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BellaVida Bed and Breakfast

Dirty Little Secrets of a Bed and Breakfast

It’s 3:00 o’clock in the afternoon and I’m still in my pajamas. I had planned a million other things to do today, but the sun is hiding behind the clouds. It would be a nice day for a nap, ha, ha, but I am taking advantage of the short, “cool front” and I’m outside washing windows.

Thankfully, I don’t need to worry about a neighbor seeing me in my nighties, nor a surprise visitor (unless a fox is in that category) stopping by because BellaVida is on eight tree-covered acres surrounded by an 8-foot wire fence and a locked gate.  Hence, I am outside cleaning windows in my sleepwear. For a visual, I might as well mention I’m better “covered” than a teenager at a local mall!

Here’s a cleaning hack: I suppose you already know that the main ingredient in purchased window cleaner is water.  I make my own. Here’s a recipe for glass cleaner, though another dirty little secret is you can just use a spray bottle of water and a microfiber cloth to get sparkling windows.

As I’m admiring a clean window, I’m thinking about a video I saw recently titled, “Top Five Things NOT to do at a Bed and Breakfast” and you can view it here if you’re interested.

If you’ve not ever stayed at a Bed and Breakfast, they are quite a treat and a completely different experience than a hotel. Most bed and breakfasts are owner occupied. Steve and I live in private quarters at our “home”, BellaVida Bed and Breakfast. We started this business because we love meeting new people and enjoy hospitality. We want our guests to feel at home or like they are visiting relatives. We interact with our guests while allowing them the privacy or solitude they desire.

There are times Steve is out on the riding lawn mower when a guest arrives and he signals for the gate to automatically open. The guest comes to the house and says, “The gardener let us in.”

Such is the life of a bed and breakfast owner!

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