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Time to turn your attention to the living room

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By Ted Healy of DNG TED HEALY

Now that your kitchen is ready for viewings after our last article, we turn our attention to the family living room.

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In many homes, the living room is the first that potential purchasers see once they step into your home. It is a much trafficked room within the house and presents many challenges to keep it clean and tidy for property viewings.

Firstly, let the light in. Open back those curtains and pull up those blinds. Net curtains – get rid! It is vital to allow as much natural light as possible into your living room.

Most curtains can be safely laundered at home but always check the label. Good quality heavy duty curtains and drapes will require dry-cleaning. At the very least give them a good dusting. Timber blinds can be dusted as they hang.

This is your chance to declutter your living room. So what should remain?

The living room suite of furniture, coffee table and lamps. If you have a tiled/timber floor consider a large rug if you have one.

Strategically place a home interiors or self help book on the coffee table. If you have a bookshelf, make sure it is well stocked and well balanced in terms of book sizes on each shelf. If you have artwork on the walls, fantastic. Make sure you dust them down as well as the book shelves. Don’t forget to dust the television. Make sure you clean all the glass on display cabinets, picture frames, glass doors and particularly the glass door on the stove. Move the furniture to the middle of the room and dust all the skirtings.

Move onto the soft furnishings; sofas, throws, cushions. These can be dust gatherers – make sure to give them the once over.
Continue the dusting to the bookshelves, light/lamp shades (make sure they are off when cleaning). Best to use a slightly damp cloth when dusting surfaces.

Next you want to make it shine. Once your wood furniture has been dusted, polish it using a lint-free cloth and rub along the grain to leave a nice shine.

Get the Windolene out to get those living room windows sparkling. Another simple home solution is white vinegar and water.

If you have an open fireplace make sure it is cleaned out and reset. Same goes with an insert stove.

Vacuum the entire area including furniture. If you have hard floors, mop them immediately after vacuuming.

Don’t skip the finishing touches after spring cleaning your living room. You’ll want to rehang your curtains of course, but also take the time to neatly fold any throw blankets you laundered and arrange your books neatly on the shelves.

Your living room is now looking better than it ever has, ready to welcome potential purchasers with open arms.

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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