When you first start looking for apartments, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the amount of options available. In order to make your search more manageable, and get you in the apartment of your dreams faster, here is a brief apartment hunting checklist to help you whittle down the search results.
Location, Location, Location. … It’s not just for home buyers. The location of an apartment can have a huge impact on whether it’s right for you. Is it close to work or school? How accessible is public transportation? Bear in mind that proximity to a major thoroughfare like an interstate or crosstown highway could be a plus or a minus — it might be easier to get where you’re going, but the noise might make it hard to relax at home.
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Whether you are getting married in Florida or in Alaska, the typical American wedding involves a lot of different factors that need to be considered when planning the ceremony. For example, if you are getting married on Florida, you may want to consider whether you want to have your ceremony inside or outside, while a wedding in Alaska might not have that option. The average age of a woman getting married for the first time is twenty five and this day may be the most important one out of all those years, so it is important to make sure it goes off without a hitch. Here are three big things you should consider about your wedding:
1. When Is Your Wedding?
One of the first things a couple should decide is when, exactly, they plan on getting married. The time of year sets an immediate tone for the wedd Continue Reading
According to recent estimations, the typical American will throw away nearly 70 pounds of clothing and textiles every single year. That’s bad news for the environment, as old clothes tend to pile up in landfills, but it’s also bad news for the thousands of needy families that could benefit from those clothes if they were only donated instead of tossed away and forgotten about inside a dumpster.
Luckily, a leader in clothing recycling has some good news to offer. Jackie King, the executive director of SMART (Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles), says about 3.8 billion pounds of donated clothing each year goes on to be recycled. But why is this good news? After all, can’t those threads be used to help folks on the lower rungs of the economic ladder?
The answer, of course, is tha Continue Reading
The Saxons gave us the word fflaken, meaning to float or fly in the air, which later become flag. While many people used flags to communicate on the battlefields, today decorative flags have begun to adorn homes and gardens everywhere. Whether you are looking for artist flags, decorative holiday flags, or flag accessories, you can find a huge selection with some preliminary research.
Finding the perfect seasonal garden flags or decorative mailbox flags is a little bit like going on a treasure hunt. When first beginning the process, you may want to use online bookmarking sites to browse through different collections of gard Continue Reading
Luxury living need not be so expensive. It’s quite possible to afford cheap luxury apartments on the same city living budget you’re currently on. The key is to redefine your idea of what luxury living is. It’s not caviar in Paris or yacht tours around the Mediterranean–luxury living is surrounding yourself with quality people, things, and experiences.
The first thing to do is to appreciate the luxuries you already have. While you may not have the most high-tech smartphone or state-of-the-art laptop, you do have a computer, or else you wouldn’t be reading this. That’s a luxury. Appreciate it. In your own way, you’re already luxury living. You just have to wake up and notice it.
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Next to securing food and water, finding a place to live and store that food and water is probably the most important priority a person can have. After all, your safety and well-being are directly dependent on being able to stay off the streets at night and out of the rain. Finding a place to live and finding the best place to live are two entirely different things, though, and both are certainly easier said than done. There are several things a prospective tenant must take into consideration when apartment hunting and when sizing up a potential home. Here are three useful tips for would-be renters when apartment hunting:
1. Live Within Your Means
One of the most important things to remember when apartment hunting is that the rent you see now will be the same rent you’ll be asked to pay half a year Continue Reading
When you update, decorate, and customize your home the way you want it, you have plenty of options available to you. One style that’s growing in popularity in the United States is the use of Shoji screens–that is, Japanese style sliding doors and dividers. These doors are a trendy and cost-effective way to divide the rooms of your house and upgrade your decor, not to mention they offer a visually pleasing aesthetic to your living space.
Shoji screens and doors date back to the 16th century and are used in both older and modern Japanese homes. Today, in addition to using them as doors an Continue Reading
An estimated 15% of Americans get their water from private sources that are not regulated by the government. These sources include water wells, and other forms of private water collection for personal use that are not filtered by the water authority.
As a result, many sources of our drinking water contain contaminants that may be hazardous to our health. Chlorine in drinking water is a suspected cause of breast cancer. Studies show that women with breast cancer have an estimated 50-60% more chlorine in their breast tissue than those without breast cancer.
Water filtration systems use advanced filtration technology to reduce industrial chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, turbidity, volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), microorganisms, and bad tastes and odors. Hyper filtration, produces clean water by Continue Reading