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    How to Create a Good First Impression of Your Home

    Perhaps you are having friends over for the first time, selling your home, or hosting an event in your house. Whatever the reason creating a good first impression of your home can be very important, not to mention stressful. If you want people to come away from your home feeling comfortable and inspired, here are  some simple tips to follow. 



    The outside

    It goes without saying that the very first thing any guest will see is the outside of your home. Take a look at your home from the street and ask yourself, does it have curb appeal? If the answer is no or you are unsure then consider some of the following;


    • Tidy up pathways and driveways – ensure any weeds, loose rockery, or rubbish is removed.
    • Cut the front lawn, if you have one and prune any hedges.
    • Paint your front door.
    • Add a hanging basket, door number, or working doorbell. 
    • Wash your car, yes really!


    The Entrance

    Next up is stepping into your house. This is the first time they will see (and smell) the inside of your house so it is equally as important as the outside of your house. To give your entrance the wow factor then here are some pointers;


    • Ensure it smells nice, invest in a diffuser or candle to give off a pleasant aroma of your choosing. 
    • Keep it clutter-free, use coat hooks, shoe racks and storage cabinet for your home to ensure everything is tidy and out of the way in your entrance area. 
    • Use a doormat


    Tips for the interior:

    • Light up your house with good lighting. A well lit room an make all the difference. Good lighting can make a room feel bright and airy and even bigger than it actually is. Placing lights so that they an reflect off a mirror is a great tip to brighten up a room. 

    The Flowering Farmhouse

    • Give the house a thorough clean. It goes without saying that a dirty or messy house will not give off a good first impression. Doing some simple chores such running the vacuum around and a bit of dusting before your visitors arrive can make all of the difference.
    • Splurge of some fresh flowers or plants. Fresh flowers or green indoor plants give the feeling of life. Think about it, we know that in order for plants to grow they need the right conditions so it stands to reason any plants that have stood the test of time in your home must have been living in the right conditions. It can only speak highly of their environment and the owners. 

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    • Get rid of the clutter. Clutter looks messy and disorganized so if you can have a declutter. If you don’t have time for that then simply hide the clutter out of sight. In storage units, drawers, cupboards, wherever you need to, just keep it out of sight.


    By following these simple tips, you will not only make a good first impression on those who visit both outside and inside your home, but you will also create a space you enjoying living in. 

    Cleaning, Organizing, and Life Hacks

    Home Ownership 101: Ways to Make Cleaning More Effecient

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    Hello friends and welcome back for another post in my Home Ownership 101 series! Lately I have been on a summer deep cleaning kick, but I haven’t made as much progress as I would like. I finally realized I am just sort of going round and round in circles from one job to the next, so  I need to come up with some ways to make cleaning more effecient and organized. *This post contains affiliate links.

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    Adopting a Weekly Cleaning Schedule

    5 Tips To Make Moving Less Stressful


    Most of us have felt overwhlemed at one time or another by a messy house or the accumulation of clutter, but with a little planning, cleaning won’t be as daunting of a task. Adopting a weekly cleaning schedule can do more than make things seem less stressful, but rather keeping things clean also means keeping your home environment safe.  According to PRNewswire, 20% of Americans deep clean their dwellings every six months, leading to dirt accumulation and mold formation. Fortunately, there is a better way to do this with maximum results. Read on for some general weekly cleaning tips.  Read more

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    Home Ownership 101: Tips for Protecting Your Home When Your Away


    Summer is here and whether you are going on a beach vacation, traveling for many months, or just a business weekend trip, you need to make sure that you are properly and fully protecting your home as best as you can. These days, it is easier than ever to do this, thanks to a few specific improvements and innovations in the world of tech. Let’s take a  look at some of the best of these that you might want to make use of in order to properly protect your home when you are away from it for a long period of time.

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