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Easy Ways To Reorganize Your Kitchen

Easy Ways To Reorganize Your Kitchen

Aug 12, 2015

The kitchen, for most of us, is a home’s gathering place. It can bring to mind the smell of coffee brewing on a cold winter morning, the sensation of spice laden-steam rising from a boiling pot, or the sounds of the daily family hustle and bustle. For many homeowners, the kitchen can also be characterized by the horrors of clutter, crowded cabinets, and general disarray. If you’ve been trying to find ways to reorganize your kitchen without a costly remodel, here are a few quick ideas. Tip #1: Repack dry goods Most packaged food products can be more space efficient when removed from their original packaging and placed in stackable plastic containers. Tip #2: Free the spices Don’t waste cabinet or drawer space on your spice collection! Spices should be handy near the stove, so install a wall rack in a convenient location. Be careful to avoid spots that will get too much heat, as this can affect the flavor of some spices. Tip #3: Hang ‘em up Hanging pot racks can both free up your cabinet space and add a chef’s touch to your kitchen! If you decide against a full pot rack, consider ways to hang utensils out in the open. Preassembled racks can be attached to the cabinet undersides to accommodate your stemware as well. Tip #4: Tailor your cabinet shelves Measure your stacked dishes to find the exact height needs of your shelving, and use adjustable shelves to avoid wasting space. Tip #5: Add simple storage Most kitchens have room for small shelves between the counter space and cupboards that can store dry goods or cookbooks. Pull-out hanging rods for dishtowels can be installed in spaces between appliances and cabinetry, and wire racks can be fitted around sink pipes to hold cleaning supplies. I hope you find these ideas useful for your own kitchen. More homeowner tips like these can be found on my website. If you have any questions about your home, or any real estate needs whatsoever, please give me a call, e-mail or text. I’d be glad to help in any way possible. -Taty       770-367-9744 info@RealEstateOnHeels.com...

Anderson’s Sunflower Field Opens Tuesday

Anderson’s Sunflower Field Opens Tuesday

Jul 24, 2015

Where is a great and unique place in Cumming, GA to take family photos or graduation photos? Where can I see and purchase sunflowers?

Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners Opens 24/7 Store with LaundryMatic Locker System

Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners Opens 24/7 Store with LaundryMatic Locker System

Jun 2, 2015

Adding to full service downtown Charleston and West Ashley locations, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is proud to introduce a new drop off/pick up site at Mixson in North Charleston. Always open, the site adds accessibility as it features the LaundryMatic Locker system. This new convenient concept is self-managing for secure dry cleaning and laundry service. “Our system is easy to use as customers just place garments in any open locker, add a 4 digit code to lock, text, call or fill out our online form and our van picks up their items,” said Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners owner Courtney Friedman. “When the laundry is ready, our clients receive an email and text with the locker number and code for pick up at their convenience.” Founded in 2001, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners is a full service dry cleaner and laundry service with free pick up and delivery as well as three convenient Charleston locations. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners also services 36 hotels, 14 restaurants, and 6 hospitals plus commercial and residential accounts 6 days a week. In addition to wash/dry/fold and dry cleaning services, Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners handles everything from draperies and comforters to leather, suede and fur as well as bridal gown pressing, cleaning and restoration. Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners strives to provide the best customer service and overall quality available. For additional information about Low Country Laundry & Dry Cleaners,...

OTP Bucket List

OTP Bucket List

Apr 13, 2015

By Suzanne Taylor These days, everyone seems to have a Bucket List. If you live in the suburbs of Atlanta, you’ve most likely gone downtown for the big attractions: the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke, CNN and the various art and history museums. But we know there are some exciting and unique places to see OTP, too! We’ve compiled your suggestions and added some of our own and made this OTP Bucket List. Enjoy! For those who stop and smell the roses: Check out Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground, especially during the spring when 20 million daffodils bloom, but it is absolutely beautiful other seasons as well. Smith Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw is a smaller, serene garden that is truly a hidden gem. They have an impressive Bonsai Tree collection, statues, and more than 16 acres of trees and flowers. If you enjoy a leisurely drive, Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville is another beautiful place for flower enthusiasts to visit. For the water lovers: Shoot the Hootch on the Chattahoochee River. Raft, kayak, paddle, tube or SUP your way down the Chattahoochee for an experience that will make you feel like Shoot the Hooch Scoop OTPyou have left the big city, even though you are just minutes from Atlanta. Rent a boat and enjoy Lake Lanier. Stop by Sunset Cove at Lanier Islands Lanierworld to experience a “floatilla” boat & sunset party! For a smaller lake, you can also enjoy a boat rental on Lake Allatoona. For the whole family: Tanglewood Farms in Canton. This 10-acre, kid-friendly farm is home to 150 different miniature animals. Tanglewood Farms is a perfect place for children’s birthday parties, too! Seasonally, you can pick Strawberries at the 3-acre Warbington Farms in Cumming. Downtown Blue Ridge GA Scoop OTPThe Blue Ridge Scenic Railway offers a Fall Foliage & Polar Express train ride, as well as some other family friendly scenic train rides through beautiful Blue Ridge Georgia. Make this one a day trip and round it out with shopping and dining in downtown Blue Ridge. Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell is an absolute must for families that love nature, animals, hiking or all of the above. Check their website for...

Howard Capital Weekly Watch- Vance Howard

Howard Capital Weekly Watch- Vance Howard

Mar 25, 2015

March 25, 2015 Click here if you are having trouble viewing this message. For more information, visit us at www.howardcm.com or call 770-642-4902 Wealth Watch Weekly E-Newsletter The market hit short term resistance at about 2,115 on the S&P 500. I suspect we will test this resistance area a couple of times before breaking through to the upside. The market is making higher highs and higher lows, a very good sign it is healthy and trading as it should. The S&P 500 has gone 815 trading days (since October 2011) without a 10% correction, the fourth longest run on record. What everyone is thinking is that we are way overdue for a correction and they are right, but remember bull markets, just like bear markets, can go on for a lot longer than investors think. In all probability, we will have a 10% correction this year and again, in all probability, it will be a very nice buying opportunity. The correction risks should be viewed in the context of the economic cycle.Here is a bit of a history lesson on the economic cycle from our friends at Ned Davis Research that we thought worthy of sharing: “Over the past 50 years, the economic and stock market cycles have followed a consistent pattern of two cyclical bear markets for every recession. The 2007-to the present has been a classic cycle of a Recession Bear (October 2007-March 2009), Post-Recession Bull (March 2009-April 2011), Non-Recession Bear (April 2011-October 2011), and Post-Recession Bull (October 2011-present). The cyclical bull market can end in one of two ways. First, another Non-Recession Bear could ensue. There has been only one instance of back-to-back Non-Recession Bears since 1968, with the second being the 1987 crash. Second, the market could enter a Recession Bear, which requires that the bear market overlap with an NBER-defined recession. As long as the recession risks remain low, then the odds of another cyclical bear market remain low as well. Even if a second Non-Recession Bear occurs, they have tended to be short (median of seven months) and shallow (median of -19.3%). The sharp decline in earnings estimates does not appear to be a recession warning at this time. Historically,...

7 New Year’s Pledges for Home Sellers

7 New Year’s Pledges for Home Sellers

Feb 13, 2015

Courtesy of RE/MAX Housing Blog. If you’re thinking about selling your home in 2015, here are some resolutions that could help boost your chances of a quick sale. Repeat to yourself: “I pledge to…” 1. “Avoid drastic design changes” – Unless you plan to turn your bold color palette into a more neutral one, then it’s best not to try and anticipate what buyers want in design and décor. The best approach to freshening up your home for sale is to simplify and depersonalize the look and feel so that potential buyers can picture building their own lives there. If you think repainting a bright purple wall, replacing an old toilet or buffing and restaining kitchen cabinets would help the home sell, by all means make these types of updates. Just be sure to keep your personal preferences in check. Your real estate agent can help you prioritize and remain objective. 2. “Stop neglecting the drippy faucet” – This applies to any repairs you might view as minor but actually could be a symptom of a larger system problem. Addressing things like plumbing leaks, poor ventilation and cracks in walls helps everyone avoid surprises from the inspection report and avoid the delay or even cancellation of a sale. When you have the information, you can either make the fixes or work with your agent to adjust pricing during negotiations with the buyer. 3. “Price my home reasonably” – It’s understandable to think your home is the best on the block and worth more than all the others – especially if you’ve invested in key upgrades and remodels. And, frankly, you might be right. But the only way to truly know is to consider recent sales of comparable homes in your area. Your real estate agent can provide you with the latest information and help you list at a competitive price that’s appropriate for your area and the local real estate climate. 4. “Make my home inviting” – This starts with creating curb appeal. The condition of your home’s exterior is a big part of getting buyers in the door. Maintaining the yard, sweeping the porch and driveway, replacing the tattered welcome mat, replacing missing house...