Janet Cramb & Company/LAER Realty Partners



Posted by Janet Cramb on 4/24/2019

You thought that working from home was the ideal solution to your crazy daycare and commuting routine. You discussed it with your partner for weeks, spent hours convincing your boss, and her boss, and here you are in your pajamas two months later wondering what you've done. The house is a wreck. There are dishes in the sink. You haven't had a shower in what seems like days (it was only yesterday). The dirty laundry has piled up so high that it spills out the door of the laundry room … and the baby's crying … and the phone's ringing … and that project is due! 

How could such a great idea, that works perfectly for so many others, be such a disaster for you?

Take a deep breath! Let it out slowly.

The truth is, most first-time telecommuters or from-home contractors experience complications in the first few months. Many do not realize that their commute time indeed was productive in a way because they could plan and focus in their heads so that they can start right in a soon as they reach the office (after that cup of coffee, though). At home, you tend to jump right in, directly after you've thrown in a load of laundry, the baby's fed—and you hope will play happily for the next 45 minutes—and do the dishes. The first few days go so great that you feel entirely productive. You got more work done because you didn't have that side trip to daycare on your commute to the office.

Within a few weeks or so, however, this house of cards tumbles down. Now, you not only have a chaotic household, but you're also feeling less productive than you did in the first week and you hope no one wants to Skype because you don't look or feel like the professional you once were.

Get back that commute time

Reclaim your commute time. Even though the commute is only from your kitchen to your home office, take back the 20-30 minutes you need to get your head in the game. Sit down with that extra cup of coffee and mentally run through your to-do list.

Become hyper-focused

When managing a workload with at-home parenting, control the time baby is asleep or occupied by focusing entirely on work. The baby doesn't mind you folding laundry while he's awake. Do household chores when you're in mommy or daddy mode, but as soon as the baby is asleep or with someone else, focus only on work.

Your original plan was a good one. It will work, just a little differently than you'd planned.

If your home isn’t suited to a home office, ask your real estate professional to show you some options in your neighborhood.




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Posted by Janet Cramb on 4/18/2019


8 Shawnee Road, Pepperell, MA 01463

Condo

$349,500
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
New Stunning Ranch style Condominium Condex offers 5 rooms, 2+ bedrooms and 2 full baths. Beautiful custom cabinets with stainless appliances and wood flooring fill the open floor plan. Great versatile floor plan leaves ample room for furnishings. First floor master bedroom with cathedral ceiling. 2nd bedroom can easily be used as a den or office. Over sized full bath and laundry convenient to one level. Lower level finished with family room, den and full bath. Additional 14x20 storage area with access from the exterior double doors. Central a/c. Public water and sewer. Three season covered 16 x 7 porch. Easy access to Nashua River Rail Trail. One level living at its BEST!
Open House
Saturday
April 20 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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Location: 8 Shawnee Road, Pepperell, MA 01463    Get Directions

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Posted by Janet Cramb on 4/18/2019


10 Shawnee Road, Pepperell, MA 01463

Condo

$349,500
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
DOWN SIZING TO ONE LEVEL LIVING in this New Stunning Ranch style Condominium Duplex with 5 rooms, 2+ bedrooms and 2 full baths. Beautiful custom cabinets with stainless appliances and wood flooring. Versatile open floor plan leaves ample room for furnishings. First floor master bedroom with cathedral ceiling. 2nd bedroom can easily be used as a den or office. Over sized full bath and laundry convenient to one level. Lower level finished with family room, den and full bath. Additional 14x20 storage area with access from the exterior double doors. Central a/c. Public water and sewer. Covered 16 x 7 porch. Easy access to Nashua River Rail Trail. One level living at its BEST!
Open House
Saturday
April 20 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 10 Shawnee Road, Pepperell, MA 01463    Get Directions

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Posted by Janet Cramb on 4/18/2019


17 Park Street, Pepperell, MA 01463

Rental

$800
Price

12
Rooms
1
Beds
2
Baths
Park Manor a distinctive home located in historic Pepperell, Massachusetts offers executive short and long term room rentals. All rooms are furnished and include heat, hot water, Wifi, internet, cable and housekeeping. No pets or smokers. Business travels access to Manchester Airport, Logan Airport and 20 minutes to Devens, MA. Enjoy all the amenities and comforts of home.
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Posted by Janet Cramb on 4/17/2019

Decorating a small space requires plenty of creativity and a good eye for what works well given the purpose of the room and its inhabitant. Unlike a big room or space where there's plenty of square footage to play with, the focus of small areas is a bit different but not an impossible task.

Here are some simple tips to follow to make your home look amazing despite the small space:

Multi-purpose furniture

Save space with furniture pieces that can either do more than one job or can fold out of the where when necessary. There are many desks, dining tables and even beds that can be moved around to make space or provide you with storage or other benefits. A living area sofa that can also serve as a foldable bed is an excellent addition to any home.

Mirrors make rooms look bigger.

You can create the illusion of a much bigger room. Mirrors also reflect both natural and non-natural lighting and can help to brighten up a small room when appropriately positioned. Not only are they functional and beautiful, but they can also be fancy enough to act as decorative pieces in a little place.

De-clutter

Living in a small space ensures that you only buy what you need. If you are feeling cramped up, look around the room, and there will be things you can do without. Take these out and find ways around it. Decorating a small space means you have to be careful with what you put to avoid it looking unnecessarily tight.

Use bold colors

Small spaces bring out the best of textures, bright colors and prints. Tie in solids with neutrals in cool ways like throw pillows, picture frames or accent walls. You can also put at vibrantly colored wallpapers to create a focal wall in the space and decorate around the theme.

Use large rugs

Large rugs give the semblance of more space and trick the eye into making the room more prominent than it is. They can also form part of your design theme and bring character to a small space.

Plants and flowers

Greenery and flowers are always adorable in small spaces. Flower pots on the windows or table add color to small rooms. Many plants don't need regular watering and thrive in small areas like succulents and Aloe Vera. Faux plants are also a way to go for zero maintenance and more color.

Use your intuition when designing a small space and less is typically more. The above tips will help your small space shine and look amazing.




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