Americans have a lot of stuff. For an interesting perspective, check out photographer Peter Menzel’s book Material World: A Global Family Portrait. In it, Menzel travels around the world and photographs average families surrounded by all their possessions.
Because of all the stuff we Americans have, many people have to rent storage units. Different size units come with different prices. Here are some tips on how to make the most efficient use of your storage unit and keep your possessions safe: Read the rest »
Finding a new apartment can be a hassle. Many people recommend going to an area where you would like to live and looking for “For Rent” signs. That’s one way to do it, but in the age of the Internet, you can save time, gas, and shoe leather.
A simple way to start an apartment hunt is to go on Craigslist, click on your city, neighborhood, and the type of rental you’re looking for. Many landlords advertise their rental properties on Craigslist, often with pictures. But there are other search engines on the web that may better suit your needs. With them, you can find things like floor plans, maps, lease information, whether utilities are included, cost, and more. Some even allow you to start the renting process online. Read the rest »
While new electronic devices like Nook and Kindle are becoming more popular, many of us “bibliophiles” still have a love affair with turning pages the old fashioned way. We keep books for many reasons. Books like high school yearbooks or books that were gifts, we may keep for sentimental reasons. Others may be our favorites that we’ll want to read again someday. Read the rest »
As a musician, you have a special relationship with your instrument. In many ways, it is an extension of who you are as a person. If you’re a guitarist, your guitar and amplifier are the brush, paints, and canvas you use to create your art. You want your instrument safe and secure while you’re not using it. Read the rest »