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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Host a Halloween Party!


Halloween is coming up next week and it’s so exciting to see the kids’ faces when the costumes are put on and decorations come out!   Once you're too old to trick-or-treat, it could feel like all the excitement has passed you by. But although you might spend the day with little ghosts and goblins, there will come a point when the little ghouls finally lapse into sugar comas. So while the kids sleep, why not host a Halloween party and let the adults come out to play?

Halloween is definitely not a holiday -- like Easter, perhaps, or Thanksgiving -- where you have to keep it elegant. Yes, some people might hold formal masquerade balls or elaborate costume parties, but we say the cheesier the better!

1.    First off, who wouldn’t come to a party where the invitation was a severed finger?
 

2.      Food is the most important aspect of any party. If you mess up everywhere else and have good food, people will enjoy themselves.
 

3.       Decorations

Whether you’re throwing the scariest party on the block or just celebrating the fun holiday, scare everyone into having a great time with frightening tombtones, skulls and ghosts displayed around the party room.  If you’re hosting a dinner party, set up the table with plates and napkins in orange and black colors that feature witches, jack-o’-lanterns and cobwebs. Halloween party supplies are cheap and many of them can be reused for years and years!
 

4.       Halloween Costumes & Makeup

There are so many great characters to portray on Halloween!  The costumes and make up can get VERY elaborate.  If you want your costume to stand out, put a little effort into it with special makeup!  You can find some phenomenal makeovers from Kandee Johnson. 

Once you have your costume, make sure it’s steamed and doesn’t look like you just pulled it out of the bottom of your closet!


5.      Haunted House Exterior

Don’t waste money on big blow-up Halloween decorations for your front yard. Instead use these clever ideas and your crafty skills to make one-of-kind decorations. You’ll be the envy of the neighborhood, and save a lot of money.  Use simple lights like in the photo below.  It’s very festive!  Have a safe & happy Halloween!

 

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Steamer Screamer

What makes you scream at your steamer? Could it be that your steamer works poorly or cycles ON and OFF while steaming? Or that green indicator light doesn’t illuminate when turned to the ON position? Well here are some tid- bits to hopefully keep your day steaming right along.

J-1, J-2, J-200, J-2000. When the steamer spits water from the steam head be sure to check and make sure it is not cracked or damaged. It could be that the unit has been overfilled or that the rod set is not fully assembled.

J-4000 Model.  When the steamer leaks water at the base of the unit, there may be a hole in the tank. The brass couple between the hose and unit may be loose. Or it could be that the silicone sealant around the tank assembly is leaking.

Esteam. When the red indicator light illuminates but the unit never heats or steams, it is possible that the unit has blown a fusible link wire or an element.

For more information on troubleshooting your steamer checkout our link below.
http://www.jiffysteamer.com/TroubleShooting/index.asp
 
 


Friday, August 8, 2014

Tips to Make Your Mornings Smoother

What happened to June & July?  August is here and the kids have already started back to school.  I'm sure your mornings are completely hectic and almost impossible to get out the door. 
Whether you fear the alarm clock or not, these time-savers will simplify your mornings and give your day a smoother start.
Prepare and Pre-Pack
Make pre-packing easier by creating inboxes and outboxes for each person. Have each person unload their backpack (or your purse or work bag), and keep important papers and must-haves for next day's use.  Also unpack lunchboxes for fresh food the next morning!
 
Plan Your Outfit
Prearrange your clothes, steam anything that needs it. When possible, buy wrinkle-free. O Creative Director Adam Glassman says, "Go for low-maintenance fabrics: stain-resistant, wrinkle-free pieces that emerge from the washer and dryer looking polished. And develop a stylish, authoritative uniform: a well-fitting top and pants or trouser-style jeans."  Make sure the kiddos are wrinkle free too!
 
Move Your Alarm Clock Away From Your Bed
Instead of having your phone or other alarm clock right next to your bed, place it somewhere that requires you to get up in order to shut it off. You still might hit the snooze button and run back into bed, but once you’re actually out of bed, there’s a better chance that you’ll stay out. And once you realize how much more time you have when you get up earlier, you might find that mornings are actually enjoyable. Plus, I don’t think we should be sleeping with our cell phones near us anyway – I think it’s best to stay away from that radiation whenever possible! 
 
Time Yourself
Ready...set...shower! If you tend to linger too long when you check email, eat breakfast or any consistent daily task, It might be best to set a timer to keep yourself on track.
 
Keep the Peace
Tempers can flare when children are still half asleep. Prevent sibling spats by making sure your house rules cover things like sharing clothes, bathroom etiquette and sharing front-seat privileges on the way to school. 
 
Do you have any tips to making mornings smoother? Please share!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Are You Packing Too Much For Your Trip?


Going on a trip or long weekend getaway this summer?  Most of us pack ENTIRELY too much for a trip and each time we ask ourselves why.    We have a list of things that might actually help your packing process!
 
1. Start out by selecting everything you think you need for the trip and remove half of the items.

2. After the initial cut, lay out your clothing and determine how many travel outfits you can make. Have a private fashion show and play around with the clothing. You’ll find out that you can mix and match your clothing in more ways than you imagined avoiding the need for too many items in your bag or suit case.

3. Try to choose clothing that has multiple uses and can be worn in more than one setting.

4. Shoes: 3 pairs of travel shoes is usually a good quantity to pack for any trip. For vacation you might need a pair of flip flops, nice sandals, and heels while for a backpacking trip it would be recommended to switch out those heels for some trainers.

5. Don’t pack “just in case” items. If you need it, you can buy it there.  And you can always find a place to do laundry.
6. Avoid packing full size toiletries. If you absolutely cannot live without a certain brand, use reusable travel size containers for these items. Most hotels offer basic soap and shampoo, and if you’re a backpacker you can replenish travel size toiletries as you go along. You’ll be surprised how far you can stretch travel sized toiletries.

7. Avoid packing too many electronics by choosing one that can do it all. If you want internet access and an e-reader, choose a tablet like a Kindle Fire. If you want some internet access and music, use an iPhone or iPod. Better yet, make the most of your travels, and leave the electronics at home.

8.  The worst thing you can do is forget your Jiffy ESTEAM travel steamer.  That needs to be one of the first things to go in.  If you have wrinkled clothes, your trip just won’t be the same.  ;)

Happy Travels!

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Last Minute (Affordable) Graduation Gift Ideas

It's the middle of May and you know what that means...GRADUATION!   Graduation invites are gradually coming in the mailbox and you've got to get presents for these seniors!  We have a list of a few graduation presents that won't break the bank and can actually be used!
 
 
 
5.  Bullhorn Speaker  
A modern day spin on the old-fashioned wind-up gramophone is now available for iPhone 5! Slip your iPhone into the base of this adorable, portable amplifier and let 'er blast up to 13 decibels of volume with no batteries needed.
 
 
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4.  Personal Mini Fridge
If your grad is headed to the dorm, consider buying a mini-fridge. They get a lot of use because dorm-dwellers often don’t have access to a full kitchen.

To buy:  www.danby.com



3.  Cordless Vacuum 
I know, vacuums are SO BORING, but if you happen to live in a place with a floor, having one feels like a visit from the Cleaning Fairy. And there are models that are cordless, not very heavy, and can easily be tucked away in a corner.
 
To buy:  www.walmart.com
 
 
 
 
 
2.   Personalized Calling Cards 
No more scrambling to find a scrap of paper to jot down your contact information. Keep a stack of contact cards in your bag and forget the fret.
 
 
 
 
 
1.  The Jiffy ESTEAM Travel Steamer 
Jiffy Steamer’s ESTEAM ® is the most powerful hand-held steamer on the market. This simple-to-operate steamer is ideal for use at home, in the dorm or on the road. The ESTEAM ® provides a convenient way to remove wrinkles, without the use of an iron, with 3 times more power than most other hand held steamers on the market. The ESTEAM ® has a quick heat up time of less than 2 minutes and will steam continuously for 15 minutes per filling. 

To buy: www.jiffysteamer.com


 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

It's SPRING! Time to Clean that Closet!


Hooray!  It’s SPRING!   I think we can all agree that this has been a rough winter and are extremely excited to put away the ski suits and snow boots.  If your closet was looking anything mine it’s looking a bit of a hot mess.  Boots scattered all over the shelves and floor accompanying gloves, scarves and pajama pants.  It’s reminding me of my bedroom when I was in high school.  YIKES. 

I’m here for your motivation!  Take a couple hours out of this weekend to declutter your closet and make it fabulous again!   First step is to look at each piece and ask yourself these questions.  Does it fit?  Does it flatter you? Is it in fashion?  Have you worn it lately?  Do you feel good in it?   Follow the chart below because it helped me open my eyes to what needed to be donated and trashed!
 


After you’ve reluctantly pulled out the clothes, shoes and accessories that you won’t put on anymore, make sure you bag them up and take to your nearest donation store.  Your trash is their treasure!  After pulling out the donations, I put shirts together, pants together and then separated by color.  I cannot express how much easier it is having the colors separated!

Very little room to work with? Replace your hangers with slimline ones designed so you can fit more on your hanging bar – plus, they’re covered in a velvet material that will keep even the skinniest spaghetti strap from slipping.

Shelving is a must!  Closet shelves can be great for stacking folded items. To keep your piles neat and upright, try using shelf dividers.

How’s the jewelry situation?  Use the inside of your closet door to display your collection. Hang a simple bulletin board and use tacks as pegs for your necklaces and bracelets for a tangle-free solution.  There are a million ideas on Pinterest.   Make sure you have your Jiffy Steamer nearby to steam those wrinkles away before slipping on your Spring & Summer fashions!  Just do it!   There's your motivation.   We hope it works.

 

 

 

Monday, February 17, 2014

What Is Living In Your Bed?

Do you know who you’re sleeping with? Chances are you’re probably not alone!

Bed bugs and dust mites are common dwellers of your evening retreat. Bed bugs and dust mites are commonly mistaken for each other – when in reality they are two entirely different critters. However, they do have one thing in common. They can be a serious problem!


Our Jiffy X-Series can help alleviate your allergic symptoms to dust and get rid of the bed bugs that inhabit your bed. You deserve a solution to help combat against these invaders and help lead you to a peaceful night’s sleep.

With the fast, effective power of pure steam, the Jiffy® Steamer X-Series steamer easily kills dust mites and bed bugs on contact without the use of a single chemical or fumigation product. Best of all, it’s safe for your family and the environment.

Dust mites, microscopic pests that feed on your dead skin cells, are a leading trigger of asthma and allergy symptoms across the globe, making their presence a particular concern for parents and families. Of the 24.7 million documented asthma sufferers in America, over 20 million have a dust mite allergy.

Bed bugs are not just found in hotels—they have been documented in places like movie theaters, office buildings and high-end retailers as well. Often associated with unclean or unsanitary environments, bed bugs can live in any environment where people sleep or rest, as they feed on human blood.



The Jiffy Steamer X-Series works by utilizing the power of steam. Clean water is contained within a one-gallon reservoir which uses a heating element to boil the water. Hot steam is generated and transferred through the 7.5’ hose to disperse evenly from the unit’s 6" wide steamer head. This hot steam penetrates deep into fibers, killing dust mites and bed bugs.

That’s it—no chemicals, no fumes, no costly add-ons or time-consuming treatments. Bed bugs and dust mites are killed on contact.

For more information, visit www.jiffyxseries.com.

 
Infographic from Asthma Allergy Tech

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