Though it seems as if we just put our summer things away and began prepping for the fall, now is the time to start looking ahead to the winter months and what they bring. With colder air settling in and even colder nights heading our way, we want to make sure our houses, and families, are well prepared for the first frost and falling snowflakes.
When selling your home, your faced with the realization that copious amounts of cleaning, organizing and packing are ahead of you. Before you tackle those tasks, you should first commit to decluttering your home from top to bottom. Take a good look around you. Clutter often piles up without you even realizing it. The papers on the kitchen table, books on the coffee table, knick-knacks on the shelves, mail on the countertop—everywhere you look, you’ll find things that don’t actually belong. Here we review ways to start the daunting task of decluttering and find ways to stay clutter free!
When deciding to put your house on the market, one of the most important things you will find you need to do is stage your home. If it’s not something that you thought of on your own, you can be sure your real estate agent will inform you of the importance of staging your home. Some agents recommend hiring a company to come in to professionally stage the home, others will offer advice and work with you to help focus on the most important areas to focus on. Since most often the sellers are the ones that end up putting in the time and effort, we will outline what is most important to focus on and what tasks are most important.
It seems as if more and more people are dealing with the uncomfortable effects of allergies each day. When we think of allergies, we tend to think of the outdoors—the pollen, the grass, the weeds. But a lot of what is outdoors ends up indoors. That, along with the effects of allergies from things that are actually in our home, are causing allergic reactions in people that can often be controlled, or at least minimized.
We are in the age of do-it-yourself when planning projects around the house. Let’s face it, it’s expensive to pay for labor. However, watching YouTube videos and home improvement shows really does not give you all of the facts or prepare you for all of the precautions you need to take when deciding to forego the contractor and tackle the home-improvement project yourself. Below are important safety tips to follow before and during your DIY project.