Research shows that sellers who prepare their houses for market benefit on the sale price and or the days their house is on the market.
So here is some helpful advice about how to effectively clean the clutter and get your house market ready (or just tidied up for Spring cleaning)!
Getting rid of paint is now easier than ever. “A law passed in 2011 goes into effect this summer. The new law requires manufacturers of paint to establish a Paint Stewardship Program in Connecticut. PaintCare Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established by the American Coatings Association to implement state-mandated paint stewardship programs on behalf of paint manufacturers in each state that adopts a paint stewardship law. PaintCare will establish drop-off sites statewide for residents and businesses to take leftover architectural paint. Although most drop-off sites will be at paint retailers, municipal and private transfer stations, and household hazardous waste (HHW) programs may also volunteer to be PaintCare drop-off sites. Check with your local paint retailer (Ring’s End Norwalk) and Paintcare can help.
2015 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY - open to all residents of Darien
April 25 – Weston – DPW, 78 Old Hyde Rd – 8:30AM – 12:30PM
May 9 – Greenwich – Island Beach Parking Lot, Arch St. – 8:00AM – 1:00PM
June 6 – Darien – Norton Heights RR Station, Hollow Tree Ridge Rd – 9:00AM – 1:00PM
July 18 – Stamford – Rippowam School, 381 High Ridge Rd – 9:00AM – 2:00PM
Usable or Unusable Textiles:
Clothing, linens, curtains, towels, bedding, fabric scraps, stuffed animals, hats, belts, handbags, holey socks, undergarments and shoes can ALL be recycled at the Darien Recycling Center. Look for the green and white USAgain bins.
In 2013, Connecticut enacted Public Act 13-42, which requires the mattress industry to create a recycling program for mattresses and box springs used and discarded in the state. The program launches May 1, 2015. Go to MATTRESS RECYCLING COUNCIL to find your local recycling center.
If you would like other tips on how to get your house ready for sale call: Lynne Somerville at 203-984-9040 or Wendy Ward at 203-829-5676.
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