Posts Tagged ‘cleaning’

Selling tips to showing your home in the best light

It’s a buyer’s market out there at the moment, so showing your home in the best possible light has never been more important.

You’d be amazed how often vendors neglect to take care of some basic housekeeping tasks that ensure a home is at its optimum as potential purchasers arrive to inspect it.

Here are some seller’s tips to ensure your home is presented in a way that gives you the best … Read the full post »

9 everyday home hacks to minimise stress for selling

1. Change your mindset
It might sound airy-fairy but it’s important to come to terms with the fact that it’s not your home anymore.
Understandably, some people are very attached to their things and a home they may have lived in for many years, but it’s important to not take it personally when an agent or property stylist suggests a change.

2. Enlist the best agent you can
When it … Read the full post »

How to create a sanity-saving office space

Has the coronavirus got you suddenly working from home? Home offices around the world are suddenly getting a workout amid the COVID-19 crisis.
If you previously haven’t put in much thought to the functionality of the space you’re probably now kicking yourself and wondering how you can make it a better place to work.
Never fear, we’ve got 8 tips to get you started:

1. Keep papers out of sight, out of … Read the full post »

Tend to your garden and enjoy the backyard during autumn

An ideal time of year for both planting and lawn care, autumn brings a welcome temperature drop and much-needed injection of moisture following summer. The sun begins to recede and the days shorten, but the soil remains warm, providing optimal conditions to get plants in the ground, rejuvenate the garden and enjoy the outdoors with family.

Horticulturalist and Northcote Pottery brand ambassador, Melissa King shares her tips for bringing your garden … Read the full post »

8 things to do at home to avoid boredom

1. Clean out your fridge and pantry
Although we’re all tempted to hit the shops and stock up, experts say panic buying isn’t the answer. So before you pack your car boot with six months worth of tinned goods, it pays to go through what you already have in the pantry. You might have forgotten about the bags of rice and pasta that have fallen to the back. Completely … Read the full post »

How to organise a small space in 7 simple steps

1. Declutter, declutter, declutter
As always – I’m going to encourage you to declutter and purge one more time.
Keep an eye out for things that serve only one purpose and ask yourself whether there’s another way you can accomplish whatever task that item is used for.
Certain items in the kitchen come to mind like bulky rice cookers or bread machines or even yogurt makers. Those things take up valuable … Read the full post »

How to organise a small space in 7 simple steps

Not enough space at home? The number one reason why people think they can’t get organised is that they they “don’t have enough space”.
But if you had been in the number of homes I’ve been in and seen the overflowing extra closets, garages, and attics, you’d quickly agree that even if you did have extra space, it might quickly become cluttered as well.
As tough as it might be … Read the full post »

Spring cleaning hacks: 5 jobs you need to tackle now

Spring is the time to dust off the old cleaning gloves and put some elbow grease into those jobs you’ve been putting off all year.
Time for a spring clean? Here’s some tips.

Before the dread sets in, rest assured that with a little planning, a spring clean doesn’t have to take up your whole day or leave your house smelling like a hospital.
With some quick tips and some basic household … Read the full post »

7 Tips to Declutter Your House Before Selling

7 Tips to Declutter Your House Before Selling

1. Clear up the front entrance
A clear pathway and uncluttered porch will make a great first impression for buyers coming to your open home.
Make sure the kids’ shoes are out of sight at the front door. The last thing you want is for potential buyers to associate your home with the smell of old loafers.
Purchase a fresh new doormat … Read the full post »

Ten Top Selling Tips: Tip 9

A Vanishing Act.

Key2 agents encourage buyers to feel at ease and at home in your property. Buyers feel uncomfortable looking at a property if the current owner is around. Make yourself scarce for inspections and make sure you are out of the home before the buyers arrive. If the buyers are early to the inspection, you don’t want them to feel like they are inconveniencing you by inspecting … Read the full post »