Barbara Cleland | Greenwich Real Estate, Darien Real Estate, Norwalk Real Estate


Town and Country Retreat with classic charm and modern design conveniently located just minutes to everything you need. Just one step up to main-level living with master bedroom and full bath. Come see the outstanding living flow offering alternatives. Only a one-mile walk to the South Norwalk MetroNorth train station. This three-bedroom, three-bath house includes a living room with wood-burning fireplace, dining room with French doors and sliders to the large rear deck. Hardwood flooring is found on the main and upper levels. A main-level master bedroom with adjacent oversized bathroom with separate tub and shower. Second floor has two bedrooms and a big bathroom featuring a tub, shower, two-sinks and a cathedral ceiling. There is room for further expansion in the walk-out lower level with full-bathroom giving potential for a family and/or rec/playroom. Enjoy the fully-fenced back yard allowing your pet to stay nearby. The property has been professionally and beautifully landscaped and has an attached one-car garage.

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Framed photographs have helped transform your ordinary house into a comfortable home. However, if you recently bought or sold a home, you may need to pack up these photographs and take them to a new address in the near future.

Lucky for you, we're here to provide expert insights into how to safely and quickly pack your framed photographs prior to moving day.

Now, let's take a look at three best practice for packing framed photographs.

1. Choose the Right Packing Material

The right packing material for a framed photograph usually varies based on the size of the photograph itself.

For example, if you're packing a small framed photograph, you may want to use a small moving box. Pack the box with bubble wrap or packing paper as well to fully secure the photograph during transit.

If you need to move large framed photographs, you may want to pick up specialty boxes. These boxes can be purchased from a moving supply store and will make it easy for you to protect your photographs as they go from Point A to Point B.

2. Wrap the Picture and Frame

When it comes to protecting framed photographs, packing paper is ideal. If you wrap the photograph with the frame glass-side down against the paper, you can reduce the risk of damage.

For those who decide to pack multiple small framed photographs in the same box, it often pays to individually wrap each photograph in packing paper. That way, you can keep various framed photographs together and prevent them from getting damaged.

Also, use packing tape all the way around a photograph frame. This will help you keep all packing paper in place around the frame and photograph.

3. Use Caution When Placing Framed Photographs in a Moving Truck

A framed photograph will absorb pressure more easily on its edge than lying flat. Thus, a framed photograph should be placed on its side – not flat – in a moving truck.

Furthermore, when you pack a moving truck, you should always place framed photographs in a spot where they won't move or fall over. You may even be able to wedge framed photographs between heavy objects to keep these photographs in place in a moving truck.

If you need additional assistance as you pack your framed photographs or other belongings, you may want to hire a professional moving company. With this business at your side, you can receive comprehensive support as you prep for moving day.

Lastly, a real estate agent can help you enjoy a seamless transition from one address to another. In addition to helping you map out the home selling or homebuying journey, a real estate agent can put you in touch with the best moving companies in your area.

Simplify the process of packing your framed photographs – use the aforementioned best practices, and you can quickly and effortlessly get your framed photographs ready for an upcoming move.



If you're in the process of searching for the ideal home for you and your family, there are many things to think about and evaluate.

While factors like the quality of neighborhoods and school districts may top your list, another important feature worth prioritizing is convenience. Since life is already complicated enough, it makes sense to simplify your daily routines whenever possible! The perfect time to set the stage for a simpler, easier lifestyle is when you're shopping for your next home. Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind when looking for ways to help make life easier

Short commutes: When you consider all the advantages of living close to your job or business, the benefits are undeniable! A relatively short daily commute not only helps you manage your stress level, but it also enables you to spend more time with your family... and less time dealing with rush hour traffic! A shorter commute can also save you money on gasoline, wear and tear on your car, and highway tolls.

A first-floor laundry: Unless you find ways to streamline and simplify your weekly laundry tasks, it quickly becomes a burdensome chore! Having to carry loads of laundry up and down basement stairs can definitely be tiring -- both physically and mentally. (It can be even more unpleasant if you buy a house with an unfinished basement.) The solution, of course, is to tell your real estate agent that you'd strongly prefer a home with first floor (or even second-floor) laundry hookups. Persuading your family to cooperate with organizing and sorting their own laundry items is also a good goal, but is easier said than done!

Two-car garage with remote control: After a hectic day at the office (or wherever you happen to work), there's nothing like the convenience of an automatic garage door and a spacious, private parking area waiting for you at home. In addition to the convenience, it's nice knowing your cars will be much more secure in an enclosed garage. It's also a great way to stay dry and warm when unpleasant weather is around.

Proximity to stores: The ideal location for your next home is close to grocery stores, pharmacies, and other services you and your family use on a regular basis. As is the case with job commuting distances, if you can live within a half an hour of places you need to drive to frequently, it makes day-to-day life much easier. While few neighborhoods are "a stone's throw" from everywhere you'll want to go, being close to supermarkets and other essential conveniences can save you time and provide you with a quick solution to having no milk, bread, or dinner food in the house!

Looking to sell or buy a home in the near future? Contact Barbara Cleland Realty Group today for a free consultation. 


35 Oakleaf Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606  

Residential
$253,000
Price
6
Total Rooms
4
Bedrooms
2
Baths
On a popular and convenient street, Oakleaf St., of the North End area. Move right in to this shiny gem with sophisticated, modern updates in every room. The home has new natural gas heating, central air, plumbing and electrical systems. See the beautiful new surfaces throughout the home with a new eye-catching kitchen, two full baths, new windows & doors and refinished hardwood floors throughout. 4 bedrooms / 2 baths. Wonderful opportunity to improve this home's value: you may finish the full, walk-out basement with higher ceilings into additional living areas. Enjoy easy living with the convenient floor plan. Lovely fenced back yard already reseeded so grass will grow with the arrival of warmer weather.
Open House
Sunday
February 10 at 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: 35 Oakleaf Street, Bridgeport, CT 06606   


20 Richmond Hill Road, Norwalk, CT 06854  

Residential
$460,000
Price
7
Total Rooms
3
Bedrooms
3
Baths
Town and Country Retreat with classic charm and modern design conveniently located just minutes to everything you need. Come see the outstanding living flow offering alternatives. Only a one-mile walk to the South Norwalk MetroNorth train station. This three-bedroom, three-bath house includes a living room with wood-burning fireplace, dining room with French doors and sliders to the large rear deck. Hardwood flooring is found on the main and upper levels. A main-level master bedroom with adjacent oversized bathroom. Second floor has two bedrooms and a big bathroom featuring a tub, shower, two-sinks and a cathedral ceiling. There is room for further expansion in the walk-out lower level with full-bathroom giving potential for a family and/or rec/playroom. Enjoy the fully-fenced back yard allowing your pet to stay nearby. The property has been professionally and beautifully landscaped and has an attached one-car garage.
Open House
Sunday
February 10 at 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Location: 20 Richmond Hill Road, Norwalk, CT 06854