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Kitchen and bathroom drawer slides are built to take a beating. You've undoubtedly had an item stuck and had to force the drawer open. Somehow it still worked after that. Children pull down on them, trying to climb up onto the cabinet. Mindless adults or teens slam them shut from time to time. 

All of this wear and tear leaves you with a frustrating drawer that won't close smoothly or stay closed. But the great news is you don't have to live with lousy drawer slides. There's a straightforward fix.

What you'll need

  • A screwdriver (probably a phillips head, but take a look at the screws)
  • New slides, also called glides
  • Straight edge
  • Tape measure
  • 3/32-inch drill bit
  • Pencil
  • Power drill with screw tip
  • Level

Step one: prepare your area

Start by taking everything out of the drawer. Make some room on the counter to set your supplies as you work. *Pro tip* It's amazing how quickly little screws can disappear. Please put them in a bowl rather than laying them on the counter and hoping they stay there. You may reuse them.

Step two: remove the drawer slides

Remove the drawer and unscrew the slides from each side of the drawer. You'll find their counterparts inside the space where the drawer came out. Unscrew those as well.

Step three: attach new drawer slides

You'll have a left and right drawer slide. Each will have two parts, one for under the cabinet and one for on the drawer. Place the right pieces and left pieces together so you don't mix them up.



213 Gardner, Hubbardston, MA 01452

Single-Family

$185,000
Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
1
Baths
Investors take notice! With some TLC this property has a lot of potential! Located conveniently on Route 68 in Hubbardston just a short distance to Gardner, or access 190 to head into Worcester. There is plenty of parking and a garage/barn on the property, as well as a large yard. The 1st level includes an eat in kitchen that flows into the living room. Upstairs walk through the master bedroom into 2nd bedroom and possible 3rd bedroom/home office. Title V is the buyer's responsibility.
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This Multi-Family in Athol, MA recently sold for $191,000. This style home was sold by Office Central - Central Mass Real Estate.


73 Walnut Street, Athol, MA 01331

Multi-Family

$209,900
Price
$191,000
Sale Price

2
Units
3,270
Approx. GLA
Sometimes you find one that has it all! You'll love this large well-kept 2-family home with attached multi-level barn and ample parking, situated directly across the street from Fish Park, Located within walking distance to shopping, hiking, and fishing this home is absolutely perfect for an owner occupant, a tradesperson in need of a huge amount of storage space, or the investor who is looking for bright and spacious rental units without much yard to maintain. Showings require 24 hour notice.

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After you complete a home showing, you may face a dilemma. If you like a house following a showing, you may want to set up a follow-up showing or submit an offer to purchase. Or, if you are dissatisfied with the results of a home showing, you may want to continue your house search.

It helps to know what to expect after you attend a house showing. Because if you know what to do following a showing, you may be able to speed up the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you make the best-possible decision about a house following a showing.

1. Assess the Pros and Cons of a House

Performing a comprehensive home analysis is a must after a showing. That way, you can weigh the pros and cons of a residence and decide whether a house is right for you.

Think about how you felt as you walked through each room of a house. If you can envision yourself as the owner of a home, you may want to move sooner rather than later to submit an offer to purchase.

Conversely, if you find a house is in need of major repairs or simply does not suit your lifestyle, you should not hesitate to continue your house search. With a diligent approach to home evaluations, you should have no trouble discovering your dream residence in the foreseeable future.

2. Consider the Next Step in Your Homebuying Journey

When it comes to finding the perfect residence, it helps to plan ahead as much as possible. And if you have a plan in place for what to do after a home showing, you'll be better equipped than ever before to prepare for the worst-case scenarios.

For example, a home seller could accept a rival buyer's offer to purchase before you have time to consider your options following a showing. But if you have a backup plan in place, you can move quickly to continue your homebuying journey, regardless of how a showing pans out.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

If you are unsure about the best course of action at a home showing's conclusion, you may want to consult with a real estate agent. This will enable you to gain expert insights into the housing market and make an informed decision about how to proceed with a particular residence.

A real estate agent is happy to teach you about all aspects of the housing market. Following a home showing, a real estate agent can meet with you and help you review all of the options at your disposal. And if you decide to submit an offer to purchase a house, a real estate agent will make it easy to put together a competitive homebuying proposal.

There is no need to worry about what to do after a house showing. Use the aforementioned tips, and you can boost the likelihood of making the best-possible decision following a home showing.


This Condo in Leominster, MA recently sold for $70,000. This Garden style home was sold by Office Central - Central Mass Real Estate.


740 Central Street, Leominster, MA 01453

Condo

$74,900
Price
$70,000
Sale Price

4
Rooms
1
Beds
1
Baths
Spacious 1 Bedroom unit at Central Village in Leominster. Sprawling living room leads to kitchen and dining room. 1 large bedroom and full bath make this the perfect choice for either downsizing or jumping into homeownership! Wonderful community featuring off street parking, playground area and open space. Minutes away to restaurants, downtown Leominster and shopping. Offers if any due Friday 10/23 with a response Saturday 10/24






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