#ChampionMom - Should You Set New Year's Resolutions as a Family?

By: christineh Monday December 31, 2018 comments

The New Year is approaching and many of us are already dreading the worst part of starting 2019 namely, the New Years resolutions. Many people have found success in setting resolutions with friends or family members. They find that the camaraderie helps keep them motivated and that sometimes they can even turn it into a healthy competition. But should you set New Years resolutions as a family, especially with little kids? Lets take a look at the benefits of doing just that: Group support One of the most effective ways to... Read More

The Holidays Are Over - Time to Clean Your Upholstery

By: christineh Wednesday December 26, 2018 comments

The holidays are now officially over and chances are youre looking around your house wondering just what the heck happened to it. For some, the relatives may have stayed a lot longer than wanted, providing proof of Benjamin Franklins maxim that fish and visitors smell after three days. For others, the holiday parties probably left the home looking a little worse-for-wear. So now that you are fully recovered (or getting there), its time to start looking at what you can do to help your house and furniture recover. Let's focus on... Read More

#ChampionMom - Fun Activities for Snow Days

By: christineh Monday December 17, 2018 comments

The Northeast has already been hit with the first major snowstorm of the season and as 2019 gets ready to roll around it looks like more snowy days could be upon us soon. If you have young children, then you know that the idea of being trapped at home with nowhere to go and nothing to do can be a maddening prospect. Here are some of our favorite tips for fun activities to do with the kids on snow days: Build a pillow fort When the weather outside is too icy to explore, come indoors and build your own playground with an... Read More

Why Your Business Needs a Floor Maintenance Plan

By: christineh Monday December 10, 2018 comments

When it comes to having a business maintenance plan for your floor, a lot of managers tend to want to save a few bucks by thinking they can handle this all in-house. After all, they have staff sweep or vacuum, so what more could there be? Actually, quite a lot. A professional maintenance plan for your business is a must. Your office provides your customers and clients with the first impression of your company. If your carpets are dingy and your hardwood floors are chipped and dirty, they are going to think less of doing business with... Read More

#ChampionMom - Should You Get Your Child a Pet for Christmas?

By: christineh Monday December 3, 2018 comments

This Christmas and holiday season, many parents worry about getting that perfect gift for their child that will cause them to light up when they open it. One popular image is of a child opening a box that is moving only to discover a real puppy or kitten popping out to surprise them. But is this really a good present for your child? The answer is actually a little more complex than a simple yes or no, so lets look at the proposition: Why you shouldnt buy your child a pet for Christmas Pets are not just something... Read More

Get Those Thanksgiving Stains Out of the Carpet

By: christineh Monday November 26, 2018 comments

Tis the season for holiday dinners with friends and family! As part of these celebrations, chances are you are going to spend a lot of time and energy getting your house ready for guests. But if youre like us, youre probably also worried about what to do when someone drops a glass of wine or spills turkey gravy on the carpet. Here are tips on how to handle these two common spills as well as the ultimate Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday stain the cranberry sauce! Cranberry sauce If a guest spills cranberry sauce on the... Read More

#ChampionMom - Getting Organized for the Holiday Season

By: christineh Monday November 19, 2018 comments

If youre like me, you may have a love-hate relationship with the holidays. Sure, when the temperatures dip and the decorations come out, I get a special tingle because it is one of the happiest times of the year to be with friends and family. But when I start to think of all the things that I have to do for the holidays, my anxiety level has a tendency to start escalating. Here are a few tips to getting organized this holiday season: Make a list and check it twice No, youre not Santa. But creating a detailed list of everything... Read More

Should You Use Vinegar on Your Tile Floors?

By: christineh Monday November 12, 2018 comments

Over the past few years, there has been a trend away from caustic home cleansers to products that are more natural. You can credit these natural cleaners to a number of reasons they are cheaper, less toxic, and more environmentally friendly. One of the most common natural cleaners being used to clean tile floors is vinegar. But is vinegar a good choice to clean tile? In a word yes! Vinegar has several benefits when used as a cleaner in your home. First, it is natural so you dont have to worry about toxic chemicals... Read More

#ChampionMom - Preparing Your Family for Winter

By: christineh Monday November 5, 2018 comments

Winter is right around the corner and although many people are excited about the chance to play in the snow or get ready for the holidays, others are dreading the time (sometimes for the exact same reasons). Winter can take its toll on a family, especially if you are unprepared. Here are some special tips to handle several common problems during the winter months. Illness Winter is the cold and flu season and its important to prepare your family for this. Its a good idea to go ahead and buy some cold and flu medication and... Read More

Preparing Your Carpets and Floors for Winter

By: christineh Monday October 29, 2018 comments

Winter is coming for most of us, and not just for Game of Thrones fans. In many parts of the country, cold weather is already starting to creep in as the temperatures dip down. After a long, hot summer, many people are looking forward to the cooler weather. While you may not realize it, the winter weather can take a toll on your carpets and flooring. Thats why its so important to take a little pause and make sure that you get them ready for the coming winter weather. Break Out the Welcome Mats First and foremost, you really... Read More