900 Route 168 Suite C4
Feeling plugged up? Here is an Earth-Friendly Solution for Clogged Drains
Baking Soda and Boiling Water (vinegar if needed): Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into the problem drain, follow by 2 cups of boiling water. If that isn't doing it for you, chase the baking soda with a 1/2 cup of vinegar and cover tightly, allowing the vigorous fizzing of the chemical reaction to break up the gunk. Then flush that with one gallon of boiling water.
Tips for Keeping Families Healthy
When the cold and flu season hits, cleanliness is key. Here are a few ideas on how to keep those germs at bay.
- Wash Your Hands the Right Way
Wash your hands every chance you get for as long as it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice. Use soap and make sure to scrub a dub dub those hands.
- Don't Touch Your Nose or Face
Especially after you have been near someone who was sick, it is important to keep your hands away from your mouth, nose, and face.
- Change Toothbrushes
Most people don't know this one, but it is recommend to change your toothbrushes often. After you have been sick or every three month.
- Isolate a Sick Family Member
Try to keep the person in your family from the others. In the very least make sure the ill family member sleeps in a different bedroom and uses a different bathroom if possible.
- Sanitize Common Areas
It is amazing, but some viruses can actually live on an inanimate objects like up to days at a time. Using a disinfectant, cleanser, frequently sanitize common areas in your home, including telephones, remote controls, computer keyboards, door knobs, refrigerator doors, sinks, and kitchen handles.
Smart Ways to Prepare for Out of Town Guests
Guests coming in town this year? Be sure to have your guest room all prepared so that your guests feel welcome and you don't have to worry about fussing over them after they arrive. Here are some things to put on your checklist.
Make guest bed with clean, fresh bed linens. Flannel sheets are especially cozy during winter months.
The carpet or floor should be vacuumed throughly, especially if your house guests suffer from dust allergies.
Dust surfaces such as tables and lampshades.
The guest bath should also be clean and stocked with plenty of folded towels and washcloths.
Leave out a basket of sample sized soaps, bath gels, shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath and toothpaste within easy reach.
A hair dryer, extra tooth brushes, disposable razors and other bathroom staples should also be left out for your house guests' convenience.
Put out a few paperback books and magazines on the bedside table.
Top Ten Tips For Showing Your Home
- Scrub & sanitize bathrooms and kitchen at least once a week.
- Dust each room from top to bottom each week.
- Vacuum rugs and wash floors at least twice a week.
- Freshen up rooms by changing pillows, decor seasonally.
- Be sure to clean behind and under things at least every other week.
- Pull out those appliances and clean vents and air conditioners 2 times a year.
- Go through closets and toy rooms and give away unused items 2 times a year.
- Reorganize the attic, basement, office and cupboards once a year. Consider using a Feng Shui professional to help arrange things proactively.
- Turn off the TV, put on some soothing music, light candles and set a new mood.
- Be sure to get those windows washed inside and out to let the light and love in!