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Get Ready to Fall into Savings

get ready to fall into savings

Got to thinking the other day. What are things that you should take advantage of right now that will save you money and help you get ready for fall chores? Well here is what I came up with.

  1. Basement organizing. Especially if it’s a cool one. So there are two kinds of items that end up drowning in the basement; seasonal decorations and old clothes we don’t wear. This month tackle that unruly basement and unclutter the clutter. Donate items to Goodwill or another local agency for tax right offs. Regain space by cleaning and help lift your spirits with a change in space.
  2. Finish the unfinished. Maybe you have a basement that is completely unfinished. Now is the time to get it done. A finished basement adds space to your home and can add equity too. Turn it into an entertainment space or a spare room for rent.
  3. Paint sale! Many stores put their paint on sale during July because it’s too hot to paint. So, buy it now to use once the weather cools a bit. Latex and acrylic paint can last up to 10 years. Just remember to have it re-shaken before you open it.
  4. Recycle it in your home. Warmer weather brings out the remodelers in all of us. Something about spring and warm weather and making our spaces fresh. So hit up your local recycle center or home improvement resale stores. Lots of folks don’t want to throw away perfectly good stuff so they will recycle it. Best part is it’s all at great low prices.

And while you’re at it take another look at your outdoor space. A great remake in your patio or deck space can add the cha-Ching in your wallet when you sell. Here are a few tips.

  • Add a winding flagstone walkway
  • Add some stone planters (6 by 2)
  • Add some flowering shrubs
  • Add a tree about 15 feet tall.
  • Add some quality mulch.

Added resale
value is about $4,000 on the value of your home.

And remember if you, a friend or family member
need assistance with selling or buying a home
I can help. Referrals and people needing relocation assistance are welcome! Search Single Family homes in Greenville. Search Condos and Townhomes in Greenville.

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