Lorraine Herbert, CRB, CRS, GRI, ABR, ABRM, CLHMS, CDPE, CIAS, HAFA certified, LMS.


If you've been putting off organizing your closets for months -- if not years -- you're not alone! Since closets are not usually a "high visibility" area of the house, cleaning them often ends up being relegated to the bottom of people's priority lists.

It's easy to postpone tackling the project because you can simply close the door and forget about what a disaster area it's become!

There are, however, several sound reasons for bumping it up on your "to do" list.

  • First of all, you'll probably find valuable things you thought were lost forever. Depending on how long it's been since you last cleaned out your closets, there's a good chance you'll find miscellaneous valuable items ranging from missing gloves and address books to lost photo albums and unopened gifts. There's no end to the possible treasures you could stumble upon in a closet that you haven't organized for a while. You may even find lost items you were considering replacing. In that case, you can save your money or spend it on something else!
  • It's an opportunity to help others. All communities have charitable organizations that distribute warm clothing, shoes, essential kitchen supplies, school backpacks, and other useful items to underprivileged families in your area. By giving away things you no longer need and use, you can accomplish two objectives: clearing out the clutter in your home and helping needy families or organizations in the community.
  • You'll enjoy a sense of accomplishment. On one hand, when you keep putting off a project that you know needs to get done, it creates an underlying feeling of frustration. However, once you get the task underway and completed, you'll feel like you're making progress with your goals and moving forward. (Not only that, but your closets will no longer be an eyesore that cause you to cringe every time you go to grab a jacket or hang up your clothes!)
  • Completing one project helps create momentum for getting started on something else. As Sir Isaac Newton, the famous physicist, stated more than 300 years ago, "A body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion unless it is acted upon by an external force.” (Source: Live Science) That principle applies as much to human behavior as it does to inanimate objects. Once you force yourself to get started on a project -- whether it involves organization, cleaning, repair, or home improvement -- you'll discover new-found energy and motivation for other tasks.

While it may seem as if cleaning your closets is a monumental task that makes you feel physically and mentally drained just thinking about it, the hardest part is getting started -- taking those first few steps. By picking one closet to organize and setting aside just an hour or two to do it (and creating a semblance of order), you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish in just one session!



69 Steeple View, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Condo

$274,900
Price

7
Rooms
2
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Absolutely most sought after floor plan in Sturbridge Hills! This spacious end unit has a bright and airy feel with large cathedral fireplaced Living Room showcasing striking round top double window. Fully applianced Kitchen with hardwood flooring and oversized peninsula opens to cathedral Dining Room also with hardwood flooring. There is a first floor Bedroom with walk in closet, full Bath plus a second floor Master Bedroom with walk in closet, full Bath and a Loft area with double closets overlooking the main level. First floor guest Bath and first floor Laundry Room. Walk-out finished basement could be entertainment central with huge Family Room and built in bar! This must be seen! Ready to sell, easy to show!
Open House
Sunday
June 25 at 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Absolutely most sought after floor plan in Sturbridge Hills! This spacious end unit has a bright and airy feel with large cathedral fireplaced Living Room showcasing striking round top double window. Fully applianced Kitchen with hardwood flooring and oversized peninsula opens to cathedral Dining Room also with hardwood flooring. There is a first floor Bedroom with walk in closet, full Bath plus a second floor Master Bedroom with walk in closet, full Bath and a Loft area with double closets.
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77 Allen Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$269,900
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Experience the personality of this home from the start! Dramatic open two story tiled Foyer with twin closets, front to back Living Room with striking full height brick fireplace and bright box bay window, spacious eat in tiled Kitchen with french doors to huge skylit screened porch, skylit cathedral Family Room and classic formal Dining Room also with box bay window. Second floor includes Master Bedroom suite with walk-in closet, full tiled Bath and two additional good sized Bedrooms and 2nd full tiled Bath. Add in a wall of convenient basement storage closets, freshly painted exterior, 2015 roof and recent kitchen appliances to equal a property not to be missed! Easy access to major routes and close to public access beach and boat ramp on South Pond!
Open House
Sunday
June 25 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Public Remarks (Max 1000 characters) Characters left: 237 Experience the personality of this home from the start! Dramatic open two story tiled Foyer with twin closets, front to back Living Room with striking full height brick fireplace and bright box bay window, spacious eat in tiled Kitchen with french doors to huge skylit screened porch, skylit cathedral Family Room and classic formal Dining Room also with box bay window. Second floor includes Master Bedroom suite with walk-in closet.
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600 Worcester St, Southbridge, MA 01550

Condo

$61,500
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
WHY PAY RENT? Major Price Reduction! Offered way below assessment! Easy Access Worcester Street (Rte 169) North End Condo complex. Seller ready to sell with all documents in hand including 6-D! Recently painted and professionally cleaned, 2nd floor condo features Central Air, eat in Kitchen, spacious Living Room with closet and two good sized Bedrooms each with large closet and two windows plus shared second floor porch with pastoral view of creek and woods beyond. Extra parking in rear, laundry hookups and extra storage in clean basement area of each unit. Water and sewer included in monthly condo fee in addition to snow removal, trash removal, ext maintenance. Plans and docs attached.
Open House
No scheduled Open Houses




This Single-Family in Sturbridge, MA recently sold for $341,500. This Colonial style home was sold by Lorraine Herbert - RE/MAX Professional Associates.


15 S Shore Dr, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Single-Family

$339,900
Price
$341,500
Sale Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Look here first! Interesting angles and bump out bays give this home its unique charm. First floor open plan showcases striking central angled stairway plus Formal Dining with bump out windowed bay, front Living Room (could be Playroom or Office), fireplaced Family Room with french doors to sundeck and eat-in Kitchen also with windowed bay breakfast area! Second floor Bedrooms are a very good size including Master with large walk-in closet and full Bath with double sinks and whirlpool tub! AC, 2 car attached Garage and a full acre level sunny yard for endless play, plus deeded Lake access rights to nearby South Pond. This could be your next home!






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