Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Premier Properties

Watched "Staging Tips and Myths" on HGTV tonght ... best show I've seen in awhile.  While it's still fresh, here are SOME OF THE SURPRISES -- If you want the full scoop, let me know and I'll email notes on this

  • Use toothpaste & sponge to remove crayon marks from painted wall
  • To cover a dark-painted wall (red, dark blue, dark green), use a tinted primer
  • Cleaning with toothpaste will delay tarnish on silver
  • Mix 1 part baking soda with 6 parts water, shake well, and use as an odor-reducing spray
  • Shine hardwood with ¼ cup apple cider vinegar mixed w/ ½ gal of water
  • To create a chalkboard wall or panel, use Peel ‘n Stick adhesive film designed as "chalkboard"
  • To remove fingerprints from Stainless Steel Appliances, use olive oil on lint-free cloth
  • For "dents" in carpet left by removed furniture --Put ice cube on dent and let it melt.  Then use fork prongs to "fluff up" carpet pile
  • To hang a new chandelier, use "S" hook to hold fixture while you thread wires
  • To "green-up" a brown lawn, use a green Spray paint made for this purpose

  • Use car wax paste to shine older wood cabinets
  • To remove stains from Microwave interior, mix 2 cups of water and ½ cup of white vinegar in micro-safe dish or cup.  Microwave on HIGH 3½ mins.  Let stand 5 minutes.  Remove mixture and wipe inside of micro clean


Comments (4)

Lorinda Ward
Keffer Realty - Norfolk, VA
Serving, Hampton Roads Virginia. Norfolk, Chesapeake, Va Beach
Great tips, I have never heard about the first one, good to know! Have a great and successful day!
May 17, 2009 07:47 PM
Jess Graves
JessGravesDesigns.Com - Bristol, PA
Bucks County Decordiva of Home Staging

Tressa,...... thanks for the tips! Think I'm going to try cleaning my microwave using the last tip.


Thanks for sharing,  Jess Graves

May 17, 2009 10:56 PM
John Combs
Alan Deblat Real Estate Corp. - Oceanside, NY
Thank you for the tips. I will try the stainess trick.
May 17, 2009 11:46 PM
Laura T. Perry
Keller Williams Elite - Lancaster, PA
CRP, GMS, Award Winning Relocation Specialist

Interesting tips ! Pls. view our RELO message - 

Aug 15, 2014 10:32 PM