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Posted by Darryln Leikauskas on 5/17/2019

Keeping a clean and reasonably organized kitchen is essential for those wanting to prepare food at home quickly. Finding your kitchen comfortable to work in and maintain will help keep you motivated to cook instead of caving to ordering in or going out to eat. It may seem simple, but many people just put things in different cupboards and don't consider how it might affect the flow of their kitchen and their ability to use the space efficiently. Here are some thoughtful ideas to consider when putting kitchen items away in your new home, or when you finally get around to reorganizing your kitchen space. 

Consider the location of your large appliances. You canít rearrange your refrigerator, stove, dishwasher or sink without a kitchen remodel. So, youíll need to design your kitchen organization around these main appliances that you use frequently. Inspect at the cupboard and drawer space in your kitchen and consider organizing as follows.

  • Prep: Put your cutting boards and knives near each other for easy access and consider keeping them near your sink or within close range of your kitchen trash for quick clean up.
  • Cooking: Place pots, pans, and bakeware in a cupboard near your stovetop and oven. Put hot pads, trivets, and utensils like spatulas and cooking spoons in a drawer near the stove or hang your tools on hooks by the stovetop.
  • Drinking: If possible put your coffee pot near your sink and fridge and place your glasses and mugs in a cupboard easily accessible by both.
  • Dining: For the most convenience see if you can place your plates, bowls and serving dishes near your table and also near your sink and dishwasher. This arrangement will help facilitate dining as well as simplify clean up. 
  • Miscellaneous Appliances: Take inventory of your appliances and be honest with yourself about which ones you use the most. If you bake all the time maybe your mixer needs to be out on the counter or in the front of a lower cupboard. If youíre really into juicing or making smoothies, consider keeping these appliances out or in a place you can easily access. If you rarely use your crockpot or fondue set and are truthfully unlikely to start anytime soon you donít need to have these items out crowding your space or taking up prime real estate at the front of your cupboards. 

Organizing dry foods can also be tricky depending on the size of your kitchen, but there are several ideas you can use to help yourself out.

  • Baking: Put all your baking materials in the same cupboard, on the same shelf if possible and keep these near your oven or your mixing equipment.
  • Beverages: Keep all your coffees and teas together and near your coffee pot and water kettle.
  • Pantry Goods: If you donít have a pantry, designate one cupboard to house goods that are shelf-stable for a long time. Place canned items, unopened sauces, rice and pasta in this cupboard, or on a particular shelf.
  • Daily Use: For items you use daily like bread, cereal and snacks find a quick access location in your kitchen. Maybe this is a cupboard right by your plates and bowls or by your fridge. 

Any kitchen, no matter the size can be organized to meet your daily needs. Take inventory of what you have and what you use to help you transform your kitchen into a functional space that works for you.




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Posted by Darryln Leikauskas on 5/10/2019

If you intend to buy or sell a home, it's never too early to start planning ahead for moving day. By doing so, you can find a great moving company that will make it simple for you to take all of your belongings from Point A to Point B.

Ultimately, there are several best practices that individuals should consider before they hire a moving company, and these practices include:

1. Conduct an In-Depth Search

Dozens of moving companies may be available in your city or town, and all of these businesses claim to be the best. As such, differentiating one moving company from another sometimes can be difficult.

To kick off a search for a moving company, it often pays to reach out to family members, friends and neighbors for support. These individuals likely have moved at some point in their lives and may be able to provide moving company recommendations.

When in doubt, don't hesitate to search for moving companies online as well. A simple online search for moving companies likely will reveal a wide range of results. However, as you check out each company's website and client reviews, you should have no trouble narrowing your search.

2. Ask for Client Referrals

It never hurts to ask a moving company for client referrals. That way, you can gain firsthand insights into what it is like to work with a particular moving company.

To obtain client referrals, call a moving company directly. If the company has a proven reputation, it likely can provide client referrals instantly. Conversely, if a moving company has delivered lackluster results to date, it may struggle to provide client referrals.

In addition, ask a moving company's past customers about their experiences with the business. Find out why these customers chose a particular moving company, how the moving company handled various moving day challenges and whether these customers would use the same company in the future. This will enable you to gain the comprehensive insights you need to make an informed decision.

3. Consult with a Real Estate Agent

Local real estate agents are well-connected in their respective cities and towns. Thus, if you contact a real estate agent today, you can simplify your search for the right moving company.

A real estate agent is happy to provide expert recommendations about moving companies in your area. Plus, if you need help finding a moving company on short notice, a real estate agent will go above and beyond the call of duty to assist you.

Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent is available to support homebuyers and home sellers alike. This housing market professional understands the challenges associated with buying and selling a house and will assist homebuyers and home sellers in any way possible. In fact, a real estate agent will help a property buyer or seller get ready to enter the housing market, prep for moving day and much more.

Take the guesswork out of finding the right moving company Ė use the aforementioned best practices, and you're sure to find a terrific moving company.




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Posted by Darryln Leikauskas on 5/3/2019


1 Middlesex Ct, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$529,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
OPEN HOUSES Sat & Sun 12-2 More like a single family home than a condo! No assoc fee Ė only split master insurance annually. Maintain your own yard, or hire a service. Beautiful hardwood floors and high ceilings, spacious open floor plan with living room, gas fireplace family room with sliders to a private deck and yard, a large kitchen with s/s appliances. A side entry door, coat closet and half bath plus separate formal dining room complete the first floor. The 2nd floor offers a large master bedroom with 3/4 bath and walk-in closet, plus 3 bedrooms and a second full bath. All 4 bedrooms now enjoy brand new wood flooring. The full basement has high ceilings and is ready for finishing. This home is set on a private way, almost country-like setting but convenient to public transportation. Wakefield is an excellent commuter town with 2 rail stops to N. Station, bus routes to Malden Sq.Orange line and highway access.
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May 04 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Posted by Darryln Leikauskas on 5/3/2019


1 Middlesex Ct, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$529,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
OPEN HOUSES Sat & Sun 12-2 More like a single family home than a condo! No assoc fee Ė only split master insurance annually. Maintain your own yard, or hire a service. Beautiful hardwood floors and high ceilings, spacious open floor plan with living room, gas fireplace family room with sliders to a private deck and yard, a large kitchen with s/s appliances. A side entry door, coat closet and half bath plus separate formal dining room complete the first floor. The 2nd floor offers a large master bedroom with 3/4 bath and walk-in closet, plus 3 bedrooms and a second full bath. All 4 bedrooms now enjoy brand new wood flooring. The full basement has high ceilings and is ready for finishing. This home is set on a private way, almost country-like setting but convenient to public transportation. Wakefield is an excellent commuter town with 2 rail stops to N. Station, bus routes to Malden Sq.Orange line and highway access.
Open House
Saturday
May 04 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Location: 1 Middlesex Ct, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

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Posted by Darryln Leikauskas on 5/3/2019


1 Middlesex Ct, Wakefield, MA 01880

Single-Family

$529,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
OPEN HOUSES Sat & Sun 12-2 More like a single family home than a condo! No assoc fee Ė only split master insurance annually. Maintain your own yard, or hire a service. Beautiful hardwood floors and high ceilings, spacious open floor plan with living room, gas fireplace family room with sliders to a private deck and yard, a large kitchen with s/s appliances. A side entry door, coat closet and half bath plus separate formal dining room complete the first floor. The 2nd floor offers a large master bedroom with 3/4 bath and walk-in closet, plus 3 bedrooms and a second full bath. All 4 bedrooms now enjoy brand new wood flooring. The full basement has high ceilings and is ready for finishing. This home is set on a private way, almost country-like setting but convenient to public transportation. Wakefield is an excellent commuter town with 2 rail stops to N. Station, bus routes to Malden Sq.Orange line and highway access.
Open House
Saturday
May 04 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
More Open Houses
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 1 Middlesex Ct, Wakefield, MA 01880    Get Directions

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