Tag Archives: winter

Don’t Let the Bite in the Air Nip at You

By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

The winter season is well underway, and the wrath of the cold weather seems to be making up for the generally mild winter of 2012. In fact, as I write this, much of the country is experiencing some of the coldest temperatures they’ve felt in quite some time.

With the extreme weather, the first thing that should be on your mind is safety. It’s easy to take the snow, ice and wind for granted or brush it all off as an inconvenience, but the impact of the weather on you and your family as well as your home and car is nothing to sneeze at. You must develop a plan for the worst. Continue reading

Inside and Out: Planning Home Clean-up for the Fall

By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

We’re all familiar with Spring Cleaning, but equally important is Fall Cleaning. Just as you need to prepare your home, lawn and gardens for the spring and summer seasons, it’s critical that you do the same for fall and winter. Plus, with the latter seasons come the holidays, and we all want our homes—both inside and out—to look their best for guests.

Cleaning and preparation for cold weather should be incorporated on every homeowner’s calendar and planner. If you haven’t already done so, start blocking some time to get your homestead in shape. And to help you in determining what exactly needs to be done during your preparations, we’ve pulled together a couple lists that include tasks for both the interior and exterior of the home. Continue reading