Easy Organizing - Host a Profitable Yard Sale
One man's trash might be another's treasure â€” but hosting a yard sale can be even better than picking through one, thanks to the extra cash and space you'll gain. Choose a good moneymaking day, such as a Saturday near the first or 15th of the month (typical paydays). Then, arrange wares for easy browsing: Group same-priced items (e.g., books, $1) with a single sign, and use office-supply stickers for larger items. And if things don't sell quickly, lower prices. You want to off-load this stuff, remember?
Don't Skip This Tip: Make sure you've got a place to sit, adequate shade, snacks, and lots of water to drink. You'll be comfortable, and you won't have to duck inside and leave your sale unattended.
Source: Good Housekeeping
Expert Tips for a Well-Lit Landscape
Make a Plan â€“
Will the back porch double as an eating spot? Is the front walkway just to welcome visitors? The lighting should relate to the way the outdoor spaces are going to be used.
Keep it Simple
- Pick one style of adjustable, shielding exterior fixtures for down-lighting, accent lighting and wall-wash lighting.
Include the Basics
- Always start with the basics -- entry and garage lights -- and install additional lighting later.
Ditch the Dimmers
- If an incandescent light is dimmed, it becomes amber and casts a sickly pall on green plants. Instead, use a daylight -- a blue color-correcting filter on outdoor lights -- which eliminates the yellow tones.
- A good outdoor-lighting design should consider two layers of lighting: one for when you are inside looking out and one for when you are outside.
Source: Better Homes&Gardens.com
Summer Cooling Tip:
As a general rule ceiling fans should run counter clockwise in the summer and clockwise in the winter. Not all fans work exactly the same so a quick test is to stand under the fan and if you feel the air blowing down, youâ€™re going in the right direction for summer months.
Home service agreements give you the assurance that there is someone to help at any time with problems on covered items.
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home service agreement gives you the protection you need against breakdowns of covered appliances and major systems such as plumbing, heating, electrical and air conditioning.
Youâ€™re Hired! Secrets to Acing the Interview
If you want to stand out as a distinctive candidate, and raise your interviewing game from good to great you need to keep some things in mind:
Maintain good eye contact. Good meaningful handshake and eye contact upon entering the room. Don't be in a hurry to look away. You need to convey that you've been looking forward to meeting the interviewer.
. Slow your speaking pace down, especially in the first five minutes when you're likely to be most nervous. Anxiety makes pace naturally accelerate and makes it more likely you'll stumble over your words.
. Go into the interview thinking that you're there to offer the company your experience and your expertise that will ultimately help them meet their goals. You are not going in asking them to do you a favor by hiring you.
. Generic adjectives that you think describe you (e.g. hard working, resourceful) are not enough. Tell real stories from your previous jobs that explain how you put your resourcefulness into practice.
Seviche with Mint and Grapefruit
1 Ruby Red grapefruit
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 Serrano chile, thinly sliced
1 cup fresh mint, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 pound sea scallops, tough muscles removed, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds,
Micro mint, for garnish
Cut away peel and pith from grapefruit. Cut along membranes, releasing segments into a medium nonreactive bowl; reserve juice in bowl. Using a slotted spoon, transfer 1/2 of the segments to a cutting board; dice. Transfer diced segments to a large nonreactive bowl. Strain reserved juice into a glass measuring cup. Pour 1/4 cup of the juice into the large bowl, reserving remaining juice for another use.
Add onion, chile, mint, lime juice, salt, and scallops or yellowtail to grapefruit mixture. Gently stir until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours. (Do not refrigerate for more than 2 hours; the scallops will become tough.)
Drain mixture, reserving liquid. Divide onion, chile, mint, and scallops among 4 serving plates. Garnish with micro mint, and drizzle with reserved liquid. Serve immediately.
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