7 Tips to Refresh Your Home for Spring

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We know we’re already well into the official spring season, but here in Chicago it’s only just starting to warm up. So it’s taken us a little bit longer to catch SPRING FEVER! But now that the temps are rising, we’re welcoming the spring season with open arms.

If you’ve caught a case of spring fever, then we’ve got just the remedy. Here are 7 tips to refresh your home for spring! (more…)

5 Areas to Deep Clean Before You Sell

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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. (more…)

Roomie LOVE: 8 Roommate Tips to be the Best Roomie Ever

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Roommate Tips

Public Service Announcement: Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, and we do NOT want you to forget to show your roomie some extra love.

‘Tis the season for chocolate hearts and XL teddy bears, but we’re not necessarily talking about that kind of l-o-v-e for your roomie. Whether your roommate is your spouse, your significant other, a friend, an acquaintance or even some random connection from Craigslist, Valentine’s Day is a good reminder to show him or her that you really do appreciate the companionship. Here are 8 things you can do this week (or ANY time this year!) to show your fav roomie a little extra LOVE… without being creepy. (more…)

Spring Cleaning: Yard Cleanup for Curb Appeal

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DIY Corner – Spring Cleaning OUTSIDE Edition

If you’re welcoming potential buyers to your home, you want them to like what they see not just from the inside of your home, but from the outside as well. Your home’s interiors may be gorgeous, but if the outside doesn’t match… you may have a hard time even getting those home buyers to come inside. Time for a yard cleanup checklist.

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We know it’s been a rough winter for everyone across the country, and we’re guessing your lawn and front yard have probably seen better days. We’re here to help you do a little yard spring cleaning with curb appeal in mind. (more…)

The Mover’s Guide to Spring Cleaning: Free Printable Checklist

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It’s officially SPRING! And guess what that means? Time to dive head-first into the joys of Spring Cleaning. Hip, hip, hooray? Well, maybe that’s a little generous, but something about spring and a fresh start seem pretty attractive after a loooooong winter of cold. In honor of Spring Cleaning, we put together a series that we are calling:

IMG_5222To kick-off the Mover’s Guide to Spring Cleaning we have put together a checklist of weekly, monthly, & yearly cleaning tasks to stay clean in your new pad (we even made a free printable version). Spring is a time to start fresh, and Spring in a new home is the ultimate way to start clean and more importantly, STAY clean. Following these essentials will help you do just that. (more…)

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