Save Your Back This Winter! Easy Outdoor Pot Winterization

Our Solution to Saving Garage Space!

This year, my husband and I purchased new outdoor furniture and realized that we no longer had room to store our outdoor pots inside of the garage. Not only that, but we were tired of moving these heavy things!  So, we came up with an idea to protect our pots from filling with water, freezing and cracking this winter WITHOUT moving them from the patio!  We covered 4 pots for less than $30!  Here is what you’ll need:

  1.  3/4″ thick plywood
  2.  Tite Bond wood glue
  3. 1-1/4″ exterior screws

First, measure the outside and inside dimensions of each pot.  Cut the a circle equal to the outside dimensions of the pot. Cut a second circle equal to the interior dimensions of the pot.  Center the smaller circle to the larger circle and glue the two wood pieces together.   Secure them by also using a few exterior screws to provide extra support.  Use a roller and brush to paint them with an exterior paint color of your choice.  We chose to match them to the pots but a variety of colors would work!  Good luck!

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Fall Staging Tips to Make Your Home Unforgettable

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1. Cozy Up the Place

It’s important to make the home feel warm during these cooler months.  Add a soft blanket in the living room, use seasonal flowers or anything that will make the buyer feel as though they want to relax in your home and move right in.

2.  Add Seasonal Scents…but not too much!

Add some scented candles in the room or bake an apple pie before an important showing.  This will evoke the feeling of fall and bring back memories of the season.  Try not to mix too many scents, as it could become overwhelming.

3.  Bring in the Light

The days are becoming shorter so be sure to light all of your lamps  before a showing.  It’s best to have different light sources in a room.  It also might be a good idea to add battery operated candles in these colder months.

4. Add Fall to your Yard but Don’t Overdue it.  

Good Idea:  Add seasonal decor such as pots of mums or pumpkins

Bad idea: Don’t add the large scarecrow display or the extensive spiderweb collection on the front bushes when you are trying to sell your home.   I

Keep it tasteful so that your seasonal decor adds character to your wonderful home & doesn’t distract buyers as they walk up to your front door.

Remember! It only takes buyers LESS THAN 5 MINUTES to form an opinion on your home!

First Impression Home Staging helps homeowners maximize the potential of their home so that they are ready for their first showing.

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