A Couple Tricks of the Trade – Refreshing Those Neglected Areas

Let’s face it, there are a few areas of our home that we all have that we know we should do something about but we always put it off until tomorrow, then until tomorrow. Then all of a sudden you are going to put your home up for sale and those areas cannot be neglected any longer; they need to be addressed and fixed to get your home in top selling condition.

Two products that I use personally and suggest over and over to my clients are Folex and Aulwood.

 

FolexFolex is a carpet spot remover and it’s my go to at home and for work. As a homeowner that always has a dog in my house, outside dirt and grim that gets drug onto the carpet is not a problem with Folex. If you have spills of any kind try Folex. You need to follow the direction on the bottle and test it on an inconspicuous spot to make sure it won’t hurt  your carpet but I have never had any issues with.

There are times you need a professional carpet cleaner to come in for the overly tough stains and general cleaning of carpets but Folex may be a tool for you to use for small projects.

As a side note, and I am not endorsing this for all your fabrics, but as a Home Stager that is always moving furniture between model  homes, warehouses and such, our furniture gets dark smuggles, hand prints and stains. A little squirt of Folex on a rag and gently wiping the troubled spot is a life safer on our upholstery. I have even used it on clothes where nothing else worked. If I was going to throw the shirt away anyway it was worth a try to use a carpet spot remover on it. Again….this is not the intended use and you need to test it on an inconspicuousness spot first and use it at your own fabric’s risk!

Folex can be found at many big box stores as well as on Amazon.   Aulwood

 

 

Then let’s talk about that dried wood you may have on kitchen cabinets, vanity drawers or doors. Where the wood just doesn’t have it’s luster anymore and water drips or dry cold winters have made the wood lighter in spots. I use a product called Aulwood and I get it at my local Ace Hardware store.

I always test it on a back side of a cabinet first to make sure it doesn’t harm your type of wood and follow the instructions on the bottle. I have been amazed at how it has made doors look new again, window sills perk up and cabinet drawers look refreshed.

I hope these tricks of the trade help you with some of your problem areas! Good luck!

 

 

 

Written By

Shar is an award winning Designer and Home Stager and the owner of 'Rooms With Style' and the 'Certified Staging and Redesign Acadamy.' She has been in the design industry for over 25 years and her background includes studies in Interior Design as well as Horticulture to assist with your home’s curb appeal. Shar has a talent for taking simple things; placing them in their best light and making them shine. Another Sharlene from North Dakota, Shar and Sharlene knew they were destined to work together when they first met! She has been blogging here and helping bring out the best in the homes of Sharlene's sellers since 2011.

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