Sep 23 16

Be Prepared for Anything: Including Tornadoes in Utah!

Ms. Rita Rents

BE PREPAREDI think we could all use a reminder on being prepared, especially after a tornado hit our little town in Utah yesterday which is unheard of! If someone told me on Monday that there would be a tornado on Thursday, I’d tell them that’s absurd!  States like Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas are prepared for tornadoes, because it happens, frequently, but it just doesn’t happen here, so we thought.  (more…)

Aug 26 16

INSIDER ANSWERS TO COMMON RENTAL QUESTIONS

Ms. Rita Rents

answers-to-questions_coverIf you are new to renting or perhaps even a veteran renter and have rented for years, chances are some of the policies or requirements make you go “hmmmmm”.  There are so many factors that go into renting policies between the investor/owner, Management Company, the tenant, the time of year, the location, type of property, local regulations, etc. so I thought that it may be nice to give some “behind the scenes” answers to some commonly asked questions.

 

 

 

 

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Aug 12 16

5 TRICKS TO HELP PARENTS BEAT THE BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES

Ms. Rita Rents

BackToSchoolBLuesWhen I was a kid and was overwhelmed, my mom would say, how would you eat an elephant, would you swallow it whole?  I mean that sounds awful, eating and elephant and all, but as a kid, it is a great visual!  No, you would have to take it one bite at a time.  Sometimes as adults, we forget that categorizing and breaking down big tasks into smaller bite sized chunks is the best way to function and get things done without having the elephant sit on you and crush you!  So, in honor of National Son’s and Daughter’s day today and the inevitable back to school looming around the corner, let’s help our littles (and bigs) break down back to school so it isn’t an elephant, but a nice manageable, tasty snack!

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Aug 5 16

DO HARD THINGS & ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES…

Ms. Rita Rents

DO HARD THINGSToday I had a packed day, from 7am – 6pm.  I was rushing from an appointment on one end of the valley to the other (a 1.5 hour commute with no time to spare) and got stuck right in the middle of the Tour de Utah at the peak of a mountain climb.  At first I was so frustrated that how on earth, in this entire state could I get stuck the 30 minutes that this race passed through, the top of the mountain.  But then, when the cop waived me off the road and I had no choice but to sit there and watch, I was inspired and grounded.  I learned a few lessons today…

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Jul 29 16

IT’S NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY! OOPS… IT STAINED MY…

Ms. Rita Rents

It’s national LIPSTICK DAY!  We gals love our lipstick, but sometimes it ends up in the hands of little ones, all over things we don’t want it to be on and seems impossible to get out.  In honor of National Lipstick Day, I thought I’d help you out a little when the lipstick ends up where it shouldn’t!

 

 

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Jul 1 16

CLAIM YOUR INDEPENDENCE FROM…

Ms. Rita Rents

ClaimYourindependenceCoverWow, it is already July and we are already half way through the year!  In January many of us are looking toward the New Year, making goals and hoping for a better self or a better life.  So, if you were one of the millions who made a New Year’s resolution, how is it going?  Are you where you wanted to be, doing what you wanted to be doing, on the path you’d hoped for?  If so, that’s excellent!  If not, don’t fret, time changes and so can goals.

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Jun 23 16

10 CLEVER WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT WITHOUT A/C

Ms. Rita Rents

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It’s officially summer and it’s officially HOT!! Living without A/C can be a challenge, but have no fear, below is a list of 10 CLEVER ways to keep you cool without A/C.

 

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Jun 17 16

10 Things that Make Great Dads Great!

Ms. Rita Rents

FathersDayCoverSunday is Father’s Day and in honor of this special occasion, I thought I’d recognize all you great dads who are doing the best you can, even without having received the “How to be a Great Dad Manual” with each child’s birth, although, even if there were such a manual, I suspect you wouldn’t read it anyway, because what man needs instructions – right :o).  And to all those moms and uncles and friends and brothers and relatives who fill in for dads, thank you too!  Here’s a list of the big and little things that I appreciate that great dads (and great dad fill in’s) do:

 

 

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Jun 3 16

#Apartment Struggles – Funny Tenant Tweets Part 4

Ms. Rita Rents

Freezer Compartment Of A RefrigeratorJust as I think apartment dwellers can’t get any more creative with describing their challenges in less than 140 characters, they do.

Join me once again as I found 10 hilarious tweets from struggling apartment dwellers.  Maybe they should all read my blog on the 10 things that annoy your neighbors the most!

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May 12 16

Being Happy on $2.86 A Day

Ms. Rita Rents

BeingHappyIt was HOT, like stick your face in a freshly opened dishwasher type of hot.  I was drifting on a little bamboo raft, thatched together with string paddled by a young guide, red lips and teeth, maybe 20 years old, glistening eyes, bright red smile, clean clothes, no shoes.  He was a native Mon Tribe inhabitant of the mountains of Thailand and he was our raft operator for the afternoon.

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