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We all like a clean home. As many times as we go through our daily and weekly cleaning routines, our homes can still be dirty. There’s plenty of places in your home that you might be neglecting to clean. These places are germ breeders. Especially to help prevent the spread of cold and flu, it’s important to keep these frequently used areas germ-free. The good news is that cleaning often overlooked spots is very simple. We’ll tell you where you need to clean and how with the tips below. 


The Refrigerator Handles


While you’re preparing dinner, it’s very likely that you will need to open the fridge door more than once. You may surface clean the outside of the fridge, but often forget the handles that everyone grabs to get in and out of this appliance. You should scrub the handles down on a weekly basis with a mix of hot water and vinegar. 


Your Computer And All The Accessories


You probably spend a lot of time at your desk and at the keyboard of your computer. Think of the times you have spilled things, sneezed on your computer, or just plain sweat while sitting there. There’s a ton of germs breeding all around your computer and its accessories. Make sure you do more than dust your computer off. Take off the accessories and scrub them every so often. If you have a laptop, turn the unit off and use a damp cloth to wipe it down. 


Toothbrush Holder


While you probably remember to brush your teeth twice a day, you may not remember to clean your toothbrush holder very often. You can easily throw toothbrush holders right in the dishwasher. Also, boil the toothbrushes themselves in water for a few minutes every so often. This is especially important during times of cold and flu to keep viruses from spreading.      


The Faucets


The faucets are perhaps one of the dirtiest places in your entire home. Be sure that you’re cleaning the handles and the faucet itself on a regular basis. You can do this with hot water and dish soap (something that’s already nearby!) For a deeper, disinfecting clean, use a paste of baking soda and vinegar.


Coasters


These great little inventions protect your tables from having the finish damaged by glasses and cups. Without a cleaning once in awhile, they can build up residue and bacteria. Be sure to give them a once over with warm water and soap.  


Some other areas that could use cleaning in your home:


  • Light switches
  • Placemats
  • Cabinet handles
  • TV remotes
  • Coffee makers


While your home looks clean, you want it to be clean. By following these tips and by paying attention to the most used areas of your home, you’ll be on your way to a deep clean that avoids breeding germs.  




109 Border St, Northbridge, MA 01588

Rental

$1,650
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! Freshly updated 3 bed, 2.5 bath end unit townhouse with just under 2,000 sq ft, a garage and off street parking for 3! This 3 story townhouse provides ample space to spread out. Kitchen and living room are open concept and include a half bath to provide plenty of entertaining and dining space. Hardwoods, wainscoting and beautiful natural light give this living room a high end feel. Generously sized 2nd and 3rd bedrooms with new wall-to-wall carpet are on the 2nd floor with a full bath. The Master Bedroom has New wall-to-wall carpet private full bath and office/nursery/living room space all on the top floor with full privacy from the rest of the house. Washer/Dryer in the basement. Pets negotiable. This townhouse is conveniently located near commuter routes- 146S to Worcester under 20 min; 495/Mass Pike- 25 min; 146N to Providence under 30 min.
Open House
Saturday
November 18 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Weekend Open House- Applications will be available and all, if any, will be reviewed Tuesday 11/22
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109 Border St, Northbridge, MA 01588

Rental

$1,650
Price

5
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! Freshly updated 3 bed, 2.5 bath end unit townhouse with just under 2,000 sq ft, a garage and off street parking for 3! This 3 story townhouse provides ample space to spread out. Kitchen and living room are open concept and include a half bath to provide plenty of entertaining and dining space. Hardwoods, wainscoting and beautiful natural light give this living room a high end feel. Generously sized 2nd and 3rd bedrooms with new wall-to-wall carpet are on the 2nd floor with a full bath. The Master Bedroom has New wall-to-wall carpet private full bath and office/nursery/living room space all on the top floor with full privacy from the rest of the house. Washer/Dryer in the basement. Pets negotiable. This townhouse is conveniently located near commuter routes- 146S to Worcester under 20 min; 495/Mass Pike- 25 min; 146N to Providence under 30 min.
Open House
Saturday
November 18 at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Weekend Open House- Applications will be available and all, if any, will be reviewed Tuesday 11/22
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This Single-Family in Hopkinton, MA recently sold for $550,000. This Cape style home was sold by Metrowest Area Homes Team - RE/MAX Executive Realty.


5 Woody Island Rd, Hopkinton, MA 01748

Single-Family

$549,900
Price
$550,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Welcome to a little bit of heaven. Prime waterfront location on full recreation lake Maspenock. enjoy sunset views while firing up the firepit or from your master bedroom deck. Keep your boat docked at the new Dock. meticulous landscaping. just move right in and enjoy. Cook up a storm in the Maple kitchen with Stainless steel appliances, center island and granite counters. Relax and enjoy the water views in the glassed sunroom. Spacious living room with wood floors & brick fireplace. 1st floor powder room/laundry. The 2nd floor features 3 full bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master features a vaulted ceiling, skylight and newer double sliders with built in shades, to roof deck. remodeled Master bath features white vanity with marble top. both other bedrooms have skylights, main bath redone 2007 . Updates include newer roof, Vinyl shingle siding , all replacement windows (except 2). New furnace 2009, Vinyl stockade fence.

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