Posts Tagged ‘cleaning’

20 $0 Items with Big Payoffs

Friday, June 5th, 2015

You don’t always have to spend money to have your home to show well.  Here are 20 things that cost you NOTHING and mean alot to a buyer at a showing.

  1. Folding your clothes and putting them away
  2. Taking out the trash
  3. Emptying the dirty dishes in the sink
  4. Sweeping/Vacuuming
  5. Wiping down outdoor debris and dirt at your front entrance (a broom is great for this!)
  6. Picking up your children’s toys
  7. Putting away all pool related items laying around the patio
  8. Minimizing knick-knacks, pictures and books
  9. Making your bed
  10. Shaking debris out of your rugs

5 Ways to Get Your House Clean!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

1. Hire someone or a service to come in for regular visits. Can’t afford that? Hire them to come in for a one time deep clean and then maintain that.

2. Ask for help from a family member/friend. For those of you that have family or friends close by and know they have a knack for cleaning, this could be a great gift to ask for.

3. Barter with a friend/family member. When I was writing my book, I needed someone to proofread it. So I asked a friend if she could do it in exchange for me helping her with something. She said sure. So one afternoon as she sat reading my book as I helped her organize her children’s bedrooms.

4. Offer an additional allowance incentive to your children. Ask your children if they want to make some additional allowance. Most kids love the opportunity to make some money. Just make sure the jobs are age appropriate.

5. Do it yourself! This is the cheapest and best approach for having it done your way. But hate to clean? Overwhelmed? Then do at least 1 thing on your cleaning list a day. You will notice a difference in no time at all!

Clean and Closed!

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

This one gets overlooked all too many times. It’s your toilet.

It should be completely closed, which takes less than 5 seconds and completely cleaned, which takes less than 5 minutes.

This is really the only way someone wants to see your toilet.


20 Winning Wipe Downs

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Here are some well-known places in your home that collect noticeable dust, dirt, fingerprints and other debris. So just pick the right cleaning wipes or, if you prefer, spray cleaners along with the best cloth, sponge or paper towels to get the job done and get started. Your home will show so much better for it!

Category 1 – GET WET!

  1. Glass Table Tops & Doors
  2. Sinks
  3. Backsplash
  4. Countertops
  5. Appliances
  6. Mirrors
  7. Tubs/Showers
  8. Door Knobs and Trim
  9. Faucets
  10. Windows – Inside & Out