Questions to Consider When Choosing a Wedding Venue

wedding_33When young couples intending to marry investigate the various wedding venues in Salt Lake City there are many competing factors to consider and evaluate. The first and most important factor to consider is whether the wedding venue fits within the couple’s budgetary constraints. Many times couples feel compelled to exceed their budgets because the wedding is such an important life event and the money issues can be sorted out at a later date and time. This would be a mistake, however, because money issues are a major cause of marriages breaking up statistically speaking. As such, it would not bode well to begin the wedding on the wrong foot financially speaking.

Another important factor to consider when choosing a wedding venue is what are the specific rules that the wedding venue requires adherence to and whether that fits with the couple’s vision for their special day. For example, in Utah especially there are many rules and regulations concerning the serving of alcoholic beverages. Wedding venues in Salt Lake City may have further restrictions upon these state imposed restrictions. Accordingly, it would probably be a good idea to investigate these or any other restrictions the venue might impose prior to entering into a contract with a prospective wedding venue.

Finally, a couple investigating a wedding venue should also consider whether the location will actually accommodate the number of people invited to the event itself. This consideration goes beyond whether the venue is large enough to accommodate the number of people invited but also whether the venue has the facilities necessary to accommodate the special needs of the people invited to the venue. For example, if the venue has a lot of stairs it might not be ideal if many elderly guests will be attending. Obviously, these three paragraphs merely scratch the surface of the many factors to consider when making this decision.

I Think I Just Joined Scentsy

flowersI have a friend who has been trying to get me to “join Scentsy” for some time now. At first I did not even know what she meant by this phrase. It sounded like some sort of cult to be perfectly honest. But she explained to me that Scentsy is a company that sells scented candles or some such. She went on an on about how Scentsy’s mission is to “inspire people with beautiful fragrances and the memories and emotions they bring forth.” (I am pretty sure she used that exact phrase). She said they were looking for “passionate people who want to succeed on their own terms.” I did not know quite what to make of all this jargon she was talking about. It seemed to me that she had joined Scentsy and Scentsy had taken over.

Then she got down to brass tax. She said if I made the decision to join Scentsy I could earn 20 to 36 percent commission on my sales with bonuses depending on my performance. I asked her why there was such a range in the amount of commission earned. She told me that new consultants (that would be my title once I joined) earn 20 percent on the first 1,000 points in “Personal Retail Volume” and 25 percent on all subsequent sales. In addition I could earn a 9 percent bonus on “Personal Wholesale Volume” based on rank. At this point I could feel my eyes begin to glaze over. She continued on and on about all expenses paid trips, learning valuable business skills and how I would make new friends with customers, hosts and all the other consultants. This is really the last thing I remember before I passed out and collapsed to the floor. Then I remember having a dream. I do not remember the exact content of the dream but I do recall the distinct presence of cinnamon and cloves. When I awoke I found myself alone in my bed with the strange sensation that I had somehow joined Scentsy and there was no turning back.

 

A Clean Living Space Increases Productivity

cleaning productsI am a firm believer in keeping my living space clean. When my living space is clean my thinking is clearer and my state of being is less agitated. By contrast, when my living space is cluttered and unclean, my thinking becomes scattered and my anxiety level increases. This negative mindset only becomes exacerbated the longer I remain in this state of affairs because the idea that I should clean up sits in the back of my head and nags me constantly. It takes energy to keep this nagging at bay and this is energy I could be using for other purposes.

Certainly cleaning takes time that I could otherwise be using for other seemingly more productive purposes. But I think that it would be a mistake to use this logic as an excuse not to clean myself or to hire a cleaning service in Salt Lake City to do the job for me. The reason for this is simple. If I do not clean and my mind becomes scattered and my anxiety level rises I will become less productive because the energy I would be using to be productive is now either being spent to keep the nagging voice at bay or is depleted and spent through anxiety. This will effectively nullify any gains in productivity I might have reaped by spending less time cleaning and more time trying to be productive.

I truly believe I have a finite amount of energy to expend each day. If I do not clean or hire a cleaning service in Salt Lake City to clean for me a portion of that energy will be dissipated in anxiety. If my thinking is scattered I loose whatever remaining energy I have because I cannot effectively focus it towards being productive. This is why I have found that by simply taking the time to keep my living space clean I will actually increase my productivity in the long term.

Newborn Nursery Scent

NurseryAnyone with a child still in diapers knows that it is difficult (to say the least) to keep the area where the changing table is located smelling fresh. At the time I made the decision to join Scentsy and start selling their products, I had two children who were still in diapers. Because of this one of Scentsy’s products specifically caught my eye because it directly addressed the issue of diaper odor in the nursery. This product was a particular scent called “Newborn Nursery.”

The description of the scent reads, “Fresh, clean, and powdery, this dreamy scent evokes memories of cradling your little ones.” That description pretty much sums up what the Newborn Nursery scent is all about and I found that the scent itself was actually very effective in eliminating the unpleasant odors a nursery might produce.

Before we have babies we think about all the positive aspects. They are cute and cuddly. They both offer and are receptacles for unconditional love. We think about bonding with and protecting the child and about how beautiful that all can be. After the baby is born, we find that all of those positive aspects are certainly there but we also discover other aspects we might have overlooked looking through our rose colored glasses. There are sleepless nights in addition to a million new responsibilities. There is the end to the freedom we took for granted before the baby was born. And yes, there is odor associated with changing the baby’s diaper in the nursery. This odor (by the way) gets significantly worse once the baby starts to eat solid food.

Luckily, there is a company like Scentsy that makes so many great smelling scents to solve this particular issue. Babies are beautiful and because I made the decision to join Scentsy I can more fully appreciate their beauty without my enjoyment being obscured by odors wafting from the changing table.

The Short Inside Scoop on how to Avoid Men Developing Cold Feet before a Wedding

wedding_33Warning to all Salt Lake City Brides! The following might come off a little sexist and is probably not what a bride wants to read. But if she is concerned about her groom developing cold feet before their wedding she would do well to consider the following.

Planning the Wedding Itself

First of all, researching wedding venues in Salt Lake City can give any man cold feet.  As such, I firmly believe all or most wedding planning should be done by the bride or at least someone other than the groom. If the bride truly wants to minimize the chances of the groom developing cold feet before the ceremony she would do well to take this under advisement.

This is especially true if the bride and groom are paying for the wedding as the cost of a wedding can be very expensive. The average cost of a wedding in the United States is $26,444.00 and the average cost of a wedding in Salt Lake City is roughly half that amount at $13,365.00. Still that is a large chunk of change for most people.

Another reason a groom might get cold feet when researching wedding venues is the thought of who to invite, where they all will sit and who they will sit next to. This is a massive headache because (and I am speaking from experience) almost every decision made regarding planning the wedding will result in at least one relative or friend being offended. I do not know why this happens specifically with respect to wedding planning. I would think most people would be happy for the young couple and put aside their own concerns but for some mysterious reason this just is not the case. Long story short; keep the groom out of all these decisions.

The Longer Term

The other factor influencing the development of cold feet is the groom dwelling on the long term reality of marriage. Men (particularly men younger than their mid 30’s) will propose to a woman thinking everything is going to be great. But as the wedding date approaches the reality of his decision to propose will loom ever larger. One way to minimize any fear based thoughts that may lead to cold feet is to schedule the wedding date as soon as possible after the proposal. If this is an impossibility, the bride to be should do everything in her power to distract the groom from thinking about the long term in the run up to the wedding. What the most effective distraction is will vary from groom to groom but this is probably knowledge the bride should have before looking for wedding venues in Salt Lake City. Good luck!

Don’t Cut Corners When Cleaning and Pour Grease Down the Drain

If you are like me you start cleaning with all the right intentions and you are ready to see the job through to its end. But ten minutes into the job you start to think

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about better things you could be doing with your time. This is when the urge to cut corners and hire a maid service reveals itself. You might (literally) sweep things under the rugs or shove them in a closet or drawer where they will be safely out of sight. Those techniques are relatively harmless but one thing you should never do to cut corners is pour grease down the drain of your kitchen sink.

You should never do this because grease will collect over time and clog up your pipes which may back up your plumbing with disastrous results. This happens because when the fat contained in the grease comes into contact with other chemicals (particularly calcium) it creates a semi-hard, soap-like substance that then adheres to the walls of your pipes. Eventually this will block the pipe and your waste water will back up.

Even if the grease makes it through your pipes and out of your house it will eventually make its way to the sewer where it will come in contact with grease from other people’s houses and create the same problem but now on a much larger scale. According to the Journal of Oleo Science grease is to blame for 47% of sewer overflows in the United States per year.

Instead of pouring grease down the drain, pour it in a container (I use a coffee can) and put it in the refrigerator. The next time you have grease to dispose of put it on top of the old congealed layer. When the container is full, throw it away in the garbage.

If you are feeling particularly eco-friendly you may want to check with your local recycling plant to see if they will take your grease.

If you are one to cut corners when cleaning, maybe it is time to look into hiring a cleaning service.

 

Winter is Around the Corner – Tips to Be Ready

Tips for WinterizationAs the fall season quickly comes, winter is right behind it. Depending on who you listen to, it appears the majority consensus is that El Nino will be having a strong effect this winter, bringing possibly harsher and longer winter conditions. Whether you’re simply bringing in the lawn mower for the winter or a John Deere farm tractor, preparations should be made on both fronts. In an effort to keep ahead of mother nature, here are some tips to be prepared for the winter ahead and winterize your equipment correctly.

For Storing Your Tractor:
1) Get a tune-up? Yes, it’s actually recommended to give the tractor a quick tune-up before going into hibernation for the winter so that when the time comes to start it up again, it will start as quickly as possible and run as optimally after resting for such a long duration. By implementing the tune-up before the winter, you’ll have a chance to run it a couple of times and acclimate any new equipment to the tractor rather than adding or replacing those items and have to start it from a cold state.

2) Get charged up! The battery…ah yes, nothing worse than trying to turn the engine over with nothing but a click, click, click.   Many that store equipment for the winter have already made it an expectation that the engine will not start due to the idea that the battery can’t hold its charge over the winter. However, this is inaccurate. A battery certainly can hold its charge, but it needs to be in good working order; fully charged, fresh fluids, and doesn’t hurt if it was bought recently.

lawn tractor3) Check your equipment. Whether it’s simply the fuel or something more important as a skid steer or round baler belts, each needs to be handled correctly. It’s always best to check with the manufacturer to determine what their recommended winterization methods are; however, the important piece is to check. Realize each piece of equipment or supply is different and may require very different methods in order to work optimally after the winter season.

There you have it, 3 tips to help keep you ahead of the upcoming winter, as we know we can expect it every year! Be sure to take the preventative measures as the repair costs often outweigh the preventive costs.

Having Your Home In Top Clean Condition Through House Cleaning Services Salt Lake City

Majority of people can’t stand a dirty house. And most of these are parents and full-time workers. Often, this leaves quite little time for completing chores. It’s always good when basically we can sit down, relax and enjoy coffee. And you need to do this in a clean and healthy environment. Therefore, the big question is: what are the solutions? The answer to this, among other questions, lies on house cleaning services which we may hire to tackle cleaning issues.

Yes, a clean house is just a happy one. Your visitors are going to agree. The worst thing is having guests over when the house is in a mess, or you may not even be able to invite them because the home is dirty. That’s why you need house cleaning services Salt Lake City. They are not only going to free up your time so that you can use it for other important things, but also have the house in top condition, for instance, when your guests arrive.

Therefore, what are the major advantages of hiring professional maid service Salt Lake City? Having your house at its optimum clean is an obvious reason, though there are several other benefits you’re going to gain.

One of them is the health. They are going to provide you that comprehensive cleaning service necessary to get rid of harmful bacteria and germs which may accumulate on almost each surface of the home. Keeping the places cleaned on regular basis will prevent several potential ailments. Your family health is going to be also protected.

You are also going to have a piece of mind just knowing your home is going to be properly cleaned, and on regular basis. When this is tackled, you will be able to focus on more pressing issues such as finishing the work you brought home, or helping your children to school. You may also enjoy spending the extra time with your family.

House cleaning service Salt Lake City is also efficient and comprehensive. They are going to provide you with a healthy environment without any problems. They are able to clean everything: counters, appliances, carpets, walls, kitchen, and bathroom, name it. They are a group of professionally certified and experienced individuals who are quite thorough with their work, and their mission is to make their customer’s satisfaction to be their top priority. These professionals are thoroughly vetted and background checked, therefore, you are going to work with a reputable company.

There are just many other services they offer, and many other benefits. To know more about this, you can visit house cleaning Salt Lake City, and you are going to be guaranteed unparalleled service by Green Envy Maids, Salt Lake City.

Reliable House Cleaning Services In Salt Lake City

House cleaning salt lake city can be very beneficial to those who have a busy lifestyle. If the house chores are piling up on you, it may be time to consider hiring professional cleaners.When considering the best salt lake city cleaning service for your home cleaning, making sure to hire a professional company is a must in order to know you are getting the best quality cleaning.

They provide exceptions services in homes. Their services also extend to commercial areas, construction, party, hoarding up and any other places that require services. No matter how large or small is your home or commercial place; they are ready to offer you the best services to your expectation without breaking your budget. Since the house are specialized and trained in houses of any size with any types of interiors, they use proven techniques and methods to bring remarkable look to your home. The or maids from these services are very punctual, that they arrive on time and are also extremely well-mannered. They will never disturb you as they understand and respect your privacy. The are well groomed and they speak good language. Therefore your communication with them will be easy.

The housekeeping service Salt Lake City before recruiting will check to pass their backgrounds and will send them to your house only if they have clear background status. Moreover they also check for their credit status. The house services further offers customized services to enable the clients feel free from their household chores. This will also help you create more time to do things that you like to do. The will get the job done by the way you want it. You can hire them for daily, weekly or however you schedule. You can also hire house cleaning service occasionally or for some specific needs. You can choose either hourly or for some particular works to be done and get billed accordingly. This will also help you retain your budget.

Some of the specialized services offered by house cleaning services include carpet, window washing, grout repair and restoration, gutter cleaning, window blinds, pressure washing, organizing your office or home in a professional way, wall washing, painting both interior and exterior and much more. The services will also help in post construction for empty houses. However they are billed according to the job details. Thus the professional salt lake city house services offer you the best services in keeping your home very to your expectation and make your work simpler. Now you can save your time but just spending little money for services without disturbing your budget and daily official works.

Stop Mold from Growing in and around your home: Cleaning Services Salt Lake City

Molds can grow both inside and outside your home. A lot of times when people think of mold, they think of the old loaf of bread in the pantry or some old leftovers hidden in the back of the fridge. These types of molds aren’t pleasant, but can be easily taken care of…throwing them in the garbage. The molds that can affect your overall health are the molds you should take precautions around and make a good effort to keep out of your home. Cleanings services, (house cleaning Utah), can recommend ways to keep your home mold free.Mouldy_Clementine

There are many different species or kinds of mold and they can be found both in and outdoors. Mold is a fungj that grows best in warm, damp, humid conditions. It reproduces by making tiny spores. Mold spores can live in extreme harsh environments. Hot and dry environments can even house mold spores even though they do not normally support mold growth.

Where Does Mold Grow?

bathroomMolds that are found indoors are usually located in bathrooms, under sinks, in kitchens, or basements. These places are usually prone to damper conditions. In order to decrease mold growth inside your home, it’s recommend that there be adequate air ventilation in bathrooms and basements. If small amounts of mold can already be detected, then you’ll want to treat those areas with mold killing products. House cleaning, services often will treat small areas of mold with bleach, borax, vinegar, or Ammonia. Products such as hydrogen peroxide, detergent, baking soda, and grapefruit seed extract are also helpful in treating areas with small amounts of mold growth.

How to Clean Mold

cleaning productsOften times large mold infestations (over 30 square feet) need to be treated by a mold remediator. However, in small mold instances, mold can be easily treated yourself or by a maid service Utah. In order to clean the infested area some precautions should be taken. Do not clean the mold if you have asthma or other allergies or immune disorders. It’s important to wear gloves and eye protection. It’s also important to clean the work area with a wet cloth or mop to prevent the spread of spores. Once the area is treated, make sure it stays dry and that the mold is no longer visible

Floor Coverings That Prevent Mold

typesofflooring1Since bathrooms are more prone to housing mold, it’s a good idea to only use floor coverings that will help repel mold. Do not put carpet or wood flooring in basements or bathrooms. There are many other flooring options that will function better in these parts of your home. Floor coverings that are recommended in bathrooms and basements consist of tile, cement, or laminate. These types of flooring are easy to keep dry and clean. It is important to remove carpet that has been soaked either in a bathroom or basement as soon as possible, in order to prevent mold growth.

Mold can be prevented by adhering to these recommendations. If you already have a mold problem, use the proper precautions when cleaning the area. Depending on level of mold growth in your home, cleaning services Salt Lake City or mold remediators can help you with the problem areas in your home.

References:

http://www.cdc.gov/mold/faqs.htm#indoor+

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/mold/clean.htm