Tuesday, December 20, 2011

There are many things to consider before replacing your carpet

My wife and I really need to buy some new carpet for our home. Our carpet is more than 18 years old now and is definitely showing some wear and tear. What we are starting to realize is that there are many different kinds of carpet to choose from. Not only are there many styles and colors, there are many different materials to choose from. We have been doing some reading online to try to figure out which is the best carpet choice for us.

One of the major characteristics of carpet that people need to know before they make a decision is what kind of fiber the carpet is made from. Basically there are natural and synthetic fibers, and both have advantages. Synthetic carpet fibers include nylon, polyester, rayon, and polypropolene. These are all produced using petroleum products; nylon and polypropolene are both very durable and long lasting, while polyester is better at accepting bright colored dyes and is softer. Rayon is sometimes used for area rugs, but is not a good choice for carpets as it is hard to dye.

Natural carpet fibers include cotton, jute, and wool. They all come from animal or plant sources and have the advantage of appealing to the "natural" crowd. Wool carpet is expensive because of high demand and short supply, so it is not usually for the common working man. It is however, an excellent choice for luxury carpet as it is long lasting and resistant to soiling, staining, and crushing. It is also fire resistant. It is considered the high end carpet. Acrylics were a popular substitute for wool in the 1960's because they look and feel similar to wool. The fiber has a tendency to pill and fuzz however, and is not a good choice for longevity.

So what is the best fiber to choose for your new carpet? Experts recommend nylon because it is strong, holds dye easily, and is readily available. There is a lot of carpet information available on the internet. I highly recommend that you do some research before you buy, just like my wife and I did. It could save you a lot of trouble in the future.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I’m sick of politically correct and the lack of common sense

I have written about this subject before, but I still can’t believe what my eyes are seeing. Our world has gone completely crazy! Common sense no longer exists; it’s as extinct as the dinosaurs. People act without thinking, without decency, without morals; in fact with no thought at all, except for themselves. Our government not only condones it, they lead the way. I swear if I hear the term “politically correct” one more time I am going to scream. What is politically correct anyway? It seems to be nothing more than a way of beating around the proverbial bush instead of telling the simple truth. Black is no longer black; wrong is no longer wrong; everything is now explainable by science so that makes it ok. Rapists and murderers were mistreated as children, so their criminal actions are now excusable. Short people are vertically challenged. Does that mean that fat people are spacially challenged? I’m sick of it all. Fat is fat and black is black. Neither is a crime as far as I know. Our country is built on the promise of freedom of speech, but suddenly we can only use that right if we don’t offend anyone else. Let me be politically incorrect and state a few beliefs of my own here. I don’t like politicians because they are liars and cheats. I don’t like gays because it is an un-natural act, not to mention filthy and obscene. If you do like gays, that’s your right. I do believe in God and I don’t think that a few nuts have the right to tell me that I can’t pray where and when I wish, and my kids as well. If you don’t believe in God, that’s your right, just don’t try to tell me that I can’t. I know that I have the right to own guns and ammo for them and nobody has the right to tell me that I can’t. If you don’t want guns that’s up to you. My guns belong to me; I am a free man with the right to practice what I please, as long as I don’t hurt innocent people in the process. I have the right to be politically incorrect, and I do choose to be. I like honesty, integrity, living by my common sense and hard work. Oh by the way; I definitely don’t like the slugs that live off our welfare system. No, I didn’t say everyone that is on welfare, I said the slugs. That’s another politically incorrect word, but it has a definite meaning. I mean the low life’s that are able to work, but choose not too. I choose for my tax dollars to NOT be used to support such people, but that would be politically correct and might hurt the slugs feelings. We can’t have that….

Monday, December 12, 2011

Save a bundle and put the fun back into shopping

We all know that times are hard and money is scarce; We just can't stretch our paychecks far enough to live in the way that we are accustomed. It seems that the harder we work, the more prices go up on everything, and we gain nothing from our extra labor. Christmas is right around the corner and a lot of us are wondering just how we can come up with the extra dollars to buy gifts for our loved ones. It is discouraging to say the least, and it's enough to take the fun right out of Christmas. Don't despair; today I found a website that will not only stretch your money farther than you could imagine possible, but they will also put the fun back into shopping.

The lowest prices online

It is a place called nomorerack, and they have such insane deals that there have been articles written about the nomorerack scam. There is no scam however, just deals that will blow your mind. In fact some of the deals are so good that they call them insanity deals, and for good reason; most retailers can't come close to offering anything similar. Nomorerack is not one of those bid sites that gets your money by making you purchase expensive bids; on nomorerack you buy the item outright. The only catch is that the deal only lasts for 24 hours, so you have to act fast.

How it works

The way it works is this; nomorerack gets close outs, cancelled order items, and overstocks from manufacturers. They buy these items at low cost and pass the savings on to the customer, sometimes as much as 90% off retail value. Each day at 12:00 pm they start to post new deals, and it's first come, first served. These deals will keep popping up all during the day, from time to time, so you will need to visit often. You will also need to register and make a profile on their website. This will make it fast and easy for you to take advantage of the deals that appeal to you. Check out  nomorerack reviews and see what satisfied shoppers are saying about the fabulous bargains available. To make it even better, you can receive free items for referring your friends to nomorerack.

Low cost shipping adds to the savings

I know what you are thinking; "sure I will save a bundle on the products, but they will probably stick it to me on shipping and handling". Not to worry, shipping and handling is a flat rate of $2.99, no matter what you order. One of the first things I did when I found nomorerack is to bookmark them. I intend to register and then start watching for the "insanity deals" that they have. You should do the same. You will find out that Christmas shopping can once more be affordable and fun, thanks to nomorerack.com.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Save a bundle on eyeglasses

Taking good care of your eyes should be a top priority with everyone. Unfortunately it can sometimes be pretty expensive, so finding ways to save money on our eyewear is a definite bonus for us all. That's why I am recommending that you check out Zenni Optical online. They have cheap eyeglasses that are high quality and very stylish.

So how does Zenni Optical keep their prices so low when everyone else is asking exorbitant prices for their eyeglasses? The answer is really simple; Zenni only sells their own brand of eyeglasses. They don't sell the expensive name brands; they have no middle men to add to their prices; and no retail overhead, as they sell directly to you, the customer. Amazingly, considering the super low prices, Zenni uses materials and manufacturing techniques that are modern and of high quality.

Zenni Optical provides high quality stylish eyewear, at prices that will blow your mind. You should use them for all of your eyeglass needs. Buy an extra pair for the kids in case they lose one. Buy several pairs for yourself so you will always have the right style and color to compliment your dress. Check out Zenni Optical, and get ready to save a bundle, without giving up any quality.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Help! I'm a Mom of Two Teenagers!

Guest post from: Natalie Walter

Teenagers!!! It should almost be a bad word. It’s the process when you’re sweet and cuddly baby turns into a mean and nasty monster for approximately 7 years. During this process, they are trying to learn how to be responsible, respectful little people but you would never know it by their actions and attitudes. Similar to a caterpillar, they should go into a cocoon for these 7 years to emerge as a beautiful butterfly and save us all trouble of having to deal with them in these trying teenage years. Unfortunately, we can’t send them into a cocoon, but luckily somewhere around 20 years of age, they start acting like people again....or so I’ve heard and holding out hope for. I’ve got 2 kids both in their teen years and at times, I want to kick my little chickies right out of my nest and make them fly on their own. Other times, I can see they’re trying to be sweet but their hormones are making them into monsters. Either way, I still love them and want to keep them safe. We recently researched Family HOME SECURITY and decided it was what we needed. Both teenagers are home a good bit when my husband and I aren’t, and this helps us feel a little better about their safety.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Get rid of your trash the easy way

My wife and I have been discussing how much junk we are accumulating here at our home. It has gotten away from us over the years, to the point that we are either going to have to find a way to get rid of some of it, or build a building just for storage. It's funny really that a couple can acquire so many "treasures" over the years. What a good idea it would be for someone to start a business providing Shenandoah junk removal to help others get rid of their unwanted junk.

Actually there is a business like that. All you have to do is call 1-800-Got-Junk and they will send their Shenandoah junk removal team over to remove your unwanted items, such as refrigerators, computers, furniture, mattresses, even leaf or trash removal. They will take care of you in record time. One of the reviews that I read from a satisfied customer said that they even left the garage swept clean, and only took a little over an hour to complete their tasks.

If you are feeling smothered by unwanted past treasures, like my wife and I, there is now a solution. You don't have to do anything but pick up the phone, call Shenandoah junk removal, and help will be on the way!