Monthly Archives: November 2014

How to Avoid These Three Mistakes When Planting a Privacy Wall

Garden centers

Whether you want to block unwanted views, reduce unpleasant noise levels, restrict wind levels or screen your yard from prying eyes, one thing is certain: privacy trees and shrubs can help. However, when it comes to adding this landscaping feature, many homeowners fall prey to a number of common mistakes, causing their privacy trees and shrubs to die off, grow in poorly, or fail to offer their potential advantages. Therefore, before you start your project, read these landscaping design tips to help you avoid problems and create the yard you want.

Mistake: Using One Type o (more…)

21 Nov 2014

What Advantages Does a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit Offer?

Climate control storage

One of the many benefits of self storage units is that some units are climate-controlled. Climate-controlled storage offers many additional advantages for the self storage renter, as it better protects and maintains the quality of the items being stored. Don’t believe me? Check out this list of the benefits of climate-controlled self storage.

  • Protection From Extreme Temperatures – A climate-controlled storage unit can keep your items safe all year-round, regardless of what the weather is like outside. There are many item (more…)

21 Nov 2014

Three Things Every House Flipper Needs

Flip property

Flipping houses has become a pretty popular and lucrative practice in the U.S., even so popular as to become the subject of a number of cable television shows and has generated pretty fierce competition in the low-cost housing market. There are a few different methods of house flipping, and doing it successfully is not as simple as it might seem. Here are three things every house flipper needs to flip a home successfully.

1. Patience
Patience is one of the most important things a house flipper can have. It can be tempting to buy the first home you come across, but doing that might cut into your profit in a big way. One of the most common (more…)

19 Nov 2014

Five Signs You Should Hire a Property Management Company

Property management company

If you own rental property, one of the biggest and most difficult decisions you will have to make is whether or not you should hire a residential property management company to help you with your investment. For many property owners, property management companies can be an extremely helpful resource when it comes to everything from outsourcing various responsibilities to creating a more efficient property. However, some people may not feel comfortable leaving their business in someone else’s hands. How then do you know if you should hire (more…)

18 Nov 2014

Three Landscaping Tips for Amateur Gardeners

Landscaping design plans

Your yard should be a personal sanctuary, a great space for entertaining guests, relaxing your cares away, and simply living. However, if you’ve got more weeds than grass, untrimmed trees and shrubs, and lack even the semblance of landscape design, it can be a difficult place to enjoy. Fortunately, there are a number of steps even amateur gardeners can take to turn their property into a landscaping delight. Follow these landscaping tips for beginners to create the yard you’ve always wanted!

First Things First: Clean Up
While it might be tempting to start planting tree and shrubs, but your project will be easier and will start showing results faster if you start fixing your yard’s problems to cr (more…)

14 Nov 2014

Four Things to Do Before Buying a New Home

Chesapeake realty

Buying a home is going to be one of the biggest purchases you ever make, which can be pretty stressful, especially when you’re relocating to a completely new area. Here are a few reminders of what you need to do before buying a house to get you started and keep you on the right track.

1. Get the Home Inspected
One of the most important things that needs to be done — and this should be near the top of your buying a new home checklist — is to get the home itself inspected. Unless you’re a home inspector yourself, it’s going to be pretty tough to know if everything is up to code and in good working order. You might fall in love with a home but come in to nasty surprises after you’ve moved in.

2. Ask for Repairs
Another one of the most important things to do before (more…)

10 Nov 2014

5 Steps for an Organized and Stress-Free Moving Process

Secure storage

Moving is stressful for almost everyone. You never know just how much you stuff you have until you need to put it all in boxes, move it and then set it all back up in your new home. But here are five steps that can streamline the moving process:

  1. Start With an Inventory

    Before you ever start packing, start making lists of the things that you use every day. That way, you’ll have a clear idea of what needs to stay out until the very end, and what can get packed up early. The things you use most frequently are “priority 1,” whereas the rest are “priority 2.”

  2. Take Advantage of Packing Conveniences

    If you’re willing to make a modest investment, consider getting large plastic bins for packing. If you want to stick to cardboard boxes, you can buy speci (more…)

06 Nov 2014

What Types of Care Can You Get at a Senior Living Facility?

For profit senior homes

Do you have a loved one who needs consistent medical care? Has he or she fallen and been injured? Does this person have a chronic illness or condition that impacts his or her quality of life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may need to place your relative into a community that will provide the most comprehensive senior care options and meet the nursing needs of seniors.

If you are looking for an assisted living home for a relative, you’ll want one that addresses the nursing needs of seniors who require attentive medical care. Assisted living is often tailored to the medical conditions and lifestyles of the individual, so it’s important to find a faci (more…)

04 Nov 2014

Three Reasons You Need to Use a Non-Toxic Bed Bug Treatment

Bed bug thermal solutions atlanta

You wake up in the morning as you would any other, but for some strange reason you’re a little bit itchier. Groggily, you head to the bathroom to shower and brush your tooth as your normally would, but something catches your eye. That spot on your shoulder you were itching is covered in little red bumps.

A creepy wave of realization washes over you: you’ve been eaten by bed bugs.

Your next logical move is to call the exterminators, but hold on. Instead of calling fumigators, you need to call thermal remediation services, who offer the superior bed bug solutions. Here are just a few reasons why.

Pesticides Are Risky.

In just two years, professional bed bug treatments that used chemicals were linked to 81 cases of pesticide poisoning. Exposure to these hazar (more…)

03 Nov 2014

How to Donate Your Clothing to Charity in Unique and Useful Ways

Donations to veterans

According to current research estimates, roughly 70% of Americans donate to charity at least once per year. However, that amount could be higher if more people knew where to donate and what to give. The good news is that there are just as many ways to donate as there are charities, and some of the easiest things to give are gently used clothing donations.

Why donate clothing? Many people purchase clothing and toss it in the trash when they’re “done” with it. But this is contributing to pollution in a big way: as much as 12 to 13 million tons of clothing and textiles wind up in landfills each year in the United States alone. That clothing could have been used in clothing donations to charity instead.

Charitable clothing donations are a major resource for helping families in need in the United S (more…)

03 Nov 2014