Friday, September 20, 2013

Refresh Your Decor Without Breaking the Bank


Our friends at ForRent.com always provide insightful tips and tricks to help make the most of your apartment home lifestyle. Moving into a new apartment can be a fun, yet, stressful time. Whether buying all new furnishings or just moving your current set-up, your new apartment will require at least a few new purchases. Furniture, artwork, curtains, dressers, and other common items aren't cheap, but with this quick guide from ForRent moving can be easy while also lightening the load on your bank account!

  • Revamp Your Old Stuff to Be New Again: Do you have an old chair that is collecting dust? Consider painting it and using it as a desk chair or accent piece in your new apartment. Don't throw away glass jars before a big move - instead, use them for storing spices, displaying fresh flowers, or even as drinking glasses. By repurposing items that you already own, you can create an entirely new look when you move without having to spend money on furnishings and decor! 
  • Purge Old Items and Replace with Vintage or New Furnishings: If you have items that no longer fit your style, consider donating them to Goodwill or The Salvation Army, or if you're looking for a few extra dollars to put toward new furnishings, try selling unwanted items on sites like Craigslist or eBay. Eliminating unwanted items can ease the packing process, and the extra money that you may earn can score you some fresh decor for your new apartment.
  • If Something Breaks, Don't Fret!: There are ways to salvage your treasures, so don't assume you have to part with things that break during the moving process. Photo frames can be re-glued, broken furniture can be reupholstered or reattached with glue and nails, and chipped paint can be touched up. Packing up your belongings securely can prevent most damage from occurring in the first place, try utilizing bubble wrap and newspaper to protect any fragile items.
If your looking for more great ideas, don't hesitate to visit ForRent.com's official website!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Gearing Up for October!



With a little less than 3 weeks remaining in the MLB regular season, our beloved Red Sox lead the AL East by a whopping 9.5 games over the Tampa Bay Rays! If you had said that same sentence one year ago today, good chance someone would think you are downright crazy. Believe it or not, its realty, and the gravity-like pull of postseason baseball in October has officially arrived in Boston. 

A team of hard-working and dedicated "beardmen" have served as the foundation of a team that currently holds the best record in all of baseball. Players considered by many fans as "not having enough heart" have been replaced with ballplayers who treat every game like its their last. Players like Jonny Gomes, Mike Carp, Mike Napoli, and Daniel Nava have brought back the blue-collar attitude that had been missing in years past. The Red Sox should wrap up their division championship within the next few days, and if all the stars align they could have home-field advantage throughout the playoffs! 

Get ready for what should be a fun October throughout New England. Thousands will flock to Fenway Park braving polar-like temperatures for a chance to see the old ball club hoist it's 8th World Series championship. All of us at Corcoran Management will be following along with every pitch. Stay tuned for what should be an eventful and exciting month in Boston. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September Events Right Here in Boston!

As the sweltering summer heat moves out for the season, a much more fall-like feel is on its way in! While everyone enjoys the summer weather at their favorite beach or swimming pool, the cooler weather is still perfect for getting outside and enjoying some of the many upcoming events around the Boston area. Numerous festivals and gatherings are the perfect opportunity to throw on a light jacket and shorts and enjoy the fall breeze. Throughout September, food festivals, art shows, concerts, and more fun gatherings are happening in the area! We wanted to make your scheduling a little easier for what should be a fun-filled month. Below is a list of just some of the many upcoming events in the Boston area for the next month: 

Allston Village Street Fair: September 22, 12-6:00P.M., 34 Harvard Ave., Allston
Hosted by the Parents and Community Build Group of Boston, the annual street festival celebrates neighborhood, community, and the cultural diversity of the full-time student and residents of the Allston area. Perfect for all ages, the festival features international food courts, give aways, street art, and two outdoor stages. The festival has been dubbed "Boston's Urban Mardi Gras"

Greek Fest Boston: September 27th - 29th, 12-8:00P.M. each day, 514 Parker St, Boston
The annual celebration of Greek culture and life returns this September to Boston. Costumed Greek folk dancing, Greek music, and best of all, delicious Greek pastries and traditional fare, of the course of three days.

Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival: September 28th, 12-6:00P.M., Columbus Avenue between Massachusetts Avenue and Burke Street.
Hosted by the world-famous Berklee Institute for Music, this festival celebrates the roots, culture, and sounds of all variations of jazz music. Grammy award-winner and Berklee alumnus Will Calhoun will be performing live. 

Circle the City's Open Parks Day: September 29th, 11A.M. - 4P.M., Blue Hill Ave., 
Boston's Open Parks, Open Streets Initiative Circle the City will host Open Parks Day, closing off Blue Hill Ave from Dudley to Warren Streets. People will be able to walk around the closed off area and enjoy free clinics, yoga, dancing, music, walking tours, and healthy treats. 

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Get Ready for the Upcoming Corcoran Management Employee Outing!

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It's almost that time of the year again! With fall comes the annual Corcoran Management Employee Outing held at Kimball Farm in Westford. This year's event will be held on Tuesday October 8th and is open to all permanent CMC employees (full and part time). Anyone who has attended in years past knows this is a day full of fun times, good people, and of course some serious competition. Events and activities at this year's outing are no different than years past. Beginning promptly at 9:30AM will be the Pitch & Putt tournament. Anyone interested in joining either as a foursome or individually may do so by RSVP'ing with Ginny Olson no later than September 20th. There will also be a longest drive competition, for those interested they also must RSVP with Ginny by the 20th.

Golfer's please note:
  • If you have clubs you should bring them, there is only a small selection of clubs available for use at Kimball. The longest hole is 90 yards so plan accordingly
  • Scoring consists of best individual score for each hole by each team
  • There is a maximum of 5 strokes per hole
Not participating in the golfing activities? Kimball Farm has endless activities, games, and rides that will entertain you and your fellow employees. Mini golf, bumper boats, an arcade, batting cages, ice cream bar, a BBQ station, as well as contests and prizes will be available all day! The end of the day will feature an awards ceremony for deserving employees. 

Kimball Farm provides a fun and festive atmosphere for all CMC employees and everyone also has a great time. We hope we will see all of you at this year's company outing!