January 9, 2017

How to Create Cozy Rooms to Hibernate in this Winter

As the holiday decorations are put away and temperatures continue to drop, it seems almost impossible to avoid those long, chilly days of winter. If you’re stuck indoors this time of year, hibernate in style by creating an intimate and relaxed space to cozy up with loved ones. It’s time to revamp those dormant areas of your home to take refuge from the frigid weather. Keep warm this season with these simple tips to make your space a cozy place to hide from the cold. Main-area purge. There is nothing worse than hanging out in a home that’s cramping its style with clutter. Since, you’ll be spending most of your time indoors don’t overstuff your space with unnecessary items. Purge items no longer needed and spend some time inside organizing the main living areas of the home including the living room, kitchen and master bedroom to surround yourself with items […]
January 5, 2017

5 Items to Organize Now to Handle Clutter When Selling (or Not!)

As the new year rings in, now is a great time to purge, especially if you plan on selling a home this year. A budget-friendly way to prepare a home for sale is to organize it, a difficult task for some homeowners — but, it can be rewarding once the project is complete. Every home has clutter, a collection of things lying around in an untidy pile, but it’s important to get a handle on your mess to not only gain more square footage, but to show off the home’s positive features. Not to mention be organized helps buyers visualize living in your home. Clutter comes in all different forms and it lingers in most homes, so what are the top five items to keep organized while on the market? Get ready to roll up those sleeves and get to work: Mail & Paperwork. This is a constant cycle that […]
December 31, 2016

Best of 2016 Home Staging and Decorating Tips

Well, it’s time to part ways with 2016…how does this year rank with year’s past? We offered up a lot of great home staging and decorating tips whether you plan on selling or dwelling, just a little longer in your home. Let’s recap some of the best of 2016! Home Staging One of our most read blog posts was actually about how to hire a real estate agent — you know the dos and don’t — not to mention those important questions to ask to really find out the truth about how professional the potential agent is. Bill Gassett a top real estate agent in Grafton, MA. provided his expert advice to create this post that readers can’t seem to get enough off. Ah, young buyers or what we call millennials have be swarming the market this year, really changing the way homes are being shown. It’s no surprise, these buyers are […]
December 26, 2016

Planning Your New Year’s Eve

Three, two, one…Happy New Year! With the celebration of the year just a few days away, what are your plans to ring in the new year? The countdown is on and if you’re feeling the pressure to have the best night ever consider these simple solutions to start the new year off right. The period leading up to New Year’s Day is a time for setting things straight: a thorough housecleaning, paying off debts, returning borrowed objects, reflecting on one’s shortcomings, mending quarrels. In many cultures, people jump in water-literally washing the slate clean or the kiss the one they love to insure the relationship flourishes in the new year. According to British folklore, you should not take anything out of the house on New Year’s Day–not even trash. As this poem suggests: Take out, then take in Bad luck will begin Take in, then take out Good luck comes about Some believe […]
December 24, 2016

5 Ways to Avoid Toy Clutter

Once the wrapping paper has been ripped open, the box lids flung off and toys pried from that kid-proof packaging, the magical day we wait for all year is over, leaving our spaces piled high of new toys that need to be assigned a home in those overstuffed kid’s rooms and closets. Before adding those shiny new toys into playtime rotation, schedule some time to take a toy inventory. Many times kids outgrow or get bored with toys, maybe even those popular toys they were dying for just last year. Don’t let your kid’s play area be overrun with toys, spill over into the main areas of the house and cause clutter chaos throughout your space. Try these five tips to get your home in order well after the decorations come down. Set Rules   As the parent you’re responsible to make the decisions about toy rules and limits. Use the […]