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Posted by Donald Norton on 5/27/2018

Dusting is something we all should be doing on a regular basis, but we may dread it. You can make the dusting process a bit easier if you do it on a regular basis. Then, follow a few simple tips to make the entire cleaning process seamless form start to finish.  


To Dust Or Vacuum?


Which came first, the dusting or the vacuuming? It only makes sense to start dusting first, as some dust will fall to the floor as you’re going over everything in your home. You should vacuum up the floor after you have dusted so you don’t need to do double the work. 


Start At The Doorway


No matter what room you start with, the best strategy is for you to start at the doorway of the room and work your way inward. You’ll also want to start high in the room and work your way down. If you have ceiling fans, high beams in the room, or hanging lights, you’ll want to dust those first. Then, dust the tops of items like bookshelves, refrigerators, and other high items in the rooms. Next, you’ll dust countertops, end tables, television stands, and other similar height items. Finally, you’ll dust the baseboards and items closer to the floor. This formula for dusting is for more of a deep clean. You can do less steps on a regular basis in order to surface clean your home without the need for hours of dusting. 


Your Furniture Will Stay In Better Condition 


The more often that you dust and care for your furniture, the better off your furniture will be. Cleaning the furniture often will prevent scratches and blemishes, keeping these pieces from showing visible signs of aging, wear and tear. Deep cleans of your home will really bring back its shine.     


There’s a few key areas of your home that you shouldn’t forget to dust from time to time.  These include:


  • Vents
  • Walls
  • Corners
  • Doors and door frames
  • Moldings
  • Light fixtures


To prevent dust, there are also a few measures that you can take. Some of these ideas includes:


  • Use doormats
  • Change air filters often
  • Brush your pets
  • Keep windows closed


All of these measures can help to keep your home cleaner and allergen-free. We often think of dusting and cleaning the things that are right in front of us. Yet, most often, dust and dirt are hiding in the places we least expect them to be. If we stay on top of cleaning, and do deep cleanings in our homes every so often, we’ll be able to keep dust and dirt away.




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Posted by Donald Norton on 5/23/2018


19 Kent Ct, Somerville, MA 02143

Condo

$1,190,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
3
Baths
Three Story, New Construction, first floor. 1,911 sf unit has 5 large rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths. Red oak hardwood flooring throughout, open living/dining area with gas fireplace, solid wall of built in bookcases, bay window and slider off dining area to short balcony. Kitchen has quartz stone countertops, white custom cabinets, stainless steel Bosch Appliances. Large Master bedroom with full bathroom, shower and large closet. Walk down the spiral staircase to a large open family room with a full bath. Unit has laundry area hookups. Each unit has separate water meters. One car parking, easy walk to all points within the triangle of Porter, Harvard, Union and Inman Squares. Each unit has a little extra Storage area basement. Nicely laid out landscaped yard with a beautiful stone driveway along the side to individual spaces.
Open House
Sunday
May 27 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Donald Norton on 5/23/2018


19 Kent Ct, Somerville, MA 02143

Condo

$999,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Third floor (top unit) of a Three Story, New Construction. 1,400 sf unit has 5 large rooms, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Red Oak Hardwood flooring throughout, open living/dining area with gas fireplace, solid wall of built- in bookcase, bay window and slider off dining to short balcony. Kitchen has quartz stone countertops, white custom cabinets, stainless steel Bosch Appliances. Large Master bedroom with full bathroom,shower and large closet. Units has laundry area hookups. Each unit has separate water meters. One car parking, easy walk to all points within the triangle of Porter, Harvard, Union and Inman Squares. Each unit has a little extra Storage area Basement. Nicely laid out landscaped yard with a beautiful stone driveway along the side to individual spaces.
Open House
Sunday
May 27 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 19 Kent Ct, Somerville, MA 02143    Get Directions

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Posted by Donald Norton on 5/23/2018


19 Kent Ct, Somerville, MA 02143

Condo

$975,000
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Second floor of a Three Story, New Construction. 1,400 sf unit has 5 large rooms, 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths. Red oak hardwood flooring throughout, open living/dining area, with gas fireplace, solid wall of built in bookcases, bay window and slider off dining to short balcony. Kitchen has quartz stone countertops, white custom cabinets, stainless steel Bosch Appliances. Large Master bedroom with full bathroom, shower and large closet. Unit has laundry area hookups. Each unit has separate water meters. One car parking, easy walk to all points within the triangle of Porter, Harvard, Union and Inman Squares. Each unit has a little extra storage area basement. Nicely laid out landscaped yard with a beautiful stone driveway along the side to individual spaces.
Open House
Sunday
May 27 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 19 Kent Ct, Somerville, MA 02143    Get Directions

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Posted by Donald Norton on 5/20/2018

Although it may seem like the Internet and email have always been an integral part of our daily lives, those modes of modern communication have only been around for the past two decades or so.

With technology like video teleconferencing, online document sharing, and other collaborative tools becoming commonplace in the business arena, more and more companies are allowing (and even encouraging) their employees to work from home -- at least a couple days a week. For better or worse, many employees, managers, and executives are putting in lots of overtime from their home offices.

Whether you're telecommuting for a job or running your own home-based business, having a dedicated work space can make all the difference in your ability to stay focused and productive. Not only can you control distractions by closing the door, but having a separate work space at home makes it easier to stay organized and maintain a professional image. Depending on the layout of your house, the cooperation of your family, and neighborhood zoning regulations, it may even be possible to meet with clients at your home office.

While some people don't have a problem setting up their laptop and working at the kitchen table, in their bedroom, or the living room, problems can arise when your spouse or other members of the family want to use your temporary work space for something else!

Other potential complications are possible, too: When people in your household have easy access to your computer, work files, and research materials, there's also the possibility of accidentally losing unsaved documents, unfinished emails being prematurely sent or closed, and having to deal with spills, sticky surfaces, misplaced work materials, and other miscellaneous mishaps! On the other hand, setting aside a dedicated work space at home for tackling office projects, preparing reports, or creating client proposals can help you avoid losing valuable work, missing deadlines, and looking unprofessional.

Home Offices Are a Selling Point

In addition to making your own life more organized and less chaotic, there's also the advantage of increasing your home's marketability. If you happen to be considering putting your house on the market now or in the near future, having a dedicated office space will help make your home look more appealing to potential buyers.

Today, more than ever, the idea of having a home office is on many people's minds and priority lists -- or at least, their "wish list". When prospective buyers can envision ways in which your home can meet their lifestyle goals, business objectives, and career requirements, they'll be a lot more likely to seriously consider making an offer on your house.

As more and more people pursue work-at-home options, freelancing opportunities, advanced degrees, and home-based businesses, a dedicated office space will continue to be a highly desirable feature for both current and future home owners.