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HARD WATER STAINS IN TOILET BOWL

HARD WATER STAINS

During home watch visits a house can sit for two weeks to a month without any movement. Between the higher temperature of the interior home and the evaporation of water in the toilets sometimes a hard water ring forms in the toilet. This can happen even if water is sitting to the proper water level.
An etching affect happens and even if you scratch the etch line you cannot remove the ring around the toilet bowl.
This procedure might help. Turn the water valve OFF. Flush the toilets so very little water enters the bowl.

OUTDOOR FAUCET LOCKS


OUTDOOR FAUCET LOCKS

Stop the unauthorized use of water at your business, home, or apartment building.

As a home watch professional I see this on many occasions.
New construction up and running next to your home or on your street, the lawn maintenance worker needs water to wash their hands or fill their weed sprayers, or the neighbor decides to use your spigot to fill his pool or wash his patio. This outdoor hose bib faucet lock prevents unwanted use or tampering, reduces water waste and leakage and provides piece of mind especially to a home owner who is away on vacation.

RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL HOUSEKEEPING BUSINESS


DON’T LEAVE ME ON THE HANGER HERE!
RUNNING A SUCCESSFUL HOUSEKEEPING BUSINESS

Being an owner of any business is rewarding, challenging, difficult and exciting. You hope to be successful, you pray for your business to be profitable and you wake up each day with the attitude of winning the trust and relationship of your customers and learn the value of your employees. Of course there is way more to it than that. Don’t leave me on the “hanger” here!

Hiring the right employee is a very important factor and a challenging process when running your business.

STAGED HOMES FOR SALE OR SHOW

STAGED HOMES FOR SALE OR SHOW

I love fake or artificial foods such as grapes, breads, and pastries. Even as a young girl I had a plastic container full that I now share with my grand children. Good quality artificial foods are fun to stage... around the house. Maybe inside an antique country cabinet or above a wine shelf.
I even have a basket hanging above the sink with carrots, celery, onions and mushrooms. Just can't get enough. Designer homes and homes for sale sometimes stage rooms to make them appear more welcoming.

CLEAR AMMONIA

CLEAR AMMONIA

Not to many people are thrilled about cleaning with ammonia. They just can't tolerate the harsh smell. I have to say I always keep a bottle in my cleaning bucket and here are some of the tasks ammonia can contribute to a real good clean and shine.

1. Garbage cans
2. Faces of white cabinets, doors, baseboards, woodwork
3. Crystal and add a dash of soap
4. Bathtubs
5. Ceiling fans

Ammonia can be a good all purpose when diluted safely.
Experiment on other areas using caution.

CARPET TAGS

CARPET TAGS

I'm such a picky and meticulous housekeeper that I alway make sure the carpet tags are tucked under when I put the carpets back, but some days I get so frustrated with such a petty task. I ask myself why my customers just don't cut them off!! Give me the scissors already!!!!

CARING FOR ORIENTAL RUGS

CARING FOR ORIENTAL RUGS

Oriental rugs are commonly made from cotton and wool and are showcased in many colors and designs.

As a housekeeper and home manager it is important for all of us to remember how to care for such a beautiful hand-made item. Some carpets are actually handed down from generation to generation as they could be very costly, valuable and have a long history in the making. Caring for the carpet fringe is something not only the housekeepers, but the home owners should take into careful consideration.

HELPFUL TIPS WHEN HIRING A CONTRACTOR FOR RENOVATIONS

HELPFUL TIPS WHEN HIRING A CONTRACTOR FOR RENOVATIONS

Since there will be a significant amount of cleanup after your renovations are complete, take care when inquiring on estimates to include cleanup fees in your renovation budget. Wait until the bid is final, then ask if the total number includes contractor cleanup. DO NOT ask this question before or the contractor may raise the price. Some contractors will NOT cleanup after their project which leaves YOU to the surprise of that awful mess!
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Nespresso Machines Pros and Cons

Nespresso Machines
Pros and Cons
 
While looking for that perfect gift for my daughter for her birthday or simply a coffee lover at heart, the Nespresso coffee machine may be the ideal solution.
From Expresso to cappuccino, Nespresso coffee makers “stir” controversy and calculated opinions both with competitive, scale tipping pros and cons.
While investigating the purchase of the capsules I discovered without warning from the salesman that the Nespresso coffee capsules can only be purchased from Nespresso company which can sometimes put you in a bind if you are having a dinner party and the coffee refills were accidently not on the grocery list.

Shining a Fiberglass Playground Slide

 
Shining a Fiberglass Playground Slide
While setting up a playground with slide for my own grandchildren we noticed the slide was a bit rough and not enough “slide power” for the toddlers. Recommendations will advise to maintain a dull and faded slide wash with soap and water to remove dirt and grime, rinse with clean water. Polish with compound and buff out to improve appearance, repel dirt and slow fading. Since our slide was new and right out of the box we just needed a little “push”.
It was as easy as 1, 2, and 3 by using a little Swiffer Dust & Shine and a soft cloth.