3 Home Care Tips for Working Parents

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Wednesday, February 22, 2017)

Streak free, no scumYou’ve worked hard for your home and decorated with care, but maintaining the beauty and cleanliness of living space can be hard for working parents. Lovely fixtures like glass shower enclosures become eyesores when marred by scum and grime, but how can we find time to prevent these disasters? Check out our 3 home care tips and come up with some fresh ideas of your own!

Tip #1
Create habits of maintenance. 
Basically, you want to put into practice the old admonition that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This entails fostering home maintenance habits that keep fixtures and furniture from ever reaching the filthy stage to begin with. Examples include:

• Keeping a squeegee or a basket of towels near your home’s glass shower doors and teaching kids to dry the glass after use.
• Taking turns clearing and wiping the dining table after each use.
• Making a rule that bedrooms have to be tidy before TV can be watched.
• Creating a before bed cleanup routine for yourself, such as pour a cup of herbal tea, turn on calming music, walk around picking up toys and clothes, and then get your cooled tea and sit down with a favorite book.

Tip #2Select items that are easy to care for. 

Along the same vein, we suggest choosing home furnishings and décor with your kids in mind. Opt for items that resist stains and damage and are easy to clean. Here are some specific ideas:

• Add a protective glass tabletop to your dining table.
• Buy slipcovers for your dining chairs.
• Order ShowerGuard glass or glass treated with EnduroShield for your shower doors and enclosures.
• Purchase couches and chairs with stain resistant upholstery treatment.
• Veer toward easily cleaned flooring, such as wood, rather than carpet.

Clutter free, living space

Tip #3:
Minimize clutter in your home environment. 

Reducing clutter instantly makes your home look neater, but it also makes it easier to clean. Throw out items like broken toys and unattractive knick knacks, and donate nice items that you just don’t use. Next, create a place for everything. It can be helpful to add glass shelving, baskets, or cubbies to your décor if more storage is needed. A final benefit of decluttering is that it makes the task of dusting shelves, tables, and cabinets much less daunting. When you only have to move a couple items off each surface, the dusting goes much more quickly!

Finally, working parents should keep in mind that ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. makes a great partner in home improvement. We know you’re busy and are here to make adding glass and mirror to your home a stress-free project. We provide a free initial consultation and quote, offer professional installation of your items, and are committed to your satisfaction from start to finish. Call today to learn more – 703-257-7150!


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