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Stock up on Bargain Books & Support the Southington Public Library! Overstock "Bag of Books" Sale going on at the Southington Public Library  Friday, February 4th - 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, February 5th - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fill a bag with books from the Library Meeting Room for jus...
Here in Connecticut we're experiencing one of the snowiest winters in recorded history. While some of us have been enjoying this endless amount of snow a lot of people are experiencing serious problems because of it .... Roofs everywhere are taking in water.  We hear that Home Depot's sold out of...
My mother emailed this quiz to make sure I wasn't losing my mind.  THANKS MOM!  Yearly Dementia Test  Below is a little test to gauge your memory and alertness.  Some may think it is too easy but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty.  Take this test to determine if you're losing it o...
Sometimes you just have to acknowledge the people you see doing things right... If you've been around Active Rain for a while, you no doubt know Debbie Gartner from one of her many featured posts. If you're new to Active Rain, then Debbie is definitely someone you might want to get to know (go he...
Yes it's true. You can help your favorite charity just by paying your electricity bill.   Viridian Energy is a third party electiricty supplier that offers affordable GREEN energy for homes and businesses in Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania (coming soon to New York, Massachusett...
It's quite common for home sellers to find it difficult to look at their home - REALLY look at their home - the way a buyer would. We call this looking at your home through "Buyers' Eyes" and it's an important part of preparing your house for sale. Why? Because you can't possibly address your hom...
Debbie Garner of Floor Coverings International in Westchester NY/ Stamford CT offers some great advice for sellers about hardwood flooring.  Without a doubt, hardwoods are the much better option when its time to sell....If you have hardwood floors underneath your carpet, is it better to refinish ...
In most cases, the easiest way to REMOVE a popcorn textured ceiling is to mix it with water. Never attempt to paint a popcorn-textured ceiling with a WATER-based latex paint, unless you are absolutley certain it has been painted or primed at least once.I learned this the hard way and painted a po...
In a recent post, What to Do With a Popcorn Textured Ceiling  I took a survey on ....how buyers and real estate professionals really feel about the dreaded popcorn-texutred ceiling?  I received a lot of thoughtful comments and have concluded that while most people DESPISE this particular feature,...
My friend Lisa Leonardi (a.k.a. The Room Doctor) is an amazing home stager and interior re-designer.  She serves Madison CT and the surrounding shoreline area and specializes in vacant home staging.  At a recent event at her home, she was kind enough to introduce me to a great resource, one she'...

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