Archive for April 20, 2015
Furnishing a home may not seem like a big deal, but it can actually become more complicated than you might think. Whether you’re moving for the first time or looking to replace old and worn out items, you have a lot to consider even before you begin furniture shopping. The best way to go about furnishing a home, however, is go room by room: think about what each room of the house needs and make a list.
If you’re not sure about what you might need, add these items to a checklist before you hit up your local furniture stores:
Living Room and/or Family Room
The items that you’ll need for these rooms depend upon how much entertaining you’ll be doing. For instance, seating should
There are a variety of charitable organizations in the United States, and they all do fantastic work. The numbers speak for themselves. In 2013, for example, more than $240 billion was donated to charity by individual donors alone, accounting for nearly 72% of all charitable donations. Compare that to educational sector donations (16%) and corporate donations (5%). Though donations of all kinds are wonderful and selfless in themselves, it does say something about the state of American charitable giving in that the organizations that can afford to donate the most — the corporations — wind up donating the very least.
Regardless, the bountiful charitable giving from Americans