• A31, self storage, storage unit 31.10.2014 Comments Off

    Self Storage Rental has become one of the fastest growth industries in the United States due to fact that so many people have a lot of stuff that needs to be stored.  The basic model of the industry is that a developer builds a facility that is filled with a large number of individual storage units, which in turn are rented out individually to consumers that need to store belongings.  Some state of the arts facilities offer total environmental control completer with heat, air conditioning, electricity, and sometimes even water.  Many older facilities offer nothing more than four walls and a concrete floor.  self storageSelf storage is a multi billion dollar industry that includes over sixty thousand storage facilities in the United States alone.

    While the basic contract that most self storage rentals work by are month to month, long term options are becoming more popular.  The modern storage unit dates back only about fifty years.  Before the 1950s, there wasn’t a way to rent storage space that only the renter had access to.  The innovation behind storage units was the idea that only the tenant would have access to the unit.  The idea took many years before it really took off.  But, since the year 2000, the industry has exploded.

    Psychology describes a syndrome of not being able to rid oneself of possessions as hoarderism.  Some psychologists have theorized that the expansion of the self storage industry in the United States correlates with a society wide expansion of the cultural phenomenon of hoarderism. This is what the self storage companies have seized upon, and that is what accounts for much of the expansion in the industry. Because of this, there are storage units to be rented in places that never had before seen storage units. It used to be that these businesses were only outside of town, in areas where there were large square footage tracts of land that were available for a very cheap rate and a business owner could easily and quickly put up a storage unit for those who needed a place to stash their things. But because of the exploding need for self storage units, they have started to pop up in much more desirable locations, so that those in cities who may only have access to public transportation are able to easily get to the self storage units as they are needed. There are old buildings in areas of town that have started to fall apart, but instead of having to get rid of them, the self storage companies will come in and transform them into individual storage units for those who are in need of storage that is near their homes and close to where they are able to get to them. This has added to the explosion of need, as they are closer and more easily reachable by those who may need them but were never before able to get themselves out to the suburbs to access the self storage units that were built out there. This is better for those who are living in the city.



  • When talking about window treatments, the name Hunter Douglas is more often than not synonymous with quality. This assurance of quality is in all of their products be it Hunter Douglas blinds or Hunter Douglas shutters. Thus in order for their loyal customers to know that they are truly taken care of, they offer a lifetime guarantee to their window coverings.

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    For some the offer may seem too good to be true but the company is willing to risk it since they know how good their products are. While a lifetime product guarantee can indeed be enticing to say the least, the same can be considered void in certain situations. One way the guarantee is voided is when you are unable to do proper maintenance correctly. Thus you may be cleaning your blinds for instance but since you are doing it wrong then the guarantee has actually been voided. It is like with computers. When it starts to be fail you can always choose to fix it yourself. However once the seal is broken, the warranty of the product is considered gone. Thus even if it had a 50-year or even lifetime warranty, you will be unable to get it fixed or replaced by them again.

    Going back to windows and specifically Hunter Douglas blinds, how can the guarantee not become void? Note that the most common problems of blinds are that they accumulate dust easily. Correct cleaning is therefore important. Here three simple ways to clean your blinds.

    1. Dusting

    This is clearly the easiest way to clean. However in order to maximize the results of the dusting, be sure to do it regularly, say thrice a week would be good. For a more powerful version you can use compressed air or if that’s not available a hair dryer will do. When using a hair dryer though don’t forget to set it on non-heating so as not to damage to blinds.

    1. Vacuuming

    For a more thorough cleaning than dusting, use a vacuum. Compared to dusting, a vacuum will clean the blinds of dust and will also prevent particles from flying off.

    1. Spot Cleaning

    While dusting may do the trick, there will be situations when it will not be enough. Spot cleaning using sponge and lukewarm water is a good alternative. If the dirt is rather difficult to remove you can opt to use a detergent. Just remember though not to rub the blinds too much as it may become damaged.

    A product’s guarantee or warranty is only as good as how you maintain it. Buying Hunter Douglas blinds may seem like a luxury but it will only be so if you do not take care of it leading to it being thrown away. The 3 methods presented are just simple and if you know of other techniques then do share them. Cleaning is in integral part of enjoying your product. It should not be done in way that because you cleaned your window treatments, you have lost your guarantee.

  • A31 30.10.2014 Comments Off

    When a home owner is in need of tree removal, they are very rarely going to take care of that moving part themselves. Very few people have the ability or the tools that would be necessary for them to remove a large tree from their property, and so they nearly always look to a professional tree removal service, such as JBs Tree Care, to take care of that work for them. Because the professionals come in to handle it, there are many steps that are required and that the company will go through to ensure that the project is completed in a safe and effective way for all involved.tree removal

    1. Quote. The first phase of the project will be the initial meeting and the quote. The one who is doing the quoting will come to the location and look at the tree and the area surrounding the tree. Based on what they see they will create an estimate for the homeowner. This will take into the height of the tree, the width of the tree, the percentage of dead limbs that must be removed, the location of the tree in relation to the road, sidewalk, and house or any other buildings, as well as the surrounding ground surface. All of these elements go together to determine exactly what level of risk the project is, and how many hours it will take to get the project completed. The requirements of the job will weigh heavily on the overall cost of the quote.
    2. Approval. Once the home owner has seen the quote and chooses to hire that company for the work, then the formal approval of the quote and a contract will be drawn up that will be between the home owner and the tree trimming or removal company.
    3. Planning. The planning process will start next, and the tree removal company will come back out to the property to be sure they are aware of all the surrounding elements. They will need to plan how the tree will come down as well as how it will be removed. This can be a very complex and difficult process, and due to those concerns there is a lot of planning that will go into the whole process.
    4. Tree Removal. The team will take the plan that was developed in the planning process and they will implement the tree removal. They will show up with the proper equipment, from ladders and chain saws to cherry pickers depending on the location of the tree to the road. They will start from the top and take the tree down in small pieces until they have gotten to the stump. The reason for the small pieces is that the whole tree coming down in one lump piece is going to be dangerous to those around the tree as well as the home if it is in the same area. They will then tear the stump out of the ground and fill in the hole. The pieces that were cut down will all be removed from the property, unless the home owner is choosing to keep them and cut them up further into fire wood pieces.


  • A31 30.10.2014 Comments Off

    Getting engaged is one of the happiest moments of a person’s life, and should be cherished. If you are one of those brides who has been planning their wedding since they were a little girl, you probably have all of the details picked out down to the last flower, and will not need much help planning for your big day. However, if you are one of those women like myself who has not thought about her own wedding in anything more than an abstract term, then you might need some help getting started and navigating the various wedding planning sites and options – there are a lot of them. It can be overwhelming to sort through all of the things you need once you really get down to planning, so start here with a simple “how to” and you cannot go wrong. You might find you deviate from it along the way, but if you can follow these few basics, you will still be set for the big day even if you never deviated from this list.

    1. Find your venue. This is inevitably going to dictate the date of your wedding, so think about the time of year you are interested in and work around that with various venues. You will want to go check out all of your options to make sure you like them, they are photogenic, and they can accommodate the number of guests you will be inviting. Oh, yes, and do make a guest list before visiting potential venues!
    2. Once the venue has been decided on, it is time to find yourself some catering services. corporate caterersThese first two items are likely going to be the priciest things you end up paying for, so getting them sorted out early and ahead of time will help you rest assured that your planning is not only going well but that your budget is under control because you know how much you are spending to feed your friends and family. Finding a wedding caterer is actually a fun process, and should be enjoyed by you and your fiancee together. Trying out samples and picking your menu with different wedding caterers is a lot like cake tasting, and is a lot of fun for those who love food. Once you have solidified your wedding caterer and menu and confirmed they are available for your date, place a deposit to hold the order.
    3. If you have a place for people to show up and food for them to eat, you have already done most of the work. The last thing that you might want to tackle early on and before you spend additional money is your wedding dress. This is highly dependent on the individual woman though, and her personal shopping style. Some women are happy to just buy something off the rack at the last minute and get it tailored in a hurry, and others prefer to spend months searching for the perfect dress and having it ordered custom made for her. This last tip is going to vary significantly depending on which category you fall into.
  • A31, landscaper, landscaping company, lawn care 30.10.2014 Comments Off

    Droughts are everywhere these days. Cities and states around the country seem to be perpetually under severe drought cautions and warnings. It is devastating to hear about the effects droughts can have on people’s livelihoods, such as farmers and ranchers. Our environment also takes a heavy hit if a drought leads to a fire. Most of us are not stranger to water restrictions and monitoring and fortunately many of us will obey these rules and regulations even if it costs us a few months or a season without the greenest lawn. Fortunately, even in situations like these, simple attention or repair to an irrigation system could maximize the well-being of a lawn or garden.

    Other parts of the country may have the luxury of a wet season or precipitous climate and these folks can water their landscapes often. However, this leisure may produce a few careless and oblivious situations of wasted water that will leave you with a high bill and possible damage to your home inside or outside due to misdirected water. Some common forms of damage due to a poor operating irrigation systems are woodirrigation repair rot, damaged concrete, and a buildup of unwanted indoor moisture. A leaky or ill-performing system can easily be addressed and repaired by a confident landscaper, such as Taylormade Landscapes.

    For those of us in drought stricken parts of the country we have undoubtedly witnessed a haywire or defective sprinkler or watering system spewing water into the streets or sides of buildings. This can be painful and infuriating to see. Some egregious instances have even been called out by upset citizens via social media. Now, you certainly do not want to be that person. Having a properly functioning system will not only provide maximum efficiency, especially in areas with water restrictions, but if irrigation systems are accurately installed by a landscaper, the risks of hidden negative effects can be avoided.

    On the other hand, there may still be those who prefer the old fashioned technique of hand watering their lawn. Unbeknownst to them, this method is actually NOT cost effective or efficient. An irrigation system can save you money because it will not disburse more water than is necessary for the area in question. There are also various designs to these systems that allow for better water circulation and coverage, thus maximizing your precious water use. Time will not be wasted here. Hand watering your lawn and garden takes a considerable amount of time, and most watering times are early morning or late evening. The only time you will waste with a sprinkler system will be the few seconds it takes you to program the system timer.

    It may be easy to disregard your property once you are inside your home, however the downside to letting a beautiful lawn go into disrepair just because of water restrictions or faulty mechanics could be a lot more expensive than you think, not to mention an eye sore. Utilizing a professional landscape company like Taylormade Landscapes, who specialize in irrigation installation as well as as irrigation repair, will benefit your lawn’s appearance, your community satisfaction and your hard earned money.



  • A31, self storage, storage unit rentals 30.10.2014 Comments Off

    storage unitWhile there are many resources, on the planet, that are beginning to dwindle, space, itself, is one of the most rapidly diminishing.  Due to the rapidly increasing population, it is becoming more and more difficult to acquire space, and the cost of real estate and property rent continues to rise.  In cities, this problem is even more pronounced.  Because of this problem, people have had to come up with new ways to cope with having less space.  Part of this comes down to extracting the most, out the space that you have.  The other part of it is how you supplement the space you have.  If it is storage space, for instance, that you lack, you can always just rent a storage unit, from a reputable storage rental company, like West Coast Self Storage of Beaverton.

    Storage unit rental has become incredibly popular, in part, as a result of people running out of storage space.  That being said, that is only one of many reasons why a person might rent a storage unit.  In some cases, people rent storage units because they are in the process of moving and are staying in a hotel or with friends, for awhile, so they cannot keep all of their possessions with them.  A storage unit enables you to go about your moving process, without having to worry about where to keep your possessions.  Still, with storage unit rental, as with everything else, picking a good company is important, since the quality of the units and of the service can be substantially under par, if you are not selective.  Not only that, the business practices of different storage rental companies vary.  While West Coast Self Storage has reasonable and easy to understand rental agreements, some companies use complex rental agreements, in order to get people to pay fees, which were included in the long, complex document.  With West Coast Self Storage, though, you can sign a simple, month to month, contract, so you can keep your unit for as much or as little time as you want.  Not only are their business practices ethical, their employees will handle your possessions with the utmost care, and they will be sure to store them in conditions appropriate for them.  If they need to be kept within a certain range of temperatures, you simply need to request a temperature controlled unit.

    Above all else, though, a self storage center needs to be secure.  At West Coast Self Storage, security is always of paramount importance, which is why they have implemented so many layers of security, to protect their clients and their property.  First and foremost, security personnel must be present, at all times that clients are present, in order to ensure their safety.  While the security guards are mainly present, to protect the clients, themselves, the individual storage units are ultra-secure, as well, due to their top-of-the-line locking mechanisms and the advanced surveillance system, which is used to monitor the entirety of the self storage rental facility.

  • A31, gay couples counseling, living More Fully 28.10.2014 Comments Off

    gay couples counselingThere are many different ways in which therapy can be beneficial.  While therapy once had different connotations, most people, today, realize that therapy and counseling can be a great way to work through psychological and emotional problems, without the need for medication, and in a way that is healthy.  There are all different kinds of therapy, to cover the many different emotional and psychological issues that people can have.  Finding the right type of psychotherapy specialist, for your needs, is important if you want to get the most out of it.  For instance, couples need couples therapy, in many cases, to work through psychological and emotional problems that have an effect or have to do with their relationship.  For gay couples counseling, Living More Fully, is one of the best places to turn.  Their psychotherapy professionals specialize in helping people in relationships. Specifically they deal with people who are in gay relationships and need couples counseling.

    Couples counseling has become an increasingly major part of the field of psychotherapy.  For one thing, relationships can be completed and difficult, and it poor communication is often the root of the problem.  With the help of a good couples counselor, you can work through a variety of issues, and the main reason they are so successful is the fact that improve communication.  Communication is so important, in every aspect of your life, and understanding how to communicate your feelings and understand other people’s communications of their feelings will make every aspect of your life easier.

    Needless to say, though, when it comes to gay couples therapy, the main goal is to work out the issues that pertain to your relationship.  In many cases, couples undergo couples therapy because they value their relationship and are willing to do anything to make it work.  In other cases, though, couples undergo couples therapy because they are at their wit’s end, and are attempting one last thing, before giving up, entirely.  In either case, therapy may be just what you need.  Of course, there are some relationships in which both parties would probably be better off apart, but there are also many that are having issues, but are fundamentally healthy relationships.  At the end of the day, only you and your partner can make that decision, but therapy can help you both come to a heathy and reasonable point of agreement.

    While couples therapy is one of the most important kinds of therapy, it is not the only ind that can be beneficial, to your mental health and well-being.  There are many ways in which a counselor or therapist can get you to see things differently than you did before, and that can be a healthy change, for many people.  Changing your perspective on things is often the best means of getting through issues that are troubling you.  So, in addition to couples therapy, you may want to consider individual therapy, as well.  Living More Fully also offers therapy for gay men, focused on individual issues, rather than relationships.


  • A31, laminate flooring, wood flooring 28.10.2014 Comments Off

    laminate flooringCarpet flooring is becoming less and less popular all around the world. That is because people have started to realize that carpet flooring can be unsanitary and requires a great deal of maintenance. Imagine how often people or pets are walking across the floor. Those people and pets are coming in from the outside, which means that they are also brining in dirt from the outside. This dirt can get tracked all throughout your home. If you have carpets it is likely that the dirt is becoming compacted deep in to your carpet’s fibers. Daily vacuuming can help a great deal with cutting down on the dirt that is embedded in to your carpet’s fibers, but vacuuming is not nearly enough. That is why it is recommended that you have your carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis. Some people recommend that you have your carpets professionally cleaned at least every six months, while other people will say that professional carpet cleaning is necessary at least every three months. Professional carpet cleaning can be very expensive and if you have it done every six months, that cost can add up very quickly. Carpet flooring has become less popular in recent years because it is not only high maintenance, but can also stain very easily. Some stains can be removed with costly stain removing techniques, but some stains may be permanent.

    Thankfully wood and laminate flooring have become a very affordable option in recent years. Wood and laminate flooring can provide a beautiful look and feel for your home, while also providing a flooring that is cost effective and low maintenance. Some people think that wood or laminate flooring is very expensive when compared to carpet flooring, however when you take maintenance costs in to consideration, wood and laminate flooring are actually much more affordable than carpet flooring. Wood flooring can be slightly more expensive because it is made from natural wood, but laminate flooring can offer the same visual appeal as wood flooring without the high cost. Wood and laminate flooring are much easier to manage and much easier to maintain in terms of cleaning and stain removal. When you spill a glass of red wine on your hard wood floors, all you have to do is wipe it up with a paper towel or rag and the problem is solved. Unfortunately, the solution is not so easy when you spill a glass of red wine on your carpet flooring.

    If you are considering having wood or laminate flooring installed in your home, call Interiors/Exteriors today. Interiors/Exteriors has many years of experience in the flooring industry and can provide excellent advice about what will look best in your home or office space. Their professional and friendly staff can help you to find a flooring option that fits your style and your budget. You can go in to their store in Colorado Springs, Colorado today or go online to read more about their business and their many services. Check out Interiors/Exteriors today!

  • A31, Lori Jull Design, shutters 28.10.2014 Comments Off

    A Window can be very symbolic of passage. They are such a simple way of opening up an enclosed space to view the vast world outside, allowing light and air to flow through freely. Adding shades or blinds to a window are simple ways to adjust the flow of light into your personal space and can be a very important feature to add to the home.

    hunter douglas window treatmentsWhether you are looking to buy a new property, sell your current home or your intent is purely to spruce up your living room, choosing the right shades to create that desired space is important. There are so many different approaches to be considered if you are thinking about making some changes to your windows. Here are some steps you can take from home before you begin the process of shopping for window treatments.

    To get started, become familiar with all of your product choices. What are all the differences between shutters, shades and blinds anyway? How will the installation process vary with each of these? Does the cost drastically vary with each design? Out of all these window treatments, decide which one will best work with your window space.

    Now, what kind of light are you looking to bring in? Shades made with more transparent materials can give you pleasant, filtered light that can feel similar to the natural light of being outdoors. Some shades have the option to be drawn from the top down in order to bring in light while maintaining a certain level of privacy or minimal distractions from outside. Perhaps you’re not a morning person in the slightest and need natural sunlight to stay away from the bedroom. In this case, you might begin by looking at options for blackout blinds or thick wood shutters. Companies like Lori Jill Designs have a wide variety of options to choose from and can be easily viewed online. 

    Next, take a look at your budget. How much money are you willing to spend for this project? Knowing how much money you want to spend is a must. Do a little research and at least get an idea of what your minimum and maximum costs will be. Remember to give yourself a fairly wide range, as this price is subject to change once you begin this process. Remember when you are looking for quality, blinds and shades that come with numerous reviews are a good place to start. For example, Hunter Douglas blinds are a very well-known product based on all the positive reviews and ratings from customers.

    Something else to consider before you get started is what kind of space you will be working with. Sometimes your ideal home doesn’t have the right lighting, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything you can do about it. A small, dark window can be lit up and appear larger with a touch of light color using curtains or drapes. Other window space might need very little to jazz it up. Perhaps a simple and elegant shade is exactly what is needed. Are your windows up high? Do they take up a good portion of wall space or is there a lot of room to work with? Visualize how simplistic or elaborate you would like to go in order to create the window space you are looking for. This will help you from feeling overwhelmed once you walk in to start your shopping.

    Now you are ready to begin! May all these tips stay with you as you venture out into the wide world of window treatments.


  • A31, carpet cleaning, carpet deodorization 22.10.2014 Comments Off

    Changing out the carpet in your home can be an expensive hassle and it is rarely looked at with much enthusiasm buy home owners. However, when carpets start to look worn down and the stains have added up on them, many people don’t know what else to do. There are other options besides carpet removal and replacement, however. You might want to look into having a commercial cleaning of your home carpets done.

    Commercial cleanings are a world apart from your average cleaning which is performed in the house. You could spend hours vacuuming and scrubbing the floor with store bought cleaners but the end results are not going to blow your hair back. Commercial cleanings do however; tend to surprise their customers by how effective they are. With a team of professional cleaners your carpets worst stains will meet their match. Many of the top commercial cleaners even guarantee that your carpets will look like new or you get your money back. The reason commercial cleaners are so much better than home cleaning jobs is that they use industrial strength machines that penetrate deep into your carpets shag to break up even the most stubborn stains. The equipment that the pros use often times utilizes heat technology to clean and sterilize your carpets.

    Over time you might become accustomed to the smells which get trapped in your carpet and they could be getting worse without your knowing about it. Some of the most typical causes of unpleasant carpet odors are animal hair, smoke for cigarettes and food particles. When you use the services of a professional cleaner you get absolute carpet deodorization. The pros use special chemicals in the cleaning process to deodorize the carpet and leaving it smelling as fresh as if it were brand new. Carpet pros also have an array of tools that they can use against special odors that might be trapped in your carpet. Things like household cleaning supplies which we use in our kitchen and bathrooms can leave are carpets with strong non organic smells that people find unpleasant, but the pros can even remove the hardest of chemical smells from your home.

    You can try to clean your own carpets but you are going to have a lot of headaches and time consuming work ahead of you and when all is said and done, you will not be able to get the same results as a pro cleaning service. www.ronnieschemdry.ca  is one of the top carpet cleaning services in this state. They have been working in homes and office for years and there is no kind of carpet or stain which they have not already come up against. They will leave your carpets looking just the way they did on the first day you had them installed. If you have stains or bad odors trapped in the fabric of your upholstery, they can take care of that for you too, because they specialize in the cleaning of all home fabrics. Before you take the big step of replacing your rug, call in a carpet cleaning pro and have it cleaned to look like new instead.



  • A31, estate planning 21.10.2014 Comments Off

    Finding a lawyer for you and your family is an important process, and it is one that many people wait until the last minute to do. Waiting until you need a lawyer to find one is much like waiting until you need a plumber to find one: it is often an emergency, and will cost you significantly more than if you had found one ahead of time and developed a relationship. Here are a few of the reasons you will want to think about finding a lawyer even if you think you do not need one, because ultimately, you will need one.

    First, estate planning and wills are some of the most commonly requested services of many attorneys. They are also some of the most commonly ignored pieces of advice and a lack of a will or proper estate planning can land some families in court debating their loved one’s wishes long after they are gone. Hiring a lawyer to do your estate planning ahead of time allows you to develop a relationship with them, and helps protect not only your estate but your loved ones in the case that something happens to you. A living will can avoidaccident lawyer awkward family arguments about what to do with family members who are on life support or who might not have a good chance of survival after an accident, injury, or illness.

    No one likes to think about this, but a DUI lawyer earns a lot of money because people call them when they have an emergency and have already landed in jail. Whether or not you are right or wrong, hiring a DUI lawyer to represent you can cost a lot of money, particularly if they are a lawyer that you do not know before the fact. Most DUI lawyers fall into this category, but not Ferguson, Rawls, & Raines, PC. Establishing a relationship with them over your estate planning means that if you or your child finds themselves in trouble or in need of a DUI lawyer, you can turn to the firm with which you have a trusted relationship already instead of having to rely on someone you found on the bulletin board at the police station. It is not a circumstance people like to imagine themselves in, and so they frequently overlook it.

    Another area people do not like to think about, right up there with a living will and a DUI lawyer is an accident lawyer. You do not need separate lawyers for different services if you have found a firm such as Ferguson, Rawls, & Raines, PC, who has the staff expertise and ability to handle different aspects of your life. If you have gotten into an accident of any sort, it is extremely prudent to check in with an accident lawyer regardless of who is technically at fault, or who receives the ticket from the police. You may still be entitled to additional compensation if someone hits you, and an accident lawyer can help guarantee you get all the damages that are owed to you.


  • A31, cannabis strains, medical marijuana strains 20.10.2014 Comments Off

    Medical marijuana has countless health benefits and is widely used to treat various medical disorders. One of those medical disorders is the treatment of insomnia. Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep throughout the night. Insomnia is a sleep disorder. It involves sleepless nights and can be very frustrating to cope with. Insomnia can be diagnosed as either short-term or chronic insomnia. Short-term insomnia occurs when someone cannot sleep for three weeks or less or cannot stay asleep (constantly waking up at night) for less than three weeks. This can be stemmed from stressful situations or having a lot on the mind. cannabis strains

    Chronic insomnia occurs whens someone cannot sleep or experiences difficulties staying asleep for longer than three weeks. Chronic insomnia can be treated with pharmaceutical drugs such as Ambien or over the counter medications such as Tylenol PM. It can also be treated with medical marijuana strains that are designed to help you sleep.

    Medical marijuana strains can work as a sleep aid because there are certain cannabis strains that promote relaxation and anti-anxiety effects. These strains can range from being very potent to not as potent. They can produce very strong effects and cause you to fall asleep right away or they can produce lesser effects that will just put you in a stage of relaxation.

    Medical marijuana strains that are designed to treat insomnia can be taken in many different forms. You can smoke the medical marijuana. Smoking it can be done through a bong, a pipe, or a joint. Smoking mechanisms can be made out of ceramic, glass and many other creative ideas such as apples, tubes, pvc pipe, etc. You can also take the medical marijuana through a vaporizer which is a less invasive form of smoking on the lungs and respiratory system. Another way to use medical marijuana to treat insomnia is through edibles. Edibles are a form of marijuana where the marijuana is made into an oil or a butter and cooked into food. This creates a body buzz, which is a different type of buzz then one would get from smoking marijuana.

    The marijuana strains that are made to treat insomnia are typically from the cannabis indica plant or a variation of the cannabis indica plant combined with the cannabis sativa plant. These strains are designed to promote a very strong state of relaxation that will cause someone to fall asleep and to stay asleep. Some of these strains that are made for insomnia include White Russian, which is a hybrid of cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. Another strain used for insomnia is OG kush, which is also a hybrid of cannabis sativa and cannabis indica. Jack Herer is a cannabis sativa strain that is used to treat insomnia. Blue Dream is another popular strain that is used to treat insomnia and is also a hybrid.

    Treating insomnia with medical marijuana is a very effective way to find ways to sleep without the use of prescription medications. For more on various medical marijuana strains, visit http://www.straindata.com.

  • A31, Guys Essentials, men's products 20.10.2014 Comments Off

    men's toiletriesWith the internet becoming ever more important and actual travel becoming ever more difficult, it stands to reason that people are beginning to want to take care of their errands, online, as much as possible.  To meet this demand, countless different online companies have come about, offering a wide array of online services, that once required visiting an actual store or office.  One recent trend, that has become incredibly popular, of late, for obvious reasons, is men’s toiletries delivery.  The company that has done the best job of capturing this market is Guys Essentials, at www.guysessentials.com.  Their entire business revolves around the delivery of online men’s products, and they take the task seriously.  In terms of quality, selection, and service, they are nearly impossible to beat.

    While delivery services, in which you can order whatever you need, online, have become very popular, not all items make sense to have delivered.  Some, though, such as toiletries, truly are ideal for delivery.  One reason why this is the case is the fact that you need toiletries every month, no matter what.  Not only that, for the most part, you likely need the same products, over and over agin, each month.  In order to end the constant cycle of running to the pharmacy, for every product or toiletry that you need, you should simply sign up for a monthly delivery, from Guys Essentials.  Whereas with the first approach, you would have to go store to store, if there was a specific product that your regular store was out of, with a monthly delivery, you are guaranteed to get everything you need, every time.

    For one thing, when it comes to men’s products, today, there are a lot of options.  While, at one point, people assumed men used fewer products, that notion has begun to change.  Today, in addition to shaving products, many men use a variety of other skin and hair care products.  There are a lot of reasons why this is the case, but one of them is the fact that some of those products are actually good and make a noticeable difference in the health of your hair and skin.  Products, such as skin creams and hair treatments can help your hair stay healthy longer, and they can decrease effects of aging, on your skin.  Those are good things, no matter who you are.

    One of the biggest reasons why Guys Essentials is such an important service is the fact that they provide some of the best care packages for men.  Care packages can be sent, for whatever reason, but, in many cases, care packages are sent to members of the military who are overseas, fire fighters, police, and EMTs.  At least in the case of Guys Essentials Care Packages, discounts are granted, for service members.  Of course, as you know, you can send a care package to anyone, and they make great gifts.  If you are deciding on what to get or give someone, Guys Essentials care packages are always appreciated.

  • A31, moving companies, My Guys Moving 20.10.2014 Comments Off

    moving companiesMost people, in the United States, have to move to a new residence, at some point or another, and, for various reasons, the process is never easy.  One of the biggest challenges, on top of all the logistical things that must be worked out, is simply packing everything up and physically moving it.  So, if you there is any way that this aspect of moving can be avoided, you may want to consider it.  Moving companies can make the process easier, by saving you the trouble and stress of physically moving your property.  In some cases, they will provide packing services, as well, if you request them.  For anyone in the Richmond area, in need of either long-distance movers or local movers, My Guys Moving & Storage is a good choice.  Whatever your moving needs, they will go out of their way, to accommodate you.

    One of the biggest reasons why getting your stuff packed up and moved can be so challenging is the fact that many of your possessions are likely to big to be moved, even to and from a truck, on your own.  While you can try to get your family and friends to help, this really is not ideal for anyone, involved.  Oftentimes, everyone ends up struggling to get various heavy furniture items through doors and down stairs.  Things can get damaged, and people can even get hurt.  On the other hand, trained movers know how to lift things well, without damaging the property or hurting themselves.  Not only that, movers are compensated for their work, while your friends and family are typically given nothing but the paltry offering of pizza and beer or soda.  This is not a lot of motivation, for most people, when it comes to lifting heavy items that do not belong to them.  So, save your friends and family the discomfort, and simply hire movers.

    As you know, in addition to providing moving services, My Guys Moving is also a packing company.  Packing is just as important as moving, and, in many cases, just as stressful.  In fact, it is arguably the most time consuming aspect of moving, and anything you can do to reduce this is good.  They can help you figure out how to best pack your items, and they can provide you with all the materials necessary to pack everything you own safely away.  With movers and packers to help you, the moving process should be as minimally stressful as possible.

    Everyone has a different moving experience, depending on where they are moving to, where they are coming from, and various other factors.  Whether or not your are moving locally is one factor that makes a difference, in terms of both how you should go about moving and what kind of services you must request, from the moving company.  My Guys Moving & Storage Richmond does provide both long distance moving service and local moving service, but it is extremely important that you tell them, far in advance, where they are going.


  • A31, Real Estate Marketing Gurus 20.10.2014 Comments Off

    With any good real estate marketing plan, there is a certain level of give and take that must be achieved in order to reach out to potential clients as effectively as possible. After all, there are a lot of important things that must happen in order for a real estate marketing plan to be effective. The first is, of course, an excellent real estate website design to direct potential customers and clients back to. But how do you get them there in the first place? Of course, there are tools such as real estate SEO and real estate PPC, but these are all somewhat static measures, in a sense. To be certain, these are the cornerstones of an effective marketing plan, but they do require that the customer take the bait and click on the link that is before them. A way to reach out to customers and help them learn about you without having to place a series of links in front of them comes to us in the form of social media branding. Social media branding is a powerful real estate marketing tool that involves reaching out to customers in a way to helps you become a recognizable name in their mind.

    With social media, you can great a page and interact with potential clients just like you would interact with friends on a social media profile. Your page will become a secondary website, a hub through which you can almost constantly communicate with potential customers and clients. With this kind of tool in hand, you can post a link about real estate http://www.realestatemarketinggurus.com/in general, you can offer promotions, you can share links to your website and others. The beauty of social media, however, is less about what you post- although it is important that you post multiple times each day in order to stay relevant- but rather it is about the networks you create. By connecting with other real estate agencies in your area through social media, you can reach out to people within their networks, gainly credibility through your connection to this other group. When a client “likes” your Facebook page, their friends will be able to see this sign of approval and then become more interested in looking into your services. Through these webs of interconnectedness, social media management really does give you the ability to reach a wider scope of people in your area due to the networks and connections that will bring you together with people.

    This fact is clear with just about any kind of marketing; the more you show up in people’s faces, the more they will be encouraged to seek your business. With a real estate agency, the more you do this before people are looking to buy or sell a home, the more likely they will be to make contact with you when they do decide to select a real estate agent. It is these kinds of connections that the Real Estate Marketing Gurus will help you develop so that as time goes by, your networks will grow and expand leaving your real estate agency well known by all!

  • A31, storage rental, storage units 19.10.2014 Comments Off

    Have you ever wondered how self storage facilities came to be? For example was it done accidentally like when they discovered the uses for the microwave? Was it started due to a necessity like medicine? The story of how storage rental came to be is actually a very interesting once.

    It all started sometime in the mid-1800’s where a self storage unit was actually part of the bank. This is not surprising considering that if you want something to be safe then why not a bank right? Thus people who had to take long trips knew they had to keep valuables safe. However as more people started to use banks not just to keep money but items as well, there started the problem space.

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    Storage Units

    As an answer to these, people built large warehouses to accommodate the need for those who want a place to store their items. Said warehouses were initially two stories and the procedure was that the items were packed on the lower floor and then stored at the second floor were the storage rental unit was located. For the next number of years this particular method worked. However as time passed more and more people started to want to store their items in such facilities. To address this large demand warehouse were now being built with more floors. It came to a point that the buildings constructed were so large and high enough that there was a need for elevators. During the early to mid-1900 more people started to go to urban areas. This had two major implications. First it meant that there was less land on where to build new warehouses. Second was that even if there was land available, the cost of the land was so high that it would be difficult to utilize it solely on storing items.

    So how did they solve this particular problem? The first solution was to put the items in crates and then put them on top of one another. As with the first solution, this particular way of storage rental initially worked. However both facility owners and customers eventually found this to be such as burden since one had to use forklifts in order to get to their items. This also increased the rate for the storage rental.

    It was in Texas sometime in 1960 that the storage unit rental facilities that we are familiar with today were constructed. After that a lot of states followed suit and eventually other countries as well. The rest as they say is history.

    So in answer to the question posed earlier, storage rental is what they are because there was indeed a need for them. It was also this need that made sure that improvements had to be done. At present the storage rental industry has become a good business. Consider this for example: according to reports by the end of 2013 there were about 50,000 facilities that offered such services in the United States alone. In fact it is said that around 10% of the U.S. population actually own at least one unit. As it stands today, it is a far cry indeed from the days of using warehouses. The future of storage rental remains bright as people will always have a need to store important items.



    Bennetts BBQ

    7490 West 52nd Avenue

    Arvada, CO

    (303) 424-0318

  • A31, solar panel 19.10.2014 Comments Off

    Choosing to install solar panels in your home is a big move for any homeowner. It means you have saved the money and recognize the impact of your carbon footprint, and you want to make your home more environmentally friendly. You also will be increasing the value of your home, and inadvertently perhaps raising more awareness in your neighborhood about solar panel installation in residential homes. Many people think of solar panels in the abstract, as fields in California full of solar panels powering things far from their own homes. But solar panel use in residential homes has skyrocketed over the past few years, and homeowners are finding themselves increasingly satisfied with the decision.

    If you have decided the time is right for you to have solar panels installed in your home, here are a few ways to make sure you find the right solar panel installation company for you and your family.

    • First, like any other service or product, make sure you shop around a little bit. Call a few different vendors, such as Golden Solar, for free estimates of what your home will needsolar power system and what it might cost you. Be prepared with your energy bill handy, because most of the vendors will also be able to estimate how much solar panel installation can save you in the long run. They can also tell you their availability, the different types of solar panels you might be interested in, and how long the installation might take.
    • Second, do your research. Ask around and find out if anyone else has had solar panels installed and if so, who their vendor was and whether or not they were satisfied. You do not want to go on price alone, because you might find that corners were cut or the customer service was lacking in one way or another. Do some online research and find reviews of the companies in your area who gave you the quotes, and figure out whether there is a common theme in those reviews. You can even check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any of them have had complaints filed against them, in which case, you will likely want to try a different one.
    • Ultimately, you are going to have to make a decision based on the information you can find out ahead of time. If you do not know anyone personally who has had solar panel installation in their home, it might come down to making the decision based on online reviews. This is not always ideal, but sometimes you have to take the plunge. Between online reviews and their customer service over the phone, as well as when they showed up to provide the estimate, you should have a good sense of the kind of service they provide overall. Hopefully between online reviews and the Better Business Bureau, you will find several firms who are worth your time and money, in which case you can work on negotiating on the price of the solar panel installation.

    Golden Solar

    614 10th Street

    Golden, CO

    (303) 955-6332


  • A31, self storage 18.10.2014 Comments Off

    When it is time to sell your house and move, no matter the reason, there are many things you have to do to get ready. Between packing, putting your house on the market, and shopping for a new home all at the same time, there are a million moving parts and at any moment it can be really easy to lose track of what is going on. Even the most organized people struggle with moving, as it forces everyone to go through every little thing in their home. Especially if you have been in one place for several years, you might have accumulated a decade or more of stuff. It can be difficult to let go of things, though, so knowing how best to manage your stuff takes some planning and work when you are getting ready to move.

    Once you have decided to move, whatever the reason, you have to get ready to sell your current house.self storage Maybe you are just moving to a different neighborhood or maybe you are moving to a new state. Either way, you need to consult with a real estate agent right off the bat to make sure your house gets on the market in a timely manner. You will also need to consult with them carefully on how to go about packing up your house while you are trying to sell it. Since it needs to be shown in the best possible light, it can be really difficult to pack a bunch of boxes, haul them down into the basement or otherwise try and blend them in.

    There are a few different solutions, but one of the most common and straightforward ways to deal with this is to find a self storage rental unit. Especially if you can find one nearby, you can move items into it as you pack them and determine you will not need them for a few weeks. You will obviously want to leave the necessities such as clothes in your closets while you remain living in the house, but starting to clear out books, some kitchen items, all kinds of stuff stored in the basement, and whatever else you do not use on a daily basis can help you go a long way towards clearing the house out and getting it ready to be shown. If you pick a self storage unit that is a little further away, then you might not make as many trips, but you will want to get boxes out of the house as soon as possible. Depending on where you are ultimately going to end up, you might only want to store things for a few weeks, before driving them across country to a new house or a self storage rental that is near your new house.

    Those are decisions that you will have to make based on your unique circumstances. Regardless of where you are going, if you have chosen to leave your home there is a lot of coordinating that needs to go into it and a self storage unit can help with some of the logistics.

  • A31 17.10.2014 Comments Off
    1. A high standard of safety. Roof repair can be a very dangerous occupation if the right safety measures are not carried out by the roofing company. Every year thousands of roofers suffer from injuries sustained on the job which could have been avoided if not for the carelessness of the company. Due to the issue of safety, one of the things which a roofer seeks in a company is a good safety record. There are laws which make the safety records of a roofing company a public matter so that any curious roofer can see what safety rating a potential employer has had in the past. Insurance companies also charge lower rates to companies who have exhibited strong safety records. A roofer wants to see, among other things, that the company uses the proper safety equipment, the company has a crew of roofers who have undergone proper safety courses, the company does not send roofers to unsafe site to work and the company has a clean record of taking care of any of their employees who have been injured on the job. Those companies which received a 5 star safety rating on average also paid better than companies with lower safety ratings. The safer the company, the better the work environment is for the roofer.
    2. A large staff. Roofers who have worked in a company with only a small roofing crew know that it means there will be plenty of long days and often times the work has to be rushed so that they can meet all their appointments. The companies which have fewer roofers sometimes stretch their men thin and that can be exhausting and dangerous to the roofer. If a company services a large city, they must be equipped to deal with a large number of clients, that’s just good business. For a roofer, it is also a good sign that the company has extra employees because it means that they have a full work load all year round. Often times companies with fewer people keep lower numbers of workers on their crews because they are not busy all the time. The storm season brings in a lot of work but if there is not work between times, it can be hard for a roofer to make the money that he should.
    3. Good equipment. When the tools you are using work well the jobs go that much smoother and that is why roofers keep an eye on the equipment that the company provides their workers. In many cases, a longtime roofer will have his own set of tools, those which he uses on a daily basis, but the larger machinery is supplied by the roof corp., if the machines are not up to standards and they appear to be on their last leg, the roofer might look for work someplace else. Since roofing is already a hard job the roof wants to make sure that there is nothing which is going to make it even harder for him.
  • A31, plumber, plumbing company 15.10.2014 Comments Off

    http://www.papaliaplumbing.com/Natural disasters can be an incredibly trying time on an individual family.  If a natural disaster has ever damaged or destroyed your home, you know how difficult that time in your life can be.  Clearly, the damage to your property and the money it will cost you is incredibly difficult, but the most difficult part of having your home destroyed by a natural disaster is the shock of it all.  One day, your home is fine, and the next, it’s gone because of a tornado or hurricane.  One of the most difficult types of natural disaster to deal with is a flood.  Often, floods destroy your home beyond repair, yet leave it standing, so you can sit and stare at what might have been.  There are other ways in which nature can destroy your home, or at least part of it, and it has to do with the temperature.  If you live in a part of the country that gets incredibly cold, the water in your plumbing system can freeze, causing all kinds of issues.  Often, this freezing will cause one of the pipes to burst, creating a massive flood in your home that could destroy all of your property.  Fortunately, there are ways to avoid this type of damage, at least as best you can.  Here are some tips for installing a home plumbing system in cold regions of the country.

    The first thing to do is make sure you install and put your water meter inside your home.  There is absolutely no reason why this particular item should be outside.  This exposure leaves it at a much greater risk of freezing and breaking.  After your plumber has installed your plumbing system, the town water department should have no problem installing or moving the water meter to the inside of the home.  Second, your plumber should make sure that all of the pipes and plumbing in your home are placed in the warm part of your house.  This is easy to do, so there really is no reason why it should be placed in the part of the home that is cold.  If they are placed in the colder portion of your home, i.e. the attic, they are more likely to freeze, which will cause them to burst and send freezing cold water all over your home.  Third, you need to make sure that your water heater has a valve on it that you can turn the water off to your home if you need to.  This is crucial, because if you have a pipe break because of freezing water, you will be able to turn the water off before the damage to your home is complete.  Fourth, you need to make sure you get the water main on the inside of the home.  This will take collaboration between your plumbing company and the excavator of your home, but it is one of the easiest ways to ensure that the water in your home stays warm.  All of these techniques will work to prevent a pipe from bursting in your home due to the water freezing.