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Lock Smith Protect Yourself

on 10/21/2017 - 09:48 am

Lock Smith Protect Yourself

Protect Your Home/Office from Burglars:

1. Install a Security System
2. Strengthen Locks
3. Reinforce Doors & Windows
4. Protect Valuables in a Safe
5. Mark your Property with Identifiable Marks
6. Be Careful when Absent - notify post office, newspaper, etc...
7. Hold Back on Social Media - Post your Vacay Pics when you get Back
8. Make sure Insurance Coverage includes Theft
9. Keep Car Keys with You - No Need for them to take off with your car too!
10. Ask Friends/Family to Check Up on Property every few days

7 Days To Home Organization

on 10/17/2017 - 10:56 am

Get Organized in 7 Days

Monday-Motivation - Go through drawers, closets, and desk for items you don't use anymore.  

Task-It Tuesday - Designate areas, boxes, containers or drawers with labels and file away!

Win-Win Wednesday - Throw, Recycle or Give things Away!

To-Do-List Thursday - Create Schedules, To-Do Lists, and Checklists for the week, month, year ahead  

Follow-Friday - Delegate Tasks to All Family members and/or Colleagues

Saturday-Style - Wardrobe Clean Up: Organize by Seasons and/or by Color

Social-Sunday - Digital Clean Up Erase Emails, Unscubscribe to Newsletters and Platforms, Empty Trash

How To Save Money On Furniture

on 10/11/2017 - 08:20 am

How To Save Money On Furniture

New Home? Newly Renovated? Need a Change?

1. Whole Nine Yards - watch out for yard sales; you'll never know what you can find!

2. Get Used to it - go to secondhand stores or head to Amazon, eBay or Craigslist

3. Family Jewels - mom or pop must have some furniture stored away somewhere

4. Restore the Old - get creative: mason jars as vases, crates as shelving

5. Swap Out - tap into the old ways of bartering: barteronly.com, trade away or swapright.com

Top 5 Furniture Trends 2017

on 10/11/2017 - 08:06 am

Top 5 Furniture Trends 2017

1. Metallica - Polished nickel, silver & gold. Watch out for White Plaster!

2. Modern Art Deco - refurbished vintage furniture with contemporary materials
3. Fool Proof - trend towards stain-resistant fabrics (so 70s)
4. Au Naturel - wood grains, cane, rattan, abaca; keeping it real
5. Bar None - built-in bars are back; cool bar stools

Home Inspection

on 10/10/2017 - 08:46 am

Do You Need A Home Inspection?
Before Buying Or Selling Your Home?
The Answer is YES!

1. Mold & Mildew can cost 1000s but can be a deal breaker

2. Moisture in Walls and Floors may deteriorate materials and attract insects - so beware!

3. Inspect Roof and Chimney - Are the shingles rotted? Bricks in good condition?

4. Electricity - Check to see if circuit breakers and systems are changed and up to date

5. Heating & Cooling - Are systems efficient and up to standards?

6. Foundation - Is it solid? Is structure crumbling or good for another ten years?

7. Appliances - Are your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in working order?

How To Make Your Small Space Seem Bigger

on 10/09/2017 - 09:32 am

How To Make Your Small Space Seem Bigger:
1. Lighten Up - Paint the Walls in Neutral or Lighter Shades  

2. Free Up Space - Store Items under Furniture, Opt for Tall Storage Units & Hang Items Behind Doors  

3. Mirror, Mirror on the Walls - Put Full-Length Mirrors for Visual Trickery  

4. Be Adaptable - Use your Dining Room Table as a Work Space or for Kitchen Prep Work

5. Maximize on Style! - Opt for Showy Furniture Pieces, Eye-Popping Pillows or Stunning Art.

Best Paint Color & Decor Ideas

on 10/08/2017 - 09:29 am

Best Paint Color & Decor Ideas:RED - encourages appetite - Best for restaurants - evokes a sense of urgency - Best for liquidations/clearances or Shop Now CTA'sYELLOW - encourages communication - Best for service industries - shows warmth, very inviting - Best for retail window displaysBLUE - perceived as trustworthy, increases productivity - Best for corporate business - provides a sense of calm, tranquility - Best for airlines and medical practicesPURPLE - represents wealth, wisdom, and respect - Best for beauty and anti-aging products - for the creative and imaginative minds - Best for "outside the box" brands and for the Tween marketORANGE - reflects enthusiasm; happiest color of the ...

10 Tips For Designing Effective Visuals

on 09/28/2017 - 04:08 pm

10 Tips For Designing Effective Visuals
Color - Use no more than 5 colors.Typography - Fonts should be easy to read.

Layout - Align elements to maintain consistency.
Call-outs - Use them to highlight key information.
Space - Too much information can be incoherent.
Illustration - Should match topic
Iconography - Keep it simple
Data - Visualize data in a way easy to understand
Proportion - Make sure items are appropriately sized
Simplicity - Avoid unnecessary design elements