Kids Are Often The Reason for Buying An RV

Kids Are Often The Reason for Buying An RV

This Blog was provided by Coastal Breeze RV Resort in Rockport, Texas

If you have kids, they are probably one of the main reasons you purchased an RV in the first place. Most kids love to go camping, and traveling with an RV instead of staying in a tent makes for a much more enjoyable experience for the whole family. Your RV will provide many of the comforts of home, without the hard work that is required to set up and live inside of a tent for a few days. Without a doubt, there are many RV owners who were first motivated to get into this lifestyle by the prospect of providing a great time for their kids.

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So, if you would like to make sure your kids are having fun on each RV trip that you take, it would be smart to plan your trips with them in mind. After all, even though kids tend to love RV travel, not all RV trips are created equal. By picking out a destination and activities that appeal to kids, you can set yourself up for an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

Plenty of Action

With few exceptions, kids like to stay busy. For you, a vacation might be a chance to slow down, get away from work, and just relax. However, most kids don’t like to relax. They like to be on the go, doing one thing after the next throughout the day. With that in mind, make sure your destination will provide for plenty of kid-friendly activities that keep them engaged and excited. You don’t want to wind up with bored kids who can’t find anything to do, as expecting them to just sit around for long periods of time is unrealistic. Plan for plenty of action throughout the trip to make sure they are having fun as often as possible.

Limit the Road Time

Going along with the previous point about kids getting bored, you might want to keep them in mind when deciding how far from home you are willing to drive. It might be good for kids to learn how to sit still in the RV for a period of time, but pushing that time too far is just asking for trouble. Pick out a destination that is a reasonable drive from home so that your kids aren’t bored before you even get to the campground to start your trip.RV parks

Find Ways for Them to Help

There are plenty of chores involved with owning and operating an RV, so it is a great idea to find ways to have the kids help get this work done. Asking them to help will give them a sense of ownership in the process, and it will also help you to get everything done faster. Of course, any task that you assign to the kids should be simple, and it needs to be safe for them to perform. Always supervise what they are doing, and teach them how the RV works at every opportunity. As they get older, you should be able to get more and more help from them, and they just might grow up to own their own RV’s one day.

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Landscaping Services – Lawn And Garden Care

Landscaping Services – Lawn And Garden Care

1.What are the requirements by law, for me to do business as a lawn mower/or landscaper. Exactly what licenses, and paper work will I need to fill out etc. And any other requirement, to do this type of business that I will need.landscape

2.What equipment will I need? About how much will it cost for everything? New/Used
A trailer to get your equipment to the work site.
Riding lawn mower
Walk behind mower
Edger for sidewalks
Blower for cleaning up
Leaf/grass catchers for Riding and walk behind mowers

3.What do most lawn Mowing companies/Landscapers even do? We don’t have one so I wouldn’t know. I know they cut the grass & blow the leaves, but i’m sure there is more to it.
What is most common, and does it take extensive training?

You can start local in your neighborhood and build up from there. For openers, just mow, trim, clean up, that sort of thing. If you don’t like it then you haven’t spent $$ on trailer etc.
Ask your clients what do THEY want you to do, then do something extra so they in turn will tell their friends. It will cost you time but consider it advertisement. Everyone likes to think they are getting something for nothing or being treated special. AND don’t just do an average job, do an out-of-this-world job if you want to stay in business.

4.In total, how much do you estimate it would cost me to get started? Im in Fort Smith area, and imagine i had 1 truck w/ 2-3 guys, and business is pretty good. Also, how much did it cost for you to get started?lawn care - lawn services

One word of advise if you plan on putting a riding lawn mower up in the back of your truck. Many a person have been killed trying to do just that so be VERY careful if you do something like that…… get a trailer!!

If you start local, most likely you can use your dad’s stuff until he puts a stop to it. Make a deal with him that when you get enough saved to buy a new machine, he gets the new one and you get to keep his. I know, that sucks, but you most likely don’t have much $$ to start with, right? Now, after you buy the second machine, sell his worn out stuff and keep the change.

5.This question is like part 2 to my first question, What all do I need to be legitimate? Insurance? would I need a commercial property?

I would stay away from commercial property until you really know the business. Contracts can be very hard to get out of and you may be taken advantage of considering your age. Grow into the business by doing the little old lady’s lawn down the street. Remember she knows other little old ladies who want and love to feel special.

6.And how hard is it to keep track of my taxes & stuff? & do we get charged alot of tax in this business?

Keep a log book and all receipts for gas (also keep track of mileage going to and from the site).
Most likely you will treat it as income, as if you were working for someone, deducting cost of doing the business. It would pay you to check with an certified accountant and not go by these answers. Better safe than sorry.

How to Find a Maid that’s a Good Fit

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How to Find a Maid that’s a Good Fit
Hiring a maid for Home Cleaning is a decision that shouldn’t be taken too lightly. This person will be given full access to your home and you want to be sure you’re working with someone you feel you can trust. Some services will even clean your home while you’re away, so you’ll be handing over your keys and alarm code to a new person. Before you make your choice, there are many important factors to consider.

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How Does the Maid Service Operate?
Different maid services can operate very differently, so you’ll want to find a company that fits your personal needs. Some companies will send a team of three or four people with a set routine who will quickly and efficiently handle the housecleaning. Other services will send a single maid to assist with your housecleaning. This type of arrangement is often more flexible with following your routine rather than their own. You will also find different scheduling choices with various companies. If you need services at a very specific time, this is an important factor to consider when you’re comparing maids.

Do You Have Special Family Members?
If you’re home while your maid is cleaning, she may become like a part of your family during the time that she’s there. You want someone who feels comfortable with your family. If you have pets, it’s important that you find a maid who is comfortable with animals and certainly not allergic. Some maids may be more comfortable with children or the elderly as well. Language is an important factor for clear communication, so you should select someone that you and your family can communicate with well.

What Are Your Cleaning Requirements?
Consider your expectations carefully before hiring a maid so you can make sure you’re all on the same page. Some clients need only a light cleaning service, while others expect a deep cleaning. Make a list of what you expect on each visit and don’t take any services for granted. Do you want the windows cleaned, dishes done, laundry washed, porches swept and plants watered? You can’t expect your maid to perform all these tasks unless you’re very clear about what you need. You should also ask whether the service will pick up and organize your belongings, or if this needs to be done prior to each visit.

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How Did You Hear About the Maid Service?
Reliability and trustworthiness are a priority when you’re hiring the cleaning services of a maid. If you’ve simply selected a company from the phone book, you may want to ask for references to see how other clients feel about the company. Online research will help you learn more about the reputation of the company as well. When you read user reviews online, keep in mind that dissatisfied customers are more likely to take the time to post a complaint than happy customers are to sit down and rave. A single poor review could be the result of one unfortunate incidence in an otherwise reputable company.

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