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Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 5/18/2013

It is almost summertime and the living is easy. But there is some preventative work you will want to do around the house before those lazy days of summer move in. A few quick and easy tasks will have you enjoying your home all summer and for many years to come.  

  • Clean and care for deck
  • Wash all outdoor furniture
  • Clean and repair siding and look for loose pieces
  • Maintain yard growth by trimming the hedges, weeding and mulching
  • Test and lubricate garage door
  • Remove rust on railings and repaint if necessary
  • Check skylights for leaks
  • Change filters in furnace and air conditioners
  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
What are some of your favorite things to do to get your home ready for summer?





Posted by Donahue Real Estate Company on 7/28/2012

The summer is here! No more teachers, no more books and the kids need something to do. School may be out but summer is a great time for all kinds of learning opportunities for kids. Here are some activities to help families create some fun, enriching summertime learning. Look for active learning experiences Check with your local department of parks and recreation about camps and other activities. There are many free exhibits, events, or concerts happening in your town over the summer. Build reading and writing into everyday activities You can incorporate reading into everyday activities. Try watching TV with the sound off and closed captioning on. Have your child read the directions for how to play a new game. Children can help make to do lists or help with meals by reading a cookbook and write up a grocery list. Encourage writing Have kids write letters and postcards to their friends and family telling of their summertime adventures. Try blogging! Arrange for a safe, closed blog so that you can blog over the summer. Be an active citizen Find community service organizations. Kids who participate in community service activities gain not only new skills but self-confidence and self-esteem. Get into geocaching Everyone loves a scavenger hunt! Get in on the latest outdoor craze with geocaching, where families search for hidden "caches" or containers using handheld GPS tools (or a GPS app on your smart phone).  




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