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Posted by Cove Real Estate on 11/13/2015

.Rubbing alcohol is a solvent and is found in the first aid section of the local pharmacy. The definition of solvent is able to dissolve other substances. With this being said, rubbing alcohol seems like a fantastic ingredient for a household disinfectant. This solvent has quite a hard smell so be sure the area you are working in is well ventilated. This product is also an extremely flammable liquid and should not be used to clean a hot space, such as your oven or interior of the hot clothing dryer. Basic disinfectant can be made using one part water to one part rubbing alcohol. Put this in a spray bottle and get cleaning. Be sure to get spray doorknobs and light switches as well as sinks and faucets. You will notice the clean shine once you use this mixture. If you are going to disinfect your keyboard or mouse, do not use one part water, use straight alcohol. This will dry so quickly that there is not worry of water damage to your electronic components. Another fantastic use for running alcohol is cleaning your sponge in the kitchen. Soak the sponge in rubbing alcohol for 10 minutes and rinse clean. There are a few other household tricks that rubbing alcohol can tackle. If you have fingerprints or streaks of any kind on your stainless steel, wipe it clean with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball or soft cloth. If you have hairspray on your sink, counter top or floor in the bathroom, grab another cotton ball and wipe it clean. If you find a stain on your microfiber furniture, spray, wait 10 minutes and wipe clean with a white cloth, in order to avoid color transformation onto the furniture. You will be so impressed with the quick, painless effort of this solvent

Posted by Cove Real Estate on 8/29/2014

Transitioning from the lazy days of summer back to the classroom can be a tough transition for even the best student. The return to school can bring about a range of emotions. Each child is different but there are a few steps you can take to ease the back to school jitters. If your child is displaying anxiety or showing signs of stress about changes at home or in school, talk to your child by asking open-ended questions. This can help your child figure out his/her own feelings. If your child expresses a specific worry, try asking, "What makes you feel that way?". A new grade, teacher or school can bring new challenges. Help your child get organized. Make sure to establish a routine. Help your child to be open-minded because change can be a good thing. A new class of students sometimes means an adjustment. This may mean that your child will have to adapt to a lager group, encourage them to use this opportunity to make new friends. Try to set up play dates or a get-together with new friends before school starts. If you feel the level of anxiety is extremely high or lasts well past the beginning of the school year, consider seeking outside help.  

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