Henry Stockton | Domestic Cleaning Tips


Living in a rented house is an ordeal by itself. Not to mention the limitations imposed by the landlord – a typical list of do’s and don’ts. In such a scenario, tenants literally walk on a tight rope when it comes to remodeling the house especially the kitchen which is the bastion of ladies and single entities. However, there are ways and means to spruce up this dull, drab, cramped and unassuming section with some imaginative and enterprising actions. Below mentioned guide offers solutions for two distinct scenarios: short term rentals and long term rentals.

We have all heard a thousand reasons why we should recycle our cans. For some it is the traditional do your bit mentality that says we should avoid throwing valuable metal (and plastics, glass, paper and so forth) into great pits in the ground, which invariably turn England’s green and pleasant fields of clover and dormice into fetid swamps of brown-grey waste, steaming with toxicity and daring any bird or hedgerow animal to nest nearby, lest they give birth to still of deformed offspring.

An appraisal is simply a valuation given to a property that will assist buyers, sellers and lenders. Other popular reasons for getting an appraisal include refinancing, valuing a property that is involved in a legal dispute and calculating tax assessments. No matter what reason you are getting an appraisal, the goal is to have one that is a fair, objective and accurate estimation of what the property is worth. An inaccurate appraisal can mean higher taxes, the inability to get complete financing for a home and loss of money on sale prices. This is why it is so important to have an experienced professional use proven methods in order to provide interested parties with the most accurate valuation as possible.

We have all been in situations involving a guest and a messed up house. These are times that require quick thinking. You can get rid of the stuff that lies around randomly, but our houses sometimes have some things that are nasty enough to not budge. I am talking about house smells. When guests arrive, you want the house to smell welcoming and fresh.  With weekends being a legitimate excuse, no one can blame you for creating a mess. However, here’s what you can do to get rid of nasty house smells.

DIY always sounds like a good idea at the time but without any knowledge of what you’re doing, you run the risk of not only getting it wrong, but also a lot of expense to put things right. Here are some common (and not so common!) mistakes that people make when attempting their own DIY.