Archive for December, 2014
As much as you love your parents, living with them as a millennial seems worse then when you were a child. Even though Mom still does laundry and packed your lunch, you were finally able to save enough — despite crushing student loan debt — to rent a loft in the city. You’re excited to get all settled in until you realize the mismatched furniture, rainbow lamps, and classic rock posters you collected throughout college look even worse next to the polished, sophistic interior of your new space. Yikes.
Like many other tenants who choose to rent a loft, this is a common dilemma. In fact, lofts for rent can be tricky to decorate.
The holiday season is almost here, and although it will end before you know it, the winter will continue for a couple more months after that. In many parts of the United States, that means cold weather, which spells trouble for those who don’t have proper shelter or clothing.
While monetary donations to homeless shelters and other charity organizations that aid in housing are a great idea, there is another type of donation you can give that will help the less fortunate during the winter: gently used clothing donations. Clothing donations serve several purposes. They can be used to clothe the needy, be sold in thrift stores to collect proceeds to benefit the disadvantaged, and be recycled to preserve the p
Investing in rental property is a great way to access a steady flow of income and profit from a common societal need for shelter. However, while managing rental property can be lucrative if done correctly, a simple mistake can often cost a landlord a lot of money. Because of this, many property owners choose to hire rental property management companies, which employ experienced rental property managers to provide a variety of property management services. This can include making simple upgrades to improve a building’s efficiency, screening tenants or even helping with taxes. But whether you plan to hire rental property management companies or not, there ar
Every year, 70% of Americans give to charity — whether it’s donating canned goods to the local food bank or dropping off gently used charitable clothing donations. The New Year is just around the corner, so it is important for U.S. men and women to take care of any last-minute donations, especially if they want to write them off on this year’s taxes. Here are a few dos and don’ts for making charitable donations.
Don’t: Throw Away Gently Used Items
U.S. households throw away 68 pounds of clothing per year — and unnecessarily, too. Gently used or like-new clothing can easily go to families in need. Before tossing old cloth
First c came the Poor Door, a separate entrance for lower-income residents, and now it’s been taken a step further with the Poor Porch.
The New City Borough of Queens, known for its affordable yet beautiful apartment buildings — compared to Brooklyn, which has recently been dubbed the most expensive place to live in the U.S. — has garnered national attention after owners of a new luxury apartment tower have been accused of fencing off the terraces of lower-income tenants.
Erin McFadzen purposefully chose her rent-stabilized corner luxury apartment rental unit because its wrap-around terrace. However, upon moving in, half of it was barricaded by what
One of the most important features of anyone’s bedroom is the bed, because it can affect whether you sleep well or not, which in turn can affect your mood during the day and your overall productivity. A good night’s sleep can be hard to get with traditional mattresses, but the good news is that the mattress industry has come a long way and today there are advanced systems that facilitate the perfect night of sleep for anyone and everyone. The American Sleep Foundation reported than two out of three Americans have problems getting refreshing, adequate sleep that renews them to begin another day.
If you’re frustrated with all of the trouble you’ve been having sleeping and feel like you’re about to give up, there is still hope. Lots of modern bed designs, coupled with Continue Reading No Comments
Christmas is just around the corner, and a fair share of Americans spread some holiday cheer by helping families in need. Charitable donations are more than welcome at this time of year. Here are a few pointers to make donating clothing to charity (and other items, too!) good for you, good for charities, and good for people in need.
Write It Off On Your Taxes
Good news — you can write off clothing donations on your taxes. For that matter, you can write off just about any item that you may donate to local charities. There are a few things to keep in mind, however. “Donations must
Remote controls: there’s almost nothing as convenient as these devices. They help us power and use our TVs, DVD and Blu-Ray players, cable and satellite boxes, stereos, and other electronics. In fact, some devices today can only be used with a remote — a stark contrast from the early days of remote technology when TVs still worked without one. (This was the case when Zenith released its “Lazy Bones” controller in 1950.)
If your remote breaks, gets lost, or is somehow no longer being made, you may think your TV or peripherals will no longer work without a remote. However, there is another option: you can order a replacement remote for your electronics. Replacement remotes can
Back when television remote controls were attached to TVs with a wire, no one had to worry about losing their TV remote controls or having to shop for replacement remotes. Of course, the wire model gave way to the more convenient wireless remote starting with the Flashmatic in 1955, but that ushered in a new era of problems.
The average American home contains 2.24 television sets, and over 50% of American families have four or more devices that require remotes to operate. We’re more reliant on Blu-ray, DVD and television remote controls than ever, but they’re only getting easier to lose.
So how can you a