Whether your region is prone to hurricanes, blizzards, tornadoes, flooding or wildfires, it’s important to know the best ways to keep your home and family safe. Having evacuation plans, packing emergency bags and staying aware of the threat of oncoming storms are important to your personal safety. We’re here today to talk specifically about how you can protect your home from excessive damage caused by flooding, high winds and extreme temperatures. Continue reading "How to Prep Your Home For Storms"
For a lot of America fall is a time to celebrate. Football is back, school is back, leaves are changing colors, and pumpkin spice flavoring is everywhere. But as summer starts winding down, our homes might need a re-fresher. Spring cleaning is all about clearing the clutter and brightening our homes up. Fall cleaning is really about getting your home ready for colder weather. Here are a few things that we recommend you get done before fall is in full swing. Continue reading "End of Summer Cleaning List"
  The summer is slowly starting to wind down and pools will soon be closing, unless you are fortunate to live in a warm climate. Even though the splashing might be ending, the upkeep has just begun. Anyone who owns a swimming pool knows that it is a year-round responsibility. The off season is a great time to install or revisit safety issues. There are a lot common sense safety tips out there, but here are some that are outside the box. Continue reading "4 Ways to Keep Your Pool Safe Year Round"
As far as cleaning routines and tedious chores go, we all make excuses to get out of them. We say we’re too busy, we’ll do it tomorrow, someone else will pick it up… But how do we break this messy house cycle? Window Genie is here to offer a couple of small changes you can make in your daily routine that’ll make a huge difference in keeping your house clean and tidy. A little goes a long way in this list of new habits that will keep your house clean year-round. Continue reading "10 Tricks to Keeping Your Home Clean"
When house hunting, it’s important to know the difference between a big deal, and a little deal. Hideous wallpaper? Not a deal breaker. Cracked foundation? Deal breaker. It’s important to have a hard line on “needs,” and to be aware that you may not get all your “wants.” Knowing what to look for, and what to overlook, can make your house hunting experience a lot less stressful. While buying a house is a very complicated, important decision… here is a list of 3 things to consider during your search - that you may not have considered! Continue reading "3 Things to Keep in Mind When Buying a House"
Updating your home so it’s more safe, efficient and functional is important. Saving energy means saving money – a win, win! Even a few small changes can make a big difference… and there’s a ton of things you can do today to make an impact on the environment and your bank account! Check out our list below, and let us know which ones you’ve tried – and what some of your favorite energy savings tips are that we missed! Continue reading "Home Efficiency Tips from Window Genie"
Even though we embrace technology in most areas of our life, cleaning seems to still be in the dark ages. Improved efficiency, monetary savings, and quality are the benefits of including technology in cleaning and housekeeping. But for some reason, we still use the same tools we’ve been using for the last 50 years.  The good news is you don’t have to. There are great alternatives to the commonly used tools. Continue reading "Use This, Not That: Cleaning Edition"
We think yes! Okay, having a clean home isn’t the answer to life’s problems… but it can help you feel more in control, relaxed and free of constant responsibility. When you’re stressed or bummed out, the last thing you want to see is a sink full of dirty dishes or toys strewn about the family room. After a long, hard day, coming home to a clean and tidy home can really elevate your mood and help you get into relaxation mode. So what is it about a fresh, clean home that just makes you feel good? How do you keep up on house work to maintain that “tidy home, tidy mind” feeling? Continue reading "Does Having a Clean Home Make You Happier?"