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    "The house absolutely glows with a new-found beauty. Tom is a genius in his ability to coordinate the work done to my home. In between many raindrops, he managed to get the painting done in a few days and have Mike, the roofer, and his crew tear off and replace the shingles and wood in two days time. And even though I'm on the west side, Tom was able to catch me before I left for work around 8:00 a.m. Your company has really boosted the resale value of my house. I plan to engage you again for interior work in the coming years. Thank you for a job well done!"

    Steven G.

  • Let The Spring Cleaning Begin!

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    Spring is here, and it's time to get the house clean and organized! Here are some tips for getting your home ready for Spring! Let the decluttering begin!

    1. Formulate A Plan & Set Reasonable Goals

    Jot down the areas of your home that you need to clean, come up with a plan and be sure to budget in time for distractions so you won’t get discouraged after just a few hours cleaning.  In essence, make a reasonable plan of attack that has at least a 98% chance of being accomplished!

    2. Check For Cleaning Supplies

    There is nothing more frustrating than to start a project {or Spring cleaning} only to find that you’re out of supplies.  I’m on a chemical reduction kick, so when we moved, I got rid of THREE boxes of chemically-laden cleaning supplies.  White vinegar, baking soda and Basic H are among my favorite household cleaning aids.

    3.  Involve Your Children {or work while the littles are napping!}

    I loved having small tasks to accomplish when I was growing up. My Mom was really good at delegating age appropriate jobs for us.  Since Ridley is 2 years old, it’s a bit challenging to get much accomplished while he pulls everything apart behind me.  I’m thankful that both sets of grandparents are close by, so I can send him to play with them, crank up some music and get busy cleaning!

    4. Tackle One Area At A Time

    It’s exciting to get started cleaning and I sometimes tend to get distracted with various projects throughout the house.  But, I’ve found that it’s incredibly helpful and sanity-saving to work on one area at a time.  Inadvertently, piles of stuff will migrate to other rooms in your house, but those can be tackled when you get to them.

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