The more disorganized your home is, the harder it is motivate yourself to take care of it! Tackle one room per week to avoid getting overwhelmed, and try the following 12 tips for a more organized home.
1. Arrange Your Entryway
Put a small dresser, night stand, or cube storage system (with a fabric bin for each member of the family) in your entryway. Stock it with everything you need when you leave the house: gloves and hats during the colder months, backpacks and purses, umbrellas, etc. This will eliminate the last-minute scramble to find your belongings before heading out the door to work or school.
We recently discussed the benefits of passive income. The IRS defines passive activity as a business in which one does not “materially” participate in. However, rental activity qualifies, no matter the level the participation. One notable exception is if you are a real estate “professional,” which the IRS defines as someone spending more than half his/her time on real estate activity and greater than 750 hours in the business as a material participant. However, we are aiming this post at the non-professional real estate person.
New York City’s rental market is one of the most expensive in the world, and for good reason. The competition is steep and the cost of living is high. With NYC offering some of the best career opportunities and salaries that are uncommon elsewhere, residents are prepared to pay for the convenience of living close to everything. For investors, the appeal of NYC rental properties is timeless. As people continue to flock to New York for its lucrative opportunities and lifestyle, owning rental properties and collecting rent from tenants allows you to profit from a passive stream of dependable income.
Think beyond the snow and the tree in NYC this winter. Consider seeing the performing arts and visual arts as well. The art scene never dies in NYC, and the winter season brings out the best and brightest artists, as well as a few up and coming artists in the area. Don’t spend your days cooped up in your home. Get out and enjoy art. These are the eight art exhibits you won’t want to miss this winter in NYC.