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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
As we age, we seem to have huge collections of memorabilia – those are things that we keep that remind of someone, somewhere, or sometime in the past. The biggest problem with memorabilia is that it can get out of control and take valuable space and peace of mind. If you are downsizing, there may not be enough room for your things.
Everyone is sentimental about something.We want to be and it is good to have a sentimental side.Here are some guidelines on keeping and storing sentimental items:
If you treasure it, treat it like a treasure and not something thrown in the basement, garage or attic on a falling apart box.
Sometimes a photo of the treasure is enough to remember it and then you can let go of the item itself – children’s artwork, mom’s cabinet, your old cheerleader outfit (that doesn’t fit), etc.
Rather than saving all of the estate of someone, sell it and then donate the proceeds in their name.(my 5***** hint)
Start and maintain a keepsake box – with old family/love letters, newspaper clippings, certificates, etc.Write on the back of the item who, what, when, where, etc. If someone finds your box, they will not know why you were keeping these items.
It is okay to stop collecting something and to sell off or give away the collection. I finally started giving away my grandmother style porcelain flowers. Some collections get huge and take over your life. I know sewing and quilting addicts that have old fabric that they will never use but keep it because they remember the day they bought it.
Watch out for telling people that you collect something. Before you know it, you will have dragon fly pins, cups, shawls, pictures, paperweights, etc. etc. How can you possibly stop the collection? Where can you store everything and what is going to happen when you fall in love with something else? You have to let people know that “dragon flies” are just not your thing anymore. You will have to go and HARVEST the collection and start giving it away.
Some collectibles are seasonal and need to only be displayed for a short time each year. When unpacking or packing up between the seasons, it is the perfect time to evaluate what to keep and what to let go to a new home.
Displaying your memorabilia is part of decorating; storing or parting with them is part of clutter control.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.