Getting our window shades clean professionally

Over the years, I have tried to wipe down the window shades to ensure that they stay clean. I have wiped them down with soapy water and with other types of cleaners. I have also done some wet vacuum on them, trying to keep them clean. But my home is just a magnet for dust, and not matter what we do it seems to get inside the house and all over everything. shadesAfter awhile the dust really starts to build up on the blinds, and there is just nothing else to do but try to clean them as best that we can. It certainly can be difficult to keep up with it all, especially when the blinds in the bathrooms and the kitchen get dirtier than the others, and it happens much quicker than the blinds through the rest of the house. So this time around, since it is spring cleaning and all, I’ve decided that I need to get them professionally cleaned. I have never gone that route before, but the store where we have them custom ordered, Viking Blinds, offers it as one of their services. So we called them up and ended up putting in a request to have them send out the cleaning team to get the whole house taken care of. They said it won’t take more than a few hours, and generally it will take less time than that. We are ready for a few hours though, since we have some blinds that are up really high, like the tall window that is over the top of the front door. But either way, no matter how long it takes at least it will get done.

The last time I did it, I worked on the house for a full day and I still felt like the blinds were only somewhat clean. I tried the vacuum idea, and that didn’t really get the dust that I was hoping. And so I went back again with a damp cloth and used it to try to grab up all the dust that had settled on the blinds and that was not coming clean with the vacuum. It was not the best done job, which is really what pushed me to call Viking Blinds in the first place. I remembered that they had mentioned to me that it was a service they provided, and so I figured I should give it a try. Somewhat like having your carpets cleaned or having someone come out to take care of cleaning the really big windows outside the house or on the second floor on the outside. The blinds are similar to that, in that I want them cleaned and they are somewhat hard to get clean. So it is worth it to me to pay the money to have them cleaned, and then not have to worry about cleaning them again for about a year. If I have them come out in the spring and then maybe again at the start of the holidays, we will be set.

Yoga training is great for your focus.

This past summer, about a year ago now, I was happily doing some work and figured that it was about the right time for me to buy a house.  Fast forward to this year, I am not situated in my new house and loving every second of it.  It’s a great place for me to be and I think it’s been a great journey from a year ago until now.  One of the favorite things about the place that has really presented itself is the level of comfort that I am able to experience.  I love all of the different pieces that are in play with the place now and I situating myself to improve the entire apartment.  My next focus is going to be putting stuff on the wall and also getting a new sofa and TV unit area.  Nevertheless, this is stuff that aren’t that important to me.  Instead, right now, I am working toward setting up my life, so that I am excited to wake up every day.  One of the things that I do to help myself out with this is yoga.  I go to a couple of yoga training classes each week and I love being able to test my limits.

yoga massage classesIt is not something that I am super comfortable with, but all of my experiences thus far in the training have been great.  I have nearly suffered a couple of injuries, but I think that was mostly because of my own exuberance.  One of the things that I am very much trying to improve upon is the development of my Thai massage yoga practice. Doing so will allow for me to possibly get a second job.  I was able to experience this kind of massage when I was in Cambodia and it was a really refreshing and interesting way of doing it.  I was very impressed with the way that my massage therapist was able to throw me around as if I weighed only a couple of pounds.  I definitely remember leaving that experience being very refreshed and loving every minute of the experience.  It was a great opportunity for me to straighten my spine and feel even healthier about the opportunity.  My favorite period of the massage was when the therapist was able to get me in a full headlock and swing me around the place from side to side.  What I hope to be able to do is develop a new way of making money and massage would be a great route.  My favorite thing about the Thai massage training is that it challenges you and the limits of your own body.  It is not just about performing the massage, but also becoming and helping the other person become more limber through the whole process.  This is something that I am looking to improve upon and I think that it would be great if I could share that passion with other people.  I am not sure if I would be able to do something like that, but it definitely does excite me.

Hire a professional tree service company the next time you look to maintain your trees.

http://www.jbstreecare.comSome of my favorite memories growing up involve doing yard work.  When I was in high school, I owned a mowing business that helped me earn enough to buy my first car.  And when my parents bought their first house, we worked all of that first summer finishing the backyard and making it look great.  Most of the work in the backyard was pretty manageable, e.g. cutting and putting in the grass sod, laying the mulch, planting the flowers, etc.  However, the trees were not nearly as easy.  I remember it being incredibly difficult to dig the holes deep enough (where I am from, after you dig about a foot and a half under the surface, the dirt turns to hard, difficult clay).  On top of that, I am from a very dry area of the country, and initially the trees weren’t getting the nutrients they needed.  We finally decided to hire a professional tree service company, and it was the best decision we made.

Trees are durable and resilient.  It is unlikely that anyone is going to kill a tree in a short amount of time due to a lack of care.  However, trees will not thrive without the right type of care, and each tree is different.  When we planted our trees in my parent’s backyard, we gave them exactly what the store told us to, but they still did not thrive and one nearly died within the first few months.  Professional tree service companies have the experience and the know-how to give each tree exactly the type of care it needs, whether it is a brand new tree or one that has been in your yard for decades.

It’s easy to find an affordable tree service company, and they can help you with more than just the care of the trees.  Tree trimming, restoration, removal, and stump removal are a few more examples of what these companies provide.  If the trees in your front yard are beginning to look dead, call in the professionals to help restore your tree to its former glory.  Or if the branches have grown so long they are banging on your bedroom window every windy night, keeping you up, they can help you trim it down.  It’s best to call in the professionals rather than put yourself in the dangerous position of getting on a tall ladder and doing it yourself.  And if you have ever tried to remove a tree, you know how difficult it can be.  If you haven’t, let me give you an idea.  Have you ever tried to pull a stubborn weed that has roots that seem to go on forever?  This is what removing a tree is like, only about a thousand times more difficult.  If it is a large tree with a massive stump, the process only gets more difficult.  Stump removal is a task best left to the professionals.  So the next time you are looking to get some tree maintenance, tree trimming, or tree removal done in your yard, give the professionals a call.  You’ll be glad you did.

Three very important reasons for you to build metal buildings

Enable to build with steel provides much more to a building in a structured and other materials can today. There are many great benefits but three stick out and the most important reasons why your next structure should be a steel structure.

1. Building with steel has added strength. When you choose to build with steel it is easy to see that you will get added strength benefits that can be very useful in constructing the steel building. This also means that I did Strength benefit of building steel will be able to allow you to build the structure using fewer materials. Being able to use fewer materials gives you the opportunity to have the building put together and last time and can also help you benefit with less wasted materials as well. Today when other materials are used often times there’s a lot of waste involved in a lot of that will end up in the landfills. Being able to have a structure that is manufactured to fit your needs for the building allows you to have the ability to build the structure exactly as you need to premeasured precut pre-manufactured and ready to set up and put into place. This gives you the ability to make the process a simple one.

2.  Steel is 100% recyclable. In today’s world it’s ever more important that we all take our par and being able to be equal friendly. By being able to use a material that is often times already containing a high percentage of recycled material allows your structure to be equal friendly. In the end the ability to have your structure 100% recyclable also can mean a great deal of benefit for the environment. It is built to last in there are no impacts upon the environment that are hazardous and harmful for anybody. This is why building was still makes perfect sense to be able to have an eco-friendly metal building.

3. Anthem steel provides the ability for you to benefit from metal buildings. They will help you step-by-step through your process of obtaining your building and being able to have it constructed. They can work with you on all your needs and customized options that you are looking for in your structure. By working with them they simplify the process to allow you to make your dreams of your structure a reality. They can give you the guideline to make this work for you no matter how familiar you are with the construction of a building. With all of these great benefits it is easy to see why so many people are choosing to build metal buildings today and are benefiting from all the properties that come with it.  Don’t’ let this strong, eco-friendly material pass by when you decide to build.  Be smart and build with steel and let have you structure stand for many years to come.  Get in touch with Anthem steel and let them know what you want and need and let them direct you.

Rewards for buying cannabis seem great.

I have yet to go to one of the weed shops that have popped up around town since the passage of Amendment 64.  For me, it is a pretty simple proposition.  I do not really smoke weed and so it does not really interest me in the slightest.  It is pretty incredible that something with so much press has not really impacted my life whatsoever.  I appreciate that that is the case and just hope that it remains the case for me.  One of the things that I am most looking forward to is the opportunity to get the schools more money.  I realize that that is not the main case for many of the people that are going to the weed shops to pick up their supplies, but that is the real motivation for me. Nevertheless, something that we can all agree on is the fact that the more centralized and mainstream we make the industry, the better for Colorado.  It means that we now have the opportunity to invest in all kinds of opportunities for our kids.  One way that we can make it more mainstream is by offering rewards for people buying cannabis.  If you see that sentence and look at it with confusion, I totally understand.

cannabis dealsMy rationale in thinking that is that many people often go to the grocery store and continue to go to the same grocery store because of the deals that they might offer.  It makes sense to me because it means that I could go to a single grocery store and because of my alliance get some money off. Similarly, if someone keeps going to the same dispensary, there is a great opportunity for them to get deals on marijuana.  It is a great way for them to build up the brand of the store and also a following of loyal customers. My sense is that people that are skeptical of the industry could be tempted to try one of the CannaCash deals because of its ease of use and familiarity.

I am not sure how widely available the technology is, but my thinking is that there is a lot of opportunity for people to get in and try it sooner rather than later.  I have yet to venture forth to try it, but I would have to imagine that it could save you a lot of money when you are thinking about a single purchase being somewhere around $70.  I am not sure how many people have done it thus far, but it would make sense for people to give it a try before going to find the deals around town.  That way they can start to develop a relationship with the dispensary that is closest to their home.  To me, it makes a ton of sense and I will try and ask my girlfriend if she as seen anything like it recently.  It should be more and more widely available for people to try and I am curious as to what that looks like.

Hiring some upholstery cleaners

While we always have professional carpet cleaners come out and do our carpets and our tile floors at least twice a year, we have never had them also do our upholstery furniture and our curtains. But this year, we really wanted to get the whole house clean, from top to bottom, and we didn’t want to forget any piece that is in the house. This means that we needed to figure out a way to get the furniture cleaned as well as all the curtains that are hanging in the large rooms that have large windows. When we moved it, it had always been a family home and that means that all the things inside the home had accumulated over the decades. For us, we wanted to keep it the way it had always been, so we didn’t do any updates. That means that we have a lot of heirloom furnishings that are upholstered, and we didn’t take down any of the thick or heavy curtains that have always hung in those rooms. Because they have always been there, I have no idea when the last time was that they got cleaned or fixed. There is a bit of work and upkeep that needs to happen for the furniture to be brought back up to date, which is fine and we are planning to take care of that. But we also wanted to get them all cleaned, so that the house is all fresh and cleaned from top to bottom.

We called the professional carpet cleaning service that we usually use to come out and do our carpets once or twice a year, and that was who we wanted to take care of the rest of all of this. upholstery cleaningSo, they came out to check out the rooms and the furnishings, and they gave us a quote that was totally in line with what we were thinking of anyway. We just hired them to do the work they always do for us, and then we added the upholstery cleaning and asked them to also include the blinds and the drapes that are hanging in each of the rooms. I’m excited for how it will all work, because I think that it is going to be really great to be living in rooms that are completely fresh and newly cleaned. We have never had that as long as we have been in this house, so the smell is going to be amazing, I already know that. We aren’t sure how different the furniture is going to look, because we have never seen it after it has been cleaned. But I’m sure it will be a bit brighter and a lot less dingy. That is going to really keep us wanting to have the upholstery cleaned in the future as well, and not let it go for nearly as long as we have done in the past. The best thing is just to get out there and find someone who does what you want and hire them.


Security and accessibility are critical parts of storage unit rentals.

There are two very important aspects of storage unit rental facilities that often get overlooked when making a storage unit facility selection. Most people just look for a facility that will be able to provide the size of the storage unit that they prefer, which is certainly an important aspect of selecting a storage unit, but arguably not the most important aspect. Perhaps the most important things to keep in mind are the accessibility as well as the security of the storage unit. These are two somewhat conflicting concepts for some storage unit facilities. In storage units that do not quite have this part of the work down right, they sometimes will sacrifice security for accessibility or visa versa. However, if you go with a professional storage unit facility like Freeway Mini Storage of Shelton, you will get the best of both worlds. You will be able to rest assured nightly that your possessions are in a safe and secure storage unit, while also knowing that you will be able to access these items whenever you need them. That is the promise of a storage unit rental facility that truly understands the importance of the work that they do and the best ways to serve their customers.

The way that Freeway Mini Storage of Shelton is able to make this kind of promise to its customers is simple. When you rent a self storage unit from Freeway Mini Storage of Shelton, you will know that security is taken http://www.FreewayMiniStorageShelton.comseriously. The way they are able to do this is through twenty four hour surveillance. They have a manager who actually lives on site at the storage unit, so there is literally always someone there to ensure that your possessions are safe and sound. You will never have to worry about your rental unit being broken into, because if anything like that were to occur, there is a person on the premises ready to protect your things.

Freeway Mini Storage of Shelton also utilizes the electronic keypad security option for gates. They have a fully fenced in property that is only accessible via electronic keypad access. Plus, each unit is fitted with high security locks, so you know that your unit is protected from all sides. There is never a question of storage unit security when you use Freeway Mini Storage of Shelton.

In addition, it is easy to get access to your belongings when you need them because of this great security system. Customers are able to get through the gates from 7:30 in the morning until 9:00 in the evening. This means that you will be able to get to your things when you need them. The gates are accessible every single day of the year, so you never have to worry that you will need something and not be able to access it. The dual power of security and accessibility makes for a powerful storage unit rental facility and means that you will never have to worry about your storage unit! Your choice is simple, go with Freeway!

Carpet Cleaning Service That Also Spruces Up Your Tile and Stone

Before I hosted a large dinner party, I decided to have a professional carpet cleaning service take care of the random stains on the carpets and area rugs in my home.  The stains weren’t terrible but I just wanted everything to be pristine for our guests.  A lot of them were new friends and I wanted to make a good impression.  I found a carpet cleaning service that had great reviews and a lot of different services to offer.  What I never knew about this company in particular is that they also specialize in restoring and cleaning tile grout and stone.  Professional companies can do amazing jobs with removing stains and renewing carpets and rugs to their original state.  It’s a bonus to find a company that can do just as amazing of a job on your bathroom and kitchen details.  I hired them initially to remove rug and carpet stains and didn’t expect much else, but I decided to have them renew the tile grout in my bathroom also so that the whole house would look great for my party.

tile cleaningProfessional cleaning services that offer everything can remove all of the tough-to-handle dirt and bacteria that hides in tile grout, making it look like new again.  No matter how much bleach or bathroom cleaner I apply to tile grout in my old house it never looks like it once did.  The bleach that I use tends to just deteriorate the grout rather than cleaning it and there is still dirt and bacteria trapped inside.  When a professional carpet cleaning service takes to cleaning and restoring grout they will apply a sealant to keep dirt out in the future.  Such services can also restore the shine to tile and stone with their specialized cleaning supplies in combination with suctioning to remove the hard to handle dirt and caked-on soap scum.  You can also opt for grout coloring to restore the white, or tile and stone color repair and stone color enhancing.  When you find the right service, like I did, your home can be drier, cleaner, fresher, and healthier without the use of harsh chemicals.

Many carpet cleaning services are also just as good at removing stains from upholstery and furniture.  I would never realize that I had stained on my curtains until they were removed because I’m so used to looking at them.  And even though I’m always clean when I’m sitting on my couch, it does collect dirt over time and take on a dingy look.  Professional cleaners have vacuums with powerful suction that can pick up what your vacuum at home can’t.  They also use a glorified version of club soda on those more set-in stains.  It’s extremely effective but not harsh on your sensitive skin afterwards.

I’m glad that I looked into having a carpet cleaning service come in before a big party, they left my home looking so much better when they were done.  It was a nice surprise to see that they could also restore my bathroom tile grout and remove old stains from my couch that I didn’t even realize were there.

Learning hardwood floor installation

Over the years, I have learned most of the things that I needed to know to keep up my old house. I grew up in this house, and now this is where I live with my family. So there are many things that often need to be repaired and fixed up, and I have usually done the work myself. I enjoy working around the house and the yard, and so I often head down to the home improvement store and learn a thing or two from the experts there, then dive right into the project. The one thing that I wasn’t really well versed on was hardwood floor installation. Our floors have started to wear out, especially in the really high traffic places like the hallways and the front entry way. I have once refinished them, but that required a special sander that took a few layers off, and I think that also shortened the life of the wood floors. So, this is a new type of project, and I really wanted to be able to do it myself. But I also understand that there are some specialty tools that are required, and that you really need to be well versed on how to use them and how to properly install the hardwood floors. Because of this, I hired the experts down at American Hardwood Floor Co to help me with the hardwood floor installation. I figured that I could hire them to do the first few rooms, and by that time I would have figured out how to do it. hardwood floor installationI asked them if they would let me work along side them, and so I think I can learn it from them somewhat quickly.

I don’t like to not be able to fix things in my house, so that is why I really want to learn how to do the installation. If I put it in, then I will be able to fix any problems that might come up with them later, because I’ll know how they were put together. The installation team already explained to me their process and how the hardwood floor installation process would work, and so I’m confident that I can keep up with them and get the hang of it. I was able to refinish my floors a few years ago after watching some tutorials, so this will be much better. I’ll have a front row seat to the teachers, and they will make me into one of their students at hardwood floor installation. But I will be glad when this project is over, because it is going to be a really big amount of work. We need to move all the furniture, and that is after we have picked out the wood that we want and had them come in for an intro meeting with the house and the flooring that we have. And after we remove what is there we have to get rid of it. So that is going to be a pretty big job all around.



People never cease to be amazed at all the things that my company will manufacture for their business or personal needs. You see, I am the owner of one of the most divers Prototype companies in North America. We make the prototypes for everything and I do mean everything. Over the last 20 years I have taken orders for the manufacturing of prototypes of anything under the sun, from military grade weaponry to children’s toys.  If you can dream it up, we can make a beautiful prototype for you.

The reason why we have such an amazing flexibility when it comes to the ability to create first press items for companies is that we use a vast array of different technologies right here in our plants, which enable us to execute a new design, no matter what is may be. For instance, this company in Colorado called the other day to ask if we had the ability to produce a prototype for an aerospace component that they were going to use on a new satellite they were building. The satellite projects budget was no small number and I knew they were looking for the best of the best. For us there was no problem at all because we have a sector in the plant that specializes in deep drawing productions, the kind that are perfect for satellite component construction, since they have to be so resistant to heat and cold and pressure.

So we just sign this huge contract with the satellite people and the next customer we have calling and asking for a bid on a product is a Christmas Ornament company. In one part of the factory we have a metal brace being constructed for a multimillion dollar satellite and in another we have tin ornaments being stamped out for a customer in Sweden. I love this business! Down here we do it all. I just had a system installed which specializes in high grade metal fabrication, so we hope to start having talks with companies that want to order preconstructed housing frames.  I want this company to make everything., I want to be a provider to the world, no matter what they need manufactured.

The only real drawback for me is all the time I have to spend on the road. Next week I have an auto convention is Rio and then a day later I am going to Jordan, for a special meeting of the Middle-Eastern constructors association. I won’t be back home to the states until June and then only for a day and I am right back out the door, this time to China to meet with the president of the largest metal toy-car company in the world.  For me, it is all a small price to pay for having the honor of being one of the world’s most diverse prototype manufactures. Our plan is to keep growing and taking on new and excited clients, there is just no limit to how diver this company may one day be.

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Medical Marijuana from Denver Dispensaries

If you live in Colorado, medical marijuana is probably something you are intimately familiar with, and maybe you’re a cannabis afficionado yourself. Denver dispensaries work hard to cultivate and provide the highest quality of medical marijuana to ensure patients are receiving the treatment they need.  Dispensaries in Denver also work hard to maintain a level of professionalism, customer service, and variety that indicates a serious effort to be perceived as legitimate businesses in the eyes of state and local officials. medical marijuana

With the recent passage of Amendment 64, Denver dispensaries are preparing to move from the medical marijuana industry to the recreational cannabis industry.  Of course, medical marijuana will still be available, but because of the Colorado voting public, recreational marijuana was approved and will be available in stores as early as January of 2014.  This has resulted in an influx of cannabis pioneers to travel to the state, and magazines like High Times have already scheduled and hosted a full-scale Cannabis Cup in Denver.

Some people are still holding onto archaic misinformation and distaste for cannabis, however, with the legitimate research coming from top medical institutions that is being released, that misinformation and prejudice is dissipating faster than ever.  Americans and other people the world over are finally learning about the century-long campaign against marijuana for racial and economic reasons.  Seeing how the drug war has negatively impacted our bottom line both domestically and economically has left many Americans reeling with the failed policy decisions of presidents like Ronald Reagan.  The War on Drugs is ending, and the people have spoken their voice.  It’s only a matter of time before medical marijuana is legal across the globe, and the ban on substances can instead become valuable scientific research.