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Welcoming Guests For a Weekend Sleepover: 8 Tips To Minimize Stress and Maximize the Joy

Welcoming Guests For a Weekend Sleepover: 8 Tips To Minimize Stress and Maximize the Joy

 

Welcoming friends or family into your home can be an amazing experience. There is something truly special in letting other people be a part of your most personal and private space, a real pleasure in sharing it with those who are dearest to you.

That being said, providing them with more than just the most basic of necessities can be stressful, especially if you don‘t plan it right.

In order to relieve you of at least some of the stress that is usually associated with preparing to welcome houseguests, I‘ve compiled a list of eight handy tips to consider and take care of before the doorbell rings and your guests step into the house.

Make sure that you have the essentials ready

There are some items that your guests will simply not be able to do without and it is extremely important to have those bases covered. You might want to write them down and check the items off the list one by one, so as to rest assured that nothing is forgotten during the hustle and bustle of preparation.

The necessary items include fresh bed sheets, curtains or window coverings of  some sort, towels, a functioning light, a wastebasket, an additional blanket in case the nights get chilly and a shelf or a drawer for your guests to store their belongings in. Providing them with a fan, a clock and some extra toiletries is also a good idea – for more in-depth info I‘d recommend this guide on TidbitsAndTwine.com

Clear the most important issues up in advance

Do your guests suffer from any allergies that you should be aware of? Are they on a specific diet? Do they have any other preferences or dislikes concerning food or their surroundings?

Being aware of any food they might be allergic to is the crucial part of a stress-free weekend.

Nothing can ruin a joyful stay like a trip to the emergency center because you didn‘t know some of your guests was allergic to, say, kiwi or peanuts and you mixed some into that gorgeous cake.  You can read a more detailed plan on welcoming guests with allergies on WomansWeekly.com here.

Do not be afraid to ask questions and take the time to ensure that their individual needs are attended to. If the houseguests have small children, you can try and track down some baby gear to borrow for the duration of their stay, as well as make sure that there is something in the fridge that the children can eat.

Get a quality air mattress

If you are not able to offer your houseguests the comfort of a guest room, or even if there is no futon or daybed available at your apartment, do not lose any sleep over it. A good air mattress can be just as comfortable, if not more so, as the aforementioned options.

However, before you invest in one, there are some key issues that you should consider. Choose a size which will comfortably fit within the free space that you have in your apartment, while also allowing your guests to have a good night‘s sleep. If you have elderly guests coming over, buy a high-rise air mattress – the low-rise variety will be difficult for them to get in and out of.

Pay attention to the weight capacity of your preferred air bed, especially if some of your guests are heavyset. Make sure that your mattress has a built-in pump or, even better, a secondary ‘never-flat‘ pump, which automatically inflates the mattress if it loses some of its pressure during the night.

The topic of choosing a good air mattress can easily be a topic on its own, but the full scope of it is beyond this article – my go-to resource about choosing a good air bed is TheSleepStudies.com.

Create a welcoming and homely environment from the very start

Remember that the first impression is always a lasting one. Even if the guests are arriving late, make sure to light some candles in their room, provide a cozy place for them to sit down and relax at after the journey, as well as some beverages and snacks to munch on.

Give your guests a brief house tour

If they are new to your home show the guests around your apartment once they arrive. Let them know where they can find extra blankets, toiletries, dishes and anything else that they might need. If there are any quirks that they should be aware of – such as a toilet that has to be flushed in a certain way, – point them out as well.

Respect their privacy and their sleeping schedule

This is particularly important if the guests are staying in your living room. Take extra care to provide them with as much private space as is possible under the circumstances. If they prefer heading to bed early, allow them to do that and retire to your bedroom in the evening, leaving them to rest undisturbed.

Let them help you out with some small tasks around the house

Helping you wash the dishes or set the table is a way for your guests to repay you for your hospitality. Do not preclude them from doing that if they offer their assistance. In fact, doing chores with them can be a great bonding experience.

Relax and let things go

Some additional chaos and clutter is unavoidable in a situation where there are more people inside your house than usual.

Do not let the stress overtake you. Just relax and enjoy the company of your guests – the mess is only temporary and you will miss your loved ones after they leave.

A good day for everyone

This is pretty much all you need to know in order to be an incredible host. Your guests are sure to feel happy and grateful as long as you put these tips to use – and they will return the favour once the tables are turned and it is you who is stepping over their threshold!

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Planning a Birthday Celebration for Kids – Tips and Ideas

By Guest Blogger, Ian P.

Planning a Birthday Celebration for Kids – Tips and Ideas

 

If your wallet is thin but there’s a child’s birthday coming up, of course that a birthday party is in order, no matter the circumstances. However, you don’t have to spend a mountain of cash to make your kid happy. Try to skip the pricey off-site party and opt for hosting a birthday party at home. It may involve a little more work, but the important thing is that your kid will be happy all the same. We’re going to give you tips on how to throw a kid’s party on a budget and give you some ideas for fun and games for the guests that come.

 

Choose a theme

Although a theme is not really imperative, if you want to go the extra mile, you can try to make a themed birthday party:

        If your child is 3-5 years old, a simple theme such as bugs, butterflies or cars can make a huge difference.

        6-8 years old can be Princess, Pirate themed, or any fantasy they love, such as Harry Potter or the like.

        For children over 8, they’ve probably developed a more personalized taste, so you can even try and consult with them about the theme and what can be possible to achieve.

 

How to organize a birthday party on a budget?

Now that you’ve determined the theme, it’s time for planning. If you do this correctly, you can throw an awesome party and everyone will enjoy.

        If you want to save some expenses, saving on food can help you a great deal. Believe it or not, the time of the party can make or break your budget. If you throw you child’s party around lunch or dinner time, naturally, people will assume there will be food. Instead, have the party at a time when you know people will come after lunch or dinner. That way you can easily get away with having a cake and something festive to drink.

        If you want to save money, time and stress altogether, don’t invite a bunch of kids. That, plus their parents can be a nightmare to take care of. A general rule of thumb can be to invite as many kids as much as your child has years. Or, simply limit it to the closest friends your child has (or the ones they talk about most often), not the whole class in school or kindergarten.

        Many people also spend a mountain of cash just on birthday party decorations, when in fact they don’t realize that children don’t even pay much attention to it. The only thing they are interested in are balloons and maybe party hats – that’s enough to make them feel festive and special, and you can even hand those out to each kid to take home, since it’s not costly.

 

What about entertainment?

Instead of the built-in entertainment of a bouncy house or gym full of trampolines, play some super fun party games or plan a craft that is both age-appropriate and fit to the theme of your party. Arts and crafts can always be a fun activity for children, and you can also match it to the theme of your party!

Were you thinking how to catch your child’s birthday party in essence? A Photo Booth Hire Wollongong might be a right solution, as children will be thrilled to stand in line and take silly photos, for a party that will be remembered.

Besides that, you can turn to numerous classic outdoor kid games that all guests would enjoy in, such as Kickball, Hide-and-Seek, Tag, Red Rover, Hopscotch and many others. Avoid lapses in activities, that’s when kids chase each other screaming, or run upstairs. Since kids trickle in at different times, offer simple opening activities and ease them into something more serious.

 

Conclusion

In the end, you don’t have to do everything by yourself. If friends or family aren’t an option, you don’t have to spend a fortune on the event coordinator – you can simply hire a babysitter or two to help. Kids will love to have them at the celebration and you’ll appreciate the much needed extra pair of hands. Your part doesn’t have to be better than others – the goal is for everyone to have fun, and that’s all that matters.

 

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Online Education?

What Are The Pros and Cons of Online Education?

In the past decade, the accessibility of the internet has opened up a whole world of opportunities. No need to trawl the shops, you can conveniently order online. No need to attend a physical workplace, you could work from home or set up your own home business. You don’t even need to attend a traditional college or university these days. Studying from home can allow you to reach your goals in a way that suits you, although as with anything there are pros and cons involved. Here are a few things to consider if you’re planning on enrolling onto an online course.

Pros: Flexibility

Not everyone has the luxury of being able to commit years to study. Maybe you have other commitments such as children, or you have to care for a sick or elderly relative. Maybe you need to be able to work a certain number of hours to be able to afford to live. With traditional college or university courses, you have to attend at fixed times and work everything else around this. However, studying online allows you to be flexible. You could work or take care of any other commitments during the day, and study online during evenings and weekends. If your line of work requires you to have a lot of experience under your belt, it also makes it easier for volunteering. Take psychology for example; when you’re looking at online courses mental health counseling is one option to consider. After you’ve enrolled on this, you could look for volunteering positions in mental health hospitals or other centers. If you did this alongside it, it would help to give you the experience you need. That way once you finish you’re ready to apply for paid work right away due to having both qualifications and practical experience.

Cons: Motivation

For some people, physically attending a class with a lecturer and other classmates can be motivating. Studying in the traditional way can allow you to feel like you’re doing things ‘properly’- you’re not distracted by things at home and attending in person can give a sense of accomplishment. If you live in a hectic or busy household, perhaps with young children or a house share with other students, finding the concentration you need can be tricky when it comes to studying from home. If you prefer to keep your study and personal life separate and have the peace and concentration that comes from a formal lecture, then a traditional college or university may be your best bet.

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Pros: Convenience

When you study from home, you have everything you need with you at all times. All you will need is your laptop, and you can access the study materials and online library from anywhere. Maybe you work a job that requires you to travel a lot- no problem as you can study from anywhere at any time. Maybe you live far away from the nearest good college or university, no problem as no commute is needed when you work from home. There’s no worry about physically getting yourself where you need to be because all of your course can be accessed instantly.

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6 Simple Tips on Saving Money while Cleaning Your Home

By Guest Blogger Sammy D.

6 Simple Tips on Saving Money while Cleaning Your Home

There are a variety of ways to help clean your home that don’t include having to spend a lot of money.  Here we give you 6 tips to make your home sparkle and to keep your hard-earned money saved for a rainy day.

Clean Your Home Frequently

By maintaining a clean home daily, means that you won’t have to worry about deep cleaning your house with tougher cleansers which will save you money down the road. Regular vacuuming, mopping, and dusting of furniture goes a long way in having a clean home so that you won’t have to play catch-up with your cleaning later.

Buy No-Name Cleaning Products

Many no-name cleaning products work just as effectively as brand-name products but cost a lot less. Overall, the main cleaning components are the same in the cheaper brand, so your house will still have the same clean result.

Buy Cleaning Products on Sale or at a Cheaper Store

If you feel as though you prefer some brand-name products over the cheaper variety, you can still find a lot of these products on sale or save with the use of coupons. Knowing where to shop for these preferred products can also cut your costs, as some stores charge more compared to others. Try visiting a dollar store to get some great deals on brand-name products that you love.

Buy Cheaper House-Hold Appliances

When choosing a product to aid in cleaning your home, the more expensive ones are not always the ones that allow for the best clean of your home. Research online if you are unsure, and see the ratings of some less expensive options.

For example, a budget vacuum cleaner can often clean as well as a more expensive model. For under $200, you can purchase a vacuum cleaner that will serve you well for all of your cleaning needs. To save money, you can also choose to purchase a vacuum cleaner that works on carpets alone and sweep any hard floor surfaces in your home.

When wanting to wash your floor, buying products where you are having to constantly purchase replacements of disposable wet pads can add up quickly. Instead, buy a cheaper, reusable, and washable soft fabric mop head to wash your floor.

Choose Multi-Purpose Cleaners

If you feel like you have to purchase a specific cleaner for a unique task, keep in mind that each individual cleaner adds up to a lot of clutter and a lot of extra cost. Although you may not be able to clean your mirror with the same product you use to clean your toilet, there are a lot of multipurpose cleaners out there that are great at doing just that, cleaning multiple areas of your home. They will also save you wasted money on specialized products that are often increased in price.

Make Your Own Cleaning Products

By making your own cleaning products, not only are you saving yourself some money, but you are also creating a product that is better for the environment, and in turn, better for you.

The internet is full of websites that will provide you with a list of ingredients of what you need, and also include how-to directions to aid you in making your own cleaning products. These can include all purpose cleaners, floor cleaners, glass and mirror sprays, deodorizers and even stain cleaners.

The ingredients needed to make these products are relatively cheap and can also be bought in bulk from a variety of stores.

Don’t feel as though to keep your home looking its best requires that you spend a lot of money. Save your money and try some of these tips to keep your home clean and keep your money in your wallet.

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Tips on First-Time False Eyelashes

Tips on First-Time False Eyelashes

Everyone seems to rave about their eyelashes these days. If you were born with a set long and full, maybe all you need is a good mascara. But others are suffering from the barely there, but not brave enough to try the false lashes yet.

I personally never tired false lashes until recently. I was a ball of nerves after watching endless tutorials of women and makeup artists that have been doing since the first season of the Kardashin’s. But I curbed my fear, and gave it a go.

I’ve got two things to say

Don’t be scared.

You won’t be a pro… That takes time.

 

But, you will get great results if you follow these basic tips

First, I purchased my lashes from Motives size #112

You’ll need white or black adhesive to place the lash. The white color dries clear, yet the black glue looks more natural on most lashes.

Remove the lashes from the case and measure them first, to make sure they fit the eye. If they are too long, trim from the outside.

I then applied Motives Liquid Eyeliner and a light coat of Motives Mascara

While that dried, I grabbed the smooth adhesive.

Putting a large dap of glue on the back of my hand, I used the handle side of my tweezers to paint the glue onto the eyelash. The adrenaline will drive you to want to put the lash on immediately, but don’t! Wait about 20-30 seconds. Once the adhesive is tacky, they are ready to be placed.

Placement

Aim for the center above the lash line, then move outwards and inwards to the corners of the eye. Press the lashes into your real lashes with either your finger tips or tweezers. I prefer the tweezers.

After the lashes are in place, you may need to reapply the liquid eyeliner to clean up the finished look.

My first rodeo wasn’t Hollywood perfect, but I was happy with the results and received many complements on my appearance.

Oh, and don’t worry about removing false eyelashes. Using a water-wet paper towel or makeup pad, hold it on the eye for several seconds and the lash will wipe away.

Good Luck! You got this!

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Ways of Implementing Order in Your Life

By Guest Blogger Ian P.

Ways of Implementing Order in Your Life

 

Growing up means learning how to navigate life in the best way possible and becoming a functioning member of society. At the same time, we all strive to achieve the feeling of holding all (or at least) some strings in our hands. However, it is not uncommon that most people didn’t grow into an organized adult, and they never learned the basics, which now affects their professional and private life. If you are one of those with an iron will, but without the skill or knowledge on where to start, read on as we present to you the four fundamentals of implementing order in your life.

Work on your mindset

First and foremost – start by finding a way to change your outlook. If you’re reading this article, chances are that you’ve struggled with organizing your life before and had little to no success. So perhaps the best way of going about it is to start from yourself. Figure out what stops you from keeping a timely schedule, from an organized room, from doing your chores, or prioritizing things in your life. The reasons can be of all sorts: from serious ones, like depression, to more easily manageable ones, like fatigue, or simple laziness. Take the time to dig in and find the root of your problems, as that is 80% of the battle.

To-do list

When you’re just beginning to organize your life, figuring out how to stay on top of everything can take its toll. More than likely, it’ll be tempting to quit under the pressure of remembering what needs to be done and when. At this early stage, you will want to have a to-do list. Buy yourself a planner, or a single pad if you prefer to keep it simple. Write down what needs to be done, then prioritize the chores. Start small by making daily lists, then gradually evolve to weekly and monthly goals. You will rid yourself of a lot of unnecessary stress.

De-clutter

This probably goes without saying, but the most common type of disorder we all struggle with is the one in our homes. Cluttered rooms contribute to the feeling of disorganization and loss in our own everyday life. The only solution to this problem is to sort everything out. Clear your wardrobe of old clothes, attic and basement of old utilities, unused furniture and unfinished projects. You can give them away to charity, sell them, toss them, or as experts from cheap storage Sydney advise store them until you decide. Don’t pressure yourself into knowing immediately what to do. Most things can have sentimental value and it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Online presence

Oddly enough, time spent online can play a huge factor in the lack of order in your life. Take note of how many hours a day you spend on the internet, and whether it is social media, streaming videos, or doing something of substance. What many of us don’t realize is that, while informative and useful, the internet is a wonderful distraction. When we decrease our daily online activities, we find ourselves with a surprising amount of ‘additional’ time for other, perhaps more productive activities. This can be another good way to bring order to your life – eliminate all unnecessary distractions and time-wasting online activities.

Lastly

Take the process easy on yourself. The changes won’t happen over night, but they should be on a steady rise. Get yourself a notepad or a planner, decide on your priorities throughout the day, and clear out all the physical clutter to keep a de-cluttered mind as well. Having a semblance of order in your life is not something you earn once, but a skill used constantly. You simply get better at it, and learn to use your time in a more practical, economical manner.

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6 Ways of Getting Your Body Ready for Summer

By Guest Blogger Diana S.

6 Ways of Getting Your Body Ready for Summer

 

Summer is almost here and it is time to get our bodies ready for it. Long days at the beach are slowly closing in and you want to be sure you are ready to rock your new bathing suit and enjoy the summer. If you think you’ve put on a little weight or you just want to tone up your muscles, here are some of the changes that need to be incorporated.

Stay hydrated

Water is essential throughout the whole year, but during the summer you have to pay attention to it even more. Summer can be harsh on our bodies since strong sun dries out our skin and we lose plenty of water by sweating. That’s why you need to start drinking plenty of water right now. Additionally, if you are working out for the summer, the lack of water will make your workout sessions less effective because hydration is essential for performance and fat-burning.

Cut back on processed food

Bread, pasta, bagels, crackers and cookies are all filled with bad processed carbohydrates that will do you no good. They certainly are tasty, but such foods are filled with sodium and preservatives that will hold water in your body and cause bloating. So, if you are craving some food and you are at the store, check the ingredients listed on the package. If you cannot read or pronounce the ingredients, don’t eat it. Instead, opt for small servings of fresh fruit and veggies that will actually help you get ready for summer.

Increase the intake of natural diuretics

In order to lose a few pounds and get rid of all the toxins in your body, you should rely on natural diuretics. Such foods will make it easier for your body to get rid of excess fluids. These include cucumbers, lemons, green tea, asparagus and any other foods that have a higher concentration of potassium, vitamin C, magnesium and caffeine. Plus, such foods are rich in antioxidants that will protect your skin from the negative effects of the sun.

Exercise more

If you want a bikini body, then you must not skip exercising. Get your gym wear ready and commit to an intensive full-body strength workout at least three times a week. Such a workout will burn the calories, boost your metabolism and help you develop muscles. Also, make your belly and bottom top priorities. Glutes (bottom muscles) are some of the biggest muscles in your body and they will require more energy and effort, which will result in more burnt calories. As far as your belly is concerned, it is one of the essential elements of looking good, so commit to some core exercises three times a week.

Reduce alcohol

Every type of alcohol contains plenty of bad calories that will only pile up. So, if you’re used to drinking every once in a while, try cutting back. You will reduce the calorie intake and you will feel better overall. Plus, you will manage to preserve a healthy metabolism and it will be much easier to exercise and get better results with a limited alcohol intake.

Try fake tanning

Lastly, you can try out fake tanning and be completely ready for summer. You don’t want to show up on the beach pale and almost see-through and lack of tan might get you some serious sunburns. So, try out different tanning options before you go out and enjoy the sun.

Don’t wait the last minute to start working on your summer body. Commit to exercising and watch your diet and you will be ready in no time.

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The Moving Home Manifesto!

The Moving Home Manifesto!

Moving home is never easy yet some people seem to thrive on the adrenaline rush of packing up all their belongings and heading to the other end of the country! Others, hate the prospect of relocation and do everything that they can stay put. Whichever category you fall into, there are some things that you simply have to consider when you are selecting your new home and arranging the move.

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Selecting the location of your new home.

There are several factors that you have to take into account when you are selecting your new home. The most important is location. Obviously, you want somewhere that looks and ‘feels’ nice and seems to be somewhere that you could fit in. However, there are several practical issues to bear in mind when you are making your decision.

You need to think about;

  • How far away is the new house from where you work? What is the traffic like at peak times and what are the public transport links like? Could you walk or cycle to work?
  • What are the local schools like? This is obviously vital if you have children already or are planning on having kids soon.
  • What are house prices doing in the area? If house prices are rising, this house could be an excellent investment. If they are falling, it could be a financial disaster.
  • What are the local amenities like? Where will you do your shopping? Where will you exercise and where will you socialise?

Take a few weeks to familiarise yourself with the area before you make any final decisions. Moving home is expensive and so you don’t want to do it too many times unless you really want to.

Getting ready to move

The day of the move is always going to be hard work but with the right help you can achieve it without too much stress. Select a professional firm like these movers who provide an all-round service. You can get help from them to de-clutter before you go. This can help with selling your house (it makes it look bigger) and gives you less to unpack at the other end. You can also use their storage facility to keep larger items that are getting in the way and get them delivered to your new home.

Start preparing to move several weeks before you actually have to go. Pack up all the things that you do not need regularly. The loft and the basement are the obvious places to start. You will be surprised by how much stuff you are willing to donate, give or throw away at this stage!

Organize your packing by room and label everything. You may not unpack all the boxes for several weeks after you arrive and you may need to find something in a hurry!

Once you have everything packed up in your trucks it is only polite to give the house a quick clean. After all, that’s what you will want to see when you arrive at your new house!

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Spring Cleaning–For the Dogs

By Guest Blogger, Courtney Heitter

 

Spring Cleaning–For the Dogs

 

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It’s time to take on a year’s worth of dirt which your dog has almost definitely made worse. Your four-legged family member may produce a lot of dirt and hair, but he also produces a lot of happiness and love for your family. Be kind to your pet and utilize spring cleaning methods recommended by Rover.com that won’t harm him or the rest of your family.

 

Because residue from cleaning products can be picked up by your pet, it’s important to use products that won’t harm them. You likely have most of these products in your home already!

 

White vinegar and baking soda

 

These multi-purpose solutions are incredibly versatile and safe for your family, four-legged members included. If you desire a foaming cleanser, simply mix baking soda with lemon juice, and use it as a bathroom cleaner to make your tub shine. For a deodorizing cleaner, sprinkle baking soda on your carpet, leave it for five minutes and vacuum it up. Accidents happen–for more in-depth information about safely cleaning your carpets, check this out.

 

If you need a wood floor cleaner, try white vinegar. Dilute a half cup of vinegar with one gallon of water to create an all-purpose cleaner for your countertops, windowsills, etc. To dull the harsh smell of vinegar, add lemon juice.

 

Borax

 

Bleach is harmful to humans and pets, so stick with a safe alternative. Try borax for cleaning stains in carpet and clothing. Mix a half cup of borax with two tablespoons each of salt and borax for a heavy-duty carpet-stain remover. For laundry, use borax instead of bleach for your whites.

 

Hydrogen peroxide

 

Hydrogen peroxide is a safe alternative to heavy chemicals; it breaks down quickly to water and oxygen when utilized for cleaning. This solution is great for germ killing–try the ratio of 25% hydrogen peroxide to 70% white vinegar and a bit of water to utilize this powerful cleaner.

 

 

Pet-marketed cleaners

There are numerous options found on the internet or at your local pet store. If you’re strapped for time and need a cleaner stat, these are a good option. Just be sure to double-check that the item is pet-friendly so that the whole family is safe during cleaning.

 

 

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Your home is your sanctuary. Using non-toxic cleaners ensures that your home remains a safe haven for all of its inhabitants. Keeping your home comfortable and habitable doesn’t need to be an expensive or difficult endeavor. These methods also leave room for creativity, as you can experiment with different scents and uses (just make sure any scents used are pet safe, too). A safely clean home makes for a clean mind.

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