Blog - Month: July 2022

Month: July 2022

5 Tips for Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

5 Tips for Keeping Cool Without Air Conditioning

Posted By Andrea Robinson
July 20, 2022 Category: General

With every single summer getting hotter and heatwaves getting more frequent, living without air conditioning at home may be getting a bit more difficult than it was fifteen years ago.   However, there are a few things you can do to keep you and your family cool this Summer.   Take a cold shower or bath   If your body temperature is higher than normal, taking a cold shower or bath will help refresh your body and ease the discomfort of being too warm.   Use box fans   If you’re on a budget and can’t get an air conditioning unit just yet, box fans can be a great way to move air around your home and cool you down.    Close your blinds and curtains   When the sun is out, its rays could be making your home a lot warmer than it needs to be. Keeping your curtains and blinds closed will help keep the heat emitted from the sun out of your home. Eat frozen or icy foods   Another way to keep cool is to eat cool. Whether it’s frozen yogurt or homemade popsicles, eating frozen or icy foods can help you keep cool.   Use breathable sheets   Resort to using sheets for your bed that are breathable, such as cotton or linen. This will help make your nights less difficult in terms of managing heat and trying to sleep. Not only will these keep you cooler than sheets made out of synthetic materials, but they will also absorb your sweat a lot better.   Now that you have a few tip

How to Boost Your Curb Appeal During Summer

How to Boost Your Curb Appeal During Summer

Posted By Andrea Robinson
July 20, 2022 Category: General

If you’re looking for some projects to do around the house this summer or you’re looking to sell your home soon, boosting your curb appeal is a great idea.   Here are a few ways you can do so… Upgrade Your Landscaping There’s nothing that makes a home look like a beautiful home than one where the landscaping is taken care of. Make sure your weeds are plucked, your grass is cut, your hedges are trimmed and the flowers you planted look healthy and alive. Re-Pave or Re-Gravel Your Driveway A smooth driveway definitely makes your home look inviting if we compare it with a cracked and old driveaway. If you have the budget to do so, repaving or graveling your driveway is a great way to boost your curb appeal, given it’s one of the first things someone sees as they park their cars in your driveway.  Paint Your Trim, Shutters, or Porch If you want to give your home a facelift, a great way to do that is to paint anything that may have lost some of its colors over the seasons. Whether it’s your trim, shutter, or porch, give it a little refresh with some paint.  Add Some Lighting  If you want some extra curb appeal, make sure to add some lighting. With the hundreds of light fixtures to choose from, you can add some charm to any home. Plus, people will be able to admire your home during the evening as well thanks to the extra lighting.  Clean Your Windows If you go through a tough snowy winter and a rain-heavy spr

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