Life in the most beautiful house can be marred by bad neighbors. Handling difficult neighbors that make excessive noise, leave their pets business in your yard or are just plain rude, can be difficult. Instead of listing your property and setting up a home elsewhere, try our tips below first. You may end up becoming friends and enjoying your neighborhood all the more.Read More
If you ever need to take a home inventory, you’ll need to have a clear record of everything in your house and know exactly how much it’s all worth so that you can be reimbursed in case anything unfortunate happens — because it’s always best to expect the best but be prepared for the worst. That means everything in your drawers, cupboards, and closets. All the tools in your garage and all your electronic gadgets. Your furniture, bedding, and towels. Even family heirlooms, keepsakes, and collectable items. Everything.Read More
Keeping a house clean when you have little kids is no small feat. As soon as you have one area clean another one has probably accumulated a mess of clutter and possibly even spills. It’s a never-ending process of cleaning and then hoping nothing catastrophic has happened anywhere else in the house.Read More
Home improvements can be a big or small affair depending on your budget. It also depends on whether you are doing the work yourself or getting a contractor to cover it. Contractors vary in terms of the quality of their work so it’s very important to always get a recommendation for a good one before they begin work at your home. Check their website for reviews / testimonials and ask around locally if anyone you know has dealt with them. Of course, sometimes some people like to do the work themselves but it’s important to only take on work that you are confident that you can complete. No one wants to end up with a shoddy job so sometimes it’s best to get the services of a professional. Researching the work in advance is fun though and there are lots of places on the Internet that can provide inspiration.
The guys at Senator Windows have put together this useful graphic that outlines all those apps that can make home improvement projects easier. The graphic is split into the various stages of your work including the research phase, the colour selection phase. Check out the full details below and pick and choose the apps that might help the process.
Plastic waste is a massive issue at the moment affecting communities, oceans and the majority of our natural environment. We have a love hate relationship with plastic. It is extremely useful for everyday life but with an estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans today, this is a huge issue which cannot be ignored. Luckily, we can all play a part in helping to solve this plastic crisis. In addition to cutting down on the amount of plastic we purchase, we can make sure that for that plastic we do use, we recycle as much of it as possible! By recycling more at home, this has the benefit of leading to a cleaner home and a cleaner environment!
BetterCleans is a premium house cleaning services company in Milwaukee and as recycling is a hot topic amongst our customers and with plastic waste being such a major issue; we wanted to help make things easier for people to have a cleaner home and a cleaner environment. Our new infographic looks at how you can recycle at home in just 7 steps and do your bit for the environment!
The major takeaway here is that, if you learn more about your local recycling initiatives, and ensure you are recycling more effectively at home, you can have a major impact on the environment. When U.S recycling levels reach 75%, it will have the equivalent impact of removing 55 million cars from the roads each year!
Author bio: David Hardwicke is a Director at BetterCleans, a home cleaning services provider based in Milwaukee, WI.
Buying a new home can be one of life’s most rewarding events. Unfortunately, moving into that home can be one of life’s most stressful (in fact, research shows it may be more stressful than divorce). Add kids to the mix and you’ve got a concoction of chaos just waiting to happen.
Moving with kids is difficult for a number of reasons though, not simply for the fact they’ll be under your feet when you’re trying to pack and clean. For children, especially those under five, moving can be a devastating upheaval that they just cannot handle. Amidst trying to get all of your stuff out of one house and into another, you may also have to contend with consoling your unsettled little one.
But, it doesn’t have to be that way. With a couple of easy steps, you’ll be able to ease the stress caused by moving and you might just have some fun in the process!Read More
If you want to sell your home, summer is the season to do it, with 80 percent of people planning to move in the U.S. between April and September. That’s when buyers have more time to look for the perfect house and are getting ready to have their children start at a new school in a new neighborhood.Read More