Make your home a castle with the help of Toronto window cleaning company

Cleaning windows are great risk because it is difficult to hang onto some pillar or rope to reach the windows. If you are trying to clean the windows, you will not be able to reach all parts of a window and cannot clean them efficiently. In such cases you can seek the help of a professional window cleaning company who can do this task very easily and with much perfection. One amongst them is Toronto window cleaning company which provides all type of window cleaning process. This service provides both interior as well as exterior window cleaning and makes your windows look like a new one. With the help of their service, you can easily clean up all stubborn stains that persist on your window glass for a long time. You can remove every sort of marks in your window and make it sparkle beautifully. This window cleaning service provided by them offers high quality cleaning and uses an efficient technique of cleaning process.

This company can also provides you with additional services like mirror washing, 4 side window service, cleaning frames and tracks, cleaning screens, washing balconies and balustrades. This service also serves the customer with glass pool fences washing that add a sparkle to your glass fence. It is not safe to clean the windows by climbing the ladders because ladder cleaning will not give your windows a perfect finish. So the best idea is to allow the professional to navigate your windows and work their magic around. They can efficiently remove the stain caused by acid rain and mildew with latest technologies in washing. You can also make use of facilities like roof washing, pressure washing, snow removal and other home repairs with this company. It is advisable to hire some professionals because they can offer eco friendly cleaning solutions and make your home glitter. This service is available at a very cheap price and so you can contact them by referring to their website.

Urban Vs Suburban

I recently watched a 10 year old B championship game in a Chicagoland suburb, and I was pleasantly surprised by their level of play. It wasn’t the players’ individual skills that wowed me but their knowledge and execution of baseball plays. In the span of two innings there was a perfect cutoff throw from an outfielder to the shortstop which led to an out on the bases, a throw and a tag play on a grounder to the shortstop where a runner tried to advance from second base to third base, and an infield-in situation where there was a play at home and the catcher blocked the plate after receiving the ball from an infielder and tagged the runner sliding in trying to score. Great stuff for any age group, but from kids 10 years old it was especially impressive.

On the reverse side, I saw several urban games involving 12, 13, and 14 year old teams where not only was there no execution or understanding of baseball plays and strategies but a lack of basic fundamentals such as catching popups, flyballs, ground balls and line drives with two hands, using the proper footwork to get in position to throw balls more accurately with more velocity, and throwing with the correct motion based on individuals’ delivery and body type. There was a lack of execution in terms of routine plays in any of the games I saw. Coaches were holding their collective breaths watching their players trying to execute because their techniques were so poor.

Why the disparity of play between the suburban and urban baseball leagues? While the coaching styles looked similar, suburban coaches appeared to stress team play and tried to involve every player in the program on decisions during games. The suburban players had a good awareness of baseball situations, possibly from watching a lot of baseball, help from their parents, or playing baseball video games. City coaches singled out the best players on their teams and leaned on them to the neglect of the other teammates. If the best players pitched and pitched well their teams would succeed but if they were subpar their teams would fall apart because they were not taught baseball plays and strategies, and routine situations that happen in games resulted in mental and physical breakdowns. The coaches, rather than addressing the errors in a professional manner, started blaming players rather than being positive. This caused the city players to adopt an apathetic attitude toward playing. In contrast to this, suburban players were generally very enthusiastic about playing because of positive feedback from coaches.

How do we change urban players’ play and poor attitudes? Most of them really start out loving to play the game but get beaten down by poor teaching and coaching methods by adults who should be role models. There should be clinics available for all coaches willing to give their time to be positive influences on youth lives, and coaching should be treated like a full-time profession. Anything less than a full effort by coaching prospects cannot be tolerated. More discussion to come on the plight and possible solutions to help urban youth baseball excel.

Suburban Headlights – Keep Up the Excitement

How much you will like your car depends not only on how good a product the car is but also on how much you enjoy change in your life. If you do not like much change in your life you can buy a very reliable and durable car and use it for a long time. And if you do like change in your life you will perhaps want to change your car even though it can give you a great performance for a few more years. And even though your car is still good your eyes will wander towards the new and more glitzy cars and you will want to own one of those.

Now for a few of us it may be possible to buy new cars frequently but for most of us buying a new car is a major expense that cannot be indulged in often. So do we have to then settle for a car that has ceased to excite us and perhaps even has become dull and boring to drive? Well not really. We can replace components that improve the performance and the looks of the car and bring back the excitement. These components are not expensive give great value so it is not frivolous to buy them.

Take for example replacement Suburban headlights. The Suburban is a sumptuous large vehicle that gives more than the customer expects in nearly all departments. But after a while the headlights may lose their brightness or get damaged. Replacing them with the latest Suburban headlights is a great way to improve the car ownership experience.

The latest Suburban headlights will be high tech. They will have a modern light source and a great reflector. The road will light up really well and your driving at night will be less stressful and safer. The lights also have a smart looking housing and the total package will enhance the looks of your car. Headlights are a very visible component of your car and when they look better the whole car starts to look better. You can buy them conveniently online. You can see the latest Suburban headlights at

The 2011 Chevy Suburban: A Large And Powerful SUV

The 2011 Chevy Suburban is one of the most known and established SUV’s on the market. Most would expect such a large and heavy vehicle to run a bit sluggish or be slow when it comes to acceleration but the Suburban isn’t! It’s quite fast and nimble for such a big ride with enough room to seat eight to nine people, so it’s perfect for large families who plan to tow heavy objects on a regular basis. Some buyers might be turned off by the fact that this vehicle doesn’t have the best gas mileage; however that is to be expected by a vehicle of this size with heavy towing capabilities.

Let’s take a look at all the features that are available according to trim. There are three trim levels to choose from. All models come standard with slick 17″ wheels, front seats that are power adjustable for ultimate comfort, a dual climate control system and a Bluetooth system that allows you to place and receive phone calls without taking your hands off the steering wheel. The mid-level LT trim comes with seats appointed in leather and a state-of-the-art sound system. The interior on all trims is upscale; high quality materials have been used throughout the cabin.

Buyers get to choose from the type of engines they want; there is a super powerful 8 cylinder and a less sedate 6 cylinder engine. The V6 is equipped with 352 horsepower and 382 lb feet of torque while the V8 6.0 Liter outputs 320 hp and 382 lb feet of torque. As mentioned earlier, gas mileage isn’t the Suburban’s strong point. It receives 10 miles per gallon in the city and 16 miles per gallon on the freeway. The upscale LTZ trim is equipped with heated seats and a rearview camera. Another available option is the liftgate which comes in quite handy when you need to load and unload heavy items.

Plenty of safety features have been included such as passenger and driver air bags, On Star Automatic Crash Response, rear parking assist and remote vehicle standard. A traction control system is in place to help keep the vehicle stable. Cargo space is impressive; a total of 45.8 cubic feet of cargo space is available which can be expanded to 137.4 cubic feet with the third row of seats removed and the second row folded down.

The Chevy Suburban is perfect if you drive a lot of people around on a regular basis and need the ability to tow. If you don’t plan on towing and just need a large SUV that can transport a large number of people there are other large vehicles on the market with better mileage. Pricing starts at $41,335 for the base model.

Top 5 Dog Breeds to Consider for Suburban Homes

Dog is truly man’s best friend. If you are considering a dog, think of it’s size and it’s needs. The suburban lifestyle is very versatile, allowing you to choose almost any breed. Listed below are the top 5 most popular dog breeds that suburban residents might consider.

1. The Labrador Retriever are friendly active dogs. They are perfect for the active neighborhood. Labrador Retrievers are outgoing, docile and eager to please. A Labrador needs a large amount of human contact so they make excellent companion walkers when you are out strolling in your neighborhood.

2. The Golden Retriever is very docile. This makes for an excellent companion for children of all ages. They are a large dog breed and would not do well in an apartment. The Golden Retriever needs a place to run and play. If you have a pool, you will find the Golden Retriever in it playing quite often as they are fond of water.

3. The German Shepherd is known for its strong loyalty to its family and suspicion towards strangers, making it an ideal guard dog. This dog breed is in the top 10 smartest dog breeds, making it easily trainable, making it ideal for people who do not have large amount of time to invest in initial training.

4. The Beagle is an active dog with even more active nose! The beagle needs his time outside to satisfy his curiosity of the unknown in nature. It can be left alone a lot of times but you might not like the fact that it might chase smaller animals. Beagles are good with children and would do best if they had a yard to run in.

5. The Boxer is a playful, loyal, and easy-going family pet. Most homes in suburban neighborhoods come with family friendly yards and the space required for a boxer. These things make the boxer the perfect suburban family pet. They love to take walks and are very child friendly. They can sometimes be rambunctious if left alone for extended periods of time so having an active lifestyle would be beneficial to let out its excess energy.

Remember a simple rule for suburban home dogs: the larger the dog breed, the larger the space dog will need.

Small Chicken Coops – The Perfect Compliment to the Suburban Backyard

With the busy lives that most of have these days, it’s hard to commit a lot of time to anything that isn’t work or other serious business. That doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy nature and improve your self-sufficiency by taking up a hobby like poultry farming. All you have to do is keep things small, and you can raise a small flock of chickens without the endeavor taking up all of your time.

The first thing to think about is how many birds you need to fulfill your goals. A lot of people pick up poultry farming to provide a steady source of eggs. Some raise the birds for their meat. Others simply want an unconventional pet. If it’s just eggs or a companion pet that you’re after, then all you really need are a couple hens. Even without the presence of a male rooster, a hen will continue to lay eggs – usually around 5 each week. So with just two hens, you’ll have almost a dozen eggs weekly. For small operations like this, it’s only natural that you’ll need a small chicken house. If you want to use the birds for their meat, then you’ll have to get more chickens, which means small chicken coops won’t cut it.

A small chicken house for just a couple of birds only needs to be a few square feet. In many cases, it’s possible to purchase or buy portable chicken coops, otherwise known as chicken tractors. These poultry houses have the unique advantage of combining the benefits of a coop (namely protection), with the advantages of free ranging. For instance, the chickens have access to new sources of food so long as their tractor is moved frequently, reducing the amount of feed they eat.

Where Have All The Dirt-Bomb Wars Gone?

The suburban sprawl of the baby-boom years turned many farmlands into neighborhoods for young families in the 50’s and 60’s. City dwellers who escaped the concrete surroundings of apartment buildings, row houses, front stoops and playgrounds reveled in the spacious surroundings of their newly erected free-standing colonial or ranch homes. But there was one small price to pay. For the first two or three years of any new development construction, those homes sat amidst endless clouds of dusty farmland dirt. It was a nightmare for moms and their washing machines, but a living dream for kids.

Heavenly Dirt

When my parents moved my brothers and me into our own new homestead on a former Long Island potato farm, we had truly found our field of dreams. The endless acres of dirt provided the perfect theater for playing out unlimited fantasies, which for the boys, always seemed to involve the thematic backdrop of either sports or war.

Our dirt lots had no boundaries except the ones we created. We morphed baseball diamonds into football fields with the simple altered placement of a few rocks, where World Series and Super Bowl games were replayed a hundred times over. We stormed the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima, reliving Allied victories while looking for excuses to roll down the biggest dirt mountain in the field. The choice of either feigning your escape from enemy fire or being mortally wounded sufficed equally for this purpose.

To the neighborhood kids of these early “Levittown” construction years, the dirt was heaven. To the adults, the dirt was a curse and a nemesis against which they were constantly waging battle. Moms resorted to the chemical weaponry of detergents and bleach, while Dads attacked the ever-encroaching dirt through the trench warfare of planting shrubbery and rolling out their most effective big guns – the dreaded grass seed.

For us kids it was always a sad day in the neighborhood when another quarter-acre of gorgeous brown dirt would fall victim to a carpet-bombing barrage of fresh grass seed. In an instant, that free-roaming plot of land was transformed into a virtual mine field, demarcated by wooden stakes, white string and dangling tiny pieces of torn cloth which acted as implicit “Keep Out” warning signs. Heaven forbid the stickball player who was unlucky enough to pull his Spaldine rubber ball sharply into the foul territory of someone’s newly planted grass seed. To a Baby Boomer dad, there was no greater personal violation than that of his freshly burgeoning grass seedlings being trampled upon by some aspiring Hank Aaron. To retrieve such a ball was to navigate a mine field indeed, risking the wrath of an angry man holding a rake.

Despite the break-through creation of Pong in 1972 we were still decades away from XBox’s Call of Duty or Play Station’s Modern Warfare. In the absence of such technology – and still years away from Paint Ball – we needed some other way to fulfill our biological need to “play war” (a boy-hood desire which, for some inexplicable reason, seems to remain universal for every generation). And so, as with everything else, we took to the dirt.

War is…. Dirt

There may have been no better arena in which play out war games than the former potato fields of Long Island. That’s because the land offered an endless supply of the most important ammunition and vital resource known to boy kind: The Dirt-Bomb. They were small clusters of oddly shaped dirt cubes in various sizes, with a perfectly balanced consistency. These little weapons of mass destruction were solid enough to pick up and hurl without crumbling, but soft enough to explode in a dramatic burst of dust upon impact, and without serious injury… well, mostly. Occasionally, you would find defective Dirt-Bombs; ones too soft to withstand the stress of manually launching them (i.e., you couldn’t chuck those suckers), or worse, ones so hard that the Dirt-Bomb wouldn’t explode upon impact. Often, those Dirt-Bombs were not dirt at all. They were actually the fearsome Rock Bombs; solid dirt clusters that had the outward appearance of a Dirt-Bomb but with a hidden inner core of stone or rock. Nasty little buggers. As the Trojan Horse of Dirt-Bomb munitions, the Rock Bomb was considered unconventional weaponry and was offensive and intolerable by any standards of civilized Dirt-Bomb warfare rules of engagement. We were pretty sure the Geneva Convention had said so. We did know for sure that they hurt like hell and had sent more than one brave little foot soldier running home crying to mommy long before dinner, which was the predetermined official end to any battle.

Whether you were fighting in local skirmishes between two families, or in a fierce battle between your end of the block and the “other” end of the block, or on rare occasion engaged in a huge World War epic between your block and another entire block (the Mother of all Dirt-Bomb wars!), those Dirt-Bomb wars helped define our boyhood. And, in some strange sort of way, they also afforded kids the chance to establish rules of right versus wrong, and play out their conflicts. No Rock Bombs! No sneak attacks from behind! No aiming for the eyes! No ganging up on the little kids! These were perfectly sensible rules established within a perfectly stupid game. And like the countless (and much safer) stickball, basketball and touch football games to take place in the neighborhood, adult supervision for creating and enforcing the rules and consequences of these contests was not required.

Whether gleaned from our own household rules or derived from some innate sense of fairness and equity, the kids of our neighborhood in Smithtown, Long Island seemed capable of adequate self governance without the constant intervention from adults. We had our share of disagreements and certainly a few fist fights, but even those were part of the culture of deciphering right versus wrong. Perhaps we always knew that the court of parental appeals was only a doorbell away, and that helped to keep things in check. But in those early years such intervention was rarely needed, allowing childhood ethics to feel more like a Norman Rockwell painting rather than a scene from Lord of the Flies.

Eventually – as with any newly constructed neighborhood – the brown dirt lost the war to the green grass and shrubs, as wide-open dusty properties were slowly transformed into lush private yards. Admittedly, the grass felt good on our bare feet, though poor Mom had to wage war against a new enemy – grass stains.

Of course, for kids today (gotta’ love that expression) the way they compete – and conflict – has changed. Much of it plays out on cell phones and Facebook. Because everything plays out on cell phones and Facebook. Teenage and adolescent communication is now so instantaneous and constant that there’s no shortage of opportunity for unlimited wars of words and techno-competitions. Perhaps kids have bought into the old adage that “the keyboard is mightier than the sword.”

Face-to-face contact is slowly transforming into Facebook-to-Facebook contact. And the only remaining face-to-face competition for kids seems to be the super-structured and professionally-styled sports leagues where parents hold all the reigns and the kids are often pawns in an activity devoid of free spirit. Our new virtual world has changed the way we do everything, including play and fight, and it leaves me once again longing for the good old days when our adolescent conflicts and competitive instincts were all carried out in the same elementary forum – the dirt lot.

Benefits Of A Suburban Extended Stay Hotel

A suburban extended stay hotel is not a type of accommodation that would be booked for a vacation, such a service is primarily aimed at business people. If your occupation involves being away from your home for a considerable time, i. E. More than a month, or if you need a temporary place to stay due to a work based relocation, this is an option that may be the solution you require.

If you were to base yourself in a regular hotel for a considerable period of time, the total outlay can be extremely costly, and besides, the rooms in regular hotels are not designed for permanent living. By opting for an extended stay hotel you should find that you are a lot more comfortable.

For a start, this type of accommodation most often comes with a full kitchen, albeit on the small side. Being able to cook dinner after a hard days work is an activity many of us enjoy, eating out every single night can become tiring, and a real drain on fiances. The kitchen would typically feature all the utensils and appliances that you require.

Entertaining is also easy as you would usually have access to a number of rooms as opposed to a single space. This is important as socializing can help a business traveler feel more at home and relaxed.

Another great aspect about a suburban extended stay hotel is that there would not be a lengthy contact that you would have to sign up for. Instead, you would be required to inform the staff of how long you plan on staying for, there may be a minimum duration of perhaps a couple of weeks or a month that is stipulated by the management.

In most facilities, there would be no lengthy approval process, credit checks, or the requirement for a large bond or deposit. It is the simplest way to relax in comfort when you are away from your usual residence.

There is also the added advantaged of a maid service. Most of the suburban extended stay hotels provide various facilities such as room cleaning and laundry, so you do not have to worry about the housework chores. With the rooms coming fully furnished, and usually replete with TV and wi-fi, you will not have any regrets about choosing this desirable form of accommodation. As the costs are not excessive, you may find that it is the perfect solution for your needs.

Office Space in the Hoffman Estates Area

Located northwest of Chicago is the suburban area of Hoffman Estates. Hoffman Estates and the surrounding area is the perfect spot for business owners who want a suburban location with the convenience of the city. This town has both residential homes and commercial buildings which provides the area with a convenient feel. This town is home to businesses such as Marriott, Mary Kay, Serta, Quest International and other well-known names. No matter what area of business your company is in, rest assured that there are plenty of commercial office leasing options for you in the this town and surrounding areas.

Why Business Owners Should Lease Office Space in the Hoffman Estates Area

First and foremost, if you are looking for a suburban location for your business yet still want to have city-like convenience, then this are should be the perfect fit. This area is close enough to the city to drive in business from the Chicago area but still maintains a suburban feel. Clients and employees can get to the leased space via Route 59 or I-90 in addition to a number of other local roads. Plus, being in the suburbs, those who have to come to your office to do business will appreciate the fact that parking will be much easier in a suburban area than in the downtown Chicago area.

Another reason why this town is a good one to look into when shopping around for commercial space relates to your commercial business neighbors. When you choose the area for leasing you will find that plenty of other businesses will be with you as well. It is wise to lease space in an area where there are other commercial businesses nearby as you will reap the benefits of being close to customers of other companies who may find their way to your doorstep as well.

One will also find plenty to do here and the surrounding areas. Since you can’t work 24/7, having activity options for before and after work is an optimal concept. There is the Sears Centre Arena for those seeking out entertainment and the Prairie Stone Sports and Wellness Center for those who want to work out before or after work.

Dining and shopping here is also readily available. When you have retail stores and restaurants close by, you are able to even do some shopping on your lunch break or pick up something to eat during that time as well. Two shopping centers in the area include the Poplar Creek Crossing shopping center and the Prairie Stone Crossing shopping center.

Leasing space in the Hoffman Estates and surrounding areas is the perfect choice for the business owner who wants a suburban location for their company or corporation, likes the idea of having an accessible office space lease for both clients and employees and wants to still be within driving distance to the city of Chicago.

The Suburban Face of an Addict

How I became an ADDICT!

The Hidden Face of Addiction

It was Monday morning around 9:30 am. I had enough time to go to my favorite Starbucks and have my favorite drink made by my favorite Barista and her team. The line was forming to about ten deep and I was fifth in.

Before I could make it to the front; from behind the coffee bar Liz called out, “Hey honey; Are you having your summer usual?”

I nodded in agreement with a slight grin and chuckle under my breath.

“She knows me so well; even the difference between my summertime and wintertime drinks” I thought.

Liz continued, “Your hubby came in this morning and your son got the ‘Brytt Special’; he loves that drink”.

The ‘Brytt Special’ is a concoction that Liz made just for my son after he confessed his love for Oreo cookies. After the first sip Brytt proclaimed “This is why I am a Starbucks addict; drinkable Oreo Cookies. I LOVE YOU LIZ!” She named the drink the ‘Brytt Special’ and put it on the board.

After chatting for a couple of minutes about her daughter, my Black Enterprise Magazine interview, and the week’s upcoming events I grabbed my coffee to go. The day and week were off to a perfect start.

My story does not sound any different from most people’s stories of brands that they love. They are probably loyal; but are they addicted? How does addiction begin?

The Hidden Skills of a Street Corner Pharmaceutical Salesman

The local street corner pharmaceutical salesman… ok… drug dealer has a thriving business. The sell a product that changes the way people feel; and if that feeling is really good the customers will consistently come back for more. Before you know it you neighbor is breaking into you house to steal and sell your stuff to buy more Starbucks. But he knows something that many of us miss out on; they consider what they need to do to get the fourth sale; not just the first. This is how Starbucks gets way beyond the fourth sale… which also starts with the first.

One morning I was running late but was in serious need of a caffeine “pick me up”. This is not the norm. I don’t even have a coffee maker at home because I am not a regular coffee drinker; in fact I don’t really care for the stuff.

I headed into a local Starbucks in bit of a rush. The lady behind the counter asked for my order. I replied, “You know I don’t really like coffee; but I am running late, and I need some caffeine.” She said, “Hmmm… Do you like tea or dark chocolate?”

“I love dark chocolate” I exclaimed.

“It’s summery outside, why don’t I get you a JavaChip Frappuccino” she suggested as she started writing on a cup after asking my name.

Unsure of what she was talking about, I simply shrugged in agreement.

“So what do you do” she asked as she started to pump, mix, ice, and blend.

As I shuffle through my wallet in search of my credit card I said, “I am an expert in the field of compelling communications and engaging leadership. I speak and consultant on those topics. I am running late for a meeting after spilling orange juice on my clothes. So I had to change, missed breakfast and feel like I just need something to get me going in the right direction”

About half way through the 350 different customer rewards cards in my wallet, I realized that I left my credit card on my desk the night before.

With the most apologetic tone that I could muster from my own frustration and embarrassment I said, “I am so sorry… this is just not my day; I left my credit card at home on my desk”.

In a kind voice she replied, “I’m Liz. Why don’t you have this coffee and a pastry on me? You gotta have breakfast and this’ll be your first step towards a better day.”

I couldn’t believe it. She doesn’t know me; why would she GIVE ME free stuff? I don’t even drink coffee. Other than coming back to pay for this purchase; I will never return. And she doesn’t know that I will come back to pay for anything!

A few days later I walked in and Liz greeted me immediately, “Hi Dawnna! Did your day get better? How did your meeting go?”

The warmth of her words, her smile, and her genuine interest made me feel right at home. She must see hundreds of people a day; why would she remember me?

“I did Liz and the meeting went great; they hired me to speak at their event! Thank you so much. I just wanted to come back and pay for order. I really appreciated it. It did start my day off just right.”

Liz replied, “Nope. Those books are closed and that was my gift to you. Did you like the JavaChip or do you want to try something new today? Don’t worry, we’ll find a drink that’s perfect for you.”

At that moment, Liz was not thinking of the first sale, she was thinking of the fourth sale and beyond. She wanted to know, HOW WE could find the perfect drink for me! That journey would likely take more than one or two or three tries; but she was willing to do it and suddenly I was willing to pay for her to try.

For over 5 years I have been a weekend regular at Starbucks… well at MY STARBUCKS where MY BARISTA makes MY FAVORITE “COFFEE”. The funny thing is that I am not a coffee drinker; but I am a Starbucks ADDICT! This means that I will not go to another coffee spot; I might go to another Starbucks but I will not go to another brand.

Loyalty or Addiction

Starbucks is very popular and they have tons of addicts… uh… loyal customers. Is it the coffee? Do you really think that people are paying a 500% markup for COFFEE? If so, you might want to look out for your neighbors if your TV is suddenly missing and they are drinking a Venti Mocha Cappuccino.

How does your company exceed customer expectations and loyalty numbers to really get them hooked on your product and create customer addiction?