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Five Ways to Improve the Organization of Your Pantry

A pantry is a great way to store food and other kitchen items within the kitchen but out of your cabinets. Since pantries come in many sizes, that leaves an endless variety of options on how you can best organize the pantry for your household. In a disorganized pantry, it is easy to lose things in the pantry but with some basic organization, you can keep that from happening.

  1. Start by cleaning out items you don’t use or have expired. There is no reason to organize items that you will never use so start with this step. Moving forward, it’s a good idea to periodically clean out the pantry to toss items that you purchased but never got used for whatever reason. I would recommend during in January and sometime over the summer.
  2. Group items by the frequency you use them. There is no reason to have the rarely used karo syrup stored in the most accessible location.
  3. It’s also a good idea to group items by size. Storing a small container of spices next to a family size box of cereal will waste space in your pantry plus confuse everyone.
  4. Purchase bins and storage containers. There are lots of places to buy them, but dollar stores offer a lot of options in a variety of shapes and sizes. These can be great for small items like granola bars and other snacks, canned goods and baking essentials like chocolate chips and nuts. Some items just don’t stack well, and this will keep your pantry looking neat and help you find something quickly when you are looking for it.
  5. Don’t forget the door of your pantry. Some doors may not offer great options but many of them will allow you to add shelves that can provide additional storage for canned goods, spices and other items.

Even the best organization won’t last if you never take the time to put anything away. At a minimum of once a day, take a quick look at the pantry and make sure everything is in its place. With multiple hands in the pantry, things can get moved but a daily check will keep everything where you want it and save you time in the long run.

If you have any additional questions about updating or organizing your home, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, help you to find your dream home and/or determine the value of your existing property.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Image courtesy of Vivian Evans/Flickr.com.  

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The Benefits of Virtual Home Staging

Virtual home staging has greatly increased in popularity in recent years. The benefits of home staging are significant and can help homes sell faster and for more money. With traditional staging, a home staging expert or interior designer will make design updates to a home to help buyers visualize the greatest potential. Home staging can be costly in some cases depending on if furniture needs to be rented if the home is empty, how long staging is needed for and the location you live in. With virtual home staging, a photographer can add the same staging elements to a photo that a stager would add to the home, so the photos are more appealing. With virtual home staging, what are the benefits?

A picture is worth a thousand words is a very popular saying and with virtual home staging, a poor photo can become superior. When homes are empty, cluttered or have dated furniture, visual enhancements can improve that. In some cases, a home may be so full of furniture, you can’t see the home itself. Virtual staging can remove the furnishings and clutter so you actually see the home that you would purchase.

Another great use for virtual staging is to update dated furnishings so the home looks fresh and modern. Dated furnishings and those in poor condition can give buyers a negative perception of a home and that is the last thing you want. Another use for virtual staging is to change the use of a room. A homeowner may have not wanted a dining room and be using it as an office or playroom. Use virtual staging to show additional options for the space other than its current use.

Virtual home staging takes less time and resources to complete than traditional home staging so you will not spend as much money to help the home look its best. With the popularity of internet home searches at an all time high, staging photos virtually will allow many prospective buyers to see the best photos of your home so they aren’t turned off by original images that make your home look less than appealing.

Virtual staging has risen in popularity in recent years and is still climbing. With buyers visiting fewer homes in person before making an offer, virtual staging can help your home put its best foot forward and allow potential buyers to better envision themselves in your home. If you have any additional questions or concerns about selling your home, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, help you to find your dream home and/or determine the value of your existing property.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Image by p_kennedy123 from Pixabay 

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High Sierra 2020 Virtual Trail Run

The Crowley Lake 5K – 10K run has gone virtual. Walk, jog or run on any trail, road or even on the treadmill in the comfort of your own home or neighborhood.  This year 100% of all proceeds and donations will benefit the local community and surrounding areas for their fantastic response to the Covid-19 virus. The race location and time is completely up to you Just make sure you complete your run and submit your results between July 15th and August 1st.

Visit the official event website to register today! This is a self-coordinated run no set up, chip timing, or coordinators on-site. Your time will be self-recorded, submitted and can be posted on the official website after your run. Sign the whole family up and get some exercise for a great cause.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo by Jenny Hill on Unsplash

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563 Club Drive, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 – SOLD JULY 2020!

A CONDO FOR ALL SEASONS!

Awesome 2 bedroom/2 bath ground floor condo in Snowcreek IV. You can hear and see the year-round babbling creek right outside the bedroom windows. The living room features a beautiful stone feature wall with gas log fireplace and is open to the kitchen and dining area. The kitchen offers tons of storage and stainless-steel appliances. Spacious master bedroom including ensuite bath with oversized vanity and nicely sized secondary bedroom and bath.

This unit is nicely maintained and comes partially furnished. It has all new flooring, freshly painted and a new washer/dryer. The front deck has been extended 8 feet.

Snowcreek IV amenities include a jacuzzi, sauna room, off-street parking, fully landscaped grounds, on-site manager and conveniently located within walking distance to the Snowcreek Athletic Club and the Red Line shuttle bus stop. This is a great year-round complex with creeks, ponds and meadows. Come enjoy this condo for all seasons!

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For more information visit 563 Club Drive.

Contact Nancy Davidson for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MammothCountry.com or email Nancy@MammothCountry.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

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248 Mammoth Slopes Drive #E49, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 – SOLD JULY 2020!

FURNISHED MAMMOTH SKI & RACQUET CONDO!

Great price on this spacious, furnished 2-bedroom + loft and 3 FULL bath condo with attached one-car garage. This property features a gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings and open layout floorplan with large windows allowing lots of natural light. Unit is located in the E-building which is the same building as the office, spa and recreation room so no need to walk outside to access these amenities. Steps to the pool.

Mammoth Ski & Racquet is located so close to Canyon Lodge and Mammoth Mountain ski area you could walk or use the ski back trail. The complex offers tennis courts, ski lockers, 2 hot tubs, pool, recreation room with a pool table & video games, a basketball court, volleyball court, horseshoe pits and outdoor barbecues with picnic tables. A year-round retreat for you to come and get away from it all!

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For more information visit 248 Mammoth Slopes Drive #E49.

Contact Nancy Davidson for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MammothCountry.com or email Nancy@MammothCountry.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

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Sierra Star Golf Course

California’s highest golf course is officially open and taking reservation for tee times. The Sierra Star Golf Course is located deep within the majesty of the Eastern Sierra and boasts pristine lakes, emerald fairways, and stunning mountain views. Chip Shot Café will have limited food and beverage service and an on-course beverage cart will be available.

Visit the Sierra Star Modifications Page for the latest operational updates and guidelines Reservations are required so, book your tee time now by calling the pro shop at 760.924.GOLF or visit Mammoth Mountain’s official website for additional information.

Don’t miss your chance to show off your skills at one of California’s premier golf courses!

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo by Soheb Zaidi on Unsplash

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For Sale ~ 50 Hillside Drive #211, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 – $699,000

FURNISHED WESTIN CONDO OVERLOOKS POOL!

Come play and stay at the Westin Monache next to the Village at Mammoth. Beautiful, spacious, and furnished 2-bedroom / 2 bath unit with 2 large decks that overlook the pool. The living room is surrounded by windows bringing lots of natural light and features a gas fireplace and flat screen TV. The dining area easily seats 6 people and the kitchen is equipped with a small fridge, electric range, dishwasher, microwave oven as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

This unit offers easy access and on the same level as the heated outdoor pool, two hot tubs and the 24-hour fitness center.

Very convenient location to the Village restaurants, shops and the gondola to Canyon Lodge. Enjoy all of the amenities the Westin has to offer including on-site fine dining, local shuttle, heated pool, two large hot tubs, work-out room, valet service and concierge. Use it for your private stays or choose to rent it out on the popular Westin rental program.

Click Here to view the virtual tour!
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For more information visit 50 Hillside Drive #211.

Contact Nancy Davidson for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MammothCountry.com or email Nancy@MammothCountry.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

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For Sale ~ 2006 Lodestar Drive, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 – $499,000

BUILD ON THE 4TH FAIRWAY OF SIERRA STAR GOLF COURSE!

Rare opportunity to build your own dream home on the 4th fairway at the beautiful Sierra Star Golf Course. This lot is zoned Resort, so a home can be built and can be rented out on a nightly vacation rental basis.

The homes in this secluded subdivision are stunning and give you a very private setting. Home size can be up to 4,500 square feet. The lot is slightly down sloping and recently had some trees removed.

Close to the shuttle stop and close enough to Eagle Lodge if you want to walk. This is a truly unique lot, come by and see it!

Click Here to view the virtual tour! For more information visit 2006 Lodestar Drive.

Contact Nancy Davidson for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MammothCountry.com or email Nancy@MammothCountry.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

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Picking the Perfect Paint

One of the easiest and least expensive updates you can make to your home is painting. For most homeowners, it is something that can be accomplished with little to no expertise and without expensive tools. By purchasing the desired paint and a few basic supplies, you can make a big change to a room or your entire home.

Selecting paint can be challenging though. Flat, satin, semigloss and glossy paints are just a few of your choices. When you settle on a kind of paint, there are many brands to select from and then the choice of color. With thousands of different shades of paint to select from, you may think you will never make a choice. Where do you start to narrow down your selection to the perfect paint for you?

Start by considering the area you are painting. High traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms or doors with lots of use will do best with a semi-gloss or glossy paint. It is also great on cabinets and trim. Flat and satin paints will be better in adult bedrooms or dining rooms that have less activity. Once you narrow down where you are painting, select the color family you want to work from. Attempting to select a paint color from all of your options will drive you crazy so narrow it down a little so you are comparing 50 colors instead of 500 colors.

After you select a color family, head to the store to see some options. Remember, don’t pick your paint in the store. Take it outside and take it home. Look at the color swatches outside and in your home. The natural light and the lights in your home can make the colors look very different so don’t skip this step. It’s also a good idea to look at the colors with any existing furnishings to make sure they look good together.

After you have looked at the color in multiple lights, sit on it for a few days. Paint doesn’t have to last forever but if you are going to spend the time to repaint, you probably want it to stick around for a little while.

After you have selected the perfect paint, take your time to prepare your surface correctly and properly apply the paint. Consider painting an investment in your home and remember that anything worth doing is worth doing well. If your intent is to select the cheapest paint and get it on the walls as quickly as possible, that will be evident when you look at it. Your home may be better off left untouched then to paint in a rush and leave it looking less than perfect.

If you have any additional questions about updating your home, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have, help you to find your dream home and/or determine the value of your existing property.

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

Photo by Boxed Water Is Better on Unsplash

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Lot 14 Ridgeview Drive, Swall Meadows, CA 93514 – SOLD JUNE 2020!

BUILD ON YOUR OWN LOT IN RIMROCK RANCH!

Fabulous views from this nearly 2 acres level building site at Rimrock Ranch in Swall Meadows that is zoned equestrian. Enjoy views in every direction of the Owens Valley, Wheeler Crest, Mt. Tom, and the White Mountains. Super quiet area surrounded by newer custom homes.

Located approximately 30 miles south of Mammoth and about 25 minutes to Bishop. Close to hiking and mountain bike trails and fishing at nearby Rock Creek or Pleasant Valley Dam. Community water system and underground utilities are at the street and it will need a septic.

Come get away from it all in spacious surroundings!

Click Here to view the virtual tour! For more information visit 563 Club Drive.

Contact Nancy Davidson for All Your Real Estate Needs! For more information or to schedule a showing visit www.MammothCountry.com or email Nancy@MammothCountry.com. Let me make your home selling and or buying experience one of a kind!

 

Nancy Davidson
Mammoth Village Properties
760 937-2301 mobile
nancy@mammothcountry.com
www.MammothCountry.com
CA Broker’s License #01264041

Nancy Davidson is your ultimate real estate resource for Mammoth Lakes, CA and The Eastern Sierra. Visit my website for detailed information regarding today’s real estate markets.

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