When was the last time you tested your smoke/carbon dioxide alarm(s)? A number of times I've been in an absent client's home when the batteries or the smoke alarm failed. According to the USFA, batteries should be tested once a month and replaced once a year. Smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years. Make testing your batteries a monthly habit, or at least test prior to leaving on a trip.
Today we had a client's smoke alarm replaced when new batteries only worked for a couple of days.
Please help me help you. Summer vacations are over. The kids are back in school and things are ramping up at work again. You think the holidays are far in the future, but before you know it they'll be here.
We're starting to plan our offerings for the holidays. What are your holiday stressors? How can we support you to make the holidays more relaxing?
Let us know in the comments below 👎
I've had the pleasure of house sitting for a family in the suburbs twice a year for about 8 years. For many years I was only here in the winter. Then a year or two ago they started taking vacations in the warmer weather. I love being able to go out on their deck with my laptop and coffee. 💕💖 Unfortunately this time around the weather didn't cooperate until this morning. But hey, one or two mornings on the deck is more than I get at home in my city dwelling which only has a Juliet balcony.
When you're a busy professional who travels every week its hard to keep up with things like dry cleaning and mail.Wouldn't it be great if you came home from a trip and could unpack and not have to worry about getting to the cleaners to drop off the things that need cleaning while also picking up clean clothes from the prior week? We will drop off your clothes and pick them up when they're ready. We will also change the hangers and put them away for you so you can find them the next time.
In the summer we tend to relax more, spend more time with family, friends and even ourselves. We take vacations, day trips, read books on the beach/lake. As fall creeps in and work kicks up a notch (or more) and kids school activities return, we tend to let the more pleasant and rewarding aspects of our lives recede into the background. This fall, do things differently. Schedule time for yourself. Keep reading books, meditate, work out, schedule date nights with family and friends. And if you need help, ask for it.
Do not leave home without it! Hopefully you have gotten your insurance with us for your road trip back down to baja sur. Also for your stay throughout the season for your medical care for those incidentals. ⠀
With Cathie Smith Insurance you can at least be totally prepared. With the exclusive "Cathie Smith Insurance Concierge" service you have a guarantee that we will be there for you 24/7. We will work with you to understand your needs, create a plan you will be happy with, and make sure that all aspects of your new policy are clear. You will avoid surprises, save on premiums, and receive the best in customer service. Let’s talk! Contact us and we will get back with you today! ⠀
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There are ups and downs in life and even if we try there is no pause button or a "do over". With Cathie Smith Insurance you can at least be totally prepared. With the exclusive "Cathie Smith Insurance Concierge" service you have a guarantee that we will be there for you 24/7. We will work with you to understand your needs, create a plan you will be happy with, and make sure that all aspects of your new policy are clear. You will avoid surprises, save on premiums, and receive the best in customer service. Let’s talk! Contact us and we will get back with you today!⠀ cathiesmithinsurance.com ⠀
Beauty is about more than your physical surroundings. Its also about having a balanced life, doing the fun things you want to do and not being overwhelmed by everything that has to get done.
We strive to give our clients a beautiful life by helping them get organized. This doesn't just mean organizing a closet, draw or room, although we do this as well. It also means making room in their schedule to go to the gym, take a vacation, spend time with family and friends. How can we make your life more beautiful?
There are ups and downs in life and even if we try there is no pause button or a "do over". With Cathie Smith Insurance you can at least be totally prepared. With the exclusive "Your Personal Insurance Concierge" service you have a guarantee that we will be there for you 24/7. We will work with you to understand your needs, create a plan you will be happy with, and make sure that all aspects of your new policy are clear. You will avoid surprises, save on premiums, and receive the best in customer service.⠀ Let’s talk! Contact us and we will get back with you today! ⠀
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Our homegrown tomatoes! Tomatoes 🍅 picked ripe are so tasty and sweet -- and here’s more reason to eat them: they’re an edible sunscreen 🧴 ☀️ Tans may be in, but so is protecting your skin! Check out my article on other foods and beverages that could save your skin @cnn http://www.lisadrayer.com/cnn-com-protecting-your-skin-from-the-inside-out/
So exciting; we're getting a new furniture store in the South End. Modern Relik has been hiding out in Waltham up until now. Their new store will be located at 485 Harrison Ave. @modernrelik when will you be opening?
There are many ways to reduce stress:
Getting a Massage
Taking a vacation
Having a personal concierge
By delegating your overflow to a personal concierge you will be lightening your load and not stressing about how to get everything done. Bonus - you'll have time to include some of the other stress busters on the list above.
How do you reduce stress? Tell me in the comments below.
Fall is just around the corner and the summer is winding down. Do you have any upcoming travel to end the #summerseason heading into fall? If so let me know, as I would love to show you why our rates are simply second to none.
Do you receive confidential documents containing personal information that could be useful to identity thieves? What do you do with these documents when they're no longer needed? Documents like these:
Bank Account Statements
Credit Card Statements
Invoices and Reports
Social Security Numbers
Do you have a shredder? If not, do you know about the residential shredding services available in your area?
If you have a home based business you'll want to shred documents not only to protect you, your employees, and your clients from identity theft, but also to protect your intellectual property and confidential business information. To do so you should shred the documents listed above plus these documents:
So you've decided to beat the traffic and head to your weekend home early and work from there. Or you've lost your work cell phone while on a business trip and need to have a replacement waiting for you at home so you can turn around and head out again for your next trip.
😳*Last weekend I stopped at a client's home and picked up her computer's power cord and headed to NH to give it to her.
😳*In the past I've stopped at a client's place of business to pick up a new cell phone and leave it at her house so she could grab it on her return home and head out the next morning without going to the office.
😳*I recently had a client leave home and forget her keys. As her flight was landing at midnight she asked if I could go to her house, pick up her keys and leave them at the front desk of a nearby hotel. @achotelbostondowntown was gracious enough to let me do this even though she wasn't going to stay there.
Personal concierges are problem solvers. These are some of the problems we've solved for clients with hectic lives. What problems can I solve for you?
#YourPersonalConcierge - with Peter
Experiencing Amsterdam’s canals by boat is every visitor’s dream. At Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam Your Personal Concierge can turn this popular tourist attraction into a special customised experience.
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#YourPersonalConcierge with Lesley
Wondering if you should visit Amsterdam during the winter? Here is your answer - From the 30th of November on witness the spectacular Amsterdam Light Festival along the Gentlemen's canal and many more iconic places and be mesmerized by the beauty of the lights. 📷: @amsterdamlightfestival
Take your time when in Amsterdam and visit the Hermitage, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. There will be all-year long stunning events and expositions that you can indulge into. To give you a small sneak preview, the first event is called 'Treasury'. Explore the world art treasury created by names like Bernini, Da Vinci, Fabre, Matisse, Rembrandt and Velázquez. Later, pass by the mesmerizing art works from Ancient egypt, Classical Greece, Rome, Siberia, the Middle East and East Asia and finish your tour in the main gallery, where light art will brighten your stay in our beloved capital. 📷: Janiek Dam @hermitage_amsterdam
Dive into the world of one of the most prominent Dutch painters with his masterpieces. In 2019, the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death is being marked as the year of Rembrandt. Enjoy your time at the
Rijksmuseum and view his most prominent masterpieces such as the Night Watch or The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, and watch conservators restore the breathtaking paintings on spot. Let Your Personal Concierge take you through the rich history of Amsterdam. 📷: @rijksmuseum
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Ibiza summer 2017 Yacht Charter
Length: 25.00m (82”)
Beam: 6.00m (19' 8”)
Draft: 1.70m (5' 7")
Year Built: 2007
Number of Guests: 8
Number of Cabins: 4
Cabin Configuration: 3 Double, 1 Twin
Total Crew: 3