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Repairing the House after a Water Leak

Posted By Admin on February 5, 2017 @ 3:12 pm

106There is nothing worse than coming home after a day at work to two inches of water on the floor.  That is exactly what happened to me Friday afternoon when all I felt like doing was sitting down and having a cold one.

That was just not in the cards for me.

It turned out that a water pipe burst in the wall and proceeded to leak all over the house.  There was water upstairs and downstairs in the kitchen, with one of the walls in the home being water logged.

We had some big troubles.

But before I got into a small panic, I picked up the phone and started to call any and every company that specialized in Water Damage Restoration los angeles to see if any of them could come over and fix my home before it became a really big problem.

Thankfully there was one company willing to help.  They came out and got to work right away repairing the house after the water leak.  They cleaned up the mess, disposed of the damaged drywall, and went to work to restore the house to the way it was before this all happened.

While there is just a little left to be done, I feel like my home will be as good as new in good time.  I just hope nothing like this ever happens again.




Changing my Windows

Posted By Admin on February 4, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

For years my home looked the same.  I didn’t have the money to do any kind of renovations and I had to just live with it the way it was.

It sucked.

I had a vision of how I wanted my home to look, and over the years I put a little money away each and every paycheck to make my dreams come true someday.  There were times that I was tempted to use the money for other things, but I knew if I ever waivered with my commitment to giving my home the facelift it deserved that it would never happen.

So I am happy to say I have enough money to start the renovation process.  It is happening in stages and certainly won’t be done all at once, but the end-result will be a place that I am proud to call my home.

The first big change will be the windows.  It wasn’t going to be the thing that I replaced first, but after seeing some Milgard Ultra Woodclad Windows In Glendale a couple of weeks ago, I fell in love.

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They look pretty good, don’t they?

I think so.  In fact, they will be the first of many changes to help with the curb appeal of the home.  I’ve ordered the windows already and I am expecting them to be installed later next week.

I can’t wait to see how it turns out.




Quit The Commute: Tips And Tricks For Running A Home Business

Posted By Mulgan Tim on July 19, 2015 @ 2:13 pm

Starting a home business presents a unique set of challenges to anyone, especially if you have never done it before. Balancing your home life and your business life can be a little trickier. Here are a few excellent ways to make sure your home business succeeds no matter what happens.

If your home business is your main source of income, make sure you have some sort of back-up plan in the event that things don’t go as planned. Know what you’d do if there’s a big disaster, for instance if your products are lost in shipping. You will be able to sustain your income as you recover from these catastrophes.

It is important to take breaks when running a home business, but don’t let these breaks distract you for long. Don’t make long phone calls or work on home improvement projects. Take a physical and mental break by walking or just reading a great book for a while.

When you work at home, it is important to define your time. You can not work twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. At times it can be challenging to work at home because the work is always there. You need to discipline your self about work times and fun times. If you work too long it is quite possible you will burn yourself out.

Do more than your customers expect. One of the things customers love most about home business operators is the incredibly personal touch they feel when they interact with you or receive your products. Give your customers a surprise sample or coupon with their order. This does not have to cost you a lot — but it will build a large amount of goodwill with your customers.

Start your home business doing something that you enjoy. A business idea that is your passion is something you’ll put more effort into and find it to be a more rewarding experience.

Get business cards for your new venture and start running. Check with everyone that you normally do business with to see if you can leave some cards with their business. Advertise wherever you can, try local restaurants, grocery stores and doctor’s offices to see if they will let you put up some of your business cards.

Get testimonials for your product. Whenever anyone says something great about your product, capture it and add it to your website. You may want to ask permission if you plan to use the person’s name. Testimonials usually feel more real when they include a person’s first name and last initial.

When it comes to taxes and your home business, you want to be sure that you realize that you can actually write off your internet costs. This will help you out with your taxes as long as you are sure to only write off the percentage that was actually used for your business.

Remember to set money aside for taxes on your home business. This will prepare you for tax season when it rolls around and you’ll be thankful you did not procrastinate.

Use these tips as a way to build your home business even more than you already have. They can be a springboard to success and to give you new ideas about how to best approach your home business. A home business can be challenging, but the rewards can be great.

If you want your home business to realize success you need to be willing to invest income it. Yes, there are a variety of items you may do for free like operating a blog and such, but carefully spending income and investing in your self is needed in case you ever desire to see steady earnings.




Thorough Infomation About How To Succeed In A Home Business

Posted By Alexander J. McKenzie on November 25, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

Having a home business is a dream for many people. Sooner or later, though, the thoughts of setting one’s own hours and wearing a bathrobe while on the job turn into the realities that it’s a lot of hard, uncertain work. This article will help you understand what tools you will need to start a home business.

When running a home business be sure to schedule specific business hours. It can be extremely difficult when you start a home business to stay out of the office, but if you want to keep your sanity and maintain a positive relationship with others you want to be sure to make time for each, and set a standard that others can expect from you.

As you are getting ready to open a home business? Enlist the services of an accountant and a lawyer. There are often obscure rules and regulations related to home businesses that are difficult to decipher. Receiving professional help is crucial to ensuring that you are doing everything you need to in order to be successful.

Many people think that they can start a business at home with nothing and make it work. While this might be the case sometimes, you should always have an emergency fund and an investment set aside, to help grow your business and offset any sudden emergencies. A good business has a good cushion, and does not red line its way to the top.

A website will do amazing things for your home business. It will attract a wider number of prospects, present you as a professional, and serve as the storefront to your business. Unless you are a whiz at site design, hire someone to make your site look as professional as possible. You really don’t want to skimp on this – first impressions last.

It is important to have a recognizable logo. Your business depends on its image, so a cohesive, simplistic logo will help your customers remember your business name and its objective. This logo should be simple enough to print on buttons as well as being easy to make out on your website banner. The more your business sticks to a theme, the better.

When it comes tax time, you want to make sure that you are taking all of the deductions and credits available that you can legitimately qualify for. Claiming every deduction for which you qualify on your taxes can save you a sizable amount of money.

To ensure a successful home business, utilize the internet to its fullest ability. The internet today offers very valuable information, resources, guides, and tips for those starting, operating, and moving forward with a home business. Whatever niche you lie within, using the internet could be your biggest asset for a future of security and success.

A good home business tip is to take a breather when you’re feeling stressed out. Running a home business can be very taxing because there’s so much you have to pay attention to. In order to keep your stress levels down you should take a break once in a while.

Starting a home business doesn’t require major capital, but a serious commitment to work and a computer with a fast internet connection. Working as a freelance writer, transcriber, illustrator or coder is made easy thanks to job boards like Elance, Freelancer and oDesk.

Whatever your home business type, it is essential that you be a strong advocate for your businesses success. Utilizing the tips within this article, being consistent with your direction and having zeal for your businesses progress, will yield the results you desire. Your home business can be as much of a success as you are willing to strive for, so press into its hidden potential!

Use these tips to assist maintain your house enterprise going. A income at home could be frustrating at instances, however the independence which you have to really make your business shine is one thing that nobody else can replace. Just be sure you handle all parts of the company as well as your small business will do properly.




Discover A Few Easy And Effective At-Home Growth Of Hair Remedies

Posted By Rob Maraby on April 26, 2012 @ 8:06 am

There are many hair products on the market for encouraging the healthy growth of hair. Some products though don’t have all natural products in them and can damage your hair if you use then often enough. So In this article I will show you methods on how to promote faster hair growth using all natural homes made remedies.

There are many at-home hair growth remedies.

Two of these are; using protein medical treatments and head massages. We are going to describe these “at home hair growth” methods. Use them and enjoy longer tresses right away!

The number one growth oil treatment is made from an egg and honey mixture

One of the growth treatments you can create is known as a hot oil therapeutic massage with eggs and honey. To make this formulation you need to mix 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 egg yolk, half a teaspoon of almond oil and 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Apply it to your hair and keep it on for 30 minutes; then wash with shampoo. This treatment may be done a minimum of once a week and you will find that your mane will grow fast removing fix and all brittle hair.

The next formulation is made with Olive Oil and Coconut Oil

This treatment is ideal for your scalp, so make sure it’s always well mixed and then well massaged onto your scalp. To use it simply mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 3 teaspoons of coconut oil and after that heat it up for a few minutes. When you are done allow it to cool off until Luke warm and then apply the mixture evenly to all parts of your hair and scalp, including the tips of your mane. Leave it on the hair for half-hour then wash your hair using shampoo.

A terrific way to promote healthy long tresses is using a formulation consisting of eggs and olive oil. Use 4 tablespoons of olive oil then one egg and mix them well. Apply this throughout your hair and leave it on for thirty minutes. When you are done you must wash your hair with a natural shampoo.

The most effective at-home hair growth ingredient is coconut oil. Coconut oil is great if you prefer not to use heavy and thick oil on your hair. Here is how to use, simply apply the coconut oil all over your hair and after that you want to massage your head for 15 minutes. Wrap your hair with a hot towel for an additional half an hour. When done wash your hair with a natural shampoo.

An excellent easy and powerful protein treatment

This at-home hair growth treatment is ideal for all kinds of hair. Use 1 egg and beat it; then slowly add in 1 teaspoon of olive oil and 1 teaspoon of vinegar. Apply the mixture all over your mane and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash the hair along with natural shampoo

However how can you be sure which at- home hair growth remedy is right for you? Well below are a few guidelines:

For those who have oily hair you may not want to put more oil in it; select thin oils like coconut in place of essential olive oil and add a fresh lemon juice as an alternative to vinegar. If the hair feels sticky try giving it a protein treatment – then have a mild shampoo twice a week and condition it very other day. For those who have an egg allergy, do not use egg related remedies

If you wish to avoid pretty much all the mess and formulation here are a few good products out there to choose from. The one I suggest is Mira Hair Oil. This is a natural product, natural and organic powerful growth producing herbs and oils. There is no guesswork when it comes to using this product which is scientifically formulated. The product simulates blood flow to the scalp that can help the hair grow. In summary, use each one or a combination of these natural methods for obtaining a healthy thick mane!

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Fixer-Upper

Posted By Mitefind on June 15, 2008 @ 8:03 am

My husband and I had been renting a nice little townhouse since we got married. We recently found out that the area in which we lived has been rezoned and will be turned into industrial office space. We decided that this was the time to look into buying a house, though it made me sad to leave the first home we had together.

We found a house fairly quickly. It was a bit of a fixer-upper, but my husband and I have always been up to a good challenge.

We started with the flooring, removing all of the carpet and laying down hardwoods throughout the house. We had all of the old windows replaced with sash windows and then we gave everything a fresh coat of paint.

It came together very nicely and we are looking forward to making new memories in our new home. We still miss the old one, but this is where our future is at.




The Window Company That Could

Posted By Deb Gallardo on May 16, 2008 @ 12:32 am

After my husband retired from the Army, he had difficulty finding work at a salary that wasn’t entry level. But we still had to eat, and our bank had this silly policy about wanting a mortgage payment from us every month.

A friend of ours was opening a door and window company that catered to contractors. He was sitting in his office wondering where he was going to find someone to handle the warehouse when the phone rang. My husband had gotten up the courage to ask if all the jobs had been filled. The rest is history.

In one week my husband was “fluent” in vinyl windows, atrium doors, sliding doors, you name it. As soon as we could afford it, we planned to replace our own windows. By the time that happened, however, my husband had another job and the company was sold. Still, he became the “go-to” person in our neighborhood on the subject of replacement windows. Knowledge is knowledge.




Building the Deck to be Just Right

Posted By Deb Gallardo on May 13, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

Crunch! Thunk! Splat! Choom!

Ouch!

Ching! Thonk! Ping! Whack!

No, this isn’t an excerpt from a vintage comic book. It’s the sounds, traveling in time, from the year I demolished a brick stoop. Six months pregnant.

It’s amazing the satisfaction you get from tearing something down on purpose. I took out a lot of frustration on chipping away at the old brick and mortar.

Of course that summer was less about demolishing than about building – not to mention growing a baby. And build we did, one of those two-level wood decks that look so great in the plan books. At least that was the goal, but expectations exceeded my husband’s capabilities. But even if the final design wasn’t what we’d originally hoped for, it was still one of the nicest decks in the neighborhood.

The decking expanse wasn’t nearly as large I wanted, but it turned out to there was plenty of room for barbecuing and the baby’s playpen. What more could I ask?




Renovating Our Home

Posted By Admin on May 2, 2008 @ 10:46 am

We have decided that it is time to do some home remodeling.  Our home looks like it came out of the 80s complete with the bad linoleum and ugly carpets.  Even the cupboards scream of a time long past and it is time for a facelift.

We did a search online for “Home Remodeling, Tampa” to see if we could find a company that could help us out with the renovations.  We found a few companies that looked promising and made some phone calls.

Yes we used the “old fashioned” phone.

After talking to a number of the companies, we found one that we were interested in doing business with.  They will be stopping by early next week to go over our plans, and then they will get the work underway.

It will be nice to see the completed work, though I know that we are a few weeks off from that.  Still, we are taking steps in the right direction.




Taking Care of My Shoes

Posted By Admin on April 26, 2008 @ 9:19 pm

I hate to admit it, but I have a large selection of dress shoes.  Sure, it might be a little weird for a guy to have a lot of shoes, but I have always loved to have a large selection of shoes to be at my disposal.

To ensure that my shoes would stay in good shape, I made sure to purchase a large number of shoe storage units to protect them while they were in storage.  Well, when I talk about the shoe storage that I have, it is an organized system in my basement – nothing too fancy.

But, by putting a pair of shoes in a shoe storage unit, it protects them from getting dusty as well as from water damage should I ever have a flood (I hope that never happens).  But, I don’t mind spending money to ensure that my shoes that I adore are protected when I am not wearing them – it is worth every penny.




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