Keep Your Home Maintained with a Seasonal Chore Calendar

Cleaning. It’s not an activity we are all particularly enthusiastic to partake in, yet is a very necessary one. After investing in a new home you want to make it maintain its value over time by keeping it in tip top shape. However, life happens and as days become weeks and weeks become months it’s easy to get caught up in the flow of life and forget those once in awhile cleaning tasks that need to be done throughout the year. Never forget another cleaning task again by creating a seasonal cleaning calendar. For best results combine your everyday calendar with your cleaning one so you have everything at a glance.

Spring

  • Inspect roof for any damage that could have occurred from the harsh Winter weather.
  • Look for any other Winter related damage around the parameters of your house.
  • Scrape, sand, prime and/or paint any spots around the home that need it.
  • Clear out lawn and garden beds from any debris to make way for new growth.
  • Plan out your Spring and Summer planting, gardening and landscaping projects.
  • Sort through winter clothes before storing them for the season. Donate any items your children may have outgrown and repair anything that needs mending.
  • Clean your home top to bottom by wiping down ceilings, walls and baseboards.
  • Vacuum and wipe down window panes and sills.
  • Consider holding a yard sale to get rid of any extra clutter that may have gathered over the year.
  • Deep clean the carpets in your home.
  • Clean out the inside of your fridge and vacuum the coils on the back.
  • Test all smoke detectors.
  • Have your air conditioner serviced before the hot weather hits.
  • Pressure wash your house and garage siding as well as your driveway.

Summer

  • Spray insecticides and bug repellants.
  • Inspect fire extinguishers and purchase some if you do not already own any.
  • Flip and rotate mattresses and couch cushions.
  • Regularly prune trees and shrubs.
  • Drain and/or flush your water heater.

Fall

  • Clean all patio furniture before storing it for the winter.
  • Touch up any paint that may be peeling and worn from the Summer heat.
  • Check seals on windows and doors as well as caulking. Make sure your home is well-sealed to prevent any energy leaks over the Winter months.
  • Clean out the gutters along your home.
  • If your home has chimneys have them professionally inspected and cleaned.
  • Schedule a furnace inspection before the cold weather hits.
  • Take the time to clean and organize your kitchen to prepare for holiday cooking.
  • Test and replace batteries in fire alarms.
  • Rake up leaves to prevent debris buildup.
  • Install storm windows to prepare for colder weather.
  • Clean and organize your attic and/or basement.
  • Sort through your family’s’ Summer clothes before storing them for the season. Donate any your children have outgrown and repair any that need mending.

Winter

  • Change your furnace’s filters throughout the season as needed.
  • Check the grout around your home and repair as needed
  • Program your thermostat for maximum energy savings.
  • Schedule a termite inspection.
  • Clean out the vents to your dryer.
  • Before packing holiday decorations up for the year ensure they are clean, organized and in working order.

While cleaning may or may not be your favorite activity it is one that must be done throughout the year. Creating a seasonal cleaning calendar will help to keep these tasks at the forefront of your mind and your home in prime condition. At the end of the year you will have a well-maintained home and can feel good about the hard work you put in to make your house and clean, and welcoming home!

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Open house on 8/21/2016 at 192 Raymond St Cambridge, MA 02140


Date: 08/21/2016 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  
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5 Things to do in Western Massachusetts in the Summer

Massachusetts is a gold mine of fun and historical things to do— and during all four seasons, from the Berkshires to the arm of Massachusetts. There are things to do for families, couples, large groups, and singles. Let’s take a look at some of the best things to do in Western Massachusetts in the summer.

  1. Outdoor activities in Northern Berkshires, MA

Including whitewater rafting, zip lining, kayaking, fishing, wildlife tours, butterfly conservatory and much more. And check out the scenic railway that runs from North Adams to Adams, MA. Northern Berkshires, MA

  1. Monument Mountain in Great Barrington, MA

Hike this monumental mountain and take in views that may just take your breath away. You’ll see sights of the mountainous Berkshires and the Housatonic River Valley and make sure to explore Squaw Peak.

  1. Yankee Candle Factory in Deerfield, MA

Visit the Yankee Candle Factory and tour/shop the Bavarian village, a Christmas wonderland all year round. After you make it through the village, check out Wax Works where kids and adults can create their own candles. But most of all, take in all the scents that this flagship store has to offer. You will find seasonal scents all year round; their current scenes and you may even be in luck to find your favorite scent that is no longer sold in retail stores.

  1. Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is a great place to visit on a hot summer day and perfect for kids and adults who love the game of basketball. Tour the museum, attend an event (on select days), and host your child’s birthday party or an event, and much more.

  1. Six Flags New England in Agawam, MA

Once known as Riverside, Six Flags New England is the largest theme park in New England. There are rides and activities for all ages and plenty of food options. If you are looking for a day full of family fun then this is the place to go.

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Open house on 8/14/2016 at 192 Raymond St Cambridge, MA 02140


Date: 08/14/2016 Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  
For Directions: feel free to contact me.  
For more information: click here for the full details  

LAST UNIT AVAILABLE!! Gorgeous New Construction Penthouse Unit with unique exposed heavy timber and ibeam finished ceilings, JUST APPROACHING COMPLETION. This Top Floor unit features a ROOF DECK, fully applianced GE Café Kitchen with crisp White shaker style cabinets and modern quartz counter tops. Great neighborhood within walking distance to the Porter Square MBTA station and shopping center. 1 car heated garage parking. Tile baths with quartz vanity tops common bath with tub/shower combo, master bath has custom shower with glass enclosure. Spacious master & guest bedroom. Central air conditioning, tank-less high efficiency water heater, AND MORE…..