September 10, 2020
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Budget-Friendly Tips to Keep Your Home Show-Ready Even with Kids

Living in the home you’re selling can be a real challenge, especially when you live with more than one child. You’re busy parenting your little ones, driving to and from work every day, cooking dinner every night, and doing loads of laundry for your family. Who has time to keep the home show ready too? Well, as a proud mother of two, I want to share with you, the following budget-friendly tips and tricks that I used and will help keep your home clean and show-ready for open houses—even when you’re working all day and don’t have a lot of time to prepare for a last-minute showing. Read on to learn more! Save on New Decor for Your Home While staging, decluttering, and depersonalizing a home are some of the first steps to get a house ready to sell, chances are you may need to freshen up your decor. You […]
August 27, 2020
home improvement

5 Home Makeover Secrets to Improve Your Space After COVID

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread in many areas around the U.S. and the world, it’s understandable that some people are getting tired of taking coronavirus precautions. COVID-19 fatigue not only involves the idea of constant social distancing, mask-wearing, and cleaning to ensure proper safety, but it also includes where you’ve been sheltering in place. Are you bored with your home yet? Updates to a home whether big or small refreshes a property, while personalizing the space. Not to mention, when done right, home improvements can provide a bigger return on your home’s investment.  With people spending more time at home and looking for things to do, why not prepare for the unexpected and plan a DIY home renovation that fits your budget. To help navigate through the home improvement process check out these five secrets to start a successful home makeover project: The Plan Make sure to consider all […]
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
millennial home buyers

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
love your home

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 […]