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Decluttering Your Home for the New Year Once the excitement of the holidays is over, it is time to take a moment, sit back, and take a deep breath. Unfortunately, once you take a look around, you quickly realize there is work to be done. Is it time to declutter for the New Year? We have some ideas to make the job faster, easier, and less stressful. Take this first piece...
Starting The New Year Off Right  As the new year rolls around, most of us take the time to reflect on our lives and make plans for the upcoming year. Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions include eating a better diet, losing unwanted pounds, forming new relationships, engaging in creative endeavors, exercising, new goals for work, and countless others. Are you...
Hardwood floors are very common in most homes and they offer many benefits regards to maintenance and style. An important question we are asked all the time from our customers who look to COIT is - how do I make my hardwood floors shine? How to Polish Your Hardwood Floors and Make Them Shine Again Recommended Product: Bona Floor Polish You can pick up floor polish at...
Near the end of the year is full of celebrations that we are all excited for. We call our friends and family to gather to our homes to enjoy a nice meal, some healthy conversations and enjoying each other’s company. Parties can be grand, they are fun, but at the end when the party is over, they can also be messy. Having a lot of food available with a diversity of guests...
  We all want to succeed in the year ahead. Try these simple tips to set yourself up for more success, and enjoy a happier, healthier life. Share these tips with those you care about – they work! 1. Share your gratitude. 21st century life is busy, and sometimes we forget to show gratitude when it is deserved. Start at home, and make it a habit to show your closest family...
Planning to host a get together for the holidays? Hosting can be very enjoyable, and taking the time to be with the people you are hosting is also a wonderful experience, whether it is family, friends, or work acquaintances. But, how exactly should you prepare for upcoming guests? You want to make sure that the entire experience is amazing from before they enter your home...
COIT is the industry leader in carpet cleaning and we have shared a wealth of information on how to clean and maintain the integrity of your home’s carpet. Our 60 years of service have also shown us how to clean hardwood floors, which is the alternative to carpets. Cleaning hardwood floors can be a challenge and the amount of stress we put our floors on a daily basis can...
Winter means cold weathers and cold weathers are accompanied by snow, rain, and hard winds. If you live in the Midwest you have a lot to do before your home is ready for the climates that are to come, these maintenance items are required to keeping your home intact. If you live in homes where the climates are less drastic, these maintenance tips are still important to do...
Thanksgiving is around the corner and nothing sets the tone for a Thanksgiving dinner better than a well-set table. Setting up a Thanksgiving table does not require a lot of money. All you really need is some creativity and an eye for festive holiday colors. When you are setting the table for the whole family, think about each individual joining you at that table, and...
Cranberry sauce is the staple to have to make any Thanksgiving dinner a bonafide feast and a necessity for making meats absolutely perfect for the holiday seasons. But what happens when the cranberry sauce gets all over your dining room chairs and your tablecloth. What is always evident during any family dinner is a mess happening somewhere around the dining room table....