I No Longer Have an Ant Problem

When I found an ant on my kitchen counter at home, I did not think much about it. I just took care of it on my own, thinking it was a one time deal. That was not the case though, and I learned why after I had to contact an exterminator in NYC to help me with the ant problem that was getting worse by the day. He told me that when a single ant walks, he leaves a scent for other ants to follow when he finds food. Even though I live in an apartment, they are still able to find their way in because of that scent that is left by the one ant.

I learned more about ants than I ever thought I would know because of this ordeal. They are fascinating insects once you learn about them, and extremely resilient in their desire to live and contribute to their colonies. I just could not have them living with me, which is why I contacted the exterminator to come help me. Continue reading “I No Longer Have an Ant Problem”

Custom Mirror Lights Up Reflections So You Can See What You Are Doing

Every remodeling job is a custom job. No two rooms are exactly the same. Sure, we are all probably buying similar cabinet brands and tile products, but it is how we put them together to make a room that makes it uniquely ours. Our new bathroom came with a custom built large vanity and granite countertop with undermount sinks. One for him and one for me. Mornings are busy. We topped it of with a mirror we got from a place that builds custom mirrors in Brooklyn. It is stunningly beautiful with its lighted frame.

There was nothing like it available on the market. All we could find was basic glass mirrors in pretty basic frames. We could pick off the rack with wood, steel or plastic frames. Our custom mirror frame comes with its own built in LED lighting. It lights up our faces nicely. My husband, ever the comedian, says it is so much easier now to see those nose hairs needing trimmed. I told him I didn’t think it was a problem for him before. He says that he was not talking about himself. That was when I punched him on the arm. Continue reading “Custom Mirror Lights Up Reflections So You Can See What You Are Doing”

Using Foreclosures in NYC to Your Advantage

We searched the listings high and low for homes that met our criteria. We had a good down payment, but the costs for the homes being sold by owners were just a bit too much for what we wanted to have in a mortgage every month. You do not want to end up loan poor where you are struggling to pay debt every month. We decided to check out foreclosures in NYC. Sometimes you can motivate a bank or owner to sell at a tremendous gain to you. There are short sales and other options for you.

We monitored what was being foreclosed. Only a few of the homes met our criteria of a place we wanted to move into. Continue reading “Using Foreclosures in NYC to Your Advantage”