4 Ways To Prepare Your Home For A Viewing

Your home may be on the market, but that doesn’t mean that it’s ready to be sold. Of course, it is possible that someone will want it as it is, but you’re much more likely to get a fair offer if you take some time to prepare. Your home is always going to feel comfortable to you on some level, but other people aren’t going to want a house that’s overgrown with weeds, has closets bursting with clutter, and a leaking roof. If you’re going to sell your home for the best price possible, here are four things you need to do.

1. Clear Away The Clutter
Cluttered and dirty homes look small and appealing, so, before you start doing anything else, you need to make sure that you clean and declutter your entire home. Start by going around every room, dusting, vacuuming, and wiping every nook and cranny. Potential buyers will want to check out every inch of your home, so leave no stone unturned. Also, don’t think that you can shove your clutter in your garage or a closet, as they will want to take a look at those too.

2. Let The Light In
Natural light can totally transform a room, making it appear lighter, brighter, and larger. Because of this, you need to let as much natural light into your home as you possibly can. Start by opening all of your curtains and blinds and add mirrors to your walls to reflect and enhance this light. You should also prune any trees or bushes outside your home so that they don’t cast shadows over the windows. Also, ensure you illuminate dark areas with floor and table lamps.

3. Tidy Up Your Garden
The inside of your property is, of course, incredibly important, but don’t forget to tidy up your gardens too. Ensure that lawns are trimmed, plants are watered, and that you focus on weed control. You should also clean up the entrance of your home, but repainting your front door, replacing the knocker and numbers, and jet washing the driveway. You only get one chance to make a first impression, so make sure that the impression you give is the best possible.

4. Opt For Neutral Colors
When potential buyers view your home, they want to be able to imagine themselves living there. Unfortunately, this is pretty difficult to do if your tastes and style massively clash with theirs. Because of this, you should repaint bold walls with a more neutral color, like white, cream, or beige. You should also cover up any out-there furniture and put family photographs away. This gives viewers a blank canvas so that they can picture what how they’d decorate themselves.

If you’re planning to sell your home sometime soon, you can’t just list it and hope for the best. Although you could make a sale this way, you’re much more likely to get decent offers if you properly prepare. Hopefully, with the tips above, you’ll find this task much easier.

5 Tips To Keep Him Interested In You Forever

Men are gentle and loyal creatures. They are fascinated by many things, and a charming, beautiful woman is one of them.
If a man finds a woman worth his attention, they are sure to get his undivided attention, and they let themselves be captivated by the woman.
However, men are also impatient and can grow restless if their senses are not stimulated enough by the woman.
A woman who is nonchalant and does not care about what they do for them is a turnoff for them. That being said, there are ways in which women can subdue this attitude, and show their man that they are worth their time.

Here are 5 ways in which a woman can captivate their man and keep them interested

Men love their food. Men need extra energy to keep going through their busy schedules, and a few delicious extra calories don't hurt, especially when a woman is accompanying them for the food.
Dinner dates are special for men as the idea of a romantic wine and dine with a special woman is extremely appealing to them.
It piques their interest in the woman because a woman who knows the type of food a man likes has a high likelihood of knowing the key to his heart.
This makes him want the girl more, and creates a longing, or an interest in the woman which does not die easily!


All men love getting an occasional surprise or a gift! Men love to be excited or to be momentarily thrilled, and surprises do just that for them.

What men love most as surprises, other than surprise parties, are surprise presents. Men love their solemn T-shirts and a girl who wants to get their man's attention needs to know
An excellent idea for a surprise gift is a custom Printed T-shirt which bears a quote which is dear to his heart, or simply a quirky or witty one-liner.
Men adore such gifts, and the woman who knows this already has an advantage in getting and keeping a man's interest and attention.

It can be a turn off when women let go of all their secrets on the first date. However, if you know how to play your cards right, you can get your man's attention just be how much you reveal about yourself when you meet and talk.
A man loves mysteries, and he loves it if his woman is one. There is nothing left to learn about a woman if she completely opens up to the man after just one date, and is a running tap.
Some information must remain confidential, if only for the sake of building interest and intrigue in the eyes of the man, and hence getting him to want to explore the woman further and delve deeper into her heart.


This point is pretty self-explanatory. A woman must take care of herself and her appearance in order to get a man's interest.
A woman who doesn't groom herself properly and has poor self-maintenance skills is highly unlikely to be able to catch a man's eye. A woman does not have to be naturally beautiful to get a man's attention.
She must be able to wear her looks positively and carry herself with confidence, apart from being well groomed.
Having a natural smile on your face is also extremely attractive for men, and there is immediate interest whenever a man spots a full-fledged smile on a girl.

Communication of thought and emotions is crucial to get a man's interest. A woman who does not know how to communicate, through words or through body language is a turn off for men and they will lose interest rapidly.
Making their views and interests clear and communicating their emotions is crucial for guys to develop an interest in girls and for the longevity of that interest.

Interest and attraction are dependent on the effective projection of thought and emotion, and a woman who has mastery over communication has an edge over the attraction and interest of her man.
A woman must show her man that she is one to treasure, and the man will treat her like one. Men are simple and respond to stimuli.
It is up to the woman to give them those stimuli. Loving comes easy to men, and they will provide all the love and interest if the woman knows how to trigger the right areas of a man's psyche.
By following these 5 ways, women engage with the five areas of a man's psyche which need to be interacted with.

This is the key to unlocking the door to a man's heart and making it yours, keeping him into you for a long, long time coming.

Weight Loss update 1

I know I said I would update next month but today I got on the scale and I was down 3 lbs, I know it isnt a lot but I was very proud of it.

This week my food intake has been lower, I have not deprived myself and I felt full each day. I would have a garden salad with chicken breast and a boiled egg so protein makes me full.
For dinners I would eat whatever the family ate but there was no seconds and no snacks before bed unless maybe a little popcorn.

There are been very minimal exercise but I do walk alot at work each day. 

Next week I hope to come back with another good report.


Why Grandparents Are Considered to Be The Most Precious Gems In Your Children's life

Many people contend that the love our parents feel towards our children is greater than the one they have for us. Having both grandparents present and involved in your children's life is priceless. Growing up close to them is easier and more carefree. Although they sometimes tend to forget they are not your children's parents as well, and would like to have an insight into everything you do while you are raising them, you can't blame them because their intentions are as pure as their hearts. Here are some of the reasons why grandparents play a significant role in your children's life.

They make their childhood memorable and fun

One thing is certain, grandparents have a lot of patience when it comes to their grandchildren. No matter how old they are or how hard it might be for them to run after your little ones, they will never show their incapacity and will always pretend they're restless. Also, grandparents enjoy watching cartoons with the kids, they love teaching them to play different boardgames and they tell the best made up stories. Not in a million years will they let your kids go hungry, and they always have snacks hidden in the drawers. Grandparents allow your kids to help in the kitchen, regardless of how messy it can get when making their favorite meal together. These little things are actually big, and incredibly important for your child's emotional and social development. Kids at any stage recognize their grandparents' unconditional love, and the bond between them is so unique and special that it can't be described with words.

They always side with the kids


Some of your children's first and the best memories happen at your parents' home. They can't resist the urge to spoil and pamper your child since day one. Children enjoy being mischevious and doing stuff they aren't allowed to do back home. At their grandparents' house, they are absolutely free to do whatever they want without being told off. And no matter how much you might be disapproving of their behaviour, your parents will always find an excuse to justify their little shenanigans.

Grandparents who live in institutions are also worth visiting

If you have parents who have moved to one of those personalised retirement homes, your parental approach on this topic is everything. You should talk to your children as if they were adults and explain that their grandparents chose their new surroundings for a reason, and not because they wanted to be apart or spend less time with them. Just because they share home with their new friends, it doesn't mean they can't play with them from time to time. Kids need to know that their grandparents are taken good care of, and that there are certain people who make their stay pleasant and remarkable.

Grandma and grandpa make the best audience


Whenever your kid learns a new song in the kindergarten and wants to share it with the world, grandparents are usually the first ones to hear it. They will always compliment them even if they can't sing to save their lives. They will cheer, laugh and applaude, and that's something your children value a lot.

They give your children a shoulder to cry on


Grandparents are always supportive, unlike most parents. Whenever your kids are struggling at school, or facing problems with their peers, be sure your parents are the first to know all about it. They provide a sense of calmness and are always ready to lend a helping hand. They don't preach, in fact, they try to understand and give them the best possible advice. When the times are hard, children need someone who won't yell at them and who will understand the phase they're going through.
Truth be told, grandparents are a real blessing that not every child is lucky enough to experience. And as long as they teach our kids the real values and guide them to the right path, we are more than happy to have them by their side.

About the author:
Tracey Clayton is a mom of three girls. She’s passionate about fashion, home d├ęcor and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”

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