Archive for March, 2015

Movin’ On Up Exploring the Benefits of Luxury Apartment Living

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Apartments in old city philadelphia, Best luxury apartments, The best apartments

City loft apartments
Back in the day — actually not that long ago — America was a very, very different place. The housing market was booming, the economy was thriving, the job market was secure, and the Backstreet Boys were still considered cool (groan). Thanks to the beliefs and values of past generations, during this time home ownership was a sign of having “made it” in life.
However, was the Great Recession hit during the mid 2000′s, America underwent a major change. The housing market plummeted, the economy crashed, and the job market became fiercely competitive and unstable. Thousands upon thousands of Americans lost their jobs, their homes, and their savings as the economy spiraled downward.
Because of this, Americans had to adapt and do so quickly. As such, renting Continue Reading No Comments

Consider Charitable Clothing Donations For the Nation’s Poor and Homeless

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Charities that will pick up donations, Charity pick up, Donations for non profit organizations

St vincent de paul donation pick up
Homelessness in the United States has always been a major concern for government officials and the public alike. Though it may not be fair to say that homelessness has reached an all-time high, it is still a devastating problem throughout the country. The Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that more than 600,000 people at any given night are without a home to go to. For those 600,000 people — a quarter of whom are children — charitable clothing donations go a long way.
Donating clothes to charity truly provides support for those who, for various reasons, cannot help themselves. The homeless are some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Without the kindness of stra

Are Organic Lawncare Services Right for Your Home? Here Are Three Reasons to Try Them on Your Lawn and Garden

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Custom house designs, Gardening plants and flowers, Landscape trees and shrubs

organic lawncare serviceEach year, Americans use approximately 78 million pounds of pesticides. These chemicals are used for everything from agricultural applications on large farms to lawncare treatments for homeowners. However, once these pesticides seep into the water table, they infiltrate water supplies and have been linked to a variety of diseases, including cancer, birth defects, liver and kidney damage, neurotoxicity, and other effects on the reproductive and endocrine systems of humans. In fact, these pesticides have been found in the groundwater in 43 states so far. With this in mind, many people are now switching to organic lawncare services to have a pesticide free lawn and garden and help their community by contributing less pollution to the earth.

What are the advantages of switching to pesticide free lawncare treatments? Here are three of the reasons why so many people want to switch to organic lawncare services:

1. Organic is better for the environment
Pesticides and herbicides are some of the world’s top polluters, leading to more than one million chronic diseases and deaths per year. Because lawncare treatments, especially, are so concentrated to one area, the average suburban lawn can see up to 10 times as much chemical pesticide use per acre than farmland. Additionally, these pesticides are also responsible for killing between 60 and 90% of earthworms in that lawn, which degrades the quality of that soil in surrounding areas. The more pesticides are used the worse off the soil and water quality are in a particular region. Organic lawncare services, however, can provide solutions that will beautify lawns without the negative environmental effects.

2. Pesticide free lawn services are safer for kids and pets
Lawns that get traditional chemical treatments will always have small placards placed into them later that warn neighbors and homeowners to keep off the grass. Because the lawns were sprayed with pesticides and herbicides, these chemicals can travel into homes on shoes or even bare feet, where they can have detrimental effects on the health of family members. These chemicals also prevent children from playing on the lawn lest they come into contact with these chemicals, and they also prevent a hazard for pets who might lie in or chew on grass. Organic lawncare treatments, however, do not pose the same risks and will be safe for adults, kids, and pets to be around.

3. Growing fruits and vegetables in a pesticide free lawn can help homeowners produce their own organic foods
Anyone who has bought organic produce at the supermarket knows how expensive it can be and how limited the selections usually are. Getting an organic and pesticide free lawncare treatment, however, gives homeowners who enjoy gardening the opportunity to grow their own fruits and vegetables without having to worry about chemical pollution.

Have more questions about the benefits of organic gardening and lawncare? Leave a comment below.

The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Donating Clothing to Charity

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Clothing donations for veterans, Helping disabled veterans, Purple heart pick up

Wounded veterans charities
With the arrival of spring, many people begin to consider donating clothing to charity organizations in their areas. However, before giving any kind of donation, it is always important to be mindful of what is given and to whom and why they may require those donations. Additionally, many donors are unsure of exactly where and when to donate clothes, which can create some confusion.
If you are planning to donate clothing to charity, make sure that you know exactly how to go about the donation process. Here’s what you need to know about donating using the Five W’s: who, what, where, when, and why.
    Who
    The answer to the question of who is twofold: who rec

Chromecast Update Allows You to Use Your TV Remote to Control Certain Programs

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Lg remote control
In recent years, a number of companies have begun moving away from traditional television remote controls, allowing users to control their equipment with their smartphones and mobile devices instead. While some people have likely found this to be convenient, many others have found it to be inconvenient; after all, when these devices are used for so many different things, can you really blame a family member when they wander away with the tablet in the middle of a show, leaving you unable to change the channel? Now, one company seems to have adapted their system, allowing customers to use normal TV remote controls.

Since its introduction, one of the biggest issues with Google’s Chromecast is that it could only be controlled with a phone, tablet or laptop. However, the latest firmware update for the s

The Advantages of Buying a Modern Home in a Self-Sustaining Community

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Modern tampa bay homes, New homes in land o lakes fl, Single family homes

Tampa fl new homes
Prospective home buyers have much to consider when they look into purchasing a house. From location and amenities to school district and home price, buyers routinely make “must-haves” to include anything they can think of to ensure that they receive the best deal possible. But there’s something else that many home buyers also look at, which is a home’s energy efficiency.
When considering buying a new home, including those that are custom built, heating and cooling costs are at least somewhat important to 86% of buyers. In fact, energy efficiency in appliances is also an issue for those who want Continue Reading No Comments

Three Interior Decorating Faux Pas to Avoid

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Armillary sphere for sale, Nautical theme decor, Wall mounted bell

Porthole clock
Crafting a quality nautical-theme isn’t hard to do. You just have to balance a color palette of white, navy, and khaki, and then arrange some nautical home decorations, such as porthole clocks, nautical wheels, and wall mounted bells, tastefully throughout the space.
Simple, right?
While it may be easy to create a nautical-theme, there are still many interior decorating faux-pas that are easy to make. Here are just a few to watch out for.
Leaving Ceilings White.
Don’t leave your ceiling white. Although it’s one of the most dominant colors in a well done nautical-theme, it’s best to choose something else. Adding color to this one part of the room will add so much more visual drama and character. If you don’t like the idea of a khaki or navy ceiling, many interior decorators a

Three Commonly-Asked Questions About Air Conditioning

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Heating and cooling systems, Heating and cooling units, Will the heat index affect your air conditioning

Emergency furnace repair
Nearly all houses in the U.S. have some kind of air conditioning system — and that may be why the U.S. heating and cooling services industry is currently worth an incredible $71 billion.
And a huge part of being a homeowner is being sure that you understand all that you should about your home’s air conditioning system. This will allow you to more quickly detect when something goes wrong, preventing more costly damage that comes from ignoring the issue.
Are all your questions about your home air conditioning systems being answered? To find out, here are some of the most frequently-asked questions we receive about home air conditioning rep

Three Signs That Renting an Apartment Is the Right Choice for You

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Luxury apartment rental, Luxury apartments in philadelphia, Post commercial real estate

Luxury city apartments
If you’re looking around for a new place to live, it can be difficult to decide whether buying a house or finding a loft apartment rental is a better choice — so to help you out, here are few signs that you’ll probably benefit from looking at loft and apartments for rent: