5 areas to DEEP CLEAN before you sell

5 Areas to Clean Before You Sell You only have one chance to make a first impression, right?! So when it’s time for an interview, a first date, or time to meet the future in-laws, it just makes sense that you would spend some extra time “cleaning up”. Maybe you’d get a fresh haircut, possibly a manicure… anything you could do to make that amazing first impression is well worth it, right?

Houses are no different, especially when they’re on the market to be sold. Your house only has one chance to make a first impression on potential buyers during an open house or a showing so spending extra time and effort to get your home in tip-top shape is worth it!

Over the next few weeks, we will be providing a step-by-step guide in helping your home’s first impression turn into love at first sight for those potential buyers– first up, 5 areas to clean before you sell. Continue reading


How to Save Screws and Nails When Moving

Quick Tip for Moving: Bag up the Details

HAH-moving-baggieI’m currently packing up our rental and that means I’m spending lots of time taking everything off of our walls. Even though we’re renters, I went above & beyond to make our home…well, homey! I hung shelves, I hung window treatments, I hung picture ledges,  and it’s safe to say I made lots of holes in our drywall along the way. (Good thing I followed this tutorial to patch those holes up fast!)

Here’s 3 simple steps to save screws and nails as you take down your TV wall mount, floating shelves and custom coat rack. Continue reading


10 Tips: How to Get your Rental Deposit Back

How to get your rental deposit backWe’ve already chatted about ways to make your rental feel a little homier and comfier. But when it’s time to move, you’ve got a big task on your to-do list… get that rental deposit back! That means that those holes in the walls from your gallery wall need to be filled, and everything should be fresh & lookin’ good for your landlord.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 tips for how to get your rental deposit back, so you can pick up that big ol’ check when it’s time to move on out. Continue reading


Spring Cleaning Hacks – All Natural Alternatives

Did you know that you probably have some all-natural, no-brainer cleaning agents in your home as we speak? Homemade remedies are quite the rage now-a-days, and the pressure for society to go green is smack dab in the spotlight.

Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with all-natural alternatives to clean (totally up to you, no one is judging here), today’s “Did you know?!” spring cleaning tips will provide you with some “alternative ways” to clean without breaking the bank & having to invest in a whole new slew of all-natural cleaning gear. Who knew that household items could double as some serious Spring Cleaning All-Stars?

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DIY Corner: How to Repair Holes in Drywall


Today’s DIY Corner might actually put money in your pocket during your next move. If you’d love a real shot at getting your deposit back from your old landlord after moving out here’s a cheap and easy 3 step guide on how to repair holes in drywall. Have yourself a merry DIY Thursday!

See that gallery wall full of frames and hanging décor? Hidden behind all of that “art” are holes galore. Ouch. Back when we moved in, I wasn’t about to hinder my creativity when decorating our apartment. I wanted it to be homey and cozy. So, out came the hammer and nails, and up went the frames.

Before I knew it, we were moving out, and in order to get my security deposit back, I needed to patch those bad boys up… and fast! Here’s what I did to get that wall looking fresh and smooth. Continue reading