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Nov 10 2014

10 Easy Ways to Get Rid of a Sticky Mess!

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Looking back at my mom’s funniest reactions, I would have to say that most of them included some sort of candy, food, gum or weird substance stuck to my clothes, her car interiors, school back packs or being all over the house.

Now as a mom, gum and candy are all forbidden from my household! Mostly because I’m afraid of two things, accustoming my daughter to eat candy and having to deal with the aftermath. But, how can I explain to my daughter the concept of Halloween and Trick-or-Treating without candy being involved? Exactly! Impossible!

Therefore, I have assigned myself to look for 10 easy ways to remove gum from all sorts of garments, fabrics and surfaces.

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Oct 14 2014

5 Easy Steps to Prevent House Fires

House Fires

Will you and your loved ones be able to safely exit your home in just 2 minutes?

This is the amount of time you may have to exit your home after a fire starts. Will you know what to do? Do you exit your home running or crawling? Will your first reaction be to throw some water at the fire? Do you even have a fire extinguisher on hand?

Few of us worry about these questions, and barely remember what we were taught on elementary school about stop, drop and roll. With the winter months knocking on our doors, and most household fires happening during these winter months, we have grouped a simple guideline to follow and easily prevent house fires.

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Sep 30 2014

Easy DIY Baby Proofing on a Budget

Baby Proofing on a Budget

Whether you just had your first baby or just welcomed a new addition to your family, baby proofing your house is a crucial step in ensuring your baby’s safety.

Looking around at your home, it may seem like there are so many areas to cover however it may be easier and more affordable than you think! When my daughter started crawling, I saw all kind of dangers and hazardous places, that I was one step away from wrapping her in bubble wrap! I pride myself of being a very creative and shopping savvy mom so I researched ways I could use things from around the house to baby proof my home.

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Sep 19 2014

Simple Checklist for a Fall Ready Home

Fall Cleaning Checklist

Click here for a free Fall Cleaning Checklist!

Pumpkin flavored everything, nice cool days, leaves changing colors, delicious stews and soups, and Halloween! How can you not get excited for fall? But before you bring out your sweaters and start ordering that delicious pumpkin spiced latte, you need to get your house fall-ready and here is how.

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Aug 11 2014

Meet Our Team Monday: Cindy, Marketing & Business Development Undertaker

cindy1Meet Cindy:

Our team is known to wear a lot of hats. After being promoted to the marketing and business development position, Cindy has taken on the challenge of restructuring and further developing the marketing aspect for Crucial Vacuum.

What song are you currently listening to?

I’m currently listening to Sam Smith’s entire album on loop.

If you could have any type of superpower, what would it be?

I used to want the power of telepathy but after watching True Blood, I could see how that would get annoying so I would want the power of telekinesis!

What is one item that you could not live without?

Coffee! I drink several cups every day. It’s both tasty and helps me power through the day.

What is your favorite day to clean?

I always clean on Sundays. It’s a pattern that I was brought up on as a family chore day.

What is your favorite clean hack?

I have a dog at home and so to get rid of any smells, I sprinkle baking soda on my carpet before vacuuming.

What is one thing that you did not know before working at Crucial Vacuum?

I honestly didn’t know I had to change my roller or filters. The photos used for dirty filter are sadly of my dirty replaced parts.