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Home Staging for Pet Lovers

Monday, September 9, 2013 posted by Tommi Crow

Staging your home for potential buyers can be quite the hassle. You may start moving your furniture around spontaneously, or become tense when your children or spouse make messes in a room that you just prepped for show. With all of the planning that one can put into making their home shine, one crucial step in home staging is often overlooked: your family pet.

For the sake of simplicity, I will outline a few things that you must keep in mind when cleaning up after your pet in a home for sale.

Pet presence – For obvious reasons, some pets can’t leave the house. Giant enclosures, aquariums, and disabled pets are hard to relocate sometimes, and a lot of people will be understanding of this. But if your dog or cat is healthy, then you’ll want to strongly consider relocating your pets temporarily. Many people aren’t pet owners, and don’t like being around an excitable golden retriever or a yippy chihuahua when they are trying to imagine their family occupying your home. Remember….You are trying to make the potential buyer as relaxed as possible. Ask a friend if they wouldn’t mind looking after your loved one for a bit, and if all else fails, look into a reputable boarding service for your pet.

Fur – Fur can get everywhere. Even in places that you, as a resident of your home, don’t necessarily notice all of the time. Be sure to give your couches, chairs, and love seats proper attention. That means taking the pillows and cushions off, and using a hand vacuum or brush to remove all of the fur you see. After you are sure that they are thoroughly cleaned, use a fabric freshener to finish it off. Try to do this well in advance of the potential buyer, as some people have sensitivities to fabric fresheners.

Litter – No matter what kind of animal you have, odds are you have do deal with some form of waste. It may sound pretty obvious, but make sure your litter beds are clean and well hidden. Even if you own an exotic pet like a reptile of amphibian, this includes you too. Many people don’t like snakes, but they’ll like a messy snake cage even less. Another important thing to remember as an exotic pet owner is this: even though you may not be able to smell anything offensive coming from your reptile’s cage, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t an odor. Many people who live with reptiles get used to the subtle odors that emit from the cages, and will tend to spot-clean their animal’s cage without giving it the proper scrub-down that it needs.

Odors – Don’t use air fresheners to mask pet odor. It is meant to freshen the air…Not cover pet odors up. Instead, use powdered cleaners on carpets and rugs that your pets frequent. These can be purchased at your local pet store in the cleaning isle. Odds are, if someone has a severe allergy to animals, then they are going to be at risk of having a reaction. The cleaner the house, the less dander will be in the home.

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Are you looking for a cute, adorable Made in the USA toy for Christmas?  Well, look no further than the Original Sock Monkey and Sock Monkey accessories. 

The Original Sock Monkey is one of the quality products made by Fox River Mills in Osage, IA.   Fox River was founded on the principle of offering a superior product with great service at a fair price.  Today, Fox River Mills in one of the leading outdoor, athletic, and lifestyle sock manufacturers in the world.   Fox River socks and handwear can be found worldwide in the finest outdoor, sporting goods, specialty stores, and online retailers.   Their Store Locator will make finding FOXSOX simple.

The old-fashioned, handcrafted sock monkey dolls made with Original Rockford Red Heel® socks from Fox River Mills have become a favorite piece of “Americana” over the years.  Intended and worn even today as work socks, mothers in the early 1900’s fashioned these Rockford socks into sock monkeys for their children. 

Clever crafters have been making Sock Monkeys and other animal sock dolls ever since.  In 1890, Nelson Knitting began manufacturing these Red Heeled socks. Fox River Mills purchased Nelson Knitting in 1992. Today, the instructions for making these dolls are still included in each package of authentic Red Heel Monkey socks.   Crafters have been lovingly making Sock Monkeys for generations.  Please browse through their website and view the adorable selections.     

Thank you for visiting  Our business is manufacturing outdoor document containers and helping people market real estate.  Our passion is creating, saving and growing American jobs.   Thank you for your business and support over these last 20+ years!!

If you have been following our blog, then you know that The Hillman Group went to China and made a copy of our patented, US made InfoBox that is sold at retailers such as Lowes, Home Depot and Menards. 

Hillman planned, and spent a great deal of time and money to steal the InfoBox, replace it on the store shelves with it’s “Yellow”-lidded Chinese copycat.  The goal is to put another US company out of business and toss its workers to the wind. 

Well, we have another plan!  FIGHT BACK!!!

We are placing a BOUNTY and REWARD on the Yellow Chinese Hillman Box.  If you can find and purchase one of these boxes, please do immediately

  • Mail the china box to 1854A Hendersonville Rd #221 – Asheville, NC 28803, along with your receipt.
  • We will send you TWO (2) FREE, Original, 100% Made in the USA INFOBOXES with the Bright, Red Lids    
  • OR, TWO (2) FREE INFOTUBES, The Originals, Made in the USA  with the Bright, Red Caps to your Door at NO CHARGE!!!!  
  • Sign the InfoTube Care2 Petition to Save American Jobs, Companies and Products by CLICKING HERE
  • We are looking forward to returning ALL the Chinese boxes to the store ourselves!!!

Your voice and support matter to American workers, American home owners and America!!!  Thank you in advance for helping us fight!!!

Tommi Crow, owner of Infotube and InfoBox

Halloween Cakes. Best in Show

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 posted by Tommi Crow

 Halloween, October 31, 2009.  This year Halloween falls on a Saturday and marks the end of Day Light Savings Time.  Be Safe and Don’t Forget to Roll your Clocks back at 2:00 am, Sunday morning. FREE homes for sale and rent website is wondering:  “Would you would eat these cakes???”   We will feature more incredible, edible Halloween cakes everyday this week.   Then, we are off to celebrate Halloween in New Orleans, LA and check out the housing recovery in the Big Easy. 

Thank you as always for visiting  Click the comment box below to weigh in on your favorite Halloween Cake.   Tommi Crow’s favorite is the one above.  Too Cool!!

I would probably eat this one.  Funny, but not too nasty and I love cake.

Now that is pretty knarly, but that dark chocolate looks good.

Which one is your favorite???  Click the comment box and tell us.  If you have a cake you want to brag about, email a photo to

Nominee’s for Worst Contractor of 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009 posted by Tommi Crow

We are starting a Darwin-like award for the building and contracting industry.  Here are the nominee’s for Worst Contractor of 2009, so far.  If you have an entry, please email your picture to the address shown below.  Believe me, we need all the chuckles we can get!!

Entry #1:

Look honey, the two car garage you’ve always wanted.

No, we’re not kidding and someone even hung drapes.  Ugh, I’m getting seasick just looking at it.

Can anyone say surveillance contractor for the government?   Hey, we’ve spotted a spider web in zone 5.

Do you want a printed receipt?  Click Yes or No.

Unless you can top this, we may have the Winner of the Bad Contractor Award for 2009.  But, we are still accepting entries until December 31st. 

Thank you for visiting homes for sale and rent FREE WEBSITE.  If you have an entry for our Bad Contractor Award for 2009, please email your pictures to  We find that in a bad economy, laughter helps.

Full Seller Disclosure

Monday, July 13, 2009 posted by Tommi Crow

This seller certainly knows that complete disclosure about any property problems is essential in the purchase or sale of real estate.  

Happy Monday and thank you for visiting homes for sale or rent website.  Good luck on your sale…whatever the reason for your move (:

Click the Link Below and Smile. We don’t know the source, but we certainly enjoyed the humor.


Click the Link to Enjoy a Short, Funny Video Clip.

Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend.

Thanks as always for visiting