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No one loves laundry day, but lying in a petri dish of germs and bacteria is even less appealing. We tend to believe that our homes are clean, cozy places. No matter how vigilant you are with house cleaning, some places still fill with undesirable dust mites, fungal elements, fecal matter, pollen, dander, and dead human cells. Gross! What’s worse, one of those hotbeds of germs is the very place you rest for a sweet slumber. That’s right—your bed. Your bed sheets collect gross particles - Some of the 500 million cells we shed daily, along with our perspiration, pollen, pet dander, fungi, and mold, are all snuggling in bed with us at night. Your sheets also accumulate oil, sweat, dirt, and makeup, according to Joshua Zeichner, MD, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. “Not washing your sheets regularly puts all of this in close contact with your skin for several hours at a time while you sleep,” he says. “This can lead to a variety of problems ranging from skin irritation to acne to possibly even infections in a worst-case scenario.” Generally speaking, Dr. Zeichner recommends washing your sheets once per week, or more if there is any visible spoiling. If that isn’t enough to inspire you to wash your bed sheets regularly, consider that more than 84 percent of beds in America have dust mites, and they love to live in our sheets and feed off of our dead skin. Although experts recommend washing sheets at least once a week, even knowing there are dust mites might not motivate some people to wash their sheets. In a survey by home textile company Coyuchi, only 44 percent of surveyors wash their sheets once or twice a month. Another survey, from Mattress Advisor, found that surveyors waited around 25 days before cleaning or changing out their sheets—18 days too long. And remember, sleep is as important to your physical and mental health as food and water. Your bed should be your oasis at the end of a hard day -- keep it clean people!!!
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Valentine's Day, refers to the day of Saint Valentine or the Feast of Saint Valentine, celebrated by most of the countries around the world. It is expressed in a record of "Saint Valentine" of Rome, that was detained for performing weddings for warriors who were not allowed to marry. When he was imprisoned, he wrote a letter to the daughter of the jailer marked, "Your Valentine". In remembrance of Saint Valentine, February 14th is celebrated every year. From all of us here at Homeland Realty Group, Happy Valentine's Day to you and your love!!!
Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Home Sellers
With the start of the New Year, thoughts naturally turn to change. If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to sell your home, then making the right resolutions can help you sell your home quickly and for the best possible return. Top 7 New Year’s Resolutions for Home Sellers
1. Move Up Spring Cleaning – Time to do your spring cleaning now. Declutter, depersonalize and make the home look roomier.
2. Stage Your Home – Whether you hire someone or do it yourself, this is the time to rearrange your furniture to make your rooms look bigger and brighter.
3. Think it Through – Before you spend money on renovations and upgrades, think carefully and don’t overspend by guessing.
4. Take Care of Neglected Repairs – This is a great time to hire a handyman or break out the tool belt to take care of deferred maintenance and take care of minor repairs.
5. Interview Real Estate Agents – Hiring a real estate agent is critical to your success. Take the time to interview a number of agents and choose the right one for your needs.
6. Check out the Competition – Go see homes listed for sale in your area and adjust your timing, staging and pricing based on the market.
7. Prepare Mentally – Selling a home can be stressful. Be prepared for low offers, picky buyers, drop-by agents and odd terms. Prepare yourself now so you will take them in stride when you’re on the market.
Happy New Year 2020 Y'all !!!!
Admit it or not, we are all desperately waiting for New Year’s Eve to arrive. A new year is an occasion that renders us a chance to send all our loved ones warm and happy new year 2020 wishes and welcome the new year with utmost enthusiasm. New year is also one of those rare occasions when everyone forgets about their setbacks, grudges they hold, and aim for new goals to rejuvenate old and broken relationships, and other crucial things that can improve the quality of their life in one way or another. We here at Homeland Realty Group wish you and your family the very happiest of New Year’s and hope that 2020 is filled with love, laughter and success!!!!
What a wonderful time of year!! It is no wonder we want to prepare a feast for Christmas. We have something to celebrate! It is good and right to give and receive gifts as our hearts overflow with thanksgiving and joy at this glorious proclamation. We can begin to understand why someone might become so excited about this CHRIST-mas truth that they give gifts, while at the same time are content with receiving none. That’s how the “Christ-time” spirit can affect us. We can be overwhelmed at the receiving of gifts and overjoyed at the giving of gifts. The reason for this season of celebration is, always has been, and will always be that Jesus came to save his people from their sins. So, enjoy both the giving and receiving of gifts at Christmas, but remember that all our celebrating flows from the simple truth, Jesus was born to save!
Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior - yes, the Messiah, the Lord - has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!” Luke 2:9-11
We at Homeland Realty Group hope that you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends and remember -- Jesus is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!
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