The Benefits of a Clean Home

We all know that a neat and clean environment is more likely to make us feel happy about ourselves and our lot in life. A mess at home indicates to others that we are not keeping on top of our responsibilities. That can be rather embarrassing, but there are other reasons you should set aside time to do that spring/summer/fall/winter cleaning.

First off, you will actually feel better. Not just because everything is where it’s supposed to be, but you will be less likely to become sick. Bacteria, dust, pet dander, and mold are just plain bad for your health and can actually lead to issues like allergies and asthma.

If you like to entertain and spend time with friends and loved ones, you will be more likely to have them over if your home is clean. Likewise, they will be more likely to accept if they can sit down and not stick to something.

Cleaning makes you more aware of your environment. As a result, you are more likely to realize that something needs to be repaired or replaced before a major problem breaks out that could cost you a lot of money.

There is physical activity involved in cleaning (a lot of physical activity, if you have tried to clean my home!), so it is actually quite good for you! Maybe not something you would like to do everyday, but once a week is not too much to ask.

A clean home will make you feel more useful and effective as a person. Also, you are less likely to feel guilty about those days and nights where all you really want to do is watch TV. If the house is clean, go ahead, you’ve earned it! Enjoy that sense of accomplishment because it will also make other aspects of your life seem more do-able.

Living in the North: Why It’s a Good Idea to Have Heat

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Approximately 33% of the year in Canada the weather is extremely cold. This is also true for parts of the United States such as Michigan and Wisconsin. The number of states that have cold weather ranges from 10-12. Some years it even snows as far south as Jacksonville Florida! Can you imagine! It’s amazing! There are a number of factors which come together to produce such a dramatic shift in climate. For one thing, theres the fact that the sun is further from the earth, as well the earth tilts on its axis and aims us away from the sun. This seasonal shift does not occur in more central parts of the region such as the equator. The equator is basically the region of the earth that is in the exact middle of the latitude. Most tropical regions are between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of Capricorn. Every winter its important to make sure we get the proper weather treatment ready for our houses.

There are a number of steps to be taken in order to get a house ready for the winter. Things like windows, doors, flooring, water treatment, roofing, etc. There are just a tonne of preparation steps that need to be taken to have a house ready for winter. A few years ago my furnace broke and then then I had to call for a broken furnace emergency repair service. Not only is it important for warmth but it will help you save money as well. We often see that people spend a lot on heat during the winter- by improving your insulation and windows you will keep that heat inside and as a result save more money. NOW THATS WHAT I CALL AWESOME!

I know for a fact that one of the best ways to improve on heating efficiency is to look to your furnace. Basically, you need to make sure that your furnace is up to date, you can learn more about that in the following link – www.HoggMechanical.com

Home Remedies And DIY Projects

Being a stay-at-home mom, you sometimes like to plan out some DIY projects to make your home more comfortable and decorative for your family. Here are a few home remedies and DIY projects I would like to try.

masonPlants – I have really been getting into plants and flowers lately. Those mason jars are a perfect vase for a nice flower setting. I might also try to make cactus plants using little plant pots you can get at the local grocery store.

Light switches – What would make a home more bright and cheerful? Colourful light switches! I want to try to change all the switches in my house to different cute ones with Disney characters on them or just some bright colours.

Drawer handles – I love it when a dresser has crystal handles or ones where it is different from the rest of the dresser. You can basically buy them one  at a time and then dress up a  drawer or dress down depending on the type of handle you choose.

That’s it for now but don’t forget to come back and check for more tips!