Posts Tagged‘home’

How to Rent an Apartment After Filing for Bankruptcy

While “bankruptcy” is one of the most terrifying words in the vocabulary, it’s vital to remember two things about this widely misunderstood concept. The first thing is that bankruptcy is not a moral judgement. Rather, it’s a legal process; and a fairly common one at that. For example, in 2016 there were nearly 800,000 bankruptcy filings (individuals and businesses) in the U.S. So, while it’s not the norm, it’s certainly not the exception either. The second thing is that the courts (which in this context represent “the will of society”) have absolutely no interest — legally, ethically, socially, politically, or…

Make money whilst decluttering

Many of us dream of of the minimalist family home, which can seem like an unreachable goal, particularly when you have children. Even if a clutter-free environment at home isn’t possible, there are several ways to make small steps towards a more spacious home, and make a little bit of money at the same time. It may not be enough to afford you a luxury holiday, but could make a nice difference to your wallet. See if you could benefit from any of the suggestions below. Sell/recycle your old media for cash There are lots of websites around like Music…

Business, Home and Away – How Broadband Has Changed Our World For The Better

Source In our fast paced and highly connected world, it can be easy to lose sight of just how much we rely on the internet and mobile phones for our connectivity. Whether you’re using global connections through the world wide web to conduct business, keep in touch with friends, do research or just to browse around and shop, one thing is for certain – our world will never be the same again now that we have access to every nook and cranny via the internet. So what are some ways that we rely on the internet for our every day…

Can Furniture More than Half a Century Old Be Classed as Modern?

Source It seems that, wherever you go, a new mid century modern furniture store in Los Angeles appears. It is the buzzword of today, particularly in the interior design world. However, what does “mid century” really mean? After all, mid century would point to the period between 1930 and 1960, but that would be at odds with the term “modern”. But then, what is modern? If something was created in 1950, it would have been considered modern at that time. But would it still be modern today? For many of us, modern is synonymous with new, and whenever a new version…

When Do You Need to Change the Parts in Your Appliance?

Source Once upon a time, you didn’t really have any options with appliances. You bought a new one, or you inherited an old one. And it would be kept, and kept, and kept. People knew all the right places to find appliance parts, because replacing an appliance was simply too expensive. Today, however, everything has changed. When something breaks, we put it on a landfill site (some of us recycle, which is marginally better) and we get a new one. However, it seems that the times are changing once again. Firstly, people are becoming more environmentally conscious, and therefore don’t…

What You Need to Know If Your Family’s Hit with A CPO

Source A CPO or compulsory purchase order is a legal procedure that grants specific bodies the ability to obtain land or property without getting the consent of the owner. Often it is enforced when there is a proposed build or development planned for the better of the people in that area. CPOs have been gaining a lot of media attention over the last few years as you will have seen through reports regarding the HS2 (High Speed Tail) route as well as the various football stadium developments across the country such as Liverpool or Tottenham. As you’d imagine, not all compulsory…

Replace Your Old Windows With Energy Efficient Upgrades

Weather in London, Ontario is known for its extremes: hot summers and cold, snowy winters, and that means you almost never get a reprieve from high hydro bills. If you find yourself looking forward to temperate Septembers because you worry about your electricity costs, it may be time to look to your home itself for ways you can save. The good news is, you don’t have to sacrifice precious light in the winter or ignore the beautiful day outside with heavy curtains – you can keep the light shining in after you’ve invested in an energy efficient solution. Now is…

5 Things To Think About When Renting Out Your Home

Source It’s always a great feeling when you have a property in your possession and can do with it as you please. Many people purchase property as a type of investment that they can draw on later in life before retirement by selling it – perhaps never intending to reside in the property at all, but rather having it purely as a rental property. There are a number of benefits to renting out your property, but there are also a number of things to remember when doing so. Read on to see the five things you should keep in mind…