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5 Fantastic Ideas To Make Your Home Smell Nice and Fresh

Many consumers spend hundreds of dollars to buy either scented candles, air fresheners or other kinds of natural scents to improve their home’s indoor air quality. Every home or office has a unique smell and this scent can affect a person’s mood. Isn’t it great when you walk into your apartment, office or room and there’s a scent that makes you calm and happier? Even guests feel more relaxed in your fresh smelling space. Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your home smell nice. Here are our favourite tips to make your space smell great:

5 Fantastic Ideas To Make Your Home Smell Nice and Fresh

  1. The heavenly scent of lemon and rosemary

Fill up a pot with water, slice up one lemon, add a few sprigs of rosemary and add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Simmer it all day to fill up your home with the delightful scent.

  1. A cinnamon stick

Add a little twist of spicy and sweet scent to your house by adding cinnamon sticks to your unscented candle. You can also use it as decoration in your home. Be creative!

  1. Essential oil spray

Another affordable and effective solution to improve the scent inside your space is using essential oil spray. They come in various scents and are mostly available at your favourite local health food store.

  1. The power of lemon

Do you want to get rid of that funky smell on your refrigerator? Get a lemon and slice it in half. Place it inside your fridge and let it absorb the smell.

  1. The magical baking soda air freshener

Baking soda isn’t just an all-around cleaning agent. It can also be used to make your refrigerator smell fresh. First, find a container with a lid. It can be a coffee can, a mason jar or any plastic container. Poke holes in the lid of the container. Fill up the container about halfway with baking soda and a drop of essential oil with your favourite aroma. Shake the mixture together gently.

 

More often than not, pungent odours that linger for days are due to stains on your carpet or upholstery. Meticulous stain removal is what is needed to liberate your home from the smell. For efficient stain removal services from qualified professionals, call AIM Property Solutions. Your carpet or rug will get the best attention possible. We’ve had plenty of experience and success treating difficult stains.

 

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Guide To Vacuuming Like A Pro

Guide To Vacuuming Like A Pro

Most everyone has tried vacuuming, and it seems like a relatively simple task. It might surprise you to discover that there is actually a proper way to do it. There are strategies and tricks to do it correctly and efficiently. Learn how to vacuum like a pro with our quick and easy guide.

Guide To Vacuuming Like A Pro

The Proper Way to Vacuum

  • Before doing anything, your vacuum should be cleaned first. It is the first thing that needs to be cleaned. Otherwise, you’re just adding more dust to the surfaces you’re supposed to be cleaning.
  • If you don’t really enjoy vacuuming the carpet, do it slowly. What you can do is vacuum each room one day at a time so that you will not become tired easily compared to cleaning all of them in just one day.
  • Do not allow the dust to build up which is why you have to vacuum the carpet consistently every week.
  • The area needs to be ready for vacuuming so clear it of any items. It’s important that you see everything that needs to be vacuumed so you don’t miss a spot.
  • You need to go the entire area when vacuuming a carpet so that all of the dirt and pollutants are picked up.
  • To make sure you’ve cleaned thoroughly, vacuum the surface a few more times.
  • If you want to be efficient, use the right attachments based on the surface you’re cleaning, whether it’s hardwood, carpet or tiles.
  • Large pieces of furniture also accumulate dust and may even hide pests. Do not forget to vacuum under couches and tables. Your furniture needs to be moved around so that you will be able to vacuum the spots that are not easy to access.
  • Your shoes will leave a trace of dirt as you walk out of the room; so after you are done with one room, vacuum on your way out.

Vacuuming is the first step to maintaining your carpet. Carpet manufacturers still recommend professional carpet cleaning for a longer-lasting carpet. Whenever your carpet is due for some cleaning, call AIM Property Solutions. We can come anytime to help you out, and you are assured of excellent carpet cleaning service.

 

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5 Best Tips for Workplace Pest Problems

5 Best Tips for Workplace Pest Problems

Keeping pests away is important both at home and in your workplace. Think about the health risks to your employees, plus insects and rodents in the office don’t give a good impression about your business to clients. Luckily, there are pest control tips you can follow to rid your workplace of these unwanted tiny guests:

5 Best Tips for Workplace Pest Problems

  1. Possible entry areas should be sealed

Most buildings and residences can be guarded against pests by limiting their access to possible entry points. Have all cracks and holes sealed. Go around your building and check for any areas and spots that could attract and provide entrance to pests, no matter how small. These cracks and holes should be sealed using caulk or foam.

  1. Problems with the drainage

Like humans, pests also rely on water to survive. Your drainage should be clear and problem-free to discourage pests from staying in them. It’s best to consult a contractor to help you with this dilemma.

  1. Always take out the trash

No matter what your business is, it will always produce garbage. Even if your trash is mostly composed of boxes and paper, pests love to make them into a home. Be sure to have the garbage removed every week and frequently power wash the garbage area.

  1. Eating areas should be kept clean

This is where your employees spend their breaks for meals and snacks. If you do not include keeping the area clean a part of their duties, a cleaning team should be called to keep it well-maintained. If you allow food to be kept there, require them to keep the food sealed all the time and spills should be avoided as much as possible. Additionally, one of the best ways to keep the office clean is to prohibit the bringing of food to desks or workstations.

  1. Redesign your exterior and landscaping

To keep pests away from your place of business, make sure that the landscaping will not attract pests. The trees and shrubs should always be cut, and they should not be located too near your building. The lawn needs to be maintained as well. You can always hire a professional to do it for you.

AIM Property Solutions offers top-quality pest control services for residences and commercial establishments. Call us today to find out how to keep your office clean and pest-free.

 

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Carpet Stain Removal: Make Nail Polish Vanish

Carpet Stain Removal: Make Nail Polish Vanish

Nail polish is lovely to look at if they’re on our nails. Unfortunately, sometimes, we accidentally spill nail polish on the carpet, and it looks like the carpet might be doomed for life. It looks impossible to remove those eye-catching stains. Take heart; there is no reason for you to panic. Removing these stains is not as hard as you think.

Carpet Stain Removal:  Make Nail Polish Vanish

That one product you will need

Removing nail polish from your carpet only needs acetone, but do not make the mistake of pouring it directly on the carpet. Acetone might be very effective, but it is a harsh chemical that can cause damage even to the padding of your carpet. Put a small amount of acetone on a washcloth and pre-test this product on an inconspicuous area of the carpet. Once you’re satisfied that the acetone has no adverse effects on your carpet, dab it onto the area where the nail polish spilled.

After blotting the stain with acetone, take a clean, dry cloth and gently dab at the stain again. Doing this will remove the excess acetone that can later on damage your carpet even more. Look for any residue and blot it off using another dry cloth.

To finalize everything, use an all-purpose spotter

This is the final thing to do in removing the nail polish from your carpet. Apply the spotter on the stain then take a clean cloth to repeatedly but gently press on it. This is to ensure that nothing is left on the carpet. The acetone needs to be completely gone because of the damage it might cause, and any excess needs to be eliminated thoroughly.

That’s all you need to do whenever you end up with nail polish on your carpet. All it takes is acetone, clean, dry pieces of cloth, an all-purpose spotter and you’re good to go.

If the stain refuses to budge, call AIM Property Solutions for the best stain removal service. We can eliminate those nasty stains and bring your carpet’s beauty back. Stains are manageable if you have the right technique, proper information and expert hands.   

 

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Where to Place an Area Rug in Your Home

Where to Place an Area Rug in Your Home

So you wanted to freshen up the look of your home but couldn’t find the carpet that best fits your style and budget.  You ended up not having a carpet at all and just settling with your tile, concrete or wood flooring. But do you know that area rugs can be a great alternative to a wall-to-wall carpet?

Aside from a variety of designs, colours, shapes, and sizes to match your taste, area rugs also provide comfort and warmth over your hard flooring.  You can easily change it when you get bored with the colour or want to revamp the look of your home.  Below are the areas in your home where you can add some style using your rugs.

Where to Place an Area Rug in Your Home

Living Room

The living room is where we relax and get comfortable and also the usual place to entertain guests. An area rug creates an atmosphere that gives character and elegance, making the space both inviting and relaxing.  It also gives comfort and warmth to your feet during the winter nights and early mornings.

Bedroom

Decorating your bedroom with an area rug creates a relaxing atmosphere for a good night’s sleep. Getting up during winter nights and mornings is a little bit easier as the area rugs provide warmth for your bare feet.

Playroom

If you have a playroom at home, choose a playful colour and design that will appeal to your little ones. An area rug doesn’t just make it comfortable for your children to play; it’s also a way to keep them safe when playing on your hard flooring.

Bathroom

Who says you can’t decorate your bathroom with an area rug just because it’s rarely seen? Area rugs can bring a nice touch to your bathroom and add comfort.

Your area rugs will look great for many years to come with the right care and professional rug cleaning. Let the qualified and experienced experts at AIM Property Solutions handle all your cleaning concerns, from rug cleaning to carpet cleaning.

 

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5 Spring Cleaning Tips for A Happier and Healthier Home

5 Spring Cleaning Tips for A Happier and Healthier Home

It’s that season once again for giving your home some top-to-bottom buffing that will keep it in great shape all throughout the year.  But just thinking about the whole process can be discouraging. Arm yourself with these great spring cleaning ideas, for you to have a happier and healthier home in no time.

5 Spring Cleaning Tips for A Happier and Healthier Home

1.  Declutter your home

Get rid of unused and unnecessary items that are piling up in your closets and your storage rooms. Organize your stuff into three categories: donate, keep and sell. If there are some items you don’t need to keep, you can earn a few dollars by having a garage sale.  You’d be amazed at how useful your things can be to other people. If you can’t sell the items, free up your space and do a good deed by giving them to a charity.

2.  Create a different mood

As the weather gets warmer, try changing your bedding, towels, and table linen to different colours to create another mood. Change them according to seasons and special holidays, so it can bring a nice atmosphere for your family and guests.

3.  Decorate your home with plants

Plants and flowers bring a nice touch to your home. Their vibrant colours and earthy tones bring life and a great ambiance into your space. Indoor plants create a calming and relaxing environment for your home

4.  Clean everything you can

When it comes to spring cleaning, it’s important to clean every accessible surface, from floors, cupboards and drawers, to light fixtures, windows and walls of every corner of your house. With everything cleaned up, your home will gleam and glisten like new.

5.  Clean your carpet and upholstery

Your carpet and upholstery must have collected tons of dirt, grime and soil particles during the winter season. To preserve your investment in its gorgeous state, thorough upholstery and carpet cleaning is essential. It’s best to hire a professional to have your carpet and upholstery deep cleaned. They will remove annoying spots and pet odour off your carpet leaving it sparkling clean and smelling fresh.

Whenever you need carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning, contact the experts at AIM Property Solutions and get only excellent service.

 

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