10 Things to Be Thankful For This Fall

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year, and you’ll enjoy it even more if you can muster up a few moments to be thankful for what you have. This season offers a lot of opportunities to focus on gratitude, such as pumpkin patches and corn mazes, football games and leaf peeping, getting together with family and friends, and taking in the gorgeous reds, oranges, yellows, and greens of nature around you. Here are 10 things to be thankful for this fall. Here at Plan B: Cleaning, we hope this list inspires you to slow down, and really focus on grace and gratitude!

1) Enjoying the changing of fall leaves

The leaves changing color is one of the most beautiful things about fall. Every year, it’s like Mother Nature is putting on a colorful show just for us. And it’s something we can enjoy for free! Just take a walk outside and look up. You’ll see reds, oranges, yellows, and browns all mixed together in a gorgeous display.

2) Catching up with friends and family

Friends and family are the best part of fall. There’s nothing like spending time with the people you love, whether you’re picking apples together or simply enjoying a nice meal. The cooler weather is also a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer.

Take some time to go the extra mile and show gratitude to your loved ones! Everyone loves to feel appreciated every once in a while. You can write a “thank you” note, treat them to coffee, or anything else that comes to mind!

3) Switching from summer clothes to warm sweaters

There’s nothing like the feeling of pulling on a cozy sweater after a long summer of sweltering heat. Fall fashion is so comfy and cozy – you can finally put away those light, airy summer clothes and break out the boots and scarves. Speaking of boots, there’s nothing like a good pair of fall boots to complete your outfit. Whether you’re looking for something practical to trudge through the leaves in, or something stylish to wear out on the town, there’s a boot out there for you. Just put on your favorite sweater, and bundle up with hats, scarves, and mittens if you need to. Even if you are not a fan of layers, it is a good time to appreciate the warmth of your clothes and be thankful for all that is in your closet!

4) The aroma of fall scented candles

When it comes to fall scents, there are a few that stand out. One of the most popular is the smell of pumpkin spice. This scent can be found in candles, air fresheners, and even some food and drinks. Another popular fall scent is the smell of cinnamon. This spice is often used in baking, so it’s no surprise that it’s a popular scent for candles and other home fragrance products. There are also some less traditional fall scents that are becoming more popular, like the smell of wood smoke or even tobacco. Whatever your favorite fall scent is, there’s sure to be a candle or other product that can help you enjoy it all season long! It is a good time to slow down, smell the candle, and be thankful for your sense of smell so you can enjoy unique scents this fall, as well as throughout the year!

5) The endless fall goodies

Fall is the best season for baked goods. There’s pumpkin bread, apple pie, and caramel apples. Not to mention all of the leftover Halloween candy. What’s not to love? Be appreciative of these ingredients, these treats, and whoever gets or bakes them for you!

6) Thanksgiving activities

Thanksgiving is a great time to catch up with loved ones and make new memories. From turkey and stuffing to pumpkin pie, there are so many amazing dishes to enjoy on Thanksgiving. Different families have different traditions and cuisines for this day, but we can all be thankful for this opportunity to be surrounded by good food, good friends, and family!

7) Catching up on all your favorite shows

We all know that feeling of catching up on our favorite shows. You know, when you finally have some free time and you can just sit down and chill out in front of the TV. It’s the best.

8) Football season

Speaking of TV, sports are starting back up again! Football season is just around the corner. There’s nothing like watching a good game on the couch with friends and family. Check out your favorite team’s schedule and see if you can get tickets for any games! Either way, the football, food, and friends add up to a great ambiance!

9) Winter is here soon and more holidays

After fall, we still have weather and festivities to look forward to. That is the beauty of seasons changing and time passing! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve, and so on, it is time to be thankful for such events and their significance. Of course, this includes dressing up, eating well, and spending time with loved ones!

10) A clean home for the fall

Be thankful for your home! But, you know what would make it better? If it was cleaner! Contact us and schedule a weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleaning! We offer recurring cleaning services, as well as one-time cleaning services. Look forward to a clean home, be thankful for a clean home!

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Contact Us! You do the holiday decorating, we’ll do the cleaning! If you are looking to hire a cleaning service to treat yourself or your loved ones this holiday season, you know who to call!

We recommend signing up for a one-time, weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleaning service with Plan: B Cleaning. This will give you the time to do what you love most and enjoy the holiday festivities in Fishers, Indiana. Plan: B Cleaning serves the Hamilton County area in Indiana, including Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Fortville, and Geist. Call today to set up your cleaning service at (317) 572-8515 or visit our website at


Diwali – The Festival of Lights: Significance & Celebrations

Diwali is an annual festival that takes place on the new moon day that follows the Hindu month of Kartik, which lands in October or November of each year. The date changes each year, based on the Hindu calendar. This South Asian holiday is also known as the festival of lights, and it celebrates one of the most significant events in Hindu mythology. However, the festivities don’t stop there. Some key elements of Diwali, nicknamed the festival of lights, include lights, sweets, colors, dances, love, and of course – cleanliness. Plan: B Cleaning wishes you and your family a Happy Diwali as we strive to embrace diversity in Fishers, Indiana, and the nearby areas we serve. Check out this blog for more information regarding the significance and celebration of Diwali, as well as more cleaning tips!

Significance of Lights

Lights are an important part of Diwali celebrations. Light is said to be a representation of good over evil. The story goes that when Lord Rama returned home from exile after defeating Ravana, the people of Ayodhya lit diyas, special lamps, and candles, to guide his way back home. Lighting lamps is also a way of welcoming Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, into the homes. The light of the lamp is said to chase away darkness and ignorance while bringing in the good. Often, those who celebrate Diwali decorate the inside and outside of their homes with string lights, tea lights, candles, and more. They enjoy watching fireworks in the sky, as well as hand-held sparklers together.

Significance of Colors

In India, colors have always played a significant role in culture and tradition. They are believed to represent different aspects of life. For example, white is associated with purity and cleanliness. And during Diwali, the Festival of Lights, people decorate their homes with white lights to signify the triumph of good over evil. Furthermore, they use colored powder to make mandalas and other festive shapes like flowers, peacocks, om symbols, and more. These colorful decorations are made inside the homes’ floors as well as outside, on the doorsteps and entrances!

Significance of Dance and Performances

Another important aspect of the festival is the traditional Indian dances. Talented dancers will tell the tales of Hindu mythology through their dance movements, formations, and facial expressions. They often also wear intricate costumes. And at parties, anyone can dance to have a good time! These dances are another way to express joy and happiness and to symbolize the victory of good over evil. The dance is also a way to connect with the Hindu gods and goddesses. The traditional Indian dance is an important part of the Diwali festival, and it is a beautiful way to celebrate the light, cleanliness, and good that is at the heart of the festival.

Significance of Sweets & Gifts

Sweets and gifts are a significant part of most holidays! One of the key aspects of Diwali is the giving of traditional sweets and gifts. This is a way to show your loved ones how much you care for them and to also spread the spirit of happiness and goodwill. So if you are celebrating Diwali this year, be sure to give your friends and family plenty of sweets and gifts! Sweets and gifts also play an important role in Diwali puja or worship. The giving of sweets and gifts is a way to honor the deities and express gratitude for blessings throughout the year.

Significance of Love and Unity

Diwali is a time when people come together to celebrate the triumph of good over evil and enjoy the festivities in the company of their loved ones. The festival is for gathering with family, and also a time for making new friends and reuniting with old ones. Love and unity are celebrated between families, friends, and the culture as a whole.

Significance of Cleanliness

The significance of cleanliness and newness in Diwali celebrations is twofold. First, Hindus believe that Goddess Lakshmi, the deity of wealth and prosperity, only visits clean homes. So, in order to welcome her into their homes, Hindus clean and decorate their homes beforehand. Secondly, Hindus believe that cleanliness and newness represent a fresh start or a new beginning. Therefore, by cleaning and decorating their homes for Diwali, Hindus are hopeful that the goddess will bless them with a prosperous new year. They celebrate by cleaning and decorating and also wearing new, beautiful clothes. This cleanliness and newness is the perfect way to celebrate and ring in the Hindu new year.

If you would like to deep clean your home for the auspicious occasion of Diwali, you know who to call!

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We recommend signing up for a one-time, weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleaning service with Plan: B Cleaning. This will give you the time to do what you love most and enjoy the holiday festivities in Fishers, Indiana. Plan: B Cleaning serves the Hamilton County area in Indiana, including Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Fortville, and Geist. Call today to set up your cleaning service at (317) 572-8515 or visit our website at


Plan Blessing: Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Do you know someone who would appreciate a free house cleaning service? If so, we’re here to show our support. Through this October (National Down Syndrome Awareness Month), our team at Plan: B Cleaning wants to show our love and support to our local community by offering free housecleaning services to families with children that have been diagnosed with Down syndrome. We believe that this will not only offer an opportunity to bless a family in need but will also provide us the opportunity to better support our local community here in Indiana.

The importance of raising down syndrome awareness

Down syndrome is one of the most common chromosomal conditions and occurs in about 1 out of every 800 births. When individuals with Down syndrome are given opportunities to live, learn and work, they can be successful contributors to society. It’s important for people to understand that this isn’t a disorder but a genetic condition that manifests differently for each person who has it. It’s often incorrectly considered a mental handicap because people don’t know how much these individuals can achieve if provided the opportunity. We want our community members to know that there are many ways we’re supporting awareness month by providing free housekeeping services for a nominee in need during October!

What is Plan: Blessing?

Plan B Cleaning dedicates itself to service the communities we provide by providing free cleanings for those who need it most. During this tough time, we want to demonstrate love and support. A clean house will not fix life’s problems, but it does have the ability to convey love and show support during a tough season. Plan Blessing includes free cleaning services for those in need in our communities. During the month of October, we provide families with a free cleaning in respect of Down Syndrome awareness. Plan Blessing is offered to all individuals who are in need of an extra hand during difficult times. Our hope is that through the power of cleanliness and hospitality, love and encouragement will shine through the difficult days.

What does the free cleaning service include?

A Plan B Clean includes a deep cleaning and light refresh, such as dusting, vacuuming, kitchen cleanup, bed making, bathroom tidy-up, and window washing. We want to serve the communities we provide services to by offering a free cleaning service during this month of down syndrome awareness. You cannot completely repair problems that have fallen on you by making your home clean. But having a spotless home can create peace of mind, and it shows love and support to someone you’re doing your best to take care of. We want to take care of you and let you take care of what matters.

Benefits of a clean home

A clean home can help relieve stress, improve your mood and increase your self-esteem. It also reduces the risk of accidents and will keep your family healthy by reducing dust mites and other harmful particles in the air. But most importantly, a clean house is a comforting place for children with developmental disorders like down syndrome to go home to after school. We want them to know that their home always welcomes them with open arms. And we want their parents to know that our team at Plan: B Clean has taken care of their house while they have been busy taking care of them.

Nominate a loved one for a free cleaning service

Nominate a loved one for a free cleaning for our Plan: Blessing this October. We want to support families and the communities we provide services to by providing them with a clean house. Plan: B Cleaning believes that the power of a clean house will not fix life’s problems but it does have an undeniable power to show love and support during a hard season. If you or anyone you know needs a little help getting their home clean, please fill out the form below and one of our team members will be in touch soon!

Help make a difference in our community

At Plan: B, we feel like it is part of our responsibility to support others in our community and make a difference. Help us make a difference today by nominating a family you know with a family member who has down syndrome. Together, we can strengthen our community and continue to look after one another. To nominate someone, please fill out the form via our and click submit. The more nominations we receive, the more people we can bless. Thank you for being a part of our effort to support our local community.


The Best Move In, Move Out Cleaning in Town

No matter where you live, moving in or out of an apartment or house can be extremely stressful, to say the least. You’ve got to figure out where you’re going to live, pack your things and move them, and then unpack everything when you get there. This process can be even more difficult if you already have a home that needs cleaning before your move-in date, but not enough time to clean it yourself.

Don’t fear, Plan B Cleaning is here! Move-in, move-out cleaning is one of our specialties. We are happy to help you and take these extra chores off of your plate as you’re preparing to move. We understand the stresses that come with moving, and do not want cleaning to be one of them!

Keep on reading to see how we make the move-in, move-out, and cleaning process effective and efficient for everyone in Hamilton county and beyond!

We are reliable.

First and foremost, we are reliable and won’t flake on you at the last minute when you need cleaning the most. We will show up and show out, ready to go. Our cleaning team will be punctual and prepared with the appropriate cleaning supplies and their biggest smiles.

We are flexible.

Moving date got changed? We are always willing to work with your schedule and offer lots of flexibility. The further in advance you are able to let us know, the more likely we are to be able to reschedule your cleaning for a more convenient time.

We are attentive.

Finally, we are attentive. Our team is repeatedly complimented and praised for their attention to detail and mindfulness. Have an important meeting or phone call? Let us know so we can wait to vacuum! Have a pet? No worries, we love puppy kisses.

Check out our checklist!

Plan: B can clean between 500 and 600 square feet of space per hour. What we clean well when we clean your home:

  • Dusting: High (ceiling areas and walls)/low (baseboards) dust-remove cobwebs; Surface dusting-all flat surfaces hand-wiped with a microfiber towel
  • Floors: Vacuum carpets: Sweep and wet mop floors hard surface floors with a ph Neutral cleaner
  • Walls: Mirrors & pictures left clean and shiny
  • Trash: Trash removed and relined with plastic bags
  • Kitchen: Disinfect and Sanitize countertop, stovetop, outside/top of the fridge, and inside microwave; Sink is disinfected and left clean; Sweep and wet mop the floors with Microfiber Mops.
  • Disinfect, sanitize and wash all showers, tubs, commodes, and sinks; Sweep and mop the floor.

When we clean your house, we want to make you happy with our best house cleaning services imaginable!

Our best house cleaning services guarantee you that when we make a mistake, we re-clean any area of your concern. That’s our promise and our guarantee. This is a comprehensive 100% House Cleaning Satisfaction Guarantee because you deserve it!


Check out these testimonials to back us up!

From a mom of two… “Lisa and Katana are the BEST. We started using Plan B Cleaning after having our second child and realizing we needed help with house cleaning. They pay attention to the details and do such a great job. We’ve used a few companies before for one-time cleans and have never been this happy with the results. Thank you so much for making my life a little easier!!!” – Lily Shogren

From a perfectionist… “I found Plan B to be quite prompt and thorough. The owners, Debbie and Ben, are extremely conscientious and professional; their teams are well trained. They ensure that their clients are satisfied, which is amazing since my husband and I are perfectionists! If there would ever a problem, I have every confidence that they would make it right. We trust them with our current home, and I will not hesitate to hire them for cleaning and prep our new home before and after move-in. Thanks, Plan B, for holding yourselves to higher standards! Your integrity has set your business apart in your industry.” LJH

From a loyal customer… “We have enjoyed Plan B’s house cleaning services for . . . gosh . . . I don’t know how long. 2 years, maybe? Regardless, our carpets, hardwood, cabinets, appliances, bathrooms, closets, etc have received a lot of love over that time, thanks to Plan B. When we occasionally request special attention to items that can use a little extra scrubbing, they don’t balk. Today, Tiffany and Nyhle went above and beyond by giving a little extra love to baseboards and photo frames. Plan B is our Plan A.” – Jeff Bugher

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Contact Us! As you’re packing boxes and moving furniture around, you may realize that your home could use a deep cleaning!

We recommend signing up for a one-time, weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleaning service with Plan B Cleaning. This will give you the time to do what you love most and enjoy the fall festivities in Fishers, Indiana. Plan: B Cleaning serves the Hamilton County area in Indiana, including Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Fortville, and Geist. Call today to set up your cleaning service at (317) 572-8515 or visit our website at


6 Things You Need to Add to Your Cleaning Checklist

When was the last time you dusted the top of your refrigerator? When was the last time you mopped the floor of your garage? These are just two of many things that might fall through the cracks when it comes to household cleaning, but they shouldn’t be neglected because they can create health hazards if left unclean. By adding these eight cleaning jobs to your regular cleaning routine, you can ensure that your home stays clean, germ-free, and safe at all times. Check out 6 things you may be missing, that Plan B Cleaning recommends you give some extra attention to!

1) Computer keyboard and other devices

A keyboard is one of the dirtiest places in your home, and it’s full of germs. A study by the University of Arizona found that computer keyboards have more germs than toilet seats. Yuck! So it’s important to clean your keyboard regularly to prevent the spread of illness. Here are some tips for keeping your keyboard as clean as possible:

  • Keep your desk or workstation neat so you can find things when you need them.
  • Make sure you wipe down all surfaces with antibacterial wipes on a regular basis.
  • Get into the habit of using disposable gloves when touching anything that might be dirty, such as wiping up spills on your desk or using the bathroom.
  • Get a keyboard cover or mat to reduce the dust piling up. Regularly use compressed air (or a vacuum) to remove dust and debris from between the keys.
  • To keep food off your keyboard, get an elevated mousepad.

While you’re at it, you may want to wipe down all of your devices with screen cleaning wipes. We are always touching our devices, even between meals. Plus, we hold our phones up to our face, so the dirt and germs can easily transfer to our skin, mouth, and so on. Hence, it is so important to wipe down the devices, chargers, and cables that we are always using. Just think about it – we use these items nearly every day, but how frequently do we clean them?

2) Door knobs

You might not think to clean your door knobs, but they are actually one of the dirtiest things in your home. Door knobs are constantly touched by dirty hands, and they can easily become covered in bacteria. Plus, if you have pets, their fur can also transfer onto door knobs. To keep them clean, simply wipe them down with a disinfectant wipe or a cloth dampened with soapy water. Or spray some disinfectant on a rag and then scrub the knob. But don’t forget about other parts of your home! You should also make sure to get your doorknobs, light switches, toilet handles, bathroom sinks, refrigerator handles, and more all scrubbed down too!

3) Microwave & Refrigerator

Most people don’t realize how important it is to clean their microwave. Not only does it get used multiple times a day, but it also accumulates a lot of dirt, grime, and food particles. Over time, this can lead to bad smells, poor performance, and even dangerous bacteria growth. That’s why it’s important to give your microwave a good cleaning every few months.

Most people think to clean the refrigerator when they see spills or when it’s time to do a deep clean of the kitchen. But you should be cleaning your fridge more often than that! At least once a week, you should wipe down the shelves and dispose of any expired products. A build-up of bacteria can cause food poisoning, so it’s important to keep your fridge clean. Plus, expired items can cause odors and also take up unnecessary space.

4) Trash Can

Let’s face it, your trash can is one of the dirtiest places in your home. It’s full of germs and bacteria, and it’s just plain gross. So, it’s important to clean it regularly. Here’s how:

  1. Empty the trash can and remove any liner or bag.
  2. Wash the inside of the trash can with hot, soapy water.
  3. Rinse the trash can with clean water and dry it with a clean towel or paper towel.
  4. Once the trash can is dry, add a new liner or bag.
  5. Repeat this process once a week or as needed.

Add citrus peels or a couple of drops of essential oil at the bottom of the bag to prevent odor.

5) Washing machine lint trap filter

Most people don’t realize that their washing machine has a lint trap filter that needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. A lint trap filter helps to prevent lint and other debris from clogging up your washing machine and causing it to break down. Over time, the lint trap filter can become clogged with lint and other debris, which can reduce the efficiency of your washing machine and cause it to break down. To clean your washing machine’s lint trap filter, simply remove it from the washing machine and rinse it off with warm water. You can also scrape with an old toothbrush. You should also clean the area around the lint trap filter to ensure that there is no build-up of lint or other debris.

6) Bedding

Our bedding sees a lot of action. We sweat in it, we shed skin cells in it, and we even drool on it while we sleep. That’s why it’s important to wash our bedding regularly. At least once a week, strip your bed and wash all the sheets, pillowcases, and blankets in hot water and detergent. If you have an extra-large bed or you’re washing an expensive comforter, separate them into two loads so they get washed separately from smaller items like sheet sets.

If you may be too busy, try to still change out your pillowcase weekly. Sheets can still last biweekly.

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Contact Us! As you’re thinking about the last time you cleaned these things, you may realize that your home could use a deep cleaning!

We recommend signing up for a one-time, weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleaning service with Plan B Cleaning. This will give you the time to do what you love most and enjoy the fall festivities in Fishers, Indiana. Plan: B Cleaning serves the Hamilton County area in Indiana, including Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Fortville, and Geist. Call today to set up your cleaning service at (317) 572-8515 or visit our website at


5 Tips to Decorate Your Home This Fall

Time flies and the autumn season is almost upon us! As the leaves start to change color and fall off the trees, it’s time to add some seasonal touches to your home. These seasonal touches will focus on each aspect of Autumn to ensure all of your senses are satisfied, from seeing, to tasting and feeling! Here are five tips from Plan B Cleaning to help you decorate your home this fall.

1) Fall Colors

One of the easiest ways to change up your home’s look for fall is by adding a pop of color. You can do this in a few different ways, such as adding a colorful throw blanket to your couch or swapping out your hand towels for ones with fall colors. Another way to incorporate fall colors into your decorating is by using some seasonal accents and furniture. For example, you might swap out your bedding set for one that has leaves on it or replace your lamps with ones that have a darker hue than usual.

2) Fall Scents

The first step to getting your home ready for fall is to add a touch of pumpkin spice. You can do this by burning scented candles, diffusing essential oils, or baking something delicious. Take a trip to Bath and Body Works for candles, or you can also explore the world of essential oils on sites like Young Living. Also, don’t forget the most important part of fall scents: food! Stock up on all of your favorite seasonal goodies so you can enjoy them all season long. Whether it’s pumpkin pie, cinnamon apple crisps, or just a good cup of coffee, these snacks will leave your stomach and your nose satisfied.

3) Fall Weather

As the weather cools down and the leaves start to change color, it’s the perfect time to cozy up your home for fall. Here are a few tips to get you started:
1. As suggested before, create a warm ambiance by lighting candles in scents like pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and vanilla.
2. Set up your fireplace.
3. Invest in a weighted blanket and soft throw pillows.

These few things will keep you warm and cozy as it gets darker and colder outside.

4) Fall Accents

Fall accents really bring the outside season into your home! Adding wreaths and garlands is an easy way to add some fall flare. You can find these items at most craft stores or even make them yourself. You can pick fall foliage, like colorful leaves, sunflowers, berries, and so on. Adding some pumpkins, either real or fake, is also a great way to decorate for the fall season. You can put them on your porch, in your windows, or even inside your home. The pumpkins will last through Thanksgiving, as well! The hardest part about this project is deciding which pumpkins you want to buy! There are so many different styles, sizes, shapes, etc. The perfect pumpkin may be waiting for you just around the corner! For example, one popular place for buying pumpkins is Trader Joe’s. They have pre-cut ones that are already cleaned out and ready to go, but they also have bigger ones if you want something more exciting (and filling!). If you’re looking for a little more decoration than the average pumpkin, I suggest checking out Five Below. They have such cute seasonal decor at an affordable price. But remember, as your local cleaners, we have to advise you to be mindful of your purchases here. Only buy things that you will want to store away for next year and reuse – do not create clutter!

5) Fall Festivities

One of the best things about fall is all the fun activities that come along with it. From corn mazes and pumpkin patches to Halloween parties and hayrides, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And what better way to get into the spirit of the season than by decorating your home with some festive fall décor? Here are 5 tips to get you started

1. Ditch the bright lights in favor of soft shades like amber or gold. The softer light will give your house a warm glow that feels cozy.
2. Replace floral arrangements with pumpkins, gourds, and foliage like ivy or cedar boughs.
3. Instead of using faux flowers, try using real leaves as decoration around window sills or tablescapes.
4. Try painting a few wooden spoons with enamel paint (for example orange) then lay them out on an old window screen laid flat on your lawn–it’ll make an easy yet elegant focal point!
5. Halloween decorations: spider webs, scary jack o’lanterns, and whatever else floats your boat would be great to add to both your home and front porch.

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Contact Us! As you’re preparing your home with fall decorations, you may realize that your home could use a deep cleaning!

We recommend signing up for a one-time, weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleaning service with Plan B Cleaning. This will give you the time to do what you love most and enjoy the fall festivities in Fishers, Indiana. Plan: B Cleaning serves the Hamilton County area in Indiana, including Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Fortville, and Geist. Call today to set up your cleaning service at (317) 572-8515 or visit our website at


Fun Ways to Spruce Up Your Front Porch on a Budget

When you need to spruce up your front porch, it can seem overwhelming when you realize how many options are available and how much money you may need to spend in order to make your house look like you want it to. However, that doesn’t mean you have to spend lots of money or do everything at once; instead, it helps to focus on the things that really matter most and have the biggest impact, whether it’s painting or planting flowers, or adding some other decoration or functionality that makes your home more enjoyable and inviting. Here are some fun ways, recommended by Plan B Cleaning, to spruce up your front porch on a budget!

Provide outdoor seating

A great way to spruce up your porch is to provide comfortable outdoor seating for your guests. You can find inexpensive lawn chairs or an outdoor couch at most home improvement or home furniture stores. For a more unique look, try shopping at yard sales or thrift stores for vintage furniture. Add some colorful cushions and pillows to make your seating area more inviting. You could even hang a hammock for people to enjoy on sunny days. If you have an open space in front of your house, consider adding a sitting wall. Create an intimate space by planting climbing vines along the edge of the sitting wall so that they will eventually grow up and cover it entirely.

Add a wreath to your door

A wreath is an easy way to add some seasonal flair or personalization to your front porch. You can buy them pre-made, or get creative and make your own. The wreaths can feature anything seasonal, like sunflowers for summer, poinsettias for Christmas, easter eggs for spring, and pumpkins for Halloween. Additionally, if you want to invest in just one wreath that you can use year-round, you can get your last name or the first letter of your last name, as well as a sports team logo. For a budget-friendly option, try using items you already have around the house, like greenery from your yard or old holiday decorations.

New plants and flowers

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to decorate your front porch is with new plants and flowers. You can pick up some fun-shaped pots at your local home improvement store and plant your favorite flowers in them. Adding some greenery to your porch will make it feel more inviting. If you want to add some height and color to your porch, consider adding a trellis or arbor for climbing vines like morning glory or jasmine. There are plenty of flowering vines that don’t need much sun and are perfect for porches as well as other flowers that love shade like hydrangea and bearded iris.

If you have room in your yard, why not use it? Potted plants or shrubs create an attractive space in which you can enjoy fresh air and greenery without much effort. Some potted plants that are low maintenance include philodendrons, crotons, boxwoods, bayberry bushes, and ligustrum shrubs. These make great options if you don’t have much time or experience gardening. Plant herbs: An herb garden can be an inexpensive project but will provide fresh herbs for cooking all year long – one of the best investments you’ll ever make!

Add a bird feeder

Bird feeders are a great way to add some color and life to your front porch. Not only will birds flock to your yard, but you’ll also get to enjoy watching them from the comfort of your own home. Plus, adding a bird feeder is a great way to attract other wildlife like squirrels and rabbits. If you’re on a budget, you can find bird feeders at most dollar stores or big box stores.

Add lighting

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to add some curb appeal to your home is by adding outdoor lighting. You can find solar lights at most home improvement stores and they are very easy to install. Simply stick them into the ground and let the sun do the rest! Line your front walkway, porch steps, or even your driveway for a pretty and practical way to light up your home at night. Be sure to keep these lights low enough so that they don’t obstruct drivers’ views.

Use bright paint colors

A fresh coat of paint is one of the quickest and easiest ways to give your porch a facelift. And, using bright colors will help create a cheery and welcoming atmosphere. To add even more curb appeal, consider painting your front door in a bold hue.

Add wind chimes

There’s something so calming about the sound of wind chimes. And they can be such a fun addition to your porch decor! You can find them in all sorts of colors and styles, so it’s easy to find the perfect ones for your space. Wind chimes are another thing you can thrift to find a more unique and affordable option. Plus, they’re relatively inexpensive, so you can deck out your porch without breaking the bank!

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Decorating your porch is important for making it feel like your own personal oasis. It should be a place where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors with friends and family! If you need help maintaining a clean porch and clean home, Plan B Cleaning has got you covered!

We recommend signing up for a one-time, weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleaning service. This will give you the time to do what you love most and enjoy your newly decorated patio in Fishers, Indiana. Plan: B Cleaning serves the Hamilton County area in Indiana, including Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Fortville, and Geist. Call today to set up your cleaning service at (317) 572-8515 or visit our website at


5 Tips for an Easy Back-to-School Transition for Parents

It’s the time of year when summer vacation finally comes to an end and children (and their parents) must return to school. Here are five tips to make this transition as easy as possible. You’ll learn how to ensure your child is prepared and ready to start the school year, how to maintain your schedule so that you can continue taking care of yourself and your family, and how to plan ahead so that you can stock up on school supplies, how to think about back-to-school clothes shopping, and what kind of activities you should consider participating in together as a family over the next few months.

1) Set Up The Night Before

Get your child’s backpack and school supplies ready the night before. This way, you can avoid the morning rush and help your child feel prepared for the first day. Plus, you’ll be one step ahead when it comes to getting out the door on time! Have a meeting spot outside of the house that is clear and away from distractions so everyone knows where to go if they are running late.

You should also know what your child will wear for their first day of school so there is no question about what clothes to pack in their bag or what shoes to wear with their outfit. You might want to pack some breakfast or a healthy snack in their lunchbox as well so they won’t have any excuses not to eat nutritious food all week long!

2) Get Them Excited

The first step is to get your kids excited about going back to school. Talk to them about all the fun they’re going to have and the new friends they’ll make. If they’re old enough, involve them in the planning process by letting them pick out their own supplies or clothes. Also, talk with them about what you’re expecting from them this year.

Give them a plan of action. Will you need help with chores or homework? Let them know what to expect and how they can help make it a fun, easy, and stress-free back-to-school season. By laying out clear expectations and communicating with your kids, you can set everyone up for success.

3) Have Breakfast Ready

As a parent, the back-to-school transition can be just as hectic as it is for your kids. Be sure to have a nutritious breakfast ready for them each morning. Fun and different breakfast recipes will provide the nutrition your child needs. This will help them concentrate and perform their best during the school day. Additionally, this will make mornings run smoother since they won’t be rushing around trying to find something quick to eat before they leave. You’ll also save time by not having to scramble with making dinner or packing lunches after work!

Make sure you have healthy breakfasts that are easy to grab on the go like oatmeal, yogurt parfaits, toast with peanut butter, and banana slices. There are plenty of recipes online too if you need more ideas.

Have Lunches Ready: Preparing lunch for your child each night ensures there is no excuse for coming home hungry and without food at the end of the day. There’s nothing worse than coming home from a long day at work only to realize that once again, your child forgot his lunch in his locker all over again.

4) Plan Ahead

The key to a smooth back-to-school transition is planning ahead. Get your child’s school supplies and new clothes as early as possible. An easy way to take care of everything you need to do is to make an online planner. If you need to schedule any appointments, do so in advance. And most importantly, talk to your child about what to expect on the first day of school. How will they get there? What will they be doing when they arrive? Who are their teachers? What are their classroom rules? These conversations can reduce anxiety before school starts. Remember that kids want to make a good impression on their teachers and classmates. With this helpful tip, parents can help kids have a successful first day!

It’s also best to plan out everything beforehand—including meals and extra activities like playdates or family outings. You may also want to plan out time with friends who don’t go to the same school. Your children will probably feel less homesick seeing their friends from their old school. Be sure to discuss with your children how they would like to spend time together. Offer them options such as going to the library, taking them to see a movie, playing video games at home, or going out for ice cream.

Whatever it is, know what’s important to your children and offer it up! Make sure to maintain regular routines as much as possible during the summer break. Children thrive when they have stability and consistency in their lives.

5) Taking Care of Yourself is Equally Important

The back-to-school season can be a hectic time for parents. You’re trying to juggle work, getting the kids ready for school, and making sure everyone is where they need to be. It’s important to take care of yourself during this time so you can be at your best for your family.

Here are five tips to help you do just that:

  • Schedule Time For Yourself – Schedule time in your day for tasks that only you can do. These tasks might include grocery shopping, paying bills, or taking a walk around the block.
  • Take A Nap – Try setting aside some time every day to nap. Napping refreshes both body and mind so when it comes time to tackle bedtime with your kids, you’ll have the energy to get through it!
  • Eat Healthy Meals – Food provides fuel for our bodies and minds. Feeding yourself healthy foods will give you more energy to make it through the rest of your day.
  • Be Prepared – Make a list of what needs to be done before school starts then break down each task into smaller pieces. Tackle one thing at a time until everything on your list is completed.

It’s really important to maintain self-care practices to avoid stress buildup that could lead to burnout. Find what works best for you and go from there!

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As the summer comes to a close and the kids get ready to head back to school, it’s important for parents to start preparing too. Our team of professional cleaners would be happy to take the burden of cleaning off your shoulders. With only the best cleaning supplies, equipment, and knowledge, Plan: B will be sure your home is ready for the new school semester.

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8 Ways to Destress this Summer

Whether you’re stuck in an office, at home with the kids, or going to family gatherings and parties, summer can be a very stressful time. Between the heat, humidity, and sunburns, it’s not hard to feel frazzled when the warm weather sets in. Check out this list of eight ways to destress this summer that will help you handle the heat and relax!

1) Go for a walk.

Walking is a great way to de-stress. It’s low impact, so it’s easy on your body, and it’s a great way to get some fresh air and clear your head. Plus, walking is a great way to get some exercise, which can help reduce stress levels. You can take a friend, your puppy, or just spend some time with yourself. Find a new park or hiking trail near you or road trip to one that is an hour or two away. Going in the early morning or evening would be a good way to beat the heat and enjoy some cooler weather on your walk, as well. You can even bring snacks in a picnic basket to cool down afterwards!

2) Try a new restaurant or cafe by yourself.

Trying something new can be really exciting and invigorating. It’s a great way to get out of your comfort zone and explore something new. Plus, it can be a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Try a new restaurant or cafe by yourself. Or, if you would prefer to stay in, learn a new recipe! There are so many different cultures that have delicious dishes that you might not have had the chance to try before. There are even cooking classes offered at most grocery stores where you can learn how to cook from an expert chef. There is no better time than summertime for some relaxing time, enjoy the long days with some self care and make plans for more fun in the future!

3) Exercise your brain.

Exercising your brain is important for maintaining cognitive function and reducing stress. There are a variety of ways to exercise your brain and even find a new interest this summer. Read a book – reading will stimulate your mind and bring more creativity into your life, which will help you find new perspectives on challenges you may be facing. Choose something that’s easy for you to read with plenty of visuals, like a graphic novel or comic book. Or, find a book about a topic you already like, whether it’s historical, scientific, related to pop culture, or even a mysterious conspiracy. Or, learn a new language. Challenge yourself by enrolling in an online course or signing up for a language club at the library where you can get together with other learners once a week to practice what you’ve learned. You can also use online apps and resources with a quick Google search. You’ll not only improve your vocabulary but also develop skills that may come in handy in the future, such as improved comprehension and creative thinking abilities. And if nothing else, learning another language might just open up new career opportunities!

4) Hang out with friends.

One of the best ways to de-stress is to spend time with people you enjoy being around. Connect with close friends, or reconnect with an old friend. Old friends are great too – catch up over coffee or lunch and reminisce about good times.If you would prefer to kindle new relationships, now is a great time to meet new people. Join a club, go to events, or simply strike up conversations with people you see often. You can plan to do something you both, or all, would enjoy, such as a pool day, road trip, or movie night.

5) Switch off devices.

One of the best ways to de-stress this summer is to switch off all devices for one hour. This means no phone, no laptop, no TV. Just you and your thoughts. You’ll be surprised how refreshed you feel after just one hour without screens. Or, challenge yourself and cleanse for a whole day. Enjoy the simpler things in life like time in nature or a puzzle. Have a spa day or clean out your closet. There is so much more to do if you are willing to just look up from your devices for a day. You are also bound to feel more productive and refreshed.

6) Journal positive thoughts, feelings and attitudes.

Journaling is a therapeutic way to release stress and emotions. It can also be used as a tool to identify and work through any negative thoughts or feelings you may have. Journaling can also help boost your mood and attitude, as well as improve your overall mental health. This is because journaling gives you an opportunity to reflect and also unleash your creativity. Invest in a nice journal and some pens, and even fun tapes and stickers if you are interested. Then, allocate some time each day for your journal.

7) Write a letter or note of gratitudes.

On the same note, showing gratitude and giving thanks is a great way to uplift not only yourself, but also others! Write to a friend, family member, coworker, or even employee at your favorite store, library, and so on. Or, write to a soldier, health care worker or children’s hospital patient. You can find organizations to support through your letters that collect notes for different groups and more. This is a great way to get creative, stay busy, and give back to your community all at once.

8) Schedule a house cleaning.

The summer months are a great time to schedule a professional house cleaning. Not only will your home be clean and clutter-free, but you’ll also feel a sense of accomplishment and calm. Then, you can enjoy your staycation and time at home with your family, without having to worry about as many chores and the cleanliness of your home.

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We recommend signing up for a one-time, weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleaning service. This will give you the time to do what you love most and enjoy the sun in Fishers, Indiana.

Plan: B Cleaning serves the Hamilton County area in Indiana, including Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Fortville, and Geist. Call today to set up your cleaning service at (317) 572-8515 or visit our website at


10 Fun & Free Places to Visit Near Fishers, Indiana

Why is a cleaning company with a cleaning blog sharing a blog post about trips and travel today? Well, here at Plan B Cleaning, we clean so that you can have more time to do the things you love. This can mean spending more time with family and friends, finally reading that book, trying that new recipe, and so on. It can also mean finally exploring the fun and free things to do in your local area. So, today, we are proud to share ten fun and free things to do in the Fishers, Indiana, and Hamilton County area, the main locations serve. We also serve nearby areas including Carmel, Fortville, Geist, Noblesville, and so on! Check out our list of favorite spots, as well as our website to book a cleaning.

#1 – Saxony Lake & Beach

Saxony Lake and Beach, located at 13358 Pennington Road, is a great way to get some sand in your hair and sunshine in your system. It is a 20-acre lake and 300-foot beach made from Indiana sand. Hence, it is a great place to play with beach toys, build sandcastles, swim, jump waves, and enjoy the warm weather with family and friends! You can also bring some snacks and a good book to have a beachside picnic.

#2 – Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is a very valuable and educational historical park with a mission to “expand the boundaries of our historical and natural resources by exploring, celebrating, and improving the human experience.” It is a great place to visit, especially with kids. The outdoor museum has several unique events year round, based on the season. They cover topics from traditional arts and arms to foods and family life. The park also offers lots of activities for children to play and learn hands-on, including climbable contraptions and Lilly Theater, to play dress up and put on a show. If you pay for a membership, general admission is free for members.

#3 – Cyntheanne Park

Cyntheanne Park is a great place to visit with your family, or even by yourself! You can make new friends and practice your skills in your sport of choice. Cyntheanne Park is the only municipality in the country to have 8 outdoor courts, including the Cage Pickleball Challenge Courts. Furthermore, it promotes physical activity, health and wellness, and time in nature through its vibrant environment and positive ambiance created by the community. You should check it out! It is entirely free, and a great place to visit over and over again.

#4 – Evan Lurie Galleries

While these galleries are a bit of a drive from Fishers, it is a great reason to plan a road trip! The Evan Lurie Gallery specializes in international art, with a focus on contemporary abstract as well as realism and neo-realism. There are artworks for everyone to enjoy. They come in different sizes and shapes, with unique dimensions, colors, and styles. Enjoy the art, which is bound to provoke fun conversations and ideas amongst your crew.

#5 – Atterbury Bakalar Museum

The Atterbury Bakalar Museum is always free to visit as it is funded by donations and run by volunteers. Hence, you can visit, and also sign up to volunteer if you feel compelled (or have a lot of time on your hands and want to get involved). At this aviation museum, you can learn more about the history of the Bakalar air force base, as well as the types of planes and gliders used in World War two. This is a very educational and eye-opening opportunity to indulge in history, regardless of whether or not it was your favorite subject at school!

#6 – David Owsley Museum of Art

If you have not heard of it before, the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) is a university art museum located in the Fine Arts building on the campus of Ball State University, in Muncie, Indiana. However, it is free to the public for visitation and has an amazing collection of artworks. Their website proudly shares, “The museum houses more than 11,000 works of art from six continents representing 5,000 years of civilization.” Hence, this will be a history and art lesson in one, plus a great, unique experience that will surely be easy on the eyes. Plan your trip to this museum and pick out your favorite painting!

#7 – Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve is one of the only two nature preserves designated by the state, located in Hamilton County. It sits on approximately 127 acres, and has nine beautiful nature trails with over 2.25 miles that are perfect for running, walking, or enjoying time exploring the outdoors. It makes for a great hiking spot and place to picnic, as well. Furthermore, there are often summer camps and other activities that take place here. Be sure to look into them for your own kids (especially if you’re looking to get them unplugged, finally off of their devices!)

#8 – Taylor Center of Natural History

The Taylor Center of Natural History sheds light on an important part of American history and culture. At this museum, guests have the opportunity to learn about an American Indian village that was inhabited more than 700 years ago and view artifacts from their time. The Koteewi Trace exhibit is a comprehensive outdoor interpretive archaeological exhibit featuring a wide variety of components including a full-scale, American Indian structure. Together, it is a great experience to open your eyes to other cultures and the history of the area.

#9 – Carmel Arts & Design District

Carmel Arts & Design District is located in the heart of Old Town Carmel. It is a catch-all type of place, as it houses interior designers, art galleries, showrooms, unique shops, and delicious restaurants. There is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want to observe some more art, go window shopping, or opt for a nice dinner, this design district will have something for everyone. There is just a positive and easy-going atmosphere, making it a great place to relax over the weekend!

#10 – Our website

Finally, visit our website! Our list encompasses a little bit of everything, from art and shopping centers to areas of culture and nature, too. There is bound to be something you will truly enjoy. We recommend signing up for a one-time, weekly, biweekly, or monthly cleaning service. This will give you the time to do what you love most and even explore the city of Fishers, Indiana.

Plan: B Cleaning serves the Hamilton County area in Indiana, including Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield, Fortville, and Geist. Call today to set up your cleaning service at (317) 572-8515 or visit our website at