Transform Your Home Workspace

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A modern cozy home office interior design with computer desk and office chair. an arm chair, interior rug and a window view.

Setting up your workspace can be challenging if you don’t know where to begin. Here are some tips for transforming your home space into a workspace.

Source: Transform Your Home Workspace

DIY Home Decor For Spring

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There’s no better time than now to revamp your home. Instead of shopping for new pieces, enhance your decor with these easy DIYs.

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Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

During this challenging time that we all face, Bruce and I are still working hard for you.  Ebby Halliday Realtors has primarily been a virtual company as well as having offices all over Texas.  We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs – anywhere in East Texas as well as the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. We specialize in waterfront lake properties and rural areas.  If you are looking for more space for you and your family let’s talk.  Our website (Click here to view) has alot of information about our big state of Texas and all the possibilities available to settle down in.| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com 469.249.2034 |

Wood Flooring Scratch Repair | Wood Floor Blemish Erase

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Learn how to repair wood floors and scratches that make rooms look worn out at HouseLogic.com and please click the +1 icon found above.

Source: Wood Flooring Scratch Repair | Wood Floor Blemish Erase

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view the listing.   Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

How to Get Rid of Awful Smells When Selling Your House | HouseLogic

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You probably only think you’ve eliminated pet odors. Here’s how to make sure.

Source: How to Get Rid of Awful Smells When Selling Your House | HouseLogic

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view the listing.   Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Noseblind To Your Home’s Odors | Remove Musty Smells

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You can become noseblind when it comes to odors in your house like basement mustiness. Here’s how to eliminate house odors you can’t smell but guests can.

Source: Noseblind To Your Home’s Odors | Remove Musty Smells

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view the listing.   Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Breaking Down Home Maintenance: The Costs, Timelines

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The average bill for sustaining a house each year is about $16,000. So where does it all go?

Source: Breaking Down Home Maintenance: The Costs, Timelines | Realtor Magazine

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Which Light Bulbs Are Right For You?

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With so many types of light bulbs available, it can be overwhelming to select the right ones. Read this guide to determine what you need.

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Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

Get Ahead of the Spring Buying Season | Realtor Magazine

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declutter word in wood type Prep a home for the market before the competition heats up.

Source: Get Ahead of the Spring Buying Season | Realtor Magazine

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.  Click here to learn more about Cedar Creek Lake.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |

What to Clean While Home is For Sale

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Executing a deep clean before putting your home on the market will not only help it shine, but it will make tidiness easier to maintain between showings. Here are some power-cleaning tips to try.

  • Clean windows make a huge difference.
  • Remove window screens and place them outside on a tarp or other clean, waterproof surface. Use a garden hose, an all-purpose cleaner, and a soft brush to gently clean the screens. You don’t need anything special to polish up window glass; just mix a solution of one part white vinegar to eight parts water, plus a drop or two of dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle. Wipe with newspaper to avoid streaks. (Washing on a cloudy day also reduces streaking.)
  • The fridge is the most common source of kitchen smells.  Check the drip tray underneath your refrigerator and wash out any standing water from defrosting. Scrub the inside of the fridge with a baking soda and water solution. Activated charcoal in the fridge can help keep odors at bay.
  • Think outside the house.  It’s amazing the difference a sparkling entryway makes to your home’s curb appeal. Wipe down your front door, give the doormat a good shake/vacuum, and make sure dust and dirt haven’t collected on outdoor furniture. Use a pressure washer to give your driveway and garage floor a good cleaning. The acidity in dark cola drinks can help remove oil, rust, and grease stains, along with a little elbow grease.
  • Target the Bathroom.  For tile floors, apply your usual cleaner and then run a wet/dry vac, which will suck contaminants out of the grout.  Pour a quarter cup each of baking soda and vinegar down the drains, leaving the concoction overnight, then flush with boiling water. Clean soap scum and mildew from plastic shower curtains by tossing them into your washer on the gentle cycle in cold water, with detergent and ½ cup vinegar (if mildew is present, add ½ cup of bleach instead of vinegar). Put a couple of large towels into the machine to act as scrubbers. Allow the curtain to drip-dry on the rod.
  • Make your bed better.  Vacuum mattresses and box springs, and then rotate and flip over. Do the same for removable furniture cushions.  This is also a great time to wash or dry-clean the dust ruffle and mattress pad. Add new loft to a lumpy comforter by having two people vigorously shake the quilt up and down to redistribute stuffing.
  • Wash the walls.  Grease, smoke, and dust can adhere to walls and make even the best decorating look dingy. Resist the temptation to spot-clean since it will make the rest of the wall look dirtier. Mop walls using a general-purpose cleaner diluted with hot water. Start at the top corner of the wall to avoid drips. Don’t press too hard, and rinse the mop head frequently in clean water. Use melamine foam cleaner to erase scuffs and stains.

Let the Schwanbecks Exceed Your Expectations!

We would love an opportunity to assist you in your real estate needs  – anywhere in the DFW metroplex or whether you want a lake home in East Texas.  Click here to view our website.

| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com  469.283.8656 |