North Reading Massachusetts Real Estate Agents Lisa Giannetto Santilli-LisaSantilli.com


Many of us work long hours all week so that we can afford the luxuries of a nice home. Unfortunately, keeping your home clean and updated requires even more time that you don’t have.

The good news is that there are a growing number of ways to make your home less high maintenance. Things like automation, decluttering techniques, and cleaning hacks have made it easier than ever for us to take care of our homes while still having time to enjoy them.

Home automation

Tony Stark’s skyrise in Iron Man, the Jetson family’s house, and Nathan’s lab in Ex Machina all have one thing in common: robots that help make our home lives easier. What was once reserved for sci-fi, however, is beginning to be introduced at affordable prices in the real world.

There are many different types of home automation devices available on today’s market. One of the simplest time-saving devices is Amazon’s dash button. You can buy a button for several different household items. You keep the buttons in your cabinet or pantry and when you run out of, say, laundry detergent you can simply press the button and Amazon will automatically order and ship more.

For something more advanced, home assistants are gaining in popularity. Amazon’s Echo, Google’s Home, and others are currently gaining traction. They typically look like a normal small speaker. But with them you can order items online, set alarms and reminders for things like cleaning or car maintenance, control your lights and thermostat, and more.

Cleaning robots

You’ve probably seen the Roomba before--the small robot that vacuums your house for you by learning the floor layout. If you haven’t, now’s the time to look into them. The market is diversifying and the technology is improving, making them even more helpful to have around the house.

Robots aren’t just for the indoors. You can now purchase a robot that mows your lawn for you. It learns the parameters of your yard, how to avoid obstacles, and soon it’s cutting the grass while you sit back in a lounge chair.

Smart weatherproofing

While we’re on the topic of your home’s exterior, let’s discuss some ways to make the outside of your home low maintenance. Gutter guards and leaf filters are a great way to make sure your gutters don’t get clogged, protecting your gutters and in turn your foundation.  

When it comes to roofing, there are now several alternatives that will outshine and outlast traditional shingles. Metal roofs are growing in popularity as they now come in several aesthetically appealing forms.

Cleaning hacks

The best cleaning hacks are the ones that save you time and reduce the number of times you have to clean something. For the shower doors in your bathroom, cleaning them with Rain-X glass cleaner (built for car windshields) will keep them clear and shining longer.

Dusting a home takes a lot of time. Most people see dusting as an inevitable weekly task. However, there is a way to reduce the dust that gets kicked up in your home. The amount of dust that builds up on the surfaces of your home is largely due to air conditions. An air purifier and a humidifier can both help to reduce that amount of dust in your home.



5 BAY STREET, Beverly, MA 01915

Condo

$289,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Move right in and enjoy ocean views from your two bedroom condo mere steps away from the sand of DANE STREET BEACH. This garden style unit boasts fantastic new updates that include NEW high efficiency Trane natural gas furnace (2017), NEW granite counters, stainless appliances & tile floor in the kitchen (2016), newer windows, NEW carpet in both bedrooms (2015 & 2018), and a NEW granite top vanity in the bathroom(2014) and tub refinishing (2018). Additional features include a working fireplace, common yard space including a patio & fire pit, off street driveway parking spot, and storage & laundry in the basement. Idyllic setting on a quiet one way street in a fabulous OCEANSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD close to all Beverly has to offer – beaches, parks, shops, restaurants and an easy commute to Boston with the commuter train station nearby. Open Houses Sat & Sun 7/14 & 7/15 12-1:30. Offers are due Monday, July 16 at 3 pm. Please allow Seller 24 hours for review and response.
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5 BAY STREET, Beverly, MA 01915

Condo

$289,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Move right in and enjoy ocean views from your two bedroom condo mere steps away from the sand of DANE STREET BEACH. This garden style unit boasts fantastic new updates that include NEW high efficiency Trane natural gas furnace (2017), NEW granite counters, stainless appliances & tile floor in the kitchen (2016), newer windows, NEW carpet in both bedrooms (2015 & 2018), and a NEW granite top vanity in the bathroom(2014) and tub refinishing (2018). Additional features include a working fireplace, common yard space including a patio & fire pit, off street driveway parking spot, and storage & laundry in the basement. Idyllic setting on a quiet one way street in a fabulous OCEANSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD close to all Beverly has to offer – beaches, parks, shops, restaurants and an easy commute to Boston with the commuter train station nearby. Open Houses Sat & Sun 7/14 & 7/15 12-1:30. Offers are due Monday, July 16 at 3 pm. Please allow Seller 24 hours for review and response.
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5 BAY STREET, Beverly, MA 01915

Condo

$289,900
Price

4
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Move right in and enjoy ocean views from your two bedroom condo mere steps away from the sand of DANE STREET BEACH. This garden style unit boasts fantastic new updates that include NEW high efficiency Trane natural gas furnace (2017), NEW granite counters, stainless appliances & tile floor in the kitchen (2016), newer windows, NEW carpet in both bedrooms (2015 & 2018), and a NEW granite top vanity in the bathroom(2014) and tub refinishing (2018). Additional features include a working fireplace, common yard space including a patio & fire pit, off street driveway parking spot, and storage & laundry in the basement. Idyllic setting on a quiet one way street in a fabulous OCEANSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD close to all Beverly has to offer – beaches, parks, shops, restaurants and an easy commute to Boston with the commuter train station nearby. Open Houses Sat & Sun 7/14 & 7/15 12-1:30. Offers are due Monday, July 16 at 3 pm. Please allow Seller 24 hours for review and response.
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15 OLD HASWELL PARK ROAD, Middleton, MA 01949

Single-Family

$875,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
4
Baths
Well maintained COLONIAL sits on a beautifully landscaped corner lot in one of Middleton's MOST DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOODS! This home has it all: Space Galore, Flexible Floorplan offering 2 Home Offices & ample recreation areas, Gleaming Hardwood Floors, Large Yard, 3 Car Garage, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, FANTASTIC Neighborhood, Award Winning School System and LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Enjoy a commuter friendly location that offers the benefits of a MULTIPLE CUL-DE-SAC SUBDIVISION surrounded by a serene wooded setting. All this and 10 minutes to the restaurants and shops at nearby Northshore Mall and Market Street and only 30 minutes to Boston. The best of everything!
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July 12 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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