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Jul 1 2014

Clean Your Barbecue Grill Naturally

Clean Your Grill Naturally

The Fourth of July is almost near and that means most people are getting their charcoal and burgers ready for their barbecue.

July 4th always brings back the memory of savory burgers and perfectly charred corn-on-the-cobs that only a grill can achieve. However with all the food prep, we tend to forget the most important part of grilling, cleaning and maintenance. Food tastes better when you’re not grilling on top of old grease and burnt food bits.

You could opt to use traditional cleaning chemicals but trade off with potentially harmful residue left behind that could make you sick. Or by using basic ingredients found in your kitchen, you can easily clean your grill for a natural clean.

For a basic degreaser:

Dampen your grill brush and dip it in baking soda. Then scrub your grill until it’s clean. Then simply rinse it off and your ready for your next grill.

For a deep clean:

Place the grates into a large garbage bag. Add a solution of one cup vinegar and half a cup of basking soda into the bag and soak it overnight. The burnt residue should easily loosen for a quick and easy clean.

Jun 17 2014

Eat Your Way to an Allergy Free Season!

As the spring season brings warm weather, it also brings with it sniffling, sneezing, and other annoying seasonal allergy symptoms.

Allergies are caused when histamines bind to receptors causing inflammation of the nasal passages, throat, and eyes. Allergy medicines treat and prevent symptoms using chemicals with anti-histamines and anti-inflammation properties. Anti-inflammatory properties inhibits different enzymes and prevent oxidants from further damaging and destroying tissue. Anti-histamines prevent allergies by blocking histamines from binding to receptors. You could have your doctor inject chemicals with the possibility of adverse effects and around this time, allergy medicines have disappeared from shelves.

What if you could diminish or even prevent your allergies by just eating natural foods?

If you are one of the 40 million people in the United States suffer from seasonal allergies, consider adding certain foods to your diet.

ANTHOCYANINS

Anthocyanins are flavonoids with several health benefits including but not limited to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties especially in sinuses and nasal passages.
Foods include: acai, beet, bilberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, blueberry, blood orange, cherry, chokeberry, cranberry, eggplant, purple corn, purple grape, raspberry, redcurrant.

CARATENOIDS

Carotenoids are a soluble nutrient mainly known for converting to Vitamin A for the body. However they are a hydrocarbon with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune system boosting properties to better fight off allergies.
Foods include: carrot, apricot, sweet potato, pumpkin, cantaloupe, spinach, broccoli, kale, turnip, tomato.

QUERCETINS

Quercetin is a phytonutrient known for several health benefits with anti-inflammatory, antioxidants, and anti-histamine properties.  Studies show it’s expansive magnitude in health benefits.
Foods include: caper, chamomile tea, red apple, red grape, blueberry, red cherry, blackberry, onion, broccoli, elderberry, and licorice.

 

Eat your way to an allergy-free spring season while enjoying natural and delicious food! Remember to always consult with a physician before starting any health regime.

Mar 11 2014

Behind the Scenes: Our Brand New Office

Crucial Vacuum Brand New Office

After almost 6 years of consistently growing out of our office locations, we can finally say we made it to our brand new office space – and it feels awesome!

Collectively with our Crucial Vacuum family, we struggled to find the perfect location to root down and grow into. After searching near and far, we found an instant connection to an office space in Cresskill, NJ. It was an extensive project, one where we really had to use our imagination to envision our perfect space, but it was definitely worth it. Not only do we love the new vibes from our office but our performance levels have also gone through the roof.

Crucial Vacuum Brand New Office 2

Instead of a hard-pressed office with cubicles, we wanted to create an open environment to welcome Crucial Vacuum, our family of other Crucial Brands, along with any visitors that decide to stop by. We even removed the idea of a conference room by adding a lounge with a hanging chair and a ridiculously comfy couch. Now all of our meetings are like family gatherings. This amazing new location has created a type of motivation that reflects on us throughout our day. The pop of orange seen throughout our office would make anyone smile, especially our Crucial Vacuum customer care team. We want to make sure our office reflects the positive energy that we want to reverberate back to our customers. With our new office space, you’ll know the Crucial Vacuum Care team is happy and willing to help all of our customers with their questions and inquiries. 

Do you have any questions for our Crucial Vacuum team? Give us a call, shoot us an email or leave a comment below and feel free to ask us about our office space as well, as long as you don’t mind us chatting with you a bit.

Aug 20 2013

Crucial Vacuum Named Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America by Inc. Magazine

Today, Inc. Magazine has announced its annual list of America’s fastest growing private companies – and Crucial Vacuum is #1,301 on the Inc. 5000.

Ranking Inc 5000 Crucial Vacuum

Additionally, Crucial Vacuum ranked #40 on Inc.’s Top 100 New Jersey Businesses, as well as #72 on Inc.’s Top 100 Retail Companies. Joining a prestigious list of  brands like Pandora, Zappos, Microsoft, Facebook, Living Social, Clif Bar, OtterBox, and Patagonia., Crucial Vacuum is honored to be placed in such high regard from the business journal.

2013 Honors

Here at Crucial, we see this as a great achievement and a benchmark for our continued success in selling great vacuum filters, vacuum bags, and vacuum parts direct to the consumer for a fantastic price point! Additionally, we feel humbled by our great customers that have helped our brand reach this milestone and we assure you that we will continue to bring the same great level of customer service for years to come.

The 32nd Annual Inc. 5000 Conference will take place at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC the weekend of October 10th. Crucial Vacuum looks forward to the future while celebrating our great achievements of the past!

Aug 15 2013

Back to School: Tips To Keep Your Dorm Room Clean

As the calendar has turned to the month of August, we already see signs of the fall season fast approaching. With this change of season, one of many things to come to mind here at Crucial Vacuum is Back To School – And Crucial Vacuum prides itself on helping families across the United States keep their living space clean and their air fresh.

Crucial Vacuum knows that most college students have greater things on their mind than clean floors, but we are going to drop some knowledge with five tips to current and incoming college students so they can feel clean and healthy throughout their college career.

Tip #1: Make Your Bed

Making your bed daily not only makes you feel cleaner, but it also is aesthetically pleasing and can make a big impact on how big your cramped dorm room looks and how big it feels.

Tip #2: Clean Your Sheets

Properly washing and drying your sheets keeps you healthy and leaves your bed fresh and allergy free.

Tip #3: Keep Your Closets in Order

Fold your laundry, hang up your clothes, and keep your shoes neatly in various assortments of organizers. This will prevent you from losing articles of clothing and doing excessive washes, wasting water, and using harmful chemicals for the environment more than you should! Be Green in College!

Tip #4: Clean Your Microwaves & Coffee Filters

We get it! You are in college dorm room and will probably eat a lot of ramen noodles and drink excessive amounts of coffee. But with that, you need to keep those appliances clean. A great way to do this is by using vinegar to clean out those dirty pieces of equipment.

Additionally, if you need any new coffee filters, we offer a great selection of reusable coffee filters available at great low prices that are environmentally friendly.

Tip #5: Clean Your Floors

Chances are your college dorm room floors are going to be covered in all sorts of unmentionables. Furthermore, we know that you are looking for a cheap vacuum that can just get the job done. Have hardwood floors in your dorm room? I doubt it…But if you do have wood floors, tiled floors, or laminate floors, we suggest the Sanitaire by Electrolux. Luckily we sell these filters, bags, and hoses (Alternative Beer Funnels) at great discount prices.

If you have carpet, Crucial Vacuum would suggest a Vacuum Cleaner! We suggest a lightweight, cheap vacuum such as the Eureka Optima or Crucial Vacuum’s own Crucial Swirl! Parts for the Eureka Optima are relatively inexpensive and the vacuum is small and light enough to be stored easily. Additionally, inexpensive vacuums such as the Crucial Swirl or the Bissell CleanView are a great choice and allow you to pocket that extra book money where it belongs, Beer Money!

Vacuums Suck! But cleaning doesn’t have to! It might not be the most exciting task, but have fun with it!

Having trouble with your current vacuum? You may need to replace your filters, belts, or a variety of other vacuum parts.

Extra Tip: Clean Your Bathroom

This one is especially for upperclassmen because they usually have private bathrooms! Routinely clean your restroom floors, sinks, shower heads, and tubs to ensure that you stay clean throughout your time at school.

So, College Students: There you go! Crucial Vacuums Dorm Room Cleaning Tips will keep you healthy and happy while you pursue your future goals! Happy Learning!