Balance in Home Decor

Everyone strives to have balance in their lives because it just feels better. If you have balance and harmony in your home decor, your family room or living room might feel better, too!

Balance in color, the harmony of various shapes and materials in each room; it all matters. But what matters most, is how it looks and feels best to you.

Listen to my latest podcast for free with some tips and advice that could help.

House Plants are Awesome!

I enjoy having lots of house plants in my home, and have learned a lot over the years. I also use them when staging homes for sale. My latest podcast highlights a few of my fave plants that are pretty easy to maintain and a few stories I think you’ll enjoy.

Maintaining Your Dishwasher

Wow. I just watched a short video on realtor.com that showed me how to quickly clean some of the residue from my dishwasher. Also a good idea to add this to your list of things to do before you put your home on the market.

Now, some of you may already know how to do this, and you may have your own tried and true cleaning methods. Here is what they suggest:

  • Remove any loose debris on the bottom of the dishwasher near the filter.
  • Place a cup of white vinegar in the top rack and run an entire cycle.
  • Sprinkle some baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher and run through a shorter cycle, making sure it still uses hot water.
  • They also suggest you check the hinges/springs on the door to make sure it closes/seals properly.

And here is the video: maintaining your dishwasher.

I can’t stand a dirty and even slightly smelly dishwasher. Unfortunately, they do get that way over the years with use. Realtor.com suggest cleaning like this every six months. More often if you are finicky like me!