How to Keep the Bathroom Clean Longer

No one enjoys cleaning the bathroom, (if you do feel free to come on over and take care of mine whenever you like!) but it is something that requires a lot of hard work and needs to be done often. I am all for cleaning the bathroom less often than I have to, as long as it stays clean in the meantime.

Here are a few ways you can keep your bathroom clean longer:

1)  Moisture is the enemy! 

Make sure the shower walls, tub, and door are dry before after your shower. Keep a squeegee in or near the shower to remind everyone to wipe it down after each use.

2) Water repellant is your best friend! 

To make wiping down and cleaning your shower even easier, spray it with a water repellant. It stops things from sticking and drying to the surface which makes cleaning a breeze!

3)  Get rid of that bar of soap

Use liquid soap instead of a bar to keep your sink and surrounding area cleaner longer.

There are plenty more suggestions on how to keep your bathroom cleaner longer here, I highly recommended you check it out! Do you have any tricks or suggestions for keeping a bathroom clean?

Source: http://www.housebeautiful.com/lifestyle/cleaning-tips/a3887/bathroom-cleaner-longer/

Great article on how to avoid a foreclosure!

Foreclosure.

That’s a word that scares many people. Understandably so! The idea of going into foreclosure is a dreadful thought and it can be extremely stressful… but there is no need to stress out because there are ways to avoid a foreclosure.

Here is a very informative canadianrealestatemagazine.ca article with tips so you can avoid foreclosure.

http://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/expert-advice/how-to-avoid-a-foreclosure-188538.aspx

2. Rent or sell the property
 
If your property is in a desirable area you can try to sell it quickly or find a roommate or tenant to help pay the mortgage. Contacting a local real estate agent or property management company would be a good place to start when assessing the potential re-sale value or to inquire about area vacancy rates and what you can expect collect in monthly rental.  

3. Negotiate
 
Lenders want homeowners to pay their mortgages. The foreclosure process is time-consuming and costly, so they have a vested interested in helping a client through the financial crisis. There may be an opportunity to re-negotiate the mortgage over a longer period of time or at a lower interest rate, or for you to pay a smaller monthly amount for a short period if you’ve had employment difficulties.
 
In some cases, the foreclosure process might even be stopped by a generous lender when back payments, interest and legal charges are re-paid in full by the investor or homeowner. There are many repayment scenarios and this is why it is so important to speak to your lender early about your financial problems. You don’t make your situation any better by avoiding the phone calls and emails from the bank when your mortgage goes unpaid month after month. Drawing up a repayment plan is also a good idea to formally present your lender with some ideas you have for reimbursement options that will be affordable in the future.

Are you moving? Well, here are some great tips!

New year, new experiences, new start. Maybe a new place to live?

Many people kick off a new year by thinking about moving. If could be for a new job, up sizing, downsizing, whatever the reason, the actual packing up and moving can be a kick in the butt. Let’s admit it… Packing all your belongs up in boxes and bags and transporting everything isn’t much fun!

Click the following link for 33 fantastic moving tips! It’s a great buzzfeed article to read! Here are a few great ones…

7. Place an extra cotton pad or ball into your powder cosmetics to keep them from breaking.

12. Buy a roll of stretch wrap.

23. If you have a lot of fragile valuables, hiring movers as opposed to asking friends can end up paying for itself.

 27. If you’re doing a cross-country move and you don’t need your stuff immediately, consider shipping via Greyhound.

31. Make your last grocery trip two weeks prior to moving.

 http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/brilliant-moving-tips#.vuWvgAZ8j

Sell your house faster and show it better? I have some tips for you!

In all my years as a Brampton real estate agent, I know that if you want to sell your home, it can be sometimes a complicated issue. No house is perfect and no house looks perfect, but that said, if you want to show your place in a better way so it can sell faster, I have a few helpful tips…

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1. Paint!

Look for the rooms in your house that could use a fresh paint job. The last thing you want is to have potential buyers walk through your home and see get a sense the house comes off has too dull. A straightforward thing like new paint on walls in rooms that look boring can help make them stand out.

2. Repair faucets if dripping or leaky!

When possible buyers are looking at any potential faults in your home, things that stick out, such as broken faucets, can turn away those buyers because it shows you have not been taking care of your home. Make sure you fix easy things like faucets!

3. Remove clutter!

This is a very easy one to remember. Regardless how small or big your home is, you want to make it look as big and as orderly as possible. Remove all the unnecessary clutter you may have around your place.

Those are my three tips to help sell your house faster and make it look better. I hope you find them helpful!