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Fire Extingushers in the home!

A good thing to have in the home is a fire extinguisher! Why? If there is a fire in the home that isn’t too big you can help stop it and prevent major damage. Portable fire extinguishers can save lives and property when they are used correctly. In order to operate an extinguisher, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggests remembering the word PASS:

  • Pull the pin. Hold the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.
  • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
  • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

Read the instructions on the fire extinguisher and become familiar with them before a fire happens. Remember, extinguishers do have limitations. It is also important to ensure you have the correct type of extinguisher for your facility. To find out more information on choosing the appropriate class of extinguisher, visit the NFPA website at nfpa.org

Parade of Homes 2019!

 

The St. George Area Parade of Homes is coming soon! The event will take place February 15th to the 24th. If you want to see some beautiful homes now would be the time. This year they have 30 new homes. This is a long standing tradition of displaying different varieties of marvelous homes and introducing new home trends. Want some new ideas for the interior design? Want to see what lay out of a home you like? Want to see some really cool homes? If want any of that the parade of homes is for you! It’s the place to see all that and more! You can see amazing homes and amazing landscapes. For more information follow the link below!

https://paradehomes.com/web/

Tips for keeping your home clean!

Keeping the house clean isn’t the easiest thing to do. Here are some tips that will help you keep your house clean!

  1. Put things away after using them. Once you are done with something put it away. Keeping something out after you are done with it, will slowly pile up. You’ll say I’ll put it away later but that doesn’t always happen. Making sure to put things away when you are done with them will keep things from piling up which will help a lot when it comes time to clean.
  2. Do one room at a time. When you are cleaning, focus on one room. Do the bedroom and once complete move on to the bathroom and then the living room and so on. Focusing on one room at a time helps cleaning not feel overwhelming. It’s easier to focus on one room then trying to focus on the whole house.
  3. Stick to a schedule. Make a weekly schedule that has one room or one cleaning activity a day that you focus on. Have one day that is specifically for cleaning the kitchen another that is for cleaning the living room, etc. Have little chores you do everyday as well. For example, making your bed every morning and cleaning up while you cook. This will help when you are cleaning certain rooms to make it not so overwhelmingly dirty.
  4. Power cleaning! Believe in a power cleaning! No one likes to go to bed with a dirty house that they will have to clean the next day. Take 10-15 minutes each night to power clean a place in the house. For example, the dishes in the sink, the entryway/mudroom filled with shoes. Doing a power clean will help you sleep and not worry that you’ll have to clean the next morning.

Hopefully these tips will help you keep you house clean and make cleaning a little easier! Have a great week!

Clean House Happier You!

House cleaning isn’t super fun to do. Although it isn’t fun it is something we all need to do. A clean house is better than a dirt one right? Having a clean and organized house actually helps many different things in life.

A clean house is a healthy and happy home! A clean house makes everyone happy not only does it make people happy but it eliminates the stress that is caused by a chaotic environment. Clutter distracts us from important things in our lives. There is no need for us to cause more stress to ourselves by having a dirty home. Having a clean home is an easy remedy for stress. You and your family deserve to live in a healthy and happy environment especially when it’s your own home.

Do you love sleep? Or do you need sleep? Having a clean home can help you get better sleep. Clean home equals less stress which equals better sleep. If you leave a mess for the next day you will not be able to sleep peacefully. When you know you are going to wake up to a clean, healthy environment you mind is more at peace and sleeps better knowing that you don’t have to deal with the mess in the morning.

Keeping the house clean will improve your social life. Most of the time when we have people come over we are in a hurry to get everything cleaned and in place before they show up. If you keep your house clean and up to date then you won’t have to hurry. Doing small cleaning tasks everyday and then bigger ones once a week or monthly will help keep the house clean. When the house is clean you’ll be more likely to invite friends over because the house is clean. People are more likely to invite people over to house they are proud of then a house that isn’t so organized and that they aren’t so proud of.

An organized house makes it easier to find things. When everything has a place in the home it makes it easier to find them. All you have to do is organize the house and then put the things back in their place after you use them. Making sure to clean up after using things will help you keep the home organized and will help you find things faster.

Remember a clean home is a happy, less stressful home! Stay tune for next week we will share tips to help you keep the home clean!

Holiday Tips for Home Safety!

As you are sprucing up your home for the holiday season, remember to keep an eye out for common holiday fire hazards, trip-ups, and other safety mix-ups.

  1. Bright lights. Remember to carefully inspect holiday light strings every year. Make sure to get rid of any frayed cords, cracked lamp holders or loose connections. When replacing bulbs make sure to unplug the light string and make sure to match voltage and wattage to the original bulb.
  2. Lights out! Turn off holiday lights when you leave home and when you are going to bed.
  3. Its about time! If you have outdoor lights be sure to get an outdoor timer so that the lights will turn off on their own. This will also help save your electric bill.
  4. One and done. Don’t connect an extension cord to an extension cord. Find out that is long enough for the job. Connecting extension cord to extension cord can cause problems
  5. Outdoors! When hanging outdoor lights be sure to keep electrical connectors off the ground and away form metal rain gutters. Use insulated tape or plastic clips to hold them in place.
  6. Sound the alarm! Be sure to test your smoke alarms monthly to make sure they work.

Hopefully these tips will help you keep your home safe during this holiday season!

December Events!

Need somethings to do during this winter month? Well here are some activities going on in the St. George area that might be of interest to you!

Nov 30 to Dec 6th: The St George Children’s Museum is hosting a Gingerbread Tour. It’s a scavenger hunt to find gingerbread houses from around the world. Tour the town looking for the different businesses that have the gingerbread houses! Win some prizes while having a fun time seeing the St. George and finding the unique gingerbread houses around town.

Now until Dec. 22nd: Tuacahn is showing their Christmas show, Fairytale Christmas. Christmas won’t be the same after seeing this show! A musical written by M. Scott McLean and Michael McLean based on their award-winning book. This musical will be an entertaining time that you will want to make a tradition.

Dec 27 to Dec 29: Brigham’s Playhouse is doing A Christmas Carol. Enjoy the story of  A Christmas Carol in a new light!

Every Tuesday and Wednesday to Saturday: Tuacahn’s Christmas in the Canyon. Enjoy the lights decorating the path to the stage. Enjoy the Live Nativity.

Now until January 19th: Leo Krikorian Art Exhibit at Dixie State University. The exhibit is open Mon to Fri 9 am to 5 pm. If you love art this is a place to you. Enjoy the art of Leo Krikorian.

 

Hopefully one of these events catches your eye! Enjoy this holiday season!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from us here at Utah First!

We hope that your Thanksgiving is a fun time spend with family and friends! Enjoy the feast!

Have a fun and safe holiday!

 

 

Veterans Day!

Let’s not forget Veterans Day is Nov. 11th

This is the time for everyone to honor those who have sacrificed to provide freedom for our nation, to those veterans who have lost their lives while serving our country and to those who are currently serving in the military. Thank you for your sacrifice.

 

Tips to keeping your carpet clean!

Have carpet in your rental? Here are some simple tips to helping you keep it clean!

  1. Make a ‘no shoe’ rule! Although you may feel a little awkward or weird asking people to remove their shoes, it’s actually becoming more of a common practice. Shoes track in dirt, germs, toxins, and harmful bacteria. You don’t know where people have been but their shoes have and it tracks all that into your home. Having a ‘no shoe’ home protects your family from those dirt and germs and it reduces the wear and tear of the carpet.
  2. Treat spills immediately! Spill something on the carpet? Stop everything and clean it up! Leaving a spill will make it harder to clean up. Treating it right away will help get it out better, faster, and easier because it doesn’t give it time to set in.
  3. Vacuum often and well! Even when you follow the tricks above your carpets are still going to get dirtier faster. Pollen and dust come indoors clinging to us or our pets, through open windows, and every time our doors open or close. That’s why carpets need to be vacuumed wall-to-wall at least twice a week with a third pass over high-traffic areas. It’s important to use the crevice attachment around the base of walls and furniture, too, since dust and pet hair often collect there.

Hopefully these tips will help you keep your carpets clean! Keeping your carpets cleans makes the home feel and look nicer. Keeps you and your family safe from different germs and bacteria!