Monthly Archives January 2016

Give on the Cheap and Still Make a Difference With Charitable Clothing Donations

Donating clothing to charity

Have you been looking to do a good turn? Are your closets overflowing with clothes you don’t wear or need anymore? Have you considered making a clothing donation? From veterans clothing donations to local clothing donations, almost every charitable organization will take clothing as a donation. During winter months especially, clothing donations can be incredibly welcome, to clothe the homeless or people in need. Instead of throwing out all those old winter coats or clothes that your kids don’t fit into anymore, why not give them a second life and another person a new set of clothes or a way to stay warm? It doesn’t require you giving any money or time, but is a wonderful act of kindness that can be appreciated

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Outdoor Weddings And Parties How To Make Them Special

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Tent rentals for parties, weddings and other events are a big business. They’re often made of a white translucent sailcloth material, which makes them both durable and waterproof. You can get natural wooden poles, rounded ends and beautiful peaks for a look that’s both unique and elegant.

But are you aware of all the other things you can rent to make your event the best it can be? Along with tent rentals, it makes good sense to get your tables, chairs and linens from the same company. Be sure to choose one that has a lot of experience in the business.

Of course, when you’re planning your wedding, your ultimate goal is for every last detail to be absolutely pe

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Ways Your Used Clothing Donations Help The World

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Americans give a lot to charities. At least 70% of us donate to charities every year. A lot of this is in the form of items and not direct cash donations. Making used clothing donations is a great way for people to help others and help the environment at the same time.

How Making Used Clothing Donations Helps the World:

  • Your used clothing donations go to people who need those clothes. When your kids grow out of coats and other clothes, when you donate clothes, children whose families cannot afford to buy new clothes will benefit directly from your generosity. Families all around the world are in need of warm clothes to help th
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Planning Ahead a When Furnishing a Home

Tips for purchasing a mattress

Buying furniture and furnishing a home can involve some major decision-making. Not only is furniture a big ticket item for most people, you will be living with your choices for a long time to come. Most types of mattress will last up to ten years, and if you choose high quality pieces for your living room or dining room, they may become family heirlooms. So when it comes to important choices like memory foam vs spring mattress or which home furnishing styles are right for you, a little research in advance can help you make the right choices.

Pick a theme: beach house

Donate Used Clothing And Household Items To Charity

Military order of the purple heart

Many of us are accustomed to passing on our unneeded clothing to be used by others. About 80% of charitable clothing donations are donated to the needy by organizations in the United States or sold to support their funding.

There are many organizations that accept clothing donations
, and some even have a donation pickup service. It’s estimated that two million tons of clothing and textiles were recycled or donated to charity in the United States in the year 2011. But another 12 million tons is thrown out in the United States each year. And 90% of that could have been recycled or reused.

One group in particular that c

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Planning and Quality Party Rentals Can Help Make Your Event a Success

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From birthday parties to street festivals, having the right party supplies can make all the difference. For tents, furniture, tableware and linen rentals, having a one stop shop where you can get attractive, elegant supplies can make all the difference to the success of your party or event. A quality linen rental service will not only have everything you need to throw the best party ever, it will also be able to help you in planning the event.

Location and planning

Backyard party, wedding or street festival, it helps to plan out every step in advance, from invitations to decorations, food and activities. Whether it

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5 Tips to Make Your Yard Awesome

Broadleaf shrubs

The yard is often the first thing people notice about a home. This could be why so many people tend to their landscape design with the same amount of enthusiasm as their interior design. Whether you hire a full service landscaping company or do it all yourself, there is no getting around how much value a nice garden and yard add to a home.

Tips for Creating the Perfect Outdoor Area

  1. Plan ahead. Before you run out to the nearest garden store or stop by a full service landscaping firm, make a plan for what you want your yard to look like. in a similar way that you should not go food shopping when you are hungry, jumping i
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How Do I Find the Best Preschool for My Three Year Old?

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Everything seems to happen so much faster today. While parents who went to kindergarten in the 1960s may have never even heard of preschool, today’s three, four, and five year olds are showing up at preschool ready to tackle more than just a fun social schedule. Before preschools became the step ahead that many families expect, kindergartners were allowed to come to school, spend time with friends, and, very often, leave by noon. Now that half day kindergarten options are few and far between, finding a good preschool to prepare children seems to be a goal for many families.
Choosing the best preschool is often a task that is very different for every family. Parents who are concerned about a strict attention to acade

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Grilling What Seperates Us From the Foodies

Patio set

Since when did food become so serious? We all like to eat, but self-described “foodies” won’t eat a lobster tail unless it was sous-vide with clarified butter on top of an arugula salad. Normal eaters like us don’t need all the fancy fixings, we just need to eat good fresh food prepared in our own backyards. Let the foodies keep their truffle risotto: I’ll just have a steak on the grill.

America’s Favorite Way to Cook

Up to 80% of households own a outdoor barbecue, grill, or smoker of some kind to compliment the natural flavor of meats and vegetables with a flame-seared kiss. When it comes to grilling, veteran grillers know to season lightly and let the food speak for itself. Different kinds of grills have different benefits depending on the griller’s preference. Up to 61% of those who

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How Christian Church Design Evolved

Church pews and chairs

The iconic steeples of Christian churches may seem like an anachronism in the increasingly secular age in which we live, and yet almost 70% of Americans say they attend church occasionally, while as much as 40% are classified as very religious under a Gallup poll. There is even evidence that those who are very religious — regardless of faith — are healthier than those who are not. Church architecture and interior design, too, play an important part in American life; a picture of a church steeple is still instantly recognizable.

It is interesting then that many of the iconic or traditional elements that we associate with churches have not always been part of the design life of such buildings. Steepl

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