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Tips For Packing To Move-"ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE" Margaret Rome

I was listening to Margaret Rome's radio show "ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE" on WCBM 680 last Sunday afternoon from 12-1 PM.


                       Photo Courtesy of  Margaret Rome   Home Rome Realty  410-530-2400

                   The main topic of the broadcast: Tips For Packing A Home For A Move.

The main topic of the broadcast this week was tips for packing a home for a move.  I heard several great things that I had never thought of....

  1. Create an open space to put things that you have packed.  
  2. For each area you are clearing have 3 boxes...1 for trash, 1 for charity and 1 for can't live without.
  3. Grocery Store and Liquor Store Boxes are heavy duty and perfect for packing.  
  4. Beware of using grocery store boxes as you might carry bugs into your home and into your new solution mentioned was to spray down the boxes with bug spray before packing.a
  5. Ask your real estate professional for a referral to someone who recently moved, they will probably have lots of boxes!  Hint, if they don't know anyone who recently moved, they may not be the right agent!  :)
  6. Clear the clutter.  You will probably get rid of at least 30% of the contents of your home. 
  7. Begin by packing out of season clothes and items.
  8. Use clear contractor bags so you can see the contents.
  9. Label each box with the contents...if you are not moving each box yourself, this method may put your valuables at risk.  Another idea...Keep a private list of contents and code each box with a coordinating letter.
  10. Use FREECYCLE to get rid of usable unneeded items.  Saves trips to the dump...One man's trash is another man's treasure.

You have way more STUFF in your home than you realize.  Start packing sooner than later and be brutal with editing!  It will be emotional, that's OK.  You will get through it and you won't end up on an episode of Hoarders! If you haven't used it in 6 months to 2 years....GET RID OF IT!  If it's your grown kids stuff, call them to come get it. 

I love listening to Margaret Rome when she talks ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE on Sundays from 12-1 on 680 WCBM in Baltimore, I always learn something new.   If you missed it, check out the podcast here. 


Be sure to listen to ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE you never know when Maryland Mortgage Mama will be on the airwaves!


Warm Regards,

Bridget McGee  Maryland Mortgage Mama  NMLS# 196068  SWBC Mortgage.   410-960-2061 EHO or


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Comment balloon 7 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • March 08 2013 07:27PM


Margaret really has given the best advice.  Starting the packing before you list your home will help with the staging.

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) about 7 years ago

Bridget, Thanks for the recap of Sunday's show.

 I am looking forward to your words of wisdom on Sunday April 24th.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 7 years ago
Bridget~ I could use some of those tips myself! Now to find the time to de clutter my life! :)
Posted by Melissa McKinney, Realtor, (McKinney Realty Group) about 7 years ago

Bridget, these are great ideas!!  I'm definitely going to pass them along to my own readers.

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Houwzer LLC) about 7 years ago
Reblogged with this comment...I found myself talking about this radio several times this week. Here is a good run down of the points covered during the Sunday Noon All About Real Estate Series on WCBM or 680 am. There are great scripts and pointers each week! Check it out!
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge about 7 years ago
I forgot to mention there are podcasts to listen to the radio show again!
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge about 7 years ago

This is very good advice for home sellers.  Getting rid of all of the stuff that has added up over the years can be a major challenge.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 7 years ago