Sherry Bourque - RE/MAX Main Street Associates



Posted by Sherry Bourque on 9/16/2018

When you hire a house cleaner or maid service, you expect that your house will be neater and cleaner. There are certain rules that you should follow to keep your house maid happy. Your maid is not there to clean up after you for absolutely everything you do in your home. You need to give your cleaning person the tools to do his or her job well. 


Hereís What You Should Do Before Your Cleaning Service Arrives


Pre-cleaning before you are paying someone to clean your house may seem counter intuitive. They are there to clean for you, right? The problem is that the more your cleaning service has to clean, the longer that it will take. This means that the messier your house is, the more expensive that it will be for you to have your home cleaned. Hereís what you should do before the maid service gets to the home:          


Clean Up Your Dirty Dishes


You should take the time to load your dishwasher and clean up your sink a bit. It can take a lot of time for your house keeper to take care of these small things that should be a part of your daily tasks. 


Do Your Own Laundry


It is advisable for you to take care of your own laundry if you have the time to do it yourself. Doing laundry could take your house keeper hours of time. They could use that time to do other things like dust, scrub, and deep clean your home. 


Put Away Your Own Things


Do you have leftovers in the kitchen that need to be put away? Are there clothes on the floor of your bedroom? Do the kidsĎ toys need to be put away? Some of these tasks can be done simply by you in a matter of minutes instead of by your house keeper.


The bottom line is that you donít want your house keeper to see you as a slob. While they are more than happy to clean your home, they arenít your personal servant. Also, your house cleaner probably isnít showing up to your home daily. You want to keep up your clean home in between professional cleanings. 


What You Should Let The Housecleaner Do


Your house cleaner is there to help you complete certain tasks around your home. In fact they really want to do certain things in your home to help you get a deep clean that you wouldnít otherwise have. Your housekeeper wants to help you with:

 

  • Vacuuming
  • Scrubbing
  • Deep cleaning your bathroom sink
  • Cleaning your toilet
  • Deep cleaning your kitchen
  • Mopping the floors  

How To Assist Your House Keeper


There are a few things that you should do to help your housekeeper do their job well. These tasks include:


  • Keep pets out of the way
  • Tell your housekeeper exactly what you need
  • Make the maid aware of any special tasks you need to be completed 


If you cooperate with the housekeeper, hiring a cleaning service can be one of the best time-saving decisions for you for a cleaner home.  





Posted by Sherry Bourque on 9/9/2018

Home is where the heart is and we all want to make sure the heart of our home, our family, is healthy and happy. Creating a home that sets your family up for success towards becoming a healthier, and therefore happier family can lead to happy memories you can cherish forever. Keep reading for tips and habits you can enforce and lead by example in your home to encourage your family to make healthy choices both mentally and physically. Practice gratitude. At the end of each day, perhaps even around the dinner table review your family's favorite moments of the day and what they are grateful for. Creating space for these moments is akin to writing out gratitude lists which have been scientifically proven to help increase happiness. This habit also has the added benefit of bringing your family closer together . Spend time together at home. Whether itís a weekly game night where your family gathers around the kitchen table to play board games, huddles up in the living room to play some video games or spend the day playing a game of ball in the backyard. Taking time to enjoy each other at home base creates happy memories and helps your family become more tight knit. Create zones in your house. Set up zones for activities such as tech only, homework, play, solo time and even family time to help encourage focus on the activity at hand while maintaining balance. By creating specific zones you help hardwire your familyís brains to focus on the activity at hand and allow a way for other members of the family to respect that personís time while they are engaging in an activity. Healthy Choices. Set out bowls of fruits, pre-cut veggies to snack on and keep a jug of cold water on hand to guide your family towards healthy choices on their own. This works especially well with younger children so that you can allow them to make their own food choices at snack time and ensure you are making it easier for them to reach for the good stuff. Encourage physical activity. If you child is interested in an afterschool sport, practice being enthusiastic and supportive of their new interest. Spend time practicing with them in the backyard and volunteer to host their friends over for a group practice in the backyard. If your partner is interested in joining the gym or an adult league, leave room in your familyís schedule for them to easily stick to and enjoy their new commitment. Make relaxation easy for your family. Consider what each member of your familyís go-to technique to relax is and set up ways for them to easily do so. If your children love to draw or paint set up an art station they can easily access at their discretion. If your partner enjoys curling up with a good book and some hot tea arrange a bookcase with their favorite titles within reach and keep tea making supplies at the forefront of your cabinet. Get outside.†Sometimes it's important to get out of the house too. A few times a month schedule times for family trips to get outside and visit nearby trails. Whether you walk, hike or ride bikes as a family getting outdoors to enjoy fresh air and be active will improve your familyís health and guarantee some quality time together. We all want health and happiness for the ones we love. You can help promote healthy habits that lead to increased happiness for your family with a little preparation and guiding by example. Working with, playing with, and supporting each other along the way will guarantee a healthier, more tight knit family with loads of memories to cherish for years to come.




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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 9/7/2018


17 Braemoor Woods Rd, Salem, NH 03079

Condo

$439,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Gorgeous 2015 Townhouse located in The Ridge at Braemoor Woods! This lovely home features 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, over 2400 sq. ft 2 car attached garage. Open concept living at its best,large fireplaced living room with vaulted ceiling and gleaming hardwood floors... Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, SS appliances breakfast bar and large eating area. The 3 season porch is located right off the kitchen to enjoy views of the private yard. First floor master suite features large walk in closet, second large closet, spacious master bath features granite double vanity sinks, separate shower and Jacuzzi tub.. First floor washer and dryer. The second floor features two large bedrooms with adjoining full bath, and loft area for office or extra living space. Closets galore, large basement, deck, central air. This quiet neighborhood features close proximity to shopping , restaurants, and easy access to the highway.
Open House
Sunday
September 09 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Location: 17 Braemoor Woods Rd, Salem, NH 03079    Get Directions

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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 9/6/2018


17 Braemoor Woods Rd, Salem, NH 03079

Condo

$449,900
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Gorgeous 2015 Townhouse located in The Ridge at Braemoor Woods! This lovely home features 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, over 2400 sq. ft 2 car attached garage. Open concept living at its best,large fireplaced living room with vaulted ceiling and gleaming hardwood floors... Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, SS appliances breakfast bar and large eating area. The 3 season porch is located right off the kitchen to enjoy views of the private yard. First floor master suite features large walk in closet, second large closet, spacious master bath features granite double vanity sinks, separate shower and Jacuzzi tub.. First floor washer and dryer. The second floor features two large bedrooms with adjoining full bath, and loft area for office or extra living space. Closets galore, large basement, deck, central air. This quiet neighborhood features close proximity to shopping , restaurants, and easy access to the highway.
Open House
Sunday
September 09 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 17 Braemoor Woods Rd, Salem, NH 03079    Get Directions

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Posted by Sherry Bourque on 9/6/2018


41 Meadowcrest Dr, Bedford, NH 03110

Single-Family

$364,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This is a gorgeous sprawling Ranch style home featuring 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car attached garage, over 1900 sq. ft situated on large private 1.5 lot ..Updated kitchen with granite counter tops and SS appliances, formal dining room, living room, firepaced family room which is open to the kitchen . Three generous bedrooms, master bedroom features master bath and walk in closet. First floor laundry, updated baths, gleaming hardwood floors, three season room, large deck, central air!!!!!
Open House
Saturday
September 08 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 41 Meadowcrest Dr, Bedford, NH 03110    Get Directions

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