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Thursday, 22 July 2021
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What’s Your Address?

Do you ever get your neighbor’s mail or packages or do they get yours?  Sometimes, it may just be an oversight by the mail carrier or delivery person.  However, if it happens often or if visitors seem to have difficulty locating your home you may want to spruce up your house numbers.  After all, telling someone to turn by the “big tree” might not be the best description of which home is yours! 

Are your house numbers visible from the street?  Can they be seen at night?  Are they old, faded or hanging crooked?  Are numbers missing from the address sequence?  One of the most popular tips for improving curb appeal is to give your front door a fresh coat of paint.  Another easy way to add some visual interest to the front of your home is to add or update your house numbers.  Having your house number prominently displayed will not only help your guests or delivery drivers find your home, but also help emergency personnel find your home if you ever need them!

There are many options to choose from and they can be as simple or as elaborate as you like depending on your home’s exterior style.  Vinyl or metal numbers could easily be added to an area near your front door or even attached directly to the door.  If you like craft projects you could add your house numbers to the front of a window box of flowers, make a fancy plaque out of wood or metal or paint the numbers on a large rock!  If a craft project is not your thing, there are plenty of sign, plaque or marker options that can be ordered including solar-powered items that are visible at night.  Some may also choose to have house and mailbox digit font styles coordinate with each other for a more cohesive look.

Most home improvement stores and hardware stores have a section for letters, numbers and some kits for this purpose.  A quick internet search will provide more ideas for inspiration.  Just be sure your numbers are large enough to be seen from the road.  Adding or updating your house numbers can be a simple, inexpensive and creative way to improve your home’s curb appeal this summer and will also serve you well the next time someone needs to find your home!

 

.... You've Got A Friend in Real Estate"

 

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

 

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Posted on 07/22/2021 10:18 AM by Jarod Tanksley
Thursday, 01 July 2021
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Last year at this time we were in the height of a pandemic lockdown where we spent MUCH quality time around the house, apartment or condo for months and months on end. Many used some of this time to get on the decluttering train and regain some order in your space, especially if you suddenly found yourself working from home, home-schooling and running a family restaurant out of your kitchen all at once!

A year later, most activities in the local area have returned to normal. People are out-and-about enjoying time with family and friends and are probably not spending much time on routine home maintenance activities because, it’s SUMMER!!!  It is hard to believe we are half-way through 2021 and summer!  It might be time for a check-in with your spaces!  Have your cleaning and decluttering habits returned to pre-COVID levels or did you maintain some of your newly developed cleaning and decluttering routines? 

No matter how small or large your home is, there will always be areas that seem to attract clutter if we don’t stay on top of routine tasks.  It is easier to maintain some order if you deal with little projects as they come up rather than putting them off.  Have you travelled this summer and still have items piled in the garage from when you cleaned out the car? Are there items stored on a patio or deck from a previous season that never made it back into your garage or storage shed?  What about items leftover from a college move or latest trip to the shopping warehouse? Take some time to do a quick review your storage systems, put items back where they belong and if they don’t have a “home” and are in good condition, decide if they should be donated.  As a bonus, now is also a great time to work outdoors while it is warm and sunny if you need to clean, organize or purge items from garages, porches or storage sheds. Spending a little time each day or even just once each week in your storage areas will help you maintain order and keep small issues from becoming big projects!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!          "You've Got A  Friend in Real Estate"

Jarod Tanksley 615.403.8265

www.BrentwoodandBeyond.com

Brentview Realty 615.373.2814

 

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Posted on 07/01/2021 8:47 AM by Jarod Tanksley
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