A Kitchen Office?

When I come home from work, I often walk out to the mail box to see if I got anything.  I walk back into the house through the garage door and go directly to the trash can in the kitchen.  Then, I leave the pile of mail that isn’t mine under the telephone on the…

Dishwasher Love

While certainly not a necessity, once you’ve had a dishwasher, it is hard to live without one.  Not only does it save your hands from the damaging effects of hot, soapy water, it does a better job than hand washing can.  Dishwashers get the water up to temperatures of 140 degree which kills bacteria and…

Which Sells Better?

If I had the choice, I wouldn’t live in my house while trying to sell it.  It is exhausting maintaining a show ready appearance: no dishes in the sink, no unmade beds, no laundry on the floor, in other words, no signs of life.  However, a home that is clean, de-cluttered, and staged will sell…

Be a Friend to Your Frig

Did you know your frig is one of the top reasons for home insurance claims? Minerals in water clog ice makers, food particles can clog the drain, and leaking water lines can damage cabinets, walls, and floors.  Take the time to care for your refrigerator and it will take care of you. Keep it level….

Quick Fixes with Big Returns

Thinking about selling your home but feel like there is too much to do?  Wanting to make the most money you can from a sell without putting much money into home improvement projects?  Here are a few inexpensive things you can do that will add value to your home and help you sell faster. Prune…

Decluttering vs. Minimalism

I recently read an article on another blog about living out of a duffel bag and a backpack for a month to see what it would be like.  The author learned that although doable for himself as an individual, it would be nearly impossible for a family as the items required for family life do…

De-cluttering 101

  One of the most effective ways to make your home feel larger, newer, and cleaner is to remove excess items.  Often we collect things over time and don’t realize how much we have until there is no more room for anything new.  Here are some tips to get started on your journey to a…