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Fall is a great time to list your home!

 

If you've been thinking at all about selling your home, you might want to consider that now is a great time to enter the market.  Demand for homes is high this Fall.

    

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    Enhance Your Home's Front Entry

    Enhance Your Home’s Front Entry

    Your front door and entry area are the first impression for your home.  Fall is a great time to freshen it up.

    We found some great links with information on color trends and tips on how to paint the doors. Check them out below!

    www.behr.com/colorfullybehr/colorful-doors/

     

    www.hgtv.com/design/decorating/design-101/front-door-color-trends

     

    www.hgtv.com/outdoors/outdoor-spaces/how-to-paint-a-front-door

     

    www.bhg.com/home-improvement/exteriors/curb-appeal/enhance-front-entry/

     

     

     

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      Time to plant bulbs!

       

      Mid September is the time to plant bulbs for Spring color.

       

       

      FIRST VISITBrecks.com- LANDSCAPING WITH BULBS: DESIGN IDEAS AND CONCEPTS. A great place to make a plan for what you want to plant.

      THEN VISITThe GREEN MOUNTAIN GARDENER Fall News Article - FALL PLANTING FOR SPRING FLOWERS By Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor, University of Vermont Where you will find more detailed directions for selecting, planting and caring for bulbs here in Vermont.

      Breck’s offer a large selection of bulbs on-line or find locally at garden centers and hardware stores.

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        Apple Picking Season

         

        Make The Most of Apple Picking

        Season With These Tips.

         

         

        FIND AN ORCHARD 

        Click HERE to visit the Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association website for a list & links to Vermont orchards and cider producers.     

        APPLE RIPENING

        Apples on the outside of the tree ripen before apples on the inside and apples Do Not continue to ripen once picked.     

        HOW TO PICK

        Roll the apple upwards off the branch and give it a little twist, Do Not pull straight away from the tree.  Also Do Not shake the branch or tree.

        HANDLE WITH CARE

        Try not to bruise, as the apple will go bad more quickly.

        CLEANING

        Wait and wash apples just before using.  

        STORAGE

        Store apples in a cool dark place. If possible store in the  refrigerator in their own drawer.  If storing in the basement or root cellar, Do Not store with potatoes.

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          Setting Up a Student Command Center

          Setting Up a Student Command Center 

          School will be starting soon, check out the homebnc.com article for great ideas on setting up a command center to stay organized. Then check out these cereal box organizers from kixcereal.com and let the kids have fun designing their own in-box.

           

                

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            Closet Makeover!

            Closet Makeover

            For those who love to re-organize and re-arrange space, a reconfigured entry closet could be a great way to make more usable organized space as you enter the home.

            Check out this article from cabinlife.comStorage Solutions: Entryway Closet Makeover for basic how to information.

            Also check out the following two articles for additional ideas on other uses for closet spaces in your home.

            From bobvila.com8 Other Uses for Closet Space By Cody Calamaio

            From apartmenttherapy.com8 Unexpected Ways to Repurpose Your Unused Closet Space By MARLEN KOMAR | published JUN 1, 2019

             

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              Create a Space with Room Dividers

              With a lot of people still working from home and some students choosing to eLearn, here are some great ways to separate some space with creative room dividers!

               

              Start by learning how to choose the right divider with this article from foter.com.

              How To Choose A Room Divider

              Chloe Hughes | Jan 18, 2021

               

              Next get your creative juices flowing with the help of this article from thisoldhouse.com.

              23 Creative Room Divider Ideas

              By Nina Malkin

               

              Lastly, if you decide to make it a DIY project check out the “Get the tutorial at” links in this article from countryliving.com

              20 Creative DIY Room Dividers That Will Redefine Your Living Space

              By Tierney McAfee | Feb 4, 2020

               

              Here are a few examples!

               

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                Preparing for High School

                High Schoolers we hope this helps you with future plans!

                From InLikeMe.com
                FINDING DIRECTION: ASSESSING YOUR INTERESTS AND ABILITIES
                (Highlights some self-assessment tools)
                 
                From collegiateparent.com
                Alternatives to Traditional College By Suzanne Shaffer 
                (Great article on the many options after high school)
                 
                From connectionsacademy.com
                GETTING READY FOR COLLEGE: A FOUR-YEAR CHECKLIST FOR
                HIGH SCHOOL TEENS By Tisha Rinker | January 14, 2020
                (If College is your goal, you want to check out this article/checklist)
                 
                From Collegeboard.org
                College Starts Here
                (Covers testing, college search, scholarships, financial aid, majors & careers, etc)

                 

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                  Preparing for Middle School

                   

                  Middle Schoolers & Parents -Tips for a Successful Year

                   

                  From kidshealth.org Reviewed by: Kathryn Hoffses, PhD
                  10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School
                  (Parents this is for you)
                   
                  From studypoint.com
                  Back-to-School Study Tips
                  (Middle schoolers 10 great tips on organization, study habits, study space, and more)
                   
                  From home-designing.com
                  53 Inspirational Kids’ Study Space Designs And Tips You Can Copy From Them
                  (Parents and Middle schoolers some great ideas to create that perfect personalized study space)
                   
                  From ravereviews.org by Mary Roth
                  10 Best Academic Planners: Shopping and User Guide
                  “There are, of course, hundreds of iPhone apps that claim to make your life simpler. But sometimes more technology means more stress. We’re glued to our screens enough as it is! Maybe the solution is to go back to the basics. Pen and paper.”

                   

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                    Preparing for Elementary School

                     

                    Wishing You and Your Elementary School Child a Successful Year

                     

                    From publicschoolreview.com Updated March 09, 2020 | by Grace Chen

                    Getting Your Kids Emotionally and Mentally Ready to Go Back to School

                    Covers tips on supply and clothes shopping, regaining routine, organization, plus lots more.

                     

                    From kidshealth.org Reviewed by: Kathryn Hoffses, PhD

                    10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School

                    “Support from parents is key to helping kids do well academically. 

                    Here are 10 ways parents can put their kids on track to be successful students.”

                     

                    From scholastic.com BY SCHOLASTIC PARENTS STAFF

                      9 Tips for Creating the Perfect Study Space

                    Transform a space for your child to get homework done better, faster, and more comfortably.

                     

                    From squareinchhome.com Small Space Living

                    7 Ways To Carve Out A Workspace In Your Small Home

                    “Thankfully there are ways to squeeze in a workspace in your small living space. “

                     

                     

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