The recent Spirit of Design Celebration raised more than $150,000 for Designs for Dignity, an organization that helps nonprofits make their spaces more functional and nurturing for their constituent groups. Best Vacuum is proud to have participated in the fundraising with a donation of a Miele vacuum to the event’s silent auction. Continue reading
We’re gratified by the reception of our Allergy Relief Workshops, and want to thank everyone who took the time to come by. We also want to thank Herman Pihltrad, president of Blueair US, for a really informative presentation on portable air purifiers and indoor air quality.
For those of you who missed the workshops, here’s a summary of the top 5 things you need to consider when choosing a portable air purifier. Continue reading
Did you ever look at your Miele vacuum and think, “How would that color look in the playroom?” or “That would be a terrific color for the accent wall in the guest room!” Miele’s unique colors, like the Miele Cat & Dog canister’s Koi Orange, the Almond Brown of the Miele Topaz and the Spring Blue of the Miele Jazz, really get the creative juices flowing.
But how do you match or find complements to those colors from available paints? Surprise! There’s an app for that! Three, in fact, that we know of. Continue reading
Hardwood floors are becoming the first choice for many homes. The beauty of fine hardwood adds a subtle yet distinctive look to the design of any room. Equally appealing is the seemingly easy care offered by hardwood. But “easy care” doesn’t mean “no care.”
Hardwood floors need to be cleaned regularly, to remove dust and dirt particles before they can scratch and dull the finish. Regular vacuuming will do the trick, but you need to be sure you’re using a soft-bristled floor tool designed for dusting floors. Otherwise you risk dulling the finish or even scratching the floor as you vacuum. Continue reading
It’s finally spring! Depending on where you live, you may only know that because of the calendar, but many places also note the change in season with the return of the farmers market. Now you can find a farmers market where you are, or wherever you may be going, thanks to the USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory. Continue reading
Our shipment of Dyson’s new DC41 Animal Complete upright vacuum arrived just in time for allergy season. In addition to the standard Dyson Animal features and an improved mini-turbine tool, the Dyson rounds out the DC41 Animal Complete with three of its most popular cleaning tools.
Spring Allergy Relief Workshop
2 p.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at Best Vacuum
148 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park
Using an air purifier can significantly improve indoor air quality and reduce the discomfort of asthma and seasonal allergies. But not all air purifiers deliver on their claims. That’s why you need to attend our Spring Allergy Relief Workshop, sponsored with Blueair.
Come and talk one-on-one with the clean air specialists from Blueair and Best Vacuum. We’ll help you cut through the jargon and debunk the myths surrounding indoor air quality and air purifiers.
Plus you’ll get the personalized tips you need to make the best choices to help improve your indoor air quality.
You may even win a Blueair air purifier! Continue reading
Any number of things in the home can trigger an asthma attack or discomfort, forcing suffers to turn to inhalers or other medications for relief. But the best “treatment” for asthma sufferers is prevention, and the Environmental Protection Agency has identified nine common asthma triggers in the home and suggestions for how to combat them. Continue reading
May is Asthma Awareness Month, but there’s nothing wrong with a little head start. The place to begin, of course, is determining if you have asthma or, if you do, if it’s being managed well. Continue reading
Those three terms are the most used by marketers to demonstrate that their products are Earth-friendly. But using “green” words does not necessarily make an item green in practice, because there’s frequently a difference between what a marketer intends and what happens to a product in real world use. Continue reading