Why You Need to Stage Your Home

Staging your home is one of the most important things you can do when it comes to selling your home. As potential buyers view your home and picture themselves living there, here are a few things you can do to bring your home to life:

Small flowersEmbrace the light. Lighting in your home is so critical because lack of lighting can make your home look dreary and turn buyers away. Make your home shine by strategically placing lamps and other light features around your home.

Declutter and depersonalize your home. By taking time to remove any personal effects from your home, potential buyers can visualize themselves living there. You want them to picture themselves living there because a buyer will be more inclined to make an offer.

Furniture placement. Large furniture, overcrowding, and no real placement can turn buyers off. Create a space that is inviting and doesn’t distract from the beauty of your home.

If you need more advice and tips on what you can do to make your home more appealing to homebuyers, your real estate agent can help.

Clean Your Curtains with These Simple Tips

small curtainIf you haven’t cleaned your curtains in the last six months, now might be the best time. With our busy lives, it is easy to overlook this task. However, it is important to clean your curtains, shades, and drapes often to keep you home smelling its best. Sometimes a simple dusting is enough with a vacuum hose. Even with the regular vacuuming, you will still want to wash your draperies is still needed to keep them looking their best.

When it comes to cleaning your drapes, hand washing is the preferable method. If you decide to wash them in the machine, put them inside a pillowcase to protect them and run them through the delicate cycle.

If your curtains are made out of a synthetic fabric a good soaking in cold water will help dissolve the dust. Woolite is my preferred choice of soap when washing my curtains, but hand soap is another great alternative. If your curtains have any yellowing, soak them overnight with salt before washing. Also, if you want to give your curtains a wonderful (and not overbearing) smell, put a few drops of your favorite essential oil into the water.

Remember, never put your drapes in the dryer. Air drying is ideal for allowing them time to drip dry.