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How To Hire An Apartment Cleaning Service

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NYC Apartment Cleaning Service

NYC Apartment Cleaning Service

If you work all day, and you want to have any social life, then you should probably think about hiring an apartment cleaning service. You may not have thought much about that particular part of your life, but why spend your time cleaning, sweeping, shaking out rugs and dusting when you could be working, relaxing, going to the museum, and dining out with friends?

You might be surprised how little such a service costs as it is somewhat of a competitive business. You should be cautious, however because most of the time the service is going to want to come into your place while you are gone or you are at work, so there are some security issues that should be addressed.

Avoid hiring individuals to clean your place simply because it is not worth the risk. An individual, you really should not trust, no matter who they are. An individual can seem like the nicest person in the world, and yet that individual can also steal you blind once they think that you will never know how to track them down.

An individual can give you all kinds of fake references, and they even might have a false name, with all the documentation to “prove” it. And since you have to give them access to your apartment, you have to provide them with a key, and you don’t know who else might have access to that key to.

If you do decide that you would like to hire a cleaning service, go with a known name, say a company that is bonded and insured, which means that if one of their employees steal or break anything of yours, the company has to replace the loss monetarily.

Commercial cleaning companies thoroughly check their employees’ backgrounds, and they closely screen their documentation so that if the employee has to be found later, it will not be a problem finding them. This assures you that the cleaning company’s security background check on each of their employees is professionally and thoroughly done.

Many commercial companies who you would contract with also tend to work in teams, so the tendency to steal something would be less, as if there are two or three employees working on the same job it would be too risky for one of them to be stealing anything, as one of the other two might squeal on them.

With most of the professional home and apartment cleaning companies, you will get a step-by-step guarantee regarding each type of items that will be cleaned, and it will be outlined in detail.

For example, the agreement might state that the work to be done would include dusting, vacuuming, cleaning the bathrooms, and dusting and cleaning tables, chairs, under the beds and the furniture.

There is usually a schedule that is agreed upon as to when the cleaning is to be done, as well as a time frame in which to start and finish the cleanup. This is to give more security to the whole operation, as you could drop in at any time, and check on things to see how everything is coming along.

You should meet the actual people who are cleaning your place, even if it might change from time to time. If the cleaning people know that you will be dropping from time to time, there is less chance of any thing being stolen or damaged.

For the most part, any such activity is very rare, as the vetting process that the cleaning companies themselves perform is very thorough. You will probably be able to change the schedule, or the frequency of the cleaning process any time you wish, and you may have to try it for a while just to see what works the best for you.

You will certainly benefit from having an apartment cleaning service clean your place, as it will free you up to do other things. You may have an occasion when you do have to put in more work hours, or you may have to travel out of town, and for many jobs, there is not much time left over for apartment cleaning for you.

Your social life will certainly benefit from having the extra time, as the apartment cleaning service will open up additional time for meeting and spending more time with friends.

Just knowing that you will be able to come home to a freshly cleaned apartment, where the carpets are vacuumed, the tables and counters are all wiped and dusted, and the bathrooms are cleaned, is a great feeling. No more housework is going to be staring you in the face, as you ponder whether to do that or take some time off to relax. Now you will have that problem solved.

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Introducing New York City: The City That Never Sleeps

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Even with hundreds of cities throughout the world, there are just some that stand out more than others, that have a way of rising to the top of all the various popular options the world has to offer and having that reputation as something truly special. This is certainly the case when it comes to talking about New York City, a city that is so well recognized it has multiple nicknames (“The Big Apple” & “The City That Never Sleeps” are two of the most popular) and even goes straight up as New York. It might be the only city in the world where many people assume the city is being talked about, and the word “state” has to be added to talk about the state the city is located in.

Whatever name you prefer to call it, there’s no question that NYC is truly a unique place whether you call it home or are just passing through. Perhaps most notable is the fact that The Big Apple is actually like five cities in one since it is split into five boroughs, the borders of each were originally their counties but New York City grew so much that eventually all the county chairs and small town governments were dissolved, and NYC took on its modern form.

That being said, each borough is extremely distinctive, and you will find the culture and neighborhoods quite different from one another.

The five boroughs of NYC are:

  1. Brooklyn
  2. The Bronx
  3. Manhattan
  4. Queens
  5. Staten Island

Honestly, any one of these could have their travel guide, and some do stick out as being familiar even to tourists from far away places, but there’s nothing quite like how they come together to create a truly unique city. NYC isn’t just up there because it is one of the largest and most populous cities in the world, it’s on the list of fantastic cities because of how there is so much to offer everywhere you visit.

Manhattan is known for its luxury offerings, some of the finest shopping in the world, and, of course, Wall Street and the financial district. It’s almost unfathomable how much money passes through that part of town and the sheer level of luxuries that can be found from high-end shopping to antique corner stores.

Brooklyn’s modern renaissance hasn’t gone unnoticed. Anyone who is part of the hipster movement knows about the massive artistic renovation and revitalization that is taking place in vast areas of Brooklyn, a movement that still works to keep the old school charm. This leads to incredibly mixed neighborhoods where the blue collar working class and creative artistic types work, live, and mingle all in the same area.

The Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island remains one of the most famous landmarks in the world, and the famous Central Park is only one of many parks throughout the city that lets people get away from it all even when surrounded by this urban juggernaut.

New York’s nightlife is famous, as the nickname “The City That Never Sleeps” indicates and that goes for bars and clubs to the famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) Red Light District. Anyone who has watched TV during New Year’s Eve before, perhaps while hosting a home party, has seen shots of Times Square as a million people countdown for the New Year while the famed lit ball descends during the last minute, culminating in cheers during the final countdown.

There is so much to do and see throughout New York City. The culture can find many of the best museums, libraries, and historical sites in the world while explorers will find every block of the city has tucked away businesses, attractive bars and restaurants, and too many treasures to list.

See a Broadway show, or see an off-Broadway show. Whatever a person’s idea of a great vacation or a great adventure, they are going to be able to find it somewhere in NYC. Whether a lifelong resident or a new visitor, there is always something new to see or experience when you visit The Big Apple, and that’s why New York is so different.


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Well, as a New Yorker, there is a need to know about the city’s jokes and funny expressions for you not to be left out the culture. But if you still a newbie in the city, no worries for we will tell you some of the famous jokes about living in NYC. Check it out and laugh!


“I’ve been living in the city for 15 years; I have no idea where the train is going. The worst is when the train goes express on a whim. Like mid-ride, they decide, let’s not stop. Why are we stopping? Let’s just go. And let’s not tell them either. Or let’s tell them as the doors are closing. [Closing doors sound] ‘Next stop 205th Street.’ The worst thing is you can’t react, you know? I can’t go, ‘Oh my god, somebody helps me! I don’t belong on this train! That’s not my area up there!’ You can’t do that. When you get there, you got to get out like, Alright, I’m home. Yeah. Nice to be back on 6 Trillionth Street.”
Louis C.K
“I love how New York is so multicultural. I wish I were ethnic; I’m nothing. ’Cause if you’re Hispanic, and you get angry, people are like, He’s got a Latin temper. But if you’re a white guy, and you get angry, people are like, that guy’s jerk. Stay away from him. He’s a turd.”
Jim Gaffigan
“I live in New York. I love this city; it’s a great city. But I hate when people go, New York City: 8 million people, 8 million stories. They’re three New York stories, alright: There’s ‘I moved here,’ ‘I lived here all my life’ and Ghostbusters.”
Mike Lawrence
“I know the guy who writes all those bumper stickers. He hates New York.”
Steven Wright
“I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which is a very hip, cool neighborhood in New York. And all that means is that I’m constantly surrounded by beautiful girls who wear defiantly dark clothing and a lot of dudes who look like they’re about to operate a steam engine.”
Joe Mande
“In L.A., wealthy people live with rich people and poor people live with poor the. In New York, that’s from building to building. Like I asked my friend, I said, ‘Man, what’s good building?’ He said, ‘ good building, you got a doorman. A dangerous building, you just got a guy in a door.’”
D.L. Hughley
“It’s a thrill to be in New York. But I’m frazzled to the point where things are a little tweak. I didn’t get much sleep. I’d flown in yesterday, and I had this very weird, genuine New York moment. I was on an elevator in a building in Manhattan. There was a guy on the elevator with me. Looked exactly like Spalding Gray. And my first thought was not, He committed suicide years ago. It was like, You pulled it off. My lips are sealed bro. Looking forward to the show.”
Marc Maron
“New York’s such a wonderful city. Although I was at the library today. The guy was obscene. I said, ‘I’d like a card.’ He said, ‘You have to prove you’re a citizen of New York.’ So I stabbed him.”
Emo Philips
“I’ve got to tell you; that’s a gorgeous four-and-a-half hour drive in from the airport.”
Jimmy Pardo
“There are so many people in this city, so much happening, that it’s impossible to tell if your apartment is haunted. Think about that that’s true. Because you can hear anything, at any hour — there’s always something to blame it on.”
Pete Holmes
“Even if you like New York, you’ll admit it’s not a beautiful place. It does things to a person. My uncle — 10 years ago, this guy was a prominent judge in Manhattan; now, he’s a wino living in Central Park. But out of respect people still say, ‘May I approach the bench?’ And that’s sweet.”
Jonathan Katz
“I live in Los Angeles. For a long time, I was very ambivalent about living in LA. I realized it was because of all of my New York friends; they are the ones who put it in my head, ‘You live in this shallow, plastic, sell-out town. You got to move to New York, that’s where it happens, man.’ So last year I moved to New York; I lived in New York for a month. And now I know why all of my New York friends want me to get there. They want another warm body between them and the constant spray of sh*t and horror that you are subjected to.”
Patton Oswalt
“When you’re in Manhattan, you don’t get scared no matter how fast the cab goes. ‘He’s driving fast and recklessly, but he’s a professional. He’s got a cab drivers’ license; I can see it right there. I don’t know what you need to get a cab drivers’ license. I think all you need is a face. This seems to be their primary qualification. No whiteheads are allowed to drive a cab in this town.”
Jerry Seinfeld
Joke #1:
Q. What’s the difference between a University of Buffalo sorority sister and a scarecrow?
A. One lives in a field and is stuffed with hay. The other frightens birds and small animals.
Joke #2:
Q: What’s the only thing that grows in Buffalo?
A: The Crime Rate!
Joke #3:
Q: What’s the only thing that grows in Buffalo?
A: The swelling from your head from getting jacked!
Joke #4:
Q: Why couldn’t the baby Jesus be born in New York?
A: Because they couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin.
Joke #5:
Q: Why do University of Buffalo grads keep their diplomas on their dashboards?
A: So they can park in handicap spaces.
Joke #6:
Q: Where do fat cows go on vacation?
A: Moo York.
Joke #7:
Q: What do you call a good looking girl on the University of Buffalo campus?
A: A visitor.
Joke #8:
Q: Why don’t Syracuse football players sink in the Great Lakes?
A: Because crap floats…
Joke #9:
Q: What does an NYU grad call a Columbia grad in 5 years?
A: Boss! I’m not saying St Johns basketball players are dumb, but the coach is dressing six players for this Saturday’s game. The rest will cover.
Joke #10
Q: Why is “The Wave” banned in the Carrier Dome?
A: Two Orangemen fans drowned last year.
Joke #11
Q: Why did the New York regents decide to cover the Carrier Dome in cardboard?
A: Because the Orangemen always look better on paper.
Joke #12
Q: What happens when blondes move from New Jersey to New York?
A: Both states become smarter!
Joke #13
Q: Why aren’t Buffalo cheerleaders allowed to do the splits?
A: They stick to the ground.
Joke #14
Q: Why do all the trees in Massachusetts lean west?
A: New York Sucks
Joke #15
Q: What does a girl from the “Big Apple” do if she’s not in bed by 10 pm?
A: Go Home.
Joke #16
Q: Why do Orangemen basketball players use body heat activated deodorant?
A: Because it’s the closest they will come to getting a “Degree”.
Joke #17
Q: Why do Juilliard students have such beautiful noses?
A: They’re hand-picked.

Joke #18
Q: Why did Syracuse disband its water polo team?
A: All the horses drowned.
Joke #19
Q: What’s the difference between a Buffalo diploma and toilet paper?
A: About $80,000 per sheet.
Joke #20
Q: What does it say on the back of every University of Buffalo diploma?
A: Will Work for Food.
Joke #21
Q: Why did the University of Buffalo grad cross the road?
A: Better question why is he out of jail?
Joke #22
Q: How does a dumb blonde get into college?
A: She applies to the University of Buffalo.
Joke #23
Q: What do you call a group of cows that judge a book?
A: The Moo-York-Times!
Joke #24
Q: Why did Syracuse change their uniforms to Orange?
A: So they can play the game, direct traffic, and pick up trash without breaking.
Joke #25
Q: What’s the one thing that keeps Seton Hall basketball players from graduating?
A: Going to Class.
Joke #26
Q: Why did the Syracuse football team cross the road?
A: Because it was easier than crossing the goal line.

Joke #27
Q: How is a Buffalo girl different from a bowling ball?
A: Sometimes a bowling ball is hard to pick up.
Joke #28
Q: What do New Mexico grads use for Birth Control?
A: Their personalities.
Joke #29
Q: How do you break a Juilliard grads finger?
A: Punch him in the nose.
Joke #30
Q: How do you get a Syracuse fan to laugh all weekend long?
A: Tell him a joke Monday morning.
Joke #31
Q: Why do Buffalo fans smell so bad?
A: So blind people can hate them too.
Joke #32
Q: Why did Syracuse change their field from grass to artificial turf?
A: To keep the Orange cheerleaders from grazing the field at halftime.
Joke #33
Q: Did you hear that 9 out of 10 codes are good looking?
A: The other one goes to the University of Buffalo.
Joke #34
Q: What’s the difference between Buffalo and yogurt?
A: Yogurt has an active living culture.
Joke #35
Q: Why do the Syracuse Orange eat cereal straight from the box?
A: They choke whenever they get near a bowl.

Joke #36
Q: What’s the difference between Carrier Dome and a cactus?
A: The cactus has its pricks on the outside.
Joke #37
Q: What separates a good team from a great team?
A: The Massachusetts-New York border.
Joke #38
Q: How do you confuse a Buffalo student?
A: You can’t they were born that way.
Joke #39
Q: How do you get from Boston to New York City?
A: Go south until you smell shit and west until you step in it.
Joke #40
Q: What will you never hear a Buffalo grad say?
A: “I have reviewed your application……”
Joke #41
Q: Did you hear about the power outage at the Syracuse University Library?
A: Thirty students were stuck on the escalator for three hours.
Joke #42
Q: Did you hear about the fire in the Syracuse University football dorm that destroyed 20 books?
A: The real tragedy was that 15 hadn’t been colored yet.
Joke #43
Q: What does the average University of Buffalo student get on his SAT?
A: Drool.
Joke #44
Q: How many University of Buffalo freshman does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: None, it’s a sophomore course.

Joke #45
Q: How do you make Syracuse University cookies?
A: Put them in a big Bowl and beat for 3 hours.
Joke #46
Q: If you have a car containing a Syracuse wide receiver, a Syracuse linebacker, and a Syracuse defensive back, who is driving the car?
A: The cop.
Joke #47
Q: What is the definition of safe sex down in Syracuse?
A: Placing signs on the animals that kick.
Joke #48
Q: How do you castrate a Syracuse Orange fan?
A: Kick his sister in the mouth
Joke #49
Q: What’s the difference between the Syracuse Orange and cheerios?
A: One belongs in a bowl. The other doesn’t!
Joke #50
Q: Why do New York students have TGIF on their shoes?
A: Toes Go In First!
Joke #51
Q. What do you get when you drive quickly through the University of Buffalo campus?
A. An undergraduate degree.
Joke #52
Q: Why are rectal thermometers banned at the University of Buffalo?
A: They cause too much brain damage!
Joke #53
Q: What should you do if you find three Syracuse University football fans buried up to their neck in cement?
A: Get more cement.

Joke #54
Q: What’s the difference between a Syracuse Orange fan and a carp?
A: One is a bottom-feeding, scum sucker, and the other is a fish.
Joke #55
Q. Why do they sell so many button-fly jeans in Buffalo?
A. Because the sheep can hear the zippers a mile away.
Joke #56
Q. How did the Syracuse Orange grad die from drinking milk?
A. The cow fell on him!
Joke #57
Q: What is the definition of a New York City virgin?
A: An ugly twelve-year-old who can outrun her brothers…
Joke #58
Q: What do they call students who go to Syracuse?
A: Rejects from NYU!
Joke #59
Q: What does a Syracuse Orange fan do when his team has won the BCS championship?
A: He turns off the PlayStation 3.
Joke #60
Q: What do you call a Syracuse Orangemen in a BCS bowl game?
A: A referee.
Joke #61
Q: What do Syracuse and NYU students have in common?
A: They both got into Syracuse!
Joke #62
Q: What’s the difference between a Syracuse football player and a dollar?
A: You can get four quarters out of a dollar.

Joke #63
Q: Did you hear that Syracuse’s football team doesn’t have a website?
A: They can’t string three “Ws” together.
Joke #64
Q: How many University of Buffalo grads does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: None. Lava lamps don’t burn out man!
Joke #65
Q: What are the best four years of a University of Buffalo grads life?
A: Third grade
Joke #66
Q: What do a New York native and a bottle of beer have in common?
A: They’re both empty from the neck up.
Joke #67
Q: What do tornadoes and graduates from the University of Buffalo have in common?
A: They both end up in trailer parks.
Joke #68
Q: What do Syracuse University and pot have in common?
A: They both get smoked in bowls!
Joke #69
Q. How do they separate the men from the boys at the University of Buffalo?
A. With a restraining order.
Joke #70
Q. What’s the first thing a New York girl does when she wakes up in the morning?
A. Walks home.
Joke #71
Q: What do you call a Syracuse football player with a championship ring?
A: A thief!

Joke #72
Q: What is a Syracuse fan’s favorite whine?
A: “We can’t beat West Virginia.”
Joke #73
Q: Why does a Syracuse fan pour his cereal on a plate?
A: He lost his bowls.
Joke #74
Q: How do you stop a Syracuse fan from beating his wife?
A: Dress her in West Virginia Black and Gold!
Joke #75
Q: What did the Syracuse female say after sex?
A: “Get off me Dad, you’re crushing my smokes!”
Joke #76
Q: What is the difference between a bucket of shit and a Syracuse fan?
A: The bucket.
Joke #77
Q: Why do they not serve ice in drinks at Orangemen games anymore?
A: The student who knew the recipe graduated
Joke #78
Falling in Love
A man fell in love with the girl of his dreams. They were perfect for each other, except for one minor problem: She was a Rutgers Scarlet Knights fan, and he was a Pittsburgh Panthers fan. He decided to make the ultimate sacrifice and become a Scarlet Knights fan.
He went to the doctor and asked if there was an easy way to do this. The doctor replied, “Yes, it’s a very simple procedure. What we do is go in and remove half your brain. When you wake up, you will be a Rutgers Scarlett Knights fan.” The man agrees, and the next week goes into surgery.
After he wakes up, the doctor comes up to him concerned. “Sir, I apologize, but there was a mix-up with the scalpel. Instead of removing half your brain we removed 3/4 of it. How do you feel?”
The man sat up, looked around, and said “GO ORANGEMEN!”

Joke #79
One day, a kid and his mom were walking past a cemetery when they passed a grave, and the son stopped to read it.
He read aloud “Here lies a Syracuse graduate and a great man.”
The kid then says, “Mom I don’t get it.”
The mom says, “Why not?”
The kid says, “Why are there two people buried here?”
Joke #80
Sheep Coitus
A West Virginia Mountaineers fan and a Syracuse Orangemen fan were driving along when all of a sudden the West Virginia fan slams on the brakes.
There was a sheep with her head stuck in the fence and the West Virginia fan said,
“We Mountaineers never pass up an opportunity like this!”
And he gets out and has his way with the sheep.
Then he says to the Syracuse fan, “Your turn”… And the Orangemen fan bends over and sticks his head in the fence.


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Keeping your bathroom clean and germ-free every day creates a healthy and safe living. To help you achieve this, check out the following helpful tips that will surely give you the easy and stress-free cleaning routine for your bathroom!
TIP 1: Remove all items that belong to your bathrooms such as towels, rugs, shower products and countertop items.
Before you start cleaning your bathroom, remove all the elements first. This will help you to clean thoroughly all the surfaces and hidden areas in your bathroom, thus removing all the possible dirt and germs.
TIP 2: Collect all trash found inside your bathroom and put it in a trash bag.
Gather all the trash that has been dumped inside your bathroom such as paper towels and used tissues. Put them all inside the garbage bag. Also don’t forget to empty up your bathroom garbage can.
TIP 3: Dust and sweep your bathroom from top to bottom.
After collecting all the trash inside your bathroom, start dusting up the room. Clean cobwebs in the corners, in light fixtures or events. Brush other dust and dirt directly onto the floor. Vacuum or sweep up to pick up hair and other debris that may have accumulated on the floors.
TIP 4: Make sure the door is open, and the fan is on to ensure proper ventilation.
Use fans during the shower and after 30 minutes, open the air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and windows. This will help in preventing mildew growth in the bathroom because the increase of air circulation and light helps in decreasing the moisture inside.
TIP 5: Pour some bleach or another disinfectant into the toilet bowl. Soak it for the meantime.
Pour or spray bleach or a toilet-specific cleaner into the toilet bowl then soak it to remove entirely germs and bacteria.
TIP 6: Apply cleaner to shower, bathtub, sink, faucets and counter areas. Soak it for the meantime.
After treating the toilet bowl, move on to the next step. Spray or sprinkle an all-purpose cleaner in the shower, bathtub, sink, faucets and counter areas. Soak and leave it for the moment to tackle other surfaces.
TIP 7: Clean and wipe down other surfaces such as towel racks, tissue holders, bathroom trashcans, shelves, baseboards, doors, blinds and windowsills.
While soaking the toilet bowl, shower, bathtub, sinks, faucets and countertops, clean and wipe down other surfaces such as towel racks, tissue holders, bathroom trashcans, shelves, baseboards, blinds and windowsills using an all-purpose cleaner. Spray or sprinkle them then wipe down quickly.
TIP 8: Mix cleaning solution for the floor.
Mix soap and a bucket of water. Or if preferred, spray the floor with a distinct floor cleaner. Leave it for a while.
TIP 9: Hit the toilet bowl, shower, bathtub, sink and counter area
After doing the mixture, go back to finish and clean up the toilet bowl, shower, bathtub, sink, and counter areas. Scrub them using a brush then rinse and flush.
TIP 10: Move back all the items you remove into their proper places. Give them a quick wipe.
After finishing up the toilet bowl and other surfaces, it’s time to move back all the items that you removed a while ago. But before you bring them back, give them a quick wipe.
TIP 11: Scrub and mop the floor.
After finishing all the needed clean up in every surface, it’s time to clean up everything that is left by mopping the floor. Scrub fist to remove all the germs and dirt that build up. After doing this, mop and rinse with clean water.

Now that you already learn all the tips in cleaning a bathroom, we hope that you will now feel less worried and stress-free on setting your bathroom routine. All these tips are workable and are easy to execute. All the products you will use are already available in your home, so there’s nothing to worry about.
The success of cleaning your bathroom will base on how you will properly abide with all the instructions and procedures mentioned above. If you got them right and appropriately, you would surely achieve a cleaner, fresher and healthier bathroom you never had before.

New York City

What Makes New York City So Diverse

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One of the most diverse cities in the entire world is New York. Think about in the 1900s when people were venturing to America for the new opportunity and way of life. Not a lot knew what was to become of New York as this was the first major city they would land. As the city began to develop, new jobs would open up, and communities started to form. People of all cultures decided to settle in New York, and you now have blocks full of people from all walks of life including Asians, Jewish, Russian, Mexican, and all types of backgrounds. This is what makes the city so unique, there is so much diversity in one area.

Food plays a big role in New York. Delis are all over the place, and people can find everything ranging from pizza to that and more in all sections of the city. Not a lot of people realize that many of these businesses rely on tourists to visit to make a living. So if you have been thinking about making a trip to New York then now is the time as you can help a local business owner continue to thrive.

As one of the first majorly developed cities in the Western Hemisphere, New York has grown to a place where many companies call home. This adds a great deal of value to all that choose to look for work in the area. With so many longtime businesses available it is easier to break into a particular industry. Remember this if you are someone looking to relocate to New York to find work. There are always positions available and people willing to hire in the city, you just have to be a go-getter.

New York real estate is always growing in value. If there is one thing that is true, it is that property in the property is never going to go loan in value for long. Even during recession periods New York sees a high rate at which property is bought and sold. Buying property in this city is a very smart move so if this is something that has crossed your mind then it is now time to consider buying property in the area. The big plus is that it will quickly grow in value which will give you more assets.

New York is one of the best places to visit as it has some of the best professional sports teams, theaters all around the city, a nightlife that does not end until 4 in the morning, and fun things to do at all times. Plan a trip to New York and if this is a town that you grow to love then consider settling somewhere in the city. There are not many places that have such a rich and diverse culture such as New York. That is a one of a kind place that will always have a special place in people’s hearts.

An Ode To New York City

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New York City is the most populous city in the United States with a 2014 census reading of 8.491 million residents. It is situated on one of the world’s largest natural harbors where shipping and global trade reign supreme.

Five boroughs make up the city, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Spread out over a 305 square mile area, that population in that small of a zone makes the city the most densely populated in the U.S. as well.

The original name of New Amsterdam was given to the small trading post founded by the Dutch in 1624. In 1664, the city and the surrounding area came under English control, and it has been the country’s largest city since 1790.

New York City is world renowned for its landmarks that speak of the United States of America, such as the Statue of Liberty, given as a gift from France in the late 1800s. The Empire State Building was once the tallest building in the world, and it still towers over the city, only second to the new World Trade Center Memorial building.

Broadway is the name the world knows for its fabulous plays and show business that abounds. Times Square is the crossroads of the world where the New Year’s Eve Ball descends at midnight of each New Year.

Wall Street is synonymous with the financial world of banking greatness and the stock market. Fifth Avenue is the world of fashion and design, as well as the garment district where many wholesale houses supply the retail stores of America.

Chinatown in Manhattan is the home of the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere. The higher education system of New York City is made up of over 120 universities and colleges including New York University, Columbia University, and many others.

The original owners of New York City proper were the Dutch occurring when Peter Minuit purchased the Island of Manhattan for 60 guilders (roughly $1,000 in today’s money.) Peter Stuyvesant surrendered the Dutch territory to England in 1664, and the rest is history.

New York City has played a significant role in the United States state of affairs in a obvious way ever since then from The Revolutionary War up until today.

The world grieved when the World Trade Center’s twin towers were destroyed by terrorists, and when Hurricane Sandy swept head-on up through Manhattan recently, but New Yorkers stood tall and braved the difficulties.

Today New York City is the ultimate melting pot with representations from nearly every country in the world. If people need to learn how to assimilate, all they need to do is to spend a little time there and see how the people manage. They can keep enough of their culture, yet merge into the mighty river of populations enough so that everyone prospers and the society comes together.

New York City is the epitome of Western culture, finance, show business, excellent cuisine, modern advances, and progress. Much criticized, yet much admired the “Big Apple” has been a wonder in the eyes of many.



A system for organizing time

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Organizing your time is one of the best habits you can do to yourself. Time is always valuable, but we tend to waste it every time. To help you achieve the proper management of your time, here are the following easy tips that you will surely get into!

One way of the best ways to organize your time is by using a calendar. Calendar system helps us know what day, week, month and the year we are into. Without calendars, we may not be able to identify the days of our lives, when will we start our work and when will we attend appointments and celebrate occasions. If this happens, time will get busted and bring chaos quickly. That’s why we should always get track of time using a calendar with us.

How to use the-the calendar to manage our time? Here are the ways:

1. Always use one calendar system only. Choose whether you want an electronic type or paper type schedule.

Using only one calendar for your home, office, activities and appointments will maximize your time management skills. Since we are already bound to modern technology, you can either use an electronic calendar like Google Calendar or Calendar app on your phone. But if you prefer to use traditional and paper type schedules, they are also efficient and handy.

Make sure to be consistent once you decided to use an individual calendar. Keeping different calendar types will only make you commit double-booking, miss appointments and worsen your stress. The more calendars you have, the more places you have to check, update, and maintain. Thus, more time is wasted.

2. Keeping your calendar up to date.

Of course, it is always important to keep your calendar up to the present. This will help you to determine easily all your schedules and task. An outdated calendar will always keep you behind your scheduled appointments.

3. Categorize your tasks under To Dos or Appointments

Plan your schedule. Write them down in a paper. Categorize them if they are To Do’s or Appointments.
An appointment is an agreement to do something or meet someone at a particular time and place. Examples of these include staff meetings, doctor appointments, car-pooling and a dinner date. The best way to organize your meetings is to record them in your calendar.

On the other hand, To-Dos are items that need to get done according to your preference. To-dos are best organized on a to-do list that is reviewed daily. Using only your calendar to track your to-do items is ineffective, so you need to use both your calendar and your to-do list together.

4. Write and code them down. You can use different colors for labeling various types of schedules.

After you have planned and classified all your schedules, it’s time to write them down in the calendar. It is always better to write them for you not to forget them. The best way to do this is to have with you different color of pens and highlighters to identify the type of schedule you have with that particular date. You can also use color pins if you like.
For example, you may use green pen to mark business appointments; blue pen to mark medical appointments; pink pen to mark personal appointments like dinner dates, birthdays, special concerts and anniversaries; red pen to mark holidays and day offs and lastly, yellow pen to mark to-do tasks.

5. Check often.

Of course, when you already wrote everything, now is the time to keep track of all the notes you did. Checking your calendar often will get you to complete and avoid missing your appointments. You will know what to do always and you’ll be able to reach your goal every time of the day.

There are a lot of tools to systemize your time. However, using the calendar is always the best tool to organize your schedule. Now that you already know how to use it in your time management, be sure to make it a habit. Doing this for only once will never make it useful and effective. Remember that time is always organized when you always do it. Of course, you always have different tasks and appointments to do that’s why it is always important to keep the track of calendar. Hope this help a lot!

New Apartment Cleaning Tips

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Nobody likes to clean, particularly in the event that you’ve recently moved into your new apartment, and the desire to explore your neighborhood is hard to collect. And if ever you do anticipate getting to your new residence before the moving truck arrives, that’s a smart thinking. You’ll have sufficient time to get things cleaned before the rooms are loaded with boxes and furniture. As you can imagine, cleaning an empty apartment is much easier than cleaning a messy one.

At whatever point that we move into another place, the first thing to do is take note of the considerable number of things that needs to be cleaned. Since it’s uncommon that we move to locally, it is typical that one doesn’t have an opportunity to do a careful clean before the stuff to be moved arrive. Thus, it just obliges somewhat more patience and much speed as much as possible. Here are some simple cleaning tips that are useful to those who look forward to moving in.
Do a stroll through of the house to get a thought of what needs to be done and what cleaning materials you will require.
Make moving less stressful by readying yourself with the appropriate cleaning supplies and tools, which will have your apartment looking spic and span in the blink of an eye.
Remove all staples and nails stuck into the dividers, roofs, or entryways of the loft. Utilizing a magic eraser, go through every room and remove any scrape stamps on the dividers, floors, or entryways.
Clean the kitchen. Fill the sink with warm water and add dish cleanser to the water. Start with the refrigerator, and then the range, the cabinets and lastly, the sink.
Before moving your stuff, look out for insects or rodents. On the off chance that you think you have guests, get some information about how you can contact a local pest control master to disinfect your apartment before moving your stuff in.
Change the locks: Because you never know what number of keys the old tenants shared.
Change your toilet seat: Replace the old latrine with another one and, while you’re at it, give the washroom a decent scrubbing.
Clean the bedrooms. Wipe down any wardrobe racks present and clean any mirrors. If the apartment consists of floor coverings, you have to treat every spot and afterward vacuum the rugs. If you don’t have rugs, you must mop. If floors are wooden, use an oil cleanser.
Then, focus on the living room, Sanctum, and lounge area. Clean the windows and wash the blinds. Clean the blades of the ceiling fan. And any light installations in the room. Supplant all worn out lights, and if the area still looks dim and dirty, move up to brighter bulbs. Spot treat any spots on the floor covering. Vacuum or mop the floors.
Proceed to the fridge (giving the past tenants left one), remove all drawers and containers and wash them out. Clean the dividers and shelves within and wipe down the cooler. You may need to unplug the cooler for a little time so it can warm up at any rate to room temperature. This makes cleaning within a ton simpler.
Cupboards all through the house are next up on the list. Utilize a gentle cleaner within the cupboards. In case you’re a fan of contact paper or racking liners, this is an ideal time to re-line the shelves with fresh materials.
Lastly, unless they have been freshly painted, wipe all dividers down with a mellow sudsy water blend (cleanser on a wipe meets expectations extraordinary, as well) to clean off fingerprints, sticky spots, and smudges. Make use of wipe mops for difficult to reach into corners, making sure to bring down the webs and dust.

Keep in mind, a clean house is a happy house. When moving, use the above tips to clean your new apartment–disposing of each one of those old germs. When you have, you’ll have the time to unwind and make the most of your new residence a lot more.

oven cleaning tips


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Looking for a way to clean your oven without using abrasive and harsh chemicals? No worries! With all the natural cleaning tips below, you’ll never get to spend more money and effort now. Not only you are your stress go away but also all the grease and burnt food away. Find out and learn the methods on how to do it!


Tips For Oven Cleaning

  1. Gather all you natural cleaning products and tools. Get your rubber gloves, dustpan, bowl, spatula, brush, sponge, clean, dry cloth and prepare your daily kitchen products like baking soda, lemons, and vinegar. Also, prepare warm soapy water in the sink too.


  1. Unplug your oven before cleaning. To prevent any accident and to save energy while you are working on it, don’t skip this step.


  1. Remove everything inside your oven such as the racks and the oven thermometer. Place the oven racks in a sink full of warm soapy water to soak. Don’t forget to wear your gloves.


  1. Make your baking soda paste. In a small bowl, mix 4 tablespoons of baking soda and few tablespoons of water. Mix and adjust the solution until it forms a paste. You can also use lemons or vinegar to make your baking soda paste besides using water. Lemons will give a fresher smell while vinegar kills bacteria faster.


  1. Coat your baking soda paste all over the interior of your oven especially the greasy areas. Spread it evenly.


  1. Soak and let the solution sit for an hour. For particularly greasy and dirty oven, it is best to soak them overnight.


  1. While soaking your oven to the paste, tackle and clean your oven racks in the sink. Scrub the oven racks using your brush to remove dirt, food stains, grease and grime. Rinse them off and dry them using a dry cloth.


  1. Once you are done with cleaning the racks, get back to your oven and scrape all the dirt and grease using your spatula. The baking soda paste will most likely turn into a brownish or blackish substance because of the dirt. It helped to soften and loosen the dirt for you to take easily it off. Use your brush and dustpan to sweep and carry all the debris you removed.


  1. Once all the debris you scraped is removed, use your damp sponge to wipe off excess dirt. Be sure to wipe the whole interior of the oven, the oven doors and even the whole exterior of the oven. You can also use a vinegar-water solution if necessary. Repeat is wiping the oven until all the excess dirt is removed.


  1. Now that all the dirt is gone use your clean, dry cloth to wipe dry your oven for the last time. Be sure to dry off both the whole interior and exterior of the oven and don’t miss any area.


  1. Get your oven racks and replace them in the oven. Place baking sheets on the racks to catch dirt and grime every time you bake or cook something messy in your oven.


  1. Clean up, trash and gather all your cleaning tools back to their places. After all the cleaning is done, make sure everything is kept and cleaned.