Author: Molly Stroud

24 Jan 2019

How to find a real estate agent

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You’ve made up your mind, you’re ready to buy or sell a home. But where do you start? First up on your checklist is finding a Realtor®. But not just anybody, you need to find the Realtor that’s right for you. After all, this person is going to be your biggest ally, your confidant and your self-appointed BFF throughout the home buying process. Choose wisely. Why do you need a real estate agent? Sure, you have the option to buy or sell a home without the assistance of a licensed Realtor, but this isn’t your parent’s housing market. Thanks to the vast amount of information available to you via the Internet, you can search for homes while simultaneously binge watching your favorite show...
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6 Mar 2018

Keep calm and clutter free

We all have that one friend. The one who could use a little help organizing their home by removing accumulated clutter. In my circle, I’m that friend. If you can empathize, you don’t have to wait for spring to hit your cleaning stride. Instead, make a resolution to say ‘so long’ to the growing collection of rarely used items in the most commonly used areas of your home like your bedroom closet, bathroom and kitchen. Here are some easy solutions to help us all reclaim your much-needed personal space in the most popular rooms in your home. Closet cleanout When it comes to cleaning out your bedroom closet, be tough. Donate any clothes that no longer fit, are out of style or haven’t been...
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8 Feb 2018

No mudroom, no problem

First impressions count, so when it comes to making an entrance--or should I say an entryway--make sure visitors are wowed by the lack of clutter piled by your door. If the word mudroom is flashing in your mind right now, we’re on the same page. Whether you’re unloading a haul of groceries or storing shoes, backpacks and coats, a mudroom is a must for a busy family. If you’re lucky enough to have a room dedicated to organize your odds and ends, rejoice! If you don’t have a dedicated drop zone, the following ways to find functionality in the unused spaces of your home are for you. Rethink a closet An underused closet can be converted into a mudroom faster than you think....
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29 Jan 2018

Eight ways to mix up your space

As the last box of holiday decor is safely tucked away, and the final bite of pecan pie consumed, you may look around your house and think that it looks, well, bare. And while most of us are ready to declutter our home after the holidays, there’s nothing like a mini home makeover to breath new life into a tired old space. Don’t worry about breaking the bank for these simple solutions though, because we’ve rounded up eight inexpensive ways to go from dismal to delightful. Pack it up If you hate your room but love your furniture, try looking at things from a different perspective. Sometimes the best way to revamp a living space is by seeing it completely empty. Removing...
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