Dorm Room Cleaning Tips


Going off to college for the first time can be overwhelming. It will be the first time most of you will be away from home for a long period of time and possibly have to clean up after yourself and you may not know where to start or what to do. Not to worry, your dorm room will be small and easy to maintain if you just follow these few steps I have laid out for you. Make your bed daily. Yes, this may be a hard thing to ask but your bed will be the focal point in your dorm room. Put everything in … Continue reading

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Swimming Safety


Did you know every year hundreds of children drown in a swimming pool? Nearly all drowning can be prevented. By easily following these few safety tips, you can help prevent drowning. 1. Always watch children when they are in or near a pool. 2. Make sure those who cannot swim are wearing the proper floatation device and are accompanied by an adult. 3. Keep children away from pool drains, pipes and other openings. 4. Have a portable telephone close by at all times when a your pool is in use. 5. If a child is missing, look for him or her in the pool first. … Continue reading

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Picnic Safety Tips


May people may not know that the food that you are bringing to a picnic could cause some serious harm to you, your family and your friends. Foodborne illness occurs when you digest food or water that contains bacteria, viruses or toxins. Some of the most common bacteria that can cause foodborne illness are Salmonella and E.coli. Symptoms that may occur are: nausea, stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. It is important to remember the following tips when picnicking to help keep everyone safe. • Remember to always wash your hands before you handle any food • Do not prepare foods more than 1 day before … Continue reading

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4th of July Safety


The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate independence and to have fun with friends and family and no one wants to have to worry about any firework mishaps. Before setting off any fireworks this year, please read my list below of firework safety tips. 1. NEVER allow children to touch fireworks or sparklers after they have been set off. They can be extremely hot and dangerous. 2. Make sure your fireworks were purchased from a reliable seller and that they are stored in a cool, dry place. 3. Only use fireworks outside. 4. Read and follow the directions before setting off. 5. Have … Continue reading

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How to grill the perfect meat this summer


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Steam Cleaning 101


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MultiforcePro takes home Housewares Design Award


On Tuesday, February 4, we added a 2014 Housewares Design Award for the HAAN Multiforce SS-25! The MultiforcePro SS-25 took home the Housewares Design Awards’ coveted “Best in Category” prize in Floor Care and Cleaning Appliances. This is the second award for the MultiforcePro SS-25, which was also recognized by This Old House as one of its Top 100 Best New Home Products in 2012. An independent panel of judges selected the MultiforcePro SS-25 as the winner based on superior design, appearance, function and originality. Referred to as the “Oscars of home design,” the Housewares Design Awards—hosted this year at the New York Marriott Marquis—are … Continue reading

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Daily Cleaning Habits


Some days I really do not feel like cleaning. Scratch that, some weeks! I bet you know what I am talking about, you had a busy week of running the kids from one activity to the next, taking care of a sick dog and lets not forget about your crazy week at work! Well, whatever it is that makes you not feel like cleaning, trust me, you are not alone. I have found that doing little things daily help ease the hassle of one day cleaning. Here is my list that I do daily: 1. Never leave a room empty handed 2. Contain food eating … Continue reading

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Black Friday Shopping Tips


If you are one of the brave souls who is planning on venturing out to the stores this black Friday, you might want to take a look at these tips I have put together to help you get the most out of your day. 1. Make a list and check it twice. If you are buying gifts for people write down their names and the gifts you are looking for. If buying for yourself mak a list of the things you need, this will help stop you from over spending. 2. Map out your day. If heading to the mall make a list of stores … Continue reading

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Fall Leaves

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The changing of the fall leaves can be a beautiful yet  painful thing. Raking requires a number of different movements that utilize several different muscle groups. If done improperly, the use of garden tools can cause potential injury to bones or muscles. Below you will find some tips to else ease the pain of removing leaves.   1. Avoid twisting your body while raking, this can cause  strain the muscles in the back. Try pivoting on one foot instead. 2. Use the right size rake for your height and strength. 3. Wear protective gloves to prevent blisters on your hands. 4. Use the golden rule, … Continue reading

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