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 your … Continue 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 has been well-maintained — and they make the opposite assumption about dirty, cluttered, or dated homes. Once you’ve made … Continue reading Take These 3 Steps This Holiday Season to Prepare for a New Year’s 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 your bathroom (and some easy updates even if you're not trying to sell your home). Keep it sparkling clean. Remove all traces of dirt and … Continue 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 these 5 germy spots you may missing … Continue reading The 5 Dirtiest Places You May Not Be Cleaning
Granite countertops are a huge selling point in many homes, so if you’ve got them, make sure they’re extra shiny and streak-free while your house is on the market! Granite is a natural stone, and to keep it beautiful, you should avoid putting certain cleaners on it. Ammonia, bleach, vinegar, lemon or other citrus should … Continue reading How to Clean Granite Countertops Naturally (and Cheaply!)