Archive for February, 2014
While there are many benefits of hiring a nanny, finding a nanny you truly trust with your children can be a cumbersome task. Need help learning about hiring a caregiver, and best practices when it comes to nanny services? Should you use a nanny cam? Read on to learn more. More parents are considering using hidden in-home surveillance devices to watch their child’s caregiver. Counter Spy Shops, an international retail chain, reports a 25 percent increase in sales of these devices, often called “nanny cams,”over the past five years. But is it a good idea…or an invasion of privacy? If you find yourself asking “should I use a nanny cam?” consider the following: There are a variety of cameras available on the market today. Most are wireless and can be hidden in almost any type of household item from a
Renting a living space provides more flexibility in terms of relocation, with many apartment complexes offering short term leases. Are you considering a relocation? Read on for several benefits of rental apartments. There are several benefits of apartment living that may help you in the decision between renting and buying a home. First, apartment rentals are consistently cheaper than paying a monthly mortgage. In fact, according to SFGate research, renting is often cheaper monthly than owning a home – the average rent cost in the United States was $884 in 2012. Many apartment complexes also include utilities in the cost of rent, or even cover things such as gas and electricity for their tenants. Additional amenities are also a major perk of apartment rentals. Many complexes come equip with
The world today is more mobile than it has ever been. In just a matter of hours, one can buy a plane ticket and travel halfway across the world … granted that last-minute airline purchases are not the wisest thing to make! This mobility has certainly benefited business, but it also has allowed Americans a new spectrum of choice when it comes to where they want to live. Out of the whole world, though, one of the best places to go might be just next door in South Dakota. Here are three reasons to think about Rapid City when you’re searching for a place to stay: 1. It’s On the Up and Up! Rapid City is alive and growing! Its population has grown about ten percent since 2000, so it’s easy to meet lots of new people there. On top of that, the unemployment rate there is about four percent lower than the ave
The unemployment rate for veterans in the United States is 2% above the national average for regular citizens. As a result, many of our veterans find themselves in a position where they are in need of employment, monetary, or medical assistance that they are unable to obtain. An estimated 80% of donated clothing in the United States is used by charitable organizations for donation to the needy, and for funding. Clothing donations for veterans is a way to give back to your community, and also a way to get yourself organized in the upcoming spring months. The typical American household discards an estimated 68 pounds of clothing each year, so why not turn these discarded articles of clothing into
Storage is usually an issue when it comes to any home, especially for outdoor items. You never know where to put your fertilizer, extra hoses, your lawnmower, or your gardening tools, and the garage is typically already packed with one or more cars, bicycles, and other accessories. In this case, you might want to consider buying an Amish garden shed, or any Amish built shed for storage purposes. These sheds are typically constructed using wood, but also come in vinyl and other materials for durability. These Amish garden sheds and storage kits come with instructions on how to erect the structure on your own. They are equipped with a nailer, wall studs, pre-cut roof sheathing, trim, pre-hung doors, rafters, and other hardware you would need to put the shed together. The only thing that you would have
What does one in every 1,058 homes in the U.S. have in common? This is the national foreclosure rate, as of January 2014. In some states, this number is even higher. It’s easy to judge and assume that foreclosure is the result of “buying bigger than your budget,” but in reality, some of the most common causes of foreclosure aren’t foreseeable when people agree to their mortgage. Job loss, death, divorce, adjustable rate loans, and ongoing health issues are some of the top reasons for foreclosure.
Do you need help with home foreclosure? Are you unsure about the foreclosure process, and what you can or should do? Here are a few tips to help you through.
If you are one of the thousands of American couples that got engaged this past year chances are you have wedding planning on the brain. If you don’t, you should get to it as studies show the average couple spends 7-10 months planning their dream wedding. One of the most important decisions when planning a wedding is choosing event venues. here are some things to know when planning your wedding and choosing event venues in your area. It has been shown that June is the most popular month for wedding ceremonies. This means that if you have your heart set on a June wedding, you aren’t alone and should plan accordingly. Event venues book months in advance. If you have a dream date in mind make booking your party venue priority number one. A Continue Reading No Comments
Keeping your place of business clean and sanitized is very important to the health of your employees and clients. Work spaces should be sanitized on a regular basis to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria that can cause sickness and disease. Approximately one in three American workers go to work when they are sick and can spread germs. The dirtiest items in a typical office include computer keyboards and mice, sinks, vending machines, and refrigerators. The average keyboard, desk, and computer chair harbor an estimated 21,000 germs per square inch. In fact, the typical office desk holds 100 times more germs than the average kitchen table. Your office should be cleaned on a regular basis using all purpose disinfectants and other disinfectant products. Any public areas such
“To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul,” the English poet Alfred Austin once said. Gardening has been a popular hobby throughout the ages, and it’s been picking up traction in recent years. People are looking for inexpensive hobbies, ways to pay less for fresh produce, and have an increased interest in knowing where their food comes from, and how it was raised.
About 55 million households have tried growing edible plants in the past four years. Sometimes, growing vegetables, fruits and herbs isn’t as intuitive as people would think. Like with anything, there is a learning curve, as well as helpful tips and tricks that can help you avoid easy mistakes. Here are a few edible landscaping tips for beginners.
The Top Five Easiest Edible Plants to Grow: Great S
Did you know that Shoji screens were commonly used in Japanese homes in the 16th century? Shoji screens are door or room dividers that consist of semitransparent paper and a wood frame. Shoji screens have been an important part of Japanese architecture for five centuries, and they are now commonly used in home settings. There are several benefits of using Shoji screens, as they are a great addition to nearly any home. 1. Versatile. Shoji screens are used for a variety of purposes. Sliding Shoji screens, for example, are commonly used