How To Get Your House Looking Great
Have you bought a home that needs a lot of attention? Perhaps the house you've been living in for years looks like it's tired. Either way, if you missed spring cleaning, this is a great time to do the job so that your house can look great again. Here are some ideas that might help you.
Do A Frank Assessment - With paper and pen in hand, go through every single room in your house and actually write down what needs attention. Of course, you're going to write down if the front door needs painting. However, pay attention to detail, too. Does that same door need new hardware? Perhaps it would just be best to buy a brand new door. Whatever the need is, write it down.
Involve The Kids In Your House Project - Obviously, you're not the only one who lives in your home, so you shouldn't have to be the only one who pretties it up. Did you know that it's actually a really good thing to involve your children in household chores? Children who participate in working at home build maturity and become more aware of the needs of other people. An added benefit is that those children also become less impulsive. Of course, it's also helpful if both parents are also involved, if possible.
Have An Organized Plan - Before you tackle the chores, have a plan of action.
- Consider putting the kids in charge of their own rooms. Hand them an over-sized box and ask them to get rid of clothes, toys, books and anything else they don't want. Of course, you'll be getting rid of things in the entire house, too. Have a designated area for things that will be sold at a yard sale and another stack that will be given to charity. A great incentive for the kids to do a thorough job is to tell them they get to keep the money from the sale of their own belongings.
- A great way to accomplish a lot of cleaning in a shorter amount of time is to divide into teams. One team could be in charge of the kitchen and the utility room, another team could do bathrooms, and so on.
Call The Professionals - Save the carpet for last and plan to leave the house while the workers are doing their job.
- Calling professional carpet cleaners means that the job will be done thoroughly. State-of-the-art equipment will be used by men and women who have been trained well to look for trouble spots. In many cases the workers will even be able to get rid of what you thought were permanent stains. It's a good idea to make sure that the cleaning products used will be friendly to the environment, your children, and pets.
- Professional carpet cleaning is affordable. Consider setting up a service where the cleaners come back periodically to keep your carpets looking like new.
Good luck on getting your house looking great. For more information, contact a professional like Front Range Steamway Inc.