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Spring Forward

Well, the darkness is starting to recede  from our days here in Michigan. The sun is slowly making appearances a little more every day. And as we look forward to Spring and losing an hour with Daylight Savings Time, we start looking forward to cleaning the house top to bottom. I always feel that I neglect my windows when I do Spring cleaning. I forget to dust the blinds, take down the curtains and wash them, and scrub the windows inside and out. It’s not that I don’t want them clean, I just have a time issue. I am a busy Mom of two and there always seems to be something else that needs to be done before windows. Plus I have the added frustration that they take so long to clean and get dirty again almost right away. I need to find a house cleaner near me, a professional…

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Bamboo-a Great Choice for Blinds!

As we know, blinds come in many different materials: vinyl, wood and aluminum just to name a few. But there is one that is great for the environment, durable and long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing in any room, and affordable too! Bamboo is a great option when you are looking to purchase blinds for your home and more and more contractors, real estate agents and designers are using them in homes and businesses.

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Spring cleaning

While it may be January in Michigan and cold outside, I am already looking ahead to Spring when I can throw open the windows and let in some fresh, warm air. Spring is also a time for cleaning, removing the dust that accumulated all winter, cleaning windows inside and out, vacuuming and cleaning off baseboards. While house cleaning is not my favorite thing to do, I find that the warm air swirling through my house is a great motivator and helps keep me rejuvenated to get the job done. Spring cleaning is also a great opportunity for kid’s to air out their rooms and get chores done so that they can get outside and play!

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Comparing blinds part 2-Bali Brand

In my last post, I talked about the many brands of blinds that are available on the market today, and how nice it would be to have a break down of what each brand offered. Last time I talked about Hunter Douglas, and today my spiel is going to be about Bali brand blinds. Bali has been a trusted name in blinds since 1939. They offer custom-made quality blinds at an affordable price, and with a wide variety of styles and colors to choose from, you can find a window treatment for every window in your home big or small. They also offer a warranty, if you are not satisfied with your blinds, Bali will refund your money or replace the blinds. Their vertical blinds come in 135 colors and you can choose between fabric and vinyl. They also offer different ways of displaying them on your window; instead of…

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House Cleaning

I don’t know about you, but when it comes time for cleaning, windows are the last thing on my mind. You wouldn’t think it would be that way, they are a very visible part of the house, and in some cases, a very prominent feature of the home. I have seen homes on lakes or overlooking beautiful vistas that have a whole wall of windows. So why is it the last thing I think about with cleaning? For some reason, I have it in my head that people won’t actually see my windows; they will be looking at the living room, kitchens, bedrooms, etc. and their eye won’t be drawn to the window. But when it comes time for the holidays, it’s a good idea to get everything clean, so I go to Ann Arbor housekeeping for an all around clean done by professionals who not only clean all rooms,…

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Comparing Blinds-Hunter Douglas

I’ve been thinking about the different name brands for blinds, so over the next few posts, I am going to talk about some of the more popular name brands for blinds individually, listing a few highlights to consider. I think that this will help when you are standing in the blinds aisle at a home improvement store wondering which brand would be the best. Just because an item is more expensive than the others, it doesn’t always mean that it’s the best fit for you. Sometimes if you are on a limited budget, some of the lower costing blinds may work just fine for your home or business.

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Holiday Time

Thanksgiving is all over and Christmas is just around the corner. If you are expecting company over for Christmas, Ann Arbor Cleaners are a great company to call to get professional help for cleaning. Ann Arbor maid services can help you with all of your cleaning needs. They can clean your blinds and windows, removing unsightly dust and debris, as well as cleaning the windows and window ledges. Other services they offer is hands-and-knees mopping of floors, emptying garbage cans, cleaning the inside and outside of the microwave and stovetop, and vacuuming. Also they clean and disinfect countertops and backsplash in the kitchen and shower walls in the bathroom. The professional maids will make up the beds in the guest rooms and vacuum the rugs and under the bed if necessary to get your house prepared for company as well as dusting ceiling fans and fixtures. They offer flexible times…

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Wood Blinds

As we all know, there are many different styles of blinds out there; of the many choices vinyl, aluminum, and wood are the three most popular.  I have talked a little about vinyl and aluminum, today I will cover wood blinds.  There are two main reasons to get wood blinds vs the other styles; looks and insulation function.