#InteriorRedesign

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to pull your home together in a fresh new way starting with what you already own and within your budget?

Let CC Home Concierge Co. help you make the dreams for your home come true! We offer two main decorating packages; they include an hourly option or a one-day full-service package.

Packages may include:

  • Help with decorating a single room or an entire home.
  • Space planning.
  • Recommendations for furniture arrangement, lighting, artwork, window dressings, accessories, and finishing touches.
  • Support with remodeling choices for additions, kitchen and bath renovations (tile, flooring, countertops, etc.).
  • Help with paint color and color scheme selection.
  • Shopping assistance available with or without you (furniture, window treatments, lighting, artwork, and accessories).
  • Pre move-in consultation: We will efficiently determine what to bring to your new home making your move efficient and cost-effective.
  • Post-move-in day: Once the boxes are unpacked, CCHC will be there to help design your new home in just one day!
  • Home Staging Assistance to sell or stay.

Peace Harmony & Happy designing!

XO Cheryl

Check out How to work with me for information about how my process works in order to bring you an Organize & Simplify Life!

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Don’t Say Goodbye . . . Say So Long

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            Closing The 

                        Summer Rental

                                        for the Season

When the leaves are falling off the trees at summer homes or the snow has finally melted around the winter cabin, preparing to leave can be bittersweet.

There are many reasons to spend time closing a seasonal home properly including burst pipes, vandalism, rodents, and structural damage.

To avoid these pitfalls and make re-opening the summer home easier, here are 10 tips to help close your seasonal properties.

  1. Clean out the kitchen. Thoroughly clean out the refrigerator and unplug it; you don’t want mildew damaging your appliances in the spring. Also, clean the cabinets and cupboards.

 

  1. Clean out the living areas and bedrooms. Store away bedspreads and linens (use vacuum bags to store) — there is no place more comfortable for rodents to sleep than in your bedspread. Allow your cabin to breathe while you are away. Leave doors and drawers open to increase circulation.

 

  1. Block off the flues and stovepipes. Make sure you have closed the flue on your stove. Also, sealing flues and stovepipes with a metal cap should keep the birds and rodents out.

 

  1. Cover the windows. Plywood or thin sheet metal will do. Put handles on the outside of the wood (one on each side to make easy to pick up) and number the pieces to make next year’s close easier. Sealing your cottage will not only protect it from the weather but will also keep unwanted visitors away.

 

  1. Drain the pipes. Make certain that you drain and shut off your water before you leave for good. The last thing you want is for lingering water to freeze your pipes.

 

  1. Don’t forget the little things. Sometimes the little things are often overlooked. Make sure you forward your mail to your permanent address. Make sure your service contacts, like plumbers and electricians, know how to reach you away from the summer home. With my “snowbird” clients – I offer this service as part of my cleaning package.

 

  1. Consider security. If you are concerned about intruders, deadbolts are an option as well as hiring a year-round resident to keep his or her eyes out for you. You should also consider motion detector lights and security cameras to deter unwanted visitors.

 

  1. Remove fire hazards. This is as easy as removing all papers, newspapers, old rags, and chemicals, turning off all utilities and unplugging appliances.

 

  1. Secure outside furniture, equipment, and boats. Take the time to gather all outside furniture and clean it before you secure and cover it. Turn your small boats upside down and if there is a drain hole, open it up, making sure it is on the downhill side of any slope.

 

  1. Don’t Say Goodbye – Say So Long. Before you pull out of your driveway for the season, don’t be afraid to reflect on the wonderful season it has been. Think about all the new things that happened, special times you had and the long-lasting memories that still await. Reflection of time is priceless.

Peace Harmony & Happy Autumn!

XO Cheryl

 

Let’s Be Smart About Starting The School Year Healthy

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Cleanliness is the #1 importance for a daycare center

These facilities have specific regulations surrounding a variety of cleaning issues. Diaper changing stations, food prep areas, bathrooms, even the toys, and educational activities have cleanliness standards.

To ensure the center meets these standards, it must do so safely. This means not using chemicals dangerous to children, especially given the fact that small children frequently put things in their mouths that do not logically belong there. An inexperienced cleaning crew may inadvertently harm your charges as well as your staff. Always hire a professional cleaning company.

The Unique Challenges in Cleaning Daycare Centers

Babies and toddlers tend to put everything in their mouths. This is natural. When learning, children use all of their senses, including taste.

An additional challenge is the amount of time children spends on the floor of a daycare or preschool. Add this to their tendency to taste everything and the weaker immune system of some children, and you’ll see how quickly airborne illnesses can spread through a childcare center.

Keeping the environment sanitized presents a special challenge since typical cleaning products are incompatible with this environment. This is one of the reasons many professional cleaning companies use “green” materials when cleaning childcare facilities.

Benefits of Outsourcing Cleaning Services

Many daycares choose to outsource their cleaning. Compared to in-house cleaning, a commercial cleaner is often the most economical alternative.

With a commercial cleaner, you do not have to supply the cleaning materials or the equipment. You do not need to worry about people calling in sick, or taking personal leave. A commercial crew has the proper training to ensure your daycare center meets state regulations and the professional equipment to do so efficiently. When you use your in-house staff to complete cleaning, you have the inconvenience of cleaning occurring during business hours, or you’re paying overtime for the employees performing these tasks. You also must pay the salary and benefits of these employees, plus purchase the equipment and cleaning supplies.

Contact me today to discuss the cleaning needs of your daycare establishment. Call or text (860)961-6824 or cchomeconcierge@gmail.com.

 

 

#TrendingThursday

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What’s In? Items made by hand using sustainable materials like jute, rice paper, and clay are popular in 2019. I’m seeing people needing these grounding elements in their homes as a way to feel more in touch with the earth and their roots.

What’s Out? When space has too many things going on–to the point where you can barely utilize a surface area for function–it creates chaos. I am a lover of eclecticism, and you’ll see it in a lot of my designs, but what I don’t love, and hope to bid farewell to, is “eclecticism on steroids!”

Here’s What You Need To Know Before Lighting Up!

burn sage 2 The year is half over. Are you keeping up with your awareness of the energy in your living and workspaces?

If you feel that it’s a good idea to be “out with the old” or even time to create space for something new, clear the invisible energies to allow the newness in.

One of my favorite space-clearing rituals is a sage burning. Give it a try!

Here’s what you need and how to do it:

  1. Sage is a potent plant, and burning it is a powerful ritual: Burning sage (aka, “smudging” or “sage-ing”) is a ritual used to cleanse space or the environment from negative energy, to generate wisdom and clarity, and promote healing. The intention is everything with this ritual, so before you light up, ask yourself what you’re trying to purify, and/or heal from or release—inside you or in your space.
  2. Burning sage has roots in Native American tradition: Many cultures follow burning practices; Catholics burn frankincense in their churches, Asian cultures burn incense, and native Amazonians burn Palo Santo. The word “sage” in Latin (salvia) translates “to heal” and it’s also a word we use in our American culture to describe a wise person. In Chinese medicine, we use the Salvia root (known as “Dan Shen” in pinyin) to cool people off, soothe irritability, and calm the spirit.
  3. Sage variety matters less: White sage is preferable but any sage wand (sage wrapped by twine in a bundle to make a stick) will do. It’s really about The intention. You can order them online, or a buy sage at Walmart – Even Whole Foods carries them now!
  4. The best time to smudge…is whenever you feel like your intuition is telling you to: Favorable times to smudge are when you first move into a new home or office. “At my home office, I do it between projects and also between chapters of my book”. Another good time to smudge is on a Full moon to cleanse and purify.
Stay tuned to Part 2 of this blog

Peace Harmony & Happy Sage-ing!

XO Cheryl

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Home Fashion Fridays

BLACK & WHITE DECOR

Black and White Decor

A truly timeless design trend, black and white furnishings should be on your list of trends to incorporate into your home’s decor for 2019 and beyond. The visual contrast of black and white will provide a sense of balance and bravery to the feel of your home while lending it a graphic punch that is timeless.

MILLENNIAL PINK

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This trendy hue is getting a lot of attention again thanks to its delightfully modern feel. We’ve already seen this pink shade make its way into home decor and fashion in 2018, but for 2019 get prepared to incorporate this hue in new creative and unique ways, it’s an easy way to update any space with decorative accents, fabrications, and wall coverings.

GEOMETRIC PATTERNS

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Still, in 2019, geometric patterns are becoming a dramatic presence. Colors will be bolder with oversized patterns. This is a trend that will help make a fearless statement in any room.

70’S RETRO-CHIC

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Designers are expecting to see many nods to the 70s era. 70’s chic decor is all warm palettes, funky textures, with abstract silhouettes. Incorporating this trend into your home will bring out the stunning personality of every living room or bedroom design.

Peace Harmony & Redesign!

XO Cheryl

 

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