Posts made in July, 2016

3 Ways To Save On Bottled Water When Going To A Remote Cabin

Going to a remote cabin in the woods is rustic and fun, but staying there for any extended period of time poses certain challenges. One of the biggest challenges when staying in a cabin that’s off the grid is getting potable drinking water. Bringing in bottled water is often the only option, but it can be expensive. If you’re spending any amount of time at a remote cabin this summer, here are three ways to save on bottled water.

Fill Reusable Water Bottles Whenever Possible

Filling reusable water bottles is sometimes inconvenient, but it’s often the cheapest option. Cafes sometimes don’t mind filling a single water bottle, and you can always fill one up at a public drinking fountain. You may not want to go back and forth between your cabin and the nearest town each day, but you can fill up water bottles on the way to your cabin. Each one you fill is one less bottle you have to buy.

Fill a 5-Gallon Cooler at a Public Water Source

Towns, especially in areas where people have remote cabins, sometimes have a public spout where anyone can get drinking water. There may be a charge for the water, but, since it’s a public service, the charge is often small. If the nearest town has such a spout, you might be able to fill a 5-gallon cooler for less than 5 gallons of bottled water would cost. A water cooler can’t be toted on outings like individual bottles, but you can bring it to your cabin for use in the cabin.

Go Get Bottles Filled

If you don’t have enough water bottles and coolers, you’ll likely need to pay a private bottled water service. Most companies charge a fee for delivery — especially when delivering to remote locations. You can save on a private bottled water service by skipping the delivery. Instead of having a company bring water to you, go to a retailer in town that offers an exchange program. You just have to drop off your empty bottle and you can pick up a full one. You’ll have to pay for the water, but you won’t have to pay the company to transport the water to your cabin.

If you don’t know where you can exchange empty bottles for full ones, contact one of the bottled water companies, like Absolute Bottled Water Co, serving the area where your cabin is. A representative will be happy to point you to exchange locations.

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5 Tips For Keeping Your Carpet Looking As Good As New

Carpet can be a great flooring choice if you want something that is comfortable under your feet, provides a soft playing surface for children, and keeps sounds from echoing in the house. One of the downsides of carpet compared to other flooring choices is the fact that it can begin to look worn and stained if it is not taken care of properly. Luckily, there are several things you can do to protect your financial investment and keep your carpet looking as good as new. Use the following tips to care for your carpet:

Invest in Area Rugs and Carpet Runners

Use area rugs and carpet runners in high traffic area to help protect your carpeting and keep it for looking worn or bare from too much foot traffic. In addition to protecting your carpet, area rugs and carpet runners can compliment a room’s decor and look very stylish.

Take Your Time Vacuuming

Many people make the mistake of quickly pushing a vacuum over a carpeted area without taking the time to actually clean the carpet. In order for your vacuum to work properly and pick up the dirt and debris in the carpet fibers, you need to push the vacuum slowly across an area. Ideally, you should take the time to pass over an area with the vacuum several times to make sure the carpet is clean.

Keep Shoes Off the Carpet

Even if the soles of shoes appear to be clean, they can track in all types of grease, oil, dirt, and debris which can stain your carpet. If you want to keep your carpet looking fresh and new, it is a good idea to request that everyone takes their shoes off when they enter the home.

Be Ready to Clean Up Spills

If there is ever a spill on your carpeting, it is important to immediately clean it before a stain can set. It is a good idea to contact the manufacturer of your carpet and ask what type of carpet stain cleaner is safe to use on it. Then make sure you always have that cleaner on hand in case of an accident.

Schedule Professional Cleaning

One of the most important things to do to keep your carpet looking great is to schedule professional carpet cleaning services. A professional cleaning will deep clean the carpet fibers and remove anything that a vacuum is not able to pick up. On average, you should have your carpet professionally cleaned every 12 to 18 months.

To learn more, contact a company like H & L Janitorial Service

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Hello to everyone lucky enough to fall upon this little site of mine. My name is Shaun Hardy, and I love to talk to people about their businesses. You see, brushing up on the economy and watching business trends has always interested me. I’ve been a business owner myself, so I typically know the ins and outs of what goes into running a business. One of the most difficult—yet invigorating—times in the life of a business is when moving or selling. I hope to share a bit of the experience and wisdom that I’ve collected over the years concerning business, specifically moving or selling a company.

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