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5 Things to Figure Out Before Moving In With Your Spouse
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5 Things to Figure Out Before Moving In With Your Spouse

There comes a point in every relationship where you and your partner have drawers, cabinets, and closet space in each other's homes. It doesn't make much sense to pay for a primary residence that you never spend time in, but it might make sense to officially move in together. Combining your lives under one roof is a big move that shouldn't be taken until you figure out a few important things about each other. 1. Discuss the reasons for moving in together. It's important to discuss the underlying reasons for moving in together. Maybe you see you moving in together as a smart financial move. Just because moving in together makes financial sense doesn't mean it makes sense for the relationship. Cohabitating too early in a relationship that doesn't have a clear direction could end in emot...
5 Tips to Transform Your House Into a Dream Home
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5 Tips to Transform Your House Into a Dream Home

Loving your home is integral to your peace of mind. But for the many of us who are forced to contend with other priorities and setbacks in our lives, the perfect home seemingly remains out of reach. However, in actual fact, it isn't. Turning your house into a dream home that you live to come back to every evening is possible. It just takes a little preplanning and a bit of dedication to make your dream home a reality. Buy with aspirations in mind. When looking at a potential new home, you should envision yourself living in it for the long haul, but also understand where alterations can be made. Buying with Exclusive Buyer Agents can help this process of dreaming for the future. A buyer agent is someone that works exclusively with home buyers, not sellers. This means as a buyer, you can...
3 Ways to Rebuild Your Church After COVID-19
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3 Ways to Rebuild Your Church After COVID-19

People look for comfort in different places during times of crisis. For some, it's at a local church or place of worship. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic began, most of these spaces were closed during lockdowns. As things reopen, you may wonder how to re-build your church to meet the new needs of congregations still suffering the ongoing public health scare.   Even before you're ready to re-build and reopen for in-person services, you can help your community find comfort in their church. Offer programs to help their mental health, faith-based grievance groups, and live chat support for those who need help during this time. If you're focused on re-building for in-person services, make sure you do so at the right time, meet your customers' expectations, and ensure the health ...
5 Must-Know Tips for Packing for a Long Trip
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5 Must-Know Tips for Packing for a Long Trip

You’ve cleared your schedule, and it’s time to go relax on a vacation. Taking a long trip can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Packing is often the most daunting task, from what to actually pack to how many bags you should take along with you. Luckily, there are several simple ways to make packing for your long trip a much smoother process. Here are five tips to make packing for a long stay hassle-free. 1. Get organized. Many of us have had last-minute trips where we throw whatever's nearest in a suitcase, but long trips require a bit more organization. Carefully consider how much you need to bring on your trip. Then you can think about luggage options and what would make the most sense. Do you need a carry-on? What’s the maximum number of suitcases you want to bring? This is w...