No matter how big or small your home is, if you're not naturally a tidy person then keeping it clean can be a bit of a challenge. I live in a one-bedroom apartment which means it doesn't take much clutter for my place to look like it's gone completely off the rails. Adding to my more-stuff-than-space problem is the fact that I'm really just a messy person by nature. For a while, I thought I was just destined to live in a mess -- until I started cleaning in sections.
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If you have last-minute houseguests, you might be stressed at the idea of cleaning your whole house last-minute, too. Here's an idea: Don't. As Apartment Therapy points out, there are only three areas to clean in order to make your place presentable.
Painter's tape is a must if you want clean, straight lines while painting. Here's a quick word of caution, though: don't leave it on too long.
When it comes to selling your house, even small changes can have a noticeable effect on the final sale price or time it takes to sell. The problem is knowing which ones are a useful return for your time and money. From using stripes to make a space seem larger, to anticipating that buyers will snoop in cupboards, these tips and tricks will help ensure you get the best price, or fastest sale.