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    This Value-Priced Stick Vacuum Does The Job…And Well – Forbes - December 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    P11 stick vacuum

    About two months after getting the LG CordZero A9 stick vacuum, which is awesome by the way, my wife went to empty the dust collector. Until that point, I had done all of the emptying. So when she turned it over above our garbage can, she tapped the dust out. What she didnt realize until the next week after garbage collection day was that when she tapped it, the dust separator mechanism fell out of the collector along with the dust, and was hauled away with the rest of our garbage. My bad, I must not have secured it enough the previous time.

    I tried ordering a replacement part, contacting LG from three different angles, but to no avail. I received generic emails from them about appliance repair places across America. All of my phone calls to LG went straight to voicemail and were ignored. I checked several stores that sell the popular vacuum and none sold replacement dust separators or knew of anywhere that did. The machine still works, but now we have to empty the dust bin seriously every minute or two, or else the machine stops working from I suppose dust overflow.

    So instead of pursuing this any further, I got hold of Proscenics new 2-in-1 P11 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner and Mop that has a touch screen display. It looks, feels and performs a lot like the LG, but at half of the cost ($239). Plus, it has the mop that the LG doesnt. It also includes a powerful 450W motor, three adjustable suction modes for hard floors, carpets, pet hair and floor washing. It was a cinch to set up and get started with. And its easy to clean out after each use.

    I admit I hadnt heard of this brand before, but it apparently makes components for the likes of Panasonic, Hitachi, Zojirushi and Philips. All I know is that in full vacuum mode, its a champ at getting our wood floors and carpet clean. Plus it can lay near flat to reach under tables. Honestly, I didnt realize how much of our dogs fur winds up under our TV table, when he cannot even fit under there. But I guess it just swirls around with the breeze of people walking by. I stuck this machine into tight places in its cord-free handheld vacuum configuration, as well. And the touch screen is simple to use, to pivot between auto, energy-efficient and max mode.

    Under auto mode, the suction boosts automatically when the vacuum encounters carpet and then automatically adjusts when back on a hardwood floor you can feel and hear it happen. It features a high efficiency 4-stage HEPA filtration system that effectively captures 99.99% of dust and bacteria ejected while cleaning, locks in small particles without leakage and expels fresh air. Also including an Anti-Hair Wrap feature: The included roller brush tool can cut and remove hair from the brush so that you dont have to. All filter accessories are detachable and washable with water. By the way, it also includes a mini motorized brush that removes dust on beds, sofas and pillows. And it sports a strong magnet self-seeping water tank and mop. Its quick and easy to assemble.

    The P11 charges fully in 2.5 hours and the battery lasts up to an hour. You can see remaining battery life on the screen. A wall mount is also included. It confirms that sometimes value-priced technology can indeed get the job done just as good as the pricier gear. And maybe even better. In this instance, LGs loss is my gain.

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    Zerorez of Puget Sound Helps Businesses and Homes Stay Healthy With Carpet Cleaning and Disinfection Services – Press Release – Digital Journal - December 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Tukwila, WA - Zerorez of Puget Sound is a carpet cleaning company that has thrived over the years in the Greater Seattle Area due to its unique approach to tackling carpet stains, dirt, and debris. With decades of research, the company has developed and patented its approach to carpet cleaning, one that is safe and extends the carpets lifespan while also guaranteeing a cleaner carpet.

    As a company whose primary focus is the health and wellbeing of its customers and the community at large, Zerorez of Puget Sound is proud to remain open during the pandemic to serve the needs of home and business owners who wish to keep their properties clean and free from health-compromising micro-organisms. 10 months ago the company developed a Zero Contact Protocol for its carpet cleaning services to clean safely and has been doing so successfully ever since. There is a reason we have 10,000 reviews from customers with a 4.9/5.0 star average. We take our customer experience and the trust they place in us very seriously, added Anthony Holmes, the Owner of Zerorez of Puget Sound.

    Zerorez of Puget Sound also now offers disinfection services. Describing the need for disinfecting now more than ever, Anthony Holmes said: There has never been a more apparent time than now to have your home or office space disinfected. Zerorez Carpet Cleaning Puget Sound offers a proprietary new zr shield disinfectant service so you can get all your surfaces germ free for up to 90 days.

    Describing the disinfecting service, the representative for the leader among Carpet Cleaning Companies in the area added: Our proprietary zr shield process is a cutting-edge way of eliminating 99.99% of all viruses like Covid-19, bacteria, mold and other germs on high-touch surfaces. There are three steps to our process. First, we treat all surfaces with our patented Powered Water to remove dirt, soil, and grime so our disinfectant can be the most effective. Then we apply an EPA registered disinfectant to clear the surface of contaminants all while wearing proper protective gear. Lastly, we apply zr shield powered by Zetrisil to provide long lasting disinfection. With this full 3 step process, your homes high-touch surfaces will be protected for up to 90 days.

    Zerorez of Puget Sound takes pride in offering credible and affordable services at all times. Residential and commercial property owners can take advantage of its zr shield disinfection service which offers up to 90 days of protection.

    Zerorez of Puget Sound also offers carpet cleaning and additional services like pet odor removal and treatment, air duct cleaning, hardwood floor cleaning, upholstery cleaning, area rug cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, as well as mattress and leather cleaning services.

    Call on Zerorez Puget Sound carpet cleaners by phone at (425) 453-9376 or book a cleaning service via their website. Zerorez of Puget Sound is located at 708 Industry Dr, Tukwila, Washington 98188, US, and can be reached via email at

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    World Janitorial Service Market Report 2020: Growing Commercial Sector and Reduction in Office Vacancy Rates are Acting as Major Drivers for the… - December 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Janitorial Service Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Application (Residential, Commercial), by End Use (Standard Cleaning, Damage Restoration Cleaning), by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027" report has been added to's offering.

    The global janitorial service market size is anticipated to reach USD 322.95 billion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 3.1% from 2020 to 2027.

    The growing commercial sector and reduction in office vacancy rates are acting as major drivers for the market. Increasing the reach of international companies in developing countries is also creating demand for janitorial services.

    As per the CBRE MarketFlash report, the vacancy rate in the U.S. in quarter 1 of 2018 was 13% and in 2020, it was 12.3%, resulting in a decline in the vacancy rate. Moreover, the vacancy rate in quarter 1 of 2010 was over 17%. This aforementioned factor is acting as a major driver for the rise in demand for janitorial services.

    Consumers prefer outsourcing janitorial services owing to cost-effectiveness and ease of management. According to the 'Cleaning Costs and Frequencies Report' published by Contracting Profits, Facility Cleaning Decisions, and BSCAI, 65% of multi-tenant offices, 80% of K-12 schools, 85% of colleges/universities, and 90% of hospitals all have floors mopped daily or multiple times a day. This aforementioned factor is driving demand for janitorial services.

    In terms of application, the commercial segment held the largest share of 90.3% in 2019. The growing commercial sector, coupled with rising workplace wellness, is acting as a driver for higher demand in the commercial sector. Increasing demand from office spaces, commercial complex, healthcare institutes, coupled with educational institutes, federal, state, and local government buildings, and not-for-profit organizations, is fueling the growth of the commercial segment.

    In Japan, the prime Grade A office market in Tokyo was highly active in 2018 owing to increasing demand from corporates on expectations for the country's monetary policy to remain accommodative following the upcoming election. The proportion of high-tech companies in Grade A office had increased from 4% in 2013 to 16% in 2018. In order to maintain the office premises and get this done at a minimum time limit, consumers prefer skillful janitorial services.

    The standard cleaning segment dominated the market with a revenue-based share of 60.9% in 2019. Every operating workplace, factory, institute, retail establishment, and commercial center opt for standard cleaning. Services in standard cleaning include trash removal, dust and detail, restroom cleaning, and carpet cleaning.

    North America dominated the market with a revenue-based share of 27.8% in 2019. The presence of leading corporates and international companies and the growing trend of green product consumption are fueling the demand in the region.

    Janitorial Service Market Report Highlights

    Key Topics Covered:

    Chapter 1. Methodology and Scope

    Chapter 2. Executive Summary

    Chapter 3. Janitorial Services Market Variables, Trends & Scope

    3.1. Market Introduction

    3.2. Penetration & Growth Prospect Mapping

    3.3. Industry Value Chain Analysis

    3.3.1. Sales/Retail Channel Analysis

    3.3.2. Profit Margin Analysis

    3.4. Market Dynamics

    3.4.1. Market Driver Analysis

    3.4.2. Market Restraint Analysis

    3.4.3. Industry Challenges

    3.4.4. Industry Opportunities

    3.5. Business Environment Analysis

    3.5.1. Industry Analysis-Porter's Supplier Power Buyer Power Substitution Threat Threat from New Entrant Competitive Rivalry

    3.6. Roadmap of Janitorial Services Market

    3.7. Market Entry Strategies

    Chapter 4. Consumer Behaviour Analysis

    4.1. Consumer Trends and Preferences

    4.2. Factors Affecting Buying Decision

    4.3. Consumer Application Adoption

    4.4. Observations & Recommendations

    Chapter 5. Janitorial Services Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis

    5.1. Application Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2019 & 2027

    5.2. Residential

    5.3. Commercial

    Chapter 6. Janitorial Services Market: End Use Estimates & Trend Analysis

    6.1. End Use Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2019 & 2027

    6.2. Standard Cleaning

    6.3. Damage Restoration Cleaning

    6.4. Exterior Window Cleaning

    6.5. Floor Care Services

    6.6. Others

    Chapter 7. Janitorial Services Market: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis

    7.1. Regional Movement Analysis & Market Share, 2019 & 2027

    Chapter 8. Competitive Analysis

    8.1. Key global players, recent developments & their impact on the industry

    8.2. Key Company/Competition Categorization (Key innovators, Market leaders, Emerging players)

    8.3. Vendor Landscape

    8.3.1. Key company market share analysis, 2019

    Chapter 9. Company Profiles

    9.1. Company Overview

    9.2. Financial Performance

    9.3. Application Benchmarking

    9.4. Strategic Initiatives

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    Tips to Reach Your Target Audience Using Google Display Advertising by Location – Inc. - December 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Engaging in location targeting withGoogle Adshelps ensure your advertisements show up in the selected geographic locations. This includes specific countries, areas inside a country, a location radius, or specific location groups.

    With this feature, you can concentrate your advertising on areas where you are most likely to find your target customer and limit your ads' appearance in other areas. Once you have found your target audience, you can begin thinking about ways to reach them.

    Some of the best ways to use location targeting are by carefully considering your keywords and considering factors like placement, interest, and demographics. Now, let's dive in to learn more about the specifics of location targeting with Google Ads.


    Localizing your keywords is essential.This means choosing keywords, such as "carpet cleaning," and adding your location. So, your final keywords would be, "carpet cleaning in Las Vegas."Make sure they appear naturally and consider differences in dialect for your target audience. It is smart to select keywords that are relevant to a whole ad group rather than a single ad.

    With Google Ads, you canuse contextual targetingto find audiences interested in your brand. With this, you have a higher likelihood of a conversion.Google can also match your keywords in the display ad campaign to sites with higher conversion rates that provide services and products that are complementary to yours.

    This results in your ad being displayed on websites customers use for searching for things like the services and products you offer. This helps increase your pool of potential consumers while improving the probability of a conversion.

    Placement Considerations

    In the Display Network,which is where you create your Google Ads,you can select certain types of webpages or a specific website for your ads to appear on, along with audiences for your ads.

    It is possible to display your ad oncertain webpages, mobile sites, games, online videos, and apps you choose with this manual placement option. You can also block ads from websites you do not believe are relevant.

    Interest Considerations

    As the name implies, interest targeting lets you show off your ad to people interested in the services and products you offer or those who participate in activities related to your brand.

    There are three interest targeting categoriesthat are preselected by Google. These include:

    Demographic Considerations

    With this, you can reach people who are probably within your chosen parental status, gender, and age demographic group. If you opt to focus on audiences, you will not manually select sites for your ad to appear on.

    As you can see, there are several ways you can use the Google Ad Network to make your products and services show up for people who are more likely to be interested in what you offer. By using these targeted services, you can find more potential leads and generate more conversions.

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    The 12 Best Steam Cleaners, According to People Who Really, *Really* Love Them – PureWow - December 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Best Steam Cleaner for Helping Get Rid of Bed Bugs

    If you didnt come here looking for a steam cleaner to get rid of unwelcome critters in your mattress, feel free to keep scrolling. But if your nights are sleepless because of those tiny pests, this McCulloch Heavy-Duty Steam Cleaner might just be a dream come true. While McCulloch doesnt promote its steam cleaner as a way to get rid of bed bugs, many of its 6,500-plus positive reviews on Amazon include anecdotes about it. For anyone experiencing hell that is bed bugs, here is your sanity, one reviewer wrote, adding, I steam-cleaned every inch of my apartment, every item of clothing, every sock, purse, towelanything non electronic was steamed. Its so high-pressure I got the baseboards, the cracks where they were hiding. I can breathe again. Oh, and it does a pretty killer job of getting rid of stains too.

    $200; $140 AT AMAZON

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    The quick and easy 2 cleaning hack to get rid of stains from carpets – RSVP Live - December 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Carpets in the home look so stylish but they can be a nightmare to maintain.

    Whether its pet hairs or someone dragging their dirty shoes or socks through the room, carpets are tricky to keep clean.

    But there is nothing worse than a spilled stain on a crisp and clean carpet. So annoying and can be a nightmare to remove!

    Thanks to the surge in popularity in cleaning influencers such as Mrs Hinch and Stacey Solomon, homeowners love to hear any tips or tricks that can make cleaning the house an easy task.

    And when one woman asked for advice on how to remove stains from carpets in Facebook group Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips, she was met with a flurry of responses.

    Anything the mum tried so far hadnt worked and was super eager to remove the stain. And from the series of comments, it was clear to see that one household item was a hit with the groups members, who hailed it as a fail-safe way to clean carpets.

    She explained on the page:"My little boy decided to decorate my carpet with a bingo dauber.

    "Ive tried carpet cleaner, vanish, washing powder and hairspray. Its not budging can anyone suggest something else please?

    One wrote: "Nail varnish remover! I use it to get hair dye out carpet."

    A second homeowner agreed, stating: "Nail varnish remover!"

    While a third commented to recommend a different product: "Gentle eye makeup remover! And blot it, dont rub it."

    The mum then updated the post to thank everyone for their advice and said she would give the nail varnish remover a go.

    Nail varnish remover is widely available in supermarkets and pharmacies and retails from as little as 2.

    So next time a spillage or stain occurs on your lovely clean carpet, this tip could be exactly what you need.

    Remember, your carpet doesnt need to be visibly stained for it to be cleaned.

    Ideally, you should have it cleaned professionally once a year.

    You can also maintain it by hoovering twice a week and cleaning any visible stains once they appear.

    If you have pets or children at home, your carpet could benefit from being cleaned up to seven times a week.

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    Cleaning: Mrs Hinch fans share how to clean grimy oven trays with 89p product and coin – Express - December 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Mrs Hinch, also known as Sophie Hinchliffe, is a cleaning sensation who garnered millions of followers on Instagram.

    Fans of hers have created private social media groups where members share valuable cleaning tips.

    Today, a Facebook user posted on a private group: Someone please tell me how to get this c**p off my oven tray?! (Sic)

    They added: As you can see, Ive gone to scrapping it but thats the last thing I want to do!

    READ MORE:How you could burn 10,000 calories by cleaning your house

    One user said: Done mine with a 2p and the pink stuff paste it comes off so easy.

    The user said to cover the tray in paste and then scrape it off with a 2p coin.

    Another said: Pink stuff paste and a scrub daddy.

    Scrub Daddy is a cleaning company which sells sponges in the shape of a smiley face.

    The Pink Stuff cleaning paste can be found in Wilko for 1 or The Range for just 89p.

    The paste claims to be tough on saucepans, cooker tops, sinks, uPVC and barbecues among other things.

    The cleaning product is vegetable oil-based and can be used both inside and outside.

    However, those looking for an even cheaper option, can use bicarbonate of soda mixed with water to form a paste, according to another user.

    The cleaning fan then said to spread the paste on the tray and leave it for approximately 30 minutes before rubbing it off with a cloth.

    Other members of Mrs Hinchs army had other recommendations such as a Elbow Grease spray and The Pink Stuff spray.

    The Pink Stuff spray can be found in Wilkofor 1.

    Elbow Grease can be found in Wilko for 90p.

    While others advised using a steel scourer or a glass scraper to get rid of the grime.

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    How to Clean Every Type of Couch – Reader’s Digest - December 10, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    You know microfiber as the soft, cushy material thats super comfortable to sit on. What you may not know is that its made from a synthetic blend of materials and that your cleaning approach should vary depending on the specific blend.

    According to Melissa Maker, founder of the Canadian housekeeping service Clean My Space, you need to look at the care label or fabric tag for a cleaning code. Those codes are as follows:

    Water-based cleaners could include warm, soapy water to store-bought upholstery-cleaner solutions, says Maker. For solvent, you can use rubbing alcohol by spraying soiled areas, or you can find a solvent-based cleaner specifically for upholstery. If you are using a store-bought cleaner, check that its an upholstery-approved cleaner and make sure to always follow the directions on the package.

    If youre attempting to remove a stain from a microfiber couch, Maker recommends scraping off or blotting the material first. To blot the area(s), use a clean cloth to lift out dirt and stains. After, spray the surface with the solution you need to use, according to the care label.

    But waityoure not done yet. The spot youve treated may look different, and you dont want it to stay that way. To restore the nap (the raised, fuzzy surface) of the fabric, use the scrubby side of a Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge [and] work in a simple S pattern, Maker says. This simple step helps to restore the nap and make your furniture look great.

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    We Tested 7 Handheld Vacuums for Cars and Picked Our Favorites – Car and Driver - November 29, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Jenny RisherCar and Driver

    Our editors are constantly swapping in and out of cars they're evaluating, and sometimes, like most car owners, they leave messes behind. Some are parents whose kids leave behind crumbs from snack time, others are pet owners whose furry friends leave behind follicles embedded in the carpet, and sometimes it's just simple dirt and grime from treks across our home state of Michigan and other parts of the country that get our test vehicles dirty. We're on the hunt for the best way to clean up those messes, so we gathered up seven cordless handheld vacuums from popular brands to see which one we're signing up for duty to get the job done.

    We put the vacuums through five tests: We crushed Cheez-Its and Cheerios to see how well they'd suck up your kid's messesor yours. Our local Petco provided us with a trash bag full of dog hair (no animals were harmed in the evaluation of these vacs) that we rubbed into carpet floor mats. And we used potting soil to imitate dirt and debris that'll get tracked into the car. To test suction power at each vacuum's strongest setting (some have two modes), we filled Ziploc bags with marbles, weighing five grams each, and recorded how many they could pick up. Lastly, we test the sound level of each car we test, so we used the same equipment to see how loud these vacs are.

    Included attachments: hose nozzle, motorized brush, dusting brush, crevice tool

    During our testing of these handheld vacuums, we found that motorized brush tools are the only attachments that can truly pick up deep-seated pet hair, and the Multi Auto comes with one included. We used this vac to clean up debris the other vacs left behind during our tests. Enough said. That's not its only advantage, though. It also has an extending hose nozzleand other helpful included attachmentsthat helps it maneuver in, under, and around seats to find runaway dirt and debris. It also has a user-friendly handle and flashlight to make it even better for using in the car.

    Suction: 41 marbles

    Sound: 80.1 dB

    Included attachments: carpet cleaner, brush and wide nozzle two-in-one tool, crevice tool

    The Dyson's carpet cleaner motorized brush is good for cleaning the house, too, making it the most versatile vacuum we tested, but it isn't as small as the Bissells or the Shark UltraCyclone's brush attachment, making it difficult to use in the car. Lots of scrubbing is required with the other two included attachments to clean everything up, which it does successfully, and in Boost mode (its strongest setting), the battery only lasts about six minutes.

    Suction: 150 marbles

    Sound: 67.6 dB and 76.0 dB

    Included attachments: motorized pet power brush, scrubbing brush, crevice tool

    Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro +

    We give the Shark UltraCyclone a silver medal because of its strong motorized brush attachment, which makes it easy to pick up pet hair and suck up dirt, but it isn't as versatile as the Bissell Multi Auto. The included scrubbing brush makes more of a mess with snacks, and the crevice tool is a bit narrow, though it did an adequate job sucking up snacks and dirt.

    Suction: 52 marbles

    Sound: 77.0 dB

    Included attachments: motorized brush, upholstery tool, crevice tool

    The name says it all. The Pet Hair Eraser is the best handheld vacuum if your pets lose hair like Britney Spears in 2007. However, it's really only good for deleting pet hair, which is why we gave the Shark UltraCyclone Pet Pro+ the second-place trophy. An odd flap in the nozzle makes it hard to suck up food messes, and it failed to pick up any Cheerios.

    Suction: 66 marbles

    Sound: 73.5 dB

    Included attachments: none

    Black+Decker 20V MAX* dustbuster AdvancedClean+

    You seem to always drop french fries and other small snacks in between the seat and center console, right? The DustBuster's extending, thin nozzle is good for getting multi-year-old fries out of there, but you'll likely need to approach from the back seats, and we found that the extender doesn't stay put as well when trying to cram into tight spaces. You'll have to scrub a bit to root out the dirt and debris from the carpet, too, and pet owners should not buy this DustBuster. However, there are models available that come included with a powered pet attachment. At the vac's strongest setting, which only picked up 52 marbles, the battery lasts about 20 minutes.

    Suction: 52 marbles

    Sound: 75.0 dB and 78.4 dB

    Included attachments: duster crevice tool, multi-service pet tool

    We'd recommend this vacuum only if you drive a Smart. Its tank is so small it couldn't even hold an ant's crumbs. Okay, maybe that's an exaggeration, but it's really small. It surprised us with how strong its suction power is, though, picking up 224 marbles, but we were disappointed at how pet hair gets stuck on the bottom of the pet tool and doesn't get sucked up. It looks cool, though.

    Suction: 224 marbles

    Sound: 78.5 dB

    Included attachments: none

    DeWalt Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum

    Even though the DeWalt shop vac has strong suction power, completing the job takes a lot of scrubbing because it has no attachments to help get the job done. The large tank and hose attachment help keep it in the mix, but it wouldn't be our first choice. And it's an awkward shape and expensive.

    Suction: 83 marbles

    Sound: 83.8 dB

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    Gift Guide 2020: What To Get Your Colleagues, Employees, And Clients This Holiday Season – Forbes - November 29, 2020 by Mr HomeBuilder

    16 July 2020, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Giengen an der Brenz: An employee in the production department of ... [+] Margarete Steiff GmbH attaches a "button in the ear", which is the trademark of the Steiff animals, to a soft toy. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa (Photo by Marijan Murat/picture alliance via Getty Images)

    Its that time of the year again! The time for showing appreciation to those who make your life possible or better. Every year, I curate my own list of what to give that special someone in your professional life, whether thats your colleagues, clients or employees. Heres my holiday gift guide from last year and a special edition mini gift guide for this year as well.

    Heres my 2020 list of the best holiday gifts. I am truly hopeful that you will find something for everyone on your list.

    For the Kitchen Maven:

    Tovala: The ultimate countertop oven for the busiest professionals. You can order a variety of Tovala meals or make your own. It steams, bakes, and toasts in one. It can replace the toaster and the microwave.

    Hurom Slow Juicer: Huroms latest H200 Slow Juicer now has an even larger inlet that can fit whole-sized apples. Less prep and less cleaning means more time to enjoy fresh-squeezed juice. Yes, please.

    The Tchibo Coffee Machine: German-engineering launches in America. It is a bean-to-brew machine. No pods needed. An excellent choice for a coffee enthusiast. You can also throw in some holiday blends from Coffee Chicks.

    Jura E8 Coffee Maker: Flat white? Cappuccino? Macchiato? This is a beast of a coffee machine and it really does do it all. This is ideal for everyone in the office...or home office.

    Blue Diamond Cookware: If they love to cook, you cant go wrong with some great finds from Greenpan. These are loved by cooks all over the world. Also in the category is Proclamation Duo which minimizes with two pans and you can get a dozen cooking methods with zero clutter.

    Fiesta Dinnerware: From star shaped candy dishes to colorful pitchers, you are bound to find something to like. Also in the dinnerware category is Poketo with their bamboo dinnerware.

    Taotronics Air Fryer: Great for someone in your life who is trying to eat healthier but still loves the deep-fried texture.

    Espresso Machine by illy and cups: Bright red, this Y3.2 iperEspresso machine makes both espresso and coffee with one touch. It also doesnt take up much space.

    Viking Culinary: I recommend the teapot (comes in three colors) or a reversible wood prep and carving board. Makes prepping and cleaning a breeze.

    Crate&Barrel Fellow Stagg Kettle: Perfect for pour-over style coffee or tea. Doesnt take up much space and looks great. Also available in three different colors.

    Jung Lee Pharos Tea Pot and Mug Set: Even if they are just entertaining for one, this is a lovely piece sure to delight. It has one teapot and comes with two mugs - inspired by the lighthouses of Portugal.

    Smart Garden by edn: dn, a technology company has just relaunched the Wi-Fi powered SmallGarden after selling out three times. Perfect for someone who wants both design and function to help anyone bring nature inside - no green thumb required.

    For the WFH Parent:

    Our GreenHouse Custom Gift Basket: Choose from a variety of organic baskets for the parent on your list. They have lots of choices and you can build one that you know they will love.

    Joolz Stroller: Very compact and perfect for the urban setting. Assembles with ease. Got more than one? Consider the Silver Cross tandem (they also have an adorable doll pram to match). Looking to gift a bassinet? Check out Simmons City Sleeper Bassinet for the latest addition to the family.

    Wild Dough: When you want to give something to keep little hands busy - this is a great gift/stocking stuffer. Also check out The dough Project. Non-toxic dough that lets parents get more done - yes please.

    Nununu Fashion: For the coolest kids you know, these guys make a variety of stylish items from hoodies to hats. Little Sleepies is another celeb favorite for gifting matching pajamas.

    Brusheez: Give the gift of making teeth brushing fun. From bears to giraffes you can choose a character, and you can throw in some non-fluoride Kinder Karex toothpaste to finish it out.

    Motorola WiFi Video Baby Monitor: For parents who need to keep an eye on the little one while on Zoom calls, this is an excellent monitor. Want to throw in something for when the diaper does need changing? Check out Diapertainment. All meant to make parents lives a little easier.

    Wildkin Boots and Nap Mats: Plenty of great options at this little boutique from dinosaur rain boots to nap mats. Want to give shoes? Also check out Ten Little for shoes that fit little feet perfectly.

    Baby Brew Portable Bottle Warmer: The first battery operated bottle warmer. Perfect for parents who enjoy the outdoors with their little one. For more baby gear check out Bokee (the perfect bottle holder), the Tranquilo Baby Soothe Massager (great for fussy babies) and the Busy Baby Mat to help keep them occupied.

    TY Organic Clothing: For 100% organic cotton clothes and accessories, this is a solid brand for gift giving. Need more ideas for those with newborns? Wubbanub for the perfect pacifier friend, and consider the Dreamland Weighted Blanket and WavHello SoundBub White Noise Machine for better sleeping babies (and happier parents.) Hatch also makes some

    Lunni: Get that podcast bug early by helping children listen and craft their own stories. Also check out Yotto Player, a screen free speaker that lets them choose their story. Perfect for those parents who are hoping to limit speaker time while still encouraging technology.

    Lansinoh Pump: Perfect for any nursing mamas as Lansinoh makes an array of items of expecting and new moms. Also on the list is UpSpring with its nursing tanks and more. Davin & Adley is another favorite for nursing mamas along with Kindred Bravely. Want a great gift for an expectant mother, check out the stylish and versatile Bumpsuit for apparel and the most minimalistic diaper bag by Kibou.

    Steiff USA: The original teddy bear maker, there are many great plush toys and collectibles to pick from. In the realm of toys, also check out the HESS Toy Truck (a limited edition), Hat Not Hate Quick Knit Loom kit, and the Mellodees plush character.

    Omakase Skateboard: Something for the big kids. Loaded Boards makes some great skateboards and electric skateboard conversion kits. Perfect for outdoor activities.

    Weezie Robe: Work from home apparel and loungewear is sure to be a big hit with anyone on your list this year, and Weezie makes some great robes. Also, check out Towl for organic towels which is quickly becoming a celeb favorite. In the apparel category, I highly recommend Felina Loungewear, Terez Activewear, JJ Winks for loungewear and sleepwear, and you cant go wrong with pajamas from Room Service or BedHead.

    For The Outdoorsy Traveler:

    Ogio Pace 25 Backpack: This backpack is made with luggage grade ballistic nylon, one of the most durable soft materials in the backpack and luggage world. Easy to go from #wfh to outdoor dining. Also, in this category, check out REIs Beyonder Weekender Bag. Easy to carry and has a removable roll-top pouch for dirty clothes. Pack more in with packing cubes from Paravel.

    Duluth Trading Company Canvas Bag: Water-resistant bottom and a cotton canvas make it ideal for any type of trek. For something more custom, check out Rafi Nova where the no two bags are exactly the same. Want a laptop bag which combines leather and canvas, Yaya & Co may be more your speed. On the spectrum of even more chic, you can check out options from Gale and Hayes and Ora Delphine.

    MoonShade: A portable vehicle awning thats perfect for the person on your list who loves camping and hiking. Throw in a GroupHug solar panel which lets them keep their phone charged no matter where they go. Or, a Voormi blanket for keeping warm and dry outdoors.

    For The Fitness Enthusiast:

    Lifepro Treadmill: This is the perfect gift for your client who has been missing the gym and wants to workout from home. Equipped with a built in speaker system and digital interface that tracks speed, time, distance and pulse as well as auto incline features, this apparatus is a sleek addition to any home. To maximize floor space, Pacer is built with a hydraulic mechanism that allows the machine to fold almost completely in half while remaining upright. Want something more mini? Lifepro also makes an awesome massage gun ideal for training and muscle recovery.

    Cubii Pro: A seated compact elliptical ideal for your work-from-home employees. It features 8 levels of resistance and is bluetooth-enabled with the Cubii app to track stats, share, and compete with other Cubii users (also syncs with Fitbit, Apple Healthkit and Apple Watch). Minimal assembly required (27lb unit can be assembled in under 5 mins; screwdriver included).

    Backbridge: An invisalign for the spine, this has five levels to ease posture back to normal by decompressing the spine and improving circulation. Great way to get some stretches in. Also, check out The Back Thing, a simple but functional chair cushion made to provide lumbar support.

    FitFighter: A steelhose which combines a dumbbell, kettlebell, sandbag, and sledgehammer in one. It comes with an iOS training app, and you can even customize with your logo.

    Spryng Active Compression Therapy: A wireless, pneumatic compression wrap that relieves aches, speeds recovery, and improves performance. It doesnt matter if they spent hours in a cubicle or just finished a marathon, it is bound to be a gift they use and appreciate.

    HidrateSpeak Steel Smart Water Bottle: The perfect gift for someone who has trouble getting enough water in their day. It has an LED smart sensor which flows to remind you when it is time to drink and for the very data minded, you can even track how much water youve had using the Hidrate app.

    For the Insomniac:

    ChiliSleep: ChiliSleep promotes achieving restful sleep through a temperature-controlled sleep system. It comes with a reversible, hydro-powered Chili Cool Mesh Pad, thermal regulating control unit(s) and a remote to conveniently adjust bed temperature. Utilizing hydropower, this sleep solution lets the user set their ideal temperature. They can even use the app to auto-set the temperature before getting into bed.

    NuWave OxyPure Smart Air Purifier: This is a great gift for any allergy sufferers or anyone who struggles to breathe easy. The purifier has a HEPA/Carbon filter and traps allergens, odors, and airborne bacteria. Your recipient will definitely sleep better.

    Layla Weighted Blanket: An easily washable blanket that still delivers the comfort youd expect from a weighted blanket. They also make a great pillow from copper fibers. For more weighted blankets, this time with removable covers, check out Luxome. In the pillow category, also check out Pluto Pillow, which lets you gift it, and the recipient gets to customize what works for them.

    Hatch Sound Machines: Hatch Restore actually combines a smart light, sound machine, sunrise alarm, wind-down meditations, and an alarm clock all into one easy-to-use bedside device. Like a soothing sound machine - but for adults. Throw in some deep sleep pillow spray by ThisWorks to round it out.

    Bubbly Belle: An aromatherapy diffuser with plenty of essential oils to choose from. Ideal for clients and vendors alike.

    For the Home Office Dweller:

    Yeedi K650 Robot Vacuum: This robot vacuum is designed expressly for busy, work-from-home pet owners and families in need of an effective and convenient automated cleaning solution. It features a unique Quiet Mode that can be activated at the touch of a button, so they can hop on important conference calls or let the baby sleep without sacrificing on cleanliness. A tangle-free silicon main brush eliminates the need to clean out messy pet and human hair tangles. Also in this category, the Roomba i3 automatic dirt disposal which self-cleans and empties itself for up to sixty days.

    The EdgeDesk: A really unique desk which looks and functions more like a massage chair and canvas in one. To be more precise, it is an all-in-one chair, desk and easel in one. It is designed for small spaces ranging from urban apartments to outdoors. It is lightweight, fully adjustable, comes fully assembled, sets up in less than 30-seconds and folds down to just six inches for easy storage without any tools.

    Como Audio Duetto: Perfect for your colleague who loves music. This is a two channel speaker system which lets you stream music, listen to internet radio and to your files on a smart device, all in one simple system. It looks as great as it sounds.

    BISSELL SpinWave Robot: Wet and dry robotic vacuum which provides two ways to clean. Use it in dry vacuuming mode to collect pet hair, dirt and other debris on carpet, area rugs and hard floors. When used in wet mopping mode, the mop pads and cleaning solution work together to scrub floors clean. For those with pets, they also make a Pet Stain Eraser PowerBrush Portable Carpet Cleaner. Perfect for your colleague who just got a new puppy.

    Elephant in a Box Sofa: A functional piece of furniture makes a great gift and this one is actually a working sofa where a desk pops out from the armrest. This is perfect for your partner who is trying to do more with less space.

    JWDA Concrete Table Lamp: A very chic and sure to impress lamp for any desk. TRNK NYC has some other great office accessories as well, including the perfect pinboard for vision boarding a better 2021!

    Happy gift-giving.

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    Gift Guide 2020: What To Get Your Colleagues, Employees, And Clients This Holiday Season - Forbes

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