Archive for August, 2014
In America, couples and their family members put almost $72 billion toward wedding preparations on annual basis. That fact alone should give you an idea of how much time, energy and resources are required to make wedding ceremonies and receptions go off with out a hitch. If you are planning your upcoming wedding, you may want to look at various wedding planner packages that are available, to see if you might benefit from some professional assistance when it comes to tasks like finding the best destination wedding places, whether they be banquet halls or outdoor wedding venues. But if you are asking the question “What do wedding planners do?” that is only part of the answer. Wedding planners also sup
Have you cleaned out your closet recently? Whether you’ve just overhauled your wardrobe or you’re clearing out space in the kids’ dressers, you may have quite a few clothing items that you and your family members no longer need. Some people, when they’re unsure what to do with their old clothing, will put it in the trash, not realizing the incredibly negative impact this can have on our environment. Clothing and textiles are some of the most easily recycled materials, and giving donations of clothing can significantly reduce the amount of waste in our landfills. One research estimate shows that up to 90% of the clothing and textiles found in United States landfills could have been recycled, but only a small portion of those materials is ever recovered.
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It’s the back to school season: a time that sends teachers, parents, and children into overdrive. In addition to preparing for new classes and new teachers for the upcoming school year, many young students also head to shopping malls and department stores to pick out new clothing for the fall.
However, some parents of children and teens are unable to buy new clothing for their kids. Because this can be an overwhelming expense for some families, it can be difficult for parents to keep up with growth spurts and fashion trends. But there is a way that communities can come together to help these parents — by giving children in need clothing that has been gently used.
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If you are constantly tired or suffer from chronic body pain, your mattress might be to blame. This is because traditional mattresses do not support the natural S-curve of the spine, which means they cause your body to shift into unnatural positions. Fortunately, if you still sleep on a traditional mattress, there is a solution available. Adjustable bed mattresses are beneficial in a variety of ways, as they may promote good health and help you achieve a better night’s sleep. - Modifiable. One of the most important reasons to sleep on these types of mattresses is that they are fully adjustable. In fact, you can elevate or lower the head and foot of the bed to your liking, which a
A burglary or break-in can happen to any house at any time. In fact, more than 2 million home burglaries take place across the country each year.
If you’re a homeowner, protecting your house — and your belongings — is essential. That’s why there’s no reason not to protect your investments with the help of a home security alarm system.
To learn more about all the benefits of a security system, are the top four facts about home security alarm systems that will convince you to get one installed in your house:
1. Home security alarm systems keep burglars and criminals at bay: Having a security system installed in your home can actually act as a deterrent to burglars. One 2009 Rutgers study found that neighborhoods with a higher number of houses with house security systems actually had a
Hotel, motel, and apartment owners have one fear in common — no, not bad customers — bed bugs. These little critters can lay up to one to five eggs in a single day, which equates to more than 500 in a lifetime. So if you’ve got a single bed bug in your hotel, you’ll soon have thousands.
Unfortunately, bed bugs are a common issue throughout the nation, with one in five Americans having an infestation in their home or they at least know someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel. But how do you get rid of them? They don’t die without a fight, that’s for sure. Modern bed bug populations are very resistant to insecticides used for their control, which is why more bed bug incidences are popping up across the nation.
As a result of breeding these super bugs and natural sele
You’ve probably seen charity organizations in your area looking for donations of clothing, food, household items, toys, and other goods that can go toward helping families in need. However, many people are unsure how to get started helping charity, or feel that what they have won’t really “count.” As a result, some people wind up throwing out perfectly salvageable goods, even though those items could have gone to a better home. For example, an estimated 90% to 99% of the clothing and textiles thrown away in the United States could have been recycled or reused, but unfortunately, not all of it is recovered or donated to charity first.
But charitable organizations are always looking f