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Why You Should Consider Donating To American Red Cross

Donate clothes to red cross

How do you give to charity? Are you someone that likes to have furniture yard sales during the summer or someone who prefers to give away gently used appliances when they don’t fit your lifestyle anymore? Whatever your particular reason may be, charity donations are a fantastic way of helping out your environment, fellow human being and personal budget all in one fell swoop. American Red Cross clothing donations are widely considered one of the best ways of supporting various industries, with only a little effort on your part with results that can be felt for years to come.

Charity Trends

Did you know 70% of Americans will donate to charity every year? This totals up to 3% of total A (more…)

06 Apr 2017

Planning the Perfect Charity Fundraising Event

Donate clothes

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? There are many reasons that people organize charitable events and organizations. Some do it for employment or academic reasons, perhaps to add to the application process of a highly selective college. Others do it purely out of the compassion and empathy they have for others. Some are simply bored and looking for a way to spend their day. Then, there are a large percentage of people who have a mix of any of those reasons. Regardless of your desire to organize a charitable event, keep these planning suggestions in mind.

Host with a reputable charitable organization

People tend to believe in a charity and to donate more, when they believe in that charity. It can be extremely helpful to host your charitable event with a well kno (more…)

06 Apr 2017

You Cannot Go Wrong with Handmade Amish Furniture

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In our modern world where making something quickly and getting it to market seems to somehow be preferred to taking the time to make something right the first time, Amish furniture proves time and again that quality takes time but is very worth it in the end. Whether you are looking for custom gazebos or small sheds, the quality and craftsmanship are hard to beat, no matter where you look.

For one thing, every single piece of Amish furniture is handcrafted. The furniture you have made for you is made out of some of the best and most reliable wood you will find in the northeastern United States. When you buy Amish furniture, you are buying heirloom-quality pieces that will last for a very long time and will give (more…)

03 Apr 2017

Know the Signs How to Detect Early Signs of Dementia

Memory care activities for seniors

As you see your loved one begin to grow older, you may find yourself worrying about what health concerns they may run into. A couple of those at the forefront of your mind may be Alzheimer’s or dementia. You may wonder if their memory loss is just due to age or something worse. Luckily, there are things you can look for before you decide to take them in for a check-up with their primary care doctor.

Drastic Memory Loss

With age does come the tendency to forget certain things. This doesn’t necessarily point to one of the early dementia stages. Forgetting things like names, dates or appointments but remembering them later on is common for older people. However, if they need to constantly be reminded (more…)

06 Mar 2017

How To Design And Decorate A Beautiful Home No Matter Your Budget

Nautical decor

How do you create a home that feels like home? Is it the way you arrange your furniture or is a happy household more geared to the color scheme you use? Whatever your personal goals are, what matters most is the heart you put into your projects. A house is more than just a place where you eat and lay your head — it’s an extension of yourself, one that can lift your mood or dampen it throughout the week. If you’re starting to feel the drain of a home that’s not visually up to snuff or simply want to start a new home renovation project to occupy your time, read below to learn more about the basics of interior design and why your home can be the next brilliant element in your life.

What Are Popular Furniture Choices?

Furniture can make or break a happy home. You’ll want to find a sha (more…)

03 Mar 2017

Tips for Choosing a Senior Community Right For You

What is assisted living

It seems that the idea of senior communities as a whole have a bad reputation. However, many senior communities actually provide good for its residents. Nearly 60% of independent living residents who participated in customer satisfaction surveys fielded by National Research in 2012 visited two or more residential communities prior to selecting the one they decided to call home. About 44% of those surveyed cited reputation and recommendation as the reason they chose the senior living community, followed by location at 40%. Although it may take some research and on site visits, beneficial assisted living communities can be found.

Location
The location is generally one of the most important deciding factors in an assisted living facility. Most seniors want to move to so (more…)

27 Feb 2017

Tired and Achy? Your Mattress Could be to Blame

Mattress for a bad back

On average, we spend eight hours a night in our beds. However, many of us sleep on cheap mattresses that are causing us pain and fatigue. Do you feel refreshed when you wake up in the mornings? If not, your mattress could be to blame.

As many as 70 million adults in the United States have a sleep disorder. Approximately half of Americans say they don?t get enough sleep, yet do nothing to make their sleep better. Nearly half suffer from snoring, and in the past month, nearly 38% have fallen asleep during the day. Worse yet, nearly 5% have fallen asleep while driving.

An old, cheap mattress is likely the cause of these problems. While more than 90% of people believe in the importance of a comfortable mattress when it comes to a good night’s sleep, very few change their mattress as often as t (more…)

24 Feb 2017

The Terrible Twos How To Combat And Prevent Tantrums

Toddler screaming tantrums

Dealing with terrible twos behavior is perhaps one of the most difficult things a parent will do. A two year old child is no longer quite as easy to understand as an infant — their needs are more complex, their emotional range is expanding, and yes, they have the ability to throw tantrums on purpose to get what they want. Therefore, it can be easy for parents to get frustrated with their toddlers. The most important thing is that you don’t let your frustration get the better of you; you’re still a parent, after all, and while there is a need for discipline, you don’t want it to get in the way of bonding with your child. It’s important that you (more…)

24 Feb 2017

Creating a Nautical Theme at Home With Life Preserver Decoration Items

Nautical telescope

Like most people, it is likely that you too like to make changes to your home decoration to create an immersive mood and ambience. This is not always easy to achieve, especially if you want to maintain a level of consistency of composition and theme throughout your home. If you are someone who has a discerning mind and is very particular about home decoration, throwing random things together and hoping that things might look good is not likely to be good enough for you. It is more likely that you would first think of an overall theme, and then acquire the right items keeping with that theme, so that the decoration can have a consistency and a certain feel to it, creating a certain kind of ambience that you want in your home. This is the most crucial part, and the theme that you decide on would go on to play (more…)

23 Feb 2017

How to handle the most common toddler tantrums

Healthy food for picky toddlers

As far as infants go, your child was a dream. They rarely cried, often slept through the night and were all around, just plain adorable. But they just turned two…and suddenly they’re like a totally different child. They’re constantly picking fights, screaming, acting out and being your worst nightmare. Ah, welcome to the terrible twos aka toddlers and tantrums. While it’s a tough stage to handle, you can take comfort knowing that you aren’t alone and that most parents go through the exact same stage with their kids. It’s extremely common! But that doesn’t make it any easier. Here are some of the most common problems you’ll face dealing with terrible twos, and how to handle (more…)

21 Feb 2017