Simple Solutions: Repair Old Bathtub Caulk

Simple Solutions: Repair Old Bathtub Caulk

With the holidays and guest visits on the horizon, we all want our homes to appear in tip top shape.  One very easy, cost-effective, and quick fix is to freshen and repair your old bathtub caulk.  A little elbow grease can make your tub look like new!

1)Using a 3-in-1 tool or plastic razor, cut, and remove all caulking. You may have to use a putty knife to scrape away any remaining bits. Be careful with the amount of pressure, so you don’t scratch the paint on the bathtub or scrape the tiles.

2) Once the caulk has been removed, use a caulk remover to clean all surfaces (following manufacturer’s directions).

3) Apply new latex caulk that contains a mildewcide. Take your time and keep a steady hand and in no time – you’ll have a fresh, clean look.

4) Once the project is done, be sure to leave plenty of drying time!

Simple Solutions: Curb Appeal Helps in Staging Your Home

Simple Solutions: Curb Appeal Helps in Staging Your Home

How many times have you heard the expression “you only get one chance to make a first impression?” It’s no different when our house goes up for sale. Our home has become a product to be viewed. Today’s home buyers often believe that what they see on the outside of the house will be reflected on the inside of the house. Curb appeal is the buyer’s first glance to take a peek inside your home. Let’s invite them to come on in!

What can you do to make your home stand-out?

  • Make sure your lawn and flower beds are well maintained. Mow your lawn, plant fresh flowers/plants, lay new mulch.
  • Pressure-wash your home and clean your windows inside and out.
  • Scrape and repaint cracked paint.
  • Replace or remove old porch furniture.
  • Repaint a worn-out front door.
  • Clean your mailbox and mailbox post.
  • Pull trashcans out of sight and remove all debris on the sides of your home.
  • Place a new door mat and pot of fresh flowers by your front door.

Visit our website at www.redefinedliving.com and view one of our staged homes.

Want more information on staging your home?  Download our FREE Home Staging Checklist!

Simple Solutions: Organizing Paper

Simple Solutions: Organizing Paper

According to a Boston Marketing Group Study, the average American spends an average of 55 minutes a day (14 days a year) searching for documents and information they know they have, but cannot locate.

Paper is a normal part of everyday life, but left alone, it grows into piles that become difficult to manage. The art to keeping papers in check is to deal with each piece of paper in a timely manner.

Keeping a desk or a file cabinet organized requires a time commitment. Make a time commitment to yourself and to your calendar to tackle the paper clutter. You’ll be amazed at what 15 minutes a week can do to keep your desk and files organized.

For more information on dealing with paper clutter, read 9 Real-Life Ways To Banish Paper Clutter.