Being the fastidious creature that I am I decided to use the opportunity to get ahead on some serious spring cleaning and try some new, thriftier, healthier, and more effective DIY cleaning solutions. I did a little research, and y’all…I feel like I accidentally stumbled onto the secret sauce of cleaning. This DIY recipe (which, apparently, is NOT a secret at all if you spend even 30 seconds looking on Pinterest, as it’s featured on a number of different sites) is amazing. It’s all-natural has done the work for me on everything I’ve sprayed it on.
When it comes to selling your home, cleanliness says a LOT to your potential buyers (so does dirtiness, for that matter). Home buyers are some of the most judgemental visitors that will ever darken your door (and understandably so, right? — they’re trying to decide whether they want to invest thousands of dollars in yourContinue reading “Our Top Recommended Cleaning “Must-Haves” for DIY Home Staging”
Savvy sellers keep dirt and clutter at bay daily so that when a real estate agent calls and wants to show the home, it’s ready to go. Check out our tips to help you get the job done quickly and (hopefully) without losing your marbles:
The smell of your home makes a huge first impression on visitors — sometimes even more powerfully than design style or cleanliness. The right smell — which is sometimes a lack of smells — gives the impression of cleanliness and comfort, making potential buyers want to linger and explore the possibility of buying your house!Continue reading “12 Ways to Keep Your House Smelling Fresh All the Time”
Simmering potpourri recipes are an easy and inexpensive way to make your house smell seasonally fresh using common household ingredients and WITHOUT the use of harmful chemicals! Because these natural fragrance recipes are light and clean, they’re especially useful for anyone planning to put their home on the market soon…
Whether you’re planning to sell your home this year or you’re just trying to get more organized in general, getting rid of all the extra clutter is a good baseline from which to start. We’ve put together a handy little check list to help you get the new year off to clean start. You can download our FREE PRINTABLE CHECKLIST…
Deciding to sell your home is a big step, but almost all home owners will still have a few things to do before actually activating their listing. Remember, buyers assume that a clean, organized, updated home is well-maintained — and they make the opposite assumption about dirty, cluttered, or dated homes. Once you’ve made theContinue reading “3 Steps to Take to Prepare for a Successful Post-Holiday Home Sale”
First impressions are especially important when it comes to bathrooms, an area where potential home buyers don’t typically spend a lot of time. We’ve outlined a few of our favorite tips for staging bathrooms (and some easy updates even if you’re not trying to sell your home). Keep it sparkling clean. Remove all traces of dirt and moldContinue reading “Bathrooms: Easy DIY Staging Tips”
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, our Houston and Katy, TX communities will sadly see an uptick in the number of contractors attempting to take advantage of frustrated, anxious families who were displaced by the storm. Take a look at these recommendations to safeguard your family against contractor fraud.
Time for spring cleaning has begun! While conspicuously gross places like toilet bowls and garbage cans are clear targets for disinfection, there are other less obvious, more nefarious dirty spots that we touch on a daily basis. To keep your household healthy and happy, take a look at some of the dirtiest places in yourContinue reading “The 5 Dirtiest Places You May Not Be Cleaning”