Category Gigi’s Blog

Stress and Your Clutter

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros on stress and your clutter.

stress and clutterPsychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter said in an article in Psychology Today, “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.”

Touching causes an emotional attachment, and that makes us attached to the things around our homes. The pain of giving up something reaches the anterior cingulate cortex part of the brain. It’s the same place associated with physical pain, so the pain you feel when giving up your belongings is real.

That’s how we are attached to our clutter, bu...

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June Calendar of Events

June Calendar of Events

Lots of activities are happening this month in and around Baltimore. Exciting events are taking place including the big Sand Mandala with Tibetan Monks, Bikes and Beers and Orioles games.


calendar of june events flotilla

Image: 3rd Annual Batlimore Flotilla

3rd Annual Baltimore Floatilla at the Canton Waterfront Park to raise funds to protect the harbor on June 9 at 2:00 pm.


Calendar of June Events sand mandala

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Baltimore Yoga Village Presents Creation of the Sand Mandala with Tibetan Monks from June 26-July 1st, 11:00 am-5:30 pm.


Bikes and Beers

Image: Union Craft Brewing

Bikes and Beers – A bike ride that focuses on local craft beer and benefits Baltimore cycling! June 23


Orioles

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Lots of dates in June: The Orioles are home June 11-13 vs. Boston, June 15-17 vs. Miami, May 25-28 vs...

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BGE recycling event of window AC units and dehumidifiers

BGE recyclingIf you’re a BGE customer with a working window AC unit or dehumidifier, take advantage of the BGE recycling program and get a $25 rebate for your troubles. This incentive by the energy company is to help you recycle the units and reduce what goes into the landfill. Each BGE customer is eligible for two donations. This is an opportunity to get a little cash back for something you no longer need.

BGE recycling event for AC units

Window AC and dehumidifier event:

The recycling event will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Columbia Athletic Club, 5435 Beaverkill Rd, Columbia, MD 21044. 

Bring your BGE account number or a bill along with you to receive credit. BGE helpers will even unload the items from your car in order to make it easier for you.

According to BGE, about 95% of the units c...

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3919 Briar Point Road

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3919 Briar Point Road

There’s ev...

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1021 East Lake Avenue

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1021 East Lake Avenue

Act now to own this beautifully renovated Lake Walker town home located at 1021 East Lake Avenue and within walking distance of Baltimore’s popular Belvedere Square.

You will adore the wide open floor plan. Enjoy granite counters, stainless appliances and gorgeous hardwood floors that anchor the first level...

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4416 Springwood Avenue

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4416 Springwood Avenue

No need to continue looking because this one is it! It’s a lovely brick colonial situated on a picturesque, tree-lined street at 4416 Springwood Avenue, welcomes you home daily...

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Planning to sell? Think like a buyer

think like a buyerThink like a buyer when you are selling your home. You have to force yourself to look at it objectively with no emotional attachment. In this Monthly Item of Value, we’ll get some advice on selling homes. Try to see your home as if you were a potential buyer looking at it. It’s difficult to do because most of us are emotionally attached.

Think about what you need to do as far as curb appeal, cleaning, decluttering and painting to give you home a fresh look. Minimize the bad points and maximize the good points. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, just do some little things to make it shine.

Here is the full text in my May eReport.

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May Events Calendar

May Calendar of Events

Lots of activities are happening in February in and around Baltimore this month. There are many events taking place this month including the big Home & Garden Show at the fairgrounds and Women’s History Month.


May 4-6: Villain Arts Tattoo Arts Convention 2018


maryland sheep and wool

May 5-6: Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival – Live demos, wool from all different types of sheep, live animals and great food.


Towsontown spring festival 2018

Image: Towsontown Spring Festival

May 5-6: Towsontown Spring Festival in downtown Towson is the way to greet spring with rides, music, food and lots of vendors.


jazz and art festival

Image: Fells Point Jazz and Art Festival

May 12: Fells Point Jazz and Art Festival in the square in Fells Point. Lots of music, food and art to please all of the senses from 1:00-7:00 pm.


May 19: Come to Carrie Murra...

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32 Left Wing Drive

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32 Left Wing Drive, Baltimore County

Lovely single level home on large corner lot at 32 Left Wing Drive in Baltimore County, 21220. The home features a charming trex front porch offering more space than you would imagine...

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Meet the Tylutkis

See what clients are saying

Meet Sydnie and Joe Tylutki

What do you love most about your new home? 

It’s so hard to pick, but if I must, I would have to say the neighborhood! Our street is lined with friendly faces and helpful neighbors! They have a clan of people who get their steps in by walking around the block together, they have card nights, it’s perfect! You seriously can not walk outside without a few “Hellos!” I already feel like this is home and it’s only been a day!

If you could sum up your experience in one word what would that be?  Why?

Caring.
From start to finish it has been very clear that from Gigi, to the mortgage and title company, every single person that had a hand in our first time home buying experience has been so full of positive vibes and the utmost...

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