Memorial Day is around the corner! Most of us will have an extra day off of work, and you may be planning a get together with friends and family to enjoy the warm weather - and pool season is officially upon us! When pool season comes around there is a sense of excitement in the air. But if you are the one who has to open and maintain the pool it can be a sense of dread. There are no good or safe shortcuts to opening a pool. But there a few tips and tricks that can help the process: Continue reading "Is Your Pool Ready For Memorial Day?"
Most people think having a pool in their backyard will always be fun in the sun. It’s easy to daydream of throwing birthday parties, getting an intense workout in, that includes laps after work, and spending long weekends lounging poolside catching rays and cultivating the perfect tan. Unfortunately, it’s not all floaties and noodles. Without proper daily or weekly maintenance, your pool could fall into the hands of a plethora of undesirable conditions. Green water, broken filters, and algae build up, just to name a few. And, no one wants to lay by a cloudy green pool. Every choice you make when it concerns your pool has a consequence. Continue reading "Do This, Not That: Pool Maintenance Edition"
Back to school can feel like a huge relief to some of you parents… you’re given the gift of a more structured daily schedule with more time to yourself, right? But as kids get older, their schoolwork, extracurricular activities and social calendars begin to consume your free time. We’re here to offer some timesaving and organizational tips to keep you sane this school year. Freeing up a little “me time” will do you good! Continue reading "Back to School Timesaving Tips for the Home"

You hastily committed to hosting your family and neighbors for a day of food and fun in the sun, but as the weekend approaches… you might realize there’s a lot of work to be done! Hosting a great Memorial Day barbecue comes with great responsibility. For many of you, this is the first time you’re using the deck, patio furniture and grill for entertaining this year. Time to knock the cobwebs off and transform your party space. Window Genie is here to offer our simple last-minute guide to prepping for a Memorial Day barbecue. We'll let you handle what's going to be on the menu.

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Selling a house is completely stressful from the get-go… dealing with the bank, realtors, agents, movers, family and more… but nothing compares to the day of your OPEN HOUSE. Believe me, this will be the longest day of your life. You may opt to just not attend; solid move. But if you’re hosting, prepare yourself for a day of smiling and nodding, awkwardly watching strangers poke through the home you’ve had stripped down and staged like a Barbie Dream House. While you stress-eat the cookies you’ve laid out, you’ll become bogged down with creeping doubts over the unfinished basement you never got to, the roof repairs you put off, and you’ll start to wonder if anyone will actually put an offer in anywhere near your asking price.  Continue reading "3 Cheap and Painless Curb Appeal Hacks"

Windows get dirty year round. For a large part of the country this makes it very difficult to clean them three months out of the year. The most frustrating thing about this is that winter is generally the time of year when windows can get the dirtiest. Melting snow dragging dirt and debris onto windows and the helpful yet annoying salt that seems to cover everything.

What makes cleaning windows in the winter so difficult is obviously sub-freezing temperatures. Water freezing before it can be squeegeed off is infuriating. Warm water is huge no-no because it can cause your glass to crack. So what can you do? We have a simple formula that will make cleaning your windows in freezing temperatures just as easy as cleaning them on a spring day.

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