What does a son get their Mother for Mother’s Day?
Mother’s Day is celebrated every year, the second Sunday of May. We dedicate one day out of the year to show how much we admire and respect them. We all love our Mothers. They love us when we are up, they love us when we are down. They encourage us to do good, and they tell us when we are steering away from the right path. My Mother has been there for me through everything. I always let her know how much I love her and appreciate her. I could buy her presents, send her flowers, but that wouldn’t be enough. I truly believe the best gift a son could give his Mother is to take care of all the things that need to be taken cared of in her house: Fixing, repairing, and installing the things that she has been asking you to come over and do for weeks. This Mother’s Day remember the woman who always loves you and shows you how incredible you are.
We all love flowers. Flowers bring color and a smile to everyone’s faces. Adding a vase of flowers in your room will brighten up the room and will bring you serenity. The smallest things all ways make a difference. Below a is a simple way to add a little “extra” to your morning vase. You don’t have to follow the exact directions to brighten your vase. You could, slice oranges, grapefruit, or limes. The same goes with the flowers you choose. If you visit Trader Joe’s, they always have a variety of flowers for a great deal. I bet whatever you choose will come out beautiful.
Find a vase that fits inside another vase with half an inch of room between them. Fill the space between the two vase up most of the way with water before slipping in sliced lemons(arrangement pictured requires nine lemons). Pop you accent flowers(pictured are a dozen sunflowers) in the center vase, and voila!
Small bathroom or big bathroom, everyone needs organization in their bathroom. I’m a big fan of clutter free bathrooms. Here is a small list of ideas to organize your bathroom and get rid of the clutter.
- Containers to put under your sink.
- Shelves- metal, wood, or plastic.
- Storage baskets.
- Drawer organizer.
- Hooks for behind the cabinet door- for curling irons, flat irons, or any other type of hair iron.
- Glass containers.
- Install Shelves- glass, wood, metal.
- Small Wicker Baskets mounted onto the wall.
- Pretty Wood Crate mounted onto the wall.
- Wall Cabinet mounted onto the wall.
ABOVE THE DOOR
Yes, look up. That whole area above the bathroom door is unused real estate.
- Add a shelve- wood or metal.
- Concealed and hidden from sight
Putting everything away and having it concealed will make you feel better.
We all clean our homes on a regular bases. After having all our windows closed through out most of Fall and Winter we have to go the extra mile to clean and maintain everything. All that dust that builds up from having everything closed. Certain stuff not being used over Winter, we have to make sure it’s working properly.
The first thing you have to do, is open every single window. Let that fresh air in. Now turn some music on and let’s go down the list.
- Clean or replace your furnace filters
- Test your air conditioning system(don’t wait till it gets too hot to see if it’s working).
- Check caulking around all windows and doors. Improper caulking allows for moisture to get inside your walls and can cause mold.
- Replace screens on your windows if they are torn or broken.
- Clean your windows, inside and outside.
- Test your smoke and fire detector, replace batteries if needed. Dust the inside and outside.
- Check your fire extinguisher.
- Clean your ceiling fan with a wet rag.
- Rotate your ceiling fan so it’s spinning counter clock wise for Summer.
- Clean out your fridge and freezer. Place a new box of baking soda in the back to maintain freshness.
- Check for pest problems, you might look into calling someone to spray before the warmer months.
- Organize your closets, put away Winter clothes and bring out the Spring and Summer clothes.
- Clean your walls, sponge and water, or a wet rag. Dust builds up on your walls, especially during Fall and Winter.
- Dust and reorganize your book shelves. Move your books around, place some vertically, and some horizontally.
- Wipe down all your light bulbs.
- Wash your shower curtain. Replace the inside liner. You can buy the inside liner for a buck or two. They tent to get moldy quickly.
- Clean your bathroom walls, having your fan on during and after showers isn’t enough. Mold grows, you have to prevent it.
- Soak your shower head in vinegar and lemon for half an hour or longer if you please. Minerals tend to build up in it.
- Vacuum mattress and box spring.
- Dust off all vents.
- Clean out the dryer ducts.
If it seems like your in need of a Plumber, Electrician, Heating and AC Repairman, or a General Handyman give them a call. Don’t wait to the last second. Trust us, you’ll be glad that you took care of things before they got bad.
If you have any questions or concerns, email or call me.
Kevin Szabo Jr
Plumbing and Sewer