Essential Guide to Moving

Whether it’s your first time moving into a new home or you’ve moved many times before, there is still a laundry list of things you need to do as you prepare for this new chapter of your life. There’s no way to sugarcoat it, preparing for a move can take months and cause a lot of stress on you and your family. Luckily, there are many ways to plan ahead to make the entire experience much more tolerable and to ensure the transition from one home to another goes without any hiccups.  Continue reading “Essential Guide to Moving”

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

This year, experts are predicting a stronger than average hurricane season with as many as 19 possible storms over the next several months. We’re likely to see the peak of the season from August through September, making now the perfect time to prepare for a potential storm. Even though we typically do not experience the eye of the hurricane up here in New England, there is a possibility for any storm named in the Bahamas to travel up the coast, bringing the danger of extreme wind and rain. It only takes one strong storm to cause severe damage and devastating flooding to an area, so it’s important to make an emergency plan, assemble an emergency kit, and stay informed. 

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How to Enjoy the Summer Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

A few weeks ago, many of us were wondering what the summer months would look like here in New England as we reached the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the first day of summer is right around the corner, we have a little more insight. We can still enjoy beach trips, cookouts, and picnics in the park, but many summer activities might look a little bit different this year. As the CDC and local officials continue to encourage a number of safety protocols and public guidelines, you may not be able to carry out all your usual summer plans, but there are still many ways you can safely enjoy the next few months as we begin the gradual process of getting back to business as usual. 

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The Importance of Car Maintenance During a Driving Hiatus

For many of us as we help to flatten the curve, our cars have been sitting in the garage, driveway, or on the street for several weeks now — leading to a spike in the number of dead batteries according to AAA throughout April. And, for many states here in New England, we still may have several more weeks to go before most employees return to their businesses and life begins to pick back up again. 

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How To Successfully Work From Home

Over the last few weeks, we saw a steady increase in the number of companies shifting to a remote-work policy to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. In Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all non-essential businesses and organizations to close their physical workplaces until Monday, May 4th. However, these businesses are strongly encouraged to continue operations remotely.  Continue reading “How To Successfully Work From Home”

Guide to Safe Winter Driving

Here in New England, it’s not uncommon for winter weather to last through March — remember the April Fool’s Day blizzard in ‘97? So far this year we’ve been lucky with mild weather, but it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected. Whether you’re traveling north for February school vacation or commuting through a storm, there are a few steps you can take to make sure you get to your destination safely before you even get on the road.  Continue reading “Guide to Safe Winter Driving”