Self-Storage Industry In America Is Progressing

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Good thing that there are companies like Good Storage Leeds who can help find a trustworthy storage space. This is a growing thing in the UK and so is in the US. The self-storage industry in America has been booming in the past year. Many more people and businesses recognize the importance of having a self-storage space to keep your stock or unused but hard to let go personal things.

America is one of those countries that has a lot of self-storage companies scattered all over the country. Americans find it hard to store most of their stuff in their houses so they would want to have a space where they can keep their stuff. According to Census data, the number of self-storage facilities built in America doubled to 15,000 over the past years, from 1998 to 2012.

But many would thing that Census data have underestimated the self-storage industry. Self-Storage Association stated that the US had 48,500 small warehouse units in 2013. The total floor space that this comprises is at 2.3 billion square feet which, they say, is enough to keep every man, woman and child in America. According to SSA, self-storage companies have generated about $24 billion in profit in 2013. This number would then make a lucrative business.

It is actually unusual for Americans to spend weeks before Christmas, filling their self-storage units with old things to make some room for some new ones. But, a lot of houses are getting bigger and spacious that there is enough to save for a storage space. Self-storage unit sales often decrease by the end of the year and rises during summer which is also the time when US companies move.

According to Ronald Havner, the chief executive of big-time self-storage company, Public Storage or PSA, the increase in the need for self-storage facility is because of death, divorce, disaster and dislocation. People changing their lives because of death and divorce. Also, disaster, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, that brings about dislocation to many American families. Self-storage will come in handy for these types of situations. It is not easy to have your belongings wiped out by disaster. Having a back-up locked up personal belongings and use them whenever you need them.

Melissa Mccarthy: “Plus Sized Stores Are Hidden By Malls”

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There are only a few boutiques like Dale and Waters who prioritize plus size clothing for plus size women. Because of this, plus size women often have to deal with the difficulty of finding clothes suitable for them. To make matters worse is that even the places where all kinds of clothing should be found, are also making an effort to hide plus size fashion from women.

This issue has been an ongoing problem for women now and finally, it is now grabbing attention. Everyone knows who Melissa McCarthy is. People know her for being the funny and incredible actress in “The Heat,” “Tammy,” and her recent “Spy” movie among many others. But aside from that, she is also known as an advocate for many plus sized women out there.

In fact, she had addressed the issue with plus sized clothing numerous times now and in a recent interview with a certain magazine, she says “Malls are hiding plus sized sections for women.”

Melissa definitely knows the struggle of plus size women. Three years ago when she was nominated for an Oscar, she couldn’t find anyone to design her dress for her. She says she asked three known designers but all of them declined. This is the main reason as to why she had started her own clothing line specifically directed towards women of all sizes. According to her, women don’t stop at size 12, so neither should clothes.

When asked about how there were no noticeable improvements with the shopping experience of plus size women in the past years, she only gave one answer and that is how malls are segregating plus size fashion.

She finds it odd how she could enjoy shopping with her friends when the plus size section you go to is hidden upstairs beside the tire section. The act alone is like putting the store there because they believe that people do not wish to see plus size people and vice versa.

Melissa also said how she would love to be a part of the breaking down of the perception of the country towards women.

Right now, she is preparing for the launch of her clothing line which will be on August.

Local Residents Offended As Park Gets New Fence

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We have learned many things from Marvin of Health Landscapes Fence Fitters during our recent meet-up with him. According to him, before any improvement projects can be launched, it is always important that they first undergo effective planning. Carefully laying out all the structural plans, ideas and considering all the things that need to be considered can go a long way especially when the improvement project involves a public property.

If improvement projects are not effectively planned, then it could spawn grave results and such was the case in the City of Oxford after an eight-foot fence was erected at the Risinghurst Recreation Ground located at the Ridgeway Road.
The local residents were not happy about the fence, mostly because it had cut off a large portion of the park.

One of these residents, Steven Newman, father of two children, had even complained to the Oxford City Council after he had discovered the fence set up on the small park. According to Steven, it was still unbelievable to see the unfamiliar fence standing on the already small park.

He expressed his disappointment at the city council when he saw the erected fence. Steven also said that the next time they build a fence; they should make sure it is on the boundary.

Most of the local residents now believe that the park is not being managed properly by the city council and that the contractors have not conducted a proper job.

The city council had already announced last month that they will be replacing the old fences of the park. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Instead, they had built new fences on the boundary and had kept the old ones.
There is also an issue on how the public was not consulted about the fencing plans.

Marvin commented on the issue and said that whenever people plan to build fences, they should consult all of the people involved as they are also more likely to be directly and indirectly affected by the fences. Through effective consultation, they would be able to discuss issues regarding the fencing and think of ideas that would benefit every party.

Housing Prices Slowdown Last April

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The price among houses in the United Kingdom has experienced the slowest growth in the last nine years this April. This means that other housing refinements and furniture like bathroom furniture, living room fixture as well as bedroom furniture will also be affected. The prices among London housing projects have weakened amid the unfounded fears of an election victory for Labour.

The Office for the National Statistics disclosed to the public that housing prices rose at a yearly rate of about 5.5 percent last April in contrast to a 9.6 percent last March. This reported slowdown was the biggest since the April 2006 statistics.

The cause of the weakening in housing prices

The main cause of the overall weakening of housing prices in the United Kingdom is the significant weakening of the property prices in London. The prices of houses in London grew slower than the average of United Kingdom for the first time ever since 2006. According to market analysts, both buyers and sellers in greater London were concerned before the May election regarding the Labour proposals for the mansion tax.

The Office of National Statistics said that the figures for the month of April continued the weakening of prices trend. This trend started last September 2014 when the inflation in housing prices was as much as 12 percent. The overall housing prices increased slowly in the United Kingdom aside from Northern Ireland. The annual growth in Northern Ireland remained to strengthen as it rose from 7.5 percent to 8.8 percent.

In England, the yearly growth slowed down from 9.4 percent in March to only 5.8 percent in April. In Wales however, the price rose by 1.3 percent from a growth of 5.7 percent. Scotland experienced the greatest slowdown where the growth was only at 2.2 percent compared to a 14.6 percent last March.

The Office of National Statistics said that the United Kingdom housing market has showed signs of slowing down April of this year. In its report, the ONS did not mention anything about the election in the analysis of the figures. However, it said a positive news for the entire UK economy would support the house prices.

CSS Industries, Inc. Discloses The Result Of Last Year’s Operations

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Three and nine months operations were conducted by CSS Industries, Inc. last year and the company is happy to inform that it is done last December 31 of 2014. Last fiscal year 2014, the sales of the company were at $106,295,000 during the third quarter and it drops to 1.2 per cent during the fiscal year 2015, bringing it down to $104,993,000. This loss in sales was mainly because of the low sales they acquired during the holidays with cards and stationery products for every occasion. The lower sale figures was offset due to craft ribbon’s high sales as well as by the gain acquired upon acquisition of Carson & Gebel Ribbon Co., LLC. C&G, including all its businesses and assets, was acquired last May 19 of the year 2014 by the company’s Berwick Offray LLC. The figures in 2014 were much higher than the fiscal year 2015.

Comparing the first nine months of 2014 and 2015, the resulting figures in 2015 is lower by 2.5% compared to last year. The loss, from $265,899,000 to $259,342,000, is mainly because of lower sales in some products such as the ribbons, cards, Christmas bows, stationery products and cards from all occasion. This loss was offset by a higher sale in terms of items such as craft ribbon and gift card holders.

CSS is a company that deals mainly in consumer products that are involved in designing, manufacturing, procuring, distributing and selling of products from seasonal social expression and all occasion. This aims to mass market all possible retailers. There are many inclusions to the products, be it seasonal or all occasion, which the company is producing. The products usually comes with items such as gift tags, bows and ribbons, gift wrap, greeting cards that are boxed, gift boxes, tissue paper that are decorative, holders of gift card, decorations, Valentines that could be exchanged in the classroom, novelties and dyes used in making Easter eggs, floral accessories, journals, stickers, scrapbooks, stationery, memory books, note cards, products used in education and crafting, photo albums for wedding events and infant photos. These products are only some of the products that are offered in order to make sure important life happenings are properly commemorated.

How Much Does It Take To Keep Your House Safe?

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The world has increasingly become a dangerous place to live. Every day there are numerous reports of killings, bombings and homes ransacked by thieves. The evil in this world has continued to stalk people and one could only hope that they be spared from this wickedness. Manufacturers, businesses and inventors have teamed up to work with security systems that detect irregularities happening inside residential and commercial structures. The iHome Alarm Systems is just one of the hundreds of companies that specialize in creating security products. As a leading industry player, the iHome Home Alarm Systems has bested other companies when it comes to creating best quality products for the market.

A look in the past

Even several hundreds of years ago, people were already worried about how to keep their homes and belongings safe. Over the last few decades thought, the way people protect their houses has upgraded drastically.

Getting a home security system

If you think that you are the only one who is thinking about getting an alarm system for your house, you are not alone. One CEO of a leading alarm systems company based in Massachusetts, selling wireless home securities, says that after a disturbing shooting in a school in Newtown, Connecticut, the sales and demand of security systems have significantly increased to at least 60 percent.

In the year 2011, it was reported that the Americans spent almost $20.64 billion in buying home security alarm systems. This was according to the research conducted by the firm MarketsandMarkets. The said industry is projected by experts to grow to as much as $34.46 billion by the year 2017.

How much is the upfront payment for home alarm security services? Most companies offer their clients with special installation of the product that could go as low as $99. However, the start-up cost for all of the necessary equipments needed for the system to be functional is around $600 to $1,200. This data is according to a reliable home security review. If you already have the security equipment, you are now bound to pay the monthly monitoring fee which can is usually in the range of $15 to $100 and the average price is $30.

Tutoring Helps Students In And Out Of The Classroom

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Over the years, there is always a constant change of the things that people deem valuable. But with all these changes that are occurring, it can be said that one particular ideology seemed to be at a halt. Ever since the world had first learned of the concept of education, it has become an important part of human life. People would always seem to value education and deem it as a necessity, something that people need. In this time and age, where knowledge means power, education has never been more important than it ever was. For some people, education and the constant learning process, is the key to success, a key to a better life and a brighter future. This is probably why people invest a lot on education, particularly the parents. They would always want what’s best for their children.

Unfortunately, not every child can be given a proper education, and not every school can give the same amount of knowledge to every student it has. Because of this, parents would often opt to seek out tutoring companies like Bee Academic Tutoring to further their child’s education.

But the problem is that not everyone can afford a tutor. Luckily, there are ways in which underprivileged students can be given free tutoring, like what is happening in one particular school.

Mrs. Barkley has been conducting an after-school tutoring session with the help of the seniors who wish to better themselves by helping out other students who are struggling with certain subjects. Mrs. Barkley deems the program as an academic learning center wherein people who struggle with certain subjects come in around 3 to 4 to seek out tutoring aid.

For Hailey Murphy, one of the students who are helping out, the tutoring program is a great opportunity for the students to get extra help after school. According to her, the program is definitely working because the connections being made by the students with their older tutors improves their confidence and they come out of the study hall as more confident as they know they could always turn to someone in case they needed help.

Tutors would come in to earn their hours, but they would also ultimately open themselves up to the other students they are helping.
Mrs. Barkley said that they all leave the school knowing that they have done something good for other people.