Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring Cleaning Tips

Our golden rule of cleaning is to prepare a space for our guests that mirrors how we would like to be treated. The cleaning regime we use takes into account our concerns for guests’ welfare and our commitment to creating a pampering atmosphere.

A few tips from our routine that might work in your own home:

- On nice days, we like to put the sheets out to dry before ironing them. (Our tips for freshly ironed sheets can be found in this previous blog post.)

- One big tip is that we use alcohol to clean the toilets. We start by wiping the top and handle and then work our way down to every surface on the toilet. We still use toilet bowl cleaner, but using alcohol is great because it wipes off easily and really disinfects.

- We buy our disposable latex gloves in bulk because we use so many of them. They save our hands from drying out and keep down the germs since we are constantly changing into clean gloves.

- If you are remodeling or building a home, consider putting in air-jet tubs instead of the traditional water jets. The air jets are easy to sanitize since the water pushes out of the system so it does not harbor bacteria, the purging systems blows the channels clear after each use.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring is here!

With warmer temperatures, there is no denying that winter is behind us and spring is here. It makes us think back a few years ago when we captured a beautiful rainbow on the property.

Stay tuned for some of our spring cleaning tips that might be helpful as you look forward to entertaining this summer.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Bob's Antiques and the Burlington Antique Show

Throughout the inn you will find evidence of Bob's knack for finding beautiful antiques. He also is very skilled at repairing clocks.

Sometimes he cleans them up, but other times he has to do more extensive work to repair the clock so it can function. (Bob assures me that once the painting of the woman in the background is cleaned, I will like it.)

Over the years, he has great success finding unique clocks to add to his collection. The clocks on this shelf are in Bob’s workshop, waiting for their repairs.

One place to discover antiques is the Burlington Antique Show, held the third Sunday of each month (April - October) at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Our property is right next to the fairground, so guests can easily walk over to browse over 200 antique dealers.

The first show of the 2010 season will be Sunday, April 18th, rain or shine. Other dates include May 16th, June 20th, July 18th, August 15th, September 19th, and October 17th.

Check out their website for more information.