Tips to Kickstart Spring Cleaning

by Karen on April 18, 2018

With Spring in full swing, it’s time to kick off spring cleaning. This means clearing out the clutter that has compiled from winter, washing windows and much more. While spring cleaning can seem like a daunting task, we have gathered some of the most helpful tips to make this years’ spring cleaning a breeze.

  • Make a Schedule: According to Sylvane Indoor Health, keeping a schedule of everything that needs to be done will ensure that you hit each room in the house without all of the stress.
  • Circle Your Way Around the Kitchen: Women’s Day recommends starting on the right side of your stove. The stove is typically the dirtiest appliance so, finishing here helps to avoid spreading dirt throughout the kitchen.
  • Make a Wardrobe Transition: Better Homes & Gardens suggests putting away your winter gloves and coats to clear up space for all of your spring and summer clothes.
  • Clean Your Dishwasher: Home Depot recommends running a cycle with vinegar and adding baking soda for the next cycle. This will help keep your dishwasher running smoothly and clean!


Dementia Friendly America- Herndon, Va

by Karen on March 21, 2018

Last week Karen attended a presentation about the Herndon Dementia Friendly program. She found that in Fairfax county alone, 140,000 citizens suffer from some form of dementia. Dementia Friendly America Network has formed a branch in Herndon, Virginia that aims to create a community of respectful and understanding members. Dementia Friendly Herndon offers workshops to teach the community about awareness and recognition of dementia. Businesses have the opportunity to become dementia friendly through one hour workshops focusing on actions one can take to support those living with dementia.

From neighborhoods and faith communities to banks and government services, creating a dementia friendly community takes five steps:

  1. Raise awareness for those suffering by creating an understanding community.
  2. Design spaces with dementia in mind.
  3. Increase the availability of healthcare and social services specifically for dementia needs.
  4. Provide support centers for families and caregivers with resources and help networks.
  5. Design programs providing emotional support and respite for caregivers.


For more information regarding Dementia Friendly Herndon, visit their website and check out their video about dementia friendly communities at


How A Second Me Brings Families Together

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Hiring someone to help your elderly family members prep their meals, keep them company throughout the day, and even run errands for them may sound like a counter intuitive way of creating a closer bond with your loved ones. But, we’ve found that hiring A Second Me, LLC to do these things could bring you […]

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Save Money By Hiring A Second Me

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Many have a love hate relationship with grocery shopping. Sometimes it’s exciting to go to the store when you’re with a friend or significant other and are eager to buy ingredients to try a new recipe. Other times it can be another weekly chore that’s difficult to fit around your already busy schedule. While some […]

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Browsing through our site can offer loads of information for those looking to get to know A Second Me a little better. Learn about our team members, read some testimonials from previous clients, and learn some helpful tips as well as read personal stories from our team over on our blog site. While we do […]

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April Gardening 101

April 12, 2017
April Gardening 101

April is a month filled with leftover spring-cleaning, preparing for Easter if you celebrate it, and if you live in Virginia, finally feeling hopeful enough to start gardening because the weather is actually consistent enough to do so. However, with the task of gardening come some dos and don’ts of the April springtime gardening season. […]

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Stress Free: Easier Than You Think

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Stress seems to follow us at all stages of life – from juggling school assignments and extracurriculars, to starting your own family and maintaining your career. While these milestones bring an enormous amount of joy in life, they inevitably bring stress that is often difficult to overcome by yourself. So, to help you out, we […]

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Seeking Care Out of State

March 3, 2017
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Caring for an elderly parent, while rewarding, can also be very difficult to manage. Constantly ensuring that their fridge is stocked with meals that are easy to cook or heat up, filling prescriptions and making sure that your parent is taking their medication on time, and checking in on your loved one to keep them […]

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Simplify Meal Times with Meal Prepping

February 17, 2017
Meal Prep Overnight oats

Oftentimes when one hears the term “meal prepping” an image of an entire day spent cooking meals for the week with numerous dirty dishes comes to mind. A Second Me can help with your meal prepping woes, but we’ve done a little digging and have found some easy nonperishable recipes that will make dreading meal […]

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The Trials and Tribulations of Moving Mom

February 2, 2017
Moving boxes

Moving a parent can be a difficult experience. With so many errands to run and phone calls to make, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed during the process. Our employees know exactly how you feel, and have been through the same situation themselves! Read below to hear Linda’s story and how she wished she had the […]

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