Monday, October 21, 2019 / by Tiffany Tylka
People move away from home for many reasons. Some receive a high-paying job offer in a neighboring state that simply can’t be passed up, while others make a daring move across the country to live with a significant other. Still, there are some people who move their lives in the hopes of starting over from scratch. Regardless of the motivation for such a transition, it can be difficult to adjust to new circumstances. If you hope to be happy after moving from out of town, it’s important to overcome these obstacles. Here are some tips for settling into new surroundings after a recent move.
Make Your New House Livable
For the first few days after a move, your home will be plagued with a random assortment of boxes and moving supplies. As it’s difficult to settle into new surroundings without a comfortable living space, your primary focus should be on making your new home livable. Take care of the bedrooms first so you have a place to crash when you’ ...
Friday, September 6, 2019 / by Tiffany Tylka
Starbucks just released a new pumpkin-flavored drink and the Halloween gear is starting to replace the patio furniture outside the supermarket. That must mean fall is near. If you’re anything like us, the first freeze hits us and we remember all those projects we wanted to do and never started—projects that will help protect our house and make it run more efficiently. This year, we’re starting early to get our house ready for the cold, and you can too.
Consider your window coverings
Conventional wisdom says you should trade out your lightweight draperies for something more substantial for the colder seasons. But sheers are great in fall and winter. Letting some sunlight trickle through can help heat the home while still providing privacy, and they can be added to any window, regardless of the type of treatment you already have.
Mulch. That. Yard.
“Should you mulch plants in the fall? The short answer is: yes! Mulching around plants ...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / by Tiffany Tylka
Worrying about selling your home is stressful enough, but worrying about keeping your home show-ready can be a real headache when you have kids. That headache only gets worse when you are a parent with an already maxed-out schedule. So, how can you get your home ready to put on the market, keep everything in its place, and make sure your home is set for showings and open houses without going crazy? By following a few staging and home selling tips.
Make Tidiness a Part of Your Daily Routine
To keep yourself from getting stressed by last-minute showings, keep a few easy and fast staging tips in mind. Just opening your blinds can let more light in and help your home feel more inviting. Also, remember to pick up any clutter and make sure problematic odors are diffused. Use baking soda to refresh carpets and consider adding an essential oil diffuser to eliminate smells for showings. Of course, the best way to keep last-minute staging effortless is to keep your home decluttered and cs ...
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 / by Tiffany Tylka
The process of selling a home can be time-consuming and stress-inducing. It can take much longer than you anticipated, and it can result in a lower price than you hoped for. However, there are ways to prepare your home so that it sells faster for a price you’re happy with, all without blowing your budget. If you’re putting your home on the market, complete these budget-friendly projects to make for an all-around better experience.
Shop for discounts.
Your first project should be to look for any kinds of coupons, promo codes, cash back opportunities, seasonal sales, and any other deals you can find on home improvement items. Anything you need for the rest of these projects can be found at major retailers like Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Bed Bath & Beyond. Plus, you can use Lowe’s coupons or Home Depot weekly offers to save money you can put toward future purchases.
Declutter and organize.
Chances are there is stuff in your home that doesn’t need to be ...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 / by Tiffany Tylka
Could your home be causing you more stress? Home should be a place of comfort, but when this space is a bit messy, it can often be difficult to relax. To turn your home back into a haven for relaxation without a lot of effort, all you need are a few handy tidiness tips.
Work Room by Room When Organizing
Getting your home tidy can take some work, but the benefits are well worth your effort. When you take the time to go through each room, you have a better shot at getting rid of more stuff that could be unknowingly causing you stress. Not to mention, organizing your home will make day-to-day tasks much easier, like getting dressed or making healthy dinners. Choose a room you most want to declutter to start, such as your living room or bedroom, and then sort your belongings into a few different piles. You’ll most likely end up with some things you definitely want to keep, stuff you would rather sell, and items you can donate.
Being objective is best when it comes to ...