February 27, 2020

[VIDEO] How to Keep Stainless Steel Appliances Clean

Stainless steel appliances remain a popular material to showcase in kitchens. And why not? They look sleek, modern and timeless — making stainless steel appliances easy to merge with any kitchen design style. If you own these appliances though, the downside is they can be hard to keep clean, until now. Stainless steel appliances can be magnets for fingerprints, smudges, water spots, and streaks, which means your constantly cleaning your appliances to keep them looking their shiny best. While I personally love the look of stainless steel, I use to constantly wipe down my appliances with an all-in-one stainless cleaner, which still somehow left small stains (like the drip of a watermark embedded into the material) and drove me CRAZY! This post is in response to a question over on my Facebook Fan Page from Debbie H. who asked, “how do I clean stainless steel appliances?” Cleaners for Stainless Steel When […]
February 20, 2020
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Home Selling Tips: Get Young Buyers Interested In Your Home

Is your home ready for the next generation? Get home selling tips from Millennials who continue to flood the housing market, making up 35-percent of all buyers and they’re ready to make a significant impact on home design with requests on their buyer’s wish list. Generation Y (age 18 to 35) already have their dream homes pinned, following design trends and blogger ideas to create the perfect home when the time comes and according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders and Better Homes and Gardens, homebuilders are paying attention designing new homes this generation covets. 68-percent of Millennials are looking for a detached, single-family home — but, what will wow them on the inside? The survey suggests this generation has strong preferences for energy efficiency and smart home technology; comfortable, workable kitchens and more casual spaces. Make sure your home, especially older ones have these features available […]
February 13, 2020
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Love Your Home This Valentine’s Day

Did you know the way your home feels can have a huge impact on the way you feel? If it’s cluttered you feel disorganized. If it’s not decorated it’s less like to feel at home. And, if it’s not sexy, it may be affecting your actual sex life. No matter how long you may live in your house it can start to feel stale. You might find yourself daydreaming about a newer, more beautiful home. But, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. We should all love the place we call home because it’s a little piece of the world we can call our own. You create the rules inside this space and my #1 rule is to make sure my place feels warm, welcoming and relaxing– so every time I walk through the front door I love to be home. This Valentine’s Day, I shared my tips […]
January 30, 2020
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4 Mistakes You’re Making While Organizing a Home

If you’re like most people, you’ve had good intentions to organize your home this year — but, is your technique on achieving this goal really working? If your closets are still a mess, cupboards & drawers overflowing and surfaces cluttered then you may be making one or more of these home organizing mistakes. To help you conquer your home organizing goals, let’s explore a few reasons why you’re home is still cluttered and how you can take action this weekend to improve your home’s quality of life. MISTAKE # 1: Being Unrealistic About Your Possessions Parting with your items for some may be difficult. Many feel that they will need the item at some point, so they keep it — and in most cases misplace the item never truly using it again. This hoarding mentality builds up clutter quickly. Rather than feeling guilty or obligated to keep an item because of your […]
January 23, 2020

How to Live In a Staged Home and Not Lose Your Mind

In a perfect world a home seller wouldn’t need to be living in their homes while on the market, however, the list of reasons why someone sells are endless and in many cases forces the homeowner to stay put when selling. As I’m writing this post my own home is currently on the market in Howard Beach, NY. The experience can be grueling for sellers when their personal lives become public display to strangers and their criticisms. If a homeowner is going to be living in their home when selling they have to willingly be inconvenienced not only emotionally, but physically. Most buyers have a hard time seeing past the seller’s stuff  unable to visualize living in the home. As a seller it’s your obligation to keep the property to show-ready at all times. It must remain tidy and items must remain in their proper place while the home is on the market, […]