Gardening Made Easy with the Pocket Hose Ultra

When you water your garden and lawn, there are some things you should keep in mind. Did you know that a lawn needs one to one and a half inches of water each week? This can be a lot of labor.

This work can be made easier with the Pocket Hose Ultra. It solves many problems associated with regular hoses. You won’t have to wrestle with kinked, tangled or heavy hoses when you use the Pocket Hose Ultra.

The Pocket Hose Ultra is three times stronger than the original. It comes with a lifetime guarantee. It shrinks down for storage and then expands when you turn on your water. It offers the same power as a conventional hose but it’s much easier to work with.

Regular hoses take a long time to roll up, even if you buy a box for storage that includes a roller. The hose can get tangled if you go outside the roller in the boxes. The Pocket Hose Ultra from Taylor Gifts unravels easily when you fill it, and then coils back by itself. You won’t have to worry about your hose getting kinks in it, or put up with one becoming tangled while you try to hang it up.

If you have a garden on your balcony, a Pocket Hose Ultra will take up less space, and still allow you to water all your plants and flowers. It takes up such a small space that you can easily find room for it, even on a balcony.

Many people have gotten rid of their old hoses after they purchased the Pocket Hose Ultra. Conventional hoses are a nuisance not just to use, but to put away, as well. A hose that rolls itself up after use makes watering a lawn or garden so much easier.


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What Are Some Ways to Organize Paperwork for Next Year’s Taxes?

If you’re like many Americans, you may be working on your taxes for the past year. As the deadline approaches, it can cause a great deal of stress. Sometimes it is even necessary to file an extension.

If you’re tired of the stress that tax time creates for you, then start right now in organizing your paperwork for this year, so that doing your taxes next year will not be as difficult.

Organize Your Digital Tax Documents

Create a folder in your main email account for all online purchases. If you run a business or do any work from home, use a separate email address, to keep track of payments and expenses.

File your receipts into a “Receipts” folder and save those on a flash drive that you can store along with your tax return when it’s done next year. According to Bargain Babe, cloud based storage can also be used for storage of tax information.

Organize Your Physical Tax Documents

There may be some files you’d like to save the old-fashioned way. An accordion file works well for W2s, 1099s, home improvement receipts, mortgage interest statements and property tax receipts. Everything will be easily accessible next year.

Be sure that you write down the date and what the purchase was when you file your receipts. Otherwise, you may not remember what you bought, by the time tax time rolls around next year.

If you make donations to Goodwill, Salvation Army or other charities and they are property rather than cash, get a receipt when you drop your items off. Don’t be surprised, if you donate more than $500 of goods, if you are asked when those items were purchased, how you acquired them (gifts, etc), how much they cost originally and how you determined their basic thrift store value.

By keeping close track of your records as the year goes along, you won’t be stuck next year at tax time trying to find receipts from boxes and piles. Organization makes the whole process less stressful.


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Will Spring Cleaning Brighten Your Home?

Some people love spring-cleaning. Others dread it. Either way, it is a chance to open your windows and create cleaner spaces in your home. You may have a short or long list of spring-cleaning tasks, but don’t let them bog you down. You don’t have to complete them all in one day.

In the foyer, wash your trim and switch plates. Dust the lighting fixtures and clean the bench, if you have one. If your bench has a cushion, launder it if it is machine washable. Empty out your coat closet and replace your heavy winter coats with your lighter spring and raincoats. If you find coats you don’t wear anymore, you can donate them.

In your bedrooms, open the windows and dust all of the furniture. Remove items from drawers and stack them neatly. Remove clothing from closets and sweep and mop or vacuum the closet floors.

Move your bed and put away anything that was under the bed. Sweep or vacuum beneath the bed. Freshen up your mattress by sprinkling baking soda on it, allowing it to sit for a little while, and them vacuuming it off. Wash bedding and curtains.

In bathrooms, open the windows. Empty the vanity and cabinets and set aside anything you will be throwing out. Clean the tub or shower very well, and clean the drain. Clean the mirror well and take out and wash the window screens.

In your kitchen, clean the window coverings and mini blinds, if you have them. Remove items from drawers, wipe out each drawer, and place all your items neatly back in the drawers. Wash cutting boards well and sanitize them. Organize and clean your pantry, and discard foods that are expired. Clean the oven and stovetop. Clean under your stove and refrigerator. Wash your counters and backsplash.

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