Summer Ready Kitchen Check List

Friday, July 10, 2020
1. Clean Your Garbage Cans2. Deep Clean Around and Behind AppliancesWith the summer heat, your appliances are going to be working harder. Properly cleaning appliances can help!3. Deep Clean Cutting BoardsWith all of the food prep, your cutting boards could use some love!4. Empty Cabinets and PantryWipe all the shelves down, throw out expired items,... More

Attic Storage: To Store, or Not To Store

Friday, July 03, 2020
Depending on the age of your home, storing items in the attic may cause more problems than solutions. Especially during Texas summers, the attic can be HOT HOT HOT. With East Texas also comes humidity, and possible pests as well! By storing items in the attic, you could potentially:Ruin fabricsDamage furnitureVoid safety devicesMy husband, Travis,... More

Items in Your Home That Need to Disappear

Friday, June 26, 2020
Nobody ever said, “I regret organizing my house”!Whenever I meet with sellers, and they ask, "what should we do to get started"? I always tell my clients to de-clutter and de-personalize! However, some people get very overwhelmed and intimidated by the process. My advice is to start with a plastic grocery bag and fill it... More

How to Handle Multiple Offer Situation: Buyer Perspective

Friday, June 19, 2020
We have found the perfect home, within your budget, and you decide that you want to submit an offer… but so to 10 other people. You are in a multiple offer situation! You don’t want to lose the house. How do handle the situation?DO’s:Pray!Have a CURRENT pre-qualification letter from a local lender or proof of... More

Keep Your Home Cool Without Using More AC

Friday, June 12, 2020
Make sure your AC filter is clean! May want to have your HVAC system checked up as well.Close the blinds and curtainsClose off unused rooms during the hottest part of the dayAvoid using the stove and oven: Try cooking in the early morning, and have meals that don’t require heating up. Great opportunity to use... More

How to Best Handle Humid Weather

Friday, June 05, 2020
Drink Plenty of WaterIf you are thirsty, you may already be dehydrated! Keep a reusable water bottle with you, and drink water before, during, and after spending time outside.Find Shade When You CanI have heard that depending on the weather, the shade can make around a 20-degree difference in temperature.Remember to Take BreaksGive yourself plenty... More

Best Reasons to Live in Under 1000 Square Feet

Friday, May 29, 2020
Sometime during the “stay at home order” you may have had the following thoughts:Why am I still holding on to _____?What is in this box? I haven’t opened this since ____?These closets are filled to the brim! I can’t find____!Wow! I didn’t realize that it takes me ____ hours to maintain my home!Woah! My utilities... More

Easy Ways to Incorporate Red, White, and Blue Into Your Home

Thursday, May 21, 2020
When people think of red, white, blue, or Americana décor, some people think to use these items for Memorial Day and Fourth of July. However, some people have the following challenges:not enough storage for holiday-specific itemsnot enough money to spend on décor for holiday-specific itemsHere are some ideas to add red, white, and blue in... More

Home Ideas That Should Stay In The Past

Friday, May 15, 2020
Carpet in the BathroomYou walk out of the shower, or your splash water out of the bathtub… and the water goes on the carpet! The water will sit in the carpet and can cause mold.Carpet in the KitchenCooking, crumbs and accidentally dropping food on the carpet, what a mess to clean up!Popcorn CeilingsWhen I first... More

At Home: Shoes On Vs. Shoes Off

Friday, May 08, 2020
At your home, do you keep your shoes on, or, do you take your shoes off?Why People Keep Their Shoes ONSafety: Having your shoes on in your home can help prevent injury (bumping your toe, stepping on a small toy, slipping)Health: Some people have to wear shoes based on health (feet, back, knees…etc)Productive Feeling: Some... More
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