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Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 3/24/2019

Everyone likes to keep their home smelling fresh. At the very least, it assures us that when our guests come they have a pleasant aroma that welcomes them into the home. However, fragrances can be beneficial in other ways.

Some are calming, while others stimulating and invigorating. They can help you set the tone you’re aiming for, whether it’s a relaxing bath or sitting down to get some work done in your office.

At one time, you didn’t have many options when it came to giving your home a pleasant fragrance. You could burn candles, which can be dangerous if you have children or pets running around. Or you could use a plug-in air freshener, which are expensive and smell artificial.

Recently, however, a third option has been gaining popularity--essential oil diffusers.

Essential oils have a number of uses. They’re in the cologne and perfume we spray on our bodies, they’re in the room spray we use to freshen up our homes, and they’re an ingredient in a number of other cosmetic and therapeutic products.

Many are said to have medicinal value, such as a decongestant or a sleep aid. Others are used simply because they smell great.

In this article, we’re going to talk you through using an essential oil diffuser in your home and what oils you might want to start with.

Methods of oil diffusion

There are a number of ways you can spread the aroma of essential oils in your home. One of the quickest and easiest ways is to put a drop or two of essential oils on a tissue and simply wave it around in the room.

For a more far-reaching effect, you’ll need to find a longer lasting way of diffusing the oils. Many people choose steam. You can either purchase a steam oil diffuser or just put a few drops into boiling water.

Another option is to use a heat source. You can buy tea light to heat the oils or, if you want to avoid open flames, buy an electric heat diffuser.

Each method has its advantages and disadvantages, and if you’re new to essential oils, it might be a good idea to start small by simply buying a starter pack of oils, smelling them to see which you like, and putting a couple drops in a boiling pot of water or dabbing them on a tissue.

A note of caution: essential oils are strong. Getting them on your hands or clothing, especially if undiluted, can mean your hands or clothes smelling like that oil for several days. You should also avoid putting them near your eyes or mouth as many essential oils can be dangerous.

Which oils to use

Oils have a range of scents--floral, citrus, earthy, spicy, minty, and so on. Knowing which oil you want for a given scenario is a matter of preference and trial and error. However, there are several blends or “recipes” that people prefer.

Common pairings include:

  • Orange and peppermint

  • Lavender and lemon

  • Bergamot and patchouli

  • Basil and sage

  • Cypress and cedarwood

  • Lemongrass and eucalyptus




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Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 3/24/2019

Perhaps the ultimate test of your planning and organizational skills is moving to a new house. If you fail to plan ahead and make the necessary preparations, moving can be a stressful and frustrating experience.

On the other hand, if you approach it in a methodical, goal-oriented way, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how smooth the process will unfold.

That's not to say that there won't be a few bumps along the way, but staying focused on the details can help ensure that the experience won't feel like a roller coaster ride!

Depending on how many weeks you have before your actual move, you'll probably want to get rid of stuff you don't need, want, or have room for. Planning a garage sale and a donation truck pickup are often among the first orders of business for families on the move. If a lot of your excess belongings are of questionable value (to anyone), you may want to call a junk removal service. For some people, renting a dumpster is a convenient and affordable way to have household junk hauled away.

Since one person's junk is another man's treasure, you can also get rid of things you don't want by posting them on social networking and classified websites. If the items you want to pass along are even marginally useful, the word "free" will almost always generate a few emails and phone calls from interested people looking to save or make money.

It also helps to have plenty of packing supplies on hand. That would include an ample supply of cardboard boxes, packing tape, permanent markers, and cheap packing material. Although you may be able to get your moving company to "throw in" some wardrobe boxes and other containers into the price of their service, cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper are often free for the asking -- especially from friends, neighbors, relatives, coworkers, and sometimes retail stores.

One word of caution when it comes to cardboard boxes: Flimsy containers often have a way of tearing and falling apart at the most inopportune times! Another mistake people make is filling large boxes with too many heavy items. Not only are heavy boxes difficult to move, but it also increases the probability of dropping them or having the boxes tear while you're carrying them.

If you're hiring a professional moving company to transport your belongings to a new home, it usually pays to get two or three quotes. As is the case with other services and contractors, you can often save headaches and hundreds of dollars by comparing prices, terms, incentives, and online reviews.

Probably one of the most important methods of making sure things get done in a timely way is writing out your own detailed to-do list and revising it on a regular basis. Unless you commit goals, priorities, and tasks to paper (or a computer file), there's a good chance it will be forgotten about or left to the last minute.





Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 3/22/2019

This Multi-Family in Haverhill, MA recently sold for $321,000. This style home was sold by - RE/MAX Main Street Associates.


69 Jackson St. Ext., Haverhill, MA 01832

Multi-Family

$319,900
Price
$321,000
Sale Price

2
Units
2,134
Approx. GLA
Solid two family located on a dead end street. Plenty of off street parking, fenced yard. Townhouse unit features 6 bedrooms, 2 baths.

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Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 3/21/2019


28 Lilac Ln, Haverhill, MA 01830

Condo

$310,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Country setting, private end unit and lots of sunlight in this renovated townhouse located in the ever popular Brickett Hill Community. Living room/dining room features hardwood floors, crown moldings, fireplace, sliding door accessing spacious deck. Bright and sunny kitchen offering eat-in area, stainless steel appliances, tile flooring, washer and dryer hook-ups, and maple cabinetry. Master bedroom suite has en suite bath, cathedral ceiling with skylights and walk-in closet. Second floor also consists of 2nd bedroom and full bath. Additional finished room on the 3rd floor, option for bedroom, family room or office. Walk-out basement. Great potential to be finished. Private deck overlooking wooded natural area. One car garage only steps from the front door. Take a look…
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March 21 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Posted by RE/MAX Main Street Associates on 3/21/2019


148 Main St, North Andover, MA 01845

Condo

$289,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Enjoy the lifestyle at Sutton Pond Condominiums! Nestled into a natural area and steps away from all the activity of downtown North Andover, this unit is simply gorgeous. Updated approximately 7 years ago and tastefully remodeled. Open living room/dining room that is viewed from the kitchen and breakfast bar. The kitchen is fully applianced with stainless steel appliances, new white cabinets, granite countertops, crown moldings, tile splash, and hardwood flooring. Spacious living/dining area features window bay and hardwood floors done in a very neutral maple color. Master bedroom suite has double closets, updated private bathroom, and neutral decor. Second bathroom has also been updated. Washer and dryer in unit are included. New hot water tank, updated A/C unit. Downtown living gives you access to the restaurants, parks, library, farmers market and shops. Additional storage in lower level, clubhouse with kitchen and exercise room. Take a look, you will be pleasantly surprised.
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March 24 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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