2020 First Quarter Market Report

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The 2020 First Quarter Market Report for Western Montana shows a robust market that is a continuation of the past several years.  We continue to see many of the transactions close that were written prior to mid March.  As expected, the Shelter In Place is a reality for most people in the State of Montana, which currently is in effect through April 24. Because of this, the stable market we have enjoyed in the recent past has slowed down as showing activity levels dropped over the past month. The good news is that Real Estate was deemed an essential business in the State; therefore, we are able to actively perform our duties to assist our clients during these trying times; while still offering the safety protocols that have been set forth. Technology has allowed us to work in very creative ways.   
 
Inquires and communication with clients show a continued strong interest in Western Montana’s real estate.  However, we are anticipating a softer beginning to our 2nd Quarter due to our current Shelter In Place for locals and Quarantine rules for visitors.  It is too early to predict how the market will be affected by the Coronavirus in the longer term although we are optimistic that people will want to be in our beautiful area.
 
As we move forward, we will continue to list and sell property based out of our home offices, as efficiently and safely as possible.  Feel free to reach out for a showing or meeting via video chat or go to www.glaciersir.com or www.sothebysrealty.com to preview our exceptional properties.  
 
We’re here and ready to assist with any questions you have regarding our market. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help you in any manner. We’re a community and we’re in this together. 
 
Stay healthy! 

Spring Cleaning | Pantry

Hack your pantry with these 26 space-saving storage ideas. These products will turn your kitchen into a thoroughly organized, well-oiled machine. . .

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Rosti Mepal Modula 7-Piece Storage Box Set

Rosti Mepal Modula 7-Piece Storage Box Set

A stackable set of seven modular storage containers makes organizing drawers and pantries effortless, thanks to airtight seals, see-through lids and a streamlined, space-saving design.
Yamazaki 2-Bin Pantry Storage Container

Yamazaki 2-Bin Pantry Storage Container

Triple-decker. These containers are sized just-right to keep dry goods (say, like the staple trifecta of flour, oats, and sugar) close at hand without taking over your countertop.
Blomus OBAR Kitchen Multi-Storage Rack

Blomus OBAR Kitchen Multi-Storage Rack

Keep some of the most important kitchen tools together in one spot with the Blomus OBAR Kitchen Multi-Storage Rack. Great for keeping a roll of paper towels, a roll of cellophane or foil, or perhaps parchment paper, within reach of cooking surfaces for easier access.
La Boîte Modular Magnetic Walnut Spice Rack

La Boîte Modular Magnetic Walnut Spice Rack

Build your own spice shelf. Build the spice shelf of your cumin’s dreams—La Boîte, the spice experts, aficionados, and masters—have devised a genius system for storage (and display!). Walnut cubes perfectly fit La Boite’s spice jars and, get this, magnetize to each other.
Made By Design Square Food Storage Container

Made By Design Square Food Storage Container

From sugar, oats or flour to dry beans, rice or pasta, the Clear Plastic Food Storage Container from Made By Design™ will be your go-to food storage solution.  This simple, clear canister has a clean look and stackable design to save you space.
Planetary Design Airscape Acrylic Canisters

Planetary Design Airscape Acrylic Canisters

Contain your excitement. These canisters go beyond mere airtightness: As you push down the lids they actually remove air from around your food and seal it up, giving you the best preservation possible. Oh, and they’re lightweight and easily stackable. Crowded cabinet, do your worst.
Yamazaki Steel & Wood Storage Basket

Yamazaki Steel & Wood Storage Basket

Stash and store. Clean, simply designed steel storage baskets will find their way into all the rooms in your home. The small could live on a console table to collect keys and mail, or fill it with fruit (the wide holes will circulate air and keep them fresh!).
Acacia Wood Top Canister

Acacia Wood Top Canister

Practical and elegant, this glass food storage canister is outfitted with a rustic acacia wood top.
The Floral Society Multi-Purpose Canvas Wall Organizer

The Floral Society Multi-Purpose Canvas Wall Organizer

Everything in its place. This heavy-gauge cotton canvas hanger looks great in any room around the house, which is apt, because it’s also perfect for organizing any room around the house. With durable compartments in a variety of sizes, it can hold a humongous variety of doodads and whatsits.
IKEA VARIERA Flatware Tray

IKEA VARIERA Flatware Tray

Do you also have to look around for the necessary cutlery and utensils to make the evening’s dinner a reality? With this box you stay organized, while the bamboo adds a warm, natural feel to the kitchen.
HAY Sowden Storage Tin (Set of 4)

HAY Sowden Storage Tin (Set of 4)

A splash of color (or four). Well, hello, color-happy containers. These steel tins were dreamed up by Milano-based designer George Sowden, who gets his inspiration from the 1970s (we can tell). Use ‘em to store coffee, tea, dry grains, lil’ treats…anything that calls for a fitted lid, really.
Yamazaki Stovetop Grid Organizer Panel & Storage Accessories

Yamazaki Stovetop Grid Organizer Panel & Storage Accessories

Down to the wire. You’ve seen pegboards sure, but what about this more minimalist organizer? Not only is it a dream to assemble (phew) but it’s also a born de-clutterer. Intended to stand on its own thanks to the sturdy base.
Onyx Clips (Set of 24)

Onyx Clips (Set of 24)

No more stale chips. Small but mighty! Made from one continuous piece of 18/8 stainless steel wire, these clips are perfect for laundry, papers, in the kitchen — both in the cupboard, the oven, and whatever else you can think of. We particularly love using them on open bags of flour, crackers, or…
Nils Strinning String Chef Kitchen

Nils Strinning String Chef Kitchen

In the late 1940s, Swedish publishing house Bonnier decided to encourage the public to display more books at home, so it sponsored an international bookshelf competition. Out of 194 entries received from around the globe, first prize was awarded to architect and designer Nils Strinning.
Yamazaki Measure & Store Grain Organizer

Yamazaki Measure & Store Grain Organizer

Made to measure (and pour). You can give your measuring cups a rest…this handy storage container has you covered. It’s got 12 compartments for your go-to grains, and—get this—each one holds exactly 3/4 cup (perfect for when you’re whipping up a pot of rice, quinoa, lentils, or oatmeal).
Planetary Design Airscape Ceramic Canisters

Planetary Design Airscape Ceramic Canisters

Signed, sealed, delivered. From the makers of that brilliant push-down canister seal comes a ceramic model we know you’ll love: Its opaque design is perfect for keeping coffee and tea out of the sun, and its bamboo lids are a pretty, organic complement to the white ceramic base.
The Container Store Hermetic Glass Storage Jar

The Container Store Hermetic Glass Storage Jar

The traditional Glass Storage Jars have airtight bail & seal closures to hermetically seal out air and moisture. From freezer to countertop, use them for dry, fresh or leftover foods.
Yamazaki Expandable Countertop Rack

Yamazaki Expandable Countertop Rack

Room to grow. It seems we’re always itching for a little more counter space—you too? Now, thanks to this sturdy stainless-steel rack, you’ve got inches to spare.
Made By Design Food Storage Container With Snap Lid

Made By Design Food Storage Container With Snap Lid

Perfect for cereal, oats, rice and other dry goods, this Plastic Food Storage Container with Snap Lid from Made By Design™ will make a great addition to your pantry or kitchen counter. Clear sides make it easy to see what’s inside, and an indented back lets you easily lift and hold the container.
Onyx Stainless Steel Canisters (Set of 6)

Onyx Stainless Steel Canisters (Set of 6)

Hold everything. We’ll admit to being slightly obsessive about a clean, tidy kitchen—so this 6-piece stainless steel canister set is just what we need. Use them for anything from flours to beans to spices.
Yamazaki Fit-Anywhere Slim Storage Cart

Yamazaki Fit-Anywhere Slim Storage Cart

A moveable feat. Oh, we love the simple genius of small space solutions! And sometimes what you really need for that space between the wall and washing machine, or the stove and the cabinet, or the sink and the door… you know what we’re talking about.
JK Adams Wall-Mounted Pot Rack With Shelf

JK Adams Wall-Mounted Pot Rack With Shelf

How’s it hanging? This rack is giving us room to stretch out once again thanks to its 3-foot-wide shelf and hooks aplenty for pots, pans, and lids (six of ‘em, to be exact).
Made By Design Kitchen Cabinet Organizer Corner Shelf

Made By Design Kitchen Cabinet Organizer Corner Shelf

Keep essential kitchen items organized but still within reach with the help of a Kitchen Cabinet Organizer Cabinet Storage from Made By Design™.  This two-tiered storage shelf provides plenty of space for plates, glasses, spices and anything else you want to store — without monopolizing space…
Planetary Design Opaque Airtight Coffee Storage Containers

Planetary Design Opaque Airtight Coffee Storage Containers

For your best beans. Coffee beans start to lose their flavor and freshness the second they come out of the roaster, and that process speeds up as soon as they’re exposed to air and light.
The Container Store Chrome 3-Tier Hanging Basket

The Container Store Chrome 3-Tier Hanging Basket

Our Chrome 3-Tier Hanging Basket is a kitchen classic. From traditional to contemporary to high-tech, any kitchen can use the infinitely flexible storage these three baskets provide. Store fresh fruit and vegetables in a handy spot – simply hang it where you need it. It’s also a fabulous…
JK Adams Modular Wine Rack

JK Adams Modular Wine Rack

This good-looking wine rack made in the USA is modular, so it can fit together with more sections (sold separately) to custom fit your wine-storage space.
Source: Dwell Magazine, https://www.dwell.com/article/kitchen-pantry-storage-organization-70111503