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Posted by Kim Duke on 5/24/2018


1 Old Colony Rd, Mansfield, MA 02048

Rental

$1,200
Price

2
Rooms
0
Beds
1
Baths
GORGEOUS MOVE IN READY APARTMENTS IN FANTASTIC DOWNTOWN MANSFIELD LOCATION WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO THE TRAIN AND OFF STREET PARKING. ONE BEDROOM AVAILABLE APRIL 1ST. RENT DOES NOT INCLUDE ELECTRIC UNIT FRESHLY PAINTED SPACIOUS OPEN FLOOR PLAN. UNIT HAS KITCHEN/ LIVING ROOM COMBO WITH BEAUTIFUL WHITE CABINETRY AND STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES. LARGE BEDROOM WITH DOUBLE CLOSET AND LAMINATE FLOORING. UPDATED BATHROOM WITH MODERN TILE FLOOR AND UPGRADED VANITY. LAUNDRY IS LOCATED WITHIN THE BUILDING. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW.
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Posted by Kim Duke on 5/21/2018

After moving one of two things can happen when it comes to being organized. The first is that you have no idea where to even begin. The second? You realize you have way too much stuff and nowhere to put it.

This is where hiring a professional organizer comes in. Like absolute magicians, they can all of your stuff, factor in your lifestyle and create a system that keeps your organized and tidy.

When working with a professional organizer there are some things you should know beforehand.

The first being that, while their skills at creating systems to keep your home and clutter managed ca feel magical… they aren’t magicians. What I mean by this is that, once they finish the project it’s on you to maintain all their hard work and your investment.

And while a great organizer will design a system that works best for you that doesn’t mean it will just naturally happen. You need to be prepared, and willing, to make changes in your daily behaviors and habits.

Be prepared to get really vulnerable. Aka they are going to need to see your cluttery mess in all its glory so that they can design the best system to handle it. They need an accurate portrayal of what your daily struggle truly looks like. You will also need to be honest about your day to day behaviors, even if it’s embarrassing and a little painful to admit out loud.

Here’s the thing if you tidy up beforehand or aren’t completely your organizer won’t be able to create a system that truly works for you. It will be for the person who is just a little bit tidier and doesn’t have those embarrassing behaviors. And this person just doesn’t exist in your day to day reality!

Take their organizational style into account. Some organizers are working in the trenches with you side by side. And others go at it solo and bring you in after to show off their hard work and educate you on what steps need to be taken to maintain it.

Have a budget and list of prioritized “zones” to tackle beforehand. Know how much of your organizer's time you’re able to invest in. This will help you to formulate a plan of action and decide which rooms have the loudest cry for help.

Again, perhaps the most important piece is that you be committed to maintaining your new orderliness. Even when it gets hard and you slip up. This is going to take time and practice. So be patient with yourself and recognize that it’s all a work in progress. There will be backslides and that’s okay, it’s a part of the process. What’s important is that you take note of what happened, adjust your plan of action and keep moving forward.





Posted by Kim Duke on 5/15/2018


27 Ellington St, Boston, MA 02121

Condo

$385,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!!!!!! This Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo is Located by Franklin Park Zoo, within Walking distance to Train and TWO Deeded Off Street Parking Spaces is a Must See! Most of the Unit has been Freshly Painted. Eat in Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and Spacious Deck. Master Bedroom has Master Bath with Tub/Shower and Private Balcony. Large Living Room with lots of Natural light, Two additional Large Bedrooms with Great closet space and In Unit Laundry Room for Side by Side Washer and Dryer. There is also Additional Storage Space in Basement. Open House Saturday May 19th from 1PM - 4 PM !
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May 19 at 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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Posted by Kim Duke on 5/15/2018


27 Ellington St, Boston, MA 02121

Condo

$385,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!!!!!! This Spacious 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo is Located by Franklin Park Zoo, within Walking distance to Train and TWO Deeded Off Street Parking Spaces is a Must See! Most of the Unit has been Freshly Painted. Eat in Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and Spacious Deck. Master Bedroom has Master Bath with Tub/Shower and Private Balcony. Large Living Room with lots of Natural light, Two additional Large Bedrooms with Great closet space and In Unit Laundry Room for Side by Side Washer and Dryer. There is also Additional Storage Space in Basement. Open House Saturday May 19th from 1PM - 4 PM !
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Posted by Kim Duke on 5/14/2018

New England is infamous for its old homes and with old homes comes gorgeous, original hardwood floors. Maybe homebuyers have original flooring at the top of their wishlist when home shopping. While you may know how much you adore your hardwood floors, you may not know how to properly care for them. Keep reading for tips on how to keep your new to you hardwood floors in boast-worthy shape. Preemptively prevent scratches and tough to clean buildup by adding mats to any doors leading outside. Not only do they add a nice visual touch, but more importantly they help prevent dirt and outdoor grime from being tracked over your hardwood floors. You will make daily clean up easier on yourself while saving your floors from potential scratches. Institute a no-shoes in the house policy to further prevent any debris from finding their way throughout your home. You will especially want to avoid wearing high heels and cleats in any rooms with hardwood flooring. These types of shoes can put dents and scratches in to the floor that will require a professional to help resuscitate your floors back to their former glory. Create a mudroom area in your home with a bench and shoe rack. This will make it easy for your family members to follow the no shoe rule. Investing in a mat that catches water and slush run off from shoes on bad weather days is also a great way to prevent water damage to your floors. Sweep your floors daily to catch any dirt they may have found it’s way into your home and onto your hardwood floors. Vacuum once a week for a more thorough clean. Once a month you will want to clean your floors with a microfiber cloth and light mist of water. Ensure that you do not soak your floors as water can cause them to swell and become damaged with time. Avoid cleaners for tile or vinyl surfaces and never steam clean your hardwood floors. Install felt pads to the bottoms of any furniture you have in rooms with hardwood flooring. This will help prevent scratches from everyday furniture use. You will want to regularly replace these pads however since dirt can build up on the bottoms and create a sandpaper-like surface that can lead to damage. When rearranging furniture lift the piece off the floor to carry it over to where you would like it placed and then carefully set it down instead of pushing it across your hardwood floors. While this may entail extra help from a family member to do, it will prevent unsightly gashes along your floors from dragging your furniture across the room. Original flooring in an old New England home is a major selling point for many homebuyers. Restoring old hardwood floors to their original condition can be pricey, however, by taking preliminary measures to prevent damage you can avoid bringing an expert in to fix your mistakes. And when all it takes to maintain your floors is a few minutes each day it’s a win-win situation!







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