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Prepare Your House for the Holidays

6 Easy Ways to Prepare Your House for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? Have you been able to book some family fun holiday events with our Plano Moms Holiday Guide for 2017? As you are beginning to schedule your holiday parties and gatherings one thing you have to make sure you do is to get your house prepared! Never fear, we’ve got you covered! Here are 6 easy ways to prepare your house for the holidays! Your house will be looking good in no time and you can sit back and actually enjoy those festivities.

 

Christmas Lights

Decorate House

Let Glow Lighting light up your home for any holiday. Their services include commercial grade lights, and LED lights custom fit to your home with maintenance and take down! To contact: text Michael Trimmer at 214-491-2549 or email at glowlighting@yahoo.com.

Carpet Cleaning

House Ready for Holidays

Let’s face it: when you invite guests into your home, you’re also inviting a mess. But fear not holiday hosts & hostesses, there are several at home solutions you can use to remove pesky holiday stains from your carpet. Learn more from Carpet Tech. 

Offer: Buy one room of carpet cleaning, get one room free

Restrictions – Treatments not included, one room per household, room must be of equal or lesser size

Christmas Decorating

Prepare House for the Holidays

Let Get Organized create a very Merry Christmas for you! Whether you are turning your home into a winter wonderland or one that is classy and elegant…they will decorate for your style. Their Decor Specialist can do the shopping for a fresh look or use what you already have. Some of the areas they decorate are: trees, mantels, stairs, porches, kids trees, tables and more. They can even come back to take down and organize it for the next year. See our Dallas Morning News article.

Offer:  Schedule our In-Home Christmas Decorating Services or Take Down Services and receive two (2) hours of free personal shopping. Expires 1/31/2017. Mention code: GOChristmas2017-18

Wreaths

Having a beautiful handmade wreath on your front door would be such a nice way to greet your guests. Here are 2 great options for you.

  • Zealous Accents- Unique Designs for your Custom Ordered Wreaths contact at zealousaccents@gmail.com Find them on Facebook @ZealousAccents
  • Wreaths by Jessica    Jessica says she makes affordable and seasonal wreaths. She will also custom design something so you can message her on Facebook at @GreatCustomWreathsbyJessica

Maid Service

Having a clean and tidy home before a party is a must! It will save you so much running around and stress. Try these great options for cleaning services that come highly recommended.

  • Maid Brigade   Get your free estimate and read more about why people choose Maid Brigade
  • Maid in Texas   Contact  at (972) 833-1068 or email at info@maidintx.net   based out of McKinney

Catering

Now that your house is fixed you will need food. This is what people will talk about for days. Don’t be in the kitchen making food the week before! Try these great catering options that will do a fabulous job.

  • The Italian Cowboy  Fine Italian and Regional Fusion, Find him on Facebook @TheItalianCowboyCatering or call (415) 317-4956
  • Two Sisters Catering   Two Sisters Catering will impress you and your guests with exceptionally fresh menu ideas, presented with style and customized for your event.   Find them on Facebook @twosisterscateringdallas or email kitchen@twosisterscatering.com

 

Now you should be all set! You have your house all decorated, your carpets are cleaned, your house is cleaned and organized, and you have fabulous food. There’s only one thing left to do- enjoy the party!!! We are wishing you the best this holiday season!

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DIY Ant Repellent

As the weather gets warmer and we get some spring showers you might start to see some of those pesky ants coming out. Before you know it, they will be taking over your house! They are such pests and it’s hard to find a good repellent that is safe around kids.  Here’s a recipe for a DIY ant repellent that is safe and actually works!!

DIY ant repellent

This DIY ant killer should work overnight and help to get rid of the problem ants. What you will need is:

  • 1 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of borax

Borax can be found in the laundry area of any grocery store. It’s 100% natural and is actually found in many ant killing compounds. Mix all of the ingredients together. Soak some cotton balls in the Borax and sugar mixture. At night, lay the cotton balls around the areas where you see ants.

The sugar will attract the ants in and they will love it. The Borax will be the killer to these pests and will terminate the ant colony from the inside out.  This is such a simple mixture that is very cheap to make. Way cheaper than hiring an exterminator.

It’s that easy! Others have tested this and said it works great! Are you ready to try?

 

Steps to Get Your Roof Replaced

Plano and North Dallas can sometimes be hit with terrible thunderstorms that include hail. Hail can do some serious damage to your house and car. It’s important to know the what to do when you think you might need a new roof. Here are some simple steps to get your roof replaced.

Possible Roof Damage? Follow These Easy Steps!

*Call Your Insurance: Most home insurance companies will want to come out and give your roof their own inspection before they fork over any money for a replacement. Make sure to call as soon after a bad storm because the longer you wait the less likely you will get all the money you deserve.

*Find a Roofer: In the meantime go ahead and have a few roof companies out and get a few estimates on repairing or replacing your roof. It’s good to have options and you can compare prices to get the best deal for your needs. If you don’t know where to start the best place to ask is in your neighborhood or in Plano Moms.

*Compare Contracts/Decide: With the claim that you filed and the estimates you got on your damages, you’ll need to decide on the right company to hire. Make sure you hire a local company. You’ll want the company to be here if anything should come up in the future.

*Prepare: On repair day plan on lots of noise and a mess! Getting a total roof replaced is extremely loud and can sometimes take 2-3 full days.

*After the labor is done, have your insurance out again to send another adjuster to look over the finished work. Insurance companies will want to make sure you used the money like you said and that the work is completed.  Your new roof and repairs should have a warranty on them so keep all their info to have if needed.

Now that all the work is done you should be able to relax a little knowing your home is safe and ready for the next storm that rolls in.

Here’s a good flyer to keep handy to help you know if/when you might need a roof inspection for the future.