Healthy Lunch Ideas to Send with Your Kids to School

Healthy Lunch Ideas to Send with Your Kids to School

With the rates of childhood obesity continuing to skyrocket, sending your kids to school with a healthy lunch is becoming increasingly vital. Consuming processed and “junk” foods have been directly linked to the increased onset of diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Set your children up for success by sending them off to school with a kid friendly, nutritious meal. Fortunately, healthy lunches do not need to be time consuming or expensive to prepare. By planning ahead, you can easily build a wide repertoire of healthy lunches to make for your kids. Aim to include fewer processed foods and more foods that contain nutritious whole grains. Make sure that the meals you pack include a source of protein. A piece of fruit or veggie on the side...

How to Remove Tough Stains from Your Clothes

How to Remove Tough Stains from Your Clothes

Don’t you just hate it when you get a stain on your brand new blouse?   How many times have you been out in public and spilled coffee, food or some other kind of stain on yourself?  Knowing how to tackle those stubborn stains will keep your clothes looking their newest and eliminate those embarrassing marks. The main thing you need to keep in mind when removing stains is that there are typically three main culprits: Ink, blood and food.  While each of these may leave some type of mark, each one requires a special way to remove them.  Here is a general overview on removing stains. Food and Drink Stains Stains left by food are the most common —and most embarrassing —type of stain.  We all know that eating can be messy, and we are all guilty of a little spillage...

[Inforgraphic] How Cleaning Your Home Can Improve Your Health

[Inforgraphic] How Cleaning Your Home Can Improve Your Health

Maid Brigade comes through again with another lifesaver infographic! This one is on the hidden allergens in your home and tips on how to control your asthma and allergies.   Read on and...

[Inforgraphic] Answering The Age Old Question…

[Inforgraphic] Answering The Age Old Question…

The professionals at Maid Brigade cleaning services just released this lifesaver of an infographic for all the stressed out mommies out there!  Enjoy!    ...

How Dirty is Your Keyboard?

How Dirty is Your Keyboard?

Your keyboard is your loyal companion. That has probably been the case for a number of years now. You two have shared special moments together. Whether it was announcing huge life events via social network or gaining answers to some burning questions, your keyboard has been a go-to source. With all that time spent at your keyboard, you have naturally gotten cravings for some of your favorite foods and drinks. You enjoy that huge cup of coffee or nibble away at crackers without much thought to how much of your foods and beverages are becoming lodged in the spaces between your keys. Not to mention the grease and stains that builds up over time. Factor in those times that someone else has used your keyboard and there you have it, a breeding ground for bacteria....

The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

Most homeowners do not realize how important indoor air quality is. The EPA estimates that poor indoor air quality is one of the top 5 leading threats to respiratory heath.  But indoor air quality can impact more than your home’s comfort: it can also have an impact on how efficient your air conditioning and heating systems operate. There are a myriad of different products on the market that homeowners can invest in that are designed to remove contaminants from their home’s air. In this blog post, we wanted to talk briefly about air cleaners: how they work and what some of the potential benefits are to having one in your home. What Are Air Cleaners? As their name suggests, air cleaners do just that: they clean your home’s air. But how they do that is actually very...

Keeping It Clean: 5 Housecleaning Tips Every Home Needs

Keeping It Clean: 5 Housecleaning Tips Every Home Needs

Having a hard time keeping up with all the piles and piles of laundry in your basket?  Not finding the time to properly clean the stacks of dishes that lay face down in your sink?  Though it may sometimes feel like it, keeping a clean home doesn’t have to be a chore.  In this post I’ll show you some key tips and tricks that will help you take a simple, stress-free approach to managing a tidy home. 1. Create a lost and found bin– Keeping a lost and found bin is arguably one of the biggest necessities when living with multiple people.  Having a designated bin where you can put other people’s belongings will save a lot of time and effort.  This will also help clear up a lot of confusion because it will give them the choice of keeping or trashing their own...

Closet Dreams – 8 Celebrity Closets to Die For

Closet Dreams – 8 Celebrity Closets to Die For

1. Olivia Wilde – Actress      2. Ellen Degeneres – TV Personality / Comedian    3.  Steve Wynn – American Business Magnate    4. Mariah Carey – Singer / Song Writer   5. C. C. sabathia - Baseball Pitcher for the New York Yankees   6. Jessica Alba – Actress   7. Jenna Lyons - J. Crew Creative Director   8. Keri Russell’s – Actress    ...

You Can’t Go Wrong Following These Great Wedding Tips!

Marriage is quite a magical time, however, it can be a highly stressful event. You may feel overwhelmed by all the decisions you must make in regards to venue, floral arrangements, refreshments, cake, dress, etc. The suggestions given here are designed to help you reduce your stress and enjoy planning your special day. When planning a wedding, alcohol needs to be a consideration as to what type you want to serve, as well as what the costs are going to be. If there is one thing people like more than alcohol, it is free alcohol, and an open bar can quickly become a huge expense, especially the longer it remains open. Ask the venue you’ve chosen for the reception which options they have available to you, and what the cost would be for each. Personalize your...

Wedding Planning Without The Extra Hassles

Wedding Planning Without The Extra Hassles

Wedding planning can be as difficult as it is stressful. You might not be aware of the optimum way of doing things, but studying this article is sure to clear a few things up for you. Remember to consider how you would like the alcohol at your reception served, and how much it will cost. If there is one thing people like more than alcohol, it is free alcohol, and an open bar can quickly become a huge expense, especially the longer it remains open. With only a quick question, your venue should be able to provide you with their alcohol serving options. Wedding dresses can be very expensive. When looking for a dress, consider dresses that aren’t necessarily in the wedding dress category. You might find a great bridesmaid dress or simply a classy outfit that...

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