Halloween is on the way, so we've put together some awesome, easy costumes that are great for the last minute DIYers. No need to scour the internet or pay a visit to any kitschy, pop-up costume outlet, because we've got you covered. With these ideas, you can still look festive at any Halloween party without breaking a sweat — or the bank. Continue reading "Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes"
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"
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"
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"
When it comes to cleaning, things can become mundane very quickly. No one really enjoys cleaning, but sometimes using a new product or a new method can really spice up your cleaning routine. I’m not talking about using lemons and vinegar. I’m talking about using very unique and out of the box ideas that seem to work. I want to preface this by admitting that I haven’t tried any of these techniques so please be cautious. Continue reading "4 Out of the Box Cleaning Hacks"
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"
Every year around the holidays, our kitchens take a beating. If you just hosted Thanksgiving, you know exactly what I'm talking about... and no other appliance gets it worse than our poor ovens. If your oven's door glass is looking greasy and foggy - never fear! We want to share some of our favorite ways to get that glass crystal clear again: Continue reading "How to Clean Oven Door Glass"
The holiday season has arrived! That means shopping, decorating, and stoking the fire. With all the fun that surrounds the most wonderful time of year, there are some serious dangers. Window Genie wants to wish you a happy holiday with a few safety reminders. Continue reading "Holiday Safety Tips"
What’s your leaf removal strategy? A little clean-up every weekend, or one big leaf haul at the end of the season? Are you a rake person, or a leaf blower person? And who’s cleaning your gutters? It seems that throughout October and November, every time you blink there’s another layer of leaves and debris covering our lawns. Thankfully the weather across the country has been mild (if not downright unseasonably hot), and fall foliage is beautiful… because we’re sure spending a lot of time outside keeping our homes looking tidy! Here are some of our favorite leaf clean-up tips and tricks: Continue reading "Best Leaf Removal Tips and Tricks"
Making sure your fireplace/wood stove is in safe, working condition this winter is a top priority... but once you've got that squared away, it's important to also keep it looking clean! Sure, fire keeps us warm in our homes, but it's also beautiful and relaxing to watch. So, how are you supposed to enjoy a roaring fire if the glass door is all covered in soot and build-up? Luckily, cleaning your fireplace glass is much easier than you think. Continue reading "How to Clean Fireplace Glass"