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Whether you are preparing your home for a speedy sale so you can build your custom home in Cincinnati or giving yourself a much needed kitchen facelift, there are a few easy tips that all the pros agree on when it comes to decluttering your kitchen.

• Clear off the counters of unused items including under used appliances. Keep the essentials, like the coffee maker, a cute tray of olive oil and salt and pepper, and a glass bowl of colorful fresh fruit. The rest can go!

• Organize the spice cabinet with fresh spices in clear jars and store in the cabinet on a stair-type or stackable shelf.

• Refresh the garbage disposal by pouring in 3 tablespoons of baking soda. Let it sit for a few hours, follow up with water, and run the disposal. Keep your disposal citrus fresh by putting lemon, grapefruit, or orange peels through the drain.

• Tackle the storage containers by keeping only containers that have matching lids. Pro tip, stick with square containers that better fit in your pantry and refrigerator.

• Clean grimy grout on your backsplash and floor. Get grout clean up tips here.

• Ditch the duplicate utensils and purge your endless mug collection.

• Hang new dish towels.

• Get a fancy hand soap in a stylish dispenser.

• Clear off the fridge – no menus, no magnets, not post-it-notes!

• Stick with traditional colors for your major appliances.

• Clear the pantry. If you’re not using it, get rid of it! Sort and store items in stylish baskets and bins so you can see what you have in stock.

• Downsize your cleaning supplies.

• Create a shopping list and stick with it.

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About Homes by Gerbus and Gerbus Remodeling: For over six decades our locally owned building and remodeling companies, founded by Walter Gerbus Sr., have been crafting exquisite custom homes and remodeling existing homes in the greater Cincinnati area and Northern Kentucky. Offered in the finest custom home communities or on your homesite, our homes are built on solid family values and a strong work ethic that has guided our company (and family) for three generations. From handshakes at the time to contract, to hugs at the time of closing, we pride ourselves on building and remodeling homes of uncompromising value, quality, and style. We take great comfort in the accolades that we receive from our satisfied clients who praise our team for listening to their concerns, addressing their questions, and providing a pleasurable and stress free home building experience. The Homes by Gerbus, Inc. family of companies also includes Gerbus Remodeling, Inc. and Gerbus Properties, Inc.

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