Posted in Clean and Organize, healthy home, Home Concierge, Well Being

#WellnessWednesday

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The question remains: do fit people have more energy to clean their homes or are they disciplined in terms of their fitness and household cleanliness or do they simply call in help? Regardless, keeping a clean home has its benefits – a potentially fit body being just one of them.

Peace Harmony & Keeping it Clean!

XO Cheryl

 

Posted in Clean and Organize, Color Therapy, Designers, Home Design

#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!

Contact me to schedule a complimentary consultation today! (860)961.6824 or  cchomeconcierge@gmail.com 

 

 

Posted in Beach House Rentals, Clean and Organize, Family, Memories, southeastern ct, Summer Rental

Don’t Say Goodbye . . . Say So Long

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            Closing The 

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                                        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

 

Posted in Classrooms, Clean and Organize, Daycare Cleaning, Tidying Up

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.

 

 

Posted in Clean and Organize, Eclectic, Green Products, Trendy

#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!”