Looking for ways to help those that are still misplaced and recovering from Harvey? Here are a few opportunities for you to serve and give back to our Houston community.
1. Volunteer to help distribute food with the Houston Food Bank. The organization set up additional centers around the greater Houston area following the storm to assist affected residents.
2. Donate to Interfaith Ministries, which continues to distribute supplies to residents in need, and continues to help rebuild damaged homes. Volunteers are also needed to visit sites and help with homes.
3. Join a team to help rebuild the homes of elderly and veteran homeowners with Rebuilding Houston. You can join a crew or bring friends and family to make your own.
4. Participate in the Adopt-a-Family program with Houston Children’s Charity, and this year they plan to focus on helping families affected by Harvey. They also accept Christmas toy donations.
Do you love a live Christmas tree in your home? They can smell so fresh and bring so much joy to your home. However, they can also cause stress as you try to keep pine needles off the ground and keep your tree hydrated! It can be a chore! However, did you know that this existed??
A Christmas tree self watering system!! It takes the time, worry and work out of giving your tree the TLC it needs. Now, you no longer have to move around presents and get on the ground to keep your tree stand full of water.
I’m sure there are many on the market, but here is a link to Home Depot that can provide information and images. It is an inexpensive way to keep your home safe this holiday season!
If you’re putting your house on the market in the winter, there are a few things you should consider in order to show your home at its best! It gets dark much earlier. So for people seeing your house after work, this means they could walk into a dark home! Therefore, keep some lamps and lights on to make your house feel homey upon arrival. Leave your front and back porch lights on too. This leads me to tripping hazards outside. Because it’s darker outside, get rid of anything that may hinder the potential buyers that are walking outside. In addition to leaving outdoor lights on, take some time to fill out any cracks in sidewalks or patios before your home hits the market.
Winter time also means cooler temps, so do your homework! Check out the weather channel before you leave for work. Is it supposed to get cooler?? If so, set the heat at a comfortable temperature so the buyers are welcomed and comfortable rather than rushed out by a cold dark house!
Last but not least…winter also means Christmas! I know we all love Christmas decorations, but when your house is on the market- keep the decorations at a minimum. You don’t want your house to seem “smaller” because of the decorations. You also don’t want the buyers distracted by the decorations…you want them admiring your home- not your life-size Santa in the entry hall! When it doubt, keep it simple! Those are some winter tips for the real estate market…for a happier house hunting holiday season!
The Holiday season is in full swing…are you hosting a holiday party and want to give your dining room a fresh feel? Here is one thing you can do to make a big impact!
Bring height to your room with just one improvement…crown molding. Try installing crown molding before you repaint the room or before you structurally raise the ceiling. The crown molding will give the perception of higher ceilings and fresher feel!
The before and after will show amazing results. This is a great investment for any home…for resale purposes and also for homeowners enjoyment!
Yes, there are many ways to wear one. Fall is here, so buy a scarf that you love! You can wear it many ways to spruce up any outfit. I loved this idea when I came across it. The possibilities are endless with just one scarf! Enjoy the ideas, and I hope it brings new light to the scarves in your closet!
You can even change it up with jewelry, pants, shoes. You can have completely different outfits with just changing the style of your scarf. I have tried all of these except the belted one! I look forward to trying that this Fall! Do you have any scarf tips? Share them with us…
Daylight Savings can be hard for us to adjust to, especially for mothers! Technically, we are supposed to gain an extra hour of sleep. But, kids don’t understand that! Here are a few tricks that can help make the time change transition easier for you and your family….
1. Act like nothing has changed! Just continue meals, naps and bedtime at usual times. They will adjust in no time. Children have no concept of the time on the clock, they only know what is going on. Dinner time, bed time, etc. So, keep the well oiled machine going and they will follow suit!
2. If that doesn’t work, and you and the kids…just move back their bedtime in 15 minute increments each day until you get to 7:30 (or desired bedtime.)
3. If they continue to wake up too early. Try a clock that turns green when it’s okay for them to get out of bed. This way, they won’t rely on the sunshine, as we know rises earlier! The “okay to wake” clock is a reliable way to let your children know when it is time to wake!
Do you have any Daylight Savings Time tricks? Comment or message me with your feedback! Happy Daylight Savings Day!