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Oct 28 2014

Cleaning Up the Mischief Before Halloween

Halloween

Halloween is nearly upon us and unfortunately ghosts and ghouls aren’t the only things to look out for as this fun filled holiday of sweets and scares quickly approaches.

The infamous Mischief Night, where teens let out their angst in the form of hurled toilet paper, empty shaving cream canisters and splattered eggs. It’s the night where pranksters aim to tempt fate with their roguish deeds by vandalizing your property and home leaving you to clean up the mess. And all this the morning of Halloween.

Here are some cleaning tips to ensure there are no lasting effects from the damage and to give you some piece of mind regardless of what the neighborhood kids throw at you, literally.

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Oct 17 2014

Animal & Baby Safe Homemade Cleaning Products

Natural Cleaning for Your Baby and Dog

I treat my dog like a newborn baby, so I am always conscious about the cleaning products I use around the house.

Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose Cleaner was one that I love because it is all natural, and baby and animal safe. However consistently purchasing specialty products, although worth it to keep my loved one safe, was like an itch that kept coming back. I could deal with it but after reading the label on the cleaning products, it seemed like products I could find at my local grocery store. After testing and mixing different solutions, I found mixtures to clean almost every surface of my house and keep it safe for my dog to roam everywhere she wants.

Most of the ingredients include baking soda, and vinegar. I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve heard about these two ingredient, but I honestly can’t begin to rave about how safe and effective they are. Both ingredients have antibacterials  properties that allow them to clean many areas.

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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 26 2014

What Are Your Dust Bunnies Doing in Your Vacuum Bag?

Dustbunnies in Your Vacuum Bag

Talking about dust bunnies is like a taboo.

You don’t want to think about them, speak about them or acknowledge their presence. However if you haven’t change your vacuum bag in a while, the dust bunnies you’ve collected have been multiplying and growing. Although they may look like harmless hair and dust, studies show that bacteria, mold, and other organism are lurking.

Hair and dust are great sources for bacteria and other organism to leach onto. Remember in 8th grade science class when you collected samples from everywhere and swabbed it on a petri dish and the next day, it was infected with bacteria growth? The dark environment within your vacuum bag is also the perfect home for organism to multiply. On top of that especially with older vacuum cleaners, the suction from the vacuum could potentially return all the bacteria back into the air you breathe.

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