The Best Way to Get Rid of Mosquitoes

March 26, 2021

Hey there friends! I hope each of you are having a wonderful week? Today I want to talk to you all about bugs. In particular, the dreaded mosquitoes! Mosquitoes can be a real pain, but it is my opinion that they are extremely bad in the south. We didn't have any very cool temperature this winter this year. Add that to all the rain, and it's already in the 80s here. Fortunately; they don't have to be. There are plenty of ways to repel and get rid of mosquitoes, so that you and your family don't have to worry about being eaten alive all summer when you're trying to enjoy the great outdoors.


This is a sponsored conversation written by Wrapped Up N U on behalf of Ambush Mosquito Traps.

Some Facts About Mosquitoes
  • Mosquitoes are deadly! We know mosquitoes as carriers for several harmful diseases such as Chikungunya, Dengue, Encephalitis, Malaria, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, and Zika virus. It is believed that because of this, mosquitoes are responsible for around 1 million deaths per year!
  • There are a lot of mosquitoes! According to the American Mosquito Control Association, there are over 3,000 different species of mosquitoes throughout the world.
  • Only female mosquitoes bite. This may surprise you and most people probably assume all mosquitoes bite, but no, it is only the females think we taste yummy.
  • What Attracts Her? Carbon dioxide gives insects the signal that blood is nearby, and since we exhale CO2, we make it easy for these pests to find us and other mammals.


Are you looking for a better way to control Mosquitoes? The Ambush Mosquito Traps can help you regain your outdoor space this summer. Living in South Georgia, I feel we have these blood suckers to deal with year around. The winters do not seem to get cold enough to kill them off or reduce their populations. We are thrilled to be working with Ambush Mosquito Traps and to be taking back our yard.


The Ambush Mosquito Traps is a proactive way to to help control the mosquito population in your yard. The Ambush Mosquito Trap comes with an Ambush Lure that releases an Octenol plume which is highly attractive to mosquitoes. This means that while your trap works 24 hours a day to break the breeding cycle, it can be supercharged for outdoor events like a barbecue, so that mosquitoes cloud around your Ambush Mosquito Trap, and not your guests. So you pretty much just set it up and let it run. I'd suggest setting reminders in your phone to replace Ambush Lure every 30 days for maximum effectiveness and control. It's easy to put together and has clear directions on how you set it up. 

Additional trips to help keep mosquitoes at bay

  • Plants That Repel Mosquitoes - One natural way to repel mosquitoes is to grow herbs or plants that have mosquito repelling properties in your yard, garden, or in a planter on your patio. Just a few plants known to repel mosquitoes include: citronella, catnip, catmint, lemon balm, lavender, lemongrass, pennyroyal, peppermint, wormwood, and rosemary. If you are having a barbeque or outdoor event, another way to keep mosquitoes at bay, is to throw any of these herbs on the grill, (rosemary works great for this). Not only will the herbs repel mosquitoes, so will the smoke from the grill.
  • Eliminate Standing Water - One of the best ways to keep mosquitoes away is to eliminate any standing water you may have lying around. This could include standing water in plants, your dog's water dish, a birdbath, gutters, dishes, etc. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, so eliminating standing water will help decrease the number of mosquitoes in the area.
  • Essential Oils That Repel Mosquitoes - Another natural way to repel mosquitoes is to use essential oils that contain mosquito repelling properties. Neem, lavender, citronella, lemongrass, rosemary, eucalyptus, and mint are all great essential oils that can keep mosquitoes away. No need for unpleasant smelling bug sprays or lotions, simply apply a few drops of one of these oils to the skin, or make your own all natural bug spray using a few different oils for a more effective repellant, and you won't have to worry about mosquitoes any longer.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar - Mosquitoes don't like apple cider vinegar, making it a great natural deterrent. Taking 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times a day, adding more of it to your diet, or moistening a cloth or cotton ball and applying it to the skin are all effective ways to use apple cider vinegar to repel mosquitoes and keep from getting bitten.
  • Attract Bats To Your Garden - Bats love eating mosquitoes, so another natural way to get rid of mosquitoes is to attract bats to your garden. Attracting bats to your garden can reduce the number of mosquitoes significantly, and will also lessen your chances of getting bitten, especially since research has suggested that a single bat can eat over 600 mosquitoes per hour.
We hope you the information we have shared to be helpful to better enjoy your summer. Follow Ambush Mosquito Traps on Facebook and YouTube to stay up to date with all the latest information.




Big SAVINGS with Verizon Wireless Prepaid Plan

Hey there, my beautiful friends! I hope each of you are doing well! Right now, it's more important than ever for us to stay connected. We are a family of 5 and I often feel as if we are all being pulled in different directions constantly, that's why our family relies on Verizon Wireless prepaid plans. Our family has been loyal Verizon customers for well over 15 years and counting. At Verizon, all plans include unlimited talk and text in the U.S. That's pretty important, especially in our family with 3 teenagers. They also offer unlimited text to 200 international destinations.  All plans include access to our 5G Nationwide network. When combined with 5G Ultra Wideband, the fastest 5G in the world (5G Ultra Wideband available only in parts of select cities. 5G Nationwide available in 2,700+ cities) you'll get our absolute best performance.

This post is sponsored by Sivan Social. All comments and opinions are my own.

Verizon Wireless prepaid plan offers a wide range of features and plans so you will find the perfect fit for all your family's needs. Currently, you fan get a Free Month of Verizon Prepaid Service Plus Up to $75 Off at Verizon.com offers expire 03/31 (restrictions apply). Now with 5G Nationwide included at no additional cost.


I am an android girl and wanting to upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy A21 Prepaid. It has some amazing features 
  • Capture all the moments that matter, from any angle, with the quad lens camera. The 16 MP main camera lets you easily and quickly capture it all. Get creative with the ultra-wide lens to shoot frameable vistas or get up close and personal using the macro lens to take photos with striking detail.
  • Everything pops on the ultra-vivid 6.5" edge-to-edge display. Watch all your favorite memories and share-worthy content come to life in rich color and striking detail on the HD+ screen.
  • Galaxy A21's 4,000 mAh battery won't quit before you do. Spend more time staying connected to the things that matter with a long-lasting battery you can rely on. And when you need to fuel up in a flash, the Galaxy A21 supports Fast Charge for more power in minutes.
  • Don't worry about having to ditch the things that matter most. Store it all with its built-in 32 GB of memory. And if that's not enough, expand the base storage up to an impressive 512 GB with a microSD card.


My kids have their eyes on the Apple iPhone 12 Prepaid
  • It offers the best iPhone display ever for incredible contrast and higher resolution. With Ceramic Shield, which has four times better drop performance.
  • Superfast speeds. Superlow latency. So you can get faster downloads, better-quality video streaming, more responsive gaming, and real-time interactivity.
  • A14 Bionic is the fastest chip in a smartphone. With a 16-core Neural Engine, it crunches trillions of operations each second. And it's super efficient for great battery life. Night mode on all cameras gives dimly lit photos — even selfies — a new level of detail.
  • All-new to iPhone 12 is an Ultra Wide camera that now captures Night mode images and a Wide camera that now captures 27% more light. 
  • iPhone 12 lets you record, edit, and play back Dolby Vision video. Use AirPlay to stream it to your Apple TV or smart TV. Night mode Time-lapse video captures light trails and motion when you use a tripod and 10-bit HDR video recording delivers 60 times more colors than 8-Bit video.
I hope you all have a great weekend. Don't forget this offer expires on 03.31, you don't want to miss out on this amazing deal from Verizon.com.




A Week Away: Netflix’s First Musical Film Releases March 26!

March 25, 2021

In this Heartfelt, inspiring, uplifting musical, a troubled teen takes a leap of faith by attending summer camp — and unexpectedly finds love, friends and a place to belong. 

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Netflix.

Hello there, my beautiful friends! I hope each of you are having a wonderful week. If you are anything like me you keep up with all the new releases on Netflix. I'm not afraid to admit that at times I plan on activities according to when something will be on my watch list. If so, I want to give you a heads up that tomorrow, A Week Away: Netflix’s First Musical Film debuts Friday, March 26. That's right, it's time to get your favorite blanket, snacks ready and get ready to sing along! 


A Week Away is Netflix’s first musical film of its kind, releasing March 26th Troubled teen Will Hawkins (Kevin Quinn) has a choice to make - go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. While at camp, and with the help of his music, new friends and love interest (Bailee Madison), he learns the healing powers of kindness, forgiveness, and faith can be found in the most unlikely of places.


A Week Away takes us on an inspirational journey filled with busloads of spirit-filled teens coming-of-age with an uplifting message and soundtrack the entire family will love. Delivering encouragement as teens bond with old friends and newcomers during their annual week-long adventure at camp. Netflix’s A Week Away features a cast including the talents of Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker, Sherri Shepherd.


The official A Week Away soundtrack is available to all digital streaming providers with the physical album releasing April 23, 2021.

Netflix's A Week Away 12 Track Soundtrack features
  1. Let's Go Make a Memory | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker
  2. The Great Adventure | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker, Sherri Shepherd
  3. Good Enough | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling
  4. Dive | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker
  5. Baby, Baby | Jahbril Cook, Kevin Quinn
  6. Place in This World | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison
  7. Big House | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker
  8. Awesome God | God Only Knows (Campfire Medley) | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker
  9. Where I Belong | Kevin Quinn
  10. Best Thing Ever (Stage Version) | Kevin Quinn
  11. Best Thing Ever (Reprise) | Kevin Quinn, Bailee Madison, Jahbril Cook, Kat Conner Sterling, Iain Tucker
  12. Best Thing Ever | Johnnyswim
I hope you each have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to checkout A Week Away: Netflix’s First Musical Film Releases!


 

The Legend of Korra Limited Edition Steelbook

March 18, 2021

Nickelodeon’s critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning The Legend of Korra animated series receives the SteelBook® treatment. The Legend of Korra Limited Edition Steelbook Collection, a 4-book collection that features stunning new artwork by artist Caleb Thomas. Each book featuring a different element (Fire, WaterEarth, and Air).


The spirit of the Avatar lives on in the complete series of The Legend of Korra. Relive every moment from all four books. From meeting Avatar Korra, a teenage girl from the Southern Water Tribe, in Book One, to opening the spirit portal and entering a new age where spirits and mankind coexist in Books Two and Three, to embarking on a journey of self-discovery and restoring balance to the Earth Kingdom in Book Four, fans won’t want to miss a second of air, earth, water and firebending in this complete collection!

Get ready to forge your own path The Legend of Korra Limited Edition Steelbook. We are so thrilled to receive an advanced copy the viewing and enjoyment at home. The steelbook collect from Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra is an absolute piece of art. This limited edition steelbook set features original artwork from by artist Caleb Thomas. Each art piece captures the essense of the Avatar world and beautifully displays it on hard cover dvd cases. This set is a must-have for Avatar fans, I highly recommend you grab one before they are all gone! It looks absolutly perfect setting beside our AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER THE COMPLETE SERIES 15TH ANNIVERSARY STEELBOOK COLLECTION.

The front covers combine to showcase Korra’s physical journey to become the Avatar, while the back covers represent pivotal moments in her spiritual journey. Thomas also designed the covers of the Avatar: The Last Airbender SteelBook® and was handpicked to design both collections’ covers.

After series co-creator and executive producer, Bryan Konietzko became a fan of Thomas’s art style on social media. The collection’s production run will be limited to 10,000 units. 


The series aired on Nickelodeon and Nick.com from April 2012 through December 2014, garnering both critical and audience acclaim while also winning Annie® and Primetime Emmy® awards.

The series features the same iconic blend of anime and traditional animation as the original Avatar: The Last Airbender series.
 
The Legend of Korra – The Complete Series Limited Edition Steelbook Collection will be available on March 16, 2021, from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment.

Win with the Albertsons Shop, Play, Win! Monopoly game #GOSHOPPLAYWIN

March 16, 2021

Hello there my beautiful friends, I hope you are doing well? We are thrilled you stopped by and join us today because we have some exciting news to share with you all! It is Shop Play Win! Monopoly game time at your local Albertsons store. You have the chance to win over $230,000 in prizes and money saving offers at Albertsons stores!

This post is sponsored by Sivan Social. All comments and opinions are my own.

How To Play

Playing couldn't be any easier! Head to your local Albertsons and shop! That's right, shop for your everyday groceries and items you need for your home and family.
  • Visit ShopPlayWin.com for your chance to win $230,000,000 in prizes from participating stores March 3rd - May 4th.
  • Download the app.
  • You earn a ticket for every $25 qualifying items you purchase in a single transaction.
  • Look for featured items while you are shopping, purchasing these might give you extra tickets.
  • Use the app you downloaded to scan your tickets.
  • Claim your reward for winning tickets you scanned.



Looking for more ways to win? Open your Valpak envelope to see if you’re an instant winner of a $100 gift card and to get more details on how to win groceries for life!

Savings.com is giving away 60 $100 gift cards to spend at Albertsons Companies stores!
  Win a $100 gift card to spend at Albertsons Companies stores!

Details:
  • Wednesday, March 3rd at 12:00 AM PT to Wednesday, March 31st at 11:59 PM PT.
  • Sixty (60) winners will receive a $100 gift cards to spend at Albertsons Companies stores.
  • Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Albertsons merchant page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form on the page.
  • The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Thursday, April 1st via the email address they used to enter.
  • See complete Official Rules for entry instructions, full prize descriptions, restrictions and other important details.

Albertsons Companies stores include:
  • Albertsons
  • Carrs
  • Jewel Osco
  • Market Street
  • Randalls
  • Safeway
  • Safeway Pavilions
  • Shaws
  • Tom Thumb
Make sure to RSVP to join the #GoShopPlayWin Twitter party at 10AM PT/1PM ET on Thursday, March 25th, to talk about the game and for even more chances to win a $100 gift card.

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Game tickets end 5/4/21. Must be resident of an eligible U.S. state listed in rules; 18+. Visit www.shopplaywin.com for full rules, incl. how to enter without purchase. Series MON-14. MONOPOLY™ & © 1935, 2021 Hasbro, Pawtucket, RI 02861-1059 USA. All Rights Reserved. TM & ® denote U.S. Trademarks. Hasbro is not a sponsor of this promotion.



Different Types of Movers and Moving Services

March 14, 2021

Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

If you're trying to decide if you should hire movers, you should know that the experience you'll have with a moving company is likely to vary based on the type of services you use. Below, you'll find an overview of some of the different types of movers, as well as the services that these movers offer.


Residential Movers

This is what most people think of when they think about a moving company. These companies primarily help people move from their old residence into a new one. Residential movers assist people moving out of homes and people moving out of apartments.

The services these movers offer can vary, and the rates they charge can vary as well. As a general rule, you'll generally spend less if you're moving less. The cost of moving to a studio apartment is significantly less than the cost of moving to a three-bedroom home.


Commercial Movers

These moving companies are focused on moving businesses. They assist with office movers, warehouse moves, and so much more. There are several challenges associated with a commercial move, and these companies are capable of handling all these challenges with ease.

Some companies that offer commercial moving services specialize in specific types of moves. For example, a company may be able to move sensitive electronics safely. If you're planning a business move, you won't want to work with just any moving company. You'll want to find professionals that are more than equipped to help you.


Long Distance Movers

If you're moving a fairly long distance, you'll want to look for a company that can assist with longer and more challenging moves. There's a lot that needs to be considered during a long distance move, especially if it requires you to cross state lines.

These companies often offer additional services that can make things easier for people trying to settle into a new location that's far away from their old home. For example, some of these companies provide storage services. That way, you can move your things out of your old home and safely store them until you're ready to move into a new place.


Full-Service Moving Companies

If you don't want to have to do anything to prepare for your move, a full-service moving company will be the best option for you from all the different types of moving companies. Even though these companies charge more, it may be worth the extra cost to keep your stress levels in check.

If you're going to be hiring a company like this, it's a good idea to connect with them far in advance so that you can discuss your needs with them. Once that's taken care of, you won't have to worry about a thing. They'll handle everything for you.


Packing Services

Do you hate having to pack up everything for a move? If you'd prefer to avoid packing, you'll be glad to know that there are ways for you to get out of this chore. Several moving companies provide packing services for clients.

You can have the company pack up everything for you, and you can have them bring it all to your new place. Some companies that offer these types of services offer unpacking services as well. This can make a move more expensive, but if you're trying to avoid the hassle, it can be worth the additional cost.


Specialty Moving Services

Some types of items are more difficult to move than others. If you're planning on moving a piano or having antiques in your home, you may need to find a company that provides specialty moving services.

This usually isn't something that you can opt-in or opt-out of. Many moving companies will refuse to move these types of items unless you invest in specialty services. Figure out if you need these services. If you do, you should find out what they'll cost you.


Van Rental

If you decide to handle your move on your own, you'll likely rent a van or a truck. From there, you'll need to load up the vehicle yourself and then unload it when you arrive at your destination.

Some moving companies will allow you to hire movers that will assist you after you rent a vehicle. You'll be able to cover the cost of the rental, then pay the additional fee to the movers. The total cost should be fairly manageable. It's one of the more affordable ways to handle a move. Keep in mind that these kinds of services are usually only an option for local moves.


Pod Moving Services

Another cost-cutting option is to opt for pod moving services. With these services, you'll be presented with a pod or a cube that you can load up with your things. Once the pod has been loaded up, it will be picked up and brought to your destination. After that, you can unload the pod before it's taken away.

These services are a great compromise if you want to do things yourself, but you'd prefer to keep your total spending in check. They are also one of the most affordable options for a long-distance move.


Try to find out as much as you can about the types of movers and moving available services. You have many options when you move, and when you know what these options are, it's easier to find a solution that will work well for you.



THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN AND KAMP KORAL: SPONGEBOB’S UNDER YEARS TO PREMIERE MARCH 4 ON PARAMOUNT+

March 12, 2021


Paramount+, the highly anticipated streaming service from ViacomCBS, today announced that both THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN and all-new Paramount+ Original Series KAMP KORAL: SPONGEBOB’S UNDER YEARS will premiere on the service on Thursday, March 4. THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN will also be released by Paramount Home Entertainment for Premium Video-On-Demand (PVOD) on the same day. The official trailer for THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN was also released today in addition to the official key art for both the movie and KAMP KORAL: SPONGEBOB’S UNDER YEARS.

We would like to thank Paramount Home Entertainment for sending our family advanced screeners so we would watch both in the comfort and safety of our own homes. My children grew up with Spongebob and everyone else in Bikini Bottom so of course we were thrilled about the new movie and adventures with our old friends under the sea. Third times a charm and this movie does not disappoint. It's the perfect family movie that takes you back to see where everything started. You will see a few special guest you are sure to recognize that that help the gang in their quest to bring Gary home! 

 
KAMP KORAL’s first six episodes will be available to stream beginning March 4 exclusively on Paramount+ for subscribers in the U.S. The rest of the season’s 13-episode order will roll out on the platform at later dates to be announced.
 
In addition to its availability on Paramount+, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN will be available on VOD platforms for a limited time at a suggested rental price of $19.99 in the U.S.


In the first-ever all CGI 
SpongeBob motion picture event, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN, SpongeBob SquarePants, his best friend Patrick, and the Bikini Bottom gang star in their most epic adventure movie yet! When SpongeBob’s beloved pet snail Gary goes missing, a path of clues leads SpongeBob and Patrick to the powerful King Poseidon, who has Gary held captive in the Lost City of Atlantic City. On their mission to save Gary, SpongeBob and his pals team up for a heroic and hilarious journey where they discover nothing is stronger than the power of friendship.

 
From Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies, in association with MRC Film, THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE ON THE RUN is a United Plankton Pictures production.  Directed and written by Tim Hill from a story by Tim Hill and Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger, the film features the voice talent of Tom Kenny, Awkwafina, Matt Berry, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Mr. Lawrence, and Reggie Watts.


Paramount+ series Kamp Koral: SpongeBob\’s Under Years. Photo Cr: Paramount+ 2021 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


From Nickelodeon, KAMP KORAL: SPONGEBOB’S UNDER YEARS is the first-ever SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff. The CG-animated prequel series follows 10-year-old SpongeBob SquarePants and his pals during summer sleepaway camp where they spend their time building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral.
 
KAMP KORAL: SPONGEBOB’S UNDER YEARS features Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton) reprising their iconic roles. Carlos Alazraqui (The Casagrandes) and Kate Higgins (Blaze and the Monster Machines) join as new characters Nobby and Narlene, narwhal siblings who live in the woods surrounding the camp.


Pictured (L-R): Sandy Cheeks, Spongebob Squarepants, Patrick Star, Squidward and Mr. Krabs on the Paramount+ series Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years. Photo Cr: Paramount+ 2021 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Marc Ceccarelli (SpongeBob SquarePants), Vincent Waller (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jennie Monica (SpongeBob SquarePants) are co-executive producers of the series. Production of KAMP KORAL: SPONGEBOB’S UNDER YEARS is overseen by Kelley Gardner, Vice President, Current Series Animation, Nickelodeon.  The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif.

5 Ideas To Make Packing Run Smoother

March 9, 2021

Truth be told, everyone at some point must face moving. Usually, moving can be a huge pivot-point in your life. It can be scary, uncertain, or even unpleasant. However, for the most part, the results of moving are a positive one! The key to prevent any mistakes that could occur is by planning to make the process run as smoothly and effortless as you possibly can. There are several tips to following a checklist to ensure that everything is working correctly before, during, and after you move. It’s important to have a positive and uplifting attitude towards the big changes that are just around the corner, especially if you have little ones who are looking to you for guidance and help during this transition. During the move, you need to focus on canceling services, arranging for things to be ready at your new place, and the most important thing, packing. Below are a few things I am doing to help with our transition. 

Image: Gameday Moving Services

  1. Packing Items You Can Live Without For A Few Months: If you know you are moving in a few months or in a season where you don’t need certain clothes, by all means, pack up those items immediately because you won’t be getting them out. If you are moving in the summer, it can be easy to grab those long sweaters, bulky boots, and all the endless accessories of scarves, hats, and mittens to pack up. I like to grab the vacuum bags and put them in to help save space too when packing. Dollar Tree actually has some great vacuum bag options. 


  1. Decluttering What You Don’t Need: One of the biggest things you can do before you even start putting things in boxes is decluttering items you do not need. Purging these items is a simple way to get rid of broken toys, clothes you don’t wear anymore, or items that don’t bring you joy. (Seriously, just get rid of it all.) A way to help you not become overwhelmed is starting with one room at a time. Bring a bag with you that you are only using to throw away the items you do not want. Each day, go to a different room and start this task again until you are finished. You can even have your kids help throw away any trash or broken toys as well! 


  1. Selling Stuff Of Value: While going through each room, spend some time looking through the items you have that might not bring you joy, but could possibly bring joy to someone else. Do you have an old family heirloom that might be collecting dust? Try bringing it to an auction or listing it on various Facebook Markets, Mercari, or eBay to see if anyone would be willing to purchase it. You could even visit a local pawnshop to see if anything is of value to help pay for new furniture in your new home. A lot of little things sold can really add up!


  1. Organizing Rooms: Once the clutter, junk, and items you don’t want anymore are donated, sold, or finally out of the room, now is the time to organize! Depending on if you are having people still walk through your home, you want to keep the rooms as organized as possible. Only have out what you really need including a few dishes, pots, pans, clothes to mix and match, and a few toys for your kids to play with. Again, while you are in the limbo of packing and moving it can be frustrating but do your best to keep things as easily accessible for what you must-have rather than what you wish you could have. Don’t worry, you will be reunited with your belongings before you know it. 


Image: Gameday Moving Services

  1. Hiring A Moving Company To Assist: Now that the hard part of packing is behind you, the other large hurdle you might have to encounter is moving all of these boxes from your old home to a new home. Why not take the stress off your back and hire a company that can assist you! You want a trustworthy company to assist you and if you happen to live in Georgia I highly recommend Gameday Moving Services. This Athens GA Commercial Moving company also helps not only with moving your company but also residential, long and short-distance moving as well. They are tailored to any type of business including handling moving logistics according to your requirements, efficiently help to plan each detail, and streamline your commercial move. They take pride in making sure your move runs and smoothly and according to your plan as possible. 




I hope some of these tips help you whenever your next move will be. I’m excited for this next step in our own journey! 


How To Make Your Living Room The Envy Of Everyone

March 3, 2021

When it’s finally okay to have people visit your house again, you want them to be impressed by what you have to show off, right? After all, you’ve spent so many months stuck inside that you probably feel pressured to have done something worthwhile with your time.

Luckily, there’s plenty you can do to revitalize your rooms to ensure they’re the envy of everyone. Starting off with the living room, here are a few tips to make the centerpiece of your home the place to be.

Photo by Andrea Davis from Pexels

Showcase Some Artwork

Bare walls do nothing for your living room, except maybe make the space look empty and unexciting. That’s why it’s always a good idea to showcase some art here.

What you go for depends on your taste, though landscapes and abstract pieces often work well. If nothing catches your eye, or you don’t want to shell out for some artwork, there are plenty of ways to get creative. You’ll find some tips here for how to create DIY art and where to hang it in the room. They’re definitely worth considering if you want to give your room a more personal touch while also ensuring it strikes a chord with guests.

Buy Luxury Additions

Nothing makes a room sparkle quite like designer pieces. These tell visitors that you’re a person with style and class, and that you’re not afraid to splash the cash where it matters.

If big furniture pieces are out of your price range, that’s alright. You can keep the ones you already have and just decorate them with some luxury additions. You’ll find that SSENSE has an excellent collection of Versace home products, from cushions and comforters to dog beds and even a gold cheetah sculpture. Decorating your living room with a few of those will instantly up the value of your property. It’ll also probably make your guests wonder where they can get their hands on some Versace home products themselves.

Brighten Everything Up

A room that’s naturally dark gives off a specific vibe that won’t necessarily appeal to everyone. Likewise, when a room is incredibly light, it creates an atmosphere that makes guests feel a certain way.

When it comes to your living room, you definitely want to go for the latter, as this will make the space more vibrant and inviting. You’re not short of ways to make the room brighter, with paint, light fixtures, and windows all your friends. Do an excellent job of brightening up the place without making it appear too empty and clinical, and people will love spending time here.

Your living room is part of your home, so it deserves to be somewhere that makes you feel comfortable. However, there’s no reason that the space can’t do this while also being stylish. Find the right way to blend the two together – using these tips to guide you – and your living room will truly be the envy of everyone who visits.