Archive for Tips for Living

“But Mom, Why Do I Have to Clean My Room Before the Housecleaning People Come?”

// February 7th, 2013 // No Comments » // Activities, Tips for Living

“But Mom, why do I have to clean my room before the housecleaning people come?” Ever had a child or maybe even a spouse wailing something like that? Here are the best reasons for tidying up the house before the cleaner arrives.
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Cleaning and Organizing the Linen Closet

// October 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Cleaning Tips, Household Hints, Tips for Living, Uncategorized

Getting Ready for Winter

As the seasons change so do the needs for bed linens. We start looking for the warm cuddly blankets and throws that feel so comfy and cozy on those cold winter days. Many people change over to heavier blankets and flannel sheets on the beds. Since you will be in the linen closet looking for the warm weather bedding – now is the perfect time to clean and organize the linen closet.

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13 Ways to Redecorate on a Budget!

// October 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Household Hints, Tips for Living, Uncategorized

13 Inexpensive Quick and Easy Ways to Add Pizzazz and Sparkle to a Tired Room.
1. Paint – paint always brightens up and freshens up a room, even if you only paint one accent wall.

2. Pillows and throws – new bright pillows and throws create a new focal point.

3. Lamp shades – New lamp shades are inexpensive and an easy way to inject new life into a room.

4. Colored bulbs – Along with a new shade try one of the lightly colored bulbs to throw a slightly softer or different cast on everything.

5 Reorganize your book cases. Add different knick-knacks or stack books differently

6. Add a small side table from a different room.

7. Set your dining room table with new or new to you seasonal placemats, napkins and napkin rings. Add a new seasonal centerpiece or fruit bowl.

8. Add cheerful seasonal seat cushions to dining/dinette chairs.

9. Control clutter with appropriately sized baskets or decorative bowls.

10. Buy a plant – if you don’t have the green thumb – buy an artificial plant.

11. Frame your favorite poster – or display it unframed. You can even lean it against a wall if you don’t want nail holes.

12. In the bathroom – freshen up the bathroom with a new shower curtain or bath mat. Use the same color scheme so you don’t have to paint or buy new towels.

13. Get a small 3 foot tall book case to put by the most used entry door for everyone to put their shoes on. Saves dragging dirt into the house and looks much better than shoes scattered.

5 Reasons to Rearrange Your Furniture

// October 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Household Hints, Tips for Living, Uncategorized

Tired of the same old – same old living room? Traffic patterns becoming visible in carpeting? Stains showing? Sun damaging some furniture at a faster than normal rate? BUT, you really don’t want to spend the money on new furniture and decoration? Try rearranging your furniture.

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Whew! The Kids Are Back to School and the Carpets Need Cleaned!

// August 18th, 2012 // No Comments » // Clean is Healthy, Cleaning Tips, Household Hints, Tips for Living, Uncategorized

Yes, after a wonderful summer of family picnics, evenings with friends, grilling out, pool parties and kid’s sleepovers the time has come to tidy up and get back to business.
Carpet Cleaning in Indianapolis
Traffic (adults, kids and PETS) in and out of the house drags in not only dirt and sand, but other contaminants such as airborne pollen, bacteria, cigarette smoke, car exhaust and many other outdoor environmental pollutants. They drop off as we walk around the house and eventually end up in the carpeting. These unwelcome visitors can cause health problems such as allergic reactions, asthma or other respiratory diseases. And…that’s not to discount the dust, pop, Cheetos, spilled coffee, wine, mac and cheese and puppy accidents as common sources of carpet contamination!

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Staying Cool in the Dog Days of Summer!

// July 14th, 2012 // No Comments » // Tips for Living

The Dog Days of Summer are the days between July 3 and August 11. They are considered to be the hottest and muggiest days of the entire year in the northern hemisphere. With these days approaching we need to pay special attention to keeping cool and watching ourselves and others for signs of heat illnesses.

Heat related illnesses strike when the body is unable to regulate its temperature and cannot properly cool itself by sweating.

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