Tips on Storing and Organizing Your Holiday Decorations

When it comes to decorating our homes for the holidays, a lot of us dread having to dig our decorations out of storage. It’s not because we hate decorating, but rather because we know that the decorations are going to be in a total state of disarray. Here are some tips on how you can store and organize your holiday decorations the smart way.

Invest In Containers

Cardboard boxes might seem like a cheap storage solution, but they’re really not ideal for the task. Cardboard boxes aren’t airtight, allowing dust and even insects to get into your decorations. Furthermore, since cardboard is so flimsy, it does nothing to protect your belongings from the elements. That can be problematic, as many of us store our decorations in attics or basements that can become very cold and hot. Instead, invest in some large plastic bins with lids that allow you to store …

4 Reasons Why Your Church Needs Insurance

You are clergy person, church board member or administrator, you know how much work goes into developing and managing your congregation and its property. So much of your time is spent in planning worship, programming and providing pastoral counseling and care, it is easy to forget about more mundane things such as insurance.

However, there are several reasons why it makes sense for your church to have comprehensive insurance coverage and to review it regularly:

General Liability

Your house of worship likely has many people, including worshippers, church employees and visitors walking in and out of its doors at all hours of the day. In addition, if your church houses a daycare center, soup kitchen or other facilities, there are even more people in and around your building.

While all of this activity is good, it also increases the risk that somebody may be injured on your property. General liability …

What Should I Look For In A Loan Company?

Although it’s safe to say that many if not most people want to remain in a place of financial security, most people will experience an economic emergency at some point. When this time comes for you, it’s important to know who to call in order to attain a loan until you can recover financially. To ensure that you find the ideal loan provider, make sure that the company you select possesses all of the following attributes:

1. A Great Reputation.

When you’re ready to find a loan company that will provide you with fast money to get you out of a financial bind, one of the first things you should look for in the organization is a great reputation. The loan company’s reputation is immensely important because it provides you with a basic framework through which you can understand whether they operate in an ethical manner. Luckily, the internet makes …

Make Sure that Your Car Arrives Safely when Shipping

When you need to have your vehicle transported there are several important questions that you need to ask to make sure that your car arrives safely.  Although the cost of the service is obviously very important, here are several important questions you should ask about any auto shipping company that you are thinking about hiring to move your car.

Will my car be handled with care?

Whenever you are having your car shipped, you are not just simply having a vehicle moved.  It also involves having one of your most valuable assets transported.  Not only is your car one of your most expensive possessions but it serves a critical function of providing transportation for you to get to work, run errands and other important functions. That is why it is essential to ensure that the auto transport company you hire handles your vehicle carefully.  So make sure the shipping company …

Best Contractor Leads: Word of Mouth

Contractors have to work within a unique cycle: they need plenty of customers to attract more customers, but it can be hard to gain customers without much previous work experience. That’s where leads come in, especially ones that can help people understand the quality of work that a contractor can provide. For new contractors, word of mouth can be a great lead generator. Here are some of the benefits of these types of leads for contractors.

Affordability

Word of mouth marketing is one of the most affordable ways to generate new leads because it is free. All you have to do to get good word of mouth marketing is to follow up with all of your satisfied customers. The key to getting this type of lead is to make sure your current customers have an incentive to leave a review or talk to friends and family about the work …