Add A Spark To Your 4th of July Festivities

With our nation’s Independence Day fast approaching, it’s time to start preparing for your celebrations. Whether you choose to spend the holiday relaxing with family or putting on an extravagant party for your friends, we’ve got you covered with these awesome 4th of July tips!

Red White and Blue!

Synonymous with the 4th of July are the colors red, white, and blue. These patriotic colors never go out of style and incorporating white as a base while accenting it with different shades of red and blue is a great way to liven up a room without giving it a tacky feel. Consider showcasing a vintage American flag as the center piece of a room, as it allows you to flaunt your national pride in an elegant manner. Finally little fringe pieces such as themed flowers, tablecloths, and ornamental food dishes will make your celebrations feel complete.

Entertain Outdoors

New to hosting parties? Well, feel free to relax because creating an enjoyable backyard soirée is easier than you think. Pull up a grill and let the good times roll with 4th of July classics like burgers, hot dogs, and sweet corn that are sure to keep your guests’ hunger satiated, and for your vegetarian company, perhaps a delicious gilled margherita pizza would take their fancy. Decorate your backyard or patio with light hearted décor such as floral table linens, string lights, and festive candles to compliment the summer landscape

Arts and Crafts

Incorporating your own arts and crafts into your Independence Day decorating is a great way to get the kids involved while saving a little extra for your wallet. Using something as simple and inexpensive as paper can lend to countless possibilities such as cool red, white, and blue paper rockets or star shaped cut out placemats. Use your creativity and let the imagination flow!

There are many ways to honor our countries’ independence, from firework shows to bonfires with friends, that there will be no shortage of celebrating come July 4th. We at Flooring America wish you and your family a happy 4th of July and hope you thoroughly enjoy whichever way you choose to spend it!

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Our Top Tips For Maintaining A Clean & Organized Home This Summer!

Summer weather is upon us, and with that brings grass-stained clothing, children covered in dirt, and lots of sweat and germs that are bound to contaminate your home. In order to keep the mess of summer outside and the summer joys inside your home, we’ve compiled several of our top tips for maintaining a clean and organized home this sunny season. Read on!

Floors

First and foremost is the importance of your floors. We all know the value of beautiful and quality floors, so keeping those floors clean and free of damage is extremely important for both your wallet, the value of your home, and for the safety of your friends and family.

If your kids play summer sports or attend camp, chances are there is sand in their shoes, clothing, or hair, so make sure to keep a doormat at your entrances to limit the amount of dirt that comes indoors. Along with that, make sure to vacuum your floors weekly in order to rid your floors of dust and allergens.

Floors can ripple, discolor, and crack from the amount of sunlight and humidity that they encounter, so be proactive and keep your blinds and curtains closed.

Bathroom

The bathroom will be a room that will see plenty of activity this summer season thanks to sporting games and outdoor play, so make sure that counters, toilets, showers and doorknobs are regularly cleaned. If your home is prone to humidity, make it a point to keep shower curtains and windows open, and fans on, as this will aid in the prevention of mold, mildew, and moisture build-up.

Laundry Room

If summer is the season of active children, that means that your laundry room will be the room where they will unload their sweaty shirts, grass-stained shorts, and dirty socks. Keep multiple hampers for active wear and casual clothing, and make it a habit to clean the floors, hampers, and surfaces with disinfectants on the regular.

If you have additional tips for keeping your home clean and healthy this summer, share them in the comment section below!