Keeping your house clean can certainly be a challenge sometimes, especially when you have two young boys running around the house like I do. Not only do they take up plenty of my time and attention, but it seems like everywhere they go, they leave messes behind! Cleaning the house can also take a chunk out of your household budget, since cleaning supplies can be pricey, and goodness knows our grocery bill’s high enough. But it doesn’t have to be this way: I make a lot of my own cleaning supplies, using things that I already keep around the house. Not only is it cheaper to use these simple tricks for keeping your house clean, but it’s simple and it’s eco-friendly, too.
When I first moved to New York City, I looked forward to living near all of the landmarks I’d seen on TV growing up. I could go visit the Statue of Liberty! And Central Park! And the Empire State Building! I was so excited, and I must’ve looked like such a tourist in those first few months, traipsing around the city gawking at the famous places that were now practically in my backyard. But the longer I lived here, the more I realized that some of the coolest places are the ones that aren’t on TV. There’s a lot more to the Big Apple once you look closer, and here are a few of my favorite lesser-known spots that are more appreciated by the locals than tourists:
Sometimes, working an office job can be a real pain. It’s not that I don’t like what I do, of course: On the contrary, I love working for one of the best cleaning services New York City has to offer. But while you wouldn’t think that office work would be physically taxing, sitting at a desk all day can really do a number on your body! Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take to minimize the negative effects and get through the work day unscathed.
From time to time, people might find that they are sick of their job. But it turns out that sometimes, your job could actually be making you sick. Perfect example: I had a friend in high school who worked in an office on the weekends to save up to buy a car, and she used to complain to me that every day she had to work, she found herself getting headaches and watery eyes while she was there. She joked that maybe she was allergic to work, but it turns out that she might’ve been partially right; it very well could’ve been “sick building syndrome” that she was experiencing, which can cause symptoms like those you get when you have allergies.