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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 6/23/2019

A bustling household can wreak havoc on the peace of mind of a natural introvert. Finding a getaway place inside your home to rest and rejuvenate so that you can return to your busy family life refreshed might seem impossible in your home. But carving out a quiet place might be easier than you think.

Make your bath a private retreat

A shared family bathroom might not seem very spa-like, but a few inexpensive additions can get you some private time in a restful atmosphere. If you have an en-suite, it’s even better.

  • You’ll need to prepare in advance, so spend a day cleaning your bathroom and clearing out the cabinets. Remove anything old or unused. Consolidate what remains into items used every day versus items used once-in-awhile. Move the less used items into cabinets or a hall closet to free up counter and tub space.
  • Use inexpensive caddies to hold everyday items. Divide these by family member if possible so that after each person starts or ends their day, all products return to the caddy for storage under the sink.
  • Set a basket beside the tub to hold hair products and body wash. Keeping these items out of the bathtub makes getting into spa-mode easier.
  • Create a basket with your favorite relaxation candles, bath bomb, bath pillow, hair wrap, and fluffy robe. When you need your private time, announce to the family that the bathroom is off limits. Grab a glass of wine, then set out your candle, fill the tub and slip away.

Reading Nook

Sometimes you need personal space to hide in plain sight. Create a reading nook for yourself in whatever alcove you can find. This nook might be an awkward corner of the living room or family room—you know, that place no one likes to sit because it doesn't have a clear view of the TV. Move a chair into that space and deliberately turn it away from the television. Add a side table and lamp. You've got your space, and you can ignore the rest of the world while you lose yourself in a book.

Unused dining room

Modern families often don't find time to use the formal dining room. This designated area often falls prey to renovations and open concept floor plans. If your home still has one, however, and even if you still use it, you can turn it into your private oasis. 

  • Extend the chandelier on a longer chain so that you can “move” the center of the room. Push the table toward one side and even consider using a bench along the back. This setup will give you more space to carve out your private space.
  • Place a chaise near a window or add a cushion to a deep windowsill to create a seating area just for you.

Since your family only uses the area occasionally, you’ll have it to yourself most of the time.

If your home truly doesn't lend itself to carving out that quiet place, talk to your real estate professional about your special needs and start scoping out a better layout.




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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 6/9/2019

Getting the perfect baby shower gift ideas for a new mum can be tough because of all the options available. Childbirth is an exhilarating experience, and the gifts from the baby shower are an excellent way to prepare for birth. Several baby shower gifts will bring a smile to the expectant mother's face. These thoughtful yet straightforward baby shower gift ideas also will not burn a hole in your pocket. 

Super Soft Bunny Comforter

This amazing comforter comes in various colors suitable for the little bundle of joy. It is incredibly soft and has an embroidered bunny head complete with long floppy ears. This gift idea for baby boys is one that they can use them right from birth till they grow up a little. The bunny head is also a fun toy that can keep babies occupied and happy.

Waterproof Fleece Lined Buggy

This baby carriage is the perfect gift to keep babies comfortable and cozy. This waterproof Fleece Lined Buggy is ideal for cold days as it comes with one fleece-lined side and another waterproof side. The Waterproof Fleece Lined Buggy Cozy gives you two looks for a single price. You also get two textures to choose from, and whatever the weather, the baby can get the cozy, snug feeling. It is effortless to attach and can be customized to fit any buggy. You can use this for babies up to 3-year old boys. Maintenance is also easy because you can clean in the washing machine and it dries quickly too because of its polyurethane coating.

Baby Boy Wooden Memories Keepsake Box

Here is a beautiful gift to help keep a baby boy’s valuables. All collectibles and small gift items that you might want to hold on for your baby till he comes of age. The nice hinge allows easy opening and storage for all his little keepsakes.

Blue Baby Tag Blanket with Planes

This blue baby tag blanket comes designed with various color tags. Made of soft cotton mix fabric, it features terrific plane print fabrics. This blanket is quite soothing for babies as they get cozy with how the tags feel while holding it. 

Silicone Baby Teether

Available in many different colors, this teether has a body of soft hygienic silicone that helps babies get some comfort from their teething issues. It has many points for holding, and the design is safe for babies to help it avoid becoming a choking hazard.

Don't ever go to a baby shower empty handed. Visit a nearby mall and find any these gift ideas.




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Posted by RE/MAX Executive Realty on 11/25/2018

Moving can be fun, stressful, or both. If you and your family are moving soon, your mind might be racing with all of the preparations you need to make before the big day.

The best course of action is to start organizing and planning now so that you can rest easy the night before your move knowing that everything is accounted for.

In this article, we’ll show you how to do just that. We’ll talk about how to get the whole family involved in moving day, what to do with pets, and how to ensure the smoothest move possible so your family can look back on their first day in their new home with fond memories.

Getting organized

There are two key resources that you’ll need to make and refer back to as you prepare for moving day. You’ll need a calendar and a well-organised to-do list.

If you’re prone to depending on your smartphone, then it could be a good idea to add these items to your existing calendars and to-do list apps and sync them with your spouse and children. Most apps have this capability, making it easy to all stay on the same page.

Alternatively, you can use a physical calendar that it hung up in a highly visible area, such as on the refrigerator. Keep your to-do list next to it so you can cross off tasks as they’re accomplished.

On the calendar will be dates like calling your moving company for an appointment, closing on your new home, inspections, and confirming appointments with the movers and real estate agents. You’ll also want to pick a day close to your move to call and set up an appointment for utilities to be installed at your new home.

Getting the family involved

Every team needs a leader. If you’re leading your family through the moving process, it’s your responsibility to keep them in the loop. There may seem like an overwhelming number of tasks to achieve, but your family is there to help. Pick days to have your kids help you make boxes and pack the non-necessities.

You can make moving fun by “camping” inside your home for the last few nights. Since most of your belongings will be in boxes, it’s a fun excuse to set up a tent in the living room and take out the flashlights.

During the last day in your old house, make sure everyone has a survival kit filled with the items they’ll need when arriving at the new house. This includes toothbrushes, medication, phones and chargers, and other essentials.

Moving with pets

Moving can be even scarier for our pets than it is for us. There’s no way to explain to them what’s going on, and they’ll be looking to you for cues that everything is okay.

If you have a friend or relative who can take your pet to their home during the move it will make the moving process much easier--keeping track of a pet while you’re trying to carry boxes is no easy feat.

To ease your pet into their new home, take them to visit before the move if possible. Put some of their favorite toys or their bed and blanket in the new home so they’ll have some comforts for their first impression.


If you follow these tips you’ll be on your way to a fun, and mostly stress-free move into your new home with your family.




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