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Home Projects to Tackle While You're Stuck Inside

Home Projects to Tackle While You're Stuck Inside

While social distancing remains in place & we're all hunkering down, it's normal to start analyzing your space & want a change. Below is a list of easy home improvement projects to help relieve those feelings of cabin fever without visiting stores for non-essential items. It's completely doable to enhance your home without buying anything new. If you're craving a new item, don't forget about online ordering or supporting a local business by ordering curbside pickup. 

1. Spring Cleaning

Take your spring cleaning to the next level & complete the ultimate deep cleaning & declutter project. Move top to bottom—start with your walls and windows and work your way down. Using all-purpose cleaner wipe down crown molding, walls, cupboards, kitchen appliances, and baseboards. Dust blinds & shades & try to wash anything that is machine washable. Lastly, take a vacuum to your vents to suck out any dust that has been gathering. 

2. Focus on One Room at a Time

Give yourself mini-goals to keep yourself motivated focusing on one room at a time! In each room, complete a deep cleaning, decluttering, sorting, purging & organizing. Don't forget about closets, junk drawers, cabinets, bookshelves, paperwork, garage, attic & more! Look for more efficient ways to organize your belongings using baskets, labels, containers to keep your space looking clean. Purging your home of things you no longer use is a great way to declutter.  

3. Create New Spaces or Zones in Your Home

With these changing times - your "day to day" has probably changed quite a bit as well. Use what you have to create spaces to fit your new way of life. Some ideas might include a reading nook, desk or office space, game area, or workout room.   

4. Rearrange Furniture or Decorations

Getting bored of your current space? Rearranging furniture is one of the fastest & easiest ways to refresh your home! Try moving decorations to different rooms or switching up pillows & blankets for a refreshed look.

5. Freshen Up Your Space with New Pillows, Blankets & Rugs

If you have any extra linens - bring them out! Switching to a new duvet cover or throw pillows can give a room a whole new feel. Changing out area rugs can also give a room new look!

6. Upgrade Your Yard

Upgrade your yard, deck, or patio to be a comfortable & functional space. Scrub your outdoor furniture & wash cushions & pillows. Sweep any leaves or debris from your space. Hang outdoor lights or plant flowers to create a new look!

7. Complete Minor Repairs

Spending so much time in your home I'm sure you've noticed minor repairs that need completing & now's a great time! Touch-up paint, fix squeaky doors, tighten fixtures, or replace lightbulbs.



Burlington & Jericho, Sunday Open Houses - March 15th, 1-3PM

This Sunday, March 15th, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 PM, Geri Reilly Real Estate is hosting two Open Houses! Join us in Burlington & Jericho- Stop by to say "hi" and take a look around! 

We look forward to seeing you there!

182 Lakewood Parkway, Burlington

Charming 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Colonial located in one of Burlington's sought after neighborhoods -- Lakewood Estates. Spacious sunny rooms, freshly painted, new carpets, beach access, and wood-burning fireplace make this a must-see home!

MLS# 4797384 / $489,900

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118 Packard Rd, Jericho

Warm & inviting 4-bedroom Colonial in Jericho with wood-burning fireplace in the living room, cozy family room with wood stove, newly updated kitchen & bathrooms - all on over 3 acres! 

MLS# 4786126 / $374,900

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    Open House in Burlington!

    Come check out this amazing condo Sunday February 23rd from 1-3pm. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out!


    10 Breezy Valley Lane, St. George

    A rare opportunity to own this desirable 2-bedroom, 2 1/2 bath renovated unit with views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. You'll love enjoying the views from the spacious living and dining room complete with a gas fireplace and upgraded mantel. Stunning eat-in kitchen features beautiful cabinetry and charming breakfast nook. Upstairs you'll find two spacious bedrooms including a luxurious master suite with stunning views, built-ins, and private attached bath, sun-filled guest bedroom, and a laundry closet. New furnace. Take in the breath-taking views from the privacy of the deck! enjoy all that the Village at Northshore has to offer including an association swimming pool, tennis courts, and access to the beach and bike path located just steps away. Over $90,000 of recent renovations, this condo is in a uniquely private and desirable location at Northshore. Set up a time now to view this gorgeous, lake view townhome!

    MLS# 794834 / $419,900