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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 11/10/2017

If youíre looking to make your home smell nice, but arenít sure about using chemical air fresheners for your home, you can turn to the natural odors that nature provides. Below, youíll find some of the best natural air fresheners and how to use them to make your home smell fresh and clean. 

Lemon And Rosemary

Who knew that one of the best natural air fresheners was right in your kitchen? All you need is a mason jar, vanilla extract, rosemary, water, and lemon. Mix together and leave in the jar for a fanatic smell. 

Lilac Room Spray

You can leave your home smelling like springtime the whole year through. Just combine water, vodka, and lilac oil in a container with a sprayer. This compound is the ultimate room refresher.

Natural Carpet Freshener

You can freshen your carpets quickly and naturally by combining baking soda, dried rosemary, and lavender right on your carpets. Just let the mixture sit on rugs for about 15-20 minutes, then vacuum it up and voila, youíll have quite a fresh smelling room. 

Natural Refills For Plug-In Air Fresheners

You donít need to throw away empty plug-in the wall air fresheners. You can reuse the glass container. You can use your favorite essential oils and water, place back in the jar, and keep your rooms smelling fresh and clean.

Fall Into A Season

If youíre not a fan of burning candles, you can combine cinnamon oil, orange oil, and water. Boil it together, and your home will smell like a fresh fall day. 

Stove-Top Potpurris

There isnít really any one particular scent that you have to use in your potpourris. Just look for recipes that intrigue you. Your home will smell like a new world when you combine sweet and spicy smells to make a long-lasting scent out of potpourri.

Make Your Own Diffuser

To make your own reed diffuser, all you need is a small glass container, rattan reeds, alcohol, almond oil, and your favorite essential oil. Some examples would be lemon oil or lavender oil. It all depends on what room youíre using the diffuser in and what effect you hope to have. The reeds soak in the scent, giving it off to the entire room. 

As with many kinds of cleaning around your home, you donít need fancy cleaning products or air fresheners. Things that you probably already have in your home can work as great cleaners, deodorizers, and odor neutralizers. Give these natural air fresheners a try and see if they make a difference in your home.          

Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 11/3/2017

There is nothing worse than just getting a fresh shirt out of the laundry and then spilling something on yourself. The same feeling applies to your nice clean carpets. The good news is that instead of running to the dry cleaners or tossing your piece of clothing in the trash, thereís a few different household cleaners that actually remove stains quite well. Youíll have your clothes back to a like-new condition in no time. Just take a look at these common stains and their simple removal solutions below for a complete stain kit.

Red Wine Stains

A glass of red wine can be highly enjoyable. A red wine stain is not so great. To get out a red wine stain youíll need the following:

  • Vinegar
  • Eyedropper
  • Salt

First, you should cover the stain with salt. Then, pour boiling hot water over the stain. Use vinegar in an eyedropper to apply to any of the remaining stain on the clothing or carpet. Let sit. Then, launder or wash the affected material.          

Coffee Or Tea Stains

To remove coffee and tea stains, youíll need:

  • Stain remover or bleach
  • Cold water

Getting out a coffee stain is actually a bit simpler than you may have thought. First, you should treat the stain with a stain remover stick or bleach. Be careful with these items on certain materials. Youíll want to check for colorfastness to make sure that you donít completely ruin any material using these chemicals. Once you treat the stain, leave the item to soak with cold water for at least 30 minutes. Then, pre-treat the stain again if it still remains before you launder it. Your carpet should be thoroughly washed out as well. You should avoid using bleach on carpets to avoid further staining in case it is a sensitive material.    

Grease Stains

To remove grease stains, youíll need just a couple of simple items:

  • Dish soap
  • Hot water

Treat the grease stain with some dish soap, and let it sit for a few minutes. Youíll then want to launder the item in hot water in order to finish getting the stain out. 

Juice Stains

To treat juice stains, youíll need:

  • Vinegar
  • Cold water

Let the stain soak in cold water. Then, apply vinegar to the stain. Let the vinegar sit and work its way through the stain, making magic happen. Then, launder the items that have been stained. They should come back like new! 

Chocolate Stains

Getting out a chocolate stain is also fairly simple. First, you should scrape any remaining chocolate off of the item that has been stained. Next, apply some stain remover to the affected area. Finally, just wash and rinse the item or affected area and let dry.

Stain removal isnít too much of a headache when you have these common items around the house!

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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 10/27/2017

Want to make your home appealing to a broad range of homebuyers? Devote the necessary time and resources to get your residence move-in ready. By doing so, you may be able to generate substantial interest in your residence and accelerate the home selling process. Getting your home move-in ready can be quick and simple Ė here are three tips to ensure you'll be able to prep your house accordingly: 1. Prioritize cosmetic repairs. Repair broken baseboards, leaky faucets and other minor problems that otherwise might damage your home's value. This enables you to enhance your home's appearance and ensure buyers won't have to worry about these repairs if they decide to purchase your residence. Completing cosmetic repairs might seem tough at first, but making a list and finishing it item by item can help you make the right fixes without delay. And after these repairs are performed, you'll be able to boost your home's chances of making a positive first impression on homebuyers. Remember, cosmetic repairs may appear costly and time-consuming, but they can deliver long-lasting value. Homebuyers are sure to notice even the smallest issues when they examine your residence, and home sellers who eliminate these problems altogether can speed up the home selling process. 2. Clear as much space as you can. De-cluttering is paramount for home sellers, especially if they want to get their homes move-in ready. And home sellers who strive to clear out as much clutter as possible can increase their chances of an immediate sale. Typically, homebuyers want to envision what it's like to live in a house during a home showing. Meanwhile, if you de-clutter your residence, you'll be able to make it easier for homebuyers to consider how they may transform this house into a home. When it comes to showcasing your residence, you'll want to do everything possible to create a memorable experience for homebuyers. Therefore, de-cluttering will enable you to take another step toward helping your residence make a distinct impression on homebuyers. 3. Go neutral whenever possible. Dazzling homebuyers is important, and using neutral colors throughout your home may help you impress homebuyers as soon as they enter your residence. For instance, bright yellow walls can make a bold statement but could turn off the majority of homebuyers. In this scenario, homebuyers may move on to another residence or make you a below-average offer (and wind up repainting the walls if they purchase your residence, too). On the other hand, the use of neutral colors can help you boost your home's appearance in a number of ways. These colors will complement a wide range of individual styles and tastes and feature a classic look and feel. As a result, homebuyers likely will notice a home seller's use of neutral colors for all the right reasons. And ultimately, this may accelerate the process of generating genuine interest from buyers who check out your house. Selling a residence often can be difficult for inexperienced and experienced home sellers alike. Fortunately, those who are focused on getting their houses move-in ready can improve the quality of their residences and boost their chances of a quick sale.

Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 10/26/2017

This Single-Family in Framingham, MA recently sold for $371,000. This Cape style home was sold by Maureen Giuliano - Classified Realty Group.

14 Bare Hill Rd, Framingham, MA 01702


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
Framingham State University neighborhood is a perfect location for this inviting, freshly painted 3 bedroom Cape home with open floor plan and beautiful hardwood floors throughout. Light and bright, the first floor features a front to back fireplaced living room, dining area and eat in kitchen. There is a bonus home office off the kitchen with many windows overlooking the large yard. A half bath and 12'x 12' master bedroom complete the first floor. Two spacious bedrooms with good closet/storage space and full bath can be found upstairs. The basement is unfinished yet offers potential for a playroom, home gym and/or storage. Located on a level corner lot with a storage shed the yard has space for outdoor entertaining/gardening/swing set - whatever you prefer. Easy access to commuter rail and Rt. 9. First showings at open houses Sat.9/9 and Sun. 9/10, 12-2pm.

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Posted by Maureen Giuliano on 10/20/2017

The numbers of adult children still living at home with their parents has increased. Reasons why adult children are staying at home longer vary. Some reasons why children are choosing to continue to live with their parents after they graduate from high school or college include lack of employment, not enough income to pay rent or a mortgage and student loans.

Other adult children opt to stay at home with their parents due to physical, psychological or emotional challenges. Fear of failure could also play a factor in why children stay in the nest. As a parent, there are steps that you can take to prepare your children to move out and succeed on their own.

Give your adult children the tools to own their home

Start taking actions to prepare your children for home ownership early. Also, let your children know that they have options. For example, if your children donít want to buy a house, they could rent. The important thing is that your adult children have the confidence to launch.

To teach your children to be confident, allow your children to pick out their own school clothes, starting as early as four or five years old. Listen to your children when they share opinions that differ from your own. Ask your children open-ended questions. Engage them in non-threatening debates to strengthen their ability to research facts and communicate a point of view. Also, encourage your children to make friends and to build their own circle of social and emotional support.

Teach your children how to create a budget. You could show your children how to budget to save money for a new video game or a bike. Donít give your children everything. Let them use their creativity to devise positive ways to get what they want. For example, your children could barter or exchange toys with their friends. They could also sell old video games to game stores, earning enough credits to buy that new game that they really want. They could also operate a lemonade stand, sell newspapers or mow lawns. The important thing is that your children learn early that they can figure out how to generate income and manage money.Knowing that you can generate income and manage money is not enough. Your children have to see that they can succeed at that themselves.

Introduce your children to the stock market. Some schools teach about the stock market by participating in national stock market essays. On your own, you can review nightly market reports with your children. You can also ask your children to research stocks, bonds, equities and treasuries.

Take your children apartment and house shopping. You donít have to buy or rent. What you want is to expose your children to the apartment or house shopping process.Teach your children how to negotiate housing prices and whatís involved in the house buying process. You could start doing this when your children are in the ninth grade. Let them know about closing costs and the difference between fixed and adjustable mortgages.

Make your adult children pay rent to stay at your home. Charge rent similar to what an apartment would charge for a studio apartment. This helps your adult children to learn how to budget in real time. If you notice that your adult children are having difficult launching, consider raising the rent. Also, let your adult children pay for their own cell phone, food, clothes, car note, car insurance, entertainment and utilities.

As much as you may want to, you might not be able to support your adult children for the remainder of their lives. By teaching your adult children to exercise courage and to be self-confident, you could set your adult children up for success. This can take a lot of pressure and worry off of you. It can also give your children the tools to step into careers that they are passionate about, manage their finances and rent or buy homes that support their lifestyle.

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