They are ready to sell! Call today to view this beautiful property! Of course I am going to give you a sneak peek, but you will have to see this one in person to appreciate the beauty! 12.9 acres of land, large detached garage, this place has it all! Updated kitchen, large laundry room! 4 bedroom, 2 bath, large home!
You know, when you think about it, we should be obsessing over fall cleaning instead of spring cleaning. After all, you’re about to shut yourself inside for months with all the dust and dirt your home has collected during the hot, dusty, open-window days of summer. And who wants to inhale that?!
The EPA even estimates that indoor air quality can be five times more polluted than outdoor air. So here’s a checklist to help you breathe easy all winter long in your home.
#1 Wash and Disinfect Garbage Cans and Wastebaskets
You’re going to be shut in all winter with these germ havens, so now’s a good time to clean them thoroughly. Take them outside where you can blast the insides with a garden hose, then add disinfectant.
For an environmentally safe way to sterilize these nasty grime collectors, use undiluted hydrogen peroxide or vinegar mixed 50/50 with water. Caution! Don’t mix hydrogen peroxide with vinegar — the result is harmful peracetic acid. Regular bleach is an effective disinfectant (one part bleach to six parts water), but we much prefer environmentally safe.
Let the garbage cans sit for an hour, then pour out the contents and scrub the insides with a stiff bristle brush to remove any residue. Rinse and, if possible, let the wastebasket dry in direct sunlight, which helps eliminate bacteria.
#2 Wash and Disinfect Toilet Brush Holders
Take the holder and the brush outside, and spray wash thoroughly with a garden hose. Immerse the holder and brush in a bucket of hot water mixed with one of these solutions:
- 1 part bleach to 6 parts water
- 2 to 3 cups of environmentally friendly washing soda crystals
- A 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water
Let everything sit in the solution for a couple of hours, then rinse the holder and brush with a hose and place in direct sunlight to dry.
#3 Turn Over Furniture and Vacuum the Bottoms
You might shift furniture around so you can vacuum the floor, but there’s another side to the story — the underside.
Tilt upholstered chairs and couches all the way back (much easier with two people) to expose the bottoms. The dustcovers tacked underneath furniture can catch dreck and dust bunnies, so vacuum them off, being careful not to press too hard on the fabric.
#4 Clean the Tops of Doors, Trim, and Artwork
Tables and countertops aren’t the only household items with horizontal surfaces. In fact, just about everything in your house except Rover’s tennis ball has some kind of horizontal surface where dust and dirt will nestle, often unnoticed. You’ll want to clean the top horizontal edges of:
- Interior doors
- Trim, including baseboards and chair rails
- Artwork and mirrors
- Electrical wall plates
- Wall-mounted smoke detectors, CO detectors, and thermostats
- Upper kitchen cabinets
- Light bulbs and light fixtures
- Computer monitors
- Books on shelves
#5 Vacuum Behind the Fridge
Your fridge needs to be cleaned periodically so that it operates at peak efficiency. Ignore this chore and face another $5 to $10 per month in utility costs. Worst case: a visit from an appliance repair pro who’ll charge $75 to $150 per hour!
The object is to clean the condenser coils. Here’s how:
If the condenser coils are on the back of the refrigerator, then pull the unit out completely, and unplug it while you work on it. Brush or vacuum the coils to clean them, and clean up any dirt and dust on the floor.
Also, check to make sure your freezer vents are clear. Freezers circulate air to reduce frost, but piling up too much stuff in front of the little grill-like vents inside your freezer blocks their business.
If the condenser coils are on the bottom of the fridge, then you’ll need to clean them from the front of the unit.
Take off the bottom faceplate to expose the coils.
Clean dust using a condenser-cleaning brush ($8) or a long, thin vacuum attachment made for cleaning under refrigerators ($14).
You should still pull your refrigerator all the way out and vacuum up dirt and dust that accumulates in back of the unit. Unplug it while you work on it.
Put down a piece of cardboard so that grit under the wheels doesn’t scratch your flooring.
#6 Winterize Your Entry
Keep winter’s slush and gunk at bay by making your entryway a dirt guardian.
- Get a boot scraper ($19 to $35).
- Add a chair or bench for taking off boots, and have a boot rack for wet footwear.
- Put down a tough coir outdoor doormat ($30 to $190) for cleaning footwear.
#7 Clean Windows
By some estimates, dirty window glass cuts daylight by 20%. That’s a lot less light coming in at a time of year when you really need it to help chase away winter blues.
Clean windows inside and out with a homemade non-toxic solution:
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon eco-friendly dish detergent
- 2 cups water
Wipe clean and polish using microfiber cloths.
#8 Clean Ceiling Fan Blades
Those big blades on your ceiling fan are great at moving air, but when they’re idle they’re big dust magnets — dust settles on the top surfaces where you can’t see it.
Out of sight maybe, but not out of mind. Here’s an easy way to clean them: Take an old pillowcase and gently cover a blade. Pull it back slowly to remove the dust. The dust stays inside the pillowcase, instead of all over the floor, the furniture, your hair (ugh!).
#9 Change Furnace Filters
Yeah, this is a no-brainer, which is why it’s last on this list. But everything else you do could be moot if you’re not changing your filters at least once every 60 days (more if you’re sensitive to allergies).
Air filters for furnaces are rated by level of efficiency. The higher the rating, the better the filter is at removing dirt, mold spores, and pet dander.
Filters are rated one of two ways (you’ll see the ratings on the packaging); higher numbers mean better efficiency, but there’s a point of diminishing returns — some filters with extremely high ratings also restrict air flow, making your HVAC work so hard that the system heats and cools inefficiently.
- Minimum efficiency rating values (MERV) for filters range from 1 to 16, but 7 to 13 is typical for households (14 and up are used in hospitals).
- Microparticle performance rating (MPR) range from 300 to 2,400.
Cheap filters cost about $2, but won’t do you much good. You’re better off paying $12 to $17 for a pleated filter with a 1250 MPR, or $20 to $25 for a filter rated 2,400.
Happy cleaning (and breathing!) this winter.
Article Courtesy of HouseLogic
If you are looking for peaceful living that showcases the beauty of nature, THIS HOME IS FOR YOU! With over 12 acres, the property offers many quiet moments of solitude on any of its multiple screened-in porches, multiple patios and covered porches. Approach the home on a stately tree lined road and let the charisma begin on the southern style wrapped porch perfect for gathering to sip sweet tea on a hot afternoon. Enter the home through custom designed double glass doors and you will immediately notice the abundance of sunlight through the many windows and skylights in the Sunroom where you can enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sunrise.Special attention to detail is the norm in this home with the original wooden staircase in the foyer that goes back over 100 years along with
the extra wide baseboards throughout. Hardwood floors lead you to the large living room where you can spend hours reading a book in front of the double-sided fireplace with heatilator that efficiently warms the entire 1st level of the home. Prepare many meals in the updated kitchen while guests visit with you in front of the fireplace. The kitchen boasts all the modern conveniences including multiple countertops, custom designed cabinets with pull out drawers and built-in organizers, spice/mug rack, multiple D shelf and round Lazy Susans, as well as pull out potato and onion bins. The oversized laundry room is equipped with a built-in ironing board and double closets with 3 separate 5 ft Lazy Susans. The master bedroom has a non-working fireplace and a small room that has been made into a walk-in closet. The master bathroom has a garden tub and custom designed cabinets. There is an additional bedroom and another full bath on the 1st level. Two large bedrooms can be found on the 2nd level along with a lot of storage so be sure to open doors and not miss any of the areas! Wait until you see the 36’X56′ outdoor garage! Concrete floor 6″ thick in parking area and 4″ thick in shop, 60 amp, 220 volt electric service, supplied from the house, with three 12’X10′ and one 10’X10′ high doors that will house approximately 8 cars. There is 12 feet to the rafters suitable to accommodate a lift. Minutes from Mt. Washington, this Taylorsville home is located in Bullitt County. Schedule your private showing today and come experience the serenity this home offers and make it your personal retreat.
The Kentucky Derby, Thunder Over Louisville, Lights Under Louisville – these are just a few of the events you have to look forward to now that you are moving to Louisville. What about Fido? Start by tasting and wagging your way through the many dog-friendly restaurants such as Molly Malone’s or the Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant. Next, take in the view of Downtown Louisville at the Waterfront Park (Bonus: If you plan your trip in the evening hours, you’ll see the light show of the Big Four Bridge illuminated over the Ohio River). To truly become a Louisvillian, leash up your pup for a walk under the city in the Mega Cavern.
All this and more awaits you once you sell your home and make the move, and with this guide to selling your home, you’ll be falling in love with Louisville in no time.
For more information:
Visit rover.com to find a place to board your dog.
Visit thebalance.com for expectations on scheduling showings.
Visit bhg.com for other tips on decluttering.
Visit getridofthings.com for tips on eliminating pet odors.
Visit realtor.com to find more things you should be talking to your realtor about.
Selling your home involves the entire household, and your pup just happens to be one of the furrier family members. Simply keep your dog in mind throughout the buying and selling process, and enjoy this new life experience.
For more pet friendly places in and around Louisville, be sure to check out our friend Medina over at dogetiquette.info.
For the best homes checkout our site Home Finder In KY
To find out about the numerous dog parks in and around Louisville go to louisvilledogs.org. All in we have 8 great parks for you to walk your dog or be safe with your dog off of a leash.
If you are looking for a charming home in the heart of St. Matthews, THIS HOME IS FOR YOU! This recently updated 3BR/3BA Cape Cod home is full of personality to match anyone’s style. Enter the home into the foyer and you will immediately notice the immaculate condition as you are greeted by beautiful hardwood floors, crown molding, and an abundance of natural sunlight. Spend many hours reading a book in the beautiful living room in front of the marble gas fireplace. Enjoy many holiday celebrations in the formal dining room’s festive atmosphere. The friendly kitchen will attract you to its multiple countertops, cabinets, drawers, backsplash, recessed lighting and stainless steel appliances that remain.
The open style and kitchen island is perfect for visiting family and friends as you prepare meals. Wait until you see the built-in dining nook with bookshelves. Uniquely situated on the 1st level is the master bedroom with walk-in cedar closet with built-in shelving and greenhouse window, and master bathroom. Custom designed French doors with inlayed glass lead you to a Florida sunroom with skylights. Imagine starting your day with a cup of coffee watching sunrises. On the second level there are two spacious bedrooms. One of the bedrooms could be used as a second master bedroom that hosts a large walk-in closet with porthole window and second finished storage area that could be used as a secret playroom. The finished basement is perfect for multi-generational living. There is a family room, full bath, kitchenette, eating area, multiple closets and a large room that could be used as a bedroom. Laundry is no fuss in this home as each floor has a laundry chute that empties directly into the laundry room that has a utility sink. The fenced in back yard offers its own style of living. Access the custom designed deck from both the Florida room or kitchen and you will find built-in flower boxes, hot tub, built in eating area and steps leading to a secret garden and fire pit perfect for unwinding after one’s busy day. Host many gatherings and cookouts by the carport where you can also find shade to rest and relax. The oversized driveway leads to a 2 car garage and offers plenty of parking for lots of guests. The
Norbourne Estates community offers special social functions and activities for its families. Just minutes from shopping, restaurants, parks and a walk to Shelbyville Road for an ice cream at Graeters. Schedule your private showing TODAY and come experience the amazing social life and intimacy of St. Matthews!
8609 Attu Lane, Louisville Ky 40291
Talk about your own little reserve! Quiet, tucked back, large home! The view of the pond is amazing! 3 bedroom, 4 bath home, close to 4,000 Square feet. This home was used as a multi family home, with a park like setting and privacy!! If quiet is what your looking for, look no further! Take a look at this home and then call to get your own private showing. Check out this breathtaking view. Call us 502-371-1490
If you are looking for peaceful living that showcases the beauty of nature, THIS HOME IS FOR YOU! Words cannot describe the outdoor living space. With a little over 7 acres, the property offers many quiet moments of solitude on any of its multiple decks with built-in seating and creek rock patio. As you drive up to the landscaped circular driveway, you will immediately notice and hear the waterfall from the pond and feel the tranquility. Walk down to the dock where the fish stocked from Kentucky Fish & Game will greet you. The one owner 3BR/4.5 BA brick home is perfect for multi-generational living with 2 separate open style living areas. Enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sunrise overlooking the property in the Florida room or main kitchen.
Throughout the home you will find recessed lighting, wainscoting, skylights and abundance of closets and storage areas. The living room has built-in nooks and the sitting room has built-in shelving. Both kitchens have granite countertops and all kitchen appliances remain. Appreciate the magnificent view in the main kitchen through the floor to ceiling Palladium window, as well as skylight in the cathedral ceiling. Picture friends sitting around the breakfast bar visiting as you prepare meals. The large master bedroom is a personal retreat in itself and allows for a sitting area where you can spend hours reading a book. The finished basement is sound proof with extra insulation in the ceiling. There is a bedroom, extended bar with bar sink, cabinets, refrigerator, additional laundry area, and 3 bonus rooms that can be used as an office, recreation room and additional sleeping quarters. One of the bonus rooms has a built-in desk and walk-in closet. The separate basement entrance is great for privacy. The full bathroom has a double vanity with built-in shelving. The 2+ garage is amazing and a handyman/welder’s dream. Wired for 220v electricity, this garage lacks nothing with its tall ceilings, oversized 8 ft garage doors, utility sink, cabinets, workbenches and an oversized work area. The back door leads to a second driveway that can be used to park an RV. Host many gatherings and cookouts using the cook shed featured with lights and electrical outlets. There is a barn and utility shed too. As you can tell, this unique property has so many features that can’t completely be covered in this description. Take a look at our pictures and find yourself dreaming when looking at the surreal seasonal pictures. Discover country living in the middle of Fern Creek only minutes from shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Schedule your private showing TODAY and be captured by this home’s beauty!
You asked for it, another fabulous home in Douglass Hills. As you enter into this wonderful 2 story home you will find a formal living room currently used as a playroom for the kids to the right, a formal dining room to the left and straight ahead the large eat-in kitchen which joins the family room on the rear of the home along with a half bath on this level. Upstairs you will find a huge master bedroom with master bath , a full bath and 3 additional large bedrooms. There is a full unfinished basement just waiting for you to make into your favorite hideaway. There is a covered patio area on the rear of the home and a great tree lined rear yard. For those who love a great playground and open space, directly across the street is the park for walks and other activities.
Price Reduction on this Amazing Home! Nestled in Paramont Estates this beautiful home as all the luxuries! The amentities of the association are nice as well. This home is one you do not want to miss, high end appliances, beautiful landscaping and an amazing deck! The $20,000 price reduction makes it an even sweetier deal! Call today let’s hang our hat here! You will be amazed by the precise attention given to intricate details in the custom designed extra wide dentil and crown molding, wainscoting, inlayed hardwood flooring, built-in hutch, bookshelves, cabinetry and trim work throughout the home. The home is ADA compliant and has an elevator to take you from floor to floor. The doorways on the first level all have beautiful transom windows. The oversized windows provide an abundance of natural sunlight through the Plantation blinds. There is also new flooring throughout the home. Featured are built-in stainless steel appliances including a 6-burner Thermadore stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and double oven. You will be quite impressed by the incredible glass front dining cabinet, granite countertops, custom designed cabinets with magazine rack, as well as the multiple countertops. These are just a few of the items that will entice you. Off the kitchen is a long hallway that leads to the walk-in pantry, 3+ car garage, mudroom/laundry room, 1/2 bath and drop zone where you will find cubbies and plenty of storage. Enjoy the magnificent view while having a cup of coffee watching the sunrise on the covered side of the deck. The deck stretches the backside of the home and there is a gas line hookup perfect for hosting cookouts hassle free. The master bedroom envelops you with warmth and security under its recessed lighting and crown molding. Call us Today for your own private showing!
Motivated sellers! This home is beautiful, has everything you can want and need! Call us today to check this home out! Enjoy peaceful living in metro Louisville in this 4BR/3BA brick home on 11.55 acres of nature. This home is equipped with all of life’s indulgences. Enter the surreal grounds starting with one of two stocked ponds to find an immaculately kept home beautifully landscaped. Open the custom designed front door with sidelights to be greeted by wainscoting, dentil molding, and a double closet in the foyer. The living room has floor to ceiling windows and built- in cabinets and shelving. You will love celebrating holidays in the festive ambience of the dining room with its floor to ceiling windows and precise detail of the wainscoting.