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IDEAS TO FALL FOR

And on a lighter note, Fall is here, and I love this time of year.

Those dog days of summer are over and it is time to start planning for cooler temperatures, Halloween, Turkey Day and that festive Holiday time. I am hoping to see some changing colors as I travel later in the week from New Mexico to California, although it just might be too early. Before I leave I thought I would share my checklist for fall.

  • BestHomeFashion.com    Stay warm and cozy, choose from a fantastic selection of faux fur and wool throws
  • mypotsandplanters.com  Bring some plants indoors for winter with great new pots – FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49
  • bloomingbulb.com  Think about next year with fall planting ideas – up to 60% OFF
  • wallpaperforwindows.com  Add privacy and/or decor to change up some windows
  • blindsexpress.com Add or replace some blinds and shades at discounted pricesFREE SHIPPING ( up to 94″ wide)
  • sunglasswarehouse.com  Enjoy new sunglasses in the winter sun with great styles – super pricesFREE SHIPPING on orders over $25 

And if your windows are dirty, you know me by now! HIRE A PROFESSIONAL. Those squeegee artists know what they are doing.

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GO AHEAD: HIRE A PRO!

(Courtesy of My Window Man in Albuquerque)

Fall will be here soon, and it is time to plan ahead! Window cleaning is probably on your list, and I bet you would love to treat yourself to a break. If you have ever attempted to do yours, in and out, all by yourself, you know how challenging it is. Great reason to HIRE A PROFESSIONAL! They know how to wield that squeegee, climb ladders and do all those tricky windows. It really is a delight to have sparkly clean glass. I promise to expand this list over time, but here are some suggestions to help you find just the right professional. 

My Window Man Albuquerque, NM

My Window Man Oxnard, CA

My Window Man San Diego, CA

McMahon Window Cleaning Chicago, IL

See Clearly Window Cleaning Portland, Or

   Noble Window Cleaning Canonsburg, PA

Poor Man Window Cleaning Boise, Idaho 

While you are waiting for the Pros to arrive, be sure to check out all the fun window ideas for inside or out. Browse through the affiliates here at ForYourWindows.com to dress up those clean windows. 

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WE ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE

A favorite of mine, and a great reminder!

A young couple moves into a new neighborhood.
The next morning while they are eating breakfast,
The young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside.
“That laundry is not very clean”, she said.
“She doesn’t know how to wash correctly.
Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.”
Her husband looked on, but remained silent.Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry,
The young woman would make the same comments.About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a
Nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:

“Look, she has learned how to wash correctly.
I wonder who taught her this.”

The husband said, “I got up early this morning and
Cleaned our windows.”

And so it is with life. What we see when watching others
Depends on the purity of the window through which we look.

It really is much easier to change how we view the world, as opposed to attempting to change what’s in it. 🙂
Good reason to keep all our windows clean. Life is simply an ongoing choice.
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THOSE DOG DAYS…

 

 

 

If asked, the dog that resides at my house would certainly agree that the dog days of summer have arrived.

It has been hot and humid (even here in Albuquerque) for days. Afternoons call out loud for a person to nap along with those dogs. Before I heed to that invitation, I want to remind all readers that the online places we refer you to have great ideas for summertime.

mypotsandplanters.com  decor for the patio and indoors – FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49

bloomingbulb.com fall planting ideas – up to 60% OFF

wallpaperforwindows.com  privacy and decor for your windows

blindsexpress.com blinds and shades at discounted prices – FREE SHIPPING ( up to 94″ wide)

sunglasswarehouse.com great styles – super prices – FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25

And if your windows are dirty, I always suggest that you HIRE A PROFESSIONAL. 

If you insist on washing your own windows, please use a squeegee and a wetbar. And, the suggestion of using vinegar and wadded up newspapers that you see in a lot of “how to” info is really not a good one.Best tip…HIRE A PROFESSIONAL. They are not expensive and it really does improve your outlook on life!

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No Streaking For Your Windows!

Working for My Window Man in Albuquerque, and always up for a challenge, my son said, “Of course I can do these windows with a long pole, and have no streaks.” Without a special ladder that was the solution for sure.

When ya want life easier always HIRE A PROFESSIONAL!

 

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The Five Most Important Tips Regarding Clean Windows

A few spring cleaning tips regarding your windows.

Make sure the sprinklers are turned away from the glass

Hire a professional to clean them

If you insist doing them yourself, use a mild degreasant and a squeegee please

Make sure you keep the screens clean

Hire a professional to clean them … did I already say that?

Oh, how I love the sight of a professional with a squeegee outside my windows.

And this one even cleaned my very dirty blinds (but still usable) from my bedroom, that is getting a make-over.

Thank you, My Window Man in Albuquerque. You do great work!

 

Just to name a few others:

VENTURA COUNTY:      My Window Man

PORTLAND, OREGON:    See Clearly Window Cleaning

SAN DIEGO:   My Window Man

SAN FRANCISCO:  Window Doctor

SEATTLE:   Powerhouse Cleaners

KENTUCKY/INDIANA:      Rob’s Window Cleaning

If you do not know who to call in your area, ask me here in the comments, and I will find you one to hire.

      (If you are a professional to hire, tell me here so I can add you to my suggestions)

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Daylight With A Side of Windows Please

on sale now at  My Pots and Planters

I have always loved daylight. That love led to windows, which led to clean windows, and carried on to decorating windows. Oh, and let’s not forget enjoying what is outside windows! Finally, I have sorted through and handpicked places to find the best deals to enhance that wonderful daylight. Be sure to check each one out for their springtime specials!

Let’s decorate:

Wallpaper For Windows   –  they will even do the trimming

Blinds Express  – all your favorite brands discounted

Best Home Fashion  –  Mother’s Day Sale

Outside our windows:

Blooming Bulb  – up to 81 % off

My Pots and Planters   – free shipping on orders over $49

Sunglass Warehouse  –  free shipping on orders over 

Remember to HIRE A PROFESSIONAL to clean those windows. You deserve all the daylight you can get.

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Gotcha Covered!

woodblind

Okay, you have probably already scheduled a professional to clean your windows for fall – definitely my choice. Well, at least you have planned on cleaning them yourself. Right? Either way, you might have some clean and/or naked windows that need window coverings. 

Before you go to the local box store, and pay sales tax, consider visiting BlindsExpress.com online to take advantage of their fall specials. They have blinds, shades, cellular shades and many other options to cover up those naked windows, or those ones that suffer from dilapidated old stuff. They offer great customer service and have quick delivery. They even show you how to measure correctly.

shade

If you have already shopped and know what brand you want, you can probably find it at BlindsExpress.com. They have all the name brands and that is backed up with 45 years of experience. I bet you will find exactly what you want to dress up your windows!

Top picture: MAR 2 inch wood blind.

Bottom picture: Roman shade.

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The Easy Wheelie!

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I know for sure one of my besties (you know who you are) would have appreciated this gem last year when we hauled heavy bags of rocks from the front driveway to the back patio at my wheelbarrow-less home. We got so worn out we ended up using the top of a lawn mower to stack the last bag or two. Awkward, but it sorta worked. The WheelEasy™, available online at Allsop Home and Garden, would have been even better than a wheelbarrow because most of the lifting would have been eliminated! And, if I need to be on the outside of my windows doing the work, I don’t want it to be painful.

The larger model is pictured above, but there is also a smaller version, The WheelEasy™ LE, available. It is the perfect choice for those with less storage space, although either model takes up less room than a wheelbarrow.  Both fold up for storage or transport.{52FE0FD7-B635-465B-A044-803AA823E540}_Weeding_small

Both of these nifty yard carts make moving rocks and gravel, collecting weeds or spreading bark a whole lot easier. Because the handles drop to the ground, you do not have to lift. Are you ready to harvest some veggies? The WheelEasy™ LE  will make the job so easy. And, when fall leaves drop, just rake them into the cart and haul them wherever.

The WheelEasy™ LE holds up to 150 lbs  ($119.99)

The WheelEasy™  holds up to 350 lbs.  ($159.99)

Visit Allsops and make your yard and garden activities a lot more efficient.

 

 

 

 

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FALL CLEANING

Where did 2011 go?

Here I am talking about cleaning for the holiday season, but it is that time. Now, if you are really set on washing your own windows, please use a mild degreasant, clean water and a real squeegee. Otherwise, you end up with a mess and streaks. Keep in mind, you might find yourself like this…

If you have never had them done professionally, treat yourself and HIRE A PROFESSIONAL. Over the next month, I will remind you of a few favorites around the US. If I don’t hit your area, request in the comments and I will find you one.

Albuquerque, NM                            MY WINDOW MAN   

Ventura County, CA                      MY WINDOW MAN  

San Diego, CA                                    MY WINDOW MAN  

PENNSYLVANIA                          Noble Window Cleaning

MINNEAPOLIS/ST PAUL            Freedom Cleaning

SOUTHERN CALIF                   PacifiClear Window Cleaning  

This is just a start – I will add more later. Plan ahead, schedule soon.

If you need to dress them up with blinds, shades, curtains or window wallpaper, For Your Windows is ready to serve you online.

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