Be Lazy! Schedule Your Donation for Pick-up

Veterans donations

Do you have a pile of old clothes in a closet at home you have been meaning to take to one of the charity organizations in your area? It is likely you do; Americans are responsible for approximately 4.7 billion pounds of clothing donations annually. There are all sorts of organizations that use donations, from helping former convicts get back on their feet to charities for wounded soldiers.

Some estimates claim Americans throw away or donate about 68 pounds of worn clothing each year. That’s quite an amount to toss away instead of giving to someone else. Many charities have a truck for donation pickup, making things much easier. You do not even nee Continue Reading →

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Donating to Military Families Makes Good Sense

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When was the last time you did something that made you feel really good? Sometimes people get so caught up in their own busy schedules and their own needs that helping others gets pushed to the side. When you are feeling your most frantic and overwhelmed, making the decision to help others can have a calming effect. MAking large financial donations, of course, is one option. But what if you don’t have the resources to do that? What can you do, on a small budget or no budget at all, that can help the greater good. One possibility is to coordinate efforts to help military families. Support for military families can come in many forms, all of which can leave you feeling better about yourself, as well as helping others.

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Making a Difference – Charitable Clothing Donations That Make Lives Better

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Donating to charity is something that can always fill your heart with happiness and pride. Giving to those in need is an activity that our innate humanity and altruism dictates us to do, and it is an altogether good feeling to be able to make a difference by changing a few lives for the better.

There are over a million charitable organizations in America that provide life-enhancing services and support to those in need. If you are looking to donate and change a few lives, giving away your old clothes is a great way of achieving that. Donating clothes makes sense in many ways- not only does it allow you to ensure that your old clothes get used by the people who need them, it also ensures that your textile waste, 90% of which is actually recyclable, does not pollute the environment by ending up at a lan Continue Reading →

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Top Things to Check Before Signing a Lease

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Finding a new apartment is a long and involved process, and there are many things that can go unnoticed in the seemingly endless search for a place to live. Even the best apartments can have hidden issues that you won’t notice until after you’ve already moved in. The last thing you want is to have more to do after moving in. (It’s already stressful enough to have to unpack!) Here are a few things you should inspect before renting an apartment.

Floors, Walls, and Windows

When looking at a potential apartment rental, be sure to thoroughly inspect all of the surfaces in the apartment. Floors and walls should be clean, without any noticeable stains or holes. Make sure the windows can be easily opened or closed, and do not have any cracked glass. Take note of any Continue Reading →

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Different Homes For Different Folks

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If you’re looking at buying a home, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind. Your new home will set the standard for your new life! When picking out your next house, here are some of the options that you can look at to give yourself a change of scenery, and give your life a whole new direction.

City Living – If you like to stay connected to all the city’s social events and artistic endeavors, then you should consider a property in a busy metropolitan area. A house in the city will put you in the center of all the action, and you’ll be close to any kinds of local businesses or events going on. This is a great option for those who are looking to ditch the long wo Continue Reading →

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The Three Considerations for Additional Storage

Corner sheds

There are about 20 million garden sheds sitting on lawns across the U.S., roughly the same as the U.K. People need a place to store garden tools away from the burning sun and pouring rain. Before you head down to your closest home improvement store, read below.

Wood Storage Sheds or Vinyls Sheds?

Is one really better than the other? Not exactly; one will be better for you depending on what you need a shed to provide. A wooden shed is more susceptible to the elements and needs to be protected with a stain and examined periodically for termites. But a wooden shed is easier to customize in terms of painting and adding additional shelving.

Vinyl sheds are wha Continue Reading →

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What Are the Best Charities to Donate To When You Have Clothing, Household Goods, and Time to Give?

Donating clothing to charity

Has the clutter around your house become too much to deal with? Are you stuck trying to figure out what to do with old furniture or electronics? Interested in a rewarding experience helping other people? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it may be time for you to help the charity foundations near you!

If you’re wondering about the best charities to donate items to, here’s how you can give and where you can give it.

What are the best charities to donate to if you have clothing donations to give?

These days there are a number of different types of charities that will accept gently used clothing donations from families and individuals of all ages. Because clothing is something that everyone needs, donations go a long way in helping families in need. Continue Reading →

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Resurrecting or Replacing Your Dead Remote Control

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We’ve all been there: Your TV or DVD player remote dies, and then you’re stuck going back and forth between the couch and the TV to make any adjustments to what you’re watching. Or, if your equipment is newer, you might find it’s impossible to even operate your entertainment system without the remote. Here’s what to do about it:

Resurrecting an (Apparently) Dead Remote

Often, a remote will appear dead when it’s really not. There are three methods that will revive quite a few dead remotes.

  1. Clean the Battery Terminals

    Corroded battery terminals are a common culprit when it comes to the death of many electr Continue Reading →

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8 of the Most Popular Luxury Home Amenities

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There’s a common misconception among home buyers that luxury custom homes are only for the rich, but that’s just not the case. If you spend wisely, and take time develop you custom home plans, you can make you dream a reality. Here are a few of the most popular upgrades for luxury custom homes.

  1. Spa Rooms– Relaxation would be at your fingertips with a home spa room.
  2. Wine Cellar with a Tasting Room– This would be a great and beautiful way to spend a night with friends or family without even having to leave home.
  3. Full Outdoor Kitchen– This can include something like a wo Continue Reading →
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Why You Should Avoid Universal Remotes

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More than half of American households have more than 3 devices in their living rooms that require a remote control, and 20% of Americans report having a perfectly functional electronic device that can’t be used because the remote is broken or missing. This might be enough to drive any fed-up TV owner to look for universal remotes, but stop right there. All in one remote controls are usually more of a hassle than they are a solution, and here is why:

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