evanston illinois upholstery cleaning tips

Upholstery Cleaning Tips Every Evanston Homeowner Should Know

Whether it’s a comfortable sofa or favorite lounger, the couches and chairs in your home are part of the family. You take care of them with an occasional vacuuming, and you’re quick to clean up spills and pet accidents. Still, deep cleaning the furniture isn’t part of most housekeeping routines. We specialize in upholstery cleaning […]

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Spring Cleaning in Chicago: A Complete Guide [2021]

Our city offers so many great ways to celebrate spring. It’s the perfect time of year for exploring Lincoln Park Zoo or enjoying a lakefront stroll. From mini-golf at Navy Pier to selfies with the Bean, everyone’s ready to get outside. This sense of renewal also inspires us to tackle that big, annual housekeeping task. […]

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How to Clean Your Cowhide Rug [A Complete Guide]

Cowhide rugs have become a popular piece of home decor, and for a good reason: They’re rugged, beautiful, and luxurious. They don’t shed, and they’re tough enough to hold up to everyday use, even in households with kids, pets, and lots of traffic.  Just like any other textile in your home, though, cowhide rugs require […]

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A Complete Guide to Tenant Deaths in Rental Properties

Dealing with a tenant death in a rental property can be very difficult. As a caring person, you feel sympathy for next of kin. As the landlord, you need to protect your interests. It’s a situation that’s easier to handle when you understand all the details involved. This guide is designed to help you navigate […]

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Before Hiring a House Cleaner, Ask Them These 6 Revealing Questions

Finding yourself in the middle of a disaster, move, or a house that’s gotten out of control feels overwhelming. You know extensive work needs to get done, but you have no idea where to start. If you haven’t already, consider hiring a house cleaner. A professional can make your life easier and take the burden […]

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“I Am a Hoarder and I Need Help” – 10 Steps to Self-Help

It can feel as though you’re completely isolated and on your own. Even with the help of friends and family, dealing with hoarding can become overwhelming. It consumes the space in your home while it drains your ability to cope. As you look in the mirror, you say, “I am a hoarder. How do I […]

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How to Help a Hoarder Clean Their House: A 10 Step Checklist

The medical community didn’t officially recognize it until 2013. That year, the American Psychological Association finally included hoarding on its updated list of mental disorders. If the condition affects someone you care about, dealing with it can be very difficult. When you’re unsure about how to help a hoarder, where do you start? A hoarder’s […]

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7 Smart Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Summer is upon us, and the season of living outside has begun. Whether you’re planning laid-back barbeques, family gatherings, or some competitive games of backyard croquet, the summer season is a time to gather, make memories, and slow the pace of life. Keep everyone who visits your summer sanctuary safe and happy by ticking off […]

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Deep Cleaning the House to Sell: A Time-Saving 10-Step Checklist

If you do it right, it puts extra money in your pocket. Still, getting your home ready to sell can really challenge your housekeeping superpowers. This is more than spring cleaning. This project makes a big difference in how buyers see your house as their potential home. When you’re cleaning a house to sell, a checklist […]

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How to Clean Your Furnace: 5 Effective DIY Steps

This time of year, the air takes on a crisp chill, and we finally forget summer’s heat. Still, the deep freeze of winter is just a few weeks away. It’s time to get your home ready for another cold season. Your DIY handyman talents cover all kinds of cold-weather chores, but do you know how to clean […]

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