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Beating the Summer Heat

Ah, summer – that time of year when it’s time to plan vacations, hit the beach, and enjoy long sunny days. It’s also the time of year when temperatures rise and the blazing sun beats down on us. Temperatures across the globe have...

garden
Mulching and Composting For Your Home Garden – What’s The Difference?

For home gardeners, there are two things that are (or should be) always in the back of their mind as they deal with lawn clippings and raked leaves. Those are composting and mulching. After all, leaves and lawn...

carpets
Properly Cleaning Your Carpet Efficiently and Quickly

The main problem with trying to keep your carpet clean is that it’s always underfoot. You and your loved ones are always walking on it, introducing new dirt every day. Still, keeping your carpet clean doesn’t...

Floor Care
Caring for Hard Surface Floors, Part Two: Tile, Stone And Everything Else

Last week we here at Think Crucial talked about how to care for your wood floors to make sure that they remain as gorgeous as the day you first got them. However, we also realize that...

Floor Care
Caring for Hard Surface Floors, Part One: Hardwood Flooring

One of the staples of housecleaning is making sure that your floors are clean. After all, there’s nothing worse than walking across your house in bare feet and stepping in crumbs or...

Filters
Understanding Filtration Basics

Filters are everywhere in our life; from the oil filter in your lawn mower to the air filter in your vacuum, car, or furnace. For the most part, we just accept that they do their basic job and...

caffeine
What’s the Buzz With Caffeine?

In the early morning, when you need to get up and go, most of us reach for our favorite caffeinated beverage. Whether you prefer a nice bracing cup of tea or a steaming cup of...

Allergies
3 Great Tips to Beat Allergies This Spring

Spring has sprung all across the Northern hemisphere, bringing with it flowers blooming, trees waking up, and beauty all around. Unfortunately, for an estimated 50 million people in the United States, it also...

DIY
4 Areas to Check for your House's Post-Winter Inspection

Now that winter has loosened its grip on the northern half of the globe, and weather has started to warm, it’s time to take a look at your home and assess what damages the cold weather has done to your home. Snow, hail, freezing rain, and...

carpets
Properly Cleaning Your Carpet Efficiently and Quickly

The main problem with trying to keep your carpet clean is that it’s always underfoot. You and your loved ones are always walking on it, introducing new dirt every day. Still, keeping your carpet clean doesn’t...

Floor Care
Caring for Hard Surface Floors, Part Two: Tile, Stone And Everything Else

Last week we here at Think Crucial talked about how to care for your wood floors to make sure that they remain as gorgeous as the day you first got them. However, we also realize that...

Floor Care
Caring for Hard Surface Floors, Part One: Hardwood Flooring

One of the staples of housecleaning is making sure that your floors are clean. After all, there’s nothing worse than walking across your house in bare feet and stepping in crumbs or...

Filters
Understanding Filtration Basics

Filters are everywhere in our life; from the oil filter in your lawn mower to the air filter in your vacuum, car, or furnace. For the most part, we just accept that they do their basic job and...

DIY
4 Areas to Check for your House's Post-Winter Inspection

Now that winter has loosened its grip on the northern half of the globe, and weather has started to warm, it’s time to take a look at your home and assess what damages the cold weather has done to your home. Snow, hail, freezing rain, and...

Pool Maintenance
4 Easy Steps in Prepping Your Pool for Warmer Weather

It’s been a long winter, but warmer days are finally upon us, which means that it’s almost time to relax by your pool. But before you can lounge and sip some fruity drinks, or...

Spring Cleaning
3 Tips For Spring Cleaning With Steam

When it comes to spring cleaning, everyone has a trick or a gimmick. We here at Think Crucial tend to go with one particular tip. If you’re going to clean, go at it full steam ahead. We’re talking of course about using...

Health
5 Effective Tips To Beating the Spring Cold or Flu

Spring is almost officially upon us, and that means the beginning of the spring cold and flu season. For whatever reason, whether it’s the rapidly shifting weather patterns that hurl us from almost balmy 60 degree weather to icy and...

Natural Disasters
3 Easy but Effective Disaster Preparation Tips

It doesn’t matter what area of the country you live in, the potential for a natural disaster is a very real threat. Whether it’s wildfires in California, tornadoes in the

Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning 101: The Complete Room Checklist

As part of Think Crucial’s annual Spring Cleaning series, we’re here to give you a complete checklist for the various rooms in your home. We listed some general tips last week...

Spring Cleaning
Spring Cleaning 101: Getting Ready

As we head into longer days and shorter nights, the time for Spring cleaning is nearly upon us. Before you get started on your cleaning regimen, there are some things you should do to get ready...

Green Cleaning
Green Cleaners: Cleaning Cheaply and Safely

Whether it’s because you’ve got kids or pets, or because you want to go green, finding alternative green cleaners is much easier than you thought. So, say goodbye to...

Vacuums
Should you get a Robot Vacuum Cleaner?

The ownership of vacuum and floor cleaning robots has slowly been growing since the first robot vacuum cleaners were launched to market around the turn of the Century. There are now millions of units...

Humidifiers
Humidifier Basics: Why You Need One

Winter is fast approaching, bringing with it colder temperatures and drier air. While the dry air is a welcome respite after the humid days of summer, it also brings its own problems. From dry sinuses aggravating your...

Automation
The Future of Home Automation Is Here!

Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz about home automation. Being able to just say something out loud and having your lights dim or...