Guest Post - How To Stage an Empty House on a Budget

Yes, staging a house on a budget is entirely possible. Sellers who are considering staging their home can increase the overall value of the property. Plus, it can help potential buyers feel welcomed that they’d be willing to buy the house.

What’s great about home staging is that you are basically displaying your own personal touch. And anyone who likes your work and buys the home is the right new home owners.

Home staging does not have to be expensive at all. If you want your house to get sold right away, then these budget-friendly home staging tips to turn an empty house into another family’s dream home.

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Guest Post - 15 apps to make home inventory surprisingly painless

If you ever need to take a home inventory, you’ll need to have a clear record of everything in your house and know exactly how much it’s all worth so that you can be reimbursed in case anything unfortunate happens — because it’s always best to expect the best but be prepared for the worst. That means everything in your drawers, cupboards, and closets. All the tools in your garage and all your electronic gadgets. Your furniture, bedding, and towels. Even family heirlooms, keepsakes, and collectable items. Everything.

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Guest Post - Apps for Home Improvements – Senator Windows


Home improvements can be a big or small affair depending on your budget. It also depends on whether you are doing the work yourself or getting a contractor to cover it. Contractors vary in terms of the quality of their work so it’s very important to always get a recommendation for a good one before they begin work at your home. Check their website for reviews / testimonials and ask around locally if anyone you know has dealt with them. Of course, sometimes some people like to do the work themselves but it’s important to only take on work that you are confident that you can complete. No one wants to end up with a shoddy job so sometimes it’s best to get the services of a professional. Researching the work in advance is fun though and there are lots of places on the Internet that can provide inspiration. 

The guys at Senator Windows have put together this useful graphic that outlines all those apps that can make home improvement projects easier. The graphic is split into the various stages of your work including the research phase, the colour selection phase. Check out the full details below and pick and choose the apps that might help the process. 

Guest Post - Cleaner Home and Cleaner Environment in 7 Easy Steps (Recycling Infographic)


Plastic waste is a massive issue at the moment affecting communities, oceans and the majority of our natural environment. We have a love hate relationship with plastic. It is extremely useful for everyday life but with an estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans today, this is a huge issue which cannot be ignored. Luckily, we can all play a part in helping to solve this plastic crisis. In addition to cutting down on the amount of plastic we purchase, we can make sure that for that plastic we do use, we recycle as much of it as possible! By recycling more at home, this has the benefit of leading to a cleaner home and a cleaner environment!

BetterCleans is a premium house cleaning services company in Milwaukee and as recycling is a hot topic amongst our customers and with plastic waste being such a major issue; we wanted to help make things easier for people to have a cleaner home and a cleaner environment. Our new infographic looks at how you can recycle at home in just 7 steps and do your bit for the environment! 

The major takeaway here is that, if you learn more about your local recycling initiatives, and ensure you are recycling more effectively at home, you can have a major impact on the environment. When U.S recycling levels reach 75%, it will have the equivalent impact of removing 55 million cars from the roads each year!

Author bio: David Hardwicke is a Director at BetterCleans, a home cleaning services provider based in Milwaukee, WI.

Guest Post - How Moving Home with Small Children Just Got a Lot Easier...

Buying a new home can be one of life’s most rewarding events. Unfortunately, moving into that home can be one of life’s most stressful (in fact, research shows it may be more stressful than divorce). Add kids to the mix and you’ve got a concoction of chaos just waiting to happen.

Moving with kids is difficult for a number of reasons though, not simply for the fact they’ll be under your feet when you’re trying to pack and clean. For children, especially those under five, moving can be a devastating upheaval that they just cannot handle. Amidst trying to get all of your stuff out of one house and into another, you may also have to contend with consoling your unsettled little one.

But, it doesn’t have to be that way. With a couple of easy steps, you’ll be able to ease the stress caused by moving and you might just have some fun in the process!

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