Four Reasons to Donate Your Old Clothes

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Another year is almost here, and maybe you?re thinking of de-cluttering your home. If that?s the case, consider donating your household goods and old clothes at the next red cross pickup. Here?s a few reasons why you should:

We Waste A Lot

If you feel you?ve got a closet full of unused clothes, you?re definitely not alone. The people the United States consume almost 20 billion articles of clothing every year. That means the average American is buying a new garment every week.

But then we throw away about 10 pounds of clothes per person, per year! That?s a tremendous amount of waste that could be put back into the economy, or taken to a used clothing donation location and used to bless someone else.

Your Old Clothes Can Do Real Good

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Recognizing the Stages of Menopause

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Caring for your reproductive health as you age can be unnerving. One day everything is in order and then uncomfortable physical changes happen. Sometimes abruptly, other times over a lengthy period. It’s entirely natural to be nervous, but we’re here to help you navigate those changes confidently.

Women’s health differs from person to person and there’s no line-by-line guide to menopause. While personal research should never replace your local gynecologist, we encourage you to wade out on your own and seek materials for yourself. Here’s some information on the stages of menopause and what you can expect.

What IS Menopause?

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

5 Things You Can Do to Combat Headaches

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No one likes getting a headache. The problem is that everyone has one from time to time. For some people, headaches are not occasional problems but can be chronic conditions. For many people the question of how to treat headaches is a very important one. For some, headaches can be so severe that they are forced to go to emergency rooms or a skip the wait urgent care center. Luckily, there are things people can do to minimize the frequency and intensity of the headaches they get.

  1. Drink more water. This is so basic that it may seem too simple to work for as many things as it does. If you have routine headaches, you may want to try reaching for a glass of water before you r Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Looking for Sheets? These 7 Tips Can Help

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The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get between seven and nine hours of sleep each night but few people in the United States are able to do that. In fact, at least 42% of people get even seven hours of shut eye every night. Having the right bedding can make a big difference. Whether you are looking for organic queen sheets or other organic sheets, there are some ways you can make sure you get the right set for your lifestyle.

  1. Buy organic bedding products. Whether you get organic queen sheets or other kinds of sheets, it is important to get organic. This is because a number of sheet manufacturers add chemical s Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Sleep Better and Promote Social and Environmental Causes With Organic Bedding Sets

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How well are you sleeping at night? A recent survey showed that 42% of American adults receive less than seven hours of sleep every night. This is less than the recommended amount of seven to nine hours. If you’re not getting enough sleep, one of the reasons may be your bedding. According to the National Sleep Foundation’s Bedroom Poll, 85% of the participants responded that having comfortable sheets and bedding made a difference in whether or not they slept well.

Have you ever slept on organic sheets or beneath an entire organic bedding set? If you haven’t experienced how comfortable organic bedding products can be, then you are in for a wonderful sensation. In addition to organic Continue reading

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

The Reason More Parents Are Choosing Private Schools To Ensure Their Children’s Future

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Private schools are starting to lead the pack when it comes to reliable community services and educational results. Why?

Part of that has to do with the structure. Private schools are well-known for being smaller and more focused than many public school models, providing students of all abilities and interests the one-on-one attention the need to thrive. Another part has to do with the expanded focus on fine arts, drama and foreign languages, all necessary components of a healthy and adjusted future adult. Should you be considering the best possible route for your child to go through, the advantages of attending private schools simply can’t be beat.

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

How to Find the Right Organic Bed Sheets

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Right now there is no trend more popular than that of buying organic products. Now, what is truly amazing is that most people think of this and they immediately jump to the idea of buying organic food. However, there are so many different kinds of organic products that people can buy from.

Across the United States, in the year of 2016, the sales of organic non-food products went up by just about 9%. This is because more people care about how brands and products impact the environment now more than they ever have before. This is why so many people are taking to stores to buy organic products that do not pertain to just food. This includes organic baby bedding, organic bed sheets, organic cotton towels and organic bed sheets.

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I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!

Rain On Your Showing Day? How To Sell Your House Anyway

real estate companyWhen you imagine your home’s open house, you likely picture blue skies and a crowd of interested buyers. But when the skies open up on your showing day, your ideal image may fall to pieces. While it may feel like all hope is lost, the opposite is actually true. You can turn a rainy day around and revitalize your showing, making your home for sale seem like an inviting option for all buyers.

The Benefits Of A Rainy Day
While the poster image of home buying involves happy couples strolling in the sunshine, these conditions are not the only way to have a positive real estate experience. You and your real estate company can switch your perspective and realize the benefits of rain for home selling. And your buyers might just do the same.

  • Your home will be a dry haven
    When the outdoors is cool and wet, the inside of your home will feel extra cozy. This might encourage potential buyers to stick around longer.
  • You are more likely to attract serious buyers
    On sunny days, some people will wander into open houses out of curiosity. During a rainy day, only those truly interested will come visit the home.
  • The weather may not be the issue
     If you get a small crowd or no interest at all, it will present an opportunity to be critical of your selling strategy. You may only be able to blame the weather so much.

How To Take Advantage Of The Rain
Once you embrace the rain and the benefits it may offer, it’s important to give your showing an extra boost. Since you won’t be able to rely on natural light and window breezes, you and your real estate company will need to improve your home’s environment in other ways.

  • Create a warm environment
    Configure your lighting so it creates a soft and warm interior. Light candles and place flowers around the home to make it an inviting space. Cookies in the oven never hurt either.
  • Make the house smell good
    Unpleasant odors are generally enhanced when it rains, so fill your home with nice smells. Air fresheners and candles generally do the trick.
  • Clean up your exterior
    Clogged gutters and a dirty porch will be more obvious while it is raining, so make sure everything is clean. An exterior free of debris will encourage water drainage as well.

Helping your house stand out among other homes for sale does not have to be a mystery, even during unfavorable weather. Work closely with your real estate company and agent to curate your showing accordingly, no matter what the skies decide to do. A recent survey found that 78% of buyers found their agent to be a useful information source. And the same can go for home sellers. With this effort and some patience, you will increase your chances of finding the perfect buyer.

About Allison Plank

I'm Allison Plank, and this is my blog, Family Issues Online. As a recent divorcee and single mom to my 3-year-old, my life revolves around my daughter. I started this website to help families through their issues. I hope you enjoy the site, learn a few things or maybe teach a few :) Feel free to comment on topics that interest you, and ask some questions of your own!