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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.


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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

Image: Orioles

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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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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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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how to protect your information online

How to Protect Your Information Online

Do you think about security when you put your credit card information into a website? Many unknown threats to your personal and financial information are out there, but we have ways to help you keep your information as safe as possible. Protect your information online to avoid fraudulent charges on your credit card.

Technology is constantly changing and evolving. We must all learn how to cope with this evolution in order to keep our information safe.

Using strong passwords, a firewall and not clicking on unknown websites are some of the ways to protect yourself. Don’t access your banking, credit card or other personal information on mobile devices when you are using public wifi, like at Starbucks or Panera.

Always update your phone, tablet and computer to the latest operating systems...

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3920 Wilke Ave.

3920 Wilke Ave., Baltimore

  • 3920 Wilke Ave. front

This home at 3920 Wilke Ave. is an ideal pick for a budget minded first time homeowner or savvy investor looking to add to their rental portfolio. Solid built end of group rowhome on charming street offers lovely hardwoods, fresh neutral paint, two spacious bedrooms with updated bath...

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Fireplace Safety for the Winter

This issue of Tips from the Pros is brought to you by Clean Sweep Chimney, Gutter & Slate Service.

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Staying warm during the winter could mean piling on blankets, slipping on socks or huddling on the couch in front of a space heater, but for many people, it means lighting up the fireplace. Before you get cozy, refresh your fireplace safety knowledge with these simple tips.

Is Your Chimney Clean?

Before you worry about what type of logs to burn, you need to ensure that you have a clean chimney. Your chimney should be professionally swept at least once a year. Creosote, soot and debris will all be removed from the inside and the structure will be inspected for safety. If there are any problems with your chimney, it’s much better to find them out before something dangerous occurs.

How Low Sh...

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Do I need to organize?

Thanks to Cindy Bernstein of Aim4Order for this episode of Tips from the Pros about how to organize your home.

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When you organize, you will find you have more time for yourself.

“I can find everything I need, it might just take me a while.”

“I know where all of the important stuff is in my home.”

Are these statements you’ve made? Do you spend time every day looking for things? It’s time to get organized!

Having clutter can be like carrying weights around with you all day. It slows you down and takes away time that could be spent with more productive or fun tasks. You may have trouble reaching your personal and business goals.

Once you have eliminated clutter and organized what is left, you’ll find that your mind seems more clear and you actually feel better...

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Thank you!

Hats off to my clients of 2017!

I am so grateful for you. I could never it do all of this business without the referrals of my clients and business partners.

Thank you.

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