Home Projects While You’re Away

»Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Travel Preparation | Comments Off on Home Projects While You’re Away

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Does this sound familiar? You return home from traveling to find your home in a mess from the commotion of preparing for your trip? For most travelers, the days leading up to a vacation are filled with preparing for the trip as opposed to caring for their home and this all builds up upon your return home.

You can avoid this. Before you leave for vacation, we recommend hiring a cleaning service to come to your home while you’re away. And while you’re at it, why not schedule a few more home projects while you’re away too.

#1. Maid Service

Like we mentioned above, you should hire a maid service to come to your home during your vacation. The maid service can clear out the clutter from your pre-vacation commotion and even deep clean bathrooms and your kitchen so you return to a sparkling home after your vacation.

Go one step further and schedule professional carpet cleaning during your vacation too. You can leave the key to your home with a neighbor or hidden on your property and notify the service on how to retrieve it and enter your home. This way you don’t have to be inconvenienced during the appointment, the carpet will be clean and dry while you are off on an adventure somewhere exotic. Services like Amazing Care Chem-Dry are happy to accommodate these requests.

#2. Remodeling

If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom remodel in the near future, why not schedule it during a vacation or while you are away? Homeowners that have lived through a kitchen remodel will tell you that it is an extremely invasive project. Your plumbing is turned off and sometimes your electricity too. The living conditions during a home remodel are subpar at best.

If you can schedule a remodel and be away having fun at the same time, you are winning big time!

#3. Fumigation

Infestations in your home need professional attention. You may want to schedule an impromptu vacation the same time your home is in need of fumigation for vermin of any sort. You don’t want to subject your family or yourself to the toxins and chemicals required to fumigate a home. You won’t have to if you plan a fun, family vacation during the same time.

The same is true if your home has mold in it. Mold removal and remediation is extremely dangerous and your family should not be home during the process. This would be another good time for a last-minute vacation to a theme park or maybe a relative that lives in a different state.

#4. Flooring Installation

Does your home need new carpet or tile or hardwood floor? If so, consider scheduling the installation during your next vacation. You can’t use any room in your home where a new floor is being installed so why not schedule the installation when you won’t need to use your home at all!

#5. Painting

We recommend hiring an interior painter for major painting project. There are fumes associated with painting in your home. You could avoid the fumes and the hassle of someone painting your home if you schedule interior painting sometime you are out of town for work or personal reasons.

Just because you aren’t cleaning your home or repairing it during your vacation doesn’t mean someone else can’t be!

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Modern Travel Methods

»Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Travel and Leisure | Comments Off on Modern Travel Methods

When travelling there are many efficient ways to get to different places both close and far. Most commonly, the predominant methods of travel in today’s modern world include: airplane, automobile, bus, train, boat and many other different modes. The most popular way of travelling extremely long distances is by airplane. In the past 50 years, this industry has boomed and became very well liked with the general public.

Some appealing benefits that airplanes offer are: fast travel times, they can transport a large amount of people, they offer accommodations including food and entertainment during flight and they open up travel to anywhere in the world. But there have still been some negatives that have been restricting airplanes from reaching their full potential. One major drawback is price. To go on an airplane often times, it costs hundreds of dollars to be able to purchase a ticket. This is often times, way more expensive than other means of transport and not viable for everyone.

Another incredibly popular form of transport is by boat. This method was very popular in the 1900’s especially around the first and second world war. It was also majorly used during recessions and political unrest in Europe. Boats could help people transport from continent to continent and reach a better life. Before airplanes, this was also the only way to traverse large bodies of water. Some benefits of boats include that they are: the cheapest way of transportation especially over thousands of kilometers/miles, can hold large amounts of people, they are generally safe and can withstand the elements of the sea. But boats have some problems as well which have led to the decreasing use of them. Some negatives include: slow travel (often takes weeks to traverse over large seas), having to deal with difficult conditions including wavy waters and strong storms, and they can be crowded and disorganized as well. In some tourist cases, luxury boats are used as cruise ships.

These cruise ships often times travel through an area of sea and visit places and attractions with the customers. These boats are incredibly luxurious and include many magnificent  accommodations. The last popular method of travel we will focus on is by train. Travel by train has become very favored in highly dense countries including China, The United States, and India. Transport by train has been the most highly efficient way to journey country wide. These trains can be incredibly fast with some even reaching 400 kilometers plus per hour. They also offer cheap fares and very nice backdrops and visuals well travelling by the countryside.

A major benefit of trains is how good they are for the environment. Most of them don’t release emissions and are completely green. Due to these facts, numerous environmental experts are pushing for this to be the new way of transportation everywhere. In recent years, train tracks have even been created between countries to lead to efficient transport. In conclusion, in our present day world there are countless different means of transportation, all evolving as technology becomes more up to date. On your next trip, keep in mind the three different transport methods we mentioned and make an informed decision!

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