Spring is right around the corner. Ahhh… The smell of fresh flowers, the joy of leaving your home without a winter jacket, and of course… spring cleaning. For a lot of you, this might make you want to go back into hibernation, but the reality is it’s a perfect time to get your home in order. There may be a few explanations as to why we as Americans feel the sudden urge to collectively purge, rearrange and restore our homes from top to bottom come springtime. Ben Franklin made us spring ahead, so who’s idea was it to spring clean? Continue reading "The History of Spring Cleaning"

Keep Your House Clean Year Round with These 10 Steps

Spring cleaning season is like New Year’s 2.0. When the warm weather hits, we make cleaning resolutions, vowing to do better with cleaning and organizing, but it gets exhausting fast! As far as cleaning routines and tedious chores go, we all make excuses. 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. No big spring cleaning haul here, a little goes a long way in this list of new habits that will keep your house clean year-round.

Continue reading "10 New Habits to Form this Spring to Keep Your Home Clean Year-Round"
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"
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"
Most people can handle their to-do list inside the home, but how many of you have the time, supplies, ability or desire to wash your house, deck and driveway? Too often these outdoor chores fall to the wayside, but don’t let ‘em! No more excuses: Window Genie is here to offer our top 3 reasons you should have a professional house wash this summer. Continue reading "3 Real Reasons to Get a House Wash"
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"
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?"

Nothing is as tough on your windows as hard water. Hard water is a term that is often associated with large cities or a very industrialized area. The nasty truth about hard water is that it can rear its ugly head at any time. Hard water is simply water that has a high mineral content. It is formed when water percolates through deposits of limestone and chalk. The main minerals that make up hard water are calcium and magnesium carbonates.

Almost any water that hasn’t gone through a softening process will have trace amounts of these minerals. A lot of homes in areas where hard water is prevalent are equipped with softeners that use sodium to filter the water. This method is enough to make your water taste fine, but it may not be enough to prevent deposits on your windows. Continue reading "The Hard Truth About Hard Water Stains"