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What To Consider Before Leaving For Your Next Vacation

Traveling is stimulating and creates a sense of excitement as soon as you start thinking about planning your trip. There’s a lot to reflect on as you’re preparing for a new experience. It’s easy for important tasks to slip through the cracks when you have a lot on your mind.

It’s a good idea to come up with checklists to help you manage your to-dos. Start early and plan ahead, so you have nothing to worry about when it comes time for departure. Put measures in place that make it easy for you to plan your trip and still handle your daily responsibilities. See what to consider before leaving for your next vacation.

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The Location 

Think about the goal of your trip. Consider if it’s to go lay on a beach or if you want more adventure and activities like hiking or skiing. Make sure it’s really what you want and that you’re not settling because of price or timing. Talk it over with your family and make sure everyone’s on the same page before booking the trip. The location should be somewhere that’s going to lift your spirits and make you happy you left home for a little while.

If your Pet will come along

If you own a pet, contemplate if you want them to come along on the trip. If you’re flying on an airplane, it may be more difficult to bring them with, than if you’re driving up to a cabin. Either way, it’s a good idea to purchase Pet Lock products to protect your pet from pesky pests, fleas and ticks. Leaving your home with your animal always puts you at risk for encountering unwanted parasites.

What you’ll need to Pack

Once you’ve selected a location, consider what you’ll need to pack for the specific trip. Go through your closet and declutter and organize it, so you know exactly what items you have and need. Think about how much money you’re going to spend putting together an appropriate wardrobe for your vacation. It’s always a good idea to try and get your items into a carry-on bag, so you have less of a chance of it getting lost and don’t have to wait in long lines to check it.

How Much Time you’ll need for Working

Plan ahead at work and try to get your assignments completed before you leave on your trip. Talk to your boss well ahead of time and come up with a plan, so your team isn’t scrambling at the last minute or while you’re gone. Offer to work more hours before your trip if it means you don’t have to be checking messages while you’re away. This is an important aspect to take care of as you’re planning your getaway, so you feel calm and relaxed when it comes time to depart.

Conclusion

Deciding to travel has a way of making you forget about all of your responsibilities. You’re so excited that it’s difficult to focus. This is what to consider before leaving for your next vacation.

Keeping Your Home Itch-Free – How to Prevent Head Lice and Fleas

No matter how careful you are, sooner or later your child is bound to come home with head lice. Similarly, very few people get away with having a pet without the occasional fleabite, so it can often feel like you’re resigned to your fate. However, although head lice and fleas are irritating, if you attack the problem quickly, it can be easily managed.

Head lice are relatively harmless because they don’t spread infection or disease, but they can make your head intolerably itchy, so it’s important to stop them in their tracks before they multiply. Similarly, if you’ve ever had a fleabite, you’ll know how painful they can be. Here are some tips for keeping itchy pests out of your home.

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How to Prevent Head Lice

Unfortunately, if your child attends school or daycare, there’s not much you can do to prevent head lice, other than encouraging your child not to share brushes, combs or hats with their friends. Head lice spread through head-to-head contact, as unlike fleas, they cannot jump or hop.

The best you can do is attack the head lice with an over the counter treatment and a fine-toothed comb and make sure you get rid of the eggs so they cannot hatch and multiply. Adult lice cannot survive away from the scalp for more than a day, so unlike fleas, they cannot live in your home without a human host. Therefore, it’s not necessary to deep clean your house or car.

You Can’t Wash Them Away

Head lice can survive submerged in water for up to 20 minutes, so washing your child’s hair every day won’t get rid of them. Head lice like clean hair as much as they like dirty hair, so having head lice is not a sign of poor hygiene, and no amount of shampoo will make a difference. Instead, use a CDC approved treatment, and check your child’s head every day for new lice.

How to Get Rid of Fleas

Of course, cats and dogs can’t get head lice, but they can get fleas, which are worse in most cases. Unlike head lice, however, fleas can take residence in your carpets, rugs and upholstery for weeks, making them even trickier to eliminate.

Even people without pets can find fleas in their home. Fleas can be passed from person to person on the subway, in the supermarket, or anywhere else where you’re in close contact with someone who has one on their clothing. Once they’re in your home, they’re notoriously difficult to rid of, which is why it’s essential to use the right treatment.

To get rid of fleas, ticks and chewing lice, use Pet Action, a vet-recommended treatment that lasts for up to six months. Don’t forget, as well as treating your pet, it’s also important to treat your home with a flea spray that will kill any remaining eggs.

Just be careful to use a spray that is safe for children and pets, like a non-toxic herbal treatment. If the problem persists, you may need to call in pest control for further advice.

A Definitive Guide to Affordably Cooling Your Home

A home or apartment can become uncomfortable during a hot climate, which can make a space uninviting. However, don’t sit back and believe there is nothing you can do about your home’s extreme temperatures. You will be happy to learn there are many way you can affordably cool your home. The following tips are free, low lost or are a financial investment to decrease your monthly electricity bills.

An Affordable A/C Unit Installation

Don’t allow intense temperatures to ruin your summertime and install an AC unit, which will create a comfortable, relaxing environment for you to enjoy all summer long. Contrary to popular belief, installing an air conditioning unit doesn’t have to be expensive. You simply need to do your homework to discover an affordable, professional company, such as https://www.onehourac.com/ac-installation-charlotte-nc/.

Open or Close Your Doors

Depending on the AC unit circumstances, you may be required to either open or close your doors across the home to maximize the cool air throughout the property. For example, those living in a small apartment who are reliant on one AC unit should keep their door open to allow air to circulate throughout the space. However, if you want to keep the cool air within one room, we recommend closing the door to stop the air from escaping.

Decide Whether to Close or Open Your Windows

Anyone using an air conditioning unit should keep their windows closed to prevent cold air from leaking out of a room; otherwise, the room will fail to effectively cool down but you will receive an expensive electricity bill. However, once temperatures drop come nightfall, it might be a wise move to turn off the AC unit and open the windows to enjoy a cool, natural breeze.

Close the Curtains or Drapes

On a hot, sunny day, we recommend closing your blinds or curtains to reduce your home’s temperature. Any heat entering your home will also make your air conditioning unit work much hard to lower the temperature. So, close the blinds and drapes when you leave your property, regardless of whether your air conditioner is running.

Block Sunlight with Blackout Curtains

Blackout curtains will also allow you to successfully block sunlight, so you do not have to worry about any light shining through the material. We recommend adding neutral-colored blackout curtains into your space, which should have a white plastic backing, as they can decrease heat gain by up to 33%.

Buy a Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan is another effective way you can reduce a property’s temperature. You simply turn it on and enjoy a cool breeze that will make your home feel more comfortable. What’s more, many ceiling fans allow homeowners to change the blades’ direction, which can also prevent heat from escaping a room, so they will serve your home 12 months of the year.

Place Furniture Away from an AC Unit

Maximize cool air across your home by moving furniture away from an air conditioning unit. For instance, a sofa, dresser or chest of drawers could prevent cool air from circulating across the room, so ensure you leave enough space for the air to move both forwards and sideways. If possible, position furniture on a 45-degree angle away from the air conditioner.

Change Your Bedding

Are you spending warm summer nights tossing and turning? Stop wrestling with your bed sheets and instead change your bedding with the seasons. While fleece blankets and flannel sheets are superb during the cold winter months, they will be rather uncomfortable during summertime. Swap the sheets for cotton or bamboo sheets, which will allow you to enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep. We also recommend buying a buckwheat pillow, as the hulls feature a natural air space, so they will not store your body heat.

Pay Attention to Your Body’s Temperature

Cool yourself down by focusing on your body’s temperature. For instance, you should sip on a delicious iced drink to hydrate your body and cool you down. You can also apply a cold compress onto your neck and wrists, which will make you feel a lot more comfortable during extreme heat. Also, wear cotton pyjamas, avoid cuddles with your partner and dip your feet into a cool bowl of water if you feel warm during the night.

Say Goodbye to Incandescent Bulbs

It is time to say goodbye to incandescent light bulbs and hello to compact fluorescent lights. This is because incandescent light bulbs are believed to waste approximately 90% of their energy in heat. Switching them with fluorescent light bulbs will therefore successfully cool your property whilst reducing your energy bills.

Avoid the Oven

The last thing you will want is for a hot oven to catapult the temperature within your home during summer, especially if it already feels like it is 100 degrees outside. We therefore recommend avoiding the oven or stove as much as possible during warmer temperatures. Instead, use a BBQ more frequently to create tasty dishes the whole family will love, which can also reduce your energy bills.

Don’t Sleep Upstairs

As everyone knows, heat rises, so the downstairs will be considerably cooler than upstairs. We therefore recommend sleeping on the lowest level of your property, even if it is the basement. Simply take your mattress with you to enjoy a comfortable sleep in a cooler environment.

Place Your Bed Sheets in the Freezer

Placing your bed sheets in the freezer might sound like a bizarre tip, but it can be an effective way to cool down your core temperature during the night. If you don’t have room in your freezer, you could always slightly dampen the sheets with water. Another superb tactic is to freeze a water bottle and place it at the foot of the bed for your feet. It is a cheap solution to stay cooler during summertime.

Do you have any tried and tested methods for affordably cooling a home during summer? Tell us your top tips by writing a helpful comment below.

Update Your Life Before Winter Arrives

Do you feel like everything from the shoes you wear to the food you like is dated and unfashionable? Trends move quickly, so if you aren’t paying any attention to them then you shouldn’t be too surprised when you wake up and the whole world is different. Rediscover where you fit into the styles of the twenty-first century, and where you’re still living in the past.

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Out the Front

Take a walk around to the front of your house. Are there uneven patches in the paint on your front door? Are there cracks in the windows? Is Ivy pulling your walls down? Don’t wait for the end of Halloween to get rid of the spiders – you need to get around to all of this before it starts to get too cold. If it looks like this, your friends will all be glad to help you out, so see if you can take care of it in a weekend with the help of the cavalry.

Round the Back

In times gone by, your garden probably had a sandpit with a plastic basin, that eventually got water in it. It probably had a swing tied up to the branch of a tree or else hanging from a rusty frame. This is probably an oblique pond that used to contain all kinds of fish. If your garden still looks like this then you’ve got a lot of work to do. If you don’t have children around the house much these days then get rid of the rusty and leaky play equipment, and if you do still entertain young relatives you can update the garden to one that contains safer and more modern play equipment. Buy equipment that’s sheltered from the weather or that won’t be damaged or made unappealing by it, and remember that modern gardens tend to be focused around adult amenities, luckily for you, so if you have the space why not think about building a sauna or steam room?

 

On the Driveway

What does your current car say about you? Does it leave oil on the drive? Are the miles adding up? Is it going to be safe this winter? It might be worth a trip to Honda Scotland to consider a newer and more reliable alternative. If people are hesitant about excepting a lift, and your family are concerned about it being on the driveway, there’s probably a reason.

On Your Back

The clothes on your back say a lot about who you are, and you have the power to control this perception by choosing your clothes. If your life needs this much updating before the snows start to appear then your outfit probably does as well. When did you last buy a suit? If you’re concerned that your suit might be a little out of date then it’s probably extremely out of date – so ask the person in the shop what people are wearing these days or check it out online, but whatever you do make sure you update your look. Even a new winter overcoat might be a step in the right direction, to keep the cold out and the style in, if you’re nervous about becoming a different person completely.

Ovation Brands Thumbs Up Johnnie Family Night Adventures

Family Nights at Hometown Buffet are one of our favorite things.  I love the themes, and the kids love the buffet of food to choose from!  This month’s feature is a book series, “Thumbs Up Johnnie”.

Ovation Brands’ portfolio of restaurants – Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, Hometown Buffet, Country Buffet – and Furr’s Fresh Buffet are rolling out a new Family Night promotion featuring the popular Thumbs Up Johnnie books! The lovable character and his friends reinforce a positive and healthy lifestyle. EachThursday, from September 14th through October 19th between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., kids may participate in different interactive and educational activities in Ovation Brands’ restaurants and Furr’s Fresh Buffet locations.

The featured activities are as follows:

  • September 14 – Thumbs Up to RED, WHITE & BLUE!
  •  September 21 – Jimmy Jam Germ & The Happy Handshake
  • September 28 – Buckaroonomics
  • October 5 – Adventures Through the Wild West
  • October 12 – Macro-Heroes Save Field Day
  • October 19 – Zipp, Little Digit & The Happy Signs

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And now for a giveaway!!  One winner will win a Thumbs Up Johnny Prize Pack with 4 passes to any Ovation Restaurant.

Entering is easy, just comment on this post with what your favorite food to eat at a buffet is!  

Giveaway ends October 4th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

Holiday Gift Guide 2017 FOR BABIES

The holiday is fast approaching and if you are like me- you are starting your christmas shopping now so you are not swamped trying to shop last minute.  I have two little ones that fall into this category so I am going to be sharing some items that I think would make good gifts for the 3 and under kids.

I am still accepting prospective gifts to be added to this list, so if you are interested, please send an email to: mommyhasalife@gmail.com

Go! Go! Smart Wheels® Press & Race Vehicles 

Vtech Go! Go! Racers!

The VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Press & Race cars are a huge hit for both of my boys.  Just like it sounds, you press down on the car and it zooms across the floor!  They also make light up, make sounds and play music, which adds to the excitement for the boys.  The new Press & Race vehicles include a race car, dump truck and fire truck.  The retail price point on these is $8.99 each.  Perfect for a stocking stuffer or a gift for a young child.

Sophie the Giraffe

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Sophie has been a staple in our house for all the babies.  Starting with Colton- who is now 8- had a Sophie.  She is a great toy for teething babies to gnaw on, because she is soft and has lots of places that little hands can grasp.  As a mom, I feel confident letting my little one gnaw on Sophie over other teether because she is made of 100% Natural Rubber (phthalates Free) and food-grade paint. She is also great for toddlers for role playing as my two year old still plays with his Sophie- only now Sophie goes for rides on the bus or train :-) .  You can get Sophie the Giraffe on Amazon  for between $20 and $30 depending on what package you choose- they have several options- Sophie by herself, Sophie with a book, Sophie with a teether, Sophie with a plush Sophie… I think your loved one will be thrilled with any of them so you can pick one that will fit their needs the most!

Boppy Pillow

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The Boppy Pillow is a great gift for new babies.  A lot of moms rave about it as a nursing support.  Personally I liked it for two things.  To prop baby up on– either for tummy time or just to sit in so he wasn’t laying flat on the floor.  Once my little ones got a little older, it was great to sit them in to help them sit up in that wobbly stage of he can kind of sit up, but not really and we don’t want him to fall backwards.  If you have a little one on your list- this is a great gift because it isn’t a toy, but more of something that is needed for development.  I have 3 kids and feel like 3 for 3… I needed a boppy.

I also want to add that I HIGHLY recommend the Boppy Water Resistant Cover to go with this.  Babies spit up, toddlers spill drinks… heck- mom spills too!  My oldest has asthma and a dust and mold trigger so these covers on pillows is a must in our house.  Even so- I am sure you don’t want moisture seeping into your pillow that your baby will be sitting on- so get this cover too :-)

 

Exergen Temporal Artery Scan Thermometer

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This is another great gift that is more of a necessity than a toy- but still something parents will thank you for when they have a sick child.  I love it when my kids get toys, but sometimes the amount of toys around the holidays is overwhelming and I am really thankful for the kids to get things they need.  This would be one of those gifts.  We have this thermometer and I feel it is ACCURATE and fast.  It took me a few times of using it to get the hang of how it works, but once I figured it out it is a breeze.

What You Need To Have For A Successful Road Trip

Planning a road trip is fun, but it’s also a lot of work. Make lists and plan ahead if you want it all to be smooth sailing. Work together to confirm you have all of the items accounted for and didn’t forget to include any to-dos on your checklist.

Have everyone pitch in and help prepare for the adventure. Decide when you’ll be departing and what you all need to get done before you leave. Organize your belongings and make sure those who are going along know to pack light. See what you need to have for a successful road trip.

A Destination

When planning a road trip, first you need to determine where you’ll be going. Enlist the help of the family and narrow your destination list down to a few special places. Go somewhere you’ve never been before and that interests everyone. Take into consideration how far you’ll have to travel and what you’ll do once you arrive. Confirm different attractions and activities that you can participate in once you’re at your destination. Be sure to book your accommodations early so you’re all set upon arrival.

A Reliable Car

If you don’t have a car or one that’s going to get you across country, it’s time to consider buying one. Look into using car loans as an option to get you a vehicle that’s going to get you to your destination. You don’t want not having a reliable car to stall the entire trip. Save money and time with a convenient auto loan application process, fast approvals and great auto loan rates. There’s no application fee on any of the auto loan programs. It’s a great option for someone who’s in need of a car quickly and wants to make a smart financial move.

Snacks & Games

It will be a long car ride. You’re going to want to stock up on snacks and games to keep everyone happy and entertained. Pack healthy options that give you natural energy and make you feel good. Bring various games and electronics to keep your mind sharp as you travel the long distance to your destination. Be willing to share with each other and keep the peace. Read a book, play music and take pictures to pass the time as well. Do whatever it takes to not be completely bored the entire way.

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Patience

You have to practice patience when you’re traveling long distances with a group. Everyone’s going to be tired and crabby at some point, and anxious about reaching the destination. This is when you need to remain patient and realize this is what long car rides entail. Have a conversation with each other or take a nap when you’re feeling restless. Pull over and take a break so everyone can stretch their legs.

Conclusion

Going on a road trip isn’t your typical vacation. You have to be prepared to endure a long journey. This is what you need to have for a successful road trip.

What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Pet

Growing up with pets is a wonderful opportunity for kids to learn how to take care of other living things, how to nurture other creatures, and how to appreciate all forms of life. On top of that, owning a dog or cat could even help reduce the odds that your child will develop allergies, and pets can also work wonders in helping you reduce your stress level and improving your cardiovascular health. So, it should come as no surprise that losing a pet can be devastating. But if this happens to you, try not to lose hope. Below are a few strategies that you can employ if your pet ever goes missing so that you can hopefully be reunited before you know it.

Take Precautions Before the Worst Happens

Before diving into what you should do if you ever lose your pet, it is important to cover some things that you can do beforehand to make the process of locating your furry friend easier if he does ever lose his way. If you own a cat or a dog, you can put a collar around his neck, along with a tag that contains your contact information. In this way, if he is found, a kind person can simply call you and tell you where your pet is. Microchipping your pet is a bit controversial for some pet owners, but it can really save your pet’s life if he gets lost and ends up at an animal shelter. The scary truth is that some shelters will euthanize lost pets that are not claimed right away, but if they scan your pet for a microchip, they can contact you and tell you that your pet has been found. And, finally, you can also invest in one of the best dog GPS collar products on the market in order to effectively track your pet’s movements when he gets away from you.

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Start Posting Flyers Around Town

Posting flyers around town is a good way to alert your neighbors and your community about the fact that your pet has gone missing. Make a lot of copies and make sure that a photo of your pet is clearly placed in the middle of the flyer. Post these to community bulletin boards and on poles around town. You can include a short description of your pet, such as his coat color and pattern, breed, size, and gender. And you should also put the words “Lost Pet” in large letters at the top so that people will be able to see it from afar. You want your flyers to be eye-catching and easy to read, and you need to include your contact information so that people can call you if they find your companion.

Let the Online Community Know About Your Lost Pet

In addition to posting flyers locally, you can also post about your lost pet online. Perform a search for websites that provide resources for pet parents who have lost their pets. You might be able to post to message boards, Facebook groups, and rescue websites to let even more people know that you need them to keep an eye out for your pet.

Contact Local Shelters and Rescue Groups

Go online and perform a search for all of the rescue networks, animal control companies, foster networks, and shelters in your area. Contact all of them and let them know about your lost pet. They can write down a description of your pet and contact you if an animal that fits that description is brought into their rescue or found by one of their volunteers. You can also visit the shelters yourself to see if your pet is there, and you can leave flyers there as well for people to post and take with them. Don’t forget to also check shelters’ websites to see if a photo of your pet has been posted if he was found and put up for adoption. You just never know, and it is not worth taking any chances. Be diligent about checking in with shelters regularly.

Go Out and Search Through the Neighborhood

Head outside and search for your pet by calling him by name, looking into neighbors’ yards with their permission, and asking your neighbors to check their crawlspaces, sheds, basements, garages, etc. Your pet may have made his way into a neighbor’s property and may be stuck in there, afraid to show himself when they open the door, so it is important to alert your friends and neighbors about this possibility.

Leave Food Out

Leaving food outside in your backyard or near your front door could also be a good way for your pet to find his way back home. He might pick up on the scent of the food, and that could be just what he needs to realize that he is home and safe. You can even leave out an item from inside your home, such as a pet bed, blanket, or toy, that has a familiar scent. Perhaps your pet will be able to sniff it out and make his way back home that way.

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Don’t Lose Hope

Most importantly, don’t lose hope. Just keep searching, keep asking around, keep posting new flyers when the ones that you posted outside get ruined. Let people know that you are still searching and that you will not give up. You can even try offering a small reward to anyone who manages to find your pet and return him to you. You may not be able to find your pet right away, but there might come a day when you finally get that important phone call saying that your pet was found at last.

Losing a pet can be absolutely devastating for everyone in your family, but knowing what steps to take if this happens will allow you to stay calm and take immediate action. Having a plan in place with steps that you can follow will allow you to get more done in the shortest amount of time, and that may increase your odds of being reunited with your pet.

How to Create a Kid-Friendly Outdoor Space

Outdoor playtime is important for kids of all ages. It provides them with the space and freedom they need to run around, shout, and just basically be a kid. With that said, if you have young children, it’s important to create the kind of outdoor space that not only encourages this type of freestyle fun but is also safe for them to play in. Whether you’ve just moved into a new house, or you’re looking for ways to better your outdoor space, these tips are sure to help you create a child-friendly yard.

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A Fenced in Space

One of the first tips is to create an outdoor space that is fenced in. If you have a particularly large yard, it may not be necessary to fence the entire space, rather just a segment. You need to know that the children are safe and are staying within bounds. If they have access to the road, then traffic can pose a serious safety risk.

Photo credit to Rachel Myers Photography

Photo credit to Rachel Myers Photography

Provide a Shaded Area

While the sunshine feels great and is wonderful for your daily dose of vitamin D, it’s also a good idea to offer a shaded area for your children to play in. This ensures they remain comfortable, even on the hot days, which makes the space more useable. Shaded areas can be gazebos, pergolas, camping style tents, a patio table with a big umbrella, or even a playhouse that has a roof for shade.

Give Them a Swing

If you don’t feel like investing in a whole swing set or playset, then you can opt for just a swing instead. A tire swing attached to a mature tree is sure to put a smile on any child’s face. Swings are one of those things that kids seem to gravitate towards.

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Encourage Creativity with a Chalk Wall

Rather than having sidewalk chalk all over the side of your house, your walkways, and patio, why not give the kids a designated area to be creative. An outdoor chalk wall is the perfect way to do this. This DIY project is simple and quick, and you can make the wall as big or small as you want.

A Fun Water Feature

What kid doesn’t enjoy playing in or with water on a hot sunny day? With that said, why not create a built-in water feature? You can create a small fountain, pond, or even a water table. This will be especially entertaining for younger kids.

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Kid-Friendly Seating

Kid-friendly seating is an absolute must have. You can add a small table and chairs and create a space all of their own that is separate from the adult area.

A Pest-Free Environment

Finally, you want to be sure that the space is safe for kids in terms of pests. If you’re looking for the best pest control company in the world, look no further than Reynolds Pest Management. They will be able to come in and get rid of any issues you may have.

Now that you’ve created the perfect outdoor space for your kids, it’s time to head outside and enjoy it with them.

4 Ways To Make Your Home More Comfortable

You spend a lot of time at your home. It’s no wonder you want it to feel warm and cozy. Understand that you have to put in the extra effort to create an environment that’s welcoming. Learn different ways to increase the comfort factor and start implementing changes today.

Going to your house shouldn’t make you feel unsettled and anxious. Do what’s in your power to make it a safe space that brings you peace at the end of the day. Do this by paying attention to your décor and elements throughout your house. See four ways to make your home more comfortable.

Add Carpet & Area Rugs

Create a space under your feet that’s warm and cozy with carpet and area rugs. This is a quick and budget-friendly way to add comfort to your rooms. They’re easy to care for and will add texture to your home as well. Throwing down an area rug is also a quick way to add color and vibrancy to a dull room. This is a smart way to instantly make your home feel more comfortable.

Include more Lighting Options

Lighting isn’t just for being able to see. It’s also a way to set the mood and ambiance in a room. Put your lights on dimmer switches and add lamps and candles to give yourself extra lighting options when you’re sitting in a room. It’s a great way to feel warm and cozy while you’re watching television or reading a book. Also, replace old light fixtures to spruce up the look of your space. The more lighting options you have the better. Lights are an excellent way to increase the comfort level in your home, but you won’t know it until you give it a try.

Pest Control

You can try to fight off the pests by yourself all you want, but they’re probably not going away. That’s why you need to turn to the professional pest control services to help you out. They’re the experts and have the equipment to rid your home of the pests for good. They’ll arrive on time with a professional appearance, preform a thorough inspection of your home and recommend a targeted treatment plan to meet your specific needs. The skilled technicians understand the special requirements of effectively controlling and exterminating pests. You’ll have nothing to worry about and your home will return to a cozy and comfortable place to live.

Remove Clutter

Clutter is disturbing to look at and makes you feel unsettled whenever you pass it by in your home. Get to work by organizing and decluttering your space, using organizational tools and getting rid of what you no longer need. You want to be able to sit and walk through your home with ease and not run into piles of your belongings. Removing the clutter will instantly make your home more comfortable to move and live in on a daily basis.

Conclusion

Choose to create a cozier home by implementing small changes that make a big difference. You won’t believe how easy it is to do. These are four ways to make your home more comfortable.