Monthly Archives: September 2014

  1. Fall Maintenance Checklist

    Fall is here! Get ready for winter's worst and avoid expensive repairs by taking care of your home with this essential fall maintenance checklist:

    • Clean your gutters.
    • Inspect your roof.
    • Seal gaps and cracks around doors and windows.
    • Drain and turn off outdoor water.
    • Store yard equipment and outdoor furniture.
    • Repair damaged sidewalks, driveways, and steps.
    • Get your furnace serviced.
    • Look up chimney for blockages, check damper is working.
    • Clean dehumidifiers.
    • Perform a home safety check.


    Gutters: Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts. It is very important to keep your gutters clean. Your roof's drainage system annually diverts thousands of gallons of water from your house's exterior and foundation walls. Neglected gutters can lead to wood rot problems, water in your basement, pest infestations and are also one of the major causes of ice dams. Also, inspect

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  2. Rest Well With Blackout Shades

    Rest Well With Blackout Shades

    Outside noise, stress from the day, temperature of the room and even what we ate before bed can all play a part in how well we sleep at night. The amount of light that comes in from outside can also stop us from getting the best sleep possible, whether it’s from a streetlight or the sun coming up a little earlier than you need to be awake. Blackout shades are a great way to block out unwanted light and noise, and they’re also a conservative way to reduce energy costs.

    Blackout Ivory Roller Shades 

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  3. How to Best Clean Your Faux Wood Blinds

    How to Best Clean Your Faux Wood Blinds 

    Clean Faux Wood BlindsWe all try to keep our spaces neat and clean, but it’s no secret some areas of our homes are often neglected when we break out the sponges and mops. Baseboards and ceiling fans often fall victim—along with those pesky cobwebs in high ceiling corners—but few of these places are more frustrating and difficult to clean than the blinds.

    They may look great, but trying to really clean those nice faux wood blinds properly can be a big headache. Luckily, with the help of a few products and tips you can be on your way to dust-free shades all year round.

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