When you are preparing your home for sale, it's easy to pay attention to the big issues and you know they should be tended to. However, it's also easy to overlook those little flaws around your house that you have become accustomed to seeing. You need to realize just because you are used to them doesn't mean they won't become focal points to a buyer who is taking a tour of your house. Here are some examples of small areas of concern and tricks to fixing them:
Getting crayon out of the carpet:
If you ended up with crayon on the carpet at some point, you may have tried to get it out using a variety of cleaners and finally gave up. However, now that you are putting the house up for sale, you should really focus on removing the crayon. A tip not may people know about that really works is to put an ice cube in a washcloth and rub the area well. The crayon will lift out of the carpet onto the washcloth.
Getting burn marks out of the carpet:
If you have burn marks in the carpet that you have chosen to ignore until now, you can get them out with just a little bit of work. You want to take a razor blade and scrape out the black areas, then gently go over the area with the blade at an angle to blend the area in with the rest of the carpet.
Fix bent blinds:
If you have blinds that have severe bends in them, you may have just assumed there was nothing you can do about them. The best thing you can do is go to the hardware store and buy replacement ones of the correct size and replace the affected ones. However, if you need to fix them without spending money, then you can try slowly bending them gently in the other direction. While you won't be able to get the fold completely out, you can get it so that the blinds hang straight again.
Repair chips in porcelain appliances:
If you have a porcelain sink, tub, toilet or other appliance that has chips in it then those dark spots can really stand out. Plus, they can bring lead concerns with them. You can very easily fix the chips in porcelain items by purchasing a porcelain repair bottle. It looks like a bottle of finger nail polis or white-out. You take the brush out and brush the liquid porcelain over the chipped area and allow it to dry completely.