How to Keep Grinches from Stealing Your Packages

Once again it’s the most joyful time of the year. However, not everyone is filled with the same good tidings. This time of year is when package theft is at an all time high. But don’t despair! This article will help you keep grinches from stealing your packages!

1: Utilize the Tracking Info

Most online orders will come with a tracking number. As soon as you get this, be sure to use it to figure out your package’s estimated arrival time. Once you know this, if possible, make plans to be home to receive the package yourself when it arrives.

2: Call the Shipper

If it’s not possible for you to be home at the time of drop off. Or you’re simply shipping valuables that you want to be absolutely cautious with, you can call the shipper! Simply request that they hold the package at their nearest terminal. Most places such as FedEx and UPS are happy to do so, and only require Picture ID to pick up your package!

3: Security Cameras

Another great option for discouraging package theft are security cameras! These can act as a great deterrent if the would be package thief knows they’d be caught on film.  Make sure to place your camera where it has a clear view of your porch. And also make sure it’s plainly visible! If a thief scouting the area spots your cameras, it’s likely they’ll leave you online to avoid the risk.

4: Friendly Neighbors

If you can’t be there to receive an important package yourself, friendly neighbors can be a huge help! If you have a good relationship with your fellow neighbors, you can build a system of looking out for one another. Let them know when you’re expecting a package, and if they are home and see it on your porch, they can grab it for you. Your package will be safe and your sense of community will grow stronger!

5: Deliver to Your Workplace!

If you know you’ll be away from home due to work and unable to receive packages, ship them to your office! When filling out the shipping address while ordering things online, put in your office’s address instead of your own!

Armed with this knowledge, all of your holiday goodies should make it home safely! We hope you found these tips to be helpful in keeping that mean old Grinch away! Happy shopping!

Home Sweet Home in Haleys Terrace

Nestled in Maple Valley is the perfect 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath! If you’d like to settle into a fabulous neighborhood, you won’t want to miss this beautiful home in Haley’s Terrace!

To begin, you’ll immediately be welcomed into the ground floor by soaring ceilings and a wide open floor plan! You’ll find a cozy fireplace in the living room to keep you warm and toasty! The living room opens into the dining space, and again opens into the kitchen. You’ll love the convenient island, and there’s plenty of cabinet storage!

Next, when moving upstairs, you’ll simply adore the master suite! Large and filled with natural light, you’ll feel right at home! The master suite features its own private bathroom, complete with double vanity! Both of the other rooms are well sized and would make perfect bedrooms or an office!

Finally, you’ll simply adore the outdoor space and garage! The backyard is simply a gardener’s paradise! A maze of raised beds surrounds the patio, begging to be filled with a bountiful harvest! You’re also sure to enjoy the full 2 car garage, complete with shop space! There’s so much to love about this wonderful property! Don’t miss your chance to make it yours!

For a private showing, contact Liz Johnson at 253-670-0357 or Lesley Miller at 253-929-9582.

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10 Spectacular “She Sheds”

Lately there’s a growing trend of renovating once dreary outdoor spaces into what are being called “She Sheds”. The concept is similar to that of a “Man Cave”, but in this case, the space is intended to be a private getaway for the lady in your life.

These sanctuaries range from dollhouse-esque to shabby chic retreats. There’s something to suit every style! So whether you’re into the rustic country life, or Victorian inspired cottages, you’re sure to find something that echoes your dream retreat!

1: Backyard Luxury

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For those who can’t get enough of the good life, this elegant She Shed is the perfect escape. Beautiful, cushy chairs offer comfortable seating for you and a good friend to enjoy conversation or perhaps a good book. The chandelier offers additional lighting, as well as pulling the whole look together. You can’t ignore the wine shelf either!

2: Bohemian Hideaway

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Perhaps you’re free spirited and want a more open and airy getaway? This Bohemian inspired She Shed offers the perfect place to lounge and enjoy those warmer days. The soft lantern lighting seemingly teleports you to an exotic world of relaxation.

3: Rustic Tranquility

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If you’re more of a country girl, perhaps your perfect She Shed is a bit more rustic in nature? This lovely hideaway features a more homey country vibe. The natural wood feels like a cozy cabin, and the cozy couch just asks to be napped in!

4: Gardener’s Getaway

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For the goddess with a green thumb, this She Shed is truly paradise! The simple design makes showcase of the beautiful green scenery. The space is completely bathed in natural light thanks to the glass walls and ceiling. Rain or shine, this would be a perfectly tranquil place to relax!

5: Beach House Beauty

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For those of us with a warm sandy lawn, this miniature beach house may just be the perfect hideaway! Beautiful Venetian blinds allow to complete control over how much sun fills your space. And a cozy hammock swings in the breeze right outside!

6: Artist’s Dream

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This She shed is perfect for the artist in your life! It’s simple, bright design, complete with skylights offers the perfect place of a studio! It would be hard not to feel inspired in a lovely place such as this!

7: Blissful Bungalow

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This next She Shed reminisces of a peaceful cottage on the bayou. It’s charming and warm, and its set of rockers are ever inviting! What a perfect place to enjoy a quiet evening!

8: Secret Garden

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This She Shed feels like it came right out of a fairy tale! From the trimmed hedges, to the decorative door, to the moss covered roof. This getaway feels equal parts cozy and mysterious! What a perfect place to hide away with a book!

9: European Cottage

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Want a taste of Bavaria in your own backyard? This cozy cottage reminisces on a faraway village. The many windows fill it with soft natural light, perfect for an afternoon outdoors! The classic wooden table looks like the perfect spot for a tea break!

10: Dollhouse Dreams

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For those who never grew up at heart, this precious pink She Shed may be the perfect escape! Enjoy the view of the beautiful flowers in the surrounding garden with a cup of tea! Every little girl’s dream could be your very own paradise!

So what style of She Shed fits you best? Would you ever want to build one yourself? This trend has been getting more and more popular, and it looks as though it may be here to stay! What do you think?

Sleek and Chic Algona Living

In you’re in the market for a new home, this chic Algona 4 bedroom 3 bath offers a sleek and stylish solution! Ideally located for commuters, this home has so very much to offer!

To begin, the upper floor features beautiful wood floors leading into the bright and spacious living space. You’ll also find the gorgeous, top of the line kitchen! You’ll be in awe of the beautiful leathered granite counter tops, glass tile backsplash, and lovely stainless steel appliances!

Moving along, next you’ll find the master bedroom. The room is spacious and well lit and features an INCREDIBLE professionally installed walk in closet. You’ll also enjoy your own double vanity bathroom. You’ll also find two other beautiful rooms on this floor, perfect for bedrooms, guestrooms, or offices!

Next, as you descend the stairs to the ground level, more wonders await! Here you’ll find the final bedroom, given a bit of space from the others. There is also another full bathroom, as well as an enormous rec room, complete with cozy gas fireplace! From here you can take the sliding glass door to the fully fenced back yard!

There is so much to love about this gorgeous home! A perfect combination of excellent location and endless stylish features, this home has it all!

For a private showing, contact Liz Johnson at 253-670-0357 or Lesley Miller at 253-929-9582.

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Absolute Elegance in Covington’s Best Neighborhood!

If you’ve been hoping to resettle into beautiful Covington, you’ll be elated to learn that there is a gorgeous opening in the best neighborhood! You’ll find nothing but absolute elegance around this amazing 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home.

You will immediately be showered in warm natural light upon entering this welcoming home. The main floor features a classy living space and dining room. You’ll also find one of 3 gorgeous fireplaces, mantle full of elegant detail. You can follow the flow of the home into the lovely island kitchen. You will surely never be in need of storage with the convenient walk in pantry! And across the gleaming hardwoods, you’ll also find the sitting room, as well as a cozy breakfast nook!

Next, if you move along upstairs, you’ll find the enormous master suite! Gorgeously lit by natural light, you’ll feel nothing but peace in this tranquil environment. You’ll also find the home’s 3rd beautiful fireplace nestled within the suite! The suite also features plenty of closet space, and it’s own double vanity bathroom! Additionally, you will love the other two rooms, sized perfectly for bedrooms, guest rooms, or offices and crafting rooms!

There is so much for you to love about this amazing home! Whether it be the brand new roof, the Leafguard gutters, or the fantastic central vacuum system, you’re sure to fall in love! The home also features surround sound around the entire home, central A/C, and its own water filtration system.

And don’t you think we’ve forgotten the outdoors! You’ll simply adore the outdoor lighting stretching across the huge backyard patio! Sprinkler systems mean you’ll never have to worry about watering your lawns. And finally, you can let your worries drift away while soaking in your very own hot tub!

You don’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity. Be a part of Covington’s BEST neighborhood! If you want it to be yours, you’ll need to move quickly!

For a private showing, contact Liz Johnson at 253-670-0357 or Lesley Miller at 253-929-9582.

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Fabulous Falling Water Home Open House!

Nestled within the beautiful Falling Water community, lies the perfect family home. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath property has everything you could desire for your new home.

Now is your chance to see this beauty for yourself! This Saturday, 11/5/16 drop on by for the Open House! You can swing by from 2:00pm – 5:00pm for your chance to see what could be your new home!!

To begin, the main floor features a bright and comfortable living space complete with a gas fireplace and gorgeous detailed mantle. You’ll love the open flow that leads from the living space, to the dining space and kitchen. The kitchen features lovely dark cabinets and stainless steel appliances. You’ll also love the extra space in the ground floor office/den! There are plenty of windows that fill the home with warm natural light.

Next, upstairs you will find the master suite. The room is spacious and features its own walk in closet and private bath! The master bath features a double vanity and a luxurious soaking tub! All the other rooms in the home are also well sized and comfortable.

You’ll adore the built-in A/C system when summertime rolls around again. And you’ll also love the built-in sprinkler system and security system! You’ll never long for storage with the full 2 car garage. And the corner lot location ensures a spacious backyard for children or pets! You don’t want to miss out on this fabulous home! If you’d like to see for yourself, give us a call!

For a private showing, contact Liz Johnson at 253-670-0357 or Lesley Miller at 253-929-9582.

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Spectacular Lake Tapps Find!

If you’ve been dreaming of making the beautiful Lake Tapps your home, an amazing opportunity has just opened up! This spectacular Lake Tapps property is an amazing find that’s sure to make an ideal family home!

This gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home is spacious and comfortable and located on a simply beautiful plot of land. The main floor has an open and bright with an excellent flow. The kitchen was recently remodeled and now features gorgeous stainless steel appliances, extensive cabinet storage, and lovely granite counter tops. You’re sure to enjoy the wonderful island/breakfast bar as well!

Next, you’ll be pleased to find the master bedroom on the main floor! Spacious and comfortable, you’re sure to feel right at home. You’ll also enjoy the ever so convenient laundry/mud room. And the sky’s the limit with the soaring ceilings in the great room.

In addition, you’ll simply love what awaits upstairs. Both bedrooms are charming and well sized. But you’ll really flip over the incredibly bonus room. Bright and extremely spacious, the possibilities are truly endless!

This home is truly an incredible find! Located only minutes from Lakeland amenities, and the Dieringer schools, you’ll never have to go far. You are even within walking distance to Lake Tapps! What more could you desire for your dream home? Don’t miss your chance to call this stellar place home! Give us a call ASAP!

For a private showing, contact Liz Johnson at 253-670-0357 or Lesley Miller at 253-929-9582.

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Simply Delightful Spanaway Rambler

If you’re looking for a convenient one story home with plenty of beauty and charm to boot, this delightful Spanaway rambler could be just the ticket! This adorable 3 bedroom 2 bath home is located in a family friendly neighborhood and has all the bells and whistles!

The kitchen is open with a convenient overlook/breakfast bar, and features beautiful stainless steel energy star appliances. The floor plan is open and bright, and flows wonderfully into the living space. Cozy up to the gas fireplace on those chilly autumn evenings!

Next, you’ll find the master bedroom with its spacious closet and private bath! All of the home’s rooms are a decent size, and well lit by natural light. You will also enjoy the high tech air purification system built into the home. As well as the comfort of a new roof with a 50 year warranty.

The yard is a good size, partially fenced and beautifully manicured. You’ll also find a gorgeous covered patio for enjoying the outdoors in both rain and shine! The home also features a two car garage, so you’ll have no parking worries here! This home is simply too good an opportunity to pass up! If you think this may be the perfect home for you, give us a call!

For a private showing, contact Liz Johnson at 253-670-0357 or Lesley Miller at 253-929-9582.

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Lake Tapps Luxury Price Reduction!

Now perfection is more within your grasp than ever before! This utterly breathtaking Lake Tapps Luxury has taken a huge price reduction and is sure to get snatched up soon!

Over 4,000 square feet, this 4 bedroom 2.75 bath estate sits on a full acre in the beautiful gated community of Bluffs at Bowman Lake. You’ll find the warm and open living space on the main floor. Large windows and beautiful wood floors frame the gorgeous fireplace warming the space. Your breath will be taken away by the amazing kitchen. Plenty of cabinet space, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and an expansive island are just a few features.

Next, on the second floor you’ll find the master suite! You’ll never lack for space with your two enormous walk in closets. And the master bath is simply stunning! You’ll adore the walk in shower, dual vanities, and jetted tub! And if that’s not enough, enjoy your beautiful french doors leading to the patio and serene waterfall!

And if you’re still looking for more, why not enjoy a movie in your attached movie theater? Nanny quarters are included off the kitchen, and you also have a full 3 car garage! The list of this home’s features is simply endless! Don’t miss the opportunity to finally find your dream home! Give us a call before it’s gone!!

For a private showing, contact Liz Johnson at 253-670-0357 or Lesley Miller at 253-929-9582.

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Open House at Bonney Lake Beauty!

Open House! Now’s your chance to check out this Bonney Lake beauty!
Wednesday, October 26 3:00 – 5:00pm

Nestled comfortably in the trees of a gorgeous park-like property lies a true beauty! This elegant 4 bedroom 2.5 bath could be the perfect home for your family! Resting in a quiet cul-de-sac with no HOA, you can enjoy your prime location without any extra fees! This is a home you simply cannot miss!

Your breath will be taken away by the stunning master suite! And you’ll never have to compete for space with the his and hers closets! The master bath is airy and filled with natural light, as well as both a standing shower and a beautiful soaking tub! In addition, all the bedrooms on this property are large and comfortable with great forest-like views! There is also a perfectly sized bonus room!

On the main floor, you can find a wide open kitchen with beautiful light granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. This beautiful home also has both a living AND family room, equipped with their own gas fireplaces for chilly autumn evenings.

And finally, if you have a love for the outdoors, you will LOVE the extra RV parking space next to your fabulous 3+ car garage and your own personal shop area! Take advantage of all the beauty the breathtaking Pacific Northwest has to offer in this gorgeous family home. Claim the lifestyle you want! Check out this gem of a home before it’s gone!


For a private showing, contact Liz Johnson at 253-670-0357 or Lesley Miller at 253-929-9582.
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