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Your End of Summer Home Project Checklist

End of Summer Home Project Checklist

Fall is quickly approaching – have you completed all your end of summer home projects yet? With cold weather just around the corner, it’s important to make sure that your home is prepped for another winter.

Scheduling an annual service for your Furnace should be at the top of your list! It’s important to make sure that your furnace is ready for the cold winter months by having it inspected and serviced - this can save yourself a lot of money and discomfort if it breaks in the middle of winter.

You’ll want to clean your gutters and check to make sure that the water is draining properly. Clean, tended to gutters will ensure that your home is ready for autumns falling leaves and rain.

Set your Garden up for a successful season next year by weeding and pruning your perennial garden. Trim perennials that have finished blooming down to 4” in height & divide any groups if they are overcrowded or overgrown. This will ensure a lush and healthy garden for the following season!

Set up an appointment with a chimney sweep to have your chimney cleaned. You might not use your fireplace until late fall or winter, but that’s exactly why this is the perfect time to call a chimney cleaning service - they won’t be as busy and you’ll be ready to enjoy a warm fire on the first cold night!

Other projects you'll want to add to your checklist are to clean and store summer gear, trim trees in preparation for winter storms, and locate & block any animal-accessible attic vents. Getting these projects done before the cold weather hits can prevent many issues and allow you to enjoy your home!

 

Essex & Westford, Sunday Open Houses - September 8th, 1-3PM

This Sunday, September 8th, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting two Open Houses! Join us in Essex & Westford - Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around!

We look forward to seeing you there!

5 Devon Hill Ct, Essex 

Charming, meticulously maintained Colonial in quaint, Cul-de-sac neighborhood. Let the inviting front porch welcome you home to the open and flowing floorplan with gorgeous, solid oak hardwood flooring throughout! Spacious kitchen with beautiful cabinetry flows into a breakfast nook with slider out to the back deck allowing the morning sunlight to pour in. The formal dining room and living room are perfect for hosting all your gatherings. You'll love the spacious family room and den nestled behind charming french doors. Three-quarters bath off the Den for a potential guest area. Three sun-filled bedrooms on the second floor including an expansive master complete with walk-in closet. Beautifully finished basement with daylight windows, large walk-in cedar closet and a convenient laundry room with plenty of cabinet space. Newer on-demand gas heating system and smart home features including 4 zones of Nest thermostats and Nest CO2 detectors throughout. You'll love enjoying the warm summer months on the beautiful, composite back deck overlooking the well landscaped and cared for yard with lush perennial gardens throughout. This home has been beautifully maintained and cared for and is ready for you to move right in and enjoy!

MLS# 4772309 / $425,000

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1342 Old Stage Rd, Westford

Charming, move-in ready 1830's farmhouse - plenty of room for everyone! Country kitchen with spacious eat-in area and sunny living room. Private 1st-floor master suite with sitting room, wide pine floors and a fireplace. Three guest bedrooms and a den on the second floor, separate wing perfect for an office, studio, or guests with separate entrance. Horses? Don't miss the 4100 sq ft barn with newer roof, adjusted box stalls, grain & tack room, and a hayloft! Plus, a detached 2 car garage and oversized shed all on 10.10 acres with pond, pastures for farm animals, beautiful pastoral views, great for horses & farming. Many upgrades including new windows and some plumbing and electrical. Convenient to Essex Country Club, Lang Farm, and an easy commute to Burlington and Smugglers Notch.

MLS# 4764791 / $359,900

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Tips to De-Clutter your Spaces!

Tips to De-Clutter your Spaces

Whether you are getting ready to sell or just trying to maximize the space in your home, here are some helpful tips to de-clutter those extra spaces to make your home as functional as possible. Summer is a great time to declutter while the weather is nice! It's a perfect time to pull items out of the garage to decide what you need to keep and place it back in a more organized fashion by utilizing shelving, wall hooks, or a pegboard. The best items to start to get rid of first to declutter are the "I may need it someday" items. If the object doesn't have a current purpose then you should look into recycling that item. By getting rid of items you may never need again, it allows you to be able find the items you need easier.