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aquariums
Setting Up Your Aquarium For the First Time

So you decided that you want to get some fish for your home. That’s a great decision; the world of tropical freshwater fish is huge and the ranges of colors and sizes will make for a spectacular display. But before you...

stains
Banishing Summer Stains

It’s summer when the sky is blue, the weather is warm, and it’s time to run around and enjoy all that life has to offer. There are picnics to enjoy, games to be played, and...

essential oils
20 Ways to Use Your Essential Oils Besides Aromatherapy

When it comes to essential oils, everyone knows how to put them in a diffuser to reap the benefits of aromatherapy. But did you know that there are other ways that you can use your essential oil that will provide...

allergies
Allergies – Why Do They Make Us Miserable?

If you’re one of over 50 million people in the United States who suffers from some sort of nasal allergy, you know how miserable a hot windy summer day can be. Heck, you know...

exercising
Tips to Maximizing your Workout in the Summer

Summer is a blast and it’s a great time to get out and take your workout outside. Unfortunately, it also gets pretty hot some days, putting a damper on your motivation and your training. Of course, you know...

air conditioning
Keeping Your Air Conditioner In Top Shape With Preventive Maintenance

We already discussed what to do when your air conditioner goes on the fritz. In most cases, you’re going to need to call an HVAC qualified service tech to come out and take a look. Now, there are some things...

air conditioning
Help! My Air Conditioner Isn’t Working!

We are rapidly approaching the dog days of summer when the star Sirius comes over the horizon. The ancient Greeks believed that this was the time when...

bugs
Chemical Free Insect Repellents That Work

Now that summer is here, it’s time to enjoy all the things that it brings with it. From picnics to backyard barbecues to just hanging out and enjoying the company of good friends, there’s plenty to...

other
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...

allergies
Allergies – Why Do They Make Us Miserable?

If you’re one of over 50 million people in the United States who suffers from some sort of nasal allergy, you know how miserable a hot windy summer day can be. Heck, you know...

exercising
Tips to Maximizing your Workout in the Summer

Summer is a blast and it’s a great time to get out and take your workout outside. Unfortunately, it also gets pretty hot some days, putting a damper on your motivation and your training. Of course, you know...

bugs
Chemical Free Insect Repellents That Work

Now that summer is here, it’s time to enjoy all the things that it brings with it. From picnics to backyard barbecues to just hanging out and enjoying the company of good friends, there’s plenty to...

other
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...

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...

sickness
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...

Holiday Stress
Five Tips to Reduce Stress This Holiday Season

Ah, the holidays. Aren’t they great? You get to spend time with family and friends. You enjoy special gatherings to celebrate and greet people you might not spend...

aquariums
Setting Up Your Aquarium For the First Time

So you decided that you want to get some fish for your home. That’s a great decision; the world of tropical freshwater fish is huge and the ranges of colors and sizes will make for a spectacular display. But before you...

stains
Banishing Summer Stains

It’s summer when the sky is blue, the weather is warm, and it’s time to run around and enjoy all that life has to offer. There are picnics to enjoy, games to be played, and...

essential oils
20 Ways to Use Your Essential Oils Besides Aromatherapy

When it comes to essential oils, everyone knows how to put them in a diffuser to reap the benefits of aromatherapy. But did you know that there are other ways that you can use your essential oil that will provide...

air conditioning
Keeping Your Air Conditioner In Top Shape With Preventive Maintenance

We already discussed what to do when your air conditioner goes on the fritz. In most cases, you’re going to need to call an HVAC qualified service tech to come out and take a look. Now, there are some things...

air conditioning
Help! My Air Conditioner Isn’t Working!

We are rapidly approaching the dog days of summer when the star Sirius comes over the horizon. The ancient Greeks believed that this was the time when...

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...

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...