Archive for the ‘Clean and Clear’ Category

The Refrigerator Bulletin Board

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

I love good words.  I have many wonderful quotes around my house.  And a number of them are on my refrigerator. Any time I see a great quote in a magazine, I cut it out and post it to my refrigerator.  My favorite is from Gandhi –


It’s not uncommon for refrigerators to become a bulletin boards not only for good quotes, but also for your children’s homework, the reminder to pick up the dry cleaning and whatever else may be post worthy in your home.  In day to day living, that is fine.  But when your home is on the market, it is worth taking down as much as possible.  This is because the postings of funny cartoons and cute pictures become more of a distraction. Instead of looking at what your kitchen offers, prospective buyers focus their attention on the “what’s going on” refrigerator bulletin board you’ve created.

Don’t have buyers stop at the refrigerator; clean and clear is the ticket on this one.

P.S. A wipe down of fingerprints on the door handle and dust on the top would be nice too!

They’re Not Cool Around the Pool

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013


Be aware of clutter around your pool deck and patio areas.

Tables Too!

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Even though they are going with you, tables need to show well too. Cluttered with today’s mail, your child’s homework or anything else can be distracting.

Case in Point – Here’s a picture of my dining room table before my clean up.

messy table

As you can see it has stacks of DVD’s and CD’s everywhere. This is because I was getting rid of my TV cabinet and my table was the closest place to put all of them. But if a buyer walked through my dining room, the only thing they would remember is this mess!

Cleared off makes a tremendous difference!

clean table

Blow It Off!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013


It’s amazing how just 1 thing can make such a HUGE difference!


No air blower? An outdoor broom can do the trick too!