Cleaning Up Your Home

While you may have been happy in your home when you first moved in, you might be wondering why it doesn’t look the same several years later. Over time things will wear down and become dirty, which will call your house not to look as it once did. Here are a few things you can work on to bring the beauty back to your house.

carpet shampooing

Floors

While you may be tempted to take out your old flooring and putting in brand new ones, you might be able to make a difference by giving your old ones a good scrubbing. You can scrub, polish, and wax your hardwood, making it seem like new. If you have a carpet, a deep carpet shampooing may be all it needs to rid it of the dirt and dust that’s building up in the fibers.

Walls

Your walls can be fixed in a couple of ways, but two of the easiest are by painting or cleaning them. You probably don’t wipe your walls down often, and this could lead to them becoming dusting and grimy. If you think they are too far gone to fix, there is always the option to repaint them. You could choose the same color that’s on them or pick a brand new one, but either way you choose will cause them to look like new.

Furniture

While it’s hard to imagine, your furniture may be the things that are taking away beauty from your house. While there’s nothing wrong with old pieces, in fact, they are in hot commodity right now, they can begin to look worn out and drab if not properly cared for. Regularly clean and check on the pieces around your house. You may need to stain them to match better or even give it a new coat of paint.

Just because something doesn’t look like it once did doesn’t mean you have to get rid of it. All it may need is a good clean and small facelift.

Top 4 Concealed Carry Options for Women

Your concealed carry license gives you the freedom to bring your firearm with you anywhere and everywhere you go. But how you carry your handgun is up to you! There are many options for women for concealed carry accessories and apparel, from bags to holsters to specialized clothing. If you are looking for some new concealment gear, consider these ideas.

Purses

Carrying your firearm in a purse or bag gives you quick and easy access whenever you may need it. Keeping your handgun inside of a purse can be a great option for those who already use a bag to carry their things. To do so safely, be sure to purchase a purse specially made for concealed carrying. These often have holsters already built in for easier access.

Jackets and Vests

Concealed Carry Options for Women

Concealment jackets and vests allow you to carry your firearms comfortably without sacrificing fashion. They also help you keep your handguns close and can help protect against theft. Those looking to purchase a concealment vest or jacket can choose from tactical and casual options, depending on their unique lifestyle and needs.

Shorts and Leggings

For women who wish to carry while wearing dresses or skirts, concealment shorts and leggings provide an ideal solution. These items are made with comfortable compression material that safely holds your firearm close to your thigh while providing shaping and support. These shorts and leggings include pockets on the inner thigh to prevent your handgun from showing through clothes.

Shirts and Sports Bras

Concealed carry shirts include a holster on the side so you can carry your firearm against your ribcage. These shirts can be worn as undershirts or under outerwear, such as cardigans and jackets. Sports bras also serve as comfortable and functional options for women who wish to carry during athletic training. These items are useful for those who want a quick draw when needed.

It is important for women to have practical options to concealed carry safely. Consider trying out one or more of the options presented in this guide.

How To Keep Business Data Secure While Employing Remote Workers

Business Data Secure

Nowadays, many businesses are transitioning to a remote workforce. Employees benefit from the flexibility and convenience of working from anywhere in the world, and employers save on real estate costs. Although it is a mutually beneficial model, it does present some challenges for keeping business data secure. If you’ve already gone to great lengths to protect the data on your cloud-based system on your end, don’t ignore the measures you’ll need for your employees to follow suit.

Securing Devices

Employees’ smartphones and laptops become a security risk every time they are away from home with their devices. Portable technology can easily become lost or stolen, and prying eyes can glimpse sensitive files if workers aren’t vigilant about closing out of documents and locking screens while away from workspaces. Offering an online seminar about security is a great way to remind employees of the best practices for keeping physical property and company data safe.

Safeguarding Connections

With employees working off-site, the types of internet connections they use become paramount to securing sensitive business data. Using unsecured public networks is generally out of the question, but even when employees are working from home, their wireless routers must be properly configured with security in mind. Check with your technology provider or team for their recommendations, and see if they can help set up employees who need assistance.

Managing Passwords

Secure passwords are always essential, but consider increasing the frequency of required updates for employees working remotely. Not only will it tighten security on devices where workers frequently store passwords, it will also provide an added layer of protection if there is a data breach on employee login information as passwords will expire on their own.

Moving to a virtual workforce is a challenge for protecting company data, but implementing smart practices for employees will keep your business safe during these changing times.

Must-See Viewing: A New Generation of Superheroes

Being stuck at home (especially during a pandemic) can be really hard. Finding new and engaging things to do around the house can make you feel like you’ve been wandering the halls like a Victorian-era ghost.

But take heart: the nation’s most entertaining program creators are unveiling top notch new content during this endless quarantine. Especially noteworthy is DC’s Stargirl which originally aired on May 18, 2020, and currently has 10 episodes up and ready to be watched. There will be 13 episodes overall in the first season.

So what makes Stargirl worthy of your time? 

If you are a fan of the Justice Society of America and past work of Geoff Johns, the executive producer of Stargirl, you’ll find this a fresh and interesting new take on the superhero world.

The series revolves around Courtney Whitmore, a high schooler who finds a magic-imbued staff that once belonged to the famed Starman of the original Justice Society of America (JSA). After harnessing its powers, Whitmore realizes she needs to bring together a team of her peers and reestablish the decade-old JSA.

There’s one small problem though. The Injustice Society of America, which caused the downfall of JSA, is still out there and wants to stop the new Justice Society of America from being formed at all costs. Whitmore and her peers must master their powers, learn how to make hard decisions, and protect the U.S.A. from the Injustice Society of America. On top of all that, Whitmore is uncovering secrets about her family and their past, secrets that could change everything.

Fun for the whole family!

One of the best parts of Stargirl is that it appeals to a wide range of age groups. The main characters are teenagers, exploring young adulthood and how to make mature and sometimes uncomfortable decisions. The show is also peppered with characters from the older generation of JSA, characters which will grab the attention of parents and set the stage for family-bonding memories in front of the TV. 

Best of all, you don’t have to be a past fan because the story of the first Justice Society of America is told alongside the story of the new generation. 

Stargirl is a hopeful story that teaches about renewal, responsibility and the unbreakable determination of good to prevail over evil.

Find it on DC Universe, grab a bowl of popcorn, and delve into a brand new world of teen superheroes. 

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Tips

Having a fire extinguisher in your home or business is one of the best things you can do to prepare in the event there is a fire. Fire extinguishers are required by most fire marshalls in every business as they can quickly stop a fire from becoming an out of control blaze. Here are a few tips on how to maintain your fire extinguisher in your home or business.

Visual Inspection

Once a month, you should get into the habit of visually checking your fire extinguishers. By visually inspecting it, you can see if the fire extinguisher has taken any recent damage such as dents or compressed areas on the hood. If these signs are present, it’s a good idea to get hood inspections Ocoee FL services done to make sure that the hood of the extinguisher is working properly.

Every year, you should have a professional service inspect your extinguishers to make sure that they function properly and that the adequate pressure is still present. 

Six-Year Inspection

The biggest difference between a monthly or annual inspection is that of a six-year inspection. This type of inspection means that the extinguisher will be completely emptied and refilled. As long as all of the other components are in good working order, the canister will be refilled and recommissioned into service. This is very similar to how propane tanks are printed with dates of operation and then can be recertified based on a thorough inspection.

By following these tips, you can make sure that in the event of a fire, your fire extinguisher will work properly and give you the best chance possible of putting a small fire out. The last thing you want to have happen is to pull that trigger on the extinguisher and have absolutely nothing happen, so don’t even allow that to happen by following these tips.