There are standards of graduation gift giving that have been in place for decades: flowers, stationery, teddy bears in graduation cap and gowns, and at least one copy of Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. While any of those ideas would do the trick, they may seem a little underwhelming given the importance of this remarkable milestone of a person’s life.
Originally a day to remember all those who died during the Civil War, Memorial Day has since officially become a day to recognize every single American military personnel who died in any of the wars fought by the United States.
A spring home cleanup can also mean cleaning your backyard so you can have a great place for summer fun, feasting, and family get-togethers with friends.
And once everything's clean and cleared out, you can add some great backyard games to add to your summer fun.
[This post originally appeared here in April 2018. It has been expanded upon, revised, and updated to reflect more recent information.]
The refrigerator is probably the central fixture of any kitchen besides the stove. But, like any appliance, they become dated and old, and eventually need to be replaced.
However, just moving an old refrigerator can be a major chore. So, how does a typical homeowner manage refrigerator recycling?
[This post was originally published in April 2019 and has been update, expanded, and revised.]
Spring is here and summer is just around the corner. And a backyard for barbecues, pool parties, or just to relax in is far nicer when it's clean!
But getting and keeping a yard clean often involves far more than just cleaning up after the kids and pets. For many homeowners and renters, there are large amounts of trash, debris, and junk that needs to be gotten rid of.
We are inundated with electronics. But when our devices give out, they become electronic waste, or e-waste, and that means dealing with e-waste disposal.
The problem is that we can't simply throw it all into the household or office trash. Most e-waste disposal is regulated, while most e-waste items are also recyclable. So, what should we do?
There are all types of yard waste and debris that can be recycled instead of put in landfills. However, for homeowners, concrete isn't always on the list.
Contractors, on the other hand, are often accustomed to disposing of large amounts of waste concrete and often use commercial crushing and recycling facilities to dispose of it. But not always.
Sometimes, even something as seemingly simple as junk removal can require more work than we thought it would and now we need someone to come to the rescue.
While being able to do some Jedi mind tricks to help with your junk removal might seem nice, there are more real-world options for your junk removal needs.
Okay, so cleaning out your whole house and garage may not seem like much of a way to celebrate anything, but you could celebrate completing the cleanout.
And think of the benefits an uncluttered, organized, and completely clean living space! Especially if you don't have to take of all the junk removal yourself.
Most of us recycle and along with plastic and aluminum, recycling paper waste is probably the most common thing we do. But where does all that paper go?
We know that some of it becomes new products made from recycled paper, but is that all there is to it? And does it really pay for us to take the time to recycle paper?