Looking For A Handheld Vacuum? (Me Too) Best Hand Vacs For Pet Hair, Hardwood Floors, And Stairs

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For the past 12 years, I've been using this Oreck Compact Canister Handheld Vacuum.It's not at all like today's modern hand vacs.It's kinda clunky, slightly noisy, and has bags that need to be changed all the time.So I set out to find a better hand vac.┬áHere's what I found...  First, Why Hand Vacs Are Great We mostly have hardwood floors in our 2-story house.Downstairs, there's only one room that has any carpet at all. Upstairs, the stairs and the landing are hardwood, … [Read more...]

DIY Home Security Tips – Simple Ways To Burglar-Proof Your House

Did you know that there is a burglary in a home, apartment or condominium every 15 seconds. In fact, according to FBI statistics, 60% of burglaries occur while the home is occupied! So, there's no time like the present to make your home as secure from thieves as possible. Right? Following are the best things you can do to prevent your home from being broken into...   … [Read more...]

Bona Spray Mop vs Shark Steam Mop – Which Is Best For Hardwood Floors?

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When we moved into our new house recently, I was faced with the challenge of finding a way to keep all of these hardwood floors as beautiful and clean as they were the day we moved in.I have to be honest. We had hardwood floor in the kitchen and dining room of our old house, and we did not do a good job with those floors. We used harsh floor cleaners and waxy polishes, without thinking twice. After the first year, they never looked good again. They were also a softer oak floor (not laminate … [Read more...]

9 Moving Tips For Those Who Have Pets

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Pets, just like children, can get very stressed during a move.So it's important to do what you can to keep them calm and happy during this chaotic time.It's not as hard as you might think.And, with a little preparation ahead of time, your pet can be comfortable for your upcoming move.Here are some tips for helping pets transition through a move...  … [Read more...]

Bissell Carpet Cleaners Are The Best… Especially The Bissell Proheat Steam Cleaner!

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With two dogs in the house 24/7, we NEED a powerful carpet cleaner more often than we'd like to admit!I can't tell you just how many times I've used our Bissell Pro Heat steam cleaner to clean up even the toughest of pet stains.If you're wondering how it works, and whether or not it's worth the money, consider this...We've used our Bissell Pro Heat steam cleaner to clean up "pet stains" including:blood urine diarrhea vomit mud  … [Read more...]

Nothing Cleans A House Better Than These Heavy-Duty Cleaning Products

Since we don't currently have maid service at our residence (yet!), cleaning the house is a chore that we regretfully have to do ourselves.Case In Point:Recently, our big dog had a bout of doggy diarrhea, and since Jim is only mildly helpful in situations that involve strong odors, gooey discharges or excrements, I'm now a PRO when it comes to "deodorizers" and "stain removers".Which gives me a chance to share some highly recommended products that we use regularly...  … [Read more...]