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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Check out the open houses on Sunday!

Readers of the Herald Dispatch on Sunday will notice a newly added item in the open house section of the newspaper. Every fourth Sunday through October some of the area real estate companies will be having open houses in certain communities of the area. Of course open houses will be held in various locations as normal, but starting Sunday January 25th, 2009 some of the area companies will participate in highlighting communities in our area. The first highlighted area is Barboursville. There will be a number of open houses in this particular area allowing for attendees less of a drive and more homes to see than possibly normal during this time. On Sunday February 22nd, there will be a highlight of the areas of South Point, Chesapeake, Proctorville, and Crown City Ohio. Stay tuned to the open house section of the Sunday newspaper for area homes to view and other communities that will be highlighted.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Weather Outside is Frightful. Now is a Good Time To De-clutter the Inside of Your Home

As the weather gets colder, staying indoors is a reality. Instead of getting bored at home, observe each room and make a list of items no longer needed. Go to your local retailer and purchase some storage containers. You can visit each room of your home and see what is no longer needed or has not been used in years. Go through your clothing and decide what you could sell or donate to a local charity. After boxing up these items, place them in the garage or a storage unit. As spring arrives, you will have more time to enjoy the great outdoors and be ready for the yearly garage sale. Perhaps you may even find that item that you have been looking for for months. Another result of your labor is that you will feel better knowing that a task has been completed and your home may even feel larger with the reduction of items.