Home Cleaning Tricks and Tips!

For some cleaning the house is like therapy, for others, cleaning the house is dreadful. Whether or not you actually enjoy cleaning your house, here are some tricks to help you clean your house efficiently.

  1. Microfiber Couch- microfiber couches are notorious for collecting grease and other sorts of stains. Grab a spray bottle a white bristle brush, and a white sponge. Then fill the spray bottle with rubbing alcohol and go to work! Rubbing alcohol evaporates much faster than water so it wont leave a water stain when you’re scrubbing! After that, scrubbing take the bristle brush and brush the couch in circular motions, this will bring the fluffiness back to the couch, and viola, your couch is like new!
  2. Cleaning oven/kitchen glass- Kitchen glass is the worst, it just seems like no matter how hard you scrub they just wont lighten up. Well, the Mr.Clean magic erasers have actually come in handy. Personally vie always been very weary of the things advertised on TV. But the magic erasers are just that, magic. I’m not sure whats in those things but they do the trick and they do it well. You just need one damp and one dry magic eraser. Cleaning small portions in circular motions and your glass will be cleaned in no time.
  3. Hard Water Stains- cleaning water stains is unnecessarily hard. A new way was found to clean those hard water stains and only a lemon is needed! Just cut a lemon in half and scrub the faucets or the steel and let it sit for fifteen minutes. After that wash off the lemon with warm water.
  4. Bathroom- Bathrooms are actually the worst when it comes to cleaning. But with dish soap, baking soda and peroxide the bathroom will be looking brand new! Mix the ingredients together and scrub the bathtub or needed areas and you’re good to go!
  5. Squeegee Carpeting- Weird, right? Well, if you have a furry pet at home it might not be as weird as it sounds, vacuuming can only go so far and so deep. By squeeegeeing the carpet you’ll be getting deep into the carpet and it will the pet hairs out.
  6. Garbage Disposal- Everyone knows that putting a slice of lemon or orange into the garbage disposal will help it smell cleaner and more fresh. Try cutting the lemon or orange into pieces and freeze it with vinegar, when its done throw it into the disposal and you’re good!
  7. Mattress- Mattresses are probably the MOST important thing to clean, i mean, you sleep on it every night. All you need is baking soda, essential oil, and a vacuum cleaner. Before beginning, flip or rotate the bed, which is smart to do every six months to extend mattress life and prevent sagging. While you’re working on your mattress, toss your bedding in the wash. Open the box of baking soda and add 10 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Close the box and give it a good shake to distribute the essential oil and break up any large clumps. Lavender, chamomile, sandalwood. Sprinkle the baking soda over the bed, using the entire box. Rub the baking soda mixture into the bed, to give it a deeper cleaning. Let the baking soda and essential oil work its magic for at least an hour. After an hour, vacuum the mattress, working slowly to ensure all the baking soda has been removed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               With these small tips and tricks we hope you can clean your house faster, and more efficiently. At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne realtor, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com. North Eastern Group realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, fort Wayne, IN 46845.


Lancia Former Model WYNDHAM Split Bedroom Floor Plan. Designer Series. 10 Ft Ceiling Height in Great Room, 11.5.18 New Master Carpet Installed; 9 Ft Ceilings in Rest of Home. 2013 Upgraded with STAINLESS STEEL Appliances & Cabinet Hardware- Refrigerator, Dishwasher, (Microwave & Smoothtop Range/Oven-new 2017), Washer & Dryer Stay also. Gourmet Kitchen Cherry Cabinets with Glass Front Lighted Cabinets, CORIAN Kitchen Counter tops, Walk-in Pantry, 2-way Gas Log Fireplace Between Hearth Room & Great Room. SPANISH LACE ceilings. $1500 toward CARPET/flooring allowance. (Seller offering 2 options for negotiations.. Quote for Laminate is Attached in MLS for Buyer Info) a PAINT QUOTE – Buyer can select their preferred color! Professional Landscape & Rear Patio Highlights a Great Entertaining Area! Built-in Sound System in Great Room, Kitchen, Master Bedroom, Bath & Garage. Master Has Trey Ceiling, Pocket Door to Bath, 6 Ft Vanity Double Sinks, Jet Tub, Separate Shower & 10×6 Walk-in Closet, Also Updated Lighting/Interior Door Hardware. 2018 Ceramic Tile in Hall Bath. Accent Ceiling Lighting in Dining Room. CERAMIC floors in Kitchen, Laundry, Utility Hall & Master Bath. 90% Furnace. 8×7 Laundry Room with Tub. Mature Landscape & Flowering Trees Accent Front Elevation. Oversize 26×25 Garage. Seller to Provide Previous Survey. Avg Monthly Utilities-AEP $150, NIPSCO $48, City Utilities $75.

1092 Mayrock Drive VIDEO TOUR Fort Wayne Real Estate

1092 Mayrock Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46818

Looking for a ranch in the SWAC Aboite area? Lancia’s Bellagio is a really smart looking split ranch! 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bath 3-Car Garage, 1781 sq.ft. 9′ ceilings thru home and Garage. Enter home with 2 Bedrooms to the side, one in front with a bayed window could be a great Den or bonus room! Great Room features gas fireplace with tv wiring above, ceiling fan, can lights and open to Nook and Kitchen. Kitchen features a unique z-shape island, corner pantry, upgraded faucet, window over sink facing backyard, addl gas line to smooth top range, stainless appliances, white cabinets with 36″ uppers and ceramic back splash. 10×12 Patio off Nook. Separate Utility Room off Garage with linen closet. Home has Simplx Smart Home Technology – Control panel, up to 4 door sensors, motion and LED bulbs throughout. USB outlet in Kitchen and per Bedroom. Master Bedroom windows face backyard, walk-in Master closet with dual rod & shelf 1-wall unit in Master walk-in closet. Master Bath has dual sinks with framed mirrors and 5′ shower. Pride laminate wood flooring in Foyer, Kitchen, Nook, back hall, Utility and Main Bath. Garage has attic access with pull-down stairs and 2 sheets of OSB board. Dimensional shingles, stone trim, upgraded front door and Garage door hardware add style. Backs up to common area. (Grading and seeding completed after closing per Lancia’s lawn schedule.)

7809 Sunderland Drive, Fort Wayne, IN REAL ESTATE VIDEO

7809 Sunderland Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46835-1247

IMMACULATE MOVE-IN-READY CONTEMPORARY Ranch Home On A Finished Basement In Desirable Concord Hills! * 2683 Total Finished SF 3BR 2BA on an Oversized Wood Lined .25 Acre Lot. * You’ll love this Floorplan with Stylish OPEN CONCEPT Living/Dining Space * Brand new Laminate Flooring throughout the Main Living Area. * LARGE EAT-IN-KITCHEN w/ Custom Cabinetry, Neutral Countertops, & Appliances that stay! * A GAS FIREPLACE GREAT ROOM ready for relaxed evenings that spill into the Attached SUNROOM & Back Deck * Comfort awaits in the MASTER SUITE & 2 other Comfortably Sized bedrooms with Ample Walk In Closet Space * FINISHED Basement conveniently located off the Great Room for easy Entertaining. * LARGE FENCED YARD features lush landscaping & relaxing Hot Tub. Enjoy the Peaceful WOODED View from the perfectly situated Back Deck! * 2 Car Garage With Attic Storage AND Basement Workshop With Peg Board! * Newer Mechanicals, Casement Windows with Built-In Blinds, and SOLID WOOD doors & trim complete this MOVE IN READY home! * Close to 469, Shopping, & Great Neighbors!

1669 E Brookside, Columbia City, IN VIDEO TOUR, Fort Wayne Realtors

1669 E Brookside
Columbia City, IN 46725-7401

You will be Wowed the moment you step into this 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath, Ranch home on a full walk out basement. The foyer with its stunning hard wood flooring and extensive crown wood molding are just a few of the special features of this Leroy Smucker’s Imperial built home. The open concept main floor living area with crown molding has a scenic view of the first hole of The Links of Eagle Glen golf course. Connecting dining area provides ample space for family gatherings or special friends. You will enjoy the beautiful kitchen with granite countertops, extensive wood details, a walk-in pantry and breakfast bar which overlooks a light filled hearth room. The master on the main with private bath features a double sink vanity, walk-in tiled shower, heated flooring and a walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms plus an additional full bath complete the main floor living area. Lower walk-out level is an entertainer’s dream with an oversized kitchenette, an additional full bath, exercise room, den and a light filled bedroom for your guest. There is an unfinished room in the lower level which could be converted to a fifth bedroom. Laundry combined half bath on main level. The 3-car attached garage and additional storage room in lower level provides plenty of storage for this family size home.

Home Tips: Decorating Your Mantel for the Holidays

With the Holidays rapidly approaching its not too late to get the inside of your home feeling and looking the way you want to for you and your family!



Stockings are an easy and fun way to decorate and hang in front of your burning fireplace. Plain or personalized, Stockings are a fantastic and simple way to spice up your mantel for the season!


Decorating above your mantel is just as important as decorating the rest. Putting a wreath or a star that matches the stockings you have is a great way to do it!


If a wreath doesn’t match the look, you’re going for around your mantel this holiday season, there’s always the option of putting a star above it as well.


If your mantel is already decorated with a mirror this holiday season, try adding red ribbon or garland to the piece to add some holiday spirit.


Snow Village:

Adding a small snow village to the top of your mantel is a great way to add comfort and a cozy feeling to your home.


 If the snow village doesn’t fit the theme of your home, try candles. Scented or unscented, real or fake. Candles will make any guest feel at ease when set out nicely on your beautiful mantel.


Adding garland to your mantle is an alternative to adding the snow village and candles, though garland would be a nice touch to both. By itself or with ribbon and left-over ornaments from your tree, you can spice up your mantle however you see fit.

With these last-minute ideas, we hope you can add some holiday cheer to your home this Christmas and Holiday season.


At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.


184 Edenbridge Boulevard, Fort Wayne, IN VIDEO TOUR Fort Wayne Real Estate

Custom Builder Carriage Place Homes by Jeff Godfrey features an open, split bedroom ranch on a tree-lined lot. The craftsman-influenced exterior features a partial stone front with shake accents & Andersen windows w/ muttons.This home accommodates a spacious Great Room with a stone fireplace. The Kitchen has ample Hickory custom cabinets, a large island, granite counter-tops, glass tile back splash, nice walk-in pantry, and new stainless steel appliances. The dining area has a sliding door that opens to a covered porch. A large master suite has a private full bath with 2 separate vanities, tile shower, and a large walk-in closet. Two more bedrooms plus an additional full bath complete this floor plan. This home also features a nice sized laundry room, tons of storage space throughout, trendy colors w/ white trim plus an energy efficient HVAC system.

16619 Pine Ridge Pass, Leo 46765

Spectacular, split bedroom ranch on a finished basement located on 3.14 acres in the prestigious NWAC school district. Wind up the private curved drive through nestled trees and a professionally landscaped yard to a stunning brick ranch overlooking 2 large ponds. Upon entering, you will be welcomed by a bright and open floor plan that has been completely repainted throughout. The large living room features an abundance of natural light with room for everyone. Formal dining room allows perfect entertaining space that flows effortlessly to the kitchen. The functional and spacious custom designed kitchen is complete with ample cabinet and counter top space, a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, tile backsplash, and 3 sided fireplace, visible from the kitchen, nook/hearthroom and great room. An added bonus is the large informal eating area overlooking the amazing backyard. Double french doors lead you into the den on the main floor. The master offers a double sink granite vanity, heated tile flooring, walk-in closet and jet tub. Two additional large bedrooms, laundry room and 1.5 baths complete the main level. The finished, daylight lower level has plenty of space for entertaining and extra storage. It also includes a 4th bedroom plus an exercise or craft room, full bath and wet bar! Backyard offers privacy with woods as well as an oversized deck (which has been recently repainted) and hot tub – great for entertaining. Relax on the dock at the back pond which features a fountain. Not to mention, this home has a 6 CAR GARAGE, irrigation system, abundance of landscaped lighting, water softener, plus so much more!

At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.

North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.