Monthly Archives March 2016

7 Reasons Why Giving to Charity Could Be Your Best Decision Yet

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Spring is quickly approaching, and the all too familiar ‘spring cleaning’ is looming ahead. Some love the deep cleaning and some hate it. Whichever category you fall in, part of a good spring clean is getting rid of things that we don’t need. All of us have plenty of clothing, appliances and other items that we have not used in so long. In 2011, 90% of the clothes and material that was tossed could have been recycled. but were not. Since then, about 12 million tons have been thrown out each year. Let’s not let that happen this year.

Charitable donations are the best way to get rid of our gently used items. People need clothing donations...

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Upgrade Your Backyard How to Get the Most Out of an Under-Utilized Living Space

Gas fireplace logs

A home is nothing more than the sum of its parts, yet many homeowners seem to constantly neglect a crucial part of their home: the actual property. Home buyers and sellers who realize this are able to tap into a world of potential through landscaping and exterior decorating to increase the curb appeal and value of any home. Here are some ways that homeowners can revitalize under-utilized yard space through smart, lasting investments.

Beautifying One’s Home

Landscaping is a practical art form in many respects. Properly installed tree lines can help reduce heating costs in the winter; likewise, the shade provided by specially positioned trees can help cut down on air conditioning costs in the summer. With the right kind of landscaping, homeowners can potentially negate harmful w

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Warm Homes Mean Warm Hearts

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Some people love winter. There are those who love it for everything it is: cold weather to bundle up in, lots of snow to build snowmen and snow forts, all of the outdoor activities like downhill skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, sledding, and cross country skiing, not to mention the snowball fights. And then there are those who can appreciate winter, but from the comfort and warmth of the safety of their homes. For those who have trouble getting excited about the cold outdoors, plop them down in front of the fire, or even a vent-free fireplace log set with a steaming cup of cocoa, and they just might warm up to the idea of the most frigid of seasons.

Why a vent-free fireplace log set?
There are those who are fortunate enough to live in beautiful old homes with fireplaces built rig

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