Anniversary Interview with General Manager Madeline

This is Andreina, Carpe Diem’s Branch Manager, checking in today with an interview of our General Manager Madeline on her 8-year anniversary with Carpe Diem! Where are you from originally? I was born in Gainesville, Florida but have lived the majority of my life so far in Raleigh, NC. What do you do for fun? […]

The Best Date Night Restaurants in Durham

Looking for a new restaurant to take your sweetheart to on an extra special date night?  Here are our favorite restaurants in Durham with delicious food and a unique atmosphere you and your date will love!  Don’t forget to get reservations if you plan on visiting on a holiday or a busy night of the […]

Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020!

We’ve had a fantastic 2019, but we’re so excited to see what 2020 holds for our Carpe Diem family!  We wish you and yours all the best in the coming year! Here are a few links to our top Instagram posts: Have you spotted our managers’ car with artwork by local artist Edie Cohn? Our […]

6 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Turkey + 1 Bonus Tip

Now that Halloween is over, are you overwhelmed thinking about preparing for Thanksgiving? If you’re making a turkey but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered! Read on to discover 6 foolproof ways to make Thanksgiving turkey, and one bonus tip for a guaranteed, crowd-pleasing turkey even if you hate to cook! 6 […]

Saturday Cleaning Schedule + Holiday Closings 2019

Hey!  This is Madeline, Carpe Diem’s General Manager, letting you know that our holiday schedule for Saturday cleanings is now open! Do you need extra help keeping your house clean and manageable before the holidays? Our ladies can help whip your home in shape just in time for out of town guests! Saturday Cleanings – […]

How to Unclog your Drain

How to Unclog your Drain | Carpe Diem Cleaning

Some things in our homes are easier to clean than others, but unclogging your drain can be one of the worst.  Like most things, if you ignore it, it’ll only get worse. Here are a few simple ways to unclog your kitchen and bathroom drains! Kitchen Use mix dish soap into hot (but not boiling) […]

5 Quick Weeknight Dinner Ideas

It’s back to school season which means you’re about to shuttle kids back and forth from various after school activities with hardly enough time to put dinner on the table. Here are 5 of our favorite quick weeknight dinner ideas you can put on your table in no time. This cilantro lime chicken and lentils […]

Why We Transformed Unused Space into Office Space

Hey! This is Madeline, Carpe Diem’s General Manager, checking in today to tell you why we transformed unused space into office space! Our main office is housed in a historic building in East Durham which was transformed from an abandoned warehouse to community office space. Carpe Diem’s owner, Wendy Clark, renovated the John O’Daniel Exchange […]