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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

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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Feb 7 2012

Crucial Tips For Keeping Our Children’s Rooms Allergen-Free

According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunology (AAAAI), approximately 13 million school days are missed each year due to asthma.

Because my husband and I are both allergy sufferers and I have asthma, I know my son is at a much greater risk of developing both, which is a total bummer. So I am always looking for ways to limit his exposure to dust, allergens, and indoor air pollutants.

But, I have a confession. Being a less than perfect housekeeper, I admit that I sometimes cut corners when it came to cleaning my son’s room. My guests never go in there so I figured my limited time was better spent on the kitchen and living room.

But after doing some research, I realized what a huge risk I was taking. After all, my son spends a third of his life in his bedroom, which means that air should be the cleanest and safest air in the house. When he lays his precious little head down and drifts off to dream he should be safe and secure, not breathing in harmful allergens.

Instead of feeling guilty, I found these tips from the AAAAI for keeping our children’s rooms allergen free. I hope you find them as useful as I have.

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Jan 25 2012

Crucial Reader’s Cleaning Tips

At Crucial Vacuum, we know that a healthy family starts with a clean home. Last week, we shared some expert cleaning tips to help you keep your home clean and safe. And while expert advice is great, sometimes tips from people just like us can be even better.

So we reached out to you, our readers, and asked for some of your favorite cleaning tips and tricks. We must say, you guys didn’t disappoint. Here is what you said:

Get creative with how you use your cleaning supplies.  One of our genius readers has found that a dry mop works wonders for those hard to reach corners and places you can’t reach with a rag. She was amazed by how well dust and cobwebs clung to the mop. Also she says she realized a long time ago that if you just get into the habit of dusting and vacuuming every couple of days it really isn’t so bad and won’t take as long if you don’t let it build up. She likes that vacuuming is even a little bit of a workout!

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Dec 19 2011

Cleaning for Baby: A Job That Never Ends

Here’s the understatement of the year; having a baby changes everything. I knew prior to having my son that my whole world was going to change, and it has. My priorities, my interests, even my career has changed since becoming a mom.

But by far, the biggest difference that being a mom has made in me; I’m a better housekeeper. It’s funny because I have no time for housework with an ornery little baby chasing me around. But it’s because of that sweet little guy that I have become a stickler for keeping my house clean. There are enough bad things that can happen when we are out and about. Our home should be a place where we are comfortable and safe.

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