Spring Cleaning Tips: Making Housework Easy

Spring Cleaning Tips | Cambridge Classic Ford | Cambridge, OH

Time to get your cleaning on

Warm weather and sunny skies mean it’s about time for spring cleaning. This annual tradition is important for getting rid of clutter and grime from the winter months. That’s why we’ve put together a list of spring cleaning tips to help you make the most of your housework. Plus, you can apply many of these tips to your car to get a spotless shine.

According to Good Housekeeping, one of the first things you should take advantage of your dishwasher. For example, you can easily put in a load of glass light fixtures, ceramic toothbrush holders, toys, and more. Just be sure everything is dishwasher safe before you put it in.

Tips and Tricks

Next, clean the doormat. This is one of the first things that visitors will notice—why not clean it or get a new one. The best way to get rid of dirt is by simply shaking it out, though some suggest washing with detergent and hosing off. You can also apply most of these rules to the mats in your car; be sure to shake them out once in a while.

Clean your mattress. Many people regularly clean their sheets, but few take care of their mattress. Take off any covers and vacuum your mattress thoroughly. Be sure to use the highest setting, and try spot cleaning stains. After it’s dry, spray your mattress with disinfectant for a like-new smell and feel.

These are just the basics of spring cleaning. If you’re also cleaning your car, be sure to schedule regular maintenance at Cambridge Classic Ford as well.

Pranks and Gags for April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day | Cambridge Classic Ford | Cambridge, OH

History of the Jokester Day

April Fool’s Day began nearly 500 years ago. When the modern calendar was invented, the start of the year shifted from spring (roughly April) to mid-Winter, or January. Those who didn’t realize the calendar had changes were subject to jokes and pranks, thus starting one of the most popular traditions of the year. We’ve listed a number of April Fool’s Day tricks for you to consider.

According to Deal News, one of the most important things to remember is to gauge your audience. Make sure they would appreciate a good April Fool’s Day prank, and be sure to keep everyone safe and the mood light. One of the best pranks around is writing “PUSH” on a pull door—a simple trick that’s bound to fool a few unsuspecting people.

Silly Pranks

Another popular prank is to tape over electronic devices. Specifically, you’ll use clear tape to cover the sensor of a television remote, video game remote, or mouse. This simple trick will leave many baffled for a few moments, a light but fun way to celebrate April Fool’s Day.

Finally, consider the anti-prank. This trick is great for those who are already suspicious on April 1. Simply get an empty can and fill it with your favorite treat. As you walk around, in an especially distrustful manner, ask if anyone would like the snack in the can. When they say no, thinking it’s a trap, that’s when you open the can and chow down.

At Cambridge Classic Ford, we love a good prank or two. Be sure to have a fun April 1, but always keep tricks safe and fun for everyone.

Fun March Holidays To Celebrate

fun March holidays

Take a second to think about what you associate with March. Is it basketball? St. Patrick’s Day? Spring break? Weird, rainy weather? There’s a lot to March besides just all of the above, so here are some examples of fun March holidays so you and your friends have an excuse to keep celebrating all month long.

  • March 9: Panic Day
    • If you’re into panicking, I guess you can celebrate. If you’re not too busy panicking.
  • March 11: Johnny Appleseed Day
    • This traditional figure straight out of American folklore is a great reason to party.
  • March 14: National Potato Chip Day
    • Take some time to appreciate arguably one of the best snack foods in the world.
  • March 16: Everything You Do Is Right Day
    • We like this sound of this one.
  • March 19: Corn Dog Day
    • Even better than the last one!
  • March 20: National Alien Abductions Day
    • Get out your tinfoil hats.
  • March 22: International Goof Off Day
    • Like you need to tell us twice.
  • March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
    • We’re not joking. If you’ve run out of other reasons to celebrate, use this day to do your own thing. Maybe you could make it a yearly tradition.

Come celebrate any of these many fun March holidays with us here at Cambridge Classic Ford.

5 Cool Facts About St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

St. Patrick's Day Traditions

Do you know the origins behind these common St. Patrick’s Day traditions? Read on to find out.

  • St. Patrick Was a British Missionary -Born a British noble during the occupation of the Roman Empire, St. Patrick was kidnapped and enslaved at 16 in Ireland. He eventually escaped but came back later as a missionary to convert the native Irish.
  • The First St. Paddy’s Day Parade Was in America -While St. Patrick’s Day has been an Irish celebration for centuries, the first parade happened in the 1700s to celebrate Irish soldiers in the English army.
  • The Shamrock Is A Sham -There’s no evidence that St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the trinity to converts, as the old legend goes. The association of the shamrock started around the 17th century when people would wear shamrocks on their coats and end the day by “drowning” it in their whiskey.
  • More Than 3 Million Pints of Guinness Are Consumed -Guinness originates in Dublin, Ireland, and roughly 3 million pints of the Irish beer are consumed on St. Patrick’s Day – a drastic change from the typical 600,000 pints every day.
  • Poor Irish-Americans Invented Corned Beef and Cabbage -When Irish immigrants came to America, they opted for the cheapest options on the market, with corned beef being the cheapest meat and cabbage being a common spring vegetable.

We at Cambridge Classic Ford hoped you learned something you didn’t know before from reading this list of St. Patrick’s Day traditions!

What to Store in Your Car for Winter

What to Store in Your Car for Winter

Winter can be the harshest season of the year and it can easily strike at the heart of a driver’s transportation. In those situation, it’s important to be prepared with the proper equipment for the job. While you can’t take your entire garage, you can certainly store a few important items in your car. Here’s are a few suggestions on what to store in your car for winter from all of us here at Cambridge Classic Ford.

  • Blankets – If you’ve ever been stranded in a snow drift in a car that won’t start, you already know how important blankets are. It’s important to stay warm when you’re trapped on the side of the road awaiting help. There’s no knowing how long you’ll be out in the cold and a car can’t stay warm forever. Pack in several blankets in case disaster strikes.
  • First Aid Kit – You should always have a first aid kit in your car in case of an emergency. This simple item is incredibly important during winter. Slipping and falling can result in a nasty injury while car accidents are a constant threat as well.
  • Jumper Cables – It takes more current to start a car and some batteries can die under the strain. Having a pair of jumper cables increases the likelihood you’ll be back on the road sooner rather than later.

Bucket List Ideas for 2017

Bucket List Ideas

2017 is a new year which means there are plenty of opportunities to cross a few items off your bucket list. First, however, you have to have a bucket list. If you don’t have a list yet, now is the perfect time to create one. Even if you don’t know where to start, you can always change the list later on. Here are a few bucket list ideas for 2017 suggested by us here at Cambridge Classic Ford!

  • Learn a Language – Becoming bilingual, or even multilingual, is a great way to ingrain yourself in a new culture. Learning a new language can open many doors in social groups as well as job opportunities. Best of all, many programs provide ways to learn a new language in as little as a year.
  • Travel – Not everyone has the money to visit a foreign country, but heading to a major city you’ve always wanted to visit is much more affordable. Never been to New York City? Add it to your bucket list. Interested in Hollywood? Well, you know what to do.
  • Run a Marathon – Those feeling particularly ambitious and looking to get into shape should consider running a marathon. This is a great accomplish that would put you in an elite group of runners. Long-distance running isn’t for everyone so consulting a doctor might be a good idea before you head out on that 26.2-mile trek.

The Best Christmas Movies For a Magical Season

Best Christmas Movies

Though there is much to disagree on when it comes to the holiday season, there’s one thing that can bring anyone together – a love of holiday films. In fact, AMC recently conducted a poll of the best Christmas movies. Thousands weighed in, and we have to agree with the results. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – The oldest movie on our list, this classic animated film first debuted in 1996 and has been airing year after year since, making it a true holiday staple.
  • A Christmas Story – We’re also a huge fan of 1983’s A Christmas Story, which – although it is family-friendly – has a bit more adult humor and is ideal to play in the background at any Christmas party.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas – Similarly, 1993’s semi-spooky The Nightmare Before Christmas can light up television screens guilt-free, from October through December 25th.
  • The Santa Clause – One of our other favorites is 1994’s The Santa Clause, in which Tim Allen quickly finds himself in charge of Santa’s entire Christmas ordeal, beard and all.
  • Elf – Lastly, the newest film on our list is 2003’s Elf, which quickly became loved by both young and old. Who can deny Will Ferrell’s elven charm, especially when accompanied by the adorable Zooey Deschanel?

So what was AMC’s number one Christmas film? It was the 1990 classic, Home Alone.

What’s your favorite holiday movie? Come let us know at Cambridge Classic Ford!

Christmas Traditions to Make Your Holiday Season Memorable

Christmas Traditions

The holiday season is the ideal time to start up a tradition, creating memories that your loved ones will remember and re-visit year after year. Looking for some ideas? Check out these easy-to-start Christmas traditions:

  • Pick out a Christmas tree at a tree farm, where you can find the perfect addition for your home and family.
  • Decorate the Christmas tree together, perhaps while listening to your favorite Christmas album.
  • Every year, make a new Christmas tree ornament together with the year listed somewhere on the ornament to chronicle the tradition.
  • Make Christmas cookies and decorate them with various colors of frosting and sprinkles.
  • Go caroling, or simply sing a song or two at home around the fire.
  • Learn about how other cultures spend their Christmas season, and consider incorporating one of their traditions into your own.
  • Find a way to volunteer locally, improving the Christmas of other families in your neighborhood.
  • Lastly, watch your favorite holiday movie, whether it’s an animated classic like How the Grinch Stole Christmas! or something more contemporary, like Elf, and watch it every year!

And of course, to start your holiday season with a brand new car – ready to topple snowy conditions – stop by and visit us anytime at Cambridge Classic Ford.

Cambridge Activities and Events for Everyone

Explore and enjoy Cambridge activities and events this October.

Explore and enjoy Cambridge activities and events this October.

You’ll never run out of things to do in the Cambridge area. The long list of Cambridge activities and events includes a range of fun and exciting things, many of which are unique to the area. Hop in your new Ford model and plan your weekend today.

According to the county website, you can choose from a range of things to do, including attending the local Pennyroyal Opera House. This event is held on Fridays during the October month, the perfect place to enjoy a range of concerts and performances. Starting at 7:00pm you can see some of the best musicians around, including artists who perform Bluegrass, Country, and more. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. You can see Open Rail on the 21st and Danny Paisley and Southern Grass on the 28th.

Another event includes the petrified forest. You can see this outdoor haunted trail on the October 15 and 22, which is aimed at audiences of 14 and older. There is a $10 charge to visit this spooky trail, which is well worth it. The path is dimly lit and filled with ghouls and goblins, so be prepared to be scared. The event begins at dusk to ensure a spooky tour.

These two events are just some of many in the Cambridge area. Experience the best of Ohio by hopping in your new Ford model and exploring the region.

Explore Your Community: Cambridge Activities and Events

October Cambridge activities and events

October Cambridge activities and events

Looking for something to do in the Cambridge area? Check out the following events and activities. This city is known for its diverse community and welcoming atmosphere, one of many reasons the Cambridge area has so much to do. Read on to learn more about Cambridge activities and events.

One of the most popular events in the area is the Cambridge Main Street Farmer’s Market. This event tends to be held every Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm. You can find everything you need here, including things like local produce, baked goods, artisan cheeses, meat, and more. Plus, these vendors have arts and crafts as well. If you want to get some shopping done while also supporting artists and artisans in the area, check out the farmer’s market.

You should also stop by the October Fall Festival and 5K Run/Walk on October 8th. This event is held from 11:00am to 8:00pm at 627 Wheeling Ave. You can come and celebrate the fall season with crafts, food, a pet contest, a 5k, and more. Plus, with local performers, you won’t want to leave the downtown area.

These are just some of the many things to do in the area. Hop in your Ford and see what you are missing today.