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When you own a home, you want to reduce your costs as much as possible. As a homeowner and environmentally conscious person, you may also want to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce the amount of waste that you and your family produce. Read on for some tips on how to reduce the amount of trash you produce on a weekly basis and see what a difference you can make in your little corner of the world.  


Find Reusable Products In Lieu Of Disposable Ones


There are so many convenience products that we find on store shelves. For every type of product that you can just throw away, you can find something reusable. Products that you can substitute include:


Washcloths instead of disposable makeup wipes

Reusable water cups instead of disposable bottles

Washable plastic cups substituted for disposable ones

No paper plates

Use washable plates instead of paper plates

Dust with rags, not paper towels

Use reusable grocery bags

Drink coffee out of a refillable mug

Buy reusable containers to pack a lunch in


Any products that provide less buildup of waste are better for the environment. Many times, we rely on convenience for ourselves and our families, but convenience can be costly to both the environment and our budgets.  


Use Natural Cleaning Products


Many cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that are dangerous for our bodies and our environment. There are many things right inside of your kitchen cabinets that can be useful and effective in cleaning your home. Items that you can clean with include:


Baking Soda

Vinegar

Lemon juice

Castille soap


Wth just a few products, cleaning naturally is easy. You won’t have to worry about harming children, pets, or yourself by using these all natural items that can be found right in your kitchen. You also will have more space in your cabinets because you’ll need fewer bottles to stock your cleaning supply. Vinegar can be used to clean most things in your home, and it does the job pretty well compared to its harsh chemical counterparts.


Your new lifestyle that consists of less waste will take some time. You can gradually switch different products and containers as you move through your days. This will be a much more practical approach than just starting from scratch all at once. Not only is changing your lifestyle a time investment but a money investment since you’ll need to buy new products to replace old ones initially. Over time you should see a big difference in your wallet and your trash can with your waste-free lifestyle.         




23 Aunt Lizzie Lane, Marshfield, MA 02050

Single-Family

$634,500
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A HOME IN ONE OF MARSHFIELD'S MOST DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOODS! THIS GRACIOUS COLONIAL IS BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED ON A PRIVATE LEVEL LOT PERFECT FOR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING AS WELL AS EASY ACCESS TO THE BACKYARD FOR KIDS AND PETS. THE FIRST FLOOR FEATURES A SPACIOUS KITCHEN AND EATING AREA OPEN TO A FAMILY ROOM WITH FIREPLACE AND CATHEDRAL CEILINGS. THE ATTACHED GARAGE OFFERS ACCESS TO SIDE ENTRY WITH LAUNDRY, CLOSET AND BATH. FOUR BEDROOMS INCLUDING A MASTER SUITE ALL ON THE SECOND FLOOR WITH ADDITIONAL FULL BATH. DRY LOWER LEVEL IS FINISHED FOR FUN INDOOR PLAY OR OFFICE PLUS A SEPARATE WORK AREA FOR PROJECTS! CENTRAL AIR, TITLE V COMPLETE AND NEW ROOF 2013 AND HEAT 2010! CLOSE TO SHOPPING, BEACHES AND SCHOOL AND APPROX 5.5 MILES TO HIGHWAY!
Open House
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If a seller accepts your offer to purchase his or her residence, it now may be time to schedule a house inspection. And if you have an expert home inspector at your side, you can get the information you need to determine whether to proceed with a house purchase.

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1. Industry Experience

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2. Client Referrals

A home inspector should have no trouble providing client referrals upon request. With client referrals in hand, you can reach out to a home inspector's past clients and learn about their experiences working with this professional.

As you search for the right home inspector, you may want to contact several inspectors in your area as well. If you reach out to multiple inspectors and receive client referrals from them, you can boost the likelihood of making an informed hiring decision.

3. Your Homebuying Timeline

There is no guarantee that a home inspector will be available at your convenience. If you need to conduct a home inspection as soon as possible, you should search diligently for an inspector who can fulfill your request.

For those who want to quickly find a top-notch home inspector, there is no need to take shortcuts, either. Remember, a home purchase likely is one of the biggest transactions you will complete in your lifetime. If you fail to hire a highly trained inspector to evaluate a residence, you may struggle to identify potential home problems.

If you need extra help as you search for a house inspector, you may want to collaborate with a real estate agent, too. This housing market professional will guide you along the homebuying journey and ensure you can avoid costly, time-intensive mistakes.

A real estate agent can help you get in touch with the top-rated home inspectors in your area. Plus, he or she will provide plenty of guidance throughout the homebuying journey. If you ever have concerns or questions as you decide whether to purchase a house, a real estate agent can respond to them right away.

If you want to enjoy a successful homebuying experience, it helps to employ a first-rate house inspector. By considering the aforementioned factors, you can hire a superb home inspector to review all areas of a house. Then, you can obtain a home inspection report to help you make the best-possible decision about a house purchase.



23 Aunt Lizzie Lane, Marshfield, MA 02050

Single-Family

$650,000
Price

8
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
RARE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE A HOME IN ONE OF MARSHFIELD'S MOST DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOODS! THIS GRACIOUS COLONIAL IS BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED ON A PRIVATE LEVEL LOT PERFECT FOR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING AS WELL AS EASY ACCESS TO THE BACKYARD FOR KIDS AND PETS. THE FIRST FLOOR FEATURES A SPACIOUS KITCHEN AND EATING AREA OPEN TO A FAMILY ROOM WITH FIREPLACE AND CATHEDRAL CEILINGS. THE ATTACHED GARAGE OFFERS ACCESS TO SIDE ENTRY WITH LAUNDRY, CLOSET AND BATH. FOUR BEDROOMS INCLUDING A MASTER SUITE ALL ON THE SECOND FLOOR WITH ADDITIONAL FULL BATH. DRY LOWER LEVEL IS FINISHED FOR FUN INDOOR PLAY OR OFFICE PLUS A SEPARATE WORK AREA FOR PROJECTS! CENTRAL AIR, TITLE V COMPLETE AND NEW ROOF 2013 AND HEAT 2010! CLOSE TO SHOPPING, BEACHES AND SCHOOL AND APPROX 5.5 MILES TO HIGHWAY!
Open House
Sunday
October 14 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location, Location plus a beautiful home and level lot!
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 23 Aunt Lizzie Lane, Marshfield, MA 02050    Get Directions

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146 Tilden Road, Scituate, MA 02066

Single-Family

$545,000
Price

7
Rooms
3
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
This classic farmhouse style home has 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath home and sits on over 2 + private acres of land. Freshly painted and recently renovated adding a master suite with double closets, soaring ceilings and private bath. The living room has gorgeous hickory flooring and french doors that open to a wrap around composite deck perfect for entertaining. The lower level bonus room allows for extra living space also opening to the back yard thru slider. The 2 story barn is perfect for a workshop, storage and studio, or he/she cave. .6 miles to Wampatuck Elementary School and exactly 1 mile to Front Street where you can enjoy Scituate's waterfront and harbor with all the great restaurants and shopping Scituate offers. Title V passed! This home is ready for new owners!
Open House
Sunday
October 14 at 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cannot make the Open Houses?
Location: 146 Tilden Road, Scituate, MA 02066    Get Directions

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