Keep Your Classroom Connected With GetAssist Communities

Here is to the start of another school year mid-pandemic! There is no doubt that staff members face apprehension toward a Fall with uncertainty among the school system and parents. Moreover, what about the students in quarantine, and where will they get their resources? 

Perhaps some peace could be found in using an app where everyone involved gets the memos this year. Keep reading to find out how to use a FREE, safe, and private Classroom Community on GetAssist to enhance the academic journey of teachers, parents, and students through another flexible year.

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2021 Update To Why And How You Should Support Local Small Businesses

Were you aware that 20% of Canadian startups fail within a year? 60% don’t make it to see three, let alone in a worldwide financial crisis… It goes without saying, local businesses need help from their townspeople more than ever, especially as this pandemic drags out. So what’s in it for you? Read on; there are more benefits than most consumers realize.

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Change Your Yard For A Healthier Spring With GetAssist

If a pandemic calls for staying home, you might as well enjoy the space you’re confined to, right? Many social distancers are taking the initiative to seize their days outside. As spring is kicking off, GetAssist is readily available to help homeowners renovate their outdoor areas by connecting them with local assistance. Here are some ideas and trends to get the most of your yard for the all things you need to do at home. Read more

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Reasonable 2021 Resolutions You Will Actually Stick To

2020 was so rough that your main goal for 2021 might just be to survive. Consequently, we’re showing you reasonable resolutions that can improve COVID’s mark on your daily life and your outlook on the future, thanks to psychology, nutrition, fitness, and business experts.

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Keep Your Holiday Traditions and Stay Connected During Quarantine

Those Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year parties are right around the corner, and it’s time to get festive. Worried the pandemic is putting the season to waste? Nonsense. Here are some virtual ways to collaborate with nonprofits, enjoy those family dinners, as well as, connect with cheer with some easy and fun party ideas!

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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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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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