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Posted by Lawton Real Estate, Inc on 10/13/2017


316 Main Street, Wakefield, MA 01880

Rental

$2,500
Price

7
Rooms
4
Beds
2
Baths
Steps to all the fine dining of Wakefield Center. Two floors of high end living. Two off street parking spaces. Laundry in the unit. Upgraded throughout. Gas Cooking and Heat/Hot Water. Central Air.
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Posted by Lawton Real Estate, Inc on 10/12/2017

If you live a busy work and home life, finding time to cook nutritious and filling meals can be difficult. As a result, many people find themselves ordering out for lunch during the work week and settling for low-effort dinners during the week.

One economical and time-saving solution to this problem is meal prep. You pick one day during the week, usually Sunday, and devote an hour or two to preparing meals for the week.

Not only does it take away the concern of not knowing what to cook for dinner each night, but it also helps you save a ton of money while eating healthy.

In this article, weíre going to give you some tips for preparing your meals in bulk, and a few examples of meals that are easily prepared at home in advance.

Expert advice on meal prepping

One of the first issues people face when they start prepping meals is storage. Our best advice is to look for rugged, microwavable and freezable containers.

Itís good to have a variety of sizes, but if you have stray pieces to sets of Tupperware it can make it difficult to find the right sizes. So, we suggest starting from scratch and buying a set of three-compartment and a set one-compartment containers.

Find out the volume of the containers you buy. Doing so will help you keep track of the portions of your meals and make it easier to prepare the right amount to avoid waste.

Planning meals

Many poor eating decisions happen when youíre in a pinch and need to come up with something quickly. It can seem like the cheapest option at the moment is to stop at a fast food restaurant, but you can likely prepare 3 or 4 meals for the price of one trip to the drive-through.

The key is proper planning. Sit down and make your menu for the week. An easy way to start is to think about your favorite lunch items and figure out how you can make them in bulk.

Make sure your shopping list reflects the portions you need to buy, and youíre good to head to the store.

Once youíre home and have started cooking, remember that you neednít freeze all of your meals. Refrigerate items that youíll eat over the next 2-3 days and freeze the rest. If youíre worried about losing your meals in your crowded freezer and finding them months from now, use some masking tape to label and date them.

Easy meals to prepare in advance

You can usually find a way to prepare most meals in advance. However, some are easier than others. A good place to start is with rice and grain bowls and stir fries. These tend to be cheap (around $1.50 per serving) and simple to prepare. To add protein, you can include boiled eggs, beans, chicken or beef.

Along the same line, make some brown rice and stir fry black beans, peppers, and onions. Add your favorite southwest seasonings, and buy a large bag of tortilla chips. You can scoop the rice and beans onto your chips for a nutritious and cheap lunch.

For dinner items, you can make your favorites like shepherdís pie or lasagna in advance and slice and freeze them in portions.




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Posted by Lawton Real Estate, Inc on 10/10/2017


750 Main, Woburn, MA 01801

Rental

$1,500
Price

3
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Rent includes HEAT & HOT WATER. Second floor of a two family - Great location, plenty of off street parking, refinished hardwood flooring throughout. Sunny kitchen with gas cooking & huge pantry. Walk up attic within unit for storage. Hook-ups in basement for laundry.
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Posted by Lawton Real Estate, Inc on 10/5/2017

You may be in the market to buy a vacation home in the near future. Getting ready to purchase a second home can be a big decision and a big financial commitment. Aside from a good investment, buying a vacation home brings enjoyment to you and your family. To help you make a good decision on when and where to buy your vacation home, read on. 


Itís All About Location


You need ton know why you want to buy a second home. Do you spend a lot of time in one specific area? Do you want to explore one particular place a bit more on a frequent basis? The reason behind why you purchase a home for vacation purposes will fuel your decision on location. If youíre looking for a simple getaway with your family several times a year, the answer may be different than if you want to have a rental property. Choose a location that has varied seasons. You donít want the prime time for use of the property to be the same as when youíd like to be on the property with your family.   


Donít Purchase On A Whim


While it can be tempting to search for homes while youíre on a getaway, you should rent several times before you make the decision to buy in a particular place. Vacations can give buyers this sense of awe that could quickly fade. You donít want your decision to be fueled by emotion. You need to be certain that youíll actually enjoy an area for the long term. 


Shopping for a vacation home is quite similar to shopping for your main house. You want to know youíre in a good area and that youíll enjoy the house or the long haul. Itís tough to do that if you donít have a basic understanding or appreciation of the area.  


How Often Will You Use The House, Really?


You need to be realistic about how often youíll actually use your vacation house. It may not be worth it to buy in an area that will only be used one week out of the year. If you know youíll be able to use the space all of the time, then go for buying a home in the location of your dreams. If, however, youíre unsure of how often youíll be able to get to the house you might want to think twice. You could do just as well finding a spot that you can use as a reliable rental when you want it. Donít forget that buying a second home means having a second home to maintain. Not everyone is up for that challenge.           





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Posted by Lawton Real Estate, Inc on 10/3/2017

Deleaded 3 bedroom including ALL UTILITIES heat/ hot water/electric/ basic cable. Along with refrig/brand new washer/ dryer!! New carpeting thoughout with master bathroom. Large fireplace living room, kitchen has tons of storage with brick oven and great space off kitchen for home office/playroom or den. Call today to book a showing!!

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