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June 28, 2017

Tried & True Tips for Getting Your Home Ready to Sell

When you’re selling your home it’s important to make your home as appealing to buyers as possible. This means de-cluttering and organizing specific areas of your home to draw them to the buyer’s attention. Today I’m sharing four important tips that are sure to help you get top dollar for your home.

Pack early!

I recommend starting to pack as early as possible. This will help clear out excess clutter and the things buyers don’t need to see. You don’t always using everything in your house, and there are definitely things you can live without for a period of time, to make your home more appealing to buyers.

Less is more. The less buyers [...]

 
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May 17, 2017

How to Keep Your Closets Clean & Organized: Ask Anna

The past few months we’ve covered the best ways to clean your kitchen, bathroom, living room, and laundry room. Today we are going to talk about how to keep your closets clean and organized!

Every home has lots of different types of closets – coat closets, bedroom closets, linen closets, etc. While different closets may be organized differently, there are some general rules that apply to every type of closet.

1. Keep Them Clean

You might not think about cleaning your closets routinely like you would your bathroom but trust me, dust and all kinds of things hide in the dark corners of our closets. I recommend removing items from the shelves and wiping them [...]

 
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April 18, 2017

Ask Anna: Best Tips For Keeping Your Living Room Clean

I can’t believe it’s April and spring is fully upon us! It’s time to continue our spring cleaning, and today I’m sharing all of my best tips for how to keep your living room clean and fresh. As a family, we spend a lot of time in our family room, but it’s often times a place that gets overlooked when you think about cleaning. So let’s gather some tools and get to work!

Here’s What You’ll Need: Hydrogen peroxide wipes EnviroCloth Wool duster (preferably one that extends) Parmesan cheese shaker (you can get them at the Dollar Store) Baking soda Your favorite essential oils 1. Fans and Light Fixtures

I don’t know about you, [...]

 
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March 30, 2017

Ask Anna: The Best Laundry Room Cleaning Tips

Hi there! Over the last couple of months we’ve tackled cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms, but today we’re going to talk about a room that does a lot of cleaning for us and often gets overlooked – the laundry room. When was the last time you stopped and thought, “Hmm, I should clean the laundry room?” I can’t even tell you the last time I thought that because when I’m in there I’m usually focused on cleaning our clothes! But today I’m turning over a new leaf and sharing my best tips, as well as some of the important places we need to clean in our laundry rooms.

The Washing Machine

Our washing machines do so much work for us [...]

 
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February 28, 2017

Ask Anna: The Best Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Last month we talked about the best ways to clean the bathroom and today I’m back with my best tips for how to clean the kitchen! They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and I have to agree — when my kitchen is dirty, I feel like the rest of the house is dirty too. Since so much of our lives revolve around the kitchen it can be one of the trickiest rooms to keep clean, but it’s definitely one of the most important.

1. The Kitchen Sink

Have you heard the research that the kitchen sink is one of the dirtiest, most bacteria-ridden places in the home? I almost passed out when I heard that the first time! That means that in order to kill the bacteria you [...]

 
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January 31, 2017

Ask Anna: The Best Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Happy 2017! I am so excited for this year and I’m especially excited for the new series that I’m going to be sharing with you. For the next few months I’m going to pick a room in the house and share my best cleaning tips, cleaning hacks, etc. to help you clean your house faster and better. Today I’m going to start with the bathrooms, so let’s put on our cleaning gloves and get going! The first thing you need to do is stock up on the best cleaners. I am very picky about what I clean my bathrooms with because my goal is to kill all the germs. Here’s a list of what I use, and recommend:

Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner, with Bleach Pyoure Hydrogen [...]
 
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December 20, 2016

Ask Anna: Christmas Decor

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly…”

Now that I’ve got you singing a Christmas carol, let’s talk Christmas decorations! Don’t you just love this time of year? I don’t “deck [our] halls with boughs of holly” but I do go crazy with decorations, twinkle lights and all things Christmas because it makes the house feel so magical. Today I’m going to share a little bit of our decorations and a few of my favorite Christmas decorating tips, that are a little outside the box.

1. Don’t Be Afraid of Color

When I was growing up my parents always decorated with very traditional colors, but when I moved out on my own I [...]

 
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October 20, 2016

Ask Anna: How To Make A Room Feel Bigger

We all have those spaces in our home that we wish looked a little bigger, so today I’m going to share about one of my favorite decorating topics: tips for making a room feel bigger than it really is. It’s actually really easy to do, so read on!

Let Paint Help You

Painting your walls is a great way to express your personal style, but if you have a small space BE CAREFUL! I always recommend going with a light and neutral color on the walls, and then using your favorite colors as accents in the room. Too much color and dark walls will always make a room feel smaller.

Also, beware of accent walls! I recently visited a friend who had just moved into a new home, [...]

 
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September 27, 2016

How To Organize Decor, Season to Season

It’s getting to that time of year when we pull out our fall decorations, then Halloween decor, then Thanksgiving, and finally Christmas. While that change of seasons is so exciting, decorating can be a frustrating experience if you aren’t organized and are left rummaging through boxes because you can’t find something. So, today I’m going to share the best way to store seasonal decorations, to set yourself up for success each year when it’s time to get them down!

Here’s what you need: Clear plastic storage bins Label maker Trash can, or donation box

Let me explain some of those items. First, I always recommend using clear storage bins [...]

 
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August 31, 2016

Ask Anna: Back To School Organization

I don’t know about you, but even though I love spending summers with my kids I always breathe a huge sigh of relief when school starts back up! This is us, and some of our friends, on the first day of school. I love my kids, but I also love having some space, time to work, time to workout, and time to take a shower! However, when they get home from school and unload their stuff all over the place… it’s back to chaos. Today I’m going to share some helpful organization tips that we use in our household, to keep the back-to-school clutter at bay.

1. Backpack Organization

In our laundry room I have hooks that I hung up just for backpacks and my daughter’s [...]

 
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July 28, 2016

Ask Anna: 5 DIY Cleaners for the Home

When my daughter was born 7 1/2 years ago, it really got me thinking about the types of products I was using to clean my house and what impact they could have on her little lungs, etc. Over the past 5 years or so there has been a huge shift in the cleaning industry toward “green cleaning,” and I think it’s because a lot of parents have started asking themselves the same questions. Green cleaning products tend to be slightly more expensive than traditional cleaning products, which is why today I want to share a handful of products that you can make at home with things you probably already have in your pantry/medicine closet!

DIY Furniture Polish

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June 24, 2016

Ask Anna: 5 Tips for Summer Organization

Summer is in full swing, the kids are running around, toys are everywhere, and hopefully I’m not the only one thinking there’s got to be a better way to keep track of this stuff! Today I’m going to share a few tips for how to organize the plethora of outdoor items that abound during the summer, from pool toys, towels, outdoor games, etc. Rest assured, these tips all come from my own experience of looking around my yard and wanting to rip my hair out…

1. Pool toys

Pool toys are the worst! I don’t know how, but they always end up everywhere. A few years ago I came up with the idea to use a 3-drawer organizer which has been a huge help in keeping the [...]

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