6 Of The Greatest Beaches In Broward County

eMaids of Broward County - 6 Of The Greatest Beaches In Broward County

When you think of Florida beaches, your mind probably goes right to Miami and other famous and pop culture spots. But also here in Broward County, we have excellent options: sandy beaches, fresh waters, and beautiful coast views that residents and tourists love the same. Where to begin with? Which one will have the best features or fewer crowds? Keep reading to discover the best places in Broward County.

 

  • Pompano Beach

Considered “The Heart of the Gold Coast,” Pompano Beach is a place that has a history, and it’s a perfect spot for tourists and residents alike to enjoy some Florida sun. Pompano is considerably calmer than other Broward County beaches; here, you won’t have much of the bustle and noise as in more accessible places what makes it the best family beach in Broward County.

 

  • Hollywood Beach

Everyone wants to go to Hollywood Beach. It’s the beach that’s popular on social media, with its 1920s-style oceanfront promenade that combines beautifully with the beach landscape. Hollywood is designed to be the star of Broward County: it’s always clean and spacious, there’s a modern trolley ride that can take you to restaurants and shopping stores nearby the beach, and of course, the family-friendly vibe.

 

  • Fort Lauderdale Beach

Don’t listen to the old gossip: once a time, Fort Lauderdale was considered a place for wild spring break parties, but nowadays, it’s a calmer beach, perfect for a couple of relaxing margaritas. Fort Lauderdale Beach was recently renewed, fixing the disheveled spots and making a more chic environment. You won’t have trouble finding entertaining options and beautiful architecture. Visit with time, because sometimes it can be crowded.

 

  • Deerfield Beach

Deerfield Beach is also an excellent option to avoid crowds. Located in north Broward County, a small portion of the coast in comparison with other more popular destinations like Hollywood, Deerfield is a relaxing option with all the safety services, shopping stores, cafes, and restaurants that you want. An award-winning clean beach, this wonderful place features a wide range of activities like skate parks, fishing, campgrounds, and the longest “cable ski” courses in the nation.

 

  • Dania Beach

Maybe the smallest of all these beaches, but don’t underestimate Dania Beach and all its comforts. Fresh waters and clean sands await you in this little paradise, located between Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale, where you can relax a little and watch the Atlantic Ocean through your sunglasses. If you want to explore the inland streets, Dania Beach’s Jai Alai is famous as a dining and entertainment district, and Jackson’s Ice Cream parlor won’t let you down with one of its homemade chocolate chips cones.

 

  • Lauderdale-by-the-sea

Last but not least, Lauderdale-by-the-sea is another small beach where you can walk almost everywhere but with various entertainments and relaxing options that will please even the grumpiest tourist. You and your friends can go paddleboarding, ballroom dancing, or snorkel on a fantastic coral reef located just 100 yards from the beach. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover this not-so-hidden gem in Broward County.

Ready to get tan? Put on your sunglasses and sandals and enjoy the sunny Florida weather. And if you have unfinished cleaning chores at home, contact eMaids of Broward County and schedule your cleaning service today.

Worst Stains to Get In and Out of Fabrics

eMaids of Broward County - Worst Stains to Get In and Out of Fabrics

It’s your only daughter’s wedding. You couldn’t be prouder. As you twirl her around on the dance floor during the daddy-daughter dance, she notices a schmear of chocolate on your white shirt. Your face flushes, but you remain calm. To not spoil her day, you do your best to hide the blemish. If only you knew how to remove the stain before it was time to give the toast.

 

Here are some great tips to help in that situation, and more!

Chocolate 

It’s okay to love chocolate, just not okay to wear it. When this happens, remember these easy steps. First, gently remove any lingering chunks or glops of chocolate. Be careful not to push anymore into the material. Second, dab or soak the material in cream or whole fat milk. Let the cream sit for 25-30 minutes. Repeat if necessary. Once the stain is removed, rinse with cold water then wash normally.

 

Pet Messes 

Some of the foulest and most stubborn stains come from our dear fur family. If you find a “surprise” on your clothes, pretreat the item(s) with one part vinegar to three parts cold water for one hour. This can be done in a basin or in your washing machine, but the urine could leave a residue. When finished, air dry. Feel free to repeat this step if the stain/odor is especially strong. Once satisfied that the stain is gone, wash normal but air dry. If you find a mess on the carpet, absorb any excess moisture then apply baking soda to the spot and let rest for up to an hour; vacuum. For especially tough stains and odors, you have a pet enzyme spray.

 

Blood 

To tackle blood stains, soak or moisten the material in cold saltwater only. Next, spot treat the item with hydrogen peroxide. Make sure to test an area first to prevent bleaching. Once the stain is removed, wash the item as usual.

 

Rust 

Whether you’re working with rusty machinery, rubbed up against something rusty, or found your grandmother’s lace curtains under a rusted pile of antique tins there’s an easy solution to remove those stains. First, mix ¼ cup of Borax with 2 cups of cold water. Second, spot-treat this mixture to the stain. Let sit for 30-60 minutes. Finally, wash in cold water. Do not dry unless the stain is completely removed or the heat of the dryer will set the stain. Rust in your home is something a professional cleaning service can help with as well!

 

Grease/Oil 

Who hasn’t indulged in a greasy, fried burger or cooked one on the grill during the big game? With good food comes hefty stains. To remove grease or oil, sprinkle the stain with baking soda and let it rest until it becomes crusty. Like a grease fire on the stove, the baking soda will absorb the grease/oil in the stain and stop it from spreading. Shake loose the crusted baking soda and wash as normal. Do not dry unless the stain is gone. Repeat if necessary.

 

Ink 

You wouldn’t be the first person in history to find a leaked ink pen in your shirt pocket, carry on luggage, the bottom of your purse, etc. Fortunately, there’s a simple and effective solution to this problem. To loosen the stain, gently apply rubbing alcohol with a cloth or cotton ball to the stain. Next, wash the soiled item in cold water, but don’t dry it until you are certain the stain is removed. Repeat if necessary. 

 

Red Wine 

It’s the dawn of a new year. The parties are all over. The guests have gone home, but some of them have left a gift behind. As you move about the house cleaning, you find Merlot splashed across your beautiful white chaise, but you’re not discouraged. To clean fabric sofa stains, mix equal parts of detergent and peroxide together. Blot the mixture onto the stain. With this method, you may wish to test a small area first. For clothing, cover the stain with coarse salt to absorb the moisture. Once the salt changes color, place the material in cold water with detergent and soak overnight. Wash the following day in cold water. Do not dry unless the stain is gone. Repeat if necessary.

 

As you hold your daughter in your arms, the words of your mother float into your head reprimanding you for getting chocolate on your clothes yet again. You laugh at yourself, then remember her simple solution for how to remove color stains from clothes. As you finish the dance, you pull your daughter in close and hug her tightly. You whisper your love as a tear slides down your face. You watch as she replaces your hand with her husband’s hand and you choke back more tears. She looks back at you and smiles, then points to the stain on your shirt. You burst out laughing, shake your head, and head to the kitchen for some milk.

6 Cleaning Tasks For That Winter Home In Florida

6 Cleaning Tasks For That Winter Home In Florida

For those who are visiting Florida in the winter, you probably are going to arrive at a winter home that needs maintenance. With all these months closed and with no one occupying it, you must give your vacation house a good clean up. Not only to avoid dust and discomfort but also to dodge some pests and diseases. Here are the top things you need to do.

 

  • Clean gutters

 

Don’t underestimate the leaves and clutter that accumulates on your roof. Florida is well known for its tropical storms, and surely you can expect clogged drains by all that rain and wind. And here’s a fact: the majority of all flooded basements are caused by clogged gutters. So, you better climb that ladder and do the job. That could save you a lot of problems.

 

  • Vacuum the carpets and dust the furniture

 

If your winter house was locked all year or if you don’t have a recurrent cleaning service hired, your carpets definitely will require a good vacuuming. And your furniture? You don’t want to sit in a dusty couch! In fact, even if that doesn’t bother you that much, living in a dirty house (closed for a long time) could give you some diseases, and that will affect your happy vacation or winter stay in Florida.

 

  • Mow the grass

 

You better not have a little forest as a backyard. That’s not good in Florida or in any part of America. You’re literally telling your little wild animal neighbors, “hey, you can live in my house too!” Remember that Florida has tropical wildlife, and your house can be inhabited by roaders, bugs, and even lizards. Make sure you have the right clothing (boots, gloves, and thick pants) when mowing your grass.

 

  • Consider calling the pest control

 

Same reasons as above. If you find little wild animals or bugs roaming the entryways of your home, that’s the cue to call pest control. Mowing your grass may not solve the problem in its entirety, because if the animals have nested in the walls, you’re going to need a professional to do the job.

 

  • Get your furnace and boiler inspected

 

Maybe you’re used to cold winters, and little problems with your boiler won’t give you much of a headache. But having heaters and warm water is essential in any vacation, especially if you are with the entire family, and someone might get frustrated. Check the water temperature and the heaters in the first hours of your arrival, that’s the way to go.

 

  • Clean your swimming pool or chimney

 

Some houses have fireplaces, especially in north Florida, when you can even get snowy winters. A dirty chimney can lead to awful smoke leaks in the interior of the house and also the risk of a fire accident. If there’s even a remote chance that you’ll use your chimney, clean it. The same goes for swimming pools.

 

      Plus: Check for Florida winter activities

But not everything has to be work! Florida has many fun and beautiful winter activities that you can enjoy with all the family. You can attend a night of lights in St. Augustine, travel back in time at Dickens on Centre in Fernandina Beach, watch the Winterfest Boat Parade in Fort Lauderdale, or simply go to the calm beach of South Florida and watch the sunset. 

There you go! We hope you enjoy your calm winter vacation in Florida. And if you ever need some help with cleaning chores in your winter house, don’t hesitate and call us. We give you the cleaning service you need.