Dirty Little Secrets in Your Home, Oh My!

cleanersAre you sure you have the cleanest home on the block? Well, I hate to pop a bubble, but if you’re like me, you may have missed a few places that make you Mr. or Ms. Clean.  There are many Dirty Secrets lurking in your home that you may not have thought about. Here are just a few places that you might have missed.

1. The undersides of rugs, especially those near the doorways. It’s usually the larger rugs that need help, not the one you throw into the laundry.

2. The disposal ring. When was the last time you pulled that disgusting thing out and took a look at it? Eek. Germ City!

3. The kitchen hood vents. Boy can those build up grease.  Pull those things out and put them into the dishwasher. It’s amazing how clean they come out.

4. Kitchen counters have little crevices that somehow seem to catch every crumb you’ve ever had. Move things away from the back splach and  take a little brush to clean with.

5. Do you have any ceiling fans? Or, fans in your bathrooms?  When was the last time you cleaned those?

6. Toilets and the seats. Need I say more?

7. If you have a crawl space under your home, have you checked to see if it’s clean of debris and rodent droppings lately?

8. Your dryer vent. You can buy an attachment for your vacuum to vacuum out the dryer where the screen slides in. It’s loaded with lint. Also get to the back and side of it as well.  Tons of lint there, too.

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Dirty Little Secrets in Your Home, Oh My!

cleanersAre you sure you have the cleanest home on the block? Well, I hate to pop a bubble, but if you’re like me, you may have missed a few places that make you Mr. or Ms. Clean.  There are many Dirty Secrets lurking in your home that you may not have thought about. Here are just a few places that you might have missed.

1. The undersides of rugs, especially those near the doorways. It’s usually the larger rugs that need help, not the one you throw into the laundry.

2. The disposal ring. When was the last time you pulled that disgusting thing out and took a look at it? Eek. Germ City!

3. The kitchen hood vents. Boy can those build up grease.  Pull those things out and put them into the dishwasher. It’s amazing how clean they come out.

4. Kitchen counters have little crevices that somehow seem to catch every crumb you’ve ever had. Move things away from the back splach and  take a little brush to clean with.

5. Do you have any ceiling fans? Or, fans in your bathrooms?  When was the last time you cleaned those?

6. Toilets and the seats. Need I say more?

7. If you have a crawl space under your home, have you checked to see if it’s clean of debris and rodent droppings lately?

8. Your dryer vent. You can buy an attachment for your vacuum to vacuum out the dryer where the screen slides in. It’s loaded with lint. Also get to the back and side of it as well.  Tons of lint there, too.

The Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

What are the biggest home seller mistakes? San Mateo County is a hot real estate market and buyers look for homes that are ready to move into.

Lending Delays During the Government Shutdown

Congress has shut down our government.  If you’re in the process of getting a loan for a home purchase expect lending delays during the government shutdown. There’s no way around it, either. Here’s what to expect and why.  Both the Social Security Administration and the IRS will be unavailable to verify either the tax transcripts…

What is a Deed and Why is it Important?

When you buy a home you get a Deed, but what is it and why do you need one? Basically it’s the proof that you’ve purchased the property.

Should I Stay in My Current Home or Move Up?

Should I stay in my current home or move up is a reasonable question for you to ask if you bought an entry level home back then and your space is limited. Should I stay in my current home or move at all is also the question. Do

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