5 tips for tidying your closet



Put your stuff in color order! This simple trick allows you to see exactly what you have at a glance and it also can be motivating to keep your space organized because it is just so pretty.

The hanger flip

Flipping your hangers to face the back of the closet allows you to see just how often you wear your clothes. As you wear things, flip the hanger the other way and periodically clear out everything that hasn’t been worn in a while.

Brighten it up

If your closet isn’t well lit, add some lighting (even some inexpensive tap lights can go a long way) Having a well light space will allow you to see your stuff and help keep the clutter at bay.

Set a Timer

If the idea of cleaning your closet seems daunting, try setting a 15min timer. Do as much as you can in that short amount of time and see how much you can accomplish!

Keep the Floor Clear

Find places to store your things off the floor. When there are things on the floor your closet will feel smaller and more cluttered to take advantage of storage bins, hampers, shelves and more to keep your floors clear.

Back to School Hacks!

It’s that time of year! You’ve got to get all those kiddos and folders and backpacks and lunches out the door every morning. It’s a lot. But we’ve got some hacks to help your school days run smoother!


Give it a home!

There is nothing worse than scrambling to finish forgotten homework or find that missing permission slip. Beat that clutter to the punch by giving your kid’s backpack a permanent home. Keeping up with those take home folders will be much easier when you actually know where the dang folder is! We recommend sticking a command hook on the back of a door or designating a closet for your kiddos stuff!


Set expectations.

A smooth morning only happens when everyone is on the same page. Help your family get into the swing of things with a simple checklist to start each morning, we recommend using a dry erase board on the fridge so everyone can see it!


The “What to Wear” drama.

This one is a game changer. We start each week laying out outfits and putting them into some small rubbermaid drawers. Each morning even the littlest kids can get dressed on their own in matching clothes and clean undies! Praise the lord. We recommend using a dry erase marker to number the drawers for non-readers and you can even use it to make notes to yourself about what events are coming up that they might need something special to wear for.

Teachers need easy mornings too.

These teachers take care of our kids all week long, so why not make their morning a little brighter! We like to send a “Friday Happy” to our teachers every now and again. It can be as simple as a can of Diet Coke or a candy bar. Just something to let them know they are appreciated.

4 Ways to Love your Laundry Room

Its often the most forgotten room of the house. The place where clutter collects, laundry piles up and the home for everything that doesn’t have a home.

BUT you can make your laundry room functional and beautiful with just a few simple hacks. Check them out! (And check out the rest of our favorite Laundry Room ideas on Pinterest)

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1. Put the wall to work

Hooks, shelving, even pegboard is a great way to get your stuff off the floor and out of the way! We recommend taking advantage of the space above your washer 7 dryer for some vertical storage.

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2. Make pretty choices

Laundry is a chore but dressing it up a bit can help ease the pain of washing and drying and folding and ironing and well, you get the picture. Try tossing your detergent, fabric softener and other laundry essentials into glass containers to elevate your laundry room look.

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3. Sort & Delegate

Designate baskets for each member of your family to make sorting clean clothes a breeze. Then you can easily put things away or put your family to work!

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4. Add Counter Space

Don’t waste the space above your washer and dryer, add some workable space and help unify the look of your laundry room.

Front Porch Fever


Get inspired with some of our favorite front porch looks! See these looks and more on our Pinterest page: https://pin.it/7mpoeu6jibnfrv


Home Staging 101

Staging your home is the best way to appeal to buyers during showings and open houses. Here are a few tips to make your home look picture perfect!


The Bathroom

Clear the clutter! Making your bathroom clutter free and hanging some fresh towels makes all the difference to potential buyers.


The Kitchen

Create vignettes in your kitchen with functional areas and put everything else away! A clean countertop and bowl of colorful fruit are all you need!


The Living Room

Throw pillows, a couple of cozy blankets and stayed shelves. Display your favorite decor items as a focal point and leave the rest of the room free of clutter!


5 reasons to use a home inspector

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Buying a new home is not something you do every day, so it is important to bring in the professionals to make sure your sale goes right. Here are five reasons you should absolutely use a home inspector! 


1. Safety
Home inspectors are trained to look for potential dangerous issues in a home. They are able to test for mold and look for other harmful things.


2. Avoid a Big Mistake

If your inspector finds something that is dangerous or costly in their report, you may be able to walk away from the sale. This could save you from buying a home that isn't what it appears.


3. Pricing

After reviewing the findings of the home inspection with your inspector and real estate agent, you may be able to negotiate a better price on your home. This is something to consider when speaking with your agent about your inspection.


4. Insurance
Insurance companies may require certifications for different parts of your home, using a home inspector before you close will help you save time and money with your insurance company later.


5. Learning Opportunity

Home inspectors will be able to give you detailed information about your new home. This is a great tool to be able to plan for future improvements and potential issues as well as just learning the in's and out's of your new place.

Community Spotlight: Killen, Alabama

Killen, Alabama is a beautiful place to put down roots. If you are looking for a new neighborhood in the Shoals area, Killen is definitely worth a look! Give us a call at Red Tree Realty and we can set up some showings for you.


Let the music move you!

It is no secret that the Shoals has a rich musical history. Here are 5 harmonious reasons we think living in the Shoals rocks!

1. Handy Festival

Every July the whole town becomes a stage. You can find music on every street corner and in restaurants across Florence. 


2. Rising Stars

The Shoals seems to be a springboard for talented artists, like the Shoals native - Rachel Wammack. You never know who will be the next billboard record breaker!


3. Studio City

Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers and they've been known to pick a song or two. We wouldn't be the hit recording capital of the world without these fine folks and you can learn all about them in their studio just down the street.


4. Music in the Park

Did somebody say FREE? It is pretty common for there to be high quality concerts offered in McFarland, Wilson, or Spring Park all year long. Grab your friends and a lawn chair, we will meet you there!


5. The Singin' River

If you are looking for a little musical inspiration, look no further than the beautiful Tennessee River! It has brought life to songs, artists and records for decades.