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It’s often said you never get a second chance to make a first impression…

A cliché maybe but, as with most clichés, there’s definitely a grain of truth to it – and never more so than when your house is up for sale and the people you’re keen to impress are potential buyers.

Whether it’s online or in TV makeover programmes, if you’re thinking of moving there’s no shortage of advice on the subject. But if you’re looking for a few top tips or even a little assistance putting them into practice, help is at hand from Home Sweet Home‘s Portia Green.

She’ll be joining the Girls Around Town next weekend to explain how simple things such as room staging could make all the difference when it comes to getting a quicker sale.

What do people look at – and for – when buying a house? Just how important is kerb appeal? And does it really make a difference if your home smells of freshly baked bread or brewing coffee?!

June and Sue will be chatting to Portia in the studio and, with her own recent experience of buying and selling, Sue’s sure to have plenty to say.

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday for a few home truths from Portia and the Girls Around Town

How well organised are you?

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Is your house or office out of control? Do you have drawers or cupboards you dread opening? Or wish your paperwork was neatly filed and easily accessible?

If you’ve been accumulating clutter over the years and don’t know where to start when it comes to getting things organised, help is at hand from next week’s guest…

Gail Scattergood – aka The Space Angel – joins the Girls Around Town on the show to explain how she creates order out of chaos in her clients’ homes and work places.

Find out how employing a professional organiser can help you develop an effective working environment or give you the peace of mind that comes from living in a comfortable home that suits your lifestyle.

As one of her clients, Nadine Cooper will be in the studio too, explaining what prompted her own decision to involve Gail in a garage makeover earlier this year. How did it go? What did she learn from the process? And crucially, it is still spick and span or is the dreaded clutter beginning to creep back in again?

Tune in or listen online between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday for the answers to these questions and more – and there’ll be information from Nadine too about the new Tuneless Choir launching in Newark later this month.