Wednesday, October 4, 2017

6 Fall Home Maintenance Tips



TIP#1 GET RID OF SQUEAKS AND GRIM


Most people know all about WD-40 Multi-Use Product and how great it is for maintaining and protecting tools, car parts and more.  But did you know it's also perfect for quick fixes around the home?  Use the WD-40 Smart Straw to remove smudges from stainless steel appliances and crayons from walls and floors.  It's great for getting rid of sticky residue-like removing price tags from picture frames.  It quiets my squeaky doors, desk chairs, and my ironing board.  And it easily frees stuck luggage wheels and zippers!  The uses are endless!  And if you want a smaller can in the house for easy storage-check out the 3 oz. Handy Can.

Available at Walmart, Target Lowe's, Home Depot and more!  www.wd40.com
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TIP#2 CLEAN YOUR CARPETS, ESPECIALLY PET MESSES
A lot of us see pets as members of the family—but they do make special messes on our carpet. I make sure to keep the BISSELL® ProHeat 2X® Revolution™ Pet Pro handy, especially as my family enjoys the cooler weather, and as I host guests and prep for holiday entertaining this fall. This carpet cleaner tackles everyday stains like mud, dirt and food spills that come along with the season. And, BISSELL has a line of innovative formulas to use with the machine to clean tough messes pets might make on the carpet, both stains and odors. You can get yours at major retailers and at www.bissell.com for $249. @bissellclean 




TIP#3 CHECK YOUR ALARMS

Research shows that less than half of American households have the recommended number of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.  October is Fire Prevention Month and it is the perfect time to replace or add alarms in your home. Consider upgrading to ones with a 10-year battery for added convenience and the highest levels of safety, such as the 10-Year Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm with Voice and Location Alerts from First Alert, the most trusted brand in home safety.

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are crucial for home safety, and need to be properly maintained throughout the 10-year life of the alarm. If you can’t remember when you installed your alarms, then be safe and replace them. 

If you are looking for some added protection, try the 10-Year Atom Smoke Alarm which is as small as a paper clip, or the 10-Year Life Carbon Monoxide Alarm which can sit nicely on any table.  Available at retailers nationwide and at www.FirstAlert.com! Twitter: https://twitter.com/FirstAlert Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FirstAlertSafety/






TIP#4  CLEAN YOUR CHIMNEY 
Built up creosote can build up in your chimney causing a house fire.  If you don't know how to inspect for build up, it's best to hire a chimney sweep!  You can find a chimney sweep on line or check mail order coupon packs for great deals.


TIP#5  GET COZY AND WARM-SEAL COLD DRAFTS FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS
No one wants cold drafts or cold feet in the winter months.  Check your windows and doors for cold air seeping in through the cracks.  Caulking and weather stripping your outside doors and windows can help keep those expensive utility bills down.  Weather stripping and caulking costs very little compared to your heating costs, and can easily be found at your local hardware store.




TIP#6  CHANGE YOUR FILTERS THROUGHOUT THE HOME & CONSIDER AIR DUCT CLEANING
Fall is a perfect reminder to change the filters in your furnace unit, stove vents, clothes dryers and room fans if applicable.  Clean air filters will keep your family healthier in the winter months.  I prefer the Allergen HEPA filters because they will catch all the airborne particles and trap them in the filters. Conventional filters cannot trap the airborne particulate matter like a HEPA filter traps to .03 micron in size.  Buying HEPA filters is  worth the extra $ to keep your family breathing easier in your home.  Grab a black magic marker and write the new filter expiration date on the side that is visible.  It's a great way to remind you when you should change the filter again.  Indoor Air Quality is important, so it's also a good idea to get your home's duct work cleaned.  You can find special deals online in the Fall, so take advantage if you haven't done yours in years.  










Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Give Mom a Gift Basket From Around The World!

This Mother's Day how about doing something out of the ordinary?  If your Mom loves wine, spoil her with a gift basket, with wines from around the world. 

Let's start with a Hungarian wine.
Introducing Patricius Wines, Tokaj. This wine is living history. Family owned, handcrafted first growth estate wines from the heart of a legendary wine region.  A little wine history, the world's first vineyard classification system was established here in 1730 by royal decree, followed by the 1757 designation of Tokaj as the world's first appellation. It's the perfect wine to pair with Summer salads, cheeses, fish and more.  Order at www.winelibrary.com For more information go to http://www.patriciustokaj.com/tokajiwines



My next pick is  Vivanco, a Spanish wine.  This collection of wines reflect the diversity of growing conditions and landscapes within the LA Rioja Alta region. Each grape variety finds its ideal place to express itself. Some, like Garnacha Tinta require more hours of light. Others, like Tempranillo, thrive with cool nights and slow ripening. They have selected from among the vineyards, the terroirs best suited to each type of grape. You can order this wine at www.wine.com   For more information go to http://www.vivancowines.com/ 


Amelia Bordeaux French wine is another perfect selection!  Approachable wines from Bordeaux, France. Geared towards the millennials and inspired by three generations of women and comes from a women wine maker. This is a great wine for new wine drinkers. http://www.ameliawines.com






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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Busy Mom Stress Free Tips!







Busy Moms do you feel stressed out?  You are not alone.  70 percent of U.S. moms say mothering is “stressful.” 96 percent feel we are more stressed than our mothers. I have partnered with a few brands to give you 5 MOM tips for "everyday" stressors.  Check out my video, and take a little time for yourself Mom....







#1  Spoiled Food in Fridge



It's the little things that stress MOM, when food spills in the fridge, or isn’t properly sealed and spoils.  Avoid the stress with your leftovers, fruits and vegetables, they will stay fresh with Glad Press’n Seal. Glad Press’n Seal clings to multiple surfaces creating a leak-proof, airtight seal to keep your food fresh, whether plastic or wood, is BPA-free and microwave safe. It’s really the ultimate tool for mom to have in her kitchen.









#2  Sick Kids


Another Mom Stressor is a child with Pink Eye, Ringing in the Ears or a painful Stye in the Eye.  The Relief Products offer Moms piece of mind with homeopathic products for the entire family. With products spanning Eye and Ear Care, Digestive Health, Asthma, Pain Management, and Healthy Lifestyles. Visit Walgreens or www.thereliefproducts.com 




    #3  Allergy Runny Noses


 Allergy Season is a stresser with irritated runny noses!  New Saline Soothers offers relief with natural saline, aloe, and Vitamin E, they help moisturize and soothe.  For kids, their Boogie Wipes come in a grape scent, will help teach kids to wipe their nose all on their own.

Find them at Amazon.com in single and multi-packs.







#4  Don't Sweat It


Most of all, Moms must take time for themselves!  Be sure to take a walk or wear an outfit you love. Women are selective about what they wear for fear of sweat stains, but not with Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant It’s my fashion must-have for stressful days when I’m more prone to sweating and want to protect myself and my clothes. Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant provides two times the sweat protection of an ordinary antiperspirant, so I feel confident wearing whatever color or fabric I want.




       #5   Snack Smarter
Moms feel better when they snack smart!  Sensible Portions brings better-for you options for families with two new flavors - Sweet Potato Straws and Sea Salt& Vinegar Chips. Sweet Potato Straws are a delicious blend of potatoes and vegetables, while Salt & Vinegar Chips have a pop of flavor in an on-the-go container, made with non-GMO ingredients, no artificial flavors, preservatives, are gluten-free and are 25% less fat than the leading conventional competitor.



Go to Laura Dellutri.com for more tips check and check out these brands at;

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Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant  www.secret.com
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Laura's Spring Cleaning Life Hacks! - Microwave

Speed Cleaning 101 Microwave Made Easy!

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Laura's Spring Cleaning Life Hacks- Dishwasher

Speed Cleaning 101 Dishwasher Cleaning Made Easy!

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Laura's Spring Cleaning Life Hacks- Refrigerator

Speed Cleaning 101 Refrigerator-  Line drawers and shelves with washable liners to make clean up a snap!

Speed Cleaning 101 Refrigerator Cleaning Made Easy!
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