May 2012 Newsletter – $30 Saving, Red Wine Stains, Spring Cleaning and….Baseball

Hello Friends!

It’s that time of the month again and I am back like clockwork to share a few pleasant words with you.

There are a lot of things I am going to talk about today, but the first item on my list is something that is very, very close to our American heart – Baseball. And it was mixed news for Chicago dwellers first up in the season.

To begin with, sorry for all you Chicago Cubs fans… the 1-2 home loss to the Washington Nationals was a heartbreaker. Well, if it’s any consolation, a lot of good stories have had rough beginnings! It’s true in Baseball and it’s true in life…

It was definitely better news for Chicago’s other home team, the White Sox, just a week later. The 5-2 win against the Detroit Tigers was clinical. Jake Peavy was easily my hero for the day. Now let’s just hope that he can stay injury-free for the rest of the season…

That sure was exciting. But, don’t rest your heart rate just yet, because I have something that’s going to set your adrenalin racing once again – The Coupon of the Month!

Coupon of the Month

 

Most families are busy with spring cleaning this time of the year. If you are too, this coupon is going to come in extremely handy because it allows you to claim $125 worth of cleaning services for only $95.

Isn’t that neat? With this coupon, not only do you get the much needed helping hand for the process of cleaning out the house after the long and tiresome winters, you also save $30 in the process! If you love it, come and get it.

You’d be surprised to know that spring cleaning as a ritual, goes back several centuries. For obvious reasons, it is more popular in those parts of the world that see long and dark winters.

After all, what better way to shake off the gloom of the cold days and invite sunlight to fill every single corner of the house than spring cleaning, right?

However, what most people don’t know is that apart from its physical importance, spring cleaning also has a psychological bearing. It can be quite liberating to throw the windows wide open, let the stagnated energy out, and make way for creativity and new ideas.

From a health perspective, spring cleaning is important to get rid of the dust and dirt that has accumulated over the months.

This is especially important for people who are susceptible to allergies and respiratory problems like asthma. Besides, who can deny that a house looks so much more beautiful and fresh and vibrant after it’s been de-cluttered, cleaned from top to bottom and dusted from corner to corner?

So, let’s get right down to spring cleaning, shall we? It’s best to have an organized approach towards the task and tackle one room at a time.

Make a step-by-step plan that involves the whole family (yep, don’t let them run away and saddle you with all the responsibilities!) and have a to-do list that details what job needs to be done first and what comes next.

If you don’t have a clue where to begin, check out this amazing article I came across on spring cleaning. It has some excellent tips that you are sure to find valuable:

http://simplemom.net/spring-cleaning-week-the-importance-of-organizing-your-way

 

Speaking of tips, aren’t you interested in what I have in store for you in the Tip of the Month section? Well, this is one tip you are absolutely going to love.

Tip of the Month

They say it doesn’t pay to cry over spilt milk. That’s probably because milk doesn’t stain and you can mop it up in a jiffy without the carpet being any worse off for it. But red wine? Oh boy, one tiny drop spilt on the carpet and people start weeping a bucket load of tears because that thing’s going to leave an ugly mark.

I am not saying it’s any better when the wine spills on your clothes, but it’s always easier to tackle those stains than the ones in your carpet.

However, the tips that I’ve got here are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Heck, even your carpets and clothes will wear a wide smile thanks to the advice in these tips. You want to check them out? Here they are:

Your main objective is to prevent the stain from setting into your carpets or clothes. Therefore, your first step should be to sprinkle some salt on the area where wine was spilled. This keeps the stain from soaking in any further, while also giving you the time you need to figure out what method you’d like to use to clean up the stain.

Whatever you do, don’t rub the stain. It’s only going to cause the stain to set deeper into the fibers. Use a towel cloth to gently blot the excess wine out of the carpet.

Here’s a neat little video I found on YouTube that’s sure to be educational. Take a look:

 

 

Follow her advice and you will be just as hassle-free as well when it comes to handling clumsy errors that are inevitable when you, or for that matter, someone else is standing with a glass of red wine on your favorite carpet.

April’s Winner

Congratulations to our April 2012 Winner (FREE “all house” carpet cleaning) Brett Collander from the Lakeview area.

It’s time for me to sign off now, but not until I make you smile. We started the newsletter by talking about baseball and we’re going to end it on the same note.

Meet Bradey. He is a die-hard baseball fan. In fact, he’s so into the game he makes the other fans look like wimps in comparison. His intense concentration on the game is quite fascinating.

And until next time, stay clean, stay healthy, and stay happy!

 

 

 

 

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