Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Painting

Paint is one thing you can do to your home that can change the look and feel quickly and inexpensively. If you are selling your home painting should be a top to-do to get your house market ready.

When considering paint colors it's best to stick to neutral colors. Try to avoid painting every room a different color or if you want to personalize each room pick complimentary colors throughout the whole house. Places you can be bold with your color choices are family rooms or theater rooms. Dark colors can help make a media room feel more relaxed. Dark navy is a favorite choice of home buyers for family and media rooms. Grey's, white's and beige's seem to fit most decor so it's an easy paint to change up the look of the room without always having to paint over a color that was made to match a specific theme.

One area to always keep freshly painted is the outside of the home. Doors, door frames, window moldings, and other areas that currently painted.

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Monday, 18 May 2020

Simple home projects

Times are tough, we are all trying to make the best of staying home to be safe. Being home so much has really made me pay attention to all the home repairs and updates that I've been putting off. All this time home can be an opportunity to update your house and fix up your yard.

Here is a list of quick and easy fixes to get you started:

Replace the blinds and curtains if needed, if still in good shape take them all down and clean them. Since they are down use this time to give the window a really good clean, Make sure to clean the window track.

Paint your front door. This is a really easy and cheap way to spruce up your home. A fresh coat of paint can really make a big difference.

Change out your shower curtains, bathroom rugs, and other decor. Inexpensive and can really update the space.

Weed your yard often, weeds spread fast so it's best to stay up on the weeding. Clean the cracks of the driveway and sidewalks.

I like to sweep off the sidewalks, driveway, porch area, and the gutter in front of our house. This keeps our house looking clean and well cared for.

Make the best of your time home and tackle those home repair projects. Stay safe and healthy!
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Thursday, 5 December 2019

The giving season

The holidays are a wonderful time to start decluttering and make room for new things and simplify your space.

This month we will be donating a portion of each bin order to Toys for Tots. Call to book your bin today.

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Fall clean out time.

Fall is the perfect time to toss out all the stuff that builds up throughout the year. If you have kids the most common areas are toy rooms, kids playrooms, cars, and any areas toys can pile up. Make the kids help sort through and get rid of clutter.

Getting rid of all the stuff that doesn't get use can really open up the house. Having a nice clean and well organized house can make those long winter days spent indoors more bearable.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Fall Cleanup

Now that fall is officially here it's time to start the fall cleanup list.

The first thing I do is yard prep. Cut back all your perennials, prune and guard trees according to their species requirements. Cut back grass and do any leftover weeding that needs to be done. Clean out the gutters and check the roof for leaks. If you do holiday lights it might be a good idea to hang the light hooks now to beat the cold wet weather.

One of the most overlooked fall cleanups is the dryer vent. If dryer vents and ductwork can't vent properly it can lead to fires or carbon monoxide poisoning. It's important to make it a habit to check and clean your dryer vent's regularly. Here are some signs your dryer vents need a cleaning: taking multiple cycles to dry, odd smell on clothing, burning smell, or the laundry room is warmer than usual while dryer is running.

Here is how to clean the dryer vents:
Disconnect the dryer, unplug the dryer first, remove clamps from vent pipe, pull the pipe away from the wall duct. If you have a gas dryer it may be wise to have an expert clean the vent system.

Clean the vent using a cleaning kit, the kit will have a brush that extends the length of the duct. Some people like to work from the outside of the home.

Reassemble the dryer and enjoy your clean and safe dryer.   

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Closet tips

I don't know how many times I walked by my over cluttered closets and with every intention of cleaning it out, only to look inside and walk away overwhelmed. Here are a few tips to make it easy and successful!

Ditch the storage containers and boxes- While it may seem like they make a space look more organized they actually quickly become a place to hide and store clutter instead of clear it out.

Shoe organizer- This is an obvious choice but its an easy and cheap fix to keep the floors clear and clean.

Vacuum seal your off season clothes. This will free up space and make getting ready super easy when searching through clothing choices. I especially like doing this for young kids as my daughter is prone to wear sweaters in 100 degree weather.

Curate your closet- Group your clothes by purpose: work clothes, dress clothes, casual etc.. This will make getting dressed super easy and help decide what needs to be refreshed or tossed.

Use these tips and you'll see how easy cleaning out a closet can be and how easy it is to maintain.

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Saturday, 17 August 2019

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