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Category Gigi’s Blog

My 2019 home sales

  • Home sales, baltimore

Congratulations to all of my clients who purchased or sold a home this year! Here is a list of my 2019 home sales.

  • 316 Drew St.
  • 9450 Wordsworth Way #306
  • 28 Stillwood Circle
  • 2603 Gibbons Ave.
  • 3501 Northway D...
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Ten tips for a healthy, stress-free holiday

stress-free holiday

In this issue’s of my Monthly Item of Value, get Ten Tips for a Healthy, Stress-Free Holiday that will make your holidays easier for everyone.

Whether you travel or stay at home for the holiday season, your stress level will rise. Learn how to make some simple changes in your life to ease the tension.

Your budget might be the biggest source of stress this time of year. Try to shop within your means to avoid troubles next year.

Get the full list of tips for a healthy, stress-free holiday in an infographic by visiting this link.

As always, I am here if you need assistance in buying or selling a home. Contact me today!
Oh, by the way, I’m never too busy for any of your referrals!

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Grocery store game plan

Do you have a grocery store game plan?

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros with a blog about your grocery store game plan.

Going to the grocery store can be anything from a dreaded chore to an out of control shopping spree. Knowing how to make the most of your trip can save you time and money.

Plan meals ahead

Lots of things can help you plan a week’s worth of meals ahead of time. Check the grocery store flyer that I’m sure you get in the mail every week. See what is on sale. Chicken breasts? Plan a meal or two around them. See what coupons you have if you save them.

Check the pantry 

Before you head out see what you have in stock in the pantry and refrigerator.  While you are looking in the fridge, toss uneaten leftovers that have been around for five days ...

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Baltimore December events

The monthly calendar will help you find activities and Baltimore December events. In addition, get the details on the events by following the links in the listing.


B&O Railroad Museum Holiday Fun

B&O Railroad Museum in December
Image: B&O Railroad Museum

The B&O Railroad Museum’s month-long holiday spectacular is back, and this year they’re diving into the history of the railroad to deliver festive tidings of joy and giving! Visit their website for events through the entire month.


Gluten Free Gingerbread House Party + Cookie Exchange

Baltimore December events include a gluten free gingerbread hours party and cookie exchange,.
Image: Baltimore Gluten Free

Visit the Cedarcroft Center, 6112 York Rd. 21212 on December 8, 2019 from 1:30- 3:00 pm and learn how to make a gluten free gingerbread house...

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4 Common Fall Chimney Problems

Thanks to Clean Sweep for this episode of Tips from the Pros about fall chimney problems.

Fall chimney problems can be a danger to your home.

Chilly nights and brisk mornings are here. That means many homeowners are suddenly noticing problems with their chimneys. Many chimneys can last for decades with regular preventative maintenance and repairs. And some homeowners forget about the importance of preventative maintenance until it is too late! What are the most common fall chimney problems?

The Most Common Fall Chimney Problems

  1. Obstruction: Blockage in your chimney can be the result of a broad range of things, including animals or creosote. Whenever blockage occurs, it can prevent smoke and dangerous gases from leaving through the chimney like they should...
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25 Stablemere Ct.

  • 25 Stablemere Ct., exterior front view

Lovely three-level, garage front townhome at 25 Stablemere Ct. offers an affordable option. The home is located in the much sought after neighborhood of Summit Chase in Baltimore County.

The lower lev...

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2019 Pie Party

  • 2019 Pie Party, Gigi and the Santa crew

In the season of giving thanks, I am grateful for ev...

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3039 Fleetwood Avenue

  • 3039 Fleetwood Avenue, front view

These owners are sad to leave this beautifully renovated cream puff of a home. Located at 3039 Fleetwood Avenue, this house has all of the bells and whistles one could want and then some.

An open floor...

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Sending holiday cards on a time crunch

Sending holiday cards doesn't have to be a hassle.

If you are sending personalized holiday cards and you don’t have a lot of time, this is the blog for you! Sending cards doesn’t have to be a big hassle, find out how to get through this holiday season.

Sending cards with a family photo?

Your best bet is hiring a pro to take the picture. Printed images need to be higher quality than when you view them online or on a phone. your image might look great on your phone, but when you have it printed, it could be blurry if it’s low resolution. A professional can eliminate the guesswork.

Designing the holiday cards

You can design your card online through several websites that will walk you through the process like Moo, Canva and Shutterfly.

Are you running out of time?

Go digital...

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Is it time to declutter?

Do you know when it's time to declutter? Is the item expired? Get some tips from Aim 4 Order, professional organizer.
Time to declutter?

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros with a blog – do you know when it’s time to declutter?

This is a bit of a trick question, because nearly all of us can purge a few things at any time. And most of us could declutter a lot more. But, how can you tell whether or not it’s time to declutter?

For health reasons, is it expired?

Lots of things have expiration dates other than food. Don’t risk your well being by keeping things that are past their date. People hang on to cosmetics for years, but that is not recommended, especially if it’s something you put near your eyes. If you look on the label of the cosmetics there should be an image of a little jar with a number inside or next to it...

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