Get Your Home at The Blackwood in Hyde Park Ready for Fall With These Cleaning Tips

October 15, 2014 11:01 am

Most people do a major cleaning at the start of spring, but why doesn't fall get the same treatment? Consider giving your place at The Blackwood a good cleaning to start fall off the right way. Follow these tips to get started:

  1. Clean the carpets. They've been collecting dirt and grime since you last cleaned them in the spring. It's time to give them another thorough cleaning. Either rent a carpet shampooer or get a professional to clean them for you.
  2. Wash the windows. Whether there are fingerprints, dust, or dirt from the outside on your windows, clean them to give your apartment a fresher, cleaner look.
  3. Organize your clothes. When the seasons change, it's the perfect time to re-evaluate your wardrobe. Go through your closet and sort through your clothes and shoes. Toss anything that's worn out and donate any items that you no longer want. Pack away your summer clothes to make room for your fall and winter apparel.

Fall Homekeeping Tips [Martha Stewart]
Fall Cleaning Checklist [Real Simple]
5 Tips for Cleaning for Fall [How Stuff Works]

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Enjoy Flavorful Seafood at South Side Shrimp, Not Far From The Blackwood in Hyde Park

October 8, 2014 11:01 am

South Side Shrimp is a staple of Hyde Park, and the home of fried delights. Make the short trip from The Blackwood to this casual eatery, with wood floors and plenty of natural light, and enjoy salads, chicken, and some incredible seafood. Not surprisingly the jumbo shrimp are very popular. Customers say that the shrimp taste perfect with either the classic golden batter or Chicago-style seasoned breading. Enjoy the meal option with the delicious house made cocktail sauce, or purchase it by the pound.

Similarly, ocean perch, lake perch, and catfish filets are available as a meal, or by the pound. If you’re not in the mood for seafood, grab some of the spicy hot wings, or the boneless chicken tender filets. Head to South Side Shrimp with some friends for a delicious and casual meal.

South Side Shrimp
5319 S. Hyde Park Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 952-6162–locations.html

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Pick Up Nutritious Groceries at Hyde Park’s Bonne Sante Health Foods, a Short Distance From The Blackwood

September 24, 2014 11:01 am

Eating well isn't always easy in a city since you're far removed from the rural farmers and purveyors who grow and raise your food. Chicago's many farmers markets make it a bit easier, but only during the summer months. That's where Bonne Sante Health Foods comes in. This specialty grocery store near The Blackwood keeps Hyde Park in healthy, often organic food all year round.

Soy milk, organic soups, and gluten-free foods all line the shelves at Bonne Sante Health Foods, which is only a block away from the Metra station. Its in-house deli delivers fresh sandwiches, and the juice bar serves up nutritious smoothies and juices. You can also grab beauty and skin care products from organic manufacturers. They should be easy to find, since Bonne Sante arranges its store in an intuitive way.

Bonne Sante Health Foods
1512 East 53rd Street
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 667-5700

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