Green Architecture, and Smart Design

Month: October 2018

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4 Ways to Become a Better Handyman


It’s tough out there for a handyman. However, you can boost your business prospects if you dedicate yourself to self-improvement. Here are just four tips for being better at your job.

1. Educate Yourself

Depending on your state and your profession, you might not need a license to practice. However, it’s always worth it to improve your mastery of your skills. Even if you aren’t going for an official certification or accreditation, you can learn new and valuable things when you take a training course.

2. Upgrade Your Equipment

If you’re still using the tools that your father passed down to you when you first took over the family business, it’s time to make a change. It’s fine to hang up that old hammer for sentimental value, but when it comes to actually working as a repair professional, you should only be using high-quality equipment. Your customers will expect …

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Could Good Design Make a Difference in Your Community?

There are many things that come together to make a community work successfully, from civic planning and infrastructure to the everyday experiences of the people that live there. If you care about your community, you probably put at least a little bit of thought into how you can work to improve it. After all, the community in which you live affects almost every aspect of your daily life. One thing that you may not have considered when thinking about how you can make your community better is the way in which design can improve the way a community functions.

For example, one thing that pretty much everyone who drives, bikes, takes public transportation, or walks in a community thinks about the transportation infrastructure. You may just take this for granted, but the truth is that good transportation design can make the difference between a happy, bustling community and one that …

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Storage of Grass Equipment in The Fall

For many homeowners all across the nation, particularly in the northern states, the colder fall season now here means the typical weekly lawn equipment used during the summer (mowers, trimmers, etc.) go into “cold storage” for a few months. The time has come to winterize motorized equipment and get it all put away in exchange for rakes, leaf blowers, snow shovels, snowblowers, and other seasonal equipment.

Many people look at the mess which is their garage and simply shake their heads. With good intentions of getting everything stored in a neat and orderly manner, the task looks very daunting at the very least. It just seems like there is never enough room to put everything, let alone freeing up enough space to park the vehicle inside the garage when the real rough weather comes around. If you have the available space on your property, you might seriously consider the acquisition …

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Get A Dumpster In A Hurry

If you live in Florida, you may need a dumpster for one reason or another. Finding a dumpster can be tricky, especially since many companies have various stipulations on how their dumpsters can be used. However, there are a few things you can do to find the dumpster you need at a fair price.

Talk To People Who Have Rented A Dumpster

The first thing you can do would be to talk to people who have rented a dumpster in the recent past. Find out all about their experience, which should include the cost of the dumpster, the amount of money they paid, and if they were satisfied overall with the dumpster. Talking to as many people as possible would be best because there are many dumpster companies available in Florida.

Contact Local Sanitation Companies

The next thing you can do would be to contact city sanitation companies. You can …

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Tips to Stay Healthy As You Travel

The last thing that you want to do while on vacation is get sick. You want to relax and enjoy your vacation. What is worse than getting a little stomach bug on vacation is contracting a serious ailment that actually causes major health problems later on down the line. Unfortunately, mosquito borne illnesses and other sicknesses that you can pick up while traveling have the potential to cause major health issues. Here are some tips to help you stay healthy as you travel.

Take time to research the area where you will travel. This is something that is important to do even if you are traveling in the United States, Canada, or Europe. You want to find out about sicknesses and illnesses that exist in the area. For example, there are some places that are known for mosquito borne illnesses. And while it is true that a variety of treatments …