoy. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout, an abundance of windows for natural sunlight, stunning family room with stone fireplace & a formal living room all provide the most tranquil setting for new memories to be made. Updated bathrooms, enchanting lighting & new interior/exterior paint. EXTRA BONUS - additional 450 sq. ft. detached home office/studio with bathroom, loft & office space for the at home working professional/small business owner. Oversized farmers porch & side/rear decking offers exterior square footage galore for you & your guests. Fenced in backyard, 2 sheds, close to amenities & major highways.
Open House
Sunday
January 14 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 411 North Road, Bedford, MA 01730    Get Directions

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This Condo in Peabody, MA recently sold for $369,900. This Townhouse style home was sold by Office Wilmington - Exit Family First Realty.


55 Country Club Rd, Peabody, MA 01960

Condo

$369,900
Price
$369,900
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Come see this fabulous unit in the sought after Arboretum Complex. Located near the end of Country Club Rd, with views of nature from the front and back. Beautiful kitchen leads to the dining room and cathedral ceilings in the living room with skylights to allow for natural sunlight. On the second floor is the master bedroom along with a full bath, and a second bedroom/bonus room. Center hall is large enough for office space or reading area.Conveniently located close to major routes and shopping.Golf course is also nearby. The complex offers clubhouse, tennis court, putting green, outdoor in-ground swimming pool, and exercise room. This unit won't last! Property is being sold as is, where is.

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Whether you have a free-standing pantry, or a dedicated room for storing your kitchen essentials, there’s certain things that you should do to make sure your pantry is organized and that you have easy access to all of your items. Here’s some tips for good organization in your kitchen pantry: Be Careful With Stacking Canned Goods If you stack large items with other smaller items, such as different sized canned goods, it can pose a problem. An alternative to this storage dilemma is that of using risers. If you don’t want to put risers in because you feel that they’ll take up too much space, remember that these storage tools are giving you space in a different sense. However you choose to stack your canned goods, remember that the shortest item should be in the front. Organizing your canned goods by height can help to save you time and space. Store Open Items In Airtight Containers Items that have been opened should be stored in an airtight container with a lid. This can save you money by keeping items fresh. Also, you and your family will know what food items have been opened and need to be finished up before new items are ripped open. Keep cereals, crackers, cookies and even pet food fresh with the use of this simple tactic. Stacking Bins Save Space If you’re like most of America, your town probably recycles. Consider getting stacking bins for the pantry or kitchen area to place recyclables in. Make sure these bins aren’t too large. This way, you’ll be on top of taking the recycling outside to where it needs to be. This organizing tip helps to keep your kitchen clean. Also, be sure that these containers are easy to open for your convenience. Categorize Your Snack Foods Your kitchen pantry area will stay much more organized if you keep things in categories. Cookies and other sweet snacks should stay on one shelf in one area. Snacks for the kids should be easy to grab for little hands (that is of course if the kids have free reign over the kitchen!) Savory and salty snacks are a different category that will be on a completely different shelf and area. Baskets can be a great accessory for single-serve items. Boxes that snack items come in often take up a lot of space that could be better used. Bags of chips and other items are the same way. These bagged items can be transferred to sealable containers. Baskets are also easy to carry around if you’re offering a choice of snacks. Be sure you have clips to close bags and packages to keep snack items fresh. How Deep Is Your Shelf? Be mindful when it comes to shelving items like bottles that are all the same size. This can make things hard to find. These types of items are often best stored on a lazy Susan, or other type of turn-style storage that easily spins and allows you to see what’s available for your cooking use. This way, you’ll never have to move a bunch of things to find what you’re looking for! These kitchen pantry storage tips will help you to stay organized and save time both cooking and cleaning.


411 North Road, Bedford, MA 01730

Single-Family

$699,000
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This charming Old Style Colonial offers the perfect blend of time period restoration & modern living at its finest! The main floor of this remodeled home features a an open concept floor plan which is perfect for entertaining right at home. The new culinary kitchen with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances is complete with a spacious eating area for all to enjoy. Gleaming hardwood floors throughout, an abundance of windows for natural sunlight, stunning family room with stone fireplace & a formal living room all provide the most tranquil setting for new memories to be made. Updated bathrooms, enchanting lighting & new interior/exterior paint. EXTRA BONUS - additional 450 sq. ft. detached home office/studio with bathroom, loft & office space for the at home working professional/small business owner. Oversized farmers porch & side/rear decking offers exterior square footage galore for you & your guests. Fenced in backyard, 2 sheds, close to amenities & major highways.
Open House
Sunday
January 07 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 411 North Road, Bedford, MA 01730    Get Directions

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