Monthly Archives March 2016

Renters Beware US Cities With the Highest Rent Costs

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Some Americans stay in one place their whole lives. They develop deep roots in their hometown and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. In fact, over half (57%) of adults have not lived outside their home state. As many as 37% have never moved away from the town in which they were raised.

On the other end of the spectrum, 15% of Americans have lived in four or more states, and 63% have moved to a new community at least once in their lives. The average American actually moves about 12 times in his or her life.

If you move frequently, you probably rent. You most likely have lived in several different apartments or townhomes in your state or even across the country. You understand the struggle of packing up and

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Helping Military Families With Your Outgrown Clothing Items

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Have you ever looked into your closet or your children?s closet and wondered how and where all the clothing came from? People tend to grow out of clothing or clothing style rather quickly. People are constantly shopping and replacing clothing items. This can make a closet too full and crowded, and it can make you wonder what to do with the excess amount of clothing you own. This is especially true for those with children who seem to be growing on a daily basis. Fortunately, clothing is a highly recyclable product. It is not only great for the environment to recycle clothing items, but it can also help out those families who are in need, especially for military charities.

The majority of people know someone who is or has served in the military. They have seen firsthand the struggles and the sacrifices

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6 Benefits to Giving to Charity

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Do you like giving to charity? If you do, you are not alone. In 2007, people gave about $5.8 billion in clothes to charities in the United States. That is in addition to all of the money and other goods Americans donate every year. Maybe you donate because you have needed help from others and want to give back, Maybe you were taught the importance of making charitable donations. Maybe you just feel good when you make a charitable donation. Whatever your reason may be or no matter how you donate, if you bring your donations in or schedule a charity pick up, giving to others is good for you.

The Benefits of Donating to Charity:

  1. Giving to charities is good for your health. There is a lot of research that shows when people donate to charity, whether is through a charity
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Poor Sleep is Caused by Cheap Matresses

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According to the National Sleep Foundation, the average American probably spends approximately 3,000 hours every year lying on a mattress. With so much time yet to be invested similarly, an adjustable bed will make the future of sleep a dreamily comfortable one. Waking up sore, stiff and in pain is not the way to go to work, and it is not the way to look forward to a night’s sleep. Just as a job requires tools and furniture to get the job done, so too does the human body require an ergonomic platform to perform. Even when at full rest, the human body is still working, and its furniture should be an adjustable mattress.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that people who sleep fewer than seven hours a night claim they are likely to fall asleep during the day approximately once a month, be

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Get Comfortable In Your Home With the Right Furniture

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One thing that can really make a house feel like a home is getting good furniture. It can make a living room feel more comfortable and lived in, turn a bedroom into a cozy nook, and put the finishing touch on an elegant dining room. Plus, in terms of general functionality, it allows you to live comfortably and have a good space for guests, if needed. Furniture can also reflect someone’s lifestyle or aesthetic, with pops of color, quirky accessories, and even just the general furniture chosen. Someone who doesn’t spend much time in their home may have just the bare minimum, for example, while someone who enjoys entertaining is sure to have a dining room table and plenty of chairs, as well as a large and comfy sofa! There are also a range of places you can choose to get your furniture from, be it furnit

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If Your Body is Able to Filter Water, Shouldn’t Your Home be Able to do the Same?

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The human body is nearly 80% water, and as a result, nearly every action in your body is influenced and affected by how hydrated you are. So if water influences that much of your body, doesn’t it make sense that the water you’re putting into your body is pure and uncontaminated?

Keeping track of the things in your water may have been a difficult task in the past, but with whole house filtration systems, you can rest easy knowing that your drinking water will come out of the faucet without any hard materials in it. Hard water is defined as water that has a high mineral content. If your water leaves a residue on your sink or counter, then you may have a hard water issue. Nearly 80% of homes are negatively affected by hard water, but the solution is as simple as investing in a

The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

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The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and the snow is slowly melting away. You know what that means — spring is here! And for a lot of people, that also means it’s time to get out the old feather duster and do some much-needed spring cleaning. But even the noblest of intentions can get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of tasks that need to be done.
Refer to this handy list of spring cleaning tips and in no time you’ll be free to frolic with the frogs in the beautiful, sunny, blooming outdoors!

Clean Your Carpets
Carpets go through quite a lot during the winter. From snow boots to dirty dog paws, these fabric mats essentially act as dirt sponges, absorbing all of the wayward winter muck. To clean your carpets, first target the high traffic stones and zero in on heavy stains.

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Living it Up When Your Age Gets Up There

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Whether we give it much thought or not, the majority of us, if we are lucky, will grow old. Some people fear it, even though every single moment we are blessed to breathe should be appreciated. For some it is the fear of growing ill or weak, not being able to be as active as we are in our youth, or being a burden to family members. One survey revealed that over half of all those who took part in the survey harbored a looming fear of being a burden to the members of their family, and that fear outweighed their fear of death significantly. But what we as a society often fail to realize is that getting older is not something that should be dreaded, and any vain attempts to avoid it are simply a waste of time and energy. Looking into retirement facilities could be the new adventure, just like your first

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4 Ways to Enhance Your Garden

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Warmer temperatures and blue skies hopefully means that you will spending a lot more time in the garden and outdoors. Fresh air is so good for you, as long as the weather is so perfect you should take advantage of the outdoors as much as you can. And what better way to enjoy being outside than in your own garden? If you have not taken the time to beautify your garden yet, then here are a few ideas of things that you can get done quite quickly and still be able to relax the season away under your beautifully designed pergolas or in the hammock under the deck. Just imagine yourself in these places and you’ll be inspired to get started.

  1. Beautifully Designed Pergolas
    A pergola is a flat archway that is placed in your garden that who’s framework is covered with climbing or

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Linen Sheet Popularity is Rising: Here’s Why

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Choosing new sheets can be a hassle if you’re not sure what to look for. Everybody is different, and different people prefer different sheet styles. Linen sheets, in particular, seem to be gaining popularity. Here are some ways that linen sheet sets can benefit sleepers:

Traps In Heat
Falling asleep shivering or waking up in the middle of the night to a freezing room can be extremely frustrating. Linen sheets can be a great way to keep the warmth inside your bed so that you can stay nice and cozy at night.

Keeps You Cool
If linen sheets keep you warm when it’s cold out, what about when it’s hot out? According to a few studies, a person wrapped in linen perspires almost two times less than other sleepers wrapped in cotton or viscose sheets...

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