How to Care for your Area Rug

How to Care for your Area Rug

I love having an area rug in my home! It seems like I have them everywhere I can! Of course, there are certain spots that are important places to have an area rug, like the entrance of your home to prevent mud from being tracked in or outside the shower so you won’t slip. Now, I might be a little obsessed with area rugs because I add them wherever I can for both beauty and warmth. Knowing how to care for your area rug is very important because they are made with different fibers…

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Clean Windows are a Reflection of Your Home

Clean Windows are a Reflection of Your Home

An often-overlooked part of the home are clear, spotless windows.  They add beauty and a sense of cleanliness to any residence. If windows are not regularly cleaned, they might send a negative message about your home or business. Looking through a dirty window is like trying to see the world with dust in your eyes. This obstruction prevents sunlight from entering, which reduces the amount of natural light and warmth in your place of residence. Window washing is a disliked job because you have to deal with water, dirt, wads of newspaper…

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What Things Are Growing in Your Carpet?

What Things Are Growing in Your Carpet?

Carpet can be a wonderful option for your home, it adds warmth, style, color, and it feels so good on a cold winter morning, but because it is like an air filter it traps all the nasty stuff that falls from our clothes and bodies.   What nasty things are growing in your carpet?  Well, carpet mites or dust mites, animal dander, dirt and even bed bugs. It is good to vacuum on a regular basis, at least 1 time per week, and it is recommended to have your carpets cleaned…

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Carpet Shopping – What to Know Before You Go

Carpet Shopping – What to Know Before You Go

Many factors go into choosing the right carpet when you go carpet shopping. Most of all you need to consider what is right your your home. It is not a decision that should be made on the spot but one that requires research, thought and planning. I hope to shed some light on the factors that you should consider and the beautiful possibilities that are available. Some questions you ought to ask yourself before shopping are: Will the carpet be in a high traffic area? Is there going to be direct…

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Cleaning with Kids – 6 Way to Make Cleaning Fun

Cleaning with Kids – 6 Way to Make Cleaning Fun

Not only do children create the mess, they absolutely hate cleaning it up! Cleaning with kids can be difficult for anyone, but it doesn’t have to be. Turning your children’s chores into something they actually enjoy doing is a great way to get things done, while teaching them valuable life lessons. Here are 10 things you can do to get your kids off the couch, and helping out around the house.   1) Sweep Hockey! Use painters tape to set a “goal” on the floor! Praise is the key here. Once…

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Spring Has Sprung – Getting Started on Spring Cleaning

Spring Has Sprung – Getting Started on Spring Cleaning

Spring is officially upon us! Which means it’s the perfect time to open up and clean out. I don’t know about you, but Spring Cleaning is one of my favorite parts of the season. There’s just something special about a freshly cleaned home that makes you feel like Summer   Clean Out Old Clothes Nothing says spring cleaning like cleaning out your wardrobe. There are so many amazing spring styles, you’ve got to make room. If  you have clothes that you have not worn in a year or more send them to the Good…

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Spruce Up Your Living Room In Minutes

Spruce Up Your Living Room In Minutes

Spring is on it’s way and and you can feel it. For me that always invokes an interior design change in my living room. It can’t be major like new furniture or a new room addition it needs to be cheep, full of color to lift my spirits and fast. Using some ideas from the past and with some searching this is what I came up with. http://guide.alibaba.com/shopping-guides/feel-better-soon-flowers.html Flowers or Plants: They bring life to the room. Every room needs a little greenery to make it feel like home whether it be…

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8 Awesome Ideas For Yard Games

8 Awesome Ideas For Yard Games

Spring is less than 2 weeks away, which means it’s time for yard games. As the weather improves, and the fun moves outside. But… sometimes it can be difficult to get your kids to follow. With TV, video games, and places to charge their cell phones all inside, sometimes our kids need a little motivation to recognize the adventure that awaits outside those doors. We’ve put together our list of fun outdoor activities from DIY to Amazon free shipping. These games and activities are sure to provide hours of entertainment for both…

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6 Amazing Fridge and Freezer Life Hacks

6 Amazing Fridge and Freezer Life Hacks

Professional advice on how to Organize your Fridge We all struggle with fridge organization or freezer organization. How many times have you thrown away something that went bad while sitting in the back for weeks on end? Or had your kid knock something out while reaching for their favorite stack? You’ve been organizing your fridge wrong your entire life. These tips and tricks will have your fridge looking like the catalogs.   Via Clossette 1) No More Spoiled Food A bin, a weekly search, and your one step closer to saving…

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Steam Cleaning vs Dry Carpet Cleaning – Which is better and why?

Steam Cleaning vs Dry Carpet Cleaning – Which is better and why?

Did you know that regular carpet cleaning may be required to maintain your carpet’s warranty? Even if it isn’t, regularly cleaning your carpet can actually have a positive effect on it’s durability and obviously it’s long term beauty. Choosing between Dry Carpet Cleaning and Steam Cleaning is hard enough, but there are hundreds of different businesses claiming to be the best. How can you choose which one is right for you? We’re here to go over the pro’s and con’s of each option. 1) Steam Cleaning (Hot Water Extraction) This…

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