It’s officially Spring time and you know what that means…It’s time for spring cleaning! Use this checklist to help your spring cleaning stay organized and stress free!
Clean room by room. In order to stay organized and not feel overwhelmed, you will want to clean room by room. Start in your biggest room first, working your way down. This will allow you to take breaks when needed and spread your cleaning out over multiple days if necessary.
Wipe down everything. When you begin, you must wipe down everything and I do mean everything; bookshelves, entertainment centers, kitchen counters, etc. Dust every surface using a rag or dust towel. After dusting, go back over everything with a wet rag or disinfecting wipe.
Sweep, mop and vacuum. Any room with a hardwood or tile floor must be swept and mopped. Your laundry room, basement, bathroom and even garage needs to be swept and mopped. The rooms with carpet and rugs need to be vacuumed.
Wash linens. Strip every bed in the house and clean those sheets. Be sure to include bed skirts and pillow cases. You will also want to wash any throw blankets from the living room and all window treatments.
Clean furnishings. Take all couch and furniture cushions outside and gently shake them off to remove dust. Use a vacuum to further clean them, making sure to be careful to not damage the cushions.
Polish metal door and window hardware. Using an old rag or polish cloth, polish all the hardware in your house. A simple hardware polish should un-tarnish most surfaces and you will want to use a paste or cream for heavier work.
Do you have a checklist you’d like to share? We would love to hear from you!
If you have children, grandchildren or pets, you know what we mean when we talk about carpet stains! If you hate stains on your carpet, you’re in luck! The LEES® Spillibration Savings Event is going on now and that means incredible savings on our incredible stain-resistant carpet and many other products throughout the store!
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Dust. It’s annoying to clean and unattractive on your furniture but, what you may not know, is that dust can also be more harmful to your health than you may have imagined.
Because dust is partly made up of living organisms, there are health risks of dust mites everyone should be aware of. Some people are more sensitive to dust mites than others, but those who are allergic to them can develop life-long health problems ranging from mild to severe.
Dust health risks include: nasal irritations such as sneezing, runny nose, postnasal drip and congestion, sinus problems and inflammation, development and exacerbation of asthma, and skin irritations such as dermatitis and eczema.
The good news is that you can prevent excess dust in your home to reduce or eliminate the health risks it causes.
The best way to eliminate dust in your home is by removing it from all surfaces at least twice a week. You may not realize how quickly dust is building up, so it is best to set a schedule or have a daily routine to be sure you do not forget to dust. It is also very important to make sure all air filters for furnaces, air conditioners and air purifiers are regularly cleaned and replaced, Air purifiers also work to keep dust contained.
It is also important to regularly clean your house using a broom and vacuum. Dust could be living in hard to reach places that only a broom can reach. When cleaning, you must remember those usually forgotten places such as the tops of your ceiling fans or behind open doors. Dust will build up in the places which could lead to health problems.
Dust will always be in your home. But with the proper cleaning care and attention you can significantly decrease your chances for health problems caused by dust; allowing you and your family to live healthier lives.
Tonight, across the globe, we will say Goodbye! To 2012 and ring in 2013 in style! A new year brings with it a lot of things: resolutions, goals and milestones. This year, people everywhere will get married, have a baby, start a new job or open a business. But 2013 means something even more to us. 2013 is Buddy Allen Carpet One’s 50th Birthday! This year marks the 50th year that Buddy Allen Carpet One Flooring & Home has been open for business. We have been located in Donelson for every one of those years!
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the store,
Zack Allen was dreaming of installing new floors.
His chair was leaned back, and his mouth opened wide,
His eyes shut tight, and his head drooped to the side.
While Donelson peeps were sleeping sound in their beds,
Hardwood, carpet, and laminate were all that filled Zack’s head.
Ellen had hung stockings in the lobby with care,
And everyone hoped that Santa would soon be there.
The Holidays bring friends and family pouring into your home. You love the company but you don’t love the havoc they can wreak on your flooring. You’ve got enough to stress about so let us share with you the 5 things you should have on hand to keep your floors sparkling this Christmas.
1. Festive Rugs. These lovely little mats can double as both décor and a floor saver. Placing rugs outside your entryway will prevent dust and dirt from being tracked inside your home.
2. Cleaning Supplies. Spills happen- especially when your home is filled with guests. Keep cleaning supplies like white clothes and mild non-bleaching detergent to quickly blot up spills from red wine, chocolate and more.
Thanksgiving has officially come and gone. By now you’ve started shopping and may have even pulled out the tree. Before you deck the halls, take a few moments and use our Christmas decorating tips to make sure that your home is protected from unwanted décor leftovers.
- The Donelson-Hermitage Community. For nearly 50 years, Buddy Allen Carpet One has been proud to call the Donelson-Hermitage community home. Thank you to the community for your never-ending support of local business.
- Mr. Buddy Allen. He’s our name sake and nearly 50 years ago, he started it all. Three generations of Allen men have owned and operated our store. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the late Buddy Allen himself.
This week, we are gearing up for Simply Irresistable Flooring Days! From October 8th through November 25th, we’re offering unbeatable deals on our softest carpet!
Buddy Allen Carpet One is the only flooring store in Nashville to offer 36-month zero interest financing. In addition to amazing financing, you can save up to 50% off select styles of Resista carpet and up to 25% off select styles of Invincible Hardwood and Laminate flooring!