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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 9/8/2017

Wait, when was the last time you cleaned that ? And how often are you supposed to wash that? Never have to ask yourself these questions again by creating a monthly chore calendar. Creating a chore calendar may seem like youíre taking your house cleaning duties a little too seriously, but by creating a regular cleaning schedule you will set yourself up for success. And youíll have a guaranteed cleaner home, and who doesnít want that? Monthly

  • Scrub grout in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Wash pillow and mattress protectors as well as duvet covers.
  • Discard any food in the†freezer that has become freezer burnt or is past its time.
  • Wax any wood floors your home may have.
  • Dust fans you have throughout your home. Donít forget to do this in the winter when they are not in use to avoid build-up.
  • Wipe down and disinfect light switch plates and door knobs.
  • Wipe down and disinfect your home phones and your familyís cell phones.
  • Flush drains. Try a natural solution by pouring baking soda down drains and allowing to sit overnight to deodorize. In the morning pour hot water down the drain to rinse the baking soda out and flush the drain.
  • Wipe down walls, doors and baseboards.
  • Check the fire alarms throughout your home and replace any batteries when necessary.
Weekly
  • Dust each room in your home.
  • Empty all trash bins throughout your home. Donít forget smaller, less used baskets like in your childís room or in the office.
  • Clean sinks, toilets, and bath of any soap scum or buildup.
  • Vacuum and mop the floors throughout your home.
  • Wipe down surfaces like tables and counters.
  • Clean mirrors and windows.
  • Wash sheets and pillowcases.
  • Sort through your mail and email inbox. Pay any upcoming bill and file paperwork as necessary.
  • Clean fridge out of any food that has gone past its expiration.
  • Wipe down appliances in the kitchen such as the microwave, stove, and toaster.
  • Wipe down and deodorize trashcans and recycling bins.
  • Put out fresh towels in your bathrooms and kitchen
Daily
  • Tidy up. Keep on top of clutter by putting items away when they are no longer in use.
  • Make the beds and if your children are old enough encourage them to make theirs.
  • Sort out mail. File and discard as necessary.
  • Clean up as you prepare meals to leave time to relax after dinner time instead of spending another hour in the kitchen.
  • Wipe up any spills as they happen to avoid having to use elbow grease to clean up later.
  • Sweep the kitchen floor and any other high traffic areas.
  • Throw in a load of laundry. If you have a large family make laundry more manageable by doing a load a day.
Keeping your home clean is hard work, there is no doubt about that, especially if you have a family. However, by creating a monthly chore calendar you can create a more manageable workload for yourself. With a little planning up front you can have a neat and tidy home you can sit back and truly enjoy!





Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 9/1/2017

This Single-Family in Sandown, NH recently sold for $375,000. This Cape style home was sold by Stacey West (NH/MA) - Coco, Early & Associates ~ Bridge Division.


3 Main Street, Sandown, NH 03873

Single-Family

$375,000
Price
$375,000
Sale Price

4
Bedrooms
7
Rooms
3
Baths
Built in 2011, with energy efficiency in mind, this open concept home has three bedrooms in the main home and a one bedroom accessory apartment on the ground floor. The main house has 5" rift &quartered white oak flooring in the living room/kitchen/dining area and two of the bedrooms. The kitchen comes fully appliance with a stunning granite counter. Sliders from the kitchen take you to the screened porch and then out to the back deck constructed with composite materials and overlooking the backyard. The rest of the first floor is rounded out by a bedroom and full bath with laundry. The second floor master bedroom has wide pine flooring and a set of windows that overlook the back yard. The master bath boasts a fully tiled walk-in shower & the master closet is spacious. The third bedroom is currently used as an office and has no closet currently. The house is cooled in the summer with a heat pump. The one bedroom apartment has a open concept kitchen/living area and has its own ground level entrance. The detached garage has a high bay vehicle area with workshop on the first level, storage on the closed mezzanine level, more storage on the third level, framed for a small office and an attic access with pull-down door access. There is a mudroom on the ground level to hang all your work clothes and coats with space for boots & shoes. The well pump and over-sized septic are new. Conveniently located on approximately 2 acres just over the Hampstead town line.






Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 9/1/2017

Getting ready to move is a fun and exciting time. With all of the change happening around you, itís good to have a solid plan in place for moving that will get you through. Perhaps the most chaotic time is two weeks leading up to moving day. Donít worry, we have a checklist ready for you, so you can be prepared. 


2 Weeks Before The Move


First, you should make sure that your car is ready for the drive, if youíre driving to your new house. Even if youíre hiring a moving company, youíll need to know that your car can handle the trip and that your movers and you have maps available. Even in the age of GPS, this is a good idea just in case you lose service on the road.


Next, youíll need to get cleaning. You should begin cleaning any of the rooms in your house that have been emptied out including closets. This is a good time to make one last check that everything has been packed. If you need to make any kind of arrangements to have your old home or your new home professionally cleaned, you should do so at this time. It will be much easier to have your new home painted and cleaned before you arrive with all of your stuff.   


You need to get your records in order. Any prescriptions that you have must be transferred to a new pharmacy nearby. Itís a good idea to keep all of your important documents in a safe such as passports, financial statements, deeds, titles and wills.  


Youíll need to get your family prepared for the move as well. Be sure that you know where pets and kids are going and how theyíre getting there. Collect all other valuable items such as jewelry and family heirlooms and pack them somewhere for safe keeping.  


One Week Before The Move


The last week in your home might be kind of stressful and emotional. Make sure that everything is packed at this point. Label each box for easy unpacking once you get to your new place. You could easily forget whatís in each box by the time you get there! 


Other items of concern:

  • Confirm the move-in and closing dates with your real estate agent.
  • Arrange to pay your movers.   
  • Make a plan in case the movers end up running behind and you get to your home before your stuff does. 
  • Back up your computer and keep a drive with the files on it in the safe. 
  • Dispose of anything hazardous within your home like paint and chemicals.
  • Change your address with the Post Office if you havenít already done so.
  • Cancel or change newspaper and magazine subscriptions. 
  •  Find meals that you can make using the remaining food in your fridge. 
  • Empty lockers at school and the gym. 

Return borrowed items to friends and family.

There will be quite a bit left for you to do once you get to your new home. Youíll need time to get established. Moving is exciting and stressful all at the same time! With a plan, youíll be on your way to a smooth move! 




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Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 8/30/2017

This Mobile Home in Sandown, NH recently sold for $161,000. This style home was sold by Stacey West (NH/MA) - Coco, Early & Associates ~ Bridge Division.


36 Elizabeth Road, Sandown, NH 03873

Mobile Home

$175,000
Price
$161,000
Sale Price

2
Bedrooms
4
Rooms
2
Baths
This 1991 two bedroom mobile is located on a 1.04 acres of its own land. The home has an open Ling Room/Kitchen layout with bedrooms at opposite ends. The living room has a pellet stove for the winter and you have central air for the summer. It has a new tub in the full bath and a new shower unit in the master bath. Kitchen has some updates. Two car detached garage with drive through door has loft above for lots of storage. Lovely yard space in need of a little TLC. You may want to make some cosmetic changes but this home is move in ready. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone wanting their own home and affordability.






Tags: Sandown   Real Estate   Mobile Home   03873  
Categories: Sold Homes  


Posted by Stacey West (NH/MA) on 8/25/2017

When you stop and think about it, there are quite a few money-saving opportunities out there that you may not be taking advantage of.

Here are a few ideas worth considering:

  • Automobile Insurance: If you haven't touched base with your insurance agent in a few years, it might pay to call or email them to review your policy. Until you ask, you never know what kind of insurance discounts you may be eligible for. For example, savings can often be obtained by taking a defensive drivers' course, purchasing your automobile and homeowners' insurance from one agency, commuting a shorter distance to work or telecommuting, or simply having a safe driving record. In some cases, you could save a chunk of money by shopping around and switching to a less expensive insurance provider.
  • Cell phone services: Make sure the cell phone service plan you have is competitive and geared to your needs and data usage patterns. With at least four major service providers to choose from (Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile), it make sense to do some comparative research to make informed choices regarding prices, features, time commitments, and services. Checking out online reviews and comparing notes with friends, family, and coworkers about cell phone services can also help you save money.
  • Credit cards: If you're like many people, you probably get inundated with credit card offers, every week. Since it's such a competitive industry, some credit card offers are clearly better than others. While the most prudent approach is to limit your credit card use as much as possible, it also makes sense to seek out the best deals, the lowest interest rates, and the most favorable terms. Assuming your credit card payments are up to date and you've maintained a good credit history, it's often possible to negotiate a lower interest rate on your current credit cards, too. That alone could make it easier to pay off your balance and save money.
  • Contractors: Whether you're considering remodeling your bathroom, replacing your roof, updating your kitchen, painting or re-siding your house, waterproofing your basement, or building a backyard deck, prices can vary widely from one contractor to the next. While it's important to hire a contractor who's experienced, honest, insured, easy to work with, and dependable, there's no reason to pay exorbitant prices for good quality work. Getting at least three price estimates on projects around the house is generally a good way to ensure you're not getting overcharged. Online reviews and personal recommendations from relatives, friends, and neighbors can often point you in the direction of a good residential contractor.
One of the most important principles of smart money management is to make sure you're getting the most value for your dollar. As a consumer, you entitled to shop around, get the best deal, and be satisfied with the quality of products and services you're purchasing.







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