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Celebrating Halloween in Maryland Safely in 2020

If costumes lining the store aisles are any indication, Halloween is fast approaching! But with a spooky virus going around, the usual trick-or-treating might not be the healthiest idea for your family. Many Maryland counties are allowing the door-to-door tradition this Halloween, but it is discour [...]
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Getting Your Home Ready for the Fall Season

Are you falling for fall? We definitely are! The changing weather and approaching holidays demand extra attention this time of year. It’s time to focus and get your Sturbridge home ready for fall. From seasonal maintenance to fun decorating tips, we’ve got you covered. Grab a hot apple cider or your [...]
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Getting The Most Out of the End of Summer in Maryland

It feels like summer has reached its end now that Labor Day has come and gone. But fall doesn’t truly begin until September 22nd—and Maryland still has nice weather and plenty to do. Take advantage of the final days of the season with these local summer activities. There’s summer fun just steps from [...]
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Back To School Shopping Tips for 2020

The first day of school is looking quite different from years past. With virtual classes or limited in-person classrooms, your child has new needs. Sturbridge Homes loves supporting the community and our clients with families. We want to make school shopping straightforward for Maryland parents this [...]
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10 Items from Amazon to Upgrade Your Home

Does your home need a refresh? Amazon has a ton of great items to give your life easier. Try our top 10 Amazon items without breaking the bank. Roomba  If you are tired of vacuuming every day, get a Roomba! This little robot will automatically search your home for dirt and scraps. It’s recharg [...]
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How to Take Care of Your Wooden Floors

One of our favorite features of our homes is their beautiful hardwood floors. They add balance and crispness to your new space Even though hardwood floors are beautiful, they need a lot of maintenance to help keep them look like new. With just a few simple steps, they can last for decades. Here is w [...]
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Spice Up Your Home - Refresh During Quarantine

Being in quarantine has been tough for all of us. Staring at the same walls day in and day out can make you feel like you are in the movie Groundhog’s Day. This spring, it’s time to give your home a refresh. Treat yourself by upgrading your home and refresh it with new decor to keep you energized an [...]
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How to Stay Healthy this Season

With the recent Coronavirus pandemic and current flu season, taking care of your health should be your #1 priority. We’ve all been following the breaking news, and it's time to stop talking about toilet paper and start paying more attention to hygiene. Below are some tips to help you through this ge [...]
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Forget Spring Cleaning, Do Winter Cleaning

We are almost done with the first month into the new decade which means it’s time for a new start. Don’t wait until Spring to do your annual cleaning, start off the year with a fresh and clean house. This way when spring comes around, all you have to do is spiffy up your Sturbridge home. Keep up tha [...]
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Ways to Meet Your Neighbor

Go outside more Have you moved in but haven’t seen your neighbors yet? Nervous to knock on their doors? Try spending more time outside working on your garden, cleaning out your car, or even just spending time reading a book. By being outside more, you are more likely to run into them and start a [...]
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Moving out of the City

#1 No more gridlock! We all know traffic is no fun in the morning. With stop and go traffic downtown, it can feel never-ending. By moving to a Sturbridge Homes community in the suburbs, you can give yourself a little breathing room in your morning commute.   #2 Get back to your roots with [...]
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Choosing the Right Floor Plan For Your Sturbidge Home

Choosing the floor plan for your new construction home is probably one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make throughout the home buying process! The floor plan you pick will overall play a massive factor in how your entire family utilizes the home in their day to day life. After all, t [...]
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Winter Home Maintenance Tips For Your Home

As we brace ourselves for the new year, we’re also preparing our Sturbridge homeowners for what the cold winter months have in store. From tricks to keeping warm without drastically increasing the energy bill to tips that’ll equip your house for those winter storms: we’ve got you covered with these [...]
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Themed Decorating Holiday Ideas

Deck the halls, living room, and kitchen of your Sturbridge home with these uniquely themed holiday decor ideas! Naptown Holidays Embrace the spirit of our state’s capital with a nautically themed holiday setup in your home. Give these cheap and easy nautical themed DIY decorations a try.  Fo [...]
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How to Survive the 2018 Polar Bear Plunge

If you are a true Marylander than you are well acquainted with the Polar Bear Plunge. This is the annual January event at Sandy Point State Park where thousands of bathing suit sporting “plungers” brave the frigid bay waters to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland. If you’re going to take the [...]
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After School Tips

Now that you’ve been pulled into the back-to-school madness, how do you keep it together? Homework, meals, extracurriculars, the kids’ social lives, and your own work and social life. Oh- and don’t even get us started on the mess we know this can bring into the house. Keeping your Sturbridge home in [...]
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Tips to Keep Pesky Insects Out of Your Home

Have the bugs been relentless this summer? Are the citronella candles and bug repellents just not cutting it? Here are some alternative tips on how to keep insects away this summer. Plants Here’s a great list of 12 plants that repel unwanted insects. Some of these plants are herbs that you [...]
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Best Storage Solutions for Back-to-School

It’s almost time to head back to school! Start the new year off right with these storage and organization solutions for the whole family. Backpack station No more walking in through the front door and leaving a trail of shoes, backpacks and jackets. A backpack station like this  or this has a plac [...]
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14 Summer BBQ Hacks

Summer is almost here, and that means a season full of BBQs and outdoor parties. Here are 14 hacks to make your summer BBQs better than ever! 1. Set out a bug spray and sunscreen station, like this. 2. Make a natural ant repellant of water and vinegar to keep ants away from food. Recipe here. 3. [...]
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Best Beach Reads of Summer 2016

Summer is right around the corner, and no day by the pool or beach is complete without a juicy novel to sink your teeth into. We’ve tracked down the most anticipated books of the summer to add to your reading list. Here are our top 8 beach reads of summer 2016. Don’t You Cry by Mary Kubica (Releas [...]
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Gardening Tips for Beginners

Do you dream of having your own beautiful garden but lack the green thumb to get it done? With these gardening tips for beginners, you’ll be on your way to a thriving garden in no time! Pick the right spot Most vegetables and flowers need six hours of full sun everyday. Before you start planting, [...]
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