sixteen girls being fed upWinter can leave everyone feeling a little stir-crazy.  If you find yourself battling a case of cabin fever, then consider these helpful hints to set your mind at ease.

1.  Invest in some board games.  They’ve come a long way since the days of checkers and chess.  Check out your local toy store, and drop some cash on these tried and true ways to pass the time.  Not only are they good for family time, but they can also be a lifesaver if you find yourself hosting a get-together gone stale.

2.  Get organized.  Spring cleaning is fine, but winter organizing can make your life a lot simpler, while providing you with something to break the monotony.  Go from room to room, and clean from top to bottom.  Organize those junk drawers.  There’s really no need to wait for spring!

3.  Cook something fabulous.  Most people have at least one cookbook in their homes, and odds are, that cookbook hasn’t done much more than collect dust.  Try your hand at some recipes you’ve never made before.  A new culinary skill can come in handy when entertaining guests as well.

4.  Make something awesome.  Try your hand at a new craft.  Candle making, terrarium building, and potpourri are all hobbies that are not only fun to try, but can add a touch of personality to your home.  Take a trip to your local craft store, and see if anything catches your interest.  If you become particularly skilled at the craft of your choosing, there’s always room to make a little extra money from your endeavors.

No matter what you end up trying out, keep in mind that doing something is always better than doing nothing.  Keeping your mind and body active in the winter is not only good for you, it’s good for your home as well.

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Norfolk, MA:

This Single-Family in Norfolk, MA recently sold for $385,000.

This is a Colonial style home and features 8 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 1.76 acres, and was sold by
Julie Etter – BHHS Page Realty

Here are some other properties available in Norfolk,MA you may like:

Norfolk
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Norfolk
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Norfolk
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With the tax deadline come and gone it is important to know that not paying your taxes can have significant repercussions. Tax laws and even worse the fallout from not paying your taxes can be a complicated mess. You could get stuck with a tax lien, if this happens to you here are tips on what can you do to remove a tax lien?

First, what is a tax lien? It is a legal way for the IRS to get an individual to pay tax debt. Liens can be placed on personal or real property when you fail to pay taxes within a given period of time. The lien is usually filed at a local County Clerk’s office and is a public document. It can also be filed with the Secretary of State.

Through the lien the IRS gains legal claim on property until the lienor can pay the tax that is owed. Tax liens are not only inconvenient but they can also affect your credit rating. The sale of any personal property will also be difficult or even impossible.

Your top priority should be to remove a tax lien as soon as possible. Here is what you need to know:

1. You have 30 days to respond to a tax lien after receiving a “Final Notice of Intent to Levy”.

2. Tax liens can expire but this may not be the best option. For tax liens more recent than November 6, 1990, the tax lien becomes unenforceable after 10 years. For all liens prior to November 6, 1990, the tax lien becomes unenforceable after six years.

3. A tax lien can show on your credit report forever. Even if it expires the lien will remain on your credit report, whether the IRS acts upon it or not.

4. Pay the tax that is owed. If you choose this option, your tax lien should be removed within 30 days. It can be removed from your credit report as well.

5. Prove a financial hardship. If you can prove to the IRS that levying money in your bank account will cause more harm than good and that it may cause you to never be able to pay them what you owe them.

6. Your best option is to consult with a tax professional to help you create a realistic tax payback plan or correspondence with the IRS.

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Plainville, MA:

This Single-Family in Plainville, MA recently sold for $389,500.

This is a Colonial style home and features 6 total rooms, 3 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 0.78 acres, and was sold by
Julie Etter – BHHS Page Realty

Here are some other properties available in Plainville,MA you may like:

Plainville
$299,900
Plainville
$329,000
Plainville
$349,900
Plainville
$350,000



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