Has your wallet just recovered from Christmas and now you’re sweating Valentine’s Day?! Well have no fear! You don’t have to go the traditional route with roses, chocolates and dinner reservations at a fancy restaurant that will charge you twice the amount that they normally would with their Valentine’s fixed priced menu.
Part-Time Money put together a list of 33 inexpensive and non-cheesy Valentine’s ideas that are sure to please your significant other. Here are just a few of our favorites:
- Acts of Service
Who doesn’t love a little extra help around the house? Surprise your loved one by doing a few of their chores for them: dishes, laundry, cleaning up, sweeping the floor or grocery shopping. It’s a sweet gesture that will be greatly appreciated (and unexpected)!
December is here and that means holiday parties, holiday cheer and well, holiday drinks! Whether you are hosting a party or attending one, here are a few holiday inspired beverages that are sure to please the crowd. Just remember, nothing can ruin a party like having one too many drinks—so be responsible.
Here are a few favorite adult and kid friendly delicious drinks that will taste like Christmas in a glass.
White Christmas Martini (per inspiredbycharm.com/white-christmas-martini):
- 2 ounces vanilla vodka
- 2 ounce white chocolate liqueur
- 1 ounce white creme de cacao
- 1 ounce half-and-half
- Honey and coarse sanding sugar for rim garnish
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It’s Friday and you thoroughly enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner the night before. You wake up, open the fridge and what do you see? Leftovers. Turkey, potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, gravy, rolls, pumpkin pie…the list goes on. You may be okay eating another Thanksgiving meal or two, or you might find yourself craving something different but feeling guilty for not consuming all the leftovers you have in the fridge. That’s where some creativity and an adventurous spirit come in.
Well, Halloween is officially behind us now. If you’re like millions of other Americans, you probably have way more candy in your house than you’d like. Maybe you don’t want your kids to consume that much sugar or maybe you lack self-control and those fun size chocolate pieces and rainbow colored sugar candies are a constant source of temptation. Whatever your situation may be, we have a solution for you! Store it! Rent a small storage unit at one of our convenient locations convenient locations and store that sugar in a small, air-conditioned unit. Continue reading
As we near the end of September our thoughts jump to sweaters, everything pumpkin, and holidays! For most of us those thoughts are welcomed and exciting. For others of us, the thought of holidays and company mean stress. We stress over making our homes company ready and we may even stress about having people in our home that we have to entertain and prepare for.
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Photographs are invaluable to people. They hold memories of childhood, family members that may no longer be here and some of the most important moments in our lives. You may be fortunate enough to have boxes of family photos or albums that have been passed down from generation to generation. Some of these photos may be displayed in your home, but chances are you may need a place to store most of them. Whether you store them in your home or in a storage unit, here are a few tips to ensure that they are protected from potential harms:
According to Reader’s Digest there are 7 ways to store photos that will preserve them and the memories they hold. Here are a few do’s and don’ts:
You’ve just received deployment papers and, depending on your military unit you may have anywhere from several months to a few short weeks to prepare. There are plenty of things to worry or stress about during this time, but don’t let moving be one of them. Rather than trying to haul your car, furniture and personal items to another location, consider renting storage space. Regardless of how long you are deployed, having your items stored is a hassle-reducing solution. You can rest easy knowing that your possessions are safe and that if you end up being gone longer than you originally thought, Dollar Self Storage offers month-to-month rentals.
Schools are either out or letting out very soon and the Summer Solstice is upon us. That means the little people in most homes are super excited!
For the parents of these kids, the excitement may be mixed with a little apprehension. Parents are excited to have a few months off of rushing around in the morning and having to get kids up, fed, lunches made, and out the door before 8 am. But slower mornings also mean that you’ll have your kids home all day long. It’s only a matter of time before they get “bored” and you’re left scrambling for ideas of things to do.
When most people hear the words “Arizona” and “summer” in the same sentence, they probably just think of unbearable heat and being uncomfortable. While temps in Arizona do get pretty high in the summer, there are lots of cool and fun activities that this beautiful state has to offer. According to Planet Ware, there are 17 must see attractions in this beautiful state: The Grand Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Phoenix, Hoover Dam, Jerome, Havasu Falls, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Bisbee, Lake Mead, Tombstone, Petrified Forest National Park, Saguaro National Park, Antelope Canyon, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and Tumacacori National Historical Park. All of these places are in different parts of the state and would allow someone to appreciate all the beauty Arizona has to offer.
Thinking of selling your home? If not, maybe you should. According to U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report 2018 may just be the right time for you to sell your home for four reasons:
- Buyers are chomping at the bit: most markets currently have low inventory, which means that buyers are getting a little frustrated at the lack of options.
- Interest rates are currently low: lower interest rates are good for everyone. Rates aren’t predicted to spike this year, but they mayrise to 4.6% by the end of the year and 5% in 2019.
- Cheaper property taxes elsewhere: Due to the passing of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act at the end of 2017, people may want to move to areas where the property taxes aren’t so high.
- Pay-off for renovations won’t come back in full until next year. Zillow predicts that homeowners will focus on renovations and updates this year rather than selling. If you are considering a remodel make sure that the remodel is one for you and not one you are doing in the hopes of selling your home for more, because it’s unlikely that you will see a return for that investment.