Cleaning the house is worse than a tedious chore; it’s a LARGE NUMBER of tedious chores — vacuuming, dusting, mopping, scrubbing, and everything else that needs to be done to keep your home clean. However, even though it’s tedious, someone has to do it. Where it gets difficult is when you’re too busy at work or with your family, and by the time you can get around to cleaning your home it’s a complete mess. If you find yourself in this kind of situation more often than not, you might be thinking of hiring a cleaning service sometimes to do it for you when you can’t.
From a homeowner’s perspective, hiring one person to do the job is cheaper. However, there’s only so much an independent cleaner could do. Especially if you want things to settle quickly, you will need the help of a cleaning service that gives you all the benefits you are looking for.
Sure enough, homeowners are putting their trust in professional home cleaning companies. The reasons are obvious, but let’s take a gander at why these businesses have become so sought-after.
There are two types of people in this world: those who jump for joy when they hear their parents are coming for a visit and those who jump over to the liquor cabinet for a stiff drink when they hear this news. (You don’t have to tell me which one you are…but just so you know, there’s no liquor cabinet at my house! HA!)
All kidding aside, when mom and dad are coming for a visit, you need to get your home ready for them. Here’s how to prepare your abode for a smooth and stress-free visit.
Get Ready to Clean
If your home is typically always company-ready in terms of its cleanliness, you can definitely skip this step. But for the 99 percent of you who need a little assistance in this department, take heed: while you’ll have to spend some time tidying up your house for your parents’ visit, you don’t have to lose your mind in the process.
Anyone who’s blitzed through this blog at all knows that I HATE clutter. So much so, in fact, that I actually officially registered the hashtag #ihateclutter. I mean, that’s a pretty strong hatred, folks! Time was invested into that one! But I’ll admit – most of the time my detest of clutter is focused INSIDE our home.
According to my research, spending time outdoors is good for our physical and mental health. One of the easiest ways to get in touch with your inner self is by stepping out into your garden, but a cluttered backyard isn’t always the best spot for relaxing. Let’s go over some of the ways that you can keep your yard clean, organized, and free of clutter so that you and your family can make the most of your outdoor space.
Keep the Lawn Trimmed
It’s no secret that lawn maintenance is one of the main keys to keeping a tidy home and yard. If you mow at least once every one to two weeks, you can keep your lawn looking its best. (And if you’re in Florida like we are and the rainy season is upon us, you’ll soon be needing to mow every few days!) Mowing and trimming regularly ensures that you get rid of unhealthy growth, encouraging fresh, green growth throughout your grass. As an added bonus, old trimmings can make a great fertilizer for future shoots in the garden!
Every once in a while, I deviate from the normal “domestic” agenda here on the blog. Today is one of those days. Let’s talk about beauty products! And you know what, maybe it’s not that much of a deviation at all, right? What domestic superhero doesn’t deserve to be pampered now and again, right?!
Did you know that typical beauty, skincare, and makeup products expose you to hundreds of chemicals on a daily basis? It may come as a shocker to find out that the products we rely on every day can cause serious health hazards due to these chemicals. Many research studies suggest that chemicals in beauty products can cause neurological damage as well as cancer.
Since the skin is the largest organ of the human body, just imagine how many chemicals it can absorb on a day to day basis. If that sounds terrifying, it’s time to make a change.
Life has a way of surprising the heck out of you, doesn’t it? I mean, I guess there MAY be those people out there who always have everything buttoned up perfectly, but I don’t know any of them! Do you?!
Two of our very dear friends are godparents to our two-and-a-half-year-old twins. And they got the surprise of their lives not long after the girls were born when they discovered…THEY were pregnant! That little surprise just turned a year old a couple months ago – isn’t he the cutest?!
We all absolutely adore him!
Yes, life can be very surprising, but, along those lines, one thing I love to do is surprise people who mean the world to us with thoughtful gifts. And for me, if I can get a personalized gift? Even better! And it really is the icing on the cake if I can find that gift online, because I just don’t have a lot of time to go store to store looking for the perfect item these days.
So when Kate from Gifts for You Now asked if I’d like to review one of their Easter products, there was one item that jumped off the screen at me: this Embroidered Personalized Easter Basket! I KNEW our favorite baby boy would LOVE it!
Is that not the cutest?! I fell in love it with as soon as I saw it!