Each year, the average person in the United States throws away approximately 68 pounds of clothing and textiles, adding up to a total of 12 to 13 million tons of clothing headed to landfills. When you add in the number of discarded household appliances, furniture items, electronics, and other consumer goods, we waste far more than we should. Meanwhile, other families in the U.S. and throughout the world have trouble making ends meet and can’t afford necessary clothing and household items. Our landfills are filling up, but there are so many people who are going without.
However, there is a clear solution that you can use the next time you clean out your home: gather donations for non profit organizations in your area. Giving your used clothing donations and other goods to charity organizations is a Continue Reading →
While they may seem like a relatively minor segment of the United States economy, landscaping services are an important force in many communities. Studies show that the U.S. landscaping industry employs as many as 888,426 people and generates $74 billion in revenue every year. Moreover, the business is continuing to expand: from 2009 to 2014, statistics show the U.S. landscaping industry grew an estimated 4.0% annually. However, if you are the type who prefers to budget and finish as many home projects as possible on your own, you may dismiss professional landscaping as a nonessential service. After all, why should you pay someone to plant shrubs and treesContinue Reading →
Have you had a bed bug infestation in your apartment complex, in a hotel room, or even in your home? One out of five Americans has experienced these invasive, biting critters — or they at least know of someone who has encountered them.
Dying Methods: Today’s bed bug populations are highly resistant to pesticides used for their demise all thanks to natural selection and adaptation strategies. Bed bugs can withstand a wide range of temperatures from nearly freezing to 122 degrees.
These highly resilient bugs should no longer be treated with chemicals because they will just come back within four to six weeks. Chemicals treatments are a dying method, as are other common household, DIY treatments.
You’re going to want bed bug heat treatment instead to get the job done.
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No one likes bed bugs, especially those who own hotels, movie theaters, or are responsible for managing any apartment complex. Bed bugs can lay anywhere from one to give eggs in a single day — that’s 500 in a single lifetime!
As pesky as these little critters are, it just seems wrong to kill them with chemical devices. Often times, the chemicals may not even be very effective. Modern bed bug populations are very resistant to the chemicals currently used for their demise, so it is best to search for alternative solutions: non-toxic bed bug treatment.
What is non-toxic bed bug treatment? Also known as organic bed b Continue Reading →
If you live anywhere it snows, you know how miserable it can be to have to park your car in a driveway (or worse — the street). Every morning you come out to what seems to be six more inches of snow blanketing your car and the area just behind it. You have to brush snow from above the door so it doesn’t go all over the seat when you open it. You start the car and put the defrost and heat on their highest settings in hopes of melting the ice so you don’t have to use your ice scraper. You spend fifteen minutes pushing snow off of the top, sides, windows, lights, and license plates. Your hands are stiff. Your slacks are wet to the knee. And you know that you have to shovel some of that snow from behind your car or you’ll never get out of the driveway again.
This is the plight of the northeasterner most Continue Reading →
As many as four out of five surveyed Americans report that they keep their homes landscaped or maintained at all times. This habit, while surely time-consuming for some, can have a number of benefits for the homeowner and the property: by investing in landscaping services, residents can utilize as much of their land as possible for entertaining, gardening, and living. Moreover, professional landscape services can even help your property gain value. How? Read on to find out!
From 2009 to 2014, the United States landscaping industry grew an estimated 4.0% every year. Currently, the industry generates an estimated $74 billion in revenue annually from a total of 401, 473 companies. These businesses offer a variety of services, from prof Continue Reading →
Buying a home is an exciting process and huge step in any persons life. A home is a place where one goes to be at peace and comfort after the hustle and bustle of the every day. It is important when shopping for a new home to consider how well you think you’ll fit in, as purchasing a new home is a major commitment that will affect your attitude, lifestyle, and overall outlook on life.
Often times older houses can become major investments that require a lot of extra time, labor, and money after purchasing. While some enjoy the process of cultivating and improving their home over time, many also enjoy the comforts of newer, more efficient homes that require less immediately after purchase. That’s why custom luxury homes are the perfect option for a first time buyer that wishes to settle right in t Continue Reading →
It’s an unfortunate fact that many of our nation’s veterans face challenges, especially those related to economics and finances. Many veterans return home from active duty and have difficulties finding work. Some may have been wounded, and integrating back into civilian life can be tough. However, there are many charities that focus on helping military families and helping disabled veterans in order to provide them with the tools they need once they come back to the homefront. Donations for veterans, especially clothing donations, are vital to serving this populations.
Why are donations for veterans so important? Here are some of the items Continue Reading →