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Prepare for Allergy Season Now

Spring, and the sunny weather that comes along with it, has definitely arrived here in Atlanta. And while winter weather is still on its way out in some areas, spring is on the horizon. That also means allergy season is close to rearing its ugly head.

It can be difficult to get outside and enjoy the sunshine when you have to deal with constant sneezing, congestion,  skin irritation, and headaches.

Luckily, here are 6 simple solutions that can help you prepare for spring allergies.

Clean Your Entire Home

Spring cleaning is a good idea for a variety of reasons, but one of them is to help reduce your allergy symptoms. Dust can easily accumulate throughout your home during winter when your house is closed off from the cold. This dust may have gone unnoticed during winter, but it will only make your spring allergies worse. Check out our spring cleaning suggestions and checklist for 2015. Continue reading…

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How to Get Involved with Earth Hour 2015

Earth Hour 2015 is almost here!

Join the movement, celebrated across the world, and show your dedication to the environment by turning off your non-essential lights from 8:30 to 9:30 pm local time on March 28.

What is Earth Hour?

The World Wide Fund for Nature, or WWF, began Earth Hour in 2007 in Sydney, Australia. It incorporated 2.2 million businesses and homes, all of which turned off their lights for one hour to make their stand against climate change. Earth Hour has grown to an amazing event with participation in more than 7,000 cities and towns in over 160 countries and territories all over the world. Continue reading…

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Spring Cleaning Tips and Checklist

Today is officially the first day of spring! Winter weather is (finally) on its way out, and we’re making our spring cleaning checklists.

While you’re preparing your home and closet for warmer weather, be sure to consider these 10 spring cleaning tips:

Clean Based on Your Time Constraints

If you don’t have a lot of time, it’s best to complete one task at a time rather than trying to work on several things at once.

Handle smaller tasks like dusting when you can, and then tackle your closet when you have a little more time to do laundry, pack up your winter clothes, and pull out your shorts. Continue reading…

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Save Some Green in Our Clearance Center this St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Sylvane! We’re rocking our green gear today and hope you are too!

Besides celebrating with green beer and finding your lucky 4-leaf clover, you can also save a little “green” in our Clearance Center today. The Clearance Center is one area of our site that often goes unnoticed, but it’s a great place to find high-quality products at discount prices. Continue reading…

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Formaldehyde Concerns: Testing, Options & Solutions

60 Minutes recently ran a segment on the health risks associated with laminate floors with high levels of formaldehyde. The report opened people’s eyes to what we’ve known for a long time–formaldehyde is a dangerous gas with potentially serious health risks. It turns out hundreds of thousands of Americans may be impacted, and news outlets have run with the story ever since. Read the entire 60 Minutes report on formaldehyde here.

For a summary of the findings and what’s happening now, check out the video below. And keep reading to learn more about formaldehyde, formaldehyde testing, how to get rid of it. Continue reading…