Friday, March 6, 2020

Big Bite 2020: The Amazing Catch of Northern Mindanao

Big Bite Northern Mindanao is here once again! It started on March 5 and will last until March 8, 2020 at the Ayala Centrio Mall. So many exciting events will take place as 71 food concessionaire joined the festival plus some famous chefs/celebrities are this year's guests.

The activity formally commenced on March 5, 2020 at 11:00 am held at the Ayala Activity center attended by the local VIPs from the City Tourism and Ayala mall, and some people from the media and blogging world  were also there to witness the launching of the said festival. 
The longest Seafood Boodle fight was then prepared by the HRM students from Liceo de Cagayan University. Everybody had a sumptuous meal and left fully sated :-)

On March 6, 2020, some people from the Blogging and Media outlet were invited for a food sampling prepared by some 20+ concessionaires. Below are the pictures of the different foods presented by the different establishments:

 

Foods were from: Nanay Choleng's Muron, Cassava cake from Butter and Oven, Halo-halo from Fullhouse, Wow Tawook from Marmar Basha, Crabs in Palapa sauce from Happy Crabs Seafood, Sikwate combo from Trableya ni Mommy Sha, Strawberry Jam & fresh strawberry from Tony's, Salt and Pepper Shrimp/Butterfly squid from Shrimpips, On the Bayou Jambalaya by Jambalaya seafoods, Calaamansi Cheesecake from Omgiee!, Puto from Raypon's, Ensaymada 3 flavors from Grateful Baker, Chicken wings by M's Grill, Chocolate Chip cookies from the Pink Box by Tring Sarnaga, Milk Tea from Kenko Naicha Milk Tea, Spinach & Artichoke bread bowl by Apple's Kitchen, Cheese baby back ribs by The Happy Pig, Seafood Empanaditas by Gat's Garden Natural Products, Tofu mushroom wrap from the Echo Store CDo, Baby Octopus from Mr. Tako and Fish Turmeringa from Josephine's De Lite.

These foods were oh-so-delectable that I would really recommend them for you to try, eat and buy. I was also amazed of how they set-up their presentation, obviously it was done with so much passion and love for the food that they are offering or selling :)
 

So, here's me grinning from ear to ear. Thank you Ayala Centrio mall for always having us and most especially to all the participants in this 4-day activity

Monday, March 2, 2020

A Mom's Tale...

It's finally March 2020 and I can't wait for my children's classes to be over soon. 4 more weeks and they're done. I am so overly-stressed already especially with my youngest child, with all her lessons, projects, long tests and exams plus her therapies every week.

My child tried her best but she is different and teachers often cannot understand her and often don't know what to do with her. She understands their lessons, in fact, she answers all the practice tests I gave her at home. It's just that when she's at school, perhaps she understands things differently. And it makes me sad the mere fact that I know that she knows, I guess because of different environment and of how my daughter copes stress at school that would result to a different outcome on her test papers or whatever that is required of her to perform.

Sometimes, I am the one who gets so anxious that my stress level cannot be measured. Tensions just kept on rising up. These are the things people don't know what the parents with special needs kids were doing. They just judge and conclude things not even thinking on what we went thru and the things we do for our kids. Just like others, we're here to provide them with our love, care and understanding and to give them the education that they deserved.

Last weekend, I reviewed Math with my child not knowing that they really have a test  today, Monday. She did well in her review but I did not follow up last night thinking they don't  have a test today. My heart sank when I saw her classmate's notebook that they really have a written output today, on a Monday. DepEd declared not to give students tests/exams on a Monday but oh, well, it's not applicable to thtem... my bad also for not following it up ๐Ÿ™„ I could only pray that she did well on her test. I pray that she passed, that's all I care right now.  I don't need a perfect score but I want her to pass the tests she took today and the other week also.

Anyway, these are just few of the things that I worry because there are other things,  too. So right now all I can think of is for their school to be over, to give myself a break and to ease up my tensions. I should not stress over these but can't help it especially if you're after of your child's welfare. Just writing this here to release my frustrations and stress even though I know it won't give me much relief. I just want to let it go and hoping against hope that everything will turn out fine...

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Promenade on February

Promenade is usually held every February in our country and it made me reminisce on my eldest daughter's prom last year and the other year. Although I am glad she's done with all of it coz she is now in Senior High, I'm still in awe looking at her pictures being  dolled up and  all.

So, I'm gonna post again her pictures taken during her prom for the past two years. Below was Prom 2018. Their theme was Vintage Hollywood. She wore a black dress with silver shoes and had her hair  curled.
Pic below was Prom 2019. Their theme  was Vogue - A Spectacle of Iconic looks. She wore a red serpentina (or mermaid) dress that perfectly fits her!
To all having Proms this month, enjoy being dressed up and have fun! Parents, just stay close, lol.


Friday, February 14, 2020

Planning the Perfect Party or Event

Event planning is widely considered to be a fun industry involving lots of glamorous parties and good times. While this may make it seem like anyone can be an event planner, the truth is that when you’re ready to host a stellar event, you really should consider relying on a professional. There is a lot of work to getting it right, and that expertise can prove invaluable.
When searching for party planning companies, be sure to consider what those companies specialize in. Some may focus on weddings, for example, whereas others may primarily offer kids’ parties with carnival games for rent New Jersey. Decide what type of party or event you want to host, then start searching for that specialty. There are undoubtedly going to be numerous options.

Budgeting

Budgeting is one area that can quickly spin out of control if you’re not careful. To pull off a truly exceptional party, professional party planning companies NY may indeed charge a premium. In the context of party planning, you really do get what you pay for, so allow for a better, bigger budget than you may have originally had in mind.

Timelines

True professionals can work quickly to pull off a great party, but do you really want that stress of having tight deadlines for theme, catering, dรฉcor, staff, etc.? Start the planning a few months in advance in order to have time to successfully execute your vision and have wiggle room to deal with the inevitable predicament.

Relaxation

You’ve found the perfect planner, developed and implemented a realistic budget, and formulated an amazing vision. Ideally, at this point, you can sit back and relax while the professionals get to work. You will be needed to approve expenditures, decide on dรฉcor, catering and other considerations. This should be the fun part for you – bringing your vision to life.
Once the party planning has resulted in a stellar event, the only thing left for you to do is to play the role of gracious host. Enjoy your perfect party.

One Fine Wednesday with Cousin

Glad I got the chance to see my cousin, after so many years, last Wednesday even for a short while. Actually, she's my cousin-in-law but it seems we are more like cousins than her cousin, hehe..


I've known her during the late 90's, before I was married to her cousin (now my hubby). I remembered she just came from the US and stayed at her late grandma's place during her short vacation with her family. My then bf wanted me to meet his balikbayan cousins, especially Bem2x.

We had a short introduction at their garden. I felt so awkward, maybe because she's older than me or I was just an introvert kind of person. But I can sense my then-bf was close to his cousin. We had a nice chat and I think she tried to make me comfortable☺

Years later, we met again, but it was in the US. I was already married to her cousin and Bem had a handsome baby boy. She was so warm and it seemed we were long-lost cousins coz we never stopped chatting. I never even noticed we reached the beach while strolling with her baby.
Bem and moi with baby Matty in NY, year 2002
There was not social media yet in the early 2000's so we often corresponded thru emails. Bem soon came home to the Philippines with her kids in tow and it seems nothing has changed, except for our growing families. Soon, Facebook and Instagram was created so it was easier for us to communicate.

She's in the country right now for a short vacation and she's still the same - cheerful, frank, warm, and what I liked best - she listens when I talk. Although we only spent a very short time together, I was just too glad she found time to see me ๐Ÿ’“

Top Reasons to Choose a Midwife Over an Obstetrician

Having a baby is an exciting time for new moms. However, there is a lot of care you and the baby need during this time. While the most obvious choice for your prenatal care may be an obstetrician, there are many reasons to choose a midwife.

Longer Visits

Choosing a midwife San Antonio moms can expect longer visits. You have an opportunity to really get to know the person caring for you during this time. You don’t have to worry about leaving the appointment with unanswered questions because the doctor rushes to see the next patient. The midwife spends quality time with you to help calm your fears and increase your understanding.

Location Options

The vast majority of doctors only want to deliver in a hospital. This limits the locations you can give birth to your baby and the manner in which you labor. A midwife may work in a hospital, birth center or even your home. This gives you multiple options to choose from, allowing you to find the one that works best for you.

Natural Birth

If having an intervention scares you, a midwife may offer a better chance of having a natural birth. They can help you avoid medications during delivery by offering other coping mechanisms. They avoid intervening unless absolutely necessary. Unlike most doctors, a midwife is more likely to be there throughout the labor, helping and guiding you.

Style Preference

Some moms simply like the style of midwife care over that of an obstetrician. You have a higher chance of having the pregnancy and birth you want with their diligent care. They work with you rather than dictating the best things for you.

Low-Risk Mom

A midwife is not the best choice for every mom. Women with low-risk pregnancies can benefit from the care they provide. The midwife helps you stay healthy throughout the pregnancy. You must choose the right practitioner for your pregnancy and health.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Why I Value My Privacy

Been keeping my silence about personal matters for months and so far, I was at peace until someone broke it for me. A lot has been going on for the past year but I tried to let go and move on. Only a handful of people knew what's going on with my/our life and we also kindly asked them to keep everything private as this was very personal and it doesn't concern others.

It would have been smooth until someone broke that trust. It would have been okay if that someone didn't cross the line. However, when asked why our personal problem was broadcasted, instead of fixing it, the outcome turned out worst. We asked someone to please stop talking  to others. Instead, this someone was mad at everyone, called people who are not even involved, told them to mind their own business where in the first place, this someone was the one who started talking about our problems.

It was horrible for me to find out that our personal problem at home could possibly cause another World War III. I was appalled. I was angry. I so wanted to punch something. Instead I kept quiet... for a day... for days... for weeks. And this someone probably thought I knew nothing about it. Just like before, this person thought I was callous, ignorant and stupid. Yeah, maybe I let you believe I was those things but you don't know how close I was to  really cancel you. Thankfully, I'm not like you.

So think about what you have done. Think about the consequences of your actions. You have even hurt others. When will you ever learn?

I chose silence so that when everything cools down, it's easy to fix things. But about what you did, you just burned bridges with other people. You do things your way but did it give you peace? 

This is the reason why I value discretion and privacy especially where my life at home is concern. I don't even talk about your life unless you started provoking me. I don't share to others what you went thru and I don't share, most of all, the things you tell me about other people especially if it's too personal because I know it's none of my business and I am not nosy like you.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

4 Unique but Useful Types of Insurance

Insurance is a generally useful tool people use to keep themselves afloat in case of an accident. Most people have or know people who have life insurance, dental insurance, or health insurance, but there are other types of insurance that are just as important but are not as well known.

Livestock/Animal Insurance

Farmers, ranchers, or anyone else who owns large animals can get insurance to protect them. Some animals have separate types of insurance specifically for them, such as horses. Since horses are large and can be dangerous, it can be beneficial for horse owners to invest in horse insurance if their horse hurts itself or someone else.

Car Key Insurance

Car insurance is pretty common, but car keys are not something that often comes to mind as needing to be insured. However, some types of car keys can cost a few hundred dollars to replace depending on the technology used to make them. For that reason, some car owners choose to have their keys insured as well as their cars.

Event Insurance

Whether you're hosting a birthday party, wedding, Bat Mitzvah, or another kind of event, you might want to consider getting the event itself insured. For example, if the weather doesn't cooperate, and you need to reschedule or cancel the event, event insurance can help. The same goes for any unforeseen injuries or mishaps. Event insurance can help.

Fantasy Football Insurance

Perhaps the most bizarre, but still useful type of insurance on this list is fantasy football insurance. If you're involved in a fantasy football league, and one of the players on your team gets injured and can't play, some insurance companies will reimburse you for things such as the entry fee.
It might seem crazy, but some types of insurance that sound strange at first could turn out to be useful. You can insure anything you want as long as there is some monetary value behind it. So keep on the lookout for valuable things in your life you might want to protect.

3rd Ayala Centrio Art Tents to Showcase Filipino Global Talents


February is National Arts Month and in keeping with tradition of being the home of the local arts and creative community, Ayala Centrio will again host “Art Tents” from February 7 to 12, 2020 at the Activity Center. 

Art Tents is a 5-day affair whereby Ayala Centrio turns its grounds into spaces for painters, animators, designers, poets, writers, performers and visual artists to share their work and expertise and where mall-goers indulge in various artistic experiences. 

Now on its 3rd run, the event this year will also take a major leap as it will not only showcase the unique craft of well-experienced, global artists but will also aim to raise funds for a tent city. 
Yours truly on the 1st day of Art Tent ๐ŸŽจ
“What started as a community project has now certainly evolved into a colorful, safe and exciting avenue that everyone looks forward to and learns from every year. Ayala Centrio takes tremendous pride in this synergy that we have with the community,” shared Ayala Centrio Mall General Manager Hammer Roa. 

The resource speakers for the art talks are the following: 

Unchalee Anantawat – Born in Bangkok, she studied animation in Melbourne. In 2012, she and her friend Thomas Menard opened “Speedy Grandma,” an independent-run space that aims to support local and international artists and give them an alternative to the Thai contemporary art scene. She also opened “Poop Press,” an independent publisher that aims to energize the self-publishing culture in her native Thailand. 

Leeroy New – Born in General Santos and now based in Manila, multidisciplinary artist Leeroy has worked on immersive and psychedelic installations in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Japan, Sydney, Thailand, Taipei, Singapore and Melbourne. His work intersects with different creative industries including installation, sculpture, fashion, production design, costuming and performance. He was a recipient of the Asian Cultural Council residency in New York in 2015 and was part of the Singapore Biennale 2008. 

Anjo Bolarda – An artist, muralist, graphic designer, illustrator and cultural worker. His works have been exhibited in several local and international venues. He will also be creating a mural at the Centrio Garden. 

Karl Adrian Aguro – Based in Cagayan de Oro, this graphic designer runs Uncurated Studio, a one-man graphic design studio founded in 2017. He won the championship during BluPrint Magazine’s 6th Design competition under the graphic design category in 2016. His works have also been published in BranD (Hong Kong) and IndieType (China) 

Chingkee Te-Motoomull – The woman behind homegrown milk tea shop, Chingkeetea. She is part of a community that knows how to appreciate the value of art, the people behind it and the role it plays in the business setting. Currently, she is running 5 branches of her milk tea shop. 

Chris Gomez – A mentor accredited by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship under Product Development, Chris was a finalist in the Habi Kadayawan 2019 Fashion Accessories Design Competition (Professional Category). A multidisciplinary creative and advocate for sustainable design, he creates relevant works that push his philosophy of solving problems without sacrificing good design. 

Ivan Macarambon – An award-winning artist, Ivan uses a wide range of materials, techniques and styles, He makes murals, assemblages, 3D objects, installation art, sound art and digital art. He was a finalist in the Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award in Brisbane and the ANL Mission to Seafarers Maritime Art Award in Melbourne, Australia’s national still life painting award. He also served as representative of his region in the Committee on Visual Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts from 2004 to 2007. 

Zola Gonzalez-Macarambon – Currently studying at Monash University (Australia) and working towards a PHD in Film, Media and Communications, she is a teacher and writer from Cagayan de Oro. Her poetry has been published in Tingog Nanay (2017, University of San Agustin), Best of Dagmay 2 (2016, Ateneo de Davao University), Yes, Poetry, Misfit Magazine, The Literary Yard, Zombie Logic Review, among others. Her work was also featured in Peril’s Asian-Australian Arts and Culture, 10th anniversary Asians To Watch Out For issue. 

Patrick Gabutina – The person behind Tinabuan Arts and Crafts. Patrick has more than 34 years combined experience in a multi-faceted career that has connected the arts, public service (in capacities as elected official, government employee and consultant and education. He earned an MA in Government Management from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila. 

During the 5-day event, there will be booth workshops, maker’s market, film marathon, indie music, public art and live mural painting. 

Ayala Centrio also partnered with the Ayala Foundation in rebuilding a tent community in Kidapawan. 

In addition, eco tote bags will also be made available from February 7 to March 31, 2020. Designed by Melissa Abuga-a, a Kagay-anon visual artist and a participant of Art Tents as well, each eco tote bag will be sold for Php 180, the proceeds of which will be added to the donation to Kidapawan. 

Among the exhibitors and workshop resources this year include Lei and Lyle, NAGMAC, Hands At Work, Indie CDO, CDO Film Society, Bowerbird, Anjo Bolardo, Write Script, D Vision, Oro Arts Guild, Bam Garibay, Artsada and Dan + Deva.

How To Accessorize Your Home

It is time to take your bland looking living room and give it a new life by adding accessories to it. The right accents can give the area a stylish yet personal look. Here are a few items to consider.

Floor Coverings

Stop by your rug store in atlanta ga to browse the floor coverings that they have to offer. You will want one that matches the color of your furniture and drapes yet is easy to clean. A rug will also protect your feet from the cold floor in the winter. Consider one that has a contrasting pattern to add a few extra shades to work with.

Art For the Walls

While you could go with a standard print from the craft store or a series of family photos, you could also add decorations with a personal touch. Purchase a blank canvas and let your children splatter paint it. Lay drop cloths in your garage to protect the walls and floor before you do. You can also schedule a time at a do it yourself craft shop to make something unique for your home.

Books

Adding books to your shelves or coffee table can give the room the perfect touch of color. You can set out ones that you own. You can also check with your local used book store to see if they have volumes with more vintage covers. Stack them in a certain pattern on flat surfaces or purchase ornamental bookends to line them up.

A Tray For Your Ottoman

This accessory can be arranged to look classic with a few decorations but it can also be versatile. You can use it to store things like that day’s newspaper or small games. You can also use it to serve guests when they stop by to visit. It will give drinks and snacks a steady place to sit on your ottoman while everyone talks to each other.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

My Magenta Kind of Hair

Meet my new hair for 2020 --- Magenta --- and I kind of liked it! 


After more than a year of not going to the beauty parlor (lol), I finally had some "Me" time and decided to drop my beautician for a visit. I needed much overhaul for my hair. I had my hair re-bonded and had cellophane treatment afterwards. It was then my beautician  told me that he ran out  of neutral and brown colored cellophane and only magenta was available. I didn't think twice. I love reddish color. I had my hair dyed in flaming red before but the result wasn't that red.  I had it colored burgundy, too, but the effect was too dark it can only be seen when I was out in the sun.

Anyway, this newly-colored hair of mine is only temporary. I was told it would only last a week or two. But I love this color so much I might re-dye it with a permanent color red/magenta when I  decide to visit the parlor again. Hopefully, it would not take a year this time ๐Ÿ˜„

The Best Options for Post-Retirement Living in Denver

After you've retired, you want to make sure you're living in a place that affords you all the comfort and support you need. You worked hard to retire, so you don't want to work hard anymore! It's important to weigh the pros and cons of various living options in the Denver area to find the best post-retirement solution for you.

Assisted Living

Finding an assisted living community Denver can be a huge relief and weight off of your shoulders after retirement. Assisted living communities often afford residents all of the independence they crave, while also guaranteeing support as needed. Assisted living communities come stocked with amenities like community rooms, organized trips and even outdoor spaces for walking or gardening. Many assisted living locations also have updated residences with all the modern conveniences you desire. If you need more support and want to take care of less around the house, an assisted living community may be right for you.

Staying Home

On the other hand, if you own a home, you may want to stay there in your retirement. After paying into your home for many years, you will have the advantages of living in a place you own with all of your possessions. Living at home can get tricky for seniors, and you may need to contact professional services about lawn care, shoveling and other tasks around the house. In addition, in-home care may become important if you require more support down the road. Still, there is a benefit to staying in a familiar place, especially if you live in your dream house.
It's important to do research into the best place for you to live after your retirement. The need for support, your desire for independence and how much space you require are all factors in this important decision. Ultimately, you want to live your post-retirement life as happily and easily as possible!

Coffees and Cousins

I'm longing for a coffee right now before I go to this afternoon's meeting. But since I have a feeling that coffee will be served later,  so, I'll just have to wait.

Below is a picture of me  and  my first cousins on my father side. I guess you  can see our resemblance - we have genuine smiles ☺ My late dad was the eldest among 13 children. My cousins' moms (my aunts) were 3rd and 4th if we're talking about ordinal positions, hehe.

Love having coffees with them. One afternoon is not enough but since we have other  plans on this particular day, we managed to squeeze our time by talking fast ๐Ÿ˜‚

I still have plenty of cousins and some of them are younger than us. I hope they could join us if they're in town as we live in different cities.  Anyways, just sharing to you a bit of my family history..

Gotta go now and wish me luck on my meeting. I hope this better be good :-)

Friday, January 10, 2020

Comfortable Clients are Happy Clients – How to Make Your Waiting Area Pleasant

Most people hate to wait, so service providers strive to provide prompt service. However, what they may not realize is that a 2019 study found many medical patients are more troubled by disagreeable waiting rooms than they are by extended wait times. Whether you work at an accounting office, auto shop or legal firm, your clients may feel the same. Here are a few measures that can help make your customers happy the moment they walk in the door and keep them content during delays.

Calm

In a crowded waiting room, one agitated client can put everyone on edge. Make your space a serene environment by decorating in soothing colors. Add live plants, which studies have shown to improve clients’ moods and encourage cooperation. Watching fish reduces anxiety and lowers blood pressure, so install a cabinet aquarium denver for the benefit and enjoyment of your clients and your staff.

Comfortable

Design the waiting area with comfort and privacy in mind. The layout should allow adequate room for movement and a reasonable degree of privacy. Cushiony upholstered furniture is more comfortable than wooden chairs and other hard surfaces but fabric can be difficult to disinfect, so choose seating based on the hygiene needs of your practice. Fill the room with bright natural light if possible; if you have an interior room with no windows, use bulbs that mimic sunlight. To keep clients from getting bored, offer free Wi-Fi. If long wait times are common, consider supplying complimentary water, tea, coffee and soft drinks — and make sure a public restroom is available nearby.

Quiet

You may not need library-level silence, but try to keep decibel levels low enough for multiple clients to carry on personal conversations simultaneously. Soft surfaces like area rugs and upholstered furniture absorb noise within the room; good wall and ceiling insulation should mute sounds from neighboring businesses and outside traffic. If you have a television playing, keep it on mute and set it to display closed captioning.

Cheers to 2020!!

How's your January 2020 so far? Me, I'm just wishing for good health especially after having migraine attacks for days now... But life goes on. No matter what I am feeling for the day, or whatever my doctor tells me about my health, I have to go on, stand up and face the daily challenges as it should be. And oh, I'm turning a year older in two days so lemme enjoy and forget all things that troubles me. 

Here's a picture of me on a hammock saying Cheers to 2020!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The Best DIY Projects for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day doesn't have to cost a lot of money. For that matter, neither does updating your home or giving a gift for any occasion. All you need to do is head to your local art supply store Long Beach CA. Don't worry if you don't have an idea, there is plenty of inspiration to be found among the art supplies.

Floral Wreath

Nothing says love like red roses, but you don't have to break the bank on dried or artificial flowers. Simply take some ribbon, a hot glue gun, red or pink tissue paper and a heart-shaped wreath form and make your own. Even kids can get into the spirit and contribute to the bouquet.

Original Art

It doesn't take any experience or even expensive paints or supplies to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Just take what you have on hand or what you can easily find and create a masterpiece like this lipstick heart.

A Jar of Love Notes

This project is a precious idea for the very young to the ageless. Use your imagination on this one. You can pick any jar and leave it plain or decorate it. Paint the top or put a fabric cover on it to add some color. Then write all the ways you love your valentine and place each note folded into the jar.

A Tree Covered in Hearts

Another craft that is beautiful and simple for any age; all you need is some colored paper, string, scissors, a branch from your yard and a vase or pitcher. You can paint the branch white if desired so that the hearts really stand out. Cut out the heart shapes from red, pink and white construction paper and hang them from the branch.
Regardless of your age, your level of expertise or your budget, nothing says, "I love you" more than a gift made and given from the heart. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.

Family Picture 2020

Sharing to you our family picture taken on the eve of New Year 2020. This is my family on my mother side. Since this year's color is Classic Blue, we all opted to wear clothes that has a shade of blue.

I wish everyone a great 2020. May this be all our year :-) God bless us all!


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Top Things Professional Cleaners Spot That You Miss

Have you ever wondered why so many people go to the trouble of hiring cleaners when they could just do the work themselves? A cleaning crew is not only trained to clean well, but a second set of eyes also finds the things you might miss. Here are a few secret spots they know about that you don't.

Your Dirty Baseboards

After you've lived in a house for many years, you become oblivious to grime that builds up over time. When a maid service Clarksburg MD comes in, one of the things they'll be looking at are your baseboards. You might be shocked to see the build-up of dust and spills you never noticed. This can happen to anyone, no matter how clean they are.

Tops of Doors

When was the last time you got up on a ladder and checked the top of your doors? Cleaning people know there's usually a nice, thick layer of dirt sitting over your door or frame, just begging to be removed. Heavy dust anywhere in the home isn't good for allergies and you don't want it accumulating even if you can't see it.

Mysterious Hand Prints

Speaking of doors, you may not have noticed the black stains where you have been pushing a door open for years. If you look closely, you'll see the filthy remains of hand prints. Cleaners know all about these marks on doors, walls and even light switches.

Under Your Sink

Odds are you have a sparkling sink because it's so easy to see and clean. An experienced cleaner knows that you probably missed the underside of the sink's rim. That's where yellow soap scum tends to form and many people miss it. Your cleaning crew knows and they will eliminate it.

Obscure Areas

Most everyone has missed these obscure areas that can get dirty without anyone noticing. It just means you're living an active life. Cleaning professionals know this and their impeccable skills are why so many people hire them.