Feb 25 16

Recycle & Reuse Furniture & Materials

Ms. Rita Rents

RecycleCoverPhotoI am fairly fortunate, I come up with some pretty crazy ideas for design projects for my house and then without a plan or drawing, I dump my ideas on my husband and by some miracle, he makes them come to fruition. We work well together. My ideas are usually rough, like really rough and pretty far fetched a lot of times. And while I can make fairly decent computer projects, my drawing skills didn’t make it past kindergarten. And paired with that, I’m always on a budget! But that’s good for him because he’s super creative, interprets my crazy ideas and decides in his own way how to make it happen. So together, I come up with the idea and let him figure it out in his own method. One other element that makes this all work: I’m ok with flaws and even prefer a lack of perfection. (more…)

Feb 17 16

2.17.2016 – RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS DAY

Ms. Rita Rents

RandomActsOfKindnessCoverImageOne of the most time consuming challenges that exist in Property Management is managing the behavior and actions of neighbors. In fact, I have often thought of starting a book just to log the constant things we hear about neighbors and what we should do about it. Like, “They know I work graveyards, how dare they let their kids play above my room in the middle of the day”, “She vacuums every night at 10pm just to make me mad, maker her stop.” In reality, neighbors aren’t usually going about their daily life with the intention of making you mad, they are just going about their daily life, albeit oblivious. If you read my funny tweets blog, you’ve read about apartment dwellers online making crazy remarks about their neighbor’s behavior. (more…)

Feb 10 16

Valentine’s Day Cards – Go Retro

Ms. Rita Rents

Valentine's DayAs a kid, I remember hand writing everyone’s name on each Valentine’s Day card for every person in the class, whether we were really friends or not. We HAD to give one to everyone in class.  As a kid, I guess I didn’t really realize the impact of it, but when it came to opening our box of cards, every single one of us appreciated that there were cards in our box. It was fun to see a card from someone that didn’t normally talk to me and even a treat I didn’t expect to get.   That got me thinking, it would be fun to do a Valentine’s Day Card project as an adult. Not the crafty, glittery, heart punch, cutesy tag with a bow kind of project you’d find on Pinterest and need a full crafting kit to accomplish, but the good old fashioned boxed Valentine’s Day Cards from the grocery store.

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Feb 4 16

5 PACKING HACKS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR MOVE

Ms. Rita Rents

5PackingHacksCoverI have never met anyone who looks forward to the process of moving. Somehow the stuff you moved in with has multiplied 10 fold and inevitably, you’ll find boxes from the last move that haven’t even been opened yet! Although I haven’t done a lot of moving, when I did, I did a few easy things that saved my bacon in the process. Here are a few of the best things I did to keep my move a little smother:

 

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