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8134 Bullneck Road

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Cleaning and organizing in trying times

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros with a blog about organizing during social isolation.

organizing in trying times

In the past couple weeks we’ve had to make a lot of adjustments. While we should be washing our hands thoroughly all of the time, it has never been more important than it is now.

Other things around the house are not so cut and dry. Do you know how often it is recommended to change your sheets? Get rugs shampooed? Vacuum? 

Part of organizing involves cleaning the floors and other surfaces so you can begin the process. Cleaning is important to keep your home free of bad bacteria and viruses. However, it’s hard to know how often to do certain chores around the house.


Bed sheets get dirty just by being used every day...

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Gardens create beauty, food and hope

Thanks to the University of Maryland / Maryland Grows this informative article about gardens.

gardens create beauty, food and hope
Washington County Master Gardener Jessica Lantz tends a butterfly garden.

Fresh air. Sunshine. The smell of warm earth. The feel of tender leaves. The honest sweat of work. The imagining of tastes, fragrance, and beauty to come. 

How could gardening be anything but therapeutic? 

We who delight in plunging our hands in the soil, tucking in seeds and plants and gently tending them know that gardening feeds the body and soul. And a little soul-feeding is just what we need right now. 

Actress Helen Hayes said, “All through the long winter, I dream of my garden. On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy and my spirits soar.”  

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36 Nakota Court

Perfectly priced and appointed this Middle River townhome located at 36 Nakota Court is ready to welcome a new owner. To maintain social distancing, you can visit this home on a virtual tour.

The updated kitchen offers rich cabinetry and cozy eat-in space, perfect for a morning coffee o...

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3009 Lilac Court

Located on quiet cul de sac and updated from top to bottom, there’s so much to love about this home at 3009 Lilac Court.

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What is a mobile wallet? What you need to know.

Thanks to Tom Benisch of State Farm for this episode of Tips from the Pros about mobile wallet.

Mobile payment systems like Apple Pay, Google Pay and Paypal to name a few, are starting to appear everywhere. Learn how mobile pay works, and tips for keeping your information safe.Customer using a mobile wallet.

In our wallets, most of us have an average of three credit cards, a handful of gift cards and coupons, not to mention membership cards, a driver’s license and receipts. Mobile wallets, which you can use on a compatible smartphone, tablet or smart watch through an app, let you store your cards and coupons in digital form. They allow you to make purchases, apply discounts and use coupons, either online or in-store.

Although only 39% of consumers use mobile payment systems, that’s expected to increase i...

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Ways to liven up your time at home

Spending a day without leaving the house may have sounded like fun three months ago. Now that it’s our new normal, it’s a different story.

By now, you and your family might be feeling a bit jumpy at home all day. If that’s the case, check out the information below — you’ll find five ways to liven up your time social distancing with games, crafts and cooking. These outside-of-the-box ideas will keep you and your family entertained at home, and even lead to a few positive memories. 

Ways to liven up your time at home
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2212 Lowells Glen Road

You can stay in place and still view this nicely updated Parkville condo at 2212 Lowells Glen Road, #G. Feel free to check out the virtual tour.

This condo is the ideal choice for someone looking for single level living without the worry of exterior maintenance. This second-floor unit offers rich dark flooring, granite counters, fresh carpet, and an updated HVAC system.

The condo boasts an open floor plan, updated kitchen and spacious dining room area. Be ready to invite friends and family over for pizza, game night or an intimate dinner.

The private balcony that overlooks open space is perfect for morning coff...

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552 W. Woodlynn Road

This delightful cape cod is locate...

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Potatoes Grow in Bags at Project Spudnik

Thanks to the University of Maryland / Maryland Grows for this article about growing potatoes.

Spudnik Project features a fabric pot garden growing potatoes.
The Spudnik Project features a colorful fabric pot garden with a blueberry bed in the foreground.

Container gardening is wildly popular these days. Type “grow potatoes in containers” and your search engine will return over 7 million web pages. Six years ago, Sherrill Munn, a UME Master Gardener in Calvert Co., developed a fun and challenging youth gardening program he named Project Spudnik. It was designed to encourage a love of gardening, teach environmental stewardship, and raise fresh produce for people in need...

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