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Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Thanks for stopping by my website. My name is Annabelle Collins. My husband and I live in a large house with our two teenage children. We’re fortunate in that we’re able to have a cleaning service come and clean on a weekly basis. In the past, I found that it was difficult for me to exert myself when it came to hiring and communicating with our cleaning service. I’ve never been very authoritative, and that shone through in a not good way. I wanted things to be done in a certain way, but found it difficult to ask for what I wanted. I have come to realize that in order for the service to do the job I want to be done, I have to ask for it to happen. I doubt that I’m alone in the fact that this is difficult, and want to share my experience and growth.


Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

3 Biodegradable Options For Starting Your Gardening Seeds

by Vicki Burns

With spring right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about starting the wildflower seed mixes for your garden this year. Here, you will find a few ideas to help you get growing while reusing some of the stuff you have around your home.

What you use to start the seeds depends on how much work you want to do later. Choosing biodegradable materials removes the step of having to remove the seedling from a container to put them in the ground. Here are a few things that you can use and eliminate that step.

Toilet Paper Rolls and Paper Bags

Cut a toilet paper roll in half using a razor knife. Then, wrap the toilet paper roll with the pieces of the paper bag so that it seals up the bottom of the roll. Use a string to hold everything together.

Fill the toilet paper roll up with soil and stick your seed down in the dirt. When the time comes to plant your seedling, simply dig your hole, remove the string and tuck the seedling in the hole with the paper towel roll and paper bag. Overtime, the roll and paper will break down and your plant will thrive.

Fruit Rinds

Oranges, grapefruits, lemons – any citrus fruit that you can cut in half and remove the fruity center of, you can turn into a seedling starter.

Cut the fruit in half and remove the fruity center. Poke a hole in the bottom and fill the center with soil. Stick your seed in and let it grow.

When it's time to plant, simply dig your hole, stick the fruit rind and seedling into the ground. Eventually, the rind will compost into the soil and provide your plant with nutrients it needs to thrive.

Egg Shells

The next time your breaking your eggs open for breakfast, do your best to open them as close to the top (narrow end) of the egg as you can. Rinse the shell out well and set it upside down to dry. Put the shell back in the carton and when you're ready to start your seedlings, put a little soil in the shell and then the seed.

When it's time to plant, just stick the egg shell down in the hole that you've dug and cover it with soil. Again, the shell will breakdown to compost the soil and feed the baby plant you're growing.

These are just a few ways to make starting your seedlings a little easier and less costly. Talk with your seed expert to learn more about starting your seeds before spring is here.