WHY Spring Cleaning?

Have you ever wondered why we are annually seized by a sudden urge to air out the house, banish dust, organize closets, clean out cabinets, scrub floors, wash windows and organize our garages, attics and basements? It turns out that there are biological, social and psychological reasons for the spring cleaning ritual… and that’s a [...]

2019-04-12T10:30:02-05:00April 12th, 2019|Carpet, Newsletter Articles, Upholstery|

Easter Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 12 large eggs ¼ cup creamy salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip) Hot sauce to taste ¼ teaspoon dry mustard 4 drops red food coloring 4 drops blue food coloring 4 drops green food coloring 3 cups water, or as desired A special touch for Easter fun on a traditional favorite. Place eggs into [...]

2019-04-12T10:28:03-05:00April 12th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|

BOOST Your Thinking

  Anyone can learn and understand more after just 10 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise. That is the finding of a University of Western Ontario study published in the January 2018 issue of Neuropsychologia. The effects of 10 minutes of exercise appear to be immediate. In the study, a group used an exercise bike [...]

2019-04-12T10:24:05-05:00April 12th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|

SAVE Money with Apps

Save more money by using helpful smartphone apps. Here are a few helpful financial apps to help you save, invest and make financial decisions. The app Acorns rounds up small purchases. If you buy a $2.50 coffee, it rounds up the price to $3 and invests the 50 cents in a portfolio of low-cost exchange-traded [...]

2019-04-12T10:19:27-05:00April 12th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|

Staying ENGAGED at Work

The typical employee feels disengaged or bored with their work for about 10.5 hours per week. However, it is possible to stay sharp and engaged in nearly any job. The first steps happen the night before. They should make sure they get at least seven to nine hours of sleep. Look at the commute as an [...]

2019-04-12T10:17:35-05:00April 12th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|

Protect Your Home From Allergies

Regular vacuuming is the most effective way to prolong the life of your carpets. By removing dry particles, you help prevent premature wear caused by abrasive soils grinding away at carpet fibers. A good quality vacuum cleaner does more than prevent abrasive damage to your carpet. The right vacuum also helps remove pollutants and contaminants [...]

2019-02-06T09:26:27-05:00February 6th, 2019|Carpet, Newsletter Articles|

Chicken “Zoodle” Soup

Enjoy this lighter spin on a comfort food classic. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced onions 1 cup diced celery 1 cup sliced carrots 3/4 pound cooked chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 pinch dried thyme (optional) 3 zucchini squash, cut into ‘noodles’* [...]

2019-02-06T08:57:34-05:00February 6th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|

The Power of a Campfire

For early humans, fire provided warmth, protection and an opportunity to socialize. Campfires brought people together and created opportunities for cultural development. Fast-forward to the present day, and people have lost that sense of community and social behavior. According to Fortune, the amount of people describing themselves as lonely has doubled over the past several decades. [...]

2019-02-06T08:49:20-05:00February 6th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|

Plan for Your Future

It is more important to securely fund retirement accounts than to save heavily for a child’s college education, according to USA Today. Deciding whether to save for retirement versus edu­cation is often filled with complex emotions. But, in fact, it is wise to prioritize retirement first. While children can take out student loans to pay [...]

2019-02-06T08:23:24-05:00February 6th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|

Female Trailblazers

Twin sisters Agnes and Margaret Smith, born in 1843, broke societal barriers and were responsible for one of the most important ancient discoveries. Raised with an unconventional upbring­ing, the sisters mastered several languages, traveled extensively, married late in life, and caused scandal exercising in their yard in their bloomers. But the sisters electrified the world with their [...]

2019-02-06T08:19:32-05:00February 6th, 2019|Newsletter Articles|

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