In this blog, my dear friend, Denise Baron, a Philly-based Lifestyle & Home Expert (who works with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services/Fox & Roach Realtors), is contributing tips for those of you who want to refresh the interior of your home or put it on the market to sell this Spring.
Springtime Inspired Home & Lifestyle Tips from Denise Baron
With the change of the temperature, flowers blooming, and the sounds of birds chirping, smiles are brought to our faces. It is time to get out of our homes and take a walk or drive out of the city. Springtime is about new beginnings and planting seeds of hope for the coming warmer months. Whether or not you are cleaning out your home, compiling a new wardrobe, or relocating to a new neighborhood, here are some tips to enhance your modern and busy lifestyle.
Interior redesign: Rearrange and use what you already have to make the home more attractive and comfortable. This includes reconfiguring furniture in a balanced pattern, adding accessories and lighting, and rotating artwork. Purchasing fresh flowers is an inexpensive luxury that can really liven up spaces. If you’re selling your home, stage it in a way that it will be attractive to potential buyers. First impressions are everything!
Safety & Style: Make sure your safety equipment like fire alarms & fire hydrants is up-to-date. You can purchase stylish versions like the Nest Learning Thermostat to ensure your safety. https://nest.com/
De-clutter & Deep Clean: Before you give your home a deep cleaning, move out things out that are never used and don’t add to the function. When you Spring clean, use eco-friendly and organic products to wash away the cobwebs and germs. Caldrea offers an earth-friendly line of aromatherapeutic homekeeping products that can make cleaning a an enjoyable experience. https://www.caldrea.com/
Nourish: To nurture your mind, read Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Karen Rauch Carter. After reading this book, you will know how to use Feng Shui to get love, money, respect and happiness out of life. She explains the seemingly complicated methods of Feng Shui in simple languge, so they can be learned and applied in meaningful ways.
Refresh & Hydrate: Pancea Organics is one of my favorite skin care lines. In addition to making your body feel good, you are supporting sustainable agriculture and culture when you purchase them. When you have visitors that are friends or prospective buyers, put out some Pancea Organics hand soap or bar soap that will replenish their skin and soothe or stimulate their senses. http://www.pangeaorganics.com/default.aspx
Also consider making some homemade rose & hibiscus ice tea for yourself and your guests. It cools down the body on hot and humid days in the east coast. Two places you can purchase fresh teas in Philly are Reading Terminal Market and Down Dog Healing Cafe at 1001 Carpenter Street.
Wishing you health and happiness,