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Jul 31 2015

Packing Tips for College: The Conventional and Unconventional

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We have another great set of packing tips for you dear departing college students. We’re giving you the essential packing tips to surviving your first year on your very own.

Pack only the essentials

As a new college student, it’ll be very tempting to bring your entire bedroom to college, but college is the time for learning who you’re going to be for the rest of your life. So bring what you need and leave some room for a new you!

  • Bring clothing, toiletries, and all the important “necessary to live” items that your parents call practical.  Also think about all the types of weather you may face. Be sure to leave winter clothing at home or bring it if you visit home before winter break.
  • Do not bring a lot of posters, stuffed animals, high school trophies, or anything that turns the room into your old bedroom. Instead, invent and grow over the months at college!

So don’t worry, college will introduce you to new interests that will fill your bare walls and shelves.

Hercampus provides a great long list of both the necessary and the optional to bring.

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Jul 28 2015

Back to School: Dorm Cleaning Tips

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It’s back to school season, and the importance of cleanliness within the dorm room is a matter of life and death – well, socially, that is. The first few weeks of college consist all of the valuable first impressions. And one impression must not be that single label: “slob.”

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Jul 16 2015

How to Clean During the Week to Free Up Your Weekends

Most people fail to realize that your weekends don’t have to consist of an endless cleaning frenzy – especially during the summer. Weekends should be spent enjoying yourself and having fun preferably with a rum infused drink by a pool. Here’s a Mojito recipe – just because.

What it comes down to is being able to balance your work/life schedule throughout the week. By spending a little bit of time everyday cleaning you’ll see a drastic change in the levels of awesomeness in your weekends. You could be doing fun stuff like this.

Here’s a simple schedule to follow to learn how to clean your home during the week to free up your weekends.

Surprisingly not everything has to be done all at once. If you’re able to complete even just one task a day throughout the week you will be able to cut down on your stress level and workload. Continue reading »

Jul 1 2015

10 Firework Safety Tips for the 4th of July

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Did you know on average over 200 people are treated for fireworks-related injuries in the month of July every year? Crucial Vacuum is always about having a good time, but we’re also big advocates of safety.

The 4th of July is right around the corner. Besides celebrating our independence and cooking on the grill we’re all bound to see some fireworks.

So this 4th of July use these safety tips to make sure the good times keep rolling all weekend and no one ends up at the hospital.

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Jun 10 2015

Learn How To Effectively Clean Your Grill with These Simple Steps

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Summer is here and aside from beautiful weather, trips to the beach and a positive outlook its time to turn on the grill and enjoy some great food.

Learn how to effectively clean your grill using these simple steps:

Make sure you have a pair of gloves, foil, dish soap, paper towels, a grill brush, bucket and stainless-steel wipes before starting this process.

Safety First: 

Make sure both your grill and the propane tank are completely off. Once this is done remove the propane tank and put it off to the side. Continue reading »