Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Downtown Clearwater Merchants Association presents
Downtown Clearwater Art Walk

Friday August 31st

Your Last Friday Summer Event in Downtown Clearwater

Friday, June 29th, Friday, July 27th and Friday, August 31st from 6 – 9 p.m.

Stroll Cleveland Street to sip, eat and enjoy curated art when you visit participating merchants.

Pick up and complete a passport for a chance to WIN a FREE CLEARWATER BEACH STAY! Schedule your summer Dates Nights around this fabulous cultural event.

Passport pickup and information is located at Second Century Studios on the corner of Osceola Ave and Cleveland Street.

Made possible by the Downtown Development Board.

 

Innisbrook Resort Labor Day Festival

Sunday, September 2nd  

Celebrate Labor Day at Innisbrook Resort with the best views of the fireworks and a festival with all your favorites including hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, full bar and much more! Festival 5:30pm - 8:30pm in Inverness Hall Fireworks 9:00pm on the Driving Range Lawn Complimentary access to members and resort guests. $5 General Admission per Family.*

 

Fresh Market at Hyde Park Village

Sunday, September 2nd

“Local Food, Hand Crafts & Live Music”

Located in the beautiful Hyde Park Village, come shop local every 1st Sunday from 10-2pm! 100+ vendors selling fresh produce, hand crafts, sauces, fresh bread, jams, clothing, jewelry, artwork, coffee, eggs, juice, plants, handmade soaps and SO much more! For more information visit: tampabaymarkets.com


 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018

 

Being a homeowner myself, I know that it is a real job staying on top of all that needs to be done to keep one’s property in the best shape possible.

It is certain to keep costs down and I thought it was important enough to fill you in on what you can do to prepare your home for sale or just keep your home in the best shape possible for years to come until you are ready to sell.

This morning I was eager to get some things done, so I grabbed my clippers and started cutting away any branches that were hanging low or leaning toward my house. At least once a month, grab your clippers and trim those branches if your gardener is not doing it. It’s not only important for your home, but it’s great to get out there early in the morning and smell the air and see the beautiful clouds in the sky.

Once a month I recommend changing your air conditioner filters. Being in a humid climate, we run our air conditioners most of the year and changing the filters allows fresh air to get through and keeps the air cleaner inside the house.

If you live on the water, then you will know what that salt water can do to your windows. Get a good window cleaning company to come out about once every 6 – 8 weeks to wash your windows on the exterior. It will help keep your windows beautiful and your view clear!

In the warmer months it’s important that you keep a pest control service coming out and servicing your property. I recommend keeping them all year long, but not as frequent in the cooler months.

Once every 6-8 weeks, inspect your rain gutters and if clogged with debris, clean them out. Have someone on hand that you can call to do this service for you.

Once a quarter, I recommend you do an organize and clean up of your garage. This helps keep the garage more open and clutter free and could be important in case of an emergency.

Once a quarter, I also recommend deep cleaning the inside of your house. Sort through and donate unused items. By doing this, you are freeing up space which always is more pleasing to look at. We all tend to keep many more items than we really need and it is a great feeling to get rid of things you haven’t used in over a year and to also know that these items could be helping someone else.

One last thing I recommend is that you run water in unused plumbing. For example, if you have a big house and tend to use only part of it, be sure to flush toilets and run water in the tub and sinks you don’t use regularly to push old, stagnant water through the pipes. This should help avoid any smells that could come from that room.

Please let me know how you do with these tips and if you have any comments, feel free to email me at terriLMREP@gmail.com and visit my website: laurenmichaelsrealestate.com.


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