Occupy TriCities’ Declaration

Occupy TriCities’ Declaration

As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality: that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members; that our system must protect our rights, and upon corruption of that system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights, and those of their neighbors; that a democratic government derives its just power from the people, but corporations do not seek consent to extract wealth from the people and the Earth; and that no true democracy is attainable when the process is determined by economic power. We come to you at a time when corporations, which place profit over people, self-interest over justice, and oppression over equality, run our governments. We have peaceably assembled here, as is our right, to let these facts be known. They have taken our houses through an illegal foreclosure process, despite not having the original mortgage. They have taken bailouts from taxpayers with impunity, and continue to give Executives exorbitant bonuses. They have perpetuated inequality and discrimination in the workplace based on age, the color of one’s skin, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation. They have poisoned the food supply through negligence, and undermined the farming system through monopolization. They have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals, and actively hide these practices. They have continuously sought to...
First Impression that can Last for a Long Time: Why you need Office Cleaning Services

First Impression that can Last for a Long Time: Why you need Office Cleaning Services

The first thing that people will notice when they enter any business premises is the overall cleanliness of the facilities. From storefront to main office, people expect it to be clean. This is why I strongly suggest to every business owner to hire professional cleaning services. This can help make good impressions to your business partners and future clients. To give you a better look, here are some of the benefits you can get from hiring a commercial cleaning service: Make good impressions A clean and organised office can leave a good mark to everyone in the building. This is crucial especially if you are in the food business. This only shows how you value your products and service quality. In fact, this is your first opportunity to attract more future clients. Prevent health issues Regular disinfectant to every area is advisable to kill germs and other viruses lurking around the entire building. Dust can easily trigger allergic attack, especially to employees who have breathing problems. Always remember that prevention is better than cure. Improve staff productivity and satisfaction Employees work better in clean environments. Maintaining office cleanliness is essential if you want them to be more efficient with their work. And the best way to address sanitation issues is to hire a professional. Your people can be organised with their workstation, but you can expect them to handle all the “dirty work”. Expertise, experience, and equipment You may have office maintenance staff to clean the facilities regularly, but a commercial cleaning company offers the added benefit of scale and expertise. They are highly trained and more experienced when...
Remodeling Projects that can Increase your Property’s Curb Appeal

Remodeling Projects that can Increase your Property’s Curb Appeal

Remodeling your home takes more time and effort to achieve the best results. Here are some of the things you need to remember before you proceed to your next project. Home improvement projects can be a daunting task, especially if you don’t know where to start. This is why you need a solid game plan even if you’re planning to hire a licensed contractor. To help you out, we have compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you complete your projects on time and on budget. Improving your lawn Having a colorful lush green garden can make your home more welcoming. This can also increase property value. It gives your exterior that relaxing and tranquil environment. Remove unnecessary clutter blocking the entryway. Your goal here is to highlight the main features of your home. Every detail should complement each other—from choosing the right plants to adding outdoor furniture. As much as possible, choose plants that are easy to maintain. Upgrading the kitchen Your kitchen is one of the most functional areas of your home.  Your main objective here is to maximize the space. Instead of adding more large cabinets, install wall mounted shelves to provide more space. This can make your kitchen look more comfortable and convenient. Make it easier for you to move around. Renovate those non-structural walls. You should also consider external wall cladding services to add more style. Remodeling the bathroom First, you need to check those leaking pipes and faulty shower knobs. Make sure everything is in good condition. For bathroom renovations, you also need to create some space. Be creative and resourceful. Choose...
The Transformation: Turning your Garage to a New Room

The Transformation: Turning your Garage to a New Room

Converting an old garage into a personal office space or a bedroom has become popular these days. This is one way to maximize unused space and utilize it to its full potential. This will not only improve the curb appeal of your home but can also increase its resale value. To help you out, here are some tips you could use when turning your garage to a nice and cozy bedroom. Read on. TIP #1 Inspect the area Before you proceed to your new project, make sure to check the area. It is also advisable to visit the municipal’s office and check the local building codes. Prepare all the necessary documents including the general floor plan for your project. This will make process run smoothly. Review the checklist and make sure to comply with all the requirements. It might be tempting to do the work immediately, but it is always better to do it legally to avoid any discrepancies in the future. TIP #2: Review the floor plan thoroughly Once you get the permit for construction, consider reviewing the floor plan. Get the exact measurements to make sure everything is in order. The problem with most people is they tend to get excited when revamping the space. As a result, they usually end up buying the wrong items for their project. Most of the time, the appliances and furniture they get do not fit where they supposed to be. This can only cause delays and not to mention a waste of money. So before anything else, check the materials you need. TIP# 3:  Begin the construction and observe You...
Boosting Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Boosting Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Home renovations can be really stressful. This article is a detailed guideline to make sure you’re on track. Improving the curb appeal of your home is one way to increase property value. The question is where do you start? So, let us discuss some of the key factors when dealing with home improvement projects. From improving the exterior area to kitchen and bathroom remodels, there are so many ways to give your home a fresh and new look.  You don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to achieve your goals. You just need to be resourceful and creative. Set your budget accordingly and do your best to stick to it. Know your priorities and set realistic expectations based on the resources you have. Working with the exterior  Since the entry way is the focal point of its curb appeal, it is only advisable to start with the exterior. Walk around the house and check which areas you need to improve. Remove unnecessary clutter and consider reshaping the lawn. Pay attention to outgrown landscape. Replace old hardware and make sure every fixture is working. Check the condition of the front door and exterior windows as well. Repaint them if needed. The key here is to highlight the best features of your property. Upgrading the garage is also a good idea. This can boost your home’s curb appeal. Organize the yard tools by using large containers. You may also try installing shutters to maximize security and to add more style to your property. Today, this has become a popular option among home owners.   Remodeling the kitchen The kitchen is one of...
Choosing The Right Place to Live

Choosing The Right Place to Live

They say “home is where the heart is”, but what if you’re still struggling with your decisions involving bright opportunities for your career, raising a family, or looking for a brand new start? Yep, there is always a choice for everything, and sometimes, it takes a lot of sacrifices. In this article, I will try to help you make better decisions when looking for the right place to live. As we all have different reasons—be it job relocation or for personal reasons, it is always better to take a timeout and weigh your options. Choosing where to live is not that easy. There are many things you need to consider—from the environment and healthcare system to education and employment rate. Truly, finding that perfect place you can call home requires more time and research. So to help you with your decision, here are some key points you should consider. Affordability No matter how much your income is, living comfortably and within your means should be your first priority. Affordability is more than just housing expenses. This includes the prices for consumable goods, the price of gasoline, utility services, taxes, and others. Although your expense depends on your lifestyle, it is still advisable to be familiar with the average cost of living in certain areas Security Spend time walking through the neighborhood. Observe the condition of the houses—the front yards, the streets and the sidewalks. You should also feel comfortable with the people you encounter. Check if there are vacant lots or abandoned buildings. You should also consider making a background research about the place. Check the crime rate and...
The Right Way to Sell your Property

The Right Way to Sell your Property

Just like when you’re looking for a new place to live in, selling a property requires a lot of time and effort to increase your chances of getting more prospect buyers. The first thing you need to consider is your asking price. By now, you should know the value of your property. Take some time to inspect every area. Are you really giving them a fair price? This is why property managers strongly recommend making a few upgrades to improve curb appeal and property value. Simple paintjobs or replacing those malfunctioning windows can really make a huge difference. But this is just a beginning. There are many other things you need to consider. So, for your further guidance, I have prepared these key pointers from some of the most successful property investors today. Read on. Find a reputable contractor It is advisable to get your house inspected by a professional to find out which areas need improvement. Whether for major or minor renovations, it is always better to ask for an initial quotation so you can prepare your budget. While hiring or consulting an interior designer can be a huge advantage, it is always better to do your own research. Read magazines or search online to get more home design ideas when renovating or remodelling your property. This will also give you an idea about the value of your property. Hire a licensed real estate agent While hiring an agent is not always necessary, it can also be a good advantage. Just make sure to run a thorough screening process to make sure you get the right agent. A...