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Conserving Energy When Your House Is Full

The cold weather is near, and we’re not all used to experiencing it in quarantine. By mid-day, energy use in the home is up by up to 30%, according to bbc.com. With the added stress of working, learning and living together, how do you stay comfortable and keep the cost of your bills down at the same time? These practices allow you to regulate energy efficiency as conditions change. Read more

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Communicating With Your Kids, Teens, and Aging Parents to Soothe Anxiety During A Pandemic

COVID-19 has made daily life unpredictable and stressful for all ages. Somehow you have to balance your own well-being with taking care of an anxious family. Luckily, psychologists and psychiatrists have your back with advice.

While modeling calmness, compassion, and validation is key to assuring all loved ones, here are specific ways you can help each age group.

*The advice shared in this article is not meant to replace the treatment and direction of your own mental or health care provider.

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2020 Home Trends for These COVID Times

These days we are forced to use our home for more than just living between work and school. Our homes have become an office, school, quarantine headquarters, and more. The longer we shelter in place, the smaller and smaller our living quarters seem to be. But, you don’t have to let the walls close in on you. Take the opportunity to make your home functional for these COVID times that many have prognosticated will be with us for a while.

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The New Interview Experience in a COVID World

video chat interviewThe unknown of Job interviews is stressful enough for both parties when it is face-to-face, but throw in COVID and a strictly virtual meeting, and it is downright nerve-racking. Take a deep breath; we have you covered with these tips for preparing and conducting a virtual video interview, no matter what side of the desk you typically sit on.

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Get Back In The Social Game With These Social Distancing Events

Everything closing down, keeping your distance from loved ones, your daily life interrupted; it all happened so suddenly. Feeling forced to stay inside can surely give you cabin fever, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make the best of the situation! 

For a few months now, it’s felt like we’ve been at a dead end. We’ve binged watched all our favorite TV shows, slept in unusually late, got back into old hobbies, or even found new ones. While it’s been nice to sit back and enjoy the time with family, we also start to miss our friends. And now, it’s not the same, you can’t just make a plan and make it happen, there’s a set of guidelines to be followed. Even though it can be tricky planning around it all, we’ve got some tips and ideas to help you get back into the social norm!  We hope you enjoy these social distancing event checklists to get the ball rolling.

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Home Exterior TLC

With warmer weather in sight and a focus on outdoor activities, it only makes sense to take a look at the exterior of your home and determine which outdoor projects you should tackle. Check out the following ideas intended to increase curb appeal and raise your property’s value. Whatever project(s) you decide on, simply Make a Request on GetAssist to connect with local contractors for the job!

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Business Video Meeting Best Practices Guide

With the landscape of connectivity evolving amid the COVID-19 pandemic, business teams have no choice but to adapt and try out new ways of connecting. Meetings that were once held in-person in boardrooms are now being held remotely from each employee’s “home office,” and along with this new normal comes new standards and sets of best practices. How do you still conduct professional meetings, share information in various media forms, and stay connected with your team and clients?

Invoicing Best Practices Guide

Has your current method of invoicing started to let you down? Are you a new business trying to find the best accounts receivable solution? Knowing the best practices for invoicing is the first step to ensuring you get paid!

Invoices may serve as billing means, but they also serve as important documentation for both the service provider and service recipient. It’s vital for them to be organized, accurate and complete. Sign-up below for a comprehensive checklist and tips for Invoicing Best Practices delivered to your inbox!

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Show Your Teen Love by Communicating Their Way

 

It’s sad but true that most teenagers measure a person’s relevancy by how many followers they have and how entertaining their social media posts are. If you want to give them advice but can’t seem to get through to them, why not try communicating their way? There’s great value in using the media at your fingertips to connect in an environment that is comfortable for your teen. Further, your own online activity is vital when it comes to modeling respectful online exchanges!

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Catch Your Home Up to the 21st Century

 

Although we’re not very far into the 21st century, many changes and trends have arisen since entering the 2000’s. Home trends, especially, have taken a modern turn when it comes to elements of technology and design. Ready to explore some simple ways to catch your home up to the times? As always, just Make A Request on GetAssist for professional help from local experts!

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