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Fall Grooming Tips for your Dog



It seems like you have just gotten to a manageable part of spring shedding when the fall shedding begins. Depending on the dog, it may not seem like the shedding even let up at all. Fall shedding is about growing a fuller and thicker coat of hair to prepare for cooler weather. There is hair loss involved, but not as dramatic as what takes place in the spring. Proper grooming will help ensure that your dog’s fall coat is healthy and your house takes a minimum of a hit as possible.

Keep that Brush Handy

Regular brushing will help ensure that your dog’s hair remains clean and more manageable. As spring hair falls out and a thicker coat grows in, it becomes easier for thick or long haired dogs to get matted coats. It is also surprisingly easy for dust, small debris and even insects to become caught up in their fur. Regular brushing will not only keep this down to a minimum, it also gives your dog a shiny, healthier look by removing any dead and loose hair. As always, brushing also helps to keep excess dog hair from floating around your home.

Review your Shampoo

During the summertime, your pet’s shampoo is focused on a lighter scent for a thinner coat. As your dog’s hair becomes longer and thicker for winter, the same pet shampoo will not have the same results. Your dog will take longer to dry and will require a larger amount of shampoo. A light summery scent will no longer suffice. Much like their humans, winter also means dry skin for dogs. Switch to a shampoo that will penetrate a thicker coat but still clean as effectively. It needs to be easy to wash with but still easy to rinse out. Not all pet washes are created equally; with a bit of trial and error, you will find a shampoo that works best with your pet’s winter coat.

Change your brush

At this time of the year, your grooming technique for your dogs is geared more towards maintenance and cleanliness. Yes you are removing old and dead hair, but you are also focusing on keeping the incoming winter coat fresh, clean and detangled. The hair removal brush you use in the spring and summer is not necessary in the fall. Switch from a shedding brush to a grooming brush.

Fall grooming for your dog is a much simpler process then what you will go through in the spring. Your focus during the fall should be on keeping your pet’s new and thicker coat of hair as clean and detangled as possible. Your pet will look better and have a healthier coat. Your home will be cleaner with less dirt and excess hair to contend with.

At AmSteam, we hope that all the members of your home, whether they have two legs or four, have a smooth transition as everybody prepares for the cooler seasons ahead.

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Five Quick and Easy Back to School Lunch Ideas!

It’s hard to believe it, but summer vacation is nearly over, and the kids are soon going back for another school year. Here are five easy back to school lunch ideas that will make your life much easier.

  1. Pack the Night Before

Getting the kids ready for school in the morning can be a hectic and stressful time, especially if you’re a working parent. That’s why it’s good to get in the habit of packing the kids’ lunches the night before so that you have one less thing to do in the morning as you try and make sure the your kids are dressed, fed, and prepared for school.

  1. Give ‘Em Leftovers

Don’t have time to make sandwiches? Give the kids leftovers for lunch. If you’re cooking dinner, it’s easy to just make a little extra to send the kids to school with the next day. Just stock up on re-sealable, microwavable containers, and you’re good to go! Not only will you save on time, but you’ll also be sending your kids to school with tasty home-cooked meals, which might otherwise go to waste.

  1. Healthy Food on the Go

Nutritious eating is incredibly important to a child’s education, as it improves concentration, focus, and the ability to retain information. And, as children burn a lot of energy during the day, it’s important to keep quick and easy foods on hand that they or you can grab in a pinch. Help your children to a better education with healthy food on the go. Stock up your fridge with “smart food” that includes lots of easy-to-grab vegetables, fruits, yogurts and juices.

  1. Go for the Classics

Not sure what to pack the kids for lunch? Go for the all-time classics: mac and cheese, sandwiches, spaghetti and meatballs, tacos, etc.! The great thing about classic foods is that you can be as creative as you need to be, substituting one ingredient for another to ensure that your children’s lunches are delicious and nutritious. Plus, if you’re into using seasonal ingredients to cook, the back to school season is a great time to try out some healthier options of these classic foods, such as butternut squash macaroni and cheese. It’s creamy, delicious, and much healthier than the standard mac n’ cheese. You can add in a bit of extra protein to this dish as well, by adding in some pine nuts (if your school allows nuts) or sunflower seeds.

  1. DIY

DIY lunch boxes are a great way to get your kids eating well at school and having fun in the process. Try packing lunches that include DIY taco kits, pizzas, sandwiches, etc. After all, kids love playing with their food: why not give them the chance? Packing DIY food kits for your children will give them a sense of independence, and have them looking forward to lunch.

Bonus Tip – Themes!

Themed lunches are also a great way to get your kids excited about their food: Mexican Mondays, Thai Tuesdays, Weiner Wednesdays – the sky is the limit!

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How To Keep your Pets Cool this Summer


Almost everybody that lives in Alberta loves a hot and sunny day. Patios, parks and backyards are filled with people when the sunshine comes out. Pets are no different. Dogs can be seen sprawled out in the sunshine at any chance they get.

Pets can overheat much sooner than people if they are not given the proper opportunity to cool off. If you are careful that your pets have proper access to ways to keep themselves cool, you will find that they are quite capable of adapting to the day and enjoying themselves as much as the humans around them.

Lots of Water to Drink

Make sure your pets always have access to fresh, clean water. Without it, they can quickly suffer severe dehydration. The hotter the day, the more water they will need. It is not uncommon to place multiple bowls of water outside if you are not able to refill one regularly. If you are traveling away from home, bring adequate water and a suitable container for them to drink from. Do not assume that they will have access to water on the road or at the destination.

Lots of Access to Shade

Shade is imperative. When your pet begins to feel uncomfortable, they will instinctively seek shade. They will rotate between the sun and shade as needed to regulate their temperature. Be mindful of the type of pet you have and their individual requirements. Dogs with multiple layers of hair can become overheated quickly on a day that humans would not consider hot.

If you do not have natural shade in your backyard, give your pet access to an air conditioned house or erect a structure that gives enough shade for them to rest in. Sometimes even moving your pet to a higher area that has a breeze or some sort of air flow will give them the relief they are looking for.

If you have an indoor pet like a fish or hamster, keep the cage or aquarium out of direct sunlight.

Kiddie Pools

Cheap plastic kiddie play pools are a great way for dogs and other larger pets to cool down. If going to the lake is not an option, bring the lake to them. Not only is it a great way to relax, it is also a lot of fun for both owners and pets. Purchase the cheaper pools as more energetic dogs might damage them before the summer is over.

Stay off of Hot Decks and Patios

On a hot day, a deck or patio floor will heat up very fast. It can cause burns to sensitive feet and paw pads. It is important to keep a very close eye on your pets during a heat wave. If they seem distresed or dehydrated but refuse to come up on the patio or porch to drink, it may be because they are not able too. Also watch when they are on the porch to see if they are constantly lifting their paws. If you feed t them on the porch, move their food and water to a cooler location.

No Vehicles!

Never leave your pet in a vehicle. Even with the air conditioning running, it only takes moments for a vehicle to become a deadly furnace. A quick trip inside a store can result in agony for your pet if you leave it in the car on a hot day.

By making sure your pet has their necessities looked after, everybody can enjoy a fantastic hot day in the sun. At AmSteam, we care about the care of everybody in household as much as we care about the home itself. Talk to our friendly staff about simple ways to ensure that your carpet is clean, safe and enjoyable for everyone in the household – including the four-footed family members.

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Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh and Clean

Whether you have kids, pets, or a significant other who doesn’t understand the concept of putting those smelly socks in the hamper, keeping your home smelling as fresh and clean can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are a few techniques you can apply to help make your home—or apartment—smell fresh and clean year-round.

Do away with the smelly

The first tip to keeping your home smelling nice is to kick those smelly things to the curb—literally. Check your garbage disposal, take your garbage out, make sure those litter boxes are clean, and put that laundry in a hamper. This is especially important if you live in an apartment where there isn’t as much space for smells to dissipate. You’ll also want to check on things like drains, fridges, washing machines, and the dishwasher. Some appliances have been known to hold onto smells, so make sure you are treating those appliances appropriately.

Freshen that air

Using air fresheners can help send a nice smell through your home—but make sure you like the smell before you decide to put them all over your home. You can clip car air fresheners onto the air vents to send the scent throughout your home, or you can put them in strategic locations—like in the bathroom, by the garbage, or by the litter box. Placing scented candles around your home can have a similar effect, and can add a bit more décor to your home, although you can always tuck an air freshener into a nice jar or vase to add a bit more of a decorative touch to your air freshening. And don’t forget those dryer sheets—placing them in linen closets and anywhere else you store bedding and clothing can keep things smelling fresh instead of acquiring that musk from sitting too long. Dryer sheets also work well on shoe odors, so feel free to tuck those sheets into those smelly shoes to help freshen your home, too.

If you don’t like those store-bought fragrances, however, there are more natural ways to freshen the air in your home. For instance, indoor plants will actually help to filter your air, and some flowered plants can introduce a nice, natural fragrance—just be sure to allergy check that plant before you let it waft through your home. You can also add citrus slices and herbs to a pot of simmering water to add a nice aroma to the ambiance of your home.


If you have pets or kids, your furniture can get downright smelly. Spraying them down (the furniture, not the pets and kids. Please don’t spray your pets and kids…) with a deodorizer from time to time can help keep everything smelling clean and fresh. For a natural recipe, combine baking soda and water with a few drops of your favourite essential oil to create a deodorizing spray that is as healthy as it is effective. Using this mixture on your mattress from time to time can help keep it smelling as clean and fresh as the sheets you put on it.

Clean those carpets

Carpets tend to hold onto dirt a little more tightly than hardwood floors do, and this can add some unwanted smells to your home. Steam Cleaning carpets can work wonders to bring a fresh scent into the home, and if you are hesitant about doing the grunt work yourself, call a carpet cleaning company like AmSteam today to clean the stink out of those carpets so your house can get back to smelling great.

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Driveway and Decks: Cleaning Tips and Tricks | Edmonton

Summary: Here are some helpful tips and tricks for cleaning your driveway and deck, according to their building materials.

The most common tool for cleaning decks and driveways is a pressure washer, but depending on the material your driveway or deck is made of, you will have to employ different techniques and settings. Let’s go over the most common materials and how to clean them.

  1. Concrete

In order to clean those tougher messes caused by things like paint or tire marks, you need a pressure washer capable of at least 3000 PSI. You also need at least 4 gallons a minute of pressure to work with. If you encounter a really tough mess, most professionals recommend tackling it with hot water as opposed to cold – but not all retail pressure washers are designed to use hot water, so you’ll have to look into that beforehand. If you can’t use hot water, consider presoaking the area with a detergent first. You should consider sealing your concrete to prevent nasty stains from setting in, or mold and mildew growing in it. If you have an oil spill, a good first response tip is to pour some kitty litter on it to absorb the bulk of the spill quickly.

  1. Asphalt

Asphalt is more delicate and porous than concrete, which makes pressure washing difficult and removing oil stains harder. Your first action for cleaning your asphalt driveway should be to scrub it with a mixture of detergent and water and use a stiff-bristled push broom. Once thoroughly scrubbed, you can let the mixture sit temporarily before rinsing it off with an average garden hose. If there are still oil stains remaining, you can pressure wash in a spot-clean manner, but you have to do it at a much lower pressure than you would concrete, or you’ll risk gouging and pitting the surface.

  1. Decks

You can pressure wash your deck with a fan tip and a setting around 500 PSI, but you should always do a test spot first, and ONLY if your deck is in good shape. You must pressure wash with the grain or you will damage the wood, particularly if it’s a softer wood. Washing against the grain will cause burrs on the surface by lifting the grain. This can result in a rough surface that scratches skin, snags clothing or gives off splinters. You can make a good deck wash by mixing 1 gallon of water with 1 cup of non-bleach laundry detergent (other recipes here). Wet the deck first and then apply the solution liberally and scrub with a softer bristled deck brush (push broom). If you are dealing with mold or mildew on your wood, mix ¾ cup of oxygenated bleach into the solution too. Rinse thoroughly with a regular garden hose.

When using an at-home pressure washer (not a commercial one) make sure to review the tools limitations and recommendations. Never use it in a way that is not recommended by the product manufacturer as it can result injury, destruction of the tool, or damage to what you are cleaning.

Now that your deck and driveway look so nice, why not give your indoor carpets some attention too? For a professional, affordable carpet cleaning, contact us today.

Five Recipes for a Great BBQ

BBQ season is upon us!  After a long winter, it is finally time to get back to the BBQ and do some grilling.  The summer months are far too short, and we want to make the most of our BBQs while we have them out, but grilling up the same things every day can get a little dull.  Here are five great recipes that will keep you loving your BBQ all summer long, whether you are grilling for just yourself or for your friends too.

  • Honey Chicken Kabobs

Looking for something a little lighter to put on the grill?  How about chicken and veggies with a yummy honey glaze?  Try grilling up some honey chicken kabobs to really make an impression at your next BBQ.  Simply whisk together oil, honey, soy sauce, and pepper, then place your chicken, garlic, onions, and peppers in to marinade for at least two hours in the fridge—but make sure you set a little of the marinade aside to brush onto your kabobs while cooking them.  Drain and discard your marinade, skewer your chicken and veggies in the order you like best, and grill for 12 to 15 minutes until the chicken juices run clear.  Make sure you turn and brush your skewers with marinade frequently for the best results.

  • Grilled Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Looking for a delicious alternative to the standard pork chop?  Try throwing some brown sugar pork chops on the grill.  All you need to do is bring brown sugar, apple juice, oil, soy sauce, ginger, salt, and pepper to a boil in a small saucepan.  Whisk in a mixture of cornstarch and water and stir until your sauce is thick.  Brush your pork chops just before you take them off the grill, and remember to serve a little of the leftover sauce on the side.

  • Grilled Zucchini Pizza

Anyone for some grilled pizza?  Slice up some zucchini into thick, round slices, and lay them on the grill for approximately three minutes per slice—but wait until your BBQ coals have almost burned down.  Turn each slice over and brush a mixture of melted butter and crushed garlic on each slice; cook another three minutes, flip, and apply your glaze to the other side.  Toss on some pizza sauce, cheese, any other toppings you like, and let cook until the cheese starts to melt.

  • Grilled Potatoes

Looking for an alternative to buttered potatoes?  Try grilling up your own seasoned potatoes instead.  Bring large, quartered potatoes to a boil and cook in a large pot of water until tender, then drain, toss with olive oil, black pepper, rosemary, and salt before placing skin-side down on the grill for 15 minutes.  Sprinkle with remaining olive oil mixture before serving.

  • And don’t forget about dessert!

For dessert, try grilling up some grilled pineapple butterscotch sundaes.  Dissolve butter, white sugar, and nutmeg in a saucepan over medium heat.  Brush onto pineapple spears, then grill, turning occasionally, until lightly browned.  Serve with ice cream and top with cream sauce made from butter, brown sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt.

For tips on getting out the dirt, charcoal, and steak juice that those BBQ guests of yours tracked all over your carpet, contact us at AmSteam today.


8 Tips for a Tidy Mudroom | Professional Cleaning Tips

A small and narrow mudroom is not only challenging to set up, it is also hard to keep tidy. If you’re finding that your entry is consistently cluttered, and it doesn’t matter how hard you work at keeping it orderly, you need to try some new methods. Below are eight tips for a tidy mudroom, with a bonus tip at the end.

8 Tips for a Tidy Mudroom

  1. Spend a bit of money to make it stylish (even if you rent). Your mudroom is the gateway to your home, so make it welcoming. If you spend some money sprucing it up, you, and your family will be more inclined not to mess it up. You don’t have to spend a lot. A trip to Walmart or Ikea can get you the items you need.
  2. Have a cleanup schedule. Whether it’s in the morning, at night, or when you come home from work, take a couple minutes to sweep the floor and hang up the jackets. This way the mess won’t have the opportunity to build up until it becomes a stress. You can also assign cleaning tasks to the rest of your family – each day it can be on someone’s chore list.
  3. Use organizational containers such as baskets to keep all the miscellaneous items organized. You can assign a basket to each member of the family. As well, you can designate areas for specific items, like gloves. Make the container system simple so even your youngest children can understand where stuff goes.
  4. Make adequate use of the storage space. Even though it’s tiny, you can make it look a lot bigger if you have vertical storage such as shelving, rather than putting things on the floor.
  5. Buy a sturdy coat rack with enough posts for extra coats. You want it stable so coats (and the rack itself) don’t fall to the floor, and you want to have enough room for guests’ jackets. If you’re a family of four, get a coat rack with 6-8 posts. This will compensate for company or when it’s cold and the kids are wearing ski pants.
  6. Get a bench with storage space underneath. This serves two purposes – a place for everyone to sit to put their shoes on, and a place to keep items out of view.
  7. Buy a boot tray. This is very important to keep the floor clean. Spring is a very muddy time of year, as well as warm, slushy winter days. A boot tray can make your life so much easier. All you have to do is pick it up and dispose of the mud, instead of having to vacuum, sweep and mop the entire mudroom floor.
  8. Designate an area seasonal items – and it doesn’t have to be in the mudroom. Always designate an area for hockey sticks, ball gear, golf equipment, and skates. If your mudroom is tiny, put these in boxes in the spare room or garage.

An extra tip is to have your carpet professionally cleaned. While most mudrooms are not carpeted, the rest of your house is. Bare feet in the summer, sand-filled shoes from playing in the park, slush from winter days – these messes are seldom contained to the mud room. At least once a year, have the debris that gets tracked onto your carpets professionally cleaned so you’ll not just enjoy coming into your tidy mudroom, you’ll love walking around your entire house.

How to Narrow Down Which Allergies Are Affecting You | Carpet Cleaning

Allergies can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including sneezing, coughing, headaches, fatigue, and nausea. On a more serious note, allergies can also be life-threatening. If you think you are allergic to something but aren’t sure exactly what, here are some tips on how to narrow down which allergens are affecting you.

Get Tested

Once of the most common and effective ways to narrow down which allergens are affecting you is to visit a specialist and have him or her administer a skin test. While there are many different methods available, a skin test involves exposing bare skin to a number of substances and potential allergens over a period of time. In some cases, the allergy specialist will also administer a blood test or a combination of both a blood and skin test. They will also consult with you regarding your family’s history to determine whether you are suffering from a genetic or environmental allergen.

Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies, such as “hay fever” or pollen allergies in the spring, can affect people at certain times of the year of even perennially. These allergies will typically manifest in cold or flu-like symptoms, such as sniffling, sneezing, headaches, fatigue, and general discomfort. While some people shrug seasonal allergies off as a normal reaction to environmental change, the fact of the matter is that you don’t have to suffer through even the mildest symptoms of seasonal allergies, as doctors are able to prescribe anti-histamines and other treatments for seasonal allergies. Stop dreading your annual spring cold or flu and book an appointment with your doctor to get the relief you need.

While most people experience only mild or moderate symptoms related to seasonal allergies, some people have severe, even life-threatening, reactions. The most severe reaction is known as anaphylaxis, which can be fatal. Allergies are not something to view lightly, so if you are chronically or even annually ill and think it might be due to allergens, visit a doctor or allergy specialist as soon as possible.

Treating Allergens

Depending on what types of allergens you are suffering from, your doctor or allergy specialist will subscribe prescription or over-the-counter medicines. In some cases, however, your doctor may prescribe immunotherapy or allergy shots. Typically, if you are experiencing symptoms in your throat, eyes, nose and lungs, you are most likely suffering from environmental allergens; however, only an allergy specialist or doctor will be able to help you determine this for sure.

Food allergies are also quite common, and can range from mild to life-threatening.  Visit your doctor to see if you need to carry an EpiPen® or medication for times when you are accidently exposed to your food allergen. It can be difficult to avoid your triggers, such as peanuts, since peanut oil is a common ingredient in packaged and restaurant foods.

Have a clean home environment

Book a carpet and furnace cleaning each spring as part of your regular home maintenance. Not only does this prolong the life of your carpet and HVAC system, you’ll be clearing out mould spores, improving air quality, eradicating VOCs and other irritants that can trigger your allergy symptoms.

Allergies are no fun but thankfully there are many ways to get relief. You don’t have to suffer through allergy season. Speak with your doctor and a professional, experienced carpet and furnace cleaner so you can breathe easy this spring.

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It’s Time for Spring Cleaning | Home Tips

You may have thought spring cleaning was just something your mother made up to get you to clean your room, but it’s actually a real activity—and a trendsetting one, at that.  After a long, hard winter, nothing can feel more oppressive than that buildup of dust and clutter.  It’s time to open those doors and windows and kick all of that oppressive dirt to the curb; and while you’re emptying out that room, it’s a good time to start on those renovations, too.  Here are the newest trends in the world of spring cleaning.

Where to start

Start that spring cleaning fire in the bedroom.  Sick of all those extra blankets and heavy curtains to keep away the winter cold?  Why not throw new bedding, new curtains, new carpets, and even a fresh new paint job into the spring cleaning mix.

Next on the docket is the kitchen.  Your spring cleaning regime may stop at scrubbing those windows, light fixtures, and appliances (yes, even on top and—eek—underneath the fridge), but why stop there when you can add a new coat of paint and even some nice new dishes to replace those mismatched and half-broken old sets?

There’s the bathroom.  From a full-out scrub-down (which is much easier to accomplish now that you can open the windows to air out the smell of those cleaners) to an overhaul of that paint job, and even including replacing countertops, sinks, and faucets, the bathroom is one of the top choices of rooms to be made ready for spring. Why? Because a clean, renovated bathroom can increase the resale value of your house! At the very least, refresh this space with new, fluffy colour-coordinated towels, a new shower curtain and replace that grungy bath mat.

Not ready for the big overhaul just yet?

Of course, some of us limit our spring cleaning to the dirt, leaving our renovations to the later months, when we aren’t restless to get back out into the outside world.  There are some key areas of the house that are often overlooked, and spring cleaners are itching to tackle them.  These include the windows, for starters.  It’s been a long, cold, winter, but now you can finally give those windows a scrub, both inside and out.

Following the windows are blinds and curtains. Check the manufacturer’s instructions to see if your drapes can be put in the wash. If not, take them to the dry cleaners. Blinds need a good dusting and wipe down. Use a soft cloth to prevent damage.

Other dirty secrets, or areas that hide a lot of dirt, include carpets, and the tops ceiling fans, light fixtures, and cupboards.  You can rent carpet cleaning machines, but save yourself the time and hassle by booking an affordable, professional carpet and upholstery cleaning.

After you have completed all that cleaning, you don’t want airborne dust, VOCs and pathogens to negate your hard work. Book a furnace cleaning each spring so you can breathe in that spring air with confidence.

…and the most recent trend in spring cleaning?

While one of the biggest spring cleaning trends has been DIY renos, green cleaning is quickly climbing to the top of the charts in terms of popularity.  Not only is green cleaning the more environmentally friendly option, but it is also a healthier option, and it can be a lot more economical, too.  This can mean purchasing from an eco-friendly cleaning line, or mixing your own cleaners using vinegar, lemon and warm water.

Spring is all about new beginnings, so take this time to make your spring cleaning chores the start of a fresher, healthier, newer-looking home.

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Five Things You Didn’t Know you Could do with Duct Tape | Home Tips

tips for duct tapeDuct tape has become a universal tool in almost every handyman’s bag.  It is a staple in temporary household and even industrial repairs.  As its popularity continues to grow, so do its uses.  Here are five things you may not have known that you can easily do with a simple roll of duct tape.

Repair watercraft

Duct tape has been used for years in temporary watercraft repair.  Its water resistant qualities have been used to aid in repairing small holes and leaks on recreation watercraft.  It’s small enough to carry on board and can literally be life saving in a water leak emergency. This has been used on everything from canoes to inflatable boats.   Some well-known races have been created out of this with a challenge to make a full floating boat from only cardboard and duct tape.

Jar Opener

Mason Jars and other large containers with screw lids can be difficult to open after a fresh seal.  Duct tape works well in these situations as a simple jar opener.  Simply wrap the tape around the lid, making sure to stick the loose end under the lip of the lip.  Work the tape about ¾ of the way around the jar.  Hold the jar and firmly pull.  The tape will turn the lid as it slowly releases.

Pet Hair Remover

Duct tape is a time and money saver for stubborn pet hair.  Simply roll a piece around your hand with the sticky side out.  Then rub your hand over your clothing or furniture. The stickiness of the tape will collect pet hair and lint more effectively than your traditional link remover.  For an added bonus, run your tape covered hand along the creases and hidden pockets of your couch and see what else you didn’t even know was there.


Clear duct tape has an immeasurable amount of uses.  This transparent tape has the identical qualities of its silver pre-assessor without the colour.  Use it on documents that you want protected.  Simply place even strips of tape over both sides of a paper to create your own version of laminated document.  This is great for birth certificates and health care information that you carry with you on a daily basis.

Illuminated Lines

Glow-in-the-dark duct tape may be the most entertaining of all in this tape family.  Still water resistant, super adhesive and containing all of the repairing qualities, it can be used both indoors and out to create illuminated lines on pathways and buildings.  It is a fantastic way to mark the way to outhouses during a camping trip.With some imagination it can be a great addition to playrooms creating a fantastic illuminations on book shelves, window frames and even mirrors.

There are literally thousands of uses for duct tape, with a little imagination and unconventional thinking you will find that there is very little that cannot be done with this important handyman’s tool.

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