How To Properly Clean Windows

Here’s some bad news: You’re probably not cleaning the windows in your home nearly enough. The good news is that cleaning the windows in your home is actually quite simple, once you know what to do. You don’t want the view of the world from your home to be covered in grime. You also don’t want the dirt on your windows to make your home appear less-than-pleasant from the outside. There’s no real rule as to when you need to clean your windows. Ideally, if you live in the city, you’ll want to clean the windows about once a month. If you live outside the city, you can get away with cleaning them less often. The pollution of the city causes dirt and dust to build up a lot more quickly on residential windows.

Clean On A Cloudy Day

It doesn’t sound like very much fun to spend a sunny day washing your windows. Really, the best time to clean windows is actually on a cloudy day. The sunlight hinders your ability to clean the windows well. The absence of bright sunlight helps to minimize streaking and spots. 

Wash The Screens And Glass Inside And Out

The way you wash your windows will depend on what type of windows you have. More modern windows flip open for easier access to clean the unit both inside and out. Older windows could require you to get out a ladder to clean the top windows. Use caution and proper ladder safety techniques for a safe cleaning experience. Cleaning the glass panes on some windows may prove to be difficult. Remove whatever parts of the window you can so that they can be thoroughly washed. Standard glass cleaner should work well on the windows themselves. You may want to take especially dirty window panes and screens outside to clean. For a streak-free clean, you’ll want to use newspaper, coffee filters, or a squeegee to help the cleaning process go more smoothly. 

Vacuum First

Before you even begin cleaning your windows, you’ll want to pull out your vacuum cleaner. This can help to get up a lot of the dust, dirt, and pollen out of the interior of the windows. This is an especially helpful tip to fight the symptoms of allergy season. After you vacuum, be sure that you hose down the exterior of your windows. Just remember to close the windows first!

While cleaning your windows may not exactly be a fun activity, by following these tips, the job will be a bit less painful!

Video Tour – Single-Family Home – Fitchburg, MA 01420 Real Estate – For Sale

Rare Pierce Farm Estates Colonial nestled away on a tree lined street in a popular neighborhood. Newer siding, roof, kitchen appliances, back-splash, half bath remodeled, interior paint and more…Formal rooms greet you as enter the front door with a brick fireplace. Spacious eat in kitchen with peninsula and stools, stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinet space! Opens into the family room with sliders to back deck. A great size updated half bath w/granite counters, double sinks & closet ~ Second floor offers a Master suite w/walk in closet and full bath with double vanity sinks. Two more bedrooms with double closets in each, another full bath and linen closet. Lower level offers a fabulous finished game room with sliders to private backyard! Don’t miss this great opportunity to live here it truly is home sweet home!

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Colonial – 21 Shawna St Fitchburg, MA 01420 is now new to the market!








21 Shawna St,



Fitchburg, MA 01420

Single-Family

$289,900
Price

8
Rooms

3
Beds

2/1
Full/Half Baths

Rare Pierce Farm Estates Colonial nestled away on a tree lined street in a popular neighborhood. Newer siding, roof, kitchen appliances, back-splash, half bath remodeled, interior paint and more…Formal rooms greet you as enter the front door with a brick fireplace. Spacious eat in kitchen with peninsula and stools, stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinet space! Opens into the family room with sliders to back deck. A great size updated half bath w/granite counters, double sinks & closet ~ Second floor offers a Master suite w/walk in closet and full bath with double vanity sinks. Two more bedrooms with double closets in each, another full bath and linen closet. Lower level offers a fabulous finished game room with sliders to private backyard! Don't miss this great opportunity to live here it truly is home sweet home!

Open House

Sunday

August 26
at
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

First Open House…stop by and preview this solid Colonial in Pierce Farms with continuous updates/ maintenance with so much to offer!

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Location: 21 Shawna St, Fitchburg, MA 01420    Get Directions

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21 Shawna St, Fitchburg, MA 01420 has an Open House on Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM








21 Shawna St,



Fitchburg, MA 01420

Single-Family

$289,900
Price

8
Rooms

3
Beds

2/1
Full/Half Baths

Rare Pierce Farm Estates Colonial nestled away on a tree lined street in a popular neighborhood. Newer siding, roof, kitchen appliances, back-splash, half bath remodeled, interior paint and more…Formal rooms greet you as enter the front door with a brick fireplace. Spacious eat in kitchen with peninsula and stools, stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinet space! Opens into the family room with sliders to back deck. A great size updated half bath w/granite counters, double sinks & closet ~ Second floor offers a Master suite w/walk in closet and full bath with double vanity sinks. Two more bedrooms with double closets in each, another full bath and linen closet. Lower level offers a fabulous finished game room with sliders to private backyard! Don't miss this great opportunity to live here it truly is home sweet home!

Open House

Sunday

August 26
at
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

First Open House…stop by and preview this solid Colonial in Pierce Farms with continuous updates/ maintenance with so much to offer!

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Location: 21 Shawna St, Fitchburg, MA 01420    Get Directions

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29 Olde Coach Rd, Westborough, MA 01581 has an Open House on Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM








29 Olde Coach Rd,



Westborough, MA 01581

Single-Family

$639,900
Price

12
Rooms

4
Beds

2/1
Full/Half Baths

You will be amazed when you step into this renovated home that maintains the charm of old and new.First floor master suite w/spa like master bath,marble floors,huge walk-in tiled shower,dual sinks w/Quartzite counters.The half bath on the first floor has its own stackable laundry w/separate built-in sink & granite counters.Brand new custom kitchen cabinets,high end ss appliances,marble back-splash,farmers sink,under cabinet led lighting, w/granite counters.The new wide pine kitchen floors flow into the family room w/a custom brick fireplace.The step down spacious living room is showcased by a brick fireplace w/custom decorative mantle and moldings that lead to a private sunlit office w/cathedral ceiling and skylight.The newer heated cathedral sunroom features recessed lighting,beadboard,& overlooks the private fenced in backyard.Upstairs you will find three good sized bdrms all with hardwood flrs.W/O finished LL offers media room,mudroom,&bonus rm. Stellar schools,close to T& major Rts

Open House

Sunday

August 26
at
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Come see this truly turn key home in one of the most highly desired neighborhoods in Westborough !

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Split Entry – 13 Agawam Drive Northborough, MA 01532 now has a new price of $465,000!








13 Agawam Drive,



Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$465,000
Price

8
Rooms

4
Beds

2
Baths

A pleasant surprise tucked away on a private cul de sac location in a popular desirable neighborhood. Move right into this Spectacular home with extraordinary updates in 2018! New Maple custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances, tiled floors & back-splash, opens into formal rooms with, hardwood floors and slider to back deck that overlooks beautiful grounds! A great size master suite with full bath- shower, granite counters & tiled flooring. Two more additional bedrooms, hardwood floors and plenty of closet space and another updated full bath. New interior painting, moldings, doors, roof, garage doors , driveway and more! Lower level offers a spacious family room with brick fireplace, a walkout with sliders to back yard. A fourth bedroom or office, and a separate laundry room, all with new flooring. All of this in a very convenient hot location to local shopping, restaurants, the T, and major routes. Top notch schools! Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Open House

Saturday

August 25
at
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

New Price~Move in ready with many upgrades, all located in a popular neighborhood in the heart of a fabulous community with Stellar schools!

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Location: 13 Agawam Drive, Northborough, MA 01532    Get Directions

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13 Agawam Drive, Northborough, MA 01532 has an Open House on Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 at 2:00 PM








13 Agawam Drive,



Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$465,000
Price

8
Rooms

4
Beds

2
Baths

A pleasant surprise tucked away on a private cul de sac location in a popular desirable neighborhood. Move right into this Spectacular home with extraordinary updates in 2018! New Maple custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances, tiled floors & back-splash, opens into formal rooms with, hardwood floors and slider to back deck that overlooks beautiful grounds! A great size master suite with full bath- shower, granite counters & tiled flooring. Two more additional bedrooms, hardwood floors and plenty of closet space and another updated full bath. New interior painting, moldings, doors, roof, garage doors , driveway and more! Lower level offers a spacious family room with brick fireplace, a walkout with sliders to back yard. A fourth bedroom or office, and a separate laundry room, all with new flooring. All of this in a very convenient hot location to local shopping, restaurants, the T, and major routes. Top notch schools! Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Open House

Saturday

August 25
at
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

New Price~Move in ready with many upgrades, all located in a popular neighborhood in the heart of a fabulous community with Stellar schools!

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Location: 13 Agawam Drive, Northborough, MA 01532    Get Directions

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4 Hemlock Drive, Medway, MA 02053 has an Open House on Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM








4 Hemlock Drive,



Medway, MA 02053

Single-Family

$339,900
Price

6
Rooms

3
Beds

1
Baths

Fabulous opportunity to live in Medway with town water/sewer. Welcome Home to this wonderful one level living ranch with many continuous updates/maintenance through the years. Enter into the cozy living room with brick fireplace and bump out triple bay windows and opposite wall is an open picture window frame overlooking the spacious Dining room/ Kitchen. A fully applianced kitchen with stainless steel appliances, egress to back new deck for entertaining those Summertime barbecues and night time fires…..Recent improvements: deck, landscape, fresh interior painting, carpet, kitchen & bathroom floors…Three generous size bedrooms with a full bath. Lower levels offers a finished family room/game room with built-ins, bonus room or office with laundry area, work area and plenty of storage too! A great location and neighborhood setting with one of the larger size lots! Very desirable schools and commuting to major routes, shopping and more!

Open House

Saturday

August 25
at
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

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Location: 4 Hemlock Drive, Medway, MA 02053    Get Directions

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Host a Successful Garage Sale

After you sell your house, you may need to move quickly to pack up your belongings and relocate to a new address. If you know how to host a successful garage sale, you should have no trouble de-cluttering your home and earning extra cash at the same time.

A garage sale represents a valuable opportunity, as it will enable you to get rid of excess items before your upcoming move. Plus, a garage sale allows you to go through your personal belongings and separate the must-keep items from non-essential ones.

So what does it take to host a successful garage sale? Here are three tips to ensure you can do just that.

1. Plan Ahead

When would you like to host your garage sale? Will you require permits? And what supplies will you need? These are just some of the questions that you should consider as you plan ahead for the big day.

Making a list of to-do items may help you stay organized as you prep for your garage sale. Also, as you accomplish each task on your list, you can move one step closer to ensuring your event will be a major success.

2. Advertise Your Garage Sale

Creating bright, vibrant posters and hanging them up around your neighborhood is a great way to advertise your garage sale to neighbors and friends. Don’t forget to encourage your friends and neighbors to spread the word about your garage sale as well.

Furthermore, social networks allow you to share details about your garage sale with a large group of individuals instantly. They even make it simple to share photos of items that you plan to sell during your garage sale, and as such, may help you generate plenty of interest in your event.

3. Organize Your Garage Sale Items

As the date of your garage sale approaches, you’ll want to consider how you’ll organize your items. By doing so, you can arrange similar items together and ensure visitors will have no trouble evaluating everything you have to offer.

Placing similar items in laundry baskets or bins the night before your garage sale may help you streamline the process of setting up for your event the next day. In addition, be sure to set aside ample driveway or front lawn space for all of your garage sale items.

4. Maintain a Flexible Outlook

Unfortunately, garage sales sometimes can be unpredictable. And despite your best efforts, there are no guarantees that your garage sale will go according to plan.

Stay flexible, and you should have no trouble maximizing the value of your garage sale. For example, if someone wants to negotiate the price of a particular item, listen to what this individual has to say. Because even though you may wind up receiving less than you originally anticipated, you’ll be able to get rid of this item before you move.

Maintaining a customer-first approach can make a world of difference throughout a garage sale too. And if you greet visitors when they arrive and chat with them during the event, you may be able to boost your chances of transforming your ordinary garage sale into a successful one.

13 Agawam Drive, Northborough, MA 01532 has an Open House on Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM








13 Agawam Drive,



Northborough, MA 01532

Single-Family

$475,000
Price

8
Rooms

4
Beds

2
Baths

A pleasant surprise tucked away on a private cul de sac location in a popular desirable neighborhood. Move right into this Spectacular home with extraordinary updates in 2018! New Maple custom kitchen with stainless steel appliances, tiled floors & back-splash, opens into formal rooms with, hardwood floors and slider to back deck that overlooks beautiful grounds! A great size master suite with full bath- shower, granite counters & tiled flooring. Two more additional bedrooms, hardwood floors and plenty of closet space and another updated full bath. New interior painting, moldings, doors, roof, garage doors , driveway and more! Lower level offers a spacious family room with brick fireplace, a walkout with sliders to back yard. A fourth bedroom or office, and a separate laundry room, all with new flooring. All of this in a very convenient hot location to local shopping, restaurants, the T, and major routes. Top notch schools! Don't miss out on this great opportunity!

Open House

Sunday

August 19
at
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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