The United States is one of the most charitable and generous nations in the world. An important part of our culture is donating to worthy causes.
[This post has been revised and updated from the original post published in March 2017]
We are all used to recycling things such as aluminum cans, glass bottles and newspapers. But did you know there a number of other household items that can also be recycled?
Recycling has become a way of life for most American households. Although the practice is centuries old, it was not common in the United States until the last few decades. Many of us, in fact, can remember a time when recycling was a novel concept for most of us. All that began to change beginning in the 1970s.
We enthusiastically promote recycling in our society, but there is more to recycling than cans, bottles and newspapers.
Did you know that a large majority of items you might think have to be disposed of in a landfill can actually be recycled? Take your household appliances, for example. Can you recycle a refrigerator? How about an oven or even an air conditioning unit?
We talk a great deal about recycling in our society. But, when it comes to our old television, we don't always think of recycling them.
Buying new electronic devices and appliances can be exciting and even a lot of fun for most people. However, it also can mean a large amount of debris that now has to be disposed of. The purchase of a large electronic appliance like a computer or a television takes that chore to higher level.
With the housing market still hot and looking to stay that way, many homeowners are considering selling. And that means making the right upgrades to maximize their home's market value.
There are a number of investments a homeowner can - and should - make to improve the curb appeal and actual resale value of their home. According to most realty and home improvement experts, home remodeling can be a great choice and the kitchen is one of the top priorities.
Foreclosure cleanouts are a necessary part of a real estate professional's job. But getting a professional junk hauling firm is a great solution.
One of the issues that Realtors and real estate professionals have with foreclosed properties is the junk left by former homeowners. Unfortunately, many prior residents have little or no incentive to clean their foreclosed home when they vacate the property.
Most homes in the U.S. have some type of heating and air system. Air conditioners are common and eventually have to be replaced. But what do you do with your old one?
When your air conditioner stops working and it is approaching triple-digit temperatures, you have to replace it. Even if it still works but is straining because it's so old, you'll probably need to upgrade. But now you have an old unit to get rid of and you find it's not easy.
Most folks have made the occasional trek to the local landfill, but sometimes you have really big junk to haul. When it comes to furniture and appliances, what do you do?
When you finally have to replace your home's old water heater, what do you do with it? Recycling really is an option.
Disposing of old appliances is never an easy job. Unless your vendor for the new machine offers to remove your old one for free, the task can be difficult and expensive.