Archive Monthly Archives: April 2017

Volunteering is for You Part 3: Solving the “Buts”

 

ShowMe Suburban | Volunteering is for You Part 3: Solving the "Buts"

“Volunteering just isn’t for me because (Your excuse here).”  I’ve heard it so many times.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 62.6 million Americans, or about 24.9 percent of those age 16 and up, volunteered their time for a good cause in fiscal year 2015.  If you weren’t among them, you should be!  Why?  Because volunteering is for you!  In this 3-part series of posts,  I’ll show you why volunteering is important and how it can enrich your life (And the lives of others).  Even if you feel you don’t have the time or expertise to contribute, or if you don’t know where to start!  In the third and final installment of this series, we’ll address some common “buts” that prevent people from volunteering.

3 Ways to Cope with a Job You Don’t Love

 

ShowMe Suburban | 3 ways to cope with a job you don't love

“The key to happiness is to find a job doing what you love.”

Great in theory, but it doesn’t always pan out in practice.  The truth is, sometimes you end up locked in a job you don’t love because it’s economically beneficial.    That doesn’t mean you have to be miserable!  Today, I’m going to share 3 ways to cope with a job you don’t love, and even be happy in spite of it!

Volunteering is for You Part 2: The Benefits of Volunteering

ShowMe Suburban | Volunteering is for You Part 2: The Benefits of Volunteering

“Volunteering just isn’t for me because (Your excuse here).”  I’ve heard it so many times.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 62.6 million Americans, or about 24.9 percent of those age 16 and up, volunteered their time for a good cause in fiscal year 2015.  If you weren’t among them, you should be!  Why?  Because volunteering is for you!  In this 3-part series of posts,  I’ll show you why volunteering is important and how it can enrich your life (And the lives of others).  Even if you feel you don’t have the time or expertise to contribute, or if you don’t know where to start!  This week, you’ll discover some of the many benefits of volunteering.

HOA Crash Course: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of HOAs

 

ShowMe Suburban | HOA Crash Course

HOAs, or homeowners’ associations, are a staple of suburban America.  In the U.S. in 2015, there were 338,000 associations, covering 26.2 million residences, according to the Community Associations Institute.  But first off, who exactly is an HOA?  Also, what do they do?  And when can they force you to make changes to your property?  Where do they have jurisdiction?  And finally, why even have a homeowners’ association?  I’m answering all those questions for you today in an HOA crash course!

Volunteering is for You Part 1: The Power of Not-for-Profit Organizations

ShowMe Suburban | Volunteering is for You Part 1: The Power of Not-for-Profits

"Volunteering just isn't for me because (Your excuse here)." I've heard it so many times. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 62.6 million Americans, or about 24.9 percent of those age 16 and up, volunteered their time for a good cause in fiscal year 2015. If you weren’t among them, you should be! Why? Because volunteering is for you! In this 3-part series of posts, I’ll show you why volunteering is important and how it can enrich your life (And the lives of others). Even if you feel you don’t have the time or expertise to contribute, or if you don’t know where to start! Let's kick this off by looking at where it all goes down: not-for-profit organizations.

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Three simple strategies for kissing wrinkled laundry goodbye!

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A bulging laundry basket heaped high with clean, but hopelessly wrinkled clothes.

Or worse…

Clean laundry that has been sitting wrinkled in the dryer since 5 Friends reruns ago.

Are these common sights in your household?

Fear Not.

Messy-looking, wrinkled laundry doesn’t have to be a reality. With some easy tweaks to your routine, you can have clean, wrinkle-free clothing every time. Today, I’m bringing you 3 super-simple strategies that I use to get my laundry out of the dryer and keep it wrinkle-free - even when I don’t always have time to fold it and put it away!

ShowMe Suburban | 3 Simple Strategies for Kissing Wrinkled Laundry Goodbye!