Posted by Jennifer Santosuosso on 4/14/2019

At times, trying to organize and declutter seems like a never ending task. You may have made attempts to declutter without many results. The truth is that with a plan, even the most disorganized among us can get on track to organization and freedom from clutter. Follow some of the tips below to get your home in order. 


Have A Goal


If your organizational attempts never seem to go anywhere, you may just need a goal. The idea is to pick one area and complete it. Organizing a little here and there wonít make any kind of a dent in your organizational needs. It will also look like you havenít done anything to improve your mess. Work on one room, one area at a time and youíll be on your way.


Utilize All Of Your Shelves


Many times the bottom or the top shelf of a closet or utility unit ends up getting unused. The problem could be that the shelves are so tall that no one can reach them and they go unused. You can fix this problem by simply moving the shelving or placing rarely used items up there that can be accessed by a step ladder.


You Have Too Much Stuff And Nowhere To Put It


Rather than buy a bigger house, you might want to go through your stuff. Between you and your children, youíre bound to have quite a few items that can be either sold or donated to a good cause. Consider setting up a donation pile in your house, where family members can put items that they no longer need or use. As an extra tip, donít let the items that are for donation sit there. When the bin is full, put it in your car and head off to the donation center.  



You Have A Lot Of Little Things With Nowhere To Place Them


This is a problem that can be solved by the right containers. If you can find a container thatís best suited for what you need to store, it will be much easier to find and access these items.  


Things Have Sentimental Value


Itís nice to have a few things that you cherish and bring back good memories, but sentimental value items can really get out of hand. If you think of when you last looked at something or how much memory an item truly holds for you, it can be easy to get rid of a lot of things when you put your mind to it. You can ask a friend to help you go through things. An outsider can advise you on what to save and what you should get rid of.


Your Refrigerator Is Gross


If youíre finding a lot of spoiled food and moldy leftovers in your fridge, donít fret. Just develop a clean out schedule to help you get rid of any food that is past its prime. Make it a point to have a designated day of the week to clean out all of your leftovers and expired food to keep the clutter that can spoil at bay.





Posted by Jennifer Santosuosso on 4/7/2019

No home is complete without a bathroom. Bathrooms are in daily use and so requires renovation occasionally. Before you renovate your bathroom, there are some important things to consider. Some of what you should think about when renovating your bathroom is as follows:

Select Elegant Fixtures 

This is very important because it affects the overall feel of your bathroom. You should be aware of the fact that small margins can make a huge difference. Therefore, it is better to renovate your bathroom with quality and beautiful material to bring to make it look appealing. You can consider a freestanding bath if your bathroom is large enough. This will make your bathroom look classy and creates an aura of elegance.

Sit in the Bath Before you buy it

In this case, bigger is not always the best. A 1500mm can accommodate most people. It is wrong to assume by sight so lie in it to be sure it works for you. The essence of doing this is to make sure it has enough space for you to stretch without any discomfort. Also, if you are buying a double-ended bath, you should check if you can comfortably sit on it. It might seem obvious, but it is advisable to sit on it. It can be very frustrating if you buy a bath for two and you discovered at home that it can only fit one. 

Select durable flooring 

Durable and water-resistant flooring is ideal in this case. Some of the materials to consider are marble, stone, and ceramic. When selecting your bathroom flooring material, you should have in mind that your bathroom floor is always in contact with the most challenging conditions in the home, often wet and with regular activity. Well-sealed, hard wearing flooring is essential for the bathroomís wellbeing. You should do adequate research to know how best to care for your bathroom floor. 

Build a shower Area

A built-in shower area can be of great value. Also, when you build an open shower area, you give your bathroom a unique look and make it appealing to guests. Apart from the well-designed drainage, an excellent showerhead and shower enclosure can make the bathroom attractive and stylish. 

Hang a Stylish Mirror 

You should always have a mirror in your bathroom. It is essential for both beauty and practicality. You can make your bathroom more beautiful by adding a well-designed mirror. Apart from that, it can also provide an illusion of space.

Check your home supplies store for the best bathroom tubs and flooring materials to see how they look and feel before buying.





Posted by Jennifer Santosuosso on 4/4/2019


100 FARM ST., Bellingham, MA 02019

Single-Family

$345,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Location! Location! Location! 3BR 1.5BA Cape situated within minutes to Rte.495, 126 & shopping centers. Kitchen features updated cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and tile flooring and leads to a beautiful formal dining room. Spacious front to back living/family room with hardwood flooring and fireplace. Updated 1/2 bath with new flooring and plenty of storage. The second level boasts a front to back master bedroom plus two additional bedrooms, all with hardwood flooring. Fenced in backyard and deck are great for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors. Roof is only 1 year old. Newer furnace (2016) and updated plumbing and electrical (2016). Showings begin at the OPEN HOUSE on 4/7 from 12-2PM. See you there!
Open House
Sunday
April 07 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Jennifer Santosuosso on 4/4/2019


100 FARM ST., Bellingham, MA 02019

Single-Family

$345,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Location! Location! Location! 3BR 1.5BA Cape situated within minutes to Rte.495, 126 & shopping centers. Kitchen features updated cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and tile flooring and leads to a beautiful formal dining room. Spacious front to back living/family room with hardwood flooring and fireplace. Updated 1/2 bath with new flooring and plenty of storage. The second level boasts a front to back master bedroom plus two additional bedrooms, all with hardwood flooring. Fenced in backyard and deck are great for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors. Roof is only 1 year old. Newer furnace (2016) and updated plumbing and electrical (2016). Showings begin at the OPEN HOUSE on 4/7 from 12-2PM. See you there!
Open House
Sunday
April 07 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 100 FARM ST., Bellingham, MA 02019    Get Directions

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Posted by Jennifer Santosuosso on 3/31/2019

When moving one of the room most families dread packing the most is their childís. Overflowing toy boxes, stuff crammed under the beds, and who knowís what in the closet. Itís an epic task to take on, usually with just as much cleaning needed as packing. But with a move comes a new room and a clean slate. 

Here are my top tips to keeping an organized childís room (and for longer than 2 hours):

The most important step is to downscale the amount of stuff your child has. Toys are usually the number one culprit when it comes to a childís clutter. Plan a day to have a massive clean sweep with your child where you work together what toys stay and which need to go. The more you can clean out the less youíll have to move and the easier it will be to organize at the new house.

As you decide what stays think about the different categories the remaining toys fall into it. Which does your child reach for the most? Do they like to play with trains and action figures at the same time but just legos by themselves? Asking yourself these questions will help you to create organizational categories that make sense to your child.

Once you have some categories decided on, think about how to organize them. What systems do you already have in place and how do they work for your child? One of the biggest stumbling blocks families face in maintaining an organized home with children is a lack of understanding for how much a child can handle.

Keeping things simple with baskets and buckets toys can be placed in can make a huge difference in how tidy a room stays. Zippered, closed, sectioned or stacked containers, especially for young children, are harder to manage. Paired with piles of toys a child can become quickly overwhelmed at cleanup time.

By cutting down on the number of toys your child has, organizing them in a way that makes sense to how your child plays with them and opting for open containers sets your child up for cleaning success. The simpler you can make it the easier it is for them to take on the task. Pairing this setup with learning habits like cleaning up one set of toys before moving on to another will keep your childís room tidy for months, and even years, to come.

And the biggest secret to avoid clutter from building up again? Before each birthday, holiday or gift receiving event go through your childís toy collection and clean out what they no longer use to make room for new toys. If you want to go even further, encourage friends and family to gift your child experiences instead of material goods for celebrations.




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