Author Archives: Callie

Spring Cleaning – Hard Work But Such a Payoff

Spring-cleaning: for some a chore for others a joy. I learned about this ritual at an early age. Now, the thought of spring-cleaning evokes precious memories. When I was a young child, back in the land of four seasons and none of them rain (Manitoba), the cold inhibiting days of winter were ushered out with a yearly farm ritual: spring-cleaning. No corner of our home was left untouched by brooms, dusters, scrub brushes, rags and other cleaning weapons. Every inch of closet was emptied, inventories were taken, […]

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Speed Cleaning

Your house is a mess and you need to do something about it, because frankly you’re tired of having to make your way around the little pile of clutter in the living room, jump over the newer pile of clutter in the hallway, and wade through the clutter on the staircase. What you need ideally is a bout of speed cleaning to get you on your way. This isn’t as hard as you might think despite the masses of clutter in your house. To begin with you […]

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Life Is a Stage So Is Your Home

What is a home staging? Home staging prepares a home for sale, and for the dozens of enquiring eyes that will be scouring the property looking for flaws. It creates an image of the perfectly decorated home, in move-in condition. This should be the next step after decluttering, cleaning and repairing your home. The changes may be as small as rearranging furniture to give the illusion of more space, or repainting with more neutral and soothing colors. Home stagers will offer great ideas for perking up a […]

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How to Really Declutter Your Home for Buyers?

Your real estate agent has come to your house to assess what needs to be done to sell it the quickest. The word, “declutter,” continues to come up. You assure your agent that you are a very neat person and that everything will be clean when the potential buyers come to view it. Many sellers encounter the same situation each day. What agents wish their clients would understand is that decluttering is more than just keeping the baseboards dust-free and the countertops wiped down. Try some of […]

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Household Hints

There’s nothing more gratifying to a person who has spent hours on cleaning their house than to get praise for the great job they’ve done in keeping it clean-looking and beautiful. For these people, keeping their house in great shape is one of their burning desires. Finding handy household hints and putting them into action to get their house looking just-so, is what they need. Household hints can be a boon to any serious homemaker, and you will find that the more serious the homemaker, the more […]

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Decluttering Before Packing

De-cluttering before packing is an important aspect of preparing to move – because it allows you to decide what you’ll need for the new house, what you’ll have room for, and what you won’t. The most important thing to remember when de-cluttering is that you’ll be making room and getting rid of emotional baggage, whilst lowering your moving bills. An average four person house requires at least a seven tonne van to move, whilst a house that doesn’t de-clutter might need twice that! De-cluttering can be considered […]

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Cleaning Tips

There are many things that you can do these days to help you with the problem of cleaning your house, but many of these need drastic measures such as actually doing a thorough cleaning and decluttering of your house. To many people in today’s busy life, this is not an acceptable solution. For these people, there are instead, if they wish to clean tips on how to go about it in the fastest and most painless manner possible. And don’t mistake it, there are more and more […]

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Cleaning Hints

Anyone can give you cleaning hints, but it’s what you do with these cleaning hints that really matter. If for instance you smile politely and nod your head yes to everything that’s said to you and then go home and do the complete opposite, then you have taken no advantage whatsoever from those hints which were given to you. The knack to taking the cleaning hints that people give you is to sort through the ones that you want to hear and the ones that you don’t. […]

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Declutter Your Life

De-cluttering your physical space can have an amazingly uplifting effect on your mood. Feng Shui experts claim that buildings and furniture store the memories of events in the form of energy, and that by de-cluttering you can clear the energy of historic traumatic events. Whether or not you put any store in that kind of theory, nobody who has ever de-cluttered a space could deny the positive benefits of increasing the physical space in their environment. However, physical de-cluttering can also have a cathartic effect on people […]

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Declutter for Clarity

Whether you are selling your house, moving into a smaller space or just trying to make better use of the space you have, you could probably stand to de-clutter your life. It’s one of the main points of staging a home, and while many people choose to hide their stuff for the sale and then drag it to the next house, this only adds more work with very little pay off. Why not take this opportunity to free yourself from clutter? Bid adieu to the stuff, it’s […]

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