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At it’s best, packing and moving your things when you buy a new home is a lot of work. At its worst, it can be downright dangerous if you aren’t careful when lifting and moving heavy items.

A necessary evil of moving to a new home, packing is probably the least favorite part of moving for your average homeowner. However, there are ways you can make this process easier, saving you time and ensuring that decorating your new homes is a simple and satisfying task.

In today’s post, I’m going to run down the list of 5 packing and moving tips to help make your move faster and easier than you thought possible.

1. Cleaning and decluttering

One of the best times to clean out your home is leading up to a move. First, if you’re selling your old home, it will pay off to make the house as clean and uncluttered as possible to attract potential buyers. However, you’ll also likely find that there is a lot of junk that you simply don't need to bring to your new home.

When packing each room, keep a garbage bag with you for things you might want to donate or throw away. A good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if you’ve used or appreciated the item in the last two years. If not, you might find that it’s easier just to get rid of.

2. Schedule your packing

There are some items in your home that you’ll want available up until the day you move. Others you might not need for weeks or months until after you’ve settled into your new home. You can lessen your workload by spreading out your packing process across the span of a month or so, tackling a few items each week.

A good example of planned packing is to start packing your seasonal clothing that you won’t need until the next winter or summer.

3. Have someone carry away your old junk

If you have bulk items or furniture that you plan on getting rid of, put them on Craigslist or call a donation center with pick-up a month in advance of your move. This will help you get rid of large items without ever having to leave your home.

4. Hiring movers

Hiring movers might be out of some new homeowners’ budgets. However, there are certain times of the week that you can get lower prices. Movers are typically the busiest on the weekend, often making weekdays a more affordable alternative.

5. Find your local box stockpile

There’s typically no need to spend money on boxes if you give yourself enough time to find a good supplier. Some grocery and department stores will give away their boxes for free because you’re saving them on recycling costs.

Another good option is your local liquor store who probably has several empty wine and beer cases to give away.


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Looking for a healthful treat? One that will keep you energized when you need a boost? Or a treat for the kids to replace sweets or cookies? These scrumptious Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars might be just what you're looking for. Great for travel, camping or giving to friends and co-workers, they blend the buttery goodness of pecans with the natural sweetness of dates. Unsweetened coconut lends a touch of texture and bolsters the nutritional impact of these delicious bars.

Just Three Ingredients

In addition to a food processor, you'll only need:

  • 4 cups of pitted dates
  • 1 cup of pecans
  • A half cup of unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • That's it! That's the whole recipe.

    How to Make Your Bars

    Step 1. Place all three ingredients in your food processor and blend them together.

    Step 2. With a spatula, move the mixture from the food processor into an 8 × 8 × 2” baking pan. 

    Step 3. Press.

    Step 4. Presto! Simply cut the mix into bars of your desired size. No cooking necessary. 

    Nutritional Benefits

    Any time you are looking for a way to replace refined sugar or chocolate chips in recipes, think of dates. Natural sugar provides considerably more nutritional value than refined options.

    One date carries 20 calories, and this is one reason Pecan, Coconut & Date bars are a high-energy treat. While these treats are not a low caloric food, and are best made just for special occasions, the nut content means they support healthy metabolism. They also provide vital nutrients:

  • Shredded coconut: Shredded coconut is a festive touch, and it's much more. Mature coconut meat, the source of shredded coconut, contains those same antibacterial elements people obtain from coconut oil. And did you know coconut, in all of its forms, contains iodine — a natural balm for your thyroid gland?
  • Pecans: These richly scented nuts are troves of monounsaturated fats, the kind dietitians call good fats. These nuts also contain flavonoids, which are plant-derived nutrients. The naturally occurring plant sterols in pecans can boost the body's own immunities. Pecans contain zinc and calcium, along with thiamin, manganese and copper, too. They support bone health! At the same time they have no sodium and no cholesterol. Pecans are relatively light in carbs yet high in fiber. 
  • Dates: Whether you choose firm, amber Deglet Noor dates, or prefer the chewy and sweet Medjool, you'll be getting compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties. Dates don't just make your taste buds happy. They help replenish your iron levels, vitamin B-6, and fiber. Because fiber in food helps us feel full, just a few date bars can satisfy your appetite. Finally, dates are a powerful source of potassium (higher than bananas), so they support your muscle-building workouts and your good heart health.
  • So, enjoy your date bars and make some to share!


    Welcome to Buzzards Bay! This classic Cape Cod home has updates galore, easy access to highways and Buttermilk Bay is just around the corner. With 3 large bedrooms, 2 full baths, partially finished basement and ample amounts of outdoor living space there is plenty of room for the family. The eat in kitchen with a peninsula offers open sight lines to the living room with fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. On the second floor with new wall to wall carpeting you will find the large master bedroom complete with customized california closets. The second floor full bathroom is newly renovated with a gorgeous tiled walk-in shower and skylight. The basement offers plenty of room for storage and the finished bonus room is perfect for a mancave or kids hangout. Outside you will find many extras including screened in porch, two sheds, outdoor shower and a hookup for a hot tub. Recent updates include septic (2011), oil burner (2015), irrigation (2017), oil tank (2109), ductless a/c (2020).

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    1 Plymouth Ln, Bourne, MA 02532

    Single-Family

    $415,000
    Price

    5
    Rooms
    3
    Beds
    2
    Baths
    Welcome to Buzzards Bay! This classic Cape Cod home has updates galore, easy access to highways and Buttermilk Bay is just around the corner. With 3 large bedrooms, 2 full baths, partially finished basement and ample amounts of outdoor living space there is plenty of room for the family. The eat in kitchen with a peninsula offers open sight lines to the living room with fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. On the second floor with new wall to wall carpeting you will find the large master bedroom complete with customized california closets. The second floor full bathroom is newly renovated with a gorgeous tiled walk-in shower and skylight. The basement offers plenty of room for storage and the finished bonus room is perfect for a mancave or kids hangout. Outside you will find many extras including screened in porch, two sheds, outdoor shower and a hookup for a hot tub. Recent updates include septic (2011), oil burner (2015), irrigation (2017), oil tank (2109), ductless a/c (2020).
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