It’s hard to believe that we are almost in December. And although it’s a happy month for most people, it can leave some moms full of dread. After all, the weather turns freezing during the cold month. And as winter arrives, it leaves a lot […]
Month: November 2016
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And like the last few years, I will again be hosting a fantastic giveaway with 12 other lovely ladies. You will be amazed at some of the things we have this year. A few gals have returned and some new faces I am thrilled to introduce you to. Each day we will have a different subject to help you with every aspect of the holiday season.
When sharing posts, don’t forget to use #12daysofblogmas so we can find you and make sure you’re on our nice list. You can enter on any of our forms as they’ll all be linked together. The more entries you have, the greater your chances of winning are. We will have over $800 in prizes for one lucky reader. What a great way to end the year!
In the prize you will find things for everyone in your home. Make sure you come back on Monday, November 28, to see what we are giving away. The posts will be during the week days and end on Tuesday, December 13.
Now let me introduce everyone joining me.
There is clearly myself, Alyssa. And if you don’t already know me and are meeting me because of #12daysofblogmas then welcome to my boozy corner of the web. I’m a stay-at-home mom to my rainbow baby who is nearly 4. I have a slobbering bloodhound, Tara. She is my sweet squishy face. And if you haven’t already guessed it from my title, I love booze. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not an alcoholic (that’s what we all say) but I do love me some wine, whiskey, vodka, rum, spirits, martinis… oh and CUPCAKES WITH WINE! Yes, I do make my cupcakes extra special.
Then we have Joanna of Motherhood & Merlot.
Julie of Girl on the Move blog.
Samantha writes at My Legendary Style.
Denise is based at STL Motherhood.
Jill talks about it all on Ripped Jeans & Bifocals.
Dean from Mrs. AOK.
Jules is ruud over at One Ruud Mom.
Phyllis will support you at Verified Mom.
Mary Kate will go June Cleaver on Urban Housewife Adventures.
Theresa gets creative on Dear Creatives.
Katie can be seen at Views From a Step Stool.
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Owning a home is one of the most precious of things you can secure if you have a family. It solidifies some of your wealth in an asset that can be useful to both you and your kids. But to really get the best use out of it, you need to leave them with more than you got. You need to improve the value of it. Here, we’ll look at how you do that.
It’s numero uno and it’s also perhaps the most effort and the most expensive to do. But if you have space that could easily be made livable, then you should go ahead and do it. Normally, this is most easily done with a basement that could be finished or a loft that could be converted. Adding the number of rooms on your home listing can be a huge boost to the value. It also improves its chances of getting buyers, too.
We all care about the safety of our homes. That’s why we’re willing to pay for reinforced doors and for home security systems. Unsurprisingly, people buying homes are also willing to pay for one that’s safer. So find out here which home security systems could best add to the value of yours. They also have the added benefit of decreasing your overall home insurance payments.
Choosing a home is about more than the facts and figures. It’s also about gut feeling. There’s no better way to trick someone’s gut into paying more than making it looking great. Take the time to prune and pluck your garden into perfection. Make sure there are no noteworthy problems with your roofing and exterior insulation, as well. You might even want to put some effort into prettying up your entrance. A lick of paint, some lighting and even a plant in proximity can make it all the more inviting.
The great indoors
When it comes to the insides, there are only two rooms that can really be maximized for value purposes. Letting more light into the home and maximizing space, in general, will help. But it’s the kitchen and the bathroom that are going to really help you drive up its value. Upgrading from things like wooden surfaces to ceramic or natural stone. If you’re willing to do a bit of DIY in renovating your bathroom, it also helps you save on the costs, too.
Odds and ends
Overall, what’s going to help your home most is taking care of it. Create a maintenance checklist for your home. Occasionally, take the time to identify the little tasks that you can fix. Again, if you’re more hands-on in taking care of the home, this can be a wildly inexpensive part of keeping the value up. It might be cheap, but it requires a bit of elbow grease.
A lot of the methods we use to improve the value of our home are also great ways to cut down on costs. If you’re smart, you don’t have to invest huge amounts to get huge amounts back.
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*This post may contain affiliate links. You can read my disclosure here.* Life is a funny one at times. Just when we think everything’s going okay, a curveball hits us and we have to quickly adapt to a change of plan. Or perhaps you have […]