If your stove has drip trays, replace them.  They’re inexpensive, easy to install, and improve the look of the appliance.

Clean all windowsills regularly.  A dirty windowsill will negate any benefits of a sparkling window.

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To create a feeling of space when showing the house, leave all interior doors open.

Hard water deposits on sinks and tubs can be removed with the same type of fine pumice stone used to remove mineral deposits from the side of swimming pools.

To remove old paint from ornate turnings, dip twine into paint remover, hold by both ends and pull back and forth between crevices.

To banish odors from a room, remove the source of the smell, then use room deodorizer, potpourri, carpet freshener, deodorized cat litter or cedar chips to freshen the area.

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