Whether you’re hosting a few friends for a dinner party, or your parents are staying for a week, cleaning up for the holidays is a chore that seems to sneak up on us. With so much last minute shopping to do and office Christmas parties to attend… the last thing you want to do is bust out the deep cleaning gear once you get a minute to yourself at home. Here’s a list we hope can help you to prioritize the most “visible” areas of the home you should be sure to clean before your mother-in-law breaks out the white gloves… And while you're at it, be safe!
Whether it's a snow day or simply too cold to go outside, cabin fever can be a real bother in the wintertime! Bored? Don't rearrange the furniture again, get your creativity on! Adult coloring books are great, yes, but here is a list of DIY projects that will add some color and fun to your home during the dreary winter months. Continue reading "Beat Cabin Fever with these DIY Projects"
Snow is beautiful. Snow is fun to play in. Snow is better than sleet. But most of all snow is annoying! Most of the country was hit with cold and snow this past week. Even though a lot of the snow has melted it’s only a matter of time til it returns. Window Genie wants you to be prepared, so we came up with some cool tricks to get rid of the snow and ice! Continue reading "DIY Ice Removal"
Everyone has love/hate relationship with winter. This winter we decided to alleviate some of the pain by giving you the best tips we could find. We wanted to make your winter the safest, warmest, and tidiest yet. Here are the best five blogs of the season. Continue reading "Top 5 Winter Blogs"
For many parts of the country, the winter can be harsh and unforgiving. Owning a home adds another level of worry when the temperature plummets. Winter’s harsh weather can wreak havoc on your home (and your wallet) if you aren’t prepared. It’s always best to be proactive against winter rather than reactive. Continue reading "5 Winter Home Disasters and How to Avoid Them"
This winter has started off with a brutal blast of cold. Typically, energy bills don’t start skyrocketing until January. But this year we jumped right into the deep end. When temperatures plunge so does you bank account. We feel the pain in your wallet and want to help you fight the rising cost of energy. Here are a few tips to help. Continue reading "Winter Energy Saving Tips"
There are plenty of effective ways to winterize your windows and diminish the draft... but most of these are either temporary fixes, or significantly obstruct your view. So what if you could find a solution that works year-round, improves energy efficiency, and is undetectable? Window film, or window tint, boasts a number of benefits that can improve your daily life - whether it's snowing in January or the sun's shining bright in July! Continue reading "Wintertime Window Film"
It’s that time of year again! The cold is slowly beginning to creep its way into your home. In an effort to keep from boring you with math and science lets just say heat flows from hot to cold. So technically the heat is trying to escape. We often feel a drafty window and say to ourselves “ The cold is trying to break in.”, but it’s not necessarily true. So how do we convince the heat from leaving? Continue reading "Diminish Drafty Windows this Winter"
Fireplaces are designed to provide a safe source of heat all winter long. Older homes or poorly maintained fireplaces can be hazardous though. From house fires to smoke inhalation, the potential dangers are a major threat. We've created a great list of tips to keep you and your family safe and warm this season: Continue reading "Keep Your Fireplace Safe This Winter"
Pets in America seem to be just as an important part of the family as anyone or anything else. We include them in gift giving and of course, they are included on our family Christmas card. Most of us take extra special precautions to prevent disaster during the holidays. We hide exposed wires and place dangerous plants out of their reach. But what about when it comes to cleaning up after them? The holiday season can become a sort of second spring cleaning. Guests and family are passing through our home like subway traffic. You want your home to looks it’s best. Here are some quick hacks to make cleaning up after your furry family a little less hectic: Continue reading "Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners"