April is here like a breath of fresh air, and that means spring cleaning for lots of us. Find out five impressive reasons to spring clean your carpets on page 4 of the new edition of Jensen’s Healthy Home News. The downloadable issue of the newsletter includes the ever-popular Mega Trivia Question—the first six people who call with the correct answer will win a $15 gift certificate to Scott’s Subs, with locations in Green Bay, De Pere and Hobart. Here are more highlights from the April newsletter:

 

Jensens Healthy Home News

Here is why you should March into April and spring cleaning

Five impressive reasons to spring clean your carpets:

  1. Stress-free appointment times. Imagine this – you can call us and schedule for whenever you want! Heck, we might even be able come out tomorrow…
  2. Support local business and community. If you hire us to clean in April then we in turn can have the funds to support other businesses in our area this spring. It’s kind of like a circle of business life.
  3. People tend to take their shoes off this time of year. Translation? Your carpets stay cleaner longer.
  4. Transform your carpets from dull to dazzling. Okay, okay we’ll admit we can do that any time of the year but it’s still a good reason to call. Besides aren’t some of those winter-time “messes” starting to bug you?
  5. You get a Special Opportunity to get our “SPRING CLEAN” prices.

Click on the “MONTHLY SPECIAL” button for our April offer:

  • 10% OFF carpet cleaning*
  • 10% OFF upholstery cleaning*
  • 10% OFF area rug cleaning*

PLUS you get 33% OFF Carpet Protection!**

*Some restrictions may apply. Minimum charge always applies. Not valid with other offers. ** Must be in combination with carpet cleaning.

 

Joel Jensen

April 25: Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

“Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” is an annual event in the United States and Canada that takes place on the fourth Thursday of April every year. The idea behind the event is to encourage parents to bring their children to work for a day so they can learn about different career options and get a glimpse into what their parents do at work.

The event was created by the Ms. Foundation for Women, a non-profit organization that was established in 1973 to support the advancement of women and girls. The first “Take Our Daughters to Work Day” was held in 1993 and was designed to help girls learn about career opportunities and to encourage them to pursue their dreams.

In 2003, the event was expanded to include boys, and the name was changed to “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” The new name was intended to emphasize the importance of involving all children in the event.

Since its inception, “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” has become a popular annual event, with millions of parents and children participating each year. The event has also expanded to include activities and programs that help children learn about different careers and develop the skills they need to succeed in the workforce.

April 21: Kindergarten Day

This celebration is held on the birth anniversary of Friedrich Froebel, the man who established the first kindergarten in 1837 in Germany. The word means “garden of children,” and reflects Froebel’s belief in the importance of educational growth.

“Children are like tiny flowers; they are varied and need care, but each

is beautiful alone and glorious when seen in the community of peers.”

He believed that children learned about the world through creative activity and play and developed educational games and materials to help them. The first public kindergarten in the United States was started in 1873 in St. Louis, Missouri. Studies by the National Center for Education Statistics indicate that kindergarten improves readiness for school.

 

Peace Lily

Walk (don’t run) to a gym near you

Now that spring is in bloom, most of us are thinking of ways to shed those winter pounds. Of course, one of the best ways to lose weight, and keep it off, is exercise. But before you rush to join a health club, do a little shopping around. Take your time, carefully consider your needs and habits, and keep these points in mind:

  • Local vs. national chains: Local gyms reportedly work harder to retain your membership because they don’t rely on high volume and low-fee sales. They also don’t subject you to confusing promos, long-term deals, and the big discrepancies in membership costs. The advantage of national and regional gyms is their multiple locations, their often cheaper membership dues and wider variety of equipment.
  • Convenience: Regardless of the cost of membership, joining a gym is an expensive outlay if you don’t go. So make sure you choose one that’s close to home or work and has what you’re looking for in terms of amenities and programs.
  • Vibe factor: When you tour a gym, get a sense of how you feel about it. If you’re intimidated by a busy gym crowded with buff bodies, a large club may not be for you.
  • Get the timing down: During the last few days of the month, many gyms come up with various specials to increase membership. Spring is often a good time to find deals: More people head outdoors for exercise, which translates into a slowdown at health clubs.
  • Consider the amenities: Don’t pay for what you probably won’t use. If you don’t swim, stay away from gyms with pools. If you don’t have children, don’t let a gym that provides childcare hit you up with higher dues that include childcare amenities.
  • Beware the personal trainer hook: Many gyms offer two or more free training sessions when you join. But many health experts say that just a few sessions with a personal trainer won’t translate into an individualized workout. To reap benefits from a trainer, you’ll have to do more than just a few sessions.

– Adapted from The (Portland) Oregonian