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My Top Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Home

You’ve been sheltering in place in San Francisco since mid March, and realizing that there are random things you really should address before they all add up and totally disgust you. There are a handful of things you can do to better clean and maintain your house, and that will make you happier at a time when we can all use a dose of positivity.

I was inspired to write this post while I washed my bedroom windows last week. The rooms were brighter afterward, and my reaction was similar to those of the homeowners for whom I’ve managed pre-sale prep work. (“We should have done this ourselves a long time ago! It looks so much better in here!”)

Here are my household tips for cleaning and maintenance. Doing any one of these things will make you feel more productive and satisfied living in your home:

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1. Wash the windows. This includes interior and exterior panes, removing and wiping down screens, and washing the frame and sill around the windows. If you’re in a position to do this yourself, you can find a window cleaning kit at Lowe’s. Or you can contact my favorite cleaning company, Xavier, and schedule a time for Jezer to stop by to provide an estimate. And if you really want to go the extra mile, have those torn screen replaced within their frames at your local hardware store (or patch them yourself.) Continue Reading

The Blurred Lines Between Maintenance & Repairs

If Robin Thicke is a homeowner, the blurred lines he should be most concerned about are the ones between home maintenance and having to suddenly do unexpected repairs.

There’s a definite distinction between taking action to repair a component of your building and taking preventive measures to avoid having to make that repair. To be fair, sometimes it’s not so easy to figure out that, say, your roof should be replaced before the next rainy season. Let’s face it: Your job, family, recreational time and traveling all compete for your time, and the likelihood of using a spare moment to look for surface cracks and ponding on the rooftop is slim. Continue Reading

Get in touch:

Eileen Bermingham

Corcoran Global Living

415.823.4656

eileen@insidesfre.com

DRE# 01352627

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