Joleen Rose - ERA Key Realty Services-Bay State Group

You've thought that now might be one of those times to try a cleanse. Then you think a little bit longer and go, "Nah, maybe next time." But there is a cleanse that doesn't require juicing, drinking exotic drinks, or gut-wrenching reactions: a closet cleanse.

No, that doesn't mean you hide in your closet while you avoid drinking the cleansing elixir, it means clearing out your closet to start fresh.

How to begin a closet cleanse:

Whether it's a change of season, a new season of your life, a new size or just a need for something different, all closet cleanses should begin the same way and flow through until you have just the right clothes, shoes, scarves and other accessories to make your life smooth and your day starts out put-together.

-  Review everything in the closet. Pull it out, look at it, try it on. Don’t return it to the closet if it doesn’t fit, you don’t like it, or you don’t wear it.

-  Bag up all the items you’ve decided you can’t or won’t wear for giveaway to charity. Don't go back into the bags for things when you have second thoughts. You know you won't wear it, and it merely takes up space. 

Organize the items that are going back into the closet in one of these ways:

  1. By outfit (matching or coordinating tops and bottoms together with scarves, belts, sweaters or jackets)
  2. By type (blouse, skirt, slacks, dress, etc.)
  3. By season (warm weather, cold weather, transitional, layers)
  4. By style (work, casual, dress, evening, event, etc.)

-  Try on every pair of shoes. If they don’t fit, out they go. 

-  For the ones you keep: check for wear, damage, worn heels, or gaps between the sole and the upper. If any shoes need repair, put them in a bag to take for repair on your next trip out the door. Don’t delay or they will languish in a bag in the bottom of your closet until the next closet cleanse.

-  Review your accessories: hats, scarves, gloves, belts. If you've arranged your clothing by the outfit, scarves and belts should already be with their coordinates. Otherwise, hang belts and scarves. Even gloves hang on clipped skirt hangers. Place hats above or on shelves protected from the weight of other articles.

-  Finally, tackle those purses and handbags. If handles are cracked or worn, plan to have them repaired, or place them in the giveaway bags. Take care to check each pocket or flap for personal belongings, that hidden $20 or your favorite lipstick. If the purse is too small for everyday use, tuck it away in a box meant for special events only.

With everything tucked back into its place, and all the extra clothing and accessories removed, you’re ready to start the new week cleansed.

If you find that your closet remains too small, it might be time to reach out to your local real estate professional to see if you can find a better fit.

118-120 Curve Street, Millis, MA 02054



Approx. GLA
Great Investment Opportunity! This Rare Two-Family Classic Folk Victorian with Cornice-line Exterior Eave Brackets is Reminiscent of Circa 1880 Architecture. Located in the Heart of Downtown Millis, Schools, Park, Library and Shopping! This Property is in Excellent Condition throughout with Replacement Windows, Furnaces, Roof, Vinyl Siding & Refinished Hardwood Flooring. Unit 118 features 3 Bedrooms and Totally Remodeled offering Granite Kitchen, Ivory Cabinetry, Designer Tile Flooring, Refinished Hardwood Flooring, New Lighting, SS Appliances, 2 New Bathrooms, LL Laundry Room, Butlers Pantry and Mudroom. Private Screened Porches, One-Car Garage for each unit and Walk-out Basements. Close to major routes and~5 miles to Commuter Rail. Award Winning School Status with new Elementary School opening Fall 2019.
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This Single-Family in Millis, MA recently sold for $387,500. This Cape style home was sold by Joleen Rose - ERA Key Realty Services, The Bay State Group.

423 Village Street, Millis, MA 02054


Sale Price

Classic Currier and Ives Cape situated on a beautiful wooded lot with a large private back yard. This 4 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath home exudes charm and character. The formal LR features crown molding, brick fireplace and custom built-in cabinetry. The Bright open eat-in kitchen offers white cabinetry and white appliances. The 3-season room has access to a large deck great for entertaining friends and family! Two bedrooms on the first floor feature hardwood flooring-one is currently being used as a den. 2 large Bedrooms on the second floor both have hardwood flooring- master bedroom has 2 closets. Large Finished LL features a great play room and office space. Updates include: New Boiler 2017, New Hot Water Heater 2015, New Roof 2012 and New Dishwasher 2015. Town Sewer & Gas Heat! Close to Major Routes, Downtown Shopping, Fitness Center, Library and ~4 miles to the Commuter Rail. Award Winning School Status with Language Immersion! Seller will consider all reasonable offers.

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3 Connor Lane, Bellingham, MA 02019


Sale Price

Full/Half Baths
NEW CONSTRUCTION! Welcome to Connor Lane! Here's your chance to own a stunning 4bd/ 2.5ba new construction Colonial on 1.04 acres, built by 20th Century Homes, a trusted & well-known local builder, who has built exquisite homes designed with people's dreams in mind & built with pride for over 40 years. Main floor offering a wonderful open-concept layout, w/ beautiful red oak hardwoods throughout & loads of natural light! Gorgeous eat-in Kitchen w/ custom cabinetry, large center island w/ pendant lighting, SS appliances, ample storage & massive pantry! Living Room w/ gas fireplace, Dining Room & half bath complete the main floor. 2nd floor offers a spacious Master w/ en suite & walk-in closet, 3 additional bd's & full bath. Attached 2 Car Garage, 14x14 pressure-treated deck, massive walkout Basement.. the list could go on! This 7 lot cul-de-sac development offers all the privacy & convenience one would hope for! Approx. 2 mi from Forge Park MBTA, I-495, Franklin Village Plaza & more!

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Do you keep tabs on your HVAC system regularly? For many people, the heating and cooling system in their homes is an out of sight out of mind item. Only when there is a problem with the system do people think about it. 

The important thing for you to remember is that you don’t need to wait for an issue to arise for you to take continual care of your HVAC system. You can take action to continually have a supply of efficient, uninterrupted heating and cooling. With the right maintenance, your system will also run more efficiently as well. Keep the tips in mind below and show your HVAC system some love. 

Keep Regular Maintenance Appointments

As with most other things that we own, a little tune up from time to time helps to keep things running smoothly. You can keep a checklist of the monthly and annual tasks that you should complete for your HVAC system. You could ask your oil or gas company for some advice on regular tasks that you should complete as well. These could include everything from clearing out leaves and grass to changing air filters. Doing these things will not only help your utility bills and HVAC system performance, but can also help you to ward off allergens that may cause bothersome symptoms right inside your home.

Tame The Trees

While it can be tempting to want to disguise your outdoor units with trees and shrubs, these can do some damage. You should make a habit to trim any nearby bushes to your units as well as clear away debris. Be sure that the system isn’t clogged with pollen, grass clippings, and dust. There should be at least a 2-foot clearing around the unit to prevent damage and airflow restriction.

Inspect Before Each Season

At the end of each season, you should make a point to inspect your HVAC system. See what the system looks like from the outside. Is the system doing its job as far as heating and cooling go on the inside of your home? Does the system sound extra labored while it’s running? If there doesn’t seem to be enough airflow or there is too much noise coming from the system, then you could have a problem with your system. You may need to call in a qualified professional to help you remove debris from your system, as leaves and branches can get into the coils of it, severely impairing the system‘s function. A professional can also help you to learn how to properly clean the HVAC system yourself.

With a little effort, you’ll save big in many ways just by paying close attention to your HVAC system.