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Create a clean, healthy and welcoming home just in time for the holidays

Home Improvement & Lifestyle Expert, Kathryn Emery, stopped by Morning Extra to give some tips and tricks to get your home in tip-top shape.

SAN DIEGO — It is the most wonderful time of the year, but it is also an incredibly stressful time for some. It is time to clean you house so you can host family and friends for the holidays. 

Home Improvement & Lifestyle Expert, Kathryn Emery, dropped by to give some simple tips on how to maximize your time cleaning!

She says to start with the floors because they give the first impression when your guests arrive. Did you know you can refinish AND protect them at the same time? Rejuvenate will fill in all those scratches, and then it is going to restore the floors to their original shine. It works on hardwood, laminate, tile and more. It goes on in one coat and it will last three to six months, so basically the entire season.

Everyone wants to clean less this season so we can spend more time with friends and families. Use a drill to get it done! RotoScrub’s scouring pads and brushes work with every kind of drill, impact driver, or cordless screwdriver. These versatile cleaning tools are ideal for indoor and outdoor cleaning tasks.

To keep your home healthy this season, why not try a humidifier? Emery says to get one with Clean Mist Ultrasonic Technology. Other humidifiers such as steam based and evaporative are not only loud, but they constantly grow bacteria in the base that get dispersed into the air which is not safe for you or your family.

For peace of mind this holiday season, keep nelihome.com as a bookmark! This new service is a virtual repair service for your appliances. You can diagnose and repair your appliances without anyone stepping foot inside your home. Just set up a $35 appointment and then video chat with licensed professionals.

When it comes to your yard, trim things up with the first and only cordless hedge trimmer with a 1” cut capacity in the market, with a run time of over one hour. There is also a lightweight blower that can be used for over an hour on a single charge.

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