Organizing in the Home: School Papers

It’s Fall and by now most families are solidly into the school year.  Children (younger or older) have their classes, their teachers and their schedules, and parents have (hopefully) finally figured out workable before-and-after school routines.   What may not be figured out, however, is what to do with the one thing every school year brings

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist (Part Two)

Now that you have the exterior of your home ready for the colder Fall and Winter weather, it’s time to turn your attention to the interior of your home.  The goal is to stay safe, dry and warm. Interior Furnace & Filters Schedule a furnace inspection with a qualified heating and cooling professional before the winter

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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist (Part One)

The transition from summer to fall is the perfect time to get your home ready for colder, wetter weather. Admittedly, it may take a few Saturdays to complete, but doing the following essential tasks now on the exterior of your home could save you from having to deal with much larger problems later. Fall Home

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IF YOU WANT A SMOOTHER INSPECTION…

“The following are items we see ‘wrong’ on a consistent basis during inspections.  Addressing some or all of the items mentioned here will facilitate a better, smoother home inspection process.” –Michael Wicklund, inspector and owner of The Sterling Inspection Group, Inc.  Exterior Correct peeling paint on exterior doors, windows, siding and wood trim. Eliminate any

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Summer Safety: Tips for the Home

Summer is a wonderful season, full of sunny days, time off from school, and many outdoor activities with family and friends.  Here are three safety tips to follow that will help you make sure your summer time remains enjoyable. 1) Be Safe in the Sun It’s important to remember skin needs to be protected from

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Summer Safety—Children and Windows

  When it comes to living in our homes, one of the benefits of warmer weather is the chance to finally open the windows and let the fresh air in.  For our small children, however, if we neglect to take a few simple precautions, those same opened windows can be a serious safety hazard, leading

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HOW TO SORT YOUR CLUTTER…FAST!

Whether you’re trying to simplify your life, down-size into a smaller home, prep your current home for sale or get ready to move to a new location, the task of getting rid of your extra belongings and clutter can feel overwhelming.  The realization of the sheer number of belongings you need to process can boggle

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Prepped to Sell: Cleaning & Decluttering the Kitchen

  Getting a home ready to put on the market can be a lot of work…especially if you hope to sell quickly and for a good price.  There’s no escaping the fact that it takes time and effort to make sure the entire house is cleaned, decluttered, organized and staged to look as appealing and

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Why Get a Home Inspection?

  There you are… You’ve been looking and looking and looking for the perfect home to buy and you think you’ve found it.  It’s in the right location with all the amenities you desire.  It even has your favorite paint colors on the walls, with a kitchen that’s a dream.  What’s not to love about

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11 DIY Tips for Curb Appeal

Selling your home?  Then it’s time to think: “Curb Appeal.” Here are some DIY tips to get you started. 1. Pretend You Are the New Buyer Selling a home requires you to put yourself in the buyer’s shoes.  Let go of any emotional attachment to your old place and see it with a stranger’s eyes.

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