Fall! Now you all may know that I am completely in love with Fall, and one of
the reasons is because I can open my windows and get more done in this time
frame then almost any time of the year. The attic is cool so you can get more
done, the air is crisp so shaking out rugs and steam cleaning carpets is
perfect for this time of the year. So get your list of what you need to get
done and start to check off your list! And remember to call us to get a FREE
estimate on steam cleaning, detail cleaning of wiping walls, waxing floors,
organization of attics or basements!
keep your eyes peeled for our commercials coming out this month! They will be
on all social media, our You Tube Channel, and our website! And share them with
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can be a haven or your weakest link in an organized functioning home. Before it
gets too cold out, let’s get in your garage. I encourage you to print out this
Newsletter and hold it in your “List To Do” pile so that in the next coming
weeks you can go thru your garage and get it prepped for winter. Or you can
call us and schedule an appointment with us to get your garage ready!
by sorting what you have, what categories does it fall into?
Category #1: “This was once valuable to me, maybe it will be again”
Category #2: “One day this is going to used in the project”
Category #3: “All of this stuff has a place to go; I just haven’t taken
Category #4: “I’m saving this for a garage sale”
So what is your pile up at? #1 and #2, how valuable is it? Could it be sold
on Craigslist or Ebay? (You can always contact our Ebay dealer to sell items
with 40% profit taken) If it isn't worth selling on the internet, is it worth
taking up so much room? What about dropping it off at a thrift store or a local
church charity. It’s still a tax write off. But my advice for right now, get
rid of them.
#2, have you had the items for a year or more? 3 years? 5 years? Now be
realistic, if you haven't had time yet, will you have time soon? If you are
trying to justify it, put it on my calendar, even if it’s a month from now. Put
it on your calendar and keep that appointment with your project. If you find
you can’t find time, then you know that it’s time to get rid of it.
#3, lets break this down. Put it into categories:
screws nails, shovels etc.
scooters, balls, coolers etc.
chairs, large serving ware etc.
else you seem to find into your garage, categorize it. Now let’s find homes for
it all. There are some great tips on different ways to organize things; it all
depends on what it is, how much you have and what kind of space and price we
are dealing with. We can always help you, contact us. Or breeze threw a
department store to see shelving units, hanging brackets and tool organizers.
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the windows will close and life will become very condensed in your home. So
lets focus on something that needs to breath before the windows get closed up.
Your mattress! You need to rotate your mattress every 6 months, and a small
piece of paper and 2 pins can help so much with this, by writing the months you
need rotation and pinning it onto the mattress. Also you need to clean your
mattress at least every 6 months. To clean your mattress pour about 1 cup of
baking soda into a Mason jar and drop in 4 drops of lavender essential oil. Put
on lid and shake it. Using a kitchen strainer sprinkle the baking soda mixture
all over the mattress and let it sit for an hour or more. Thoroughly vacuum the
mattress. Bye, bye dust mites and other nasty things. The baking soda helps
draw up any moisture and deep dirtiness. It deodorizes and leaves the mattress
smelling fresh and clean. Enjoy a clean bed!
Craft of the Month
time of the year people tend to start to light candles, and a great fun craft
starts with family time and ends with a scented glow in your home. So go for a
walk with your kids and find some fallen leaves. Let them dry then preserve
them. We like to preserve them in a couple different ways. We waxed some,
pressed some, and coated some leaves in Mod Podge. Find a mason jar
or an old jelly jar to then Mod Podge the leaves onto a clean glass. Let it
dry, and drop in a candle and enjoy your glow!
Healthy Idea of the Month
Everyone needs help and inspiration
when it comes to brown-bagging it. And so many more kids are bringing
lunch from home these days. With so many more dietary needs and
restrictions, it just makes more sense. Here’s some of the basics:
Lunchtime is not usually the best for trying new
foods–they’re hungry, they’re distracted–maybe your kiddo doesn’t want to
discover he likes octopus in front of his friends.
Peanut free! Get used to the “no-nut” filter. You
really want one of your kid’s friends to find out she’s lethally allergic
to peanuts by sharing your kiddo’s lunch?
Make it fun! Presentation is
everything to kids, if it looks fun, it most likely is fun! Try these methods.
1. Roll-ups: Take the meat and/or
cheese, lay it flat. Roll it up like a burrito. Slice it into chunks, hold in
place with toothpicks. You can also add a tortilla with this too!
2. Stackers: I call this the “make
your own lunchables” method. Meat, cheese, crackers, and assorted toppings are
presented for the kids to mix and match their own bites.
3. Nibble Plates: Also known as “What
on earth do I have in the fridge?!” day! Random bits and pieces that have some
seemingly cohesive theme are presented in their own containers to nibble on.
Bits of leftover chicken, fruits, veggies, etc.
4. Cut-outs: There are a precious few
sandwiches my daughter likes, but when she does want one, I use a larger cookie
cutter to remove the crusts. My favorite is a heart shape that uses almost
every ounce of food with little wasted edges.
The end of
summer is here, you can almost smell the crisp air and feel the chill under
your sweater. Fall is on its way. Now many of you know my obsession with Fall. If
you have been following my blogs or on any social media you see every year I am
pouring with Fall excitement! So this month’s newsletter is coming late,
(sorry) however it is coming full blown FULL of GREAT ideas! So save this
email, link my blog and come back to it later if you can’t read it now. It is
well worth it!
month on Saturday August 24th from 9-1 we are sponsored in Easton
Farmers Market! We will have a tent set up around the water fountain, were we
will have FREE Revitalize with Rebekah totes as hand outs, raffling a FREE
house cleaning and having lots of fun and free hand on activities of getting
stuff dirty, so we can show you how to clean it! Come out and enjoy seeing us
exciting news coming is, we are now going to be airing commercials over the
internet, on social feeds, and on online advertising! We also will be offering
free video tutorials of how to clean, organize and help in a easily functioning
lifestyle! You like our Facebook or Twitter page? You will love our videos!
Keep your eyes peeled! Coming out in October!
changes you will also be finding our staff in a new uniform! So keep your eyes
peeled on our bright green appearance!
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ready for a new school year seems easy enough, till the moment when they are at
the wrong bus stop or a week into school your child hands you a letter from the
nurse saying you need a physical form, or that they need gym clothes. These are
the moments when you need to drop all that you are doing to full fill a need;
you know you could have been on top of. So I am going to give you a cheat
sheet. Yes, this newsletter is full of secrets. So please I encourage you to
view or download this Cheat sheet and make sure your child is completely ready
for the new school year!
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few times a year that cleaning junky shoots out of every American. And one of
those times is right now. Getting the new schedule with school, knowing your
windows will soon be shutting up for the winter and feeling refreshed that you
can get a new start.
start with the kids rooms this year. What do they look like? A summer mess,
right? I know the feeling. And my daughter already has a mile high pile of new
school clothes that need to be put away. But over my dead body is she going to
shove the nice new clothes into the dirty drawers full of random make-up and
wet swimsuits. And where will she be able to set her new book report book? Not
on the pile of unpacked sleepover bags. Think again kid. So side by side you
need to go thru the room. Here is the list of things you need to pay attention
1.Old clothes for donation or seasonal
2.Outdated books under their reading
3.Old toys they didn’t play with over
4.Clean out their desk and under their
5.Go thru all CD’s and DVD’s they
stashed in their room on late nights of entertainment
Make sure your child helps you every step of
the way, you’re not a maid, you’re their parent.Being a maid, that is our job. Leave it to
Craft of the Month
one likes a brown nose, right? Wrong! Every teacher LOVES a brown nose! So the
best way to get your child off on the right foot to a new school year is the
universal love language, of gifts. Now yearly my daughter has given the whole
class a gift. It gives the perfect opportunity for her to make new friends by
being forced to say “Hello” to everyone, including people whom she forgot
about. It also makes every child more comfortable on the first day to feel they
are loved by a classmate! These gifts can be small. I spent no more than $5 for
the whole class. By wrapping 2 pencils together with twine, or tape an eraser
onto a note with your child’s name on it.
don’t forget the most important person! Your teacher! Always get off on the
right foot! There are 100’s of great ideas under $10 that will set your child
up for success in the next year.
Healthy Idea of the Month
“Lunches Packed?!” Is the typical
phrase from a mother in the morning before school. It’s a desperate hope that
someone packed it as you are walking out the front door. For those who are
sometimes frantic and can’t seem to get the hang of having them made in the
morning, I’ll show you a cheat sheet. The only one you will ever need.
Here is a fantastic idea I took from a
blogger last year that saved our lives. If your child is like my little angel; then
you understand how they make feeding them the hardest challenge of the day. So
this list is very basic, it keeps you knowing what to buy at the store and
limits your child’s options. You have a basic “5 Step” process. The entire list
however will be made by your sweet child. In the beginning of the year sit them
down and ask them 8 different foods for each step they would like to eat. Then
they will always have something that they have already chosen!
Step 1 is to choose a starch and
protein. Ex: PB and J, Hummus and Crackers etc.
Step 2 is to choose a Fruit. Ex:
Grapes, Apple etc.
Step 3 is to choose a Veggie. Ex: Snap
peas, celery etc.
Step 4 is to choose a Snack. Ex:
String cheese, Yogurt etc.
Step 5 is to choose a Beverage. Ex:
Juice, Milk etc.
Having this list makes packing so much
easier. Don’t let them choose off of the list, because then you are back where
you started. Offer them to write up a whole new list the next day, however, at
that moment they just choose from their current list, and most likely “hate
their life” for a whole 5 minutes. But tomorrow will be easier. Now go enjoy
child I was raised in a Christian home with 2 older brothers, and a younger
sister. At a young age my mother taught me how to cook, clean, do dishes and do
my own laundry. Thinking these tasks would never amount to anything other than
my ruined free time. I was like any other kid with the messy room, denial that
the bathroom needed to be cleaned or was even dirty. Yet anytime when my mother
would help a friend clean their home due to a move or a baby being born, I would
join and I just couldn’t stop! I would whip threw the home and never noticed
the day was gone. I then got a job at age 12 at a local salon, shampooing hair.
I cleaned the salon, washed the towels, answered the phone and within 3 months
I had gotten a raise saying I was the best she had ever had in her 35 years of
business. I patted myself on the back
and didn’t think a thing.
16 I had gotten pregnant and had a little baby girl. In a complete whirl wind
and change of direction in life I decided to get married and drop out of high
school. Knowing all the potential I was capable of, and all the plans that the
Lord had for my life, I never lost hope. Years down the line, after a divorce,
college and working as a waitress on weekends while my daughter was with her
father, I knew I had to get a job that I never had to get a babysitter for. 5 years into waitressing the Lord threw it
onto my lap.
I was dating a man who was from the south and
worked 60+ hours a week. And after sometime of dating him I finally got a tour
of the home. As we went up stairs he side-stepped a closed door then another closed
door and went right for the only bedroom door that was open. A very short tour
I might add. I smiled and turned around to the last door we passed and said to
him “What is in here?” As I opened the first closed door he dove for my hand.
But the moment was too late; I obviously opened the door to his past. Boxes
everywhere. Not just boxes however, opened, ripped, poured out and dumped boxes
from wall to wall. With a shocked face I ran to the next door and threw it
open. I gasped, another room just the same, but bigger! I looked to him as he
just stood there with his hands in his pockets with a face of prideful
embarrassment. I dashed down the hall to the last bedroom which was bigger than
the rest of them and even fuller. I stepped into the room and saw clothes,
decorations, music, broken down furniture and household needs. I thought the
items threw for a few moments and walked out of the room and said, “When did
you move here?” He replied “8 years ago.” I thought a moment and said, well how
much would you pay me to organize this mess? He smiled and said “I don’t even
know what you would do with it.” I replied, “Everything has a place here, we
just need to find its place.”
At this time my daughter had just
started first grade and I was free during the day. A full week went by and his
home was complete. Decorated, clothing systems hung and filled, rooms with
furniture and rugs in them. Every inch of that home was complete. Shortly after,
he had a few business friends over, he raved of my work to them. Those men went
home and told their wives of the transformation within his home. Then their
wives called me. Then the wives neighbors and family members called me. Then
the wives’ neighbor’s co-workers called me. Within 6 months of that business
meeting. I had to hire my first employee and make it a LLC. There was so much
work so quickly that it was truly a move from the Lord. 3 years down the line
we have touched 100’s of families’ homes, donated thousands of dollars to
non-profits, and have employed 17 people over the last 3 years. I would call
that a miracle. Now wouldn’t you?
What a great Spring so far! We all know it started late, however it makes you
appreciate it so much more! Enjoy this beautiful weather!
Fever discount is still going on till April 19th. Our hourly rates
are discounted from $30 to $25, that rate is for organization, maid services
and housekeeping. Our steam cleaning is 30% discounted and our windows are at
$11 per a window* (*some exceptions apply). Jump on this offer quickly! We are
booked to the max at the moment, hiring and training even more this month!
of you have gotten an email last week about testimonials. If anyone was missed,
we are sorry! Personally trying to reach out to everyone can be a problem. But
we are looking for an update on our page and an update on our internet presence
with video testimonials and written testimonials! So keep your eyes peeled for
more changes with us! We are growing at a rapid rate!
we are donating our 5% of sales to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. One of
our employees, Laura, is running a marathon for the society. She has an
inspirational story of her brother being diagnosed with a rare cancer at age 5,
and then diagnosed with lymphoma over a year ago. Given a slim chance of
survival, he is now over a year later cancer free! Due to all the testing and
advancement in treatment the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society had offered, her
brother will live a long and happy life! So she is attempting to raise $1,600
for this race. Hopefully our 5% will help save some more lives in the battle of
cancer. To know more or donate on your own this is her fundraising page http://pages.teamintraining.org/epa/nj13/lfischl
Idea of the Month
Fever! I know within the next few weeks everyone will be opening their windows
feeling the need to get elbow deep into their messes that have been built up
over the last year. So how do you choose which is most important? Clutter? Yes.
Kitchen cabinets? Yes. Kids toys? Yes. However when we boil everything down it
all funnels into, storage.
Go thru your
home with a box and take out everything that you don’t use but 1 or 2 times a
year. Did this lighten the clutter? Lighten the kitchen cabinets? The toys? The
games? The towels? The closets? Oh, so now you see the importance of storage?
Make 3 lists
of all the items in your home: One, all the items you need at hand that you use
3x or more a year, this is called in home storage. Two, all the items you use
but once or twice a year, this is permanent storage. Three, all the items you
would like to have a yard sale or donate. This pile needs to be made all year
round. I gave up on yard sales. So I personally always have a huge box in my
basement of all the clothes, shoes, toys, pots, pans, décor I end up not
wanting. I typically donate a very large box every 2 months.
Storage: You can always give us a call because each storage situation is different.
When you think of in home storage solutions think décor in each room, keeping
it out of sight, accessibility, and actual usefulness. Fill up your home
storage solutions and enjoy!
storage: Typically you call us, but if you want to get deep go grab totes and
large bags for your larger items (ex: wreaths, large décor, comforter etc.) Try
to get totes for color coordination, NO huge totes. Stack on shelving units or
heaviest totes on the bottom then lighter on top.
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Since now is the time when your windows open
and the world is making itself new again, this is the time you notice most how
dirty your windows get. First, hire us to clean your windows. Second, check out
your blinds. Sometimes it’s near impossible for us to get some blinds clean.
Whether it’s years of not being dusted regularly or they are just old and the
strings attracted so much dirt and dust do this. Although you can wash them in
place (with a drop cloth over the floor and furniture and a sponge), it’s best
to remove the blinds. Place one blind at a time across a worktable covered with
a plastic sheet or shower curtain. Wash vinyl shades using a sponge and a
solution of 1⁄4 cup white vinegar in 1 quart (1 liter) of warm water. Washing
The blinds in the bathtub is even easier. Run some warm water in the tub, add a
squirt of dishwashing liquid, and wipe each side with a large sponge. To rinse,
dunk them in clean water or hold them under the shower. Wipe with a clean, soft
cloth. Many fabric shades can be washed. But take a close look at the care
Craft of the Month
spring everyone thinks of flowers. And children love to see their art work hang
for all to see! A great craft is to grab coffee filters and let your children
color making flowers with washable markers on it and cut out the flowers. Spray
them with water. While they are wet stick them to the window to dry! The
flowers will stay and the light will shine right thru!
Healthy Idea of the Month
This time of year I find my peace. You
may see my crazy schedule and my extremely active lifestyle. However when it
comes to spring I am over joyed with a garden. I lose hours of my day being
covered in dirt. Having this garden is my serenity. It keeps me mentally
healthy, and physically healthy. Learning how to garden or even keeping a few
potted plants can change a family. I very much encourage each of you to do some
seeding and grow a few plants. It may just change your life.