Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Garage is Not Enough: Why You Need an Indoor Car Cover

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It’s no secret that garaging your vehicle affords it better protection, both against the elements and other sources of potential damage. While an enclosed space is almost always preferable to open air, it’s certainly not an iron-clad solution. Indoor settings generally still allow for some amount of outside exposure, and often present their own unique threats to your car or truck’s exterior. For best results, consider an indoor car cover to protect your investment.

Elemental Entry

Many people tend to think of natural hazards as outdoor car storage problems. Unless you’re keeping your automobile locked in an airtight chamber, however, there’s always some amount of exposure:
  • Heat and moisture gain access through the smallest of openings, and can result in rough conditions for your car’s painted and chrome components.
  • In the spring, airborne pollen presents a risk akin to dust, though it can be harder to remove due to its very fine and often sticky makeup.
  • Leaves and other outside debris can easily travel inside each time a garage door is opened. Not only is this a problem for your car’s immediate appearance, these particles also tend to leave tiny nicks and scratches, degrading finishes even after they’re removed.
Indoor Issues

While preferable to outdoor storage, garages usually have their own sets of challenges to deal with. Kids with busy hands and pets with sharp claws pose risks to a flawless vehicular finish. Consider also any work that may be performed near a stored vehicle—spark-producing tools, harsh cleaning products and good old-fashioned dust are just a few of the concerns to keep in mind when storing your automobile inside.

The Right Cover For the Job

A good cover is designed to provide your vehicle ideal protection for the environment. California Car Cover Co. specializes in custom-fit solutions that are soft, breathable and tailored to the shape of your ride for maximum protection against all the most common indoor hazards.

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4 Things Young Couples Should Do Before Moving In Together


Photo of Kerby's Furniture - Mesa, AZ, United States

Photo of Kerby's Furniture - Mesa, AZ, United States

Every young couple dreams of the day that they can finally live with the person that they love. While it can be very exciting, there is a big list of important things to do before moving day arrives. Having everything planned and prepared will keep lines of communication clear and open during the chaotic, yet exciting, moving process.

Finding Reliable Internet Service Providers


In some locations, reliable internet service providers are hard to come across, especially in rural areas. For areas with a higher population density, there might actually be competition between providers. Check with multiple companies to get quotes, average installation waits, installation fees, and other important information. For many families, internet is a necessity; this is especially true for those who work from home frequently.

Assessing Average Work Commutes


While moving across a city might not seem like a big deal, it can have a very big impact on work commutes. What might have been a 5 minute commute to work could potentially become a half hour's commute or longer. If the commute seems to be unbearable for one or both partners, there may be a bit of compromising that needs to be done. One or both individuals could transfer to a branch near the new home, closer potential properties could be viewed, or the affected individual could work at home on some days rather than at the office.


Finding Furniture for the Home


Few things are as uncomfortable as having to sit or sleep on the floor in a new home. Instead, arrange for furniture to be delivered before moving in. Living room furniture in Mesa is very important for hosting guests during the house warming phase, and for unwinding after work. A more laborious option is to thrift shop for furniture and store it in a storage unit until moving day comes; then, move it again into the new home.

Setting Ground Rules and Emergency Planning


Individuals come from many different backgrounds, with many being raised with different sets of values, rules, or emergency planning procedures. Common household chores and rules should be discussed before committing to a new home together. For example, if one individual is particularly clumsy, the other might prefer a no food rule in any room but the kitchen to prevent messes and pests. Emergency planning, such as what to do during an earthquake or fire, is vital as well. One another should be accounted for, and both should know what few belongings in the home should be evacuated on a last minute basis.

Moving in together requires a lot of preparation. For the young couple with stars in their eyes, every step of this process is an exciting step towards living their lives together.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How to Work from Home if You Have a Rambunctious Toddler




Working from home is a nice change of pace from the ins and outs of a noisy, stressful office. However, that all changes when you have kids—especially when those kids become rambunctious, into-everything toddlers. So, can you still work from home AND watch a wild-and-crazy kiddo at the same time? You bet—and here’s how.

Be Realistic in Your Schedules and Routines

Most moms and dads schedule their at-home jobs around their toddler’s sleep schedules. A few hours at night, an hour at naptime—you get the idea. However, be realistic in setting these routines. Some days, your toddler might not want a nap. Or, they might be sick and not go to sleep till well after 3am. And all of those unexpected things are okay, but prepare for them. Don’t push yourself too hard, because toddlers can derail your work ethic at moments when you least expect it. Be flexible to changes.

Designate a Kid-Free Office Area in Your Home

Ask your partner to watch your kiddos for an hour or two, then head to your office. Make this a kid-free zone—unless there’s an emergency. When mom or dad is in the office, they are working and shouldn’t be disturbed. If you instill this in your youngster from early on, they will comprehend and understand the rules of your at-home work later in their childhood.

Use Your Work Times Wisely

Instead of playing a game, checking your social media accounts, or mindlessly shopping for whatever strikes your fancy, use your work time to actually work. If your schedule or routine falls into place, you should take the opportunity. Use your work time wisely to get things done. And, if you have extra time, work ahead so there will be less to do next time. It’s a win-win. You could even opt for rollaway bed rentals for your office, where your kiddo can nap while you toil away at your desk.

Enlist the Help of Others

When you absolutely MUST work to pay bills and making a living from home, you might need to ask for help or hire a babysitter for an hour or two. Just retire to your office for a while, and leave the helper with your kiddo. You’ll still be home, still be available, but still be able to get your work done and turned in on time.

Working from home, especially when you have a family, is a daunting task—but it can be done. As long as you remember to be flexible, roll with the proverbial punches, and ask for help when you need it, you are golden as an awesome full-time parent that just happens to be a hardcore at-home worker too.

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New York Arts, Culture and Shows

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New York, “the Big Apple,” is without question one of the most exciting cities in the world. New York has long been a major center for the arts and for American and global culture, which is why so many people come to visit this city on a regular basis. There are so many exciting things to see and do here, it’s impossible to take in all in in just one visit. From the fine dining to the museums to the big shows, New York is really a city like no other, anywhere.

Arts and Culture

The major museums in New York are incredibly exciting. They include the Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the Guggenheim and The Whitney. There are also countless galleries to be seen in New York, both uptown and downtown in Soho and the Village and Tribeca. New York can be toured by riding the subways, Uber and also by walking. It’s one of the great walking cities in the world, and there are so many great restaurants here, they can be enjoyed while seeing the city on foot.

Taking in the Shows

New York, with its Broadway and downtown, off-Broadway shows and ny cabaret scene, is a great city for seeing live entertainment, onstage. Of course the Broadway scene here is legendary, with many great stars appearing on any number of incredible theaters here on any given night. The cabaret scene is a very exciting alternative to Broadway, too, as these shows are generally performed in smaller cafes that allow patrons to see great singers and comedians up close, while also enjoying food and drink. Some cabaret shows also go on to become major Broadway shows, so taking in a cabaret show here may give you a preview of a great show before it takes off in a big way.

There’s no doubt that a visit to New York city will give you one of the most exciting trips you could ever experience. While it’s wise to plan and get tickets in advance, it’s also great to leave some time open so you can be spontaneous if you some great attractions that capture your fancy while you are visiting the city.

So, if you are in the mood for lots of art and entertainment, start planning a trip to New York soon!

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