Archive for June, 2015

Move In and Move On (Cut the Complications When Moving)

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Bluffton real estate for sale, Bluffton sc homes for sale, Homes for sale

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If you’ve recently bought a new home, or are in the process of buying a home, congratulations! You’ve probably got a lot of stuff on your mind. Stuff like “Where am I gonna put all this stuff?” probably. But never fear! Here are some tips and tricks to help you move into a new home with as little clutter and chaos as possible.
A truly relaxed lifestyle is all about simplicity. That being said, it makes sense to keep things simple when you’re moving. Make a list of everything you know you want in your new home, and get specific! That painting of London, that copy of Bruce Almighty on Blu-Ray, t

DIY 3 Whimsical Ways To Transform Garden Sheds

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Across the pond in the United Kingdom, the humble garden shed has long been a popular feature in not-so-humble country estates. More than 10 million U.K. homeowners have a garden shed, and increasingly garden shed designs have been blossoming in U.S. backyards, too.
Now that the Web is full of sites like Pinterest, Instagram, and a thousand Do-It-Yourself Blogs and How To websites, it’s never been easier to find step-by-step tutorials for building truly fantastic garden shed designs.
If you have a boring old shed on your property, or if you’re looking for custom shed designs to complement your existing landscaping features, then here’s four whimsical ways to hack garden shed designs:
1. Prefab Structures Are Perfect For Hacking
Most Americans don’t have the construction or en

Surprising Facts About How Clothing Donations Help the Environment

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Charities that pick up donations, Clothes donations, Veterans clothing donations

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Environmental concerns have been rising for years. Here are some facts you may not know about the environment and how you can do your part to help:

  • The average American makes 4.5 pounds of trash daily. This comes out to an estimated 1.5 tons of waste per year.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency reports that about 75% of solid waste is recyclable, even though only an estimated 30% is actually recycled.
  • Americans create about 21.5 million tons of food waste every year.
  • If that food waste was all composted, the greenhouse gases it would reduce would be equal to the effect of taking 2 million cars off the road.
  • If every American who buys a newspaper recycled just one-tenth of it, 25 million trees a year would be saved.

3 Signs It’s Time to Redecorate Pronto

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As cool as you may think your interior design might be, it might be higher time to redecorate than you suspect. Here are just a few clues you may be missing.
It’s Been a While Since You’ve Updated Things. When was the last time you redecorated your home? Can you even remember? If it’s been awhile, don’t worry, because you’re not alone. Nearly half (47%) of Americans haven’t updated their interior design in the past five years. In other words, more than half of the nation needs to redecorate.
Your Home Is a Little Depressing. If you’ve been feeling a little down when you’re at home, then it might be time to redecorate. Believe it or not, only one out of five Americans are happy with their home decor, and 14% of Americans say their homes make them feel downright

3 Ways To Be Smarter About Buying a New Home

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Real estate agent, Real estate broker, Real estate temecula

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Buying a new home can seem like a daunting process, especially if you’ve never purchased a house before. One of the most important things you can do, before making any major decisions (and definitely before stressing out too much by yourself) is to find a great real estate agent to help you through it.
But if you’re wondering what you can do to get ready, or if you’re just wondering what to expect when you’re buying a new home for the first time, here are a few insider tips that will make the entire process a little bit easier:
  1. Set a reasonable price limit. It’s okay to go a little above the amount that you originally wanted to pay, but the key when looking a

3 Unforgettable Memorial Ideas For Pets

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For many Americans, the death of a beloved childhood pet is the first time they ever encounter the concept of death. Sadly, that first brush with mortality is often marked with nothing more than an impromptu toilet bowl funeral, or a traumatic final trip to the vet.
As adults, many U.S. animal lovers choose to honor their special bond with unforgettable memorials. While people might tease you about constantly posting pet pics on Facebook and Twitter, the truth is that human beings and animals like cats and dogs have a special bond. We’ve evolved side by side for thousands of years, and the passing of a pet often causes deep grief.
For years, many people struggled with this grief alone, but now the Web is connecting bereaved pet owners looking for unique sympathy gifts and ways to help the

Transform the Way You Sleep With Adjustable Beds

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Adjustable beds electric, Adjustable mattress, Recliner beds

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Did you know that sleeping on a flat mattress may be increasing your pain levels? If you suffer from one the leading issues that keep people awake (namely, pain in your back and neck, TMJ, or bad headaches), your regular mattress might be contributing to how bad you feel when you wake up or your pain during the day. The new mattress topper or a larger bed probably won’t help your pain. However, one type of bed that you may not have heard of might just be the solution to your problems.
Hospitals are the most common place you can find this type of bed: adjustable beds. The slight incline that they provide either at the top or bottom of the bed keeps you from contorting your body while you sleep into uncomfortable posi

Three Little Known But Important Facts About Clothing Donations

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Best charities to donate to, Charitable donation, Charitable donations, Charity donations

clothing donationDuring the winter holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in the spirit of generosity, kindness, and that general feel-good vibe. After all, it’s contagious, and the air seems to buzz with radiant, positive energy.

It’s during this chaotic time that organizations receive the most charitable donations out of any other time of the year. In preparation for large holiday feasts, events, and parties, and in order to restock food banks, it’s common for donors and volunteers to give non-perishable food items such as canned goods as charity donations during this time of year.

While all kind of donations are accepted — and needed — donating clothing to charity can be particularly beneficial, regardless of the time of year. With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get a jump start on your spring cleaning while giving back to your community by cleaning out your closet.

Here are three of the top reasons why clothing donations are so important.

They fulfill a basic need
Food, shelter, and clothing are considered the three most basic things every human needs in order to live, making clothing donations of the utmost importance. While winter clothing is especially helpful during the colder months, you can donate all kinds and styles of clothing all year long. In fact, business casual and professional attire is always in high demand. Even if you’re short on time, donation pick up services allow you give back at a time that works best for you.

They’re good for you
While donating and volunteering helps those in need, did you know that it can also benefit your own physiology? According to a research study published in June 2014 by the Citizens Advice Bureau, three out of five participants said donating and volunteering helped them to feel less stressed. In addition, four out of five said donating and volunteering helped to improve their self confidence.

They’re good for the environment
Even though 99% of clothing that is thrown away could have been recycled, Americans discard an average of 68 pounds of clothing a year. By recycling or donating unused or unneeded clothing, you’re helping to reduce landfill waste, as well as pollution to the environment. For example, in 2006, a whopping 2.5 billion pounds of fabric were kept from the landfills by used-clothing purchases.

How to Find the Right Assisted Living Facility For Your Loved One

Written by Family Fun. Posted in Assisted living in maryland, Compare nursing homes, Eldercare elkton

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There are about 33,000 assisted living facilities in the United States. While some of these assisted living homes are certainly places where the elderly person in your life would feel perfectly comfortable and happy, there are others that have less satisfactory services.
In order to avoid the latter, here are a few things to look for as you review your senior housing options.
What Is the Housing Like?
First things first, you need to check out how many houses and apartments