It's time to get home ready for the upcoming season. The first step is cleaning and brightening your space. Work smarter, not harder this year, with products that get the job done. 20 year Home Improvement & Lifestyle Expert, Kathryn Emery did a 23 interview national TV tour to give four easy DIY tips (below).
Sylvania Smart+ Connected Bulbs https://bit.ly/SYLVANIASmartPlusWiFi
Sense & Dispense Hand Santizer https://www.trysenseanddispense.com/
Air Innovations Humidifier https://qvc.co/AirInnovationshumidifer
Quickie Microfiber Cloths https://www.homedepot.com/p/Quickie-Jobsite-Jobsite-Heavy-Duty-Microfiber-Cloth-16-Pack-494JS16RM12/300247741
What do you recommend for smart home updates this season?
Smart lighting adds so much functionality to a home. Sylvania Smart+ connected LED bulbs are a great option, because first, you don’t need a hub you simply screw in the lightbulb and connect to the app.
SMART+ connected color bulbs can be used as a part of your decor - accent a wall, change the color based on your activity like watching a movie, or even during a season like the holidays - there are a million of colors to choose from.
Then you get the benefits of multiple types of light, in that one light bulb. For example, sometimes you want that bright white invigorating light called Daylight, and sometimes you want a relaxing warm yellow hue called Soft White. You can get all of the different color options, as well as dimmability in one light bulb.
I love that you can control them with your voice, connect them to Alexa, Google Home, Siri … and control your lights from your bed, Alexa turn off lights, or when coming into a dark house with an arm full of groceries Alexa turn on kitchen. You can also set timers for when you are away, it’s a great tool for home security and safety.
Such an easy smart home update!
We are all sanitizing our hands so much, what’s a smarter way to do this at home?
Go touchless with your hand sanitizing! Think about the germs on your hands as you touch faucets or sanitizers to clean your hands … I often think, do I need to sanitize my sanitizer?
Sense & Dispense is a touchless, battery powered unit that comes with replacable ethyl alcohol based gel sanitizer, with glycerin and vitamin E. It’s got that 70% alcohol content to kill germs but that vitamin E/glycerin prevents dry hands, it isn’t sticky and has a light pleasant scent.
When the bottle is empty, simply lock in the new one, it’s so easy to connect. One refill bottle has 400 dispenses, that will last you at least a couple months.
The battery powered on/off button allows for two makes it easy to travel with.
You can find it at Lowes.
What else is something that’s smart to add to our homes this season?
Get a humidifier with CleanMist Technology - The Air Innovations Digital Top Fill Humidifier
See what you see right here, that is the Permanent Ceramic Filter it removes impurities to make sure you are breathing that clean mist technology.
There is an Antimicrobial Tank & Base- to prevent the growth of bacteria in the tank and Base, so it’s always safe to use. Fill it one time - the 1.7 gallon capacity gives you almost two weeks of nights of sleep without needing to refill it.
When you do refill it, it’s easy! With the Convenient Top Fill Design – you never have to lug a heavy tank to a sink or tub, simply fill with a pitcher of water
Extension Nozzle- puts the moisture up high where you need it most and Dual Directional Mist Nozzle- allows you to direct the moisture where you want it. Remote control.
What about a smarter way to keep our homes cleaner?
Invest in Microfiber Cloths!
Here’s why: Unlike standard cotton cloths or paper towels, they act as a magnet to effectively remove dirt, dust, and allergens, and bacteria. That’s because microfibers are incredibly tiny (smaller than a human hair) and they are looped thousands of times.
I love these Quickie Jobsite Microfiber Cloths, I found them at Home Depot -- I use them for dusting all over the house; cleaning countertops, appliances, faucets, fixtures; polishing windows and mirrors; outside on patio furniture/grills/cars.
Essentially, they physically remove dirt rather than pushing it around like cotton cloths and paper towels. And since they’re microfiber, they are super absorbent, which make them great for cleaning up spills and messes.
Bonus! They will save money too - simply wash and reuse over and over.