Monthly Archives: November 2015

Why Everyone Should Have a Checklist for Moving Into a New Home

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As the house market slowly rebuilds itself, more and more Americans are taking advantage of lower prices to find the home of their dreams. Due to the stress and hassle involved with moving, it makes sense for every family to have a “moving into a new home checklist” to ensure that no detail is neglected. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when creating your “moving into a new home checklist.”


By and large, the most significant factor for many new home buyers is the price range. As a general rule of thumb if you can just barely afford the house, don’t buy it. Homes always come with unexpected fees; besides, no one wants to count themselves short preemptively. Roughly 27% of all new home sales ar (more…)

21 Nov 2015

3 Reasons to Invest in a Lake Home

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If you’re in the market for a new home, there’s one type of house you may have excluded from your search: lake homes. Though lake property for sale is often a bit more expensive than other homes on the market, it’s well worth the investment. Here are just a few things you should consider.

There’s Always Something to Do. – If you have a lake home, you’ll never be in short supply of things to do. You could go out on the water, have a relaxing trip to the beach, check out the boardwalk and more. This is particularly advantageous if you’ve recently retired or are going to retire, as research shows that the happiest retirees have three to four regular activities they do, while the least happy onl (more…)

18 Nov 2015

How to Figure Out What Clothes to Donate

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It isn’t hard to donate clothes, but it can be tricky to figure out what clothes to donate. After all, you never know when you might want to wear that shirt, even though it still has the tags on it and you honestly can’t remember when you even bought it in the first place.

Luckily, there are some pretty neat strategies out there to help you sort out clothing donations. Here are just a few.

Start 3 Piles. – One of the best ways to figure out what clothes to donate are to sort your closets, dressers, wardrobes, and what have you into three piles: keep, donate, and toss, all of which are pretty self-explanatory. It’s best to start with something you definitely know belongs in the toss pile, as that will gear you up to get rid of things. If you start with the ke (more…)

18 Nov 2015

Tossing And Turning At Night? You Might Need A New Mattress

Beautiful girl sleeps in the bedroom, lying on bedThe majority of Americans suffer from mild to chronic back, neck and shoulder pain. While getting your average nightly amount of sleep should help in easing the stress of the day, many people find their pain made worse in the morning due to a poorly-made cushion or old mattress. Adjustable bed mattresses are specifically designed to avoid the common pitfalls of spring cushions and beds by adjusting to suit your body’s unique needs, often made from flexible material that can be altered to your personal specifications.

Causes Of Back Pain
While back and shoulder pain can be caused by a variety of factors, the most common sources originate from work-related stress, bad posture and age. Frequently lifting heavy objects the wrong way or wearing heavy backpacks improperly can put strain on the shoulders and lower back, translating to chronic pain down the road that can last a lifetime. Although medication and therapy can help reduce soreness and headaches, proper sleep patterns should be one of the most prominent factors on your journey to better health.

Common Sleeping Issues
Although tossing and turning is commonly associated with just getting comfortable, it’s a telltale sign that your mattress isn’t geared to your body’s personal needs. Constantly changing positions while you sleep is your body’s subconscious attempt to avoid irritating tension spots that translate to aching pains and stiffness in the morning. If you lay in bed for more than 20 minutes at a time without sleeping it can be more difficult to finally reach your REM cycle later in the night.

Buying The Right Mattress
An adjustable bed mattress is considered the ideal purchase to mediate and reduce the intensity of neck and back pain. It’s been found that a slight incline at either the head or foot of your bed can prevent unwanted pain, while turning the adjustable bed into a couch-like position can support the upper half of your body. An electric bed has the added benefit of creating heat, which is prime for soothing sore muscles and encouraging a restful night’s sleep. Next time you’re out shopping consider an adjustable bed mattress or adjustable electric bed to better assist your body’s natural healing cycle and finally get the sleep you deserve.

Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage, may provide temporary relief of low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, symptoms of gastric reflux, nighttime heartburn. The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Sleeping in an upright position may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring

11 Nov 2015

How Adjustable Beds Help Those With Back Pain Sleep Sound Through the Night

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Sleep is a beautiful thing; we spend roughly a third of our lives snoring, dreaming, and counting sheep. For some, waking up from sleep is a painful process with discomfort and even pain as a result of a poor mattress. Many Americans have already found relief with adjustable bed systems. These adjustable beds can support the top half of a person’s body like a couch; studies have shown that those who lie in bed for more than 20 minutes without sleeping can actually have difficulty falling asleep. Here’s how adjustable bed mattresses help millions of Americans get more restful sleep faster without pain every night.

Sleep Pains

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10 Nov 2015

The Top Reasons Why You Should Consult A Locksmith

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Burglaries are a constant concern for everyone, especially those living in crowded, urban cities. An issue that goes hand in hand with burglaries, of course, is our seeming inability to keep track of keys. With the average person losing about nine items a day, one-third of respondents to a poll reported spending 15 minutes a day searching for items ranging from cell phones to paperwork, and especially keys. It?s no wonder ? Americans often carry several sets of keys at once, including the all-important car and house keys. For this reason, it?s extremely important to keep in touch with a local locksmith service ? for several reasons.

The Importance Of Keeping Copies

Did you know that an estimated 2 million people were locked out of their homes in 2012? Locks and locksmiths (more…)

04 Nov 2015