Clean out, get rid of unneeded things, and pocket the profit

first_img“When she recognized what she was doing, she was motivated to stop,” Moore said. A bonus was that less buying led to less clutter. Mike Sullivan, director of education for the nonprofit credit counseling agency Take Charge America in Phoenix, said he often deals with people who complain they can barely make it from paycheck to paycheck, with little left over to save or to pay down debt. “It hit me that there are many things people have to sell,” Sullivan said. “If they can spring-clean their house and raise just a couple hundred … dollars, it can help break that cycle.” Sullivan suggests families begin by trying to identify the unwanted clothing, toys, tools, kitchen appliances, furniture and whatnot they want to sell. Then they need to think about where they can make the best profit. Decide how to make the most Yard or garage sales are popular in some parts of the country, he noted. “I recommend that families get together and try to schedule neighborhood sales,” Sullivan said. “If you get the whole neighborhood involved, you can share advertising costs and often attract more people.” People also can take used items, especially clothing, to resale stores, he said. Some store operators will buy the goods outright; others take the goods on consignment, meaning that payment is made after the items are sold. “If people have designer clothes or specialty items, they might also consider auction sites,” he said. Among the most popular is online auctioneer eBay Inc. Another way to find buyers, especially for larger items, can be through advertising in a local newspaper or on the Craigslist Web site, he added. Sullivan said getting rid of stuff also can eliminate what has become an increasingly widespread expense – the monthly fee to rent storage rooms or sheds. “Sell some of that stuff, and you can save the $75 or $100 a month you’re paying for storage,” he said. Donating to charities pays, too Both Moore and Sullivan point out that families have the alternative of donating unwanted goods to a charity, whether it’s books to the local public library or used clothing to Salvation Army or toys to a family shelter. Or they can take the proceeds from a yard sale or auction and donate them to a cause the family cares about. Charitable donations are not without their financial rewards. Families that itemize their tax returns can claim deductions.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Basically, their lives have changed, but they haven’t adapted to the new reality of their lives,” said Moore, who helps guide people to unclutter their homes and runs educational workshops. Getting rid of unneeded things can be a relief and bring financial rewards, she said. That’s because people often come across “buried treasures,” including stashes of cash and coins, unused gift certificates and cards, or useful items that were hidden away. Moore adds that becoming aware of having too much stuff also can motivate a person to come to grips with overspending. She told the story of a woman who sought help organizing all the things in her house. The woman blamed a lack of time, saying she worked 60 hours a week and was too tired at night and on weekends to deal with the mess. It turned out, Moore said, that the woman’s way of relaxing after a day at the office was to go on the Internet and shop. NEW YORK – Most people have accumulated a lot of stuff, probably a lot more than they need. Spring can be the ideal time to weed out items that are no longer wanted and find a way to turn them into cash. The clothes that have been outgrown or never worn, toys that are no longer loved and furniture that is past its prime can find new homes through yard sales, online auctions or consignment shops. The seller gets a neater home – and gets to pocket the profit as well. Many people feel overwhelmed by their possessions and embarrassed that they’ve let things get out of hand. But Laura J. Moore, founder of ClutterClarity at Home in Cambridge, Mass., says it’s not a sign something is wrong with them. Clutter, she argues, “tends to accumulate during major transitions of our lives” such as the death of a spouse, arrival of a baby, a change in jobs. It’s generally a period when people are distracted and don’t have time to deal with things. last_img read more

“SUCCESS OF OUR NEW MODEL HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY”- TERENCE DIVER

first_imgBUSINESS: Terence Diver, owner of Diver’s Hyundai Garage, has hailed the success of Hyundai and Tucson – as they continue to lead the way both locally and nationally.The success story of the Hyundai brand and indeed that of the ‘Hyundai Tucson’ which was launched last November continues to grow and its celebrations all around as per figures released for the first ten days of July telling their own story. At Diver’s Hyundai, located on Canal Road, Letterkenny – the news is positive to say the least as the Hyundai brand looks to the future with great optimism at this renowned location.To date this year from the 1st of January to the 10th of July the ‘Tucson’ model has sold 6188 units throughout Ireland blowing out of the water all expectations that the company had for it.Terence Diver, proprietor of Diver’s Hyundai told Donegal Daily, “The success of the new model has been phenomenal both locally and nationally’.“Second place nationally is Ford Focus on 3965, and in 3rd place is Volkswagen Golf 3908 while 4th place is taken up by the Skoda Octavia with 3629 sold and the Nissan Qashqai selling 3681 units takes up 5th place nationally in sales. “It’s been an incredible year so far for us, it’s Donegal’s No 1 Selling car and make, and we’re delighted.”In Donegal figures for the first ten days in July show that the Hyundai make and Tucson model continues to lead the way.New vehicles registered by Divers Hyundai were 67: Toyota 49: Kia 46: GM (Opel) 27: Volkswagen 23.The Hyundai Tucson just goes from strength to strength with Divers having sold 30 units : Sportage 19: Suzuki Grand Vitara 17: Rav 4 – 15 : Mokka 13.So there you have it, good news all around for Hyundai and Tucson both nationally and locally.ALSO: €4,000 Scrappage extended to end of July:  Trade in your current car for a new 162 Hyundai before the end of July and you can avail of our ‘Trade & Upgrade’ 5 years Free Service Bonus or the Trade & Upgrade Scrappage Bonus of up to €4,000.Yes we will give you up to €4,000 on your car irrespective of condition or year provided it has been in your name for six months, is NCT’d and taxed.*Hyundai Tucson No 1 Best Selling Car in Donegal and Ireland*Hyundai No 1 – as per figures for the first 10 Days in July in Donegal and Ireland“SUCCESS OF OUR NEW MODEL HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY”- TERENCE DIVER was last modified: July 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessDiver’s GarageHyundainewslast_img read more

DONEGAL TOWN GETS READY TO PARTY FOR DONEGAL LIVE!

first_imgDONEGAL Live promises to be even bigger and better than ever before when the three-day festival kicks off later today.The Tourism Promotional Event will showcase all that County Donegal has to offer to visitors from home and away.There will be Live Concerts on the Diamond from 7.30 pm – 11.00 pm nightly with great attractions like Alexandra Burke (tonight), Goat’s Don’t Shave (Saturday night) and the Saw Doctors (Sunday night). The Pier area has been turned into a tented village with exhibitors from all over County Donegal are there.There will also be a Food Hall with coffee shops and restaurants.Entertainment on the Pier Area over the three days will suit all ages.This will be a great weekend to visit Donegal. All the information you need is on Poster above. DONEGAL TOWN GETS READY TO PARTY FOR DONEGAL LIVE! was last modified: May 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL LIVE ANNOUNCES TOP LINE-UP FOR FESTIVALlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES

first_imgNaomh MhuireThere is an under 10 blitz in the banks this Saturday starting at 12pm. The under 16s will play Aodh Ruadh or Four masters in the semi-final of the championship. The under 12s host Aodh Ruadh in the banks in their next game while the under 14s played Gaoth Dobhair in a challenge game last Saturday evening.The summer league continues every Friday evening at 5.30 – 6:30pm. Check the website for latest tables, fixtures and results. The Seniors produced a great display last Sunday to record a four point victory over Cloughaneely. The Reserves were beaten but showed great heart and almost produced a strong comeback but ended up getting beat by four. This weekend the Reserves have an outstanding game against Killybegs on Friday evening with a 7:3-pm throw in. The Seniors and Reserves are away to Bundoran on Sunday with a 1:30 and 3pm throw in.Our club lost one of its great characters last week with the death of Finbar Mc Bride. Finbar was a gentleman and a great servant of his beloved Naomh Mhuire GAA Club. The club wishes to express its sympathies to family and friends. A minute silence was observed by all on Sunday last at the game at the Banks.Lotto details for week 30th May. Jackpot 2000 euro. No jackpot winner and four match 3 winners: Kathleen O’Donnell – Bun na mBhean, Jimmy Rodgers – Baile Ciarrai, Michael McGee – Rann na feirste, Jimmy Rodgers – Baile Ciarrai. Numbers drawn were 2-8-9-11.Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie.  GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: June 12th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

England v Belgium: Preview, confirmed teams and live talkSPORT commentary

first_img 4 4 ‘IT’S COMING HOME’ Tottenham’s Mousa Dembele has only played 16 minutes of Belgium’s opening two matches at the World Cup but is expected to start against England. The 30-year-old has been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League in recent seasons and will be itching to make a big impression against the Three Lions as he looks to convince Martinez to start him in the knockout stages.Belgium predicted XI: Thibaut Courtois; Thomas Vermaelen, Dedryck Boyata, Toby Alderweireld; Mousa Dembele, Marouane Fellaini, Nacer Chadli, Youri Tielemans; Thorgan Hazard, Eden Hazard, Michy Batshuayi. Harry Kane: What are his stats and what records could he break at the World Cup? Dembele is set to make his first start for Belgium at the 2018 World Cup How does Group G look ahead of the match? The group, therefore, will be decided on fair play if this ends all square.Gareth Southgate insists England will be going all out to win, despite the fact finishing as runners-up could provide a more favourable route through the knockout stages.When is England vs Belgium?The match will take place on Thursday, June 28 and kicks off at 7pm UK time. The Kaliningrad Stadium, which has a capacity of 35,000, will host the match.How can I stream live commentary?On talkSPORT, of course! Listen to our live commentary of all the action through talkSPORT.com here.You can also listen via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM, on the talkSPORT app, or through the following TV channels: Sky – Channel 0108, Virgin Media -Channel 927, Freeview – Channel 723, Freesat – Channel 731.What is the team news?England: Pickford, Stones, Cahill, Jones, Alexander-Arnold, Rose, Dier, Delph, Loftus-Cheek, Vardy, RashfordBelgium: Courtois, Dendoncker, Boyata, Vermaelen, Chadli, Dembele, Fellaini, Tielemans, T. Hazard, Januzaj, Batshuayi KING KANE Danny Rose may reconsider flying his family out to Russia second thoughts What will decide the Group G winner if England and Belgium finish level on points?1. Greatest number of fair play points (yellow card = -1 points, two yellows resulting in a red card = -3 points, straight red card = -4 points, yellow card, then straight red card = 5 points).2. Random drawing of lots.What are fair play ranking points and who has the most?If the points, goal difference, goals scored and goals against stays the same (ie. if they draw) then fair play rules come into play.The rules state that over the course of the three group games:sides lose one point per yellow cardthree points are lost for a red card (two yellows)they lose four points for a direct redEngland have had two players booked so far, while Belgium have had three players booked. If the teams draw and there are no cautions, England will win the group. Got it? Good!talkSPORT will bring you live commentary of England v Belgium on Thursday night, kick-off 7pm Rashford in, Sterling out? Journos pick England XI to play Belgium ‘Leaving Liverpool star out will be the first mistake Southgate has made’ center_img 4 Danny Rose: Gareth Southgate is ‘too nice’, Steve Holland keeps us in line England and Belgium meet at the 2018 World Cup in a match which will decide who finishes top of Group G.Both nations have already secured their spot in the last 16 and are equal on points and goal difference. England fans are sure they will win the World Cup in Russia this summer ENGLAND NEWS ENGLAND’S LION 4 REVEALED Gareth Southgate’s decision to hand Kane the armband pre-tournament has proved a masterstroke so far Invited some ManCity teammates to my Birthday party today 😝 pic.twitter.com/e0qAeStb9q— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) June 28, 2018Who are the key players?Who else but Harry Kane for England. The Tottenham striker has carried his blistering goalscoring form for club and country into the tournament and is currently the leading marksman at the 2018 World Cup, having struck five goals in the opening two group games, against Tunisia and Panama. Southgate is likely to make changes against Belgium but has suggested that Kane will start, with his captain determined to get his hands on the Golden Boot.England predicted XI: Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Gary Cahill; Danny Rose, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard; Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane. good cop bad cop England vs Belgium will take place in Kaliningrad last_img read more

DONEGAL SCHOOL SPELLS OUT ITS SECRET TO SUCCESS WITH €15,000 LIBRARY WIN

first_imgA Letterkenny school has ‘spelt’ out its success after winning a national spelling competition and claiming €15,000 worth of books in the process.Illistrin National School was one of just 12 schools to be shortlisted form more than 500 around the country to take part in the Eason Spelling Bee competition with Ryan Tubridy.Primary schools from all over the country took part with all schools hopeful of winning the terrific prize. Illistrin NS took part in the provincial heat hosted on Monday last on 2FM and then went on to compete against Rockcorry Church of Ireland NS in Monaghan and Brownlee Primary School, Lisburn in the final.The pressure of answering the questions was put on sixth class pupil Patrick Dorrian who came through the challenge with flying colours.Patrick, a sixth class pupil at Scoil Naomh Fiachre, was supported by his proud parents Frank and Collette Dorrian, his sister Niamh and a busload of supporters.Also there was proud Principal of Illistrin NS, Tom Feeney and class teacher Kieran Gallagher. The original entry to the competition was made by teachers Ms Clarke and Ms O’Hanlon.A fifth class pupil, Liam Orr, won this section of the competition and allowed the school to qualify for the competition.A spokesperson at the school told Donegaldaily “It has been a wonderful experience for all of us. Not alone have we now got €15,000 worth of new books, but the pupils are also much better at spelling.“We’re all so proud of everyone that was involved in any way and it has been a great morale booster for the school,” he said.Ends DONEGAL SCHOOL SPELLS OUT ITS SECRET TO SUCCESS WITH €15,000 LIBRARY WIN was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:EasonsEasons Spelling BeeIllistrin NSRyan Tubridylast_img read more

BRILLIANT LACEY NAMED ULSTER PLAYER OF THE MONTH

first_imgBRILLIANT Donegal star Karl Lacey is celebrating after picking up another gong – the long-serving defender is the Quinn Insurance Ulster GAA Writers Association monthly merit award winner for July.His incredible performances against Derry in the Ulster final and against Kildare in the All Ireland quarter-final gave him the prize. The 26-year-old has bee a star at centre-half-back of late. And now he is looking forward to August 28th!Said Karl: “Obviously the match against Dublin is creating a huge stir but we are just delighted to be involved.“It’s very encouraging that in the build-up to a big game like this I should be getting the writers’ award.”He admits his point against Kildare was a great moment. “I just had to score as some of my team mates were getting on to me about my lack of scoring,” smiles Lacey.“Others around me were getting scores so the pressure was on me to get in on the act. I’m glad I managed to get that point against Kildare. It was useful in the end.”BRILLIANT LACEY NAMED ULSTER PLAYER OF THE MONTH was last modified: August 10th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalkarl laceylast_img read more

DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN TO SUPPORT IRISH HOOLEY

first_imgThe Gathering, Irish Hooley Supporting the Oncology UnitA fantastic night is planned for The Gathering, and to raise funds for the Oncology Unit in Letterkenny on Thursday the 5th of September in Kee’s Hotel.Doors will open at 8pm and the show starts at 8.30 sharp. The following acts will ensure that a great night’s entertainment will be showcased; Realtadance, Brian O’Sullivan, Tommy Byrne, Megan Lucas, Dory & Fergus, Farrah, and a fashion walk around by top Irish designer Edel Mc Bride, then to be followed by an Irish Dance Night with the Duntally Ceile Band. Early booking is advised. To book your table contact Kee’s Hotel on 074/9131018. Cost is €15.00 per person which includes a light supper. Donations on the night will go towards the Letterkenny Oncology Unit. Drumkeen Community ChildcareECCE & playschool children enrollments for September 2013 Playschool open morning will be held on Monday 26th August from 10.30am-11.30am for all new playschool children starting 2nd September 2013. Please call 074 91 34844.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandPractice every Tuesday in the hall @ 7.00 pm. All new members welcome. We’ll teach you to play the flute or drum and have some fun!! Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 21st Aug 13, 14, 17, 23. No jackpot, 1 winner €100. Eilish Jackson, Gortahork. Next weeks jackpot €1,425. Go raibh maith agat.Lulu Pringle Coffee DayA huge thank you to everyone who donated to our coffee day with almost €1,700 donated so far. The coffee day was held in memory of Lulu Pringle and all proceeds will go towards the North West Hospice, Sligo & the Solace Centre Donegal Town who both helped Lulu and her family during her fight with cancer.Parish Hall Anyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm) Please note the new deadline. DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN TO SUPPORT IRISH HOOLEY was last modified: August 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Drumkeen Local Noteslast_img read more

Sewer stink leaves housing estate residents unable to open windows

first_imgThe residents of Letterkenny housing estate Errigal View have been plagued with problems from an overflowing sewerage treatment plant.The smell in the evenings has been so bad that residents cannot open their windows and are afraid to let their children out to play, said Letterkenny MD Councillor Liam Blaney.Cllr Blaney said that the local sewerage pump station has not operated for the past four or five years, leading to major problems at busy times of the day. “The problems do not arise until around 6 o’clock in the evening until bedtime. Everything overflows from the treatment plant that doesn’t work into a stream and down a burren to Illistrin. It ends up in the River Lennon.“We have been raising this issue for a long time. My annoyance is the time frame it has taken to get something done,” said Cllr Blaney.The local authority said that Errigal View will be included in the next round of applications to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government to address the deficiencies in the water service infrastructure. Donegal County Council said that road infrastructural deficiencies must also be addressed at the development.In the meantime, the Environment Section is emptying the sewerage pit associated with the foul pump station. Sewer stink leaves housing estate residents unable to open windows was last modified: July 11th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:errigal viewletterkenny municipal district meetingMountain Topseweragelast_img read more

Kenya’s take on Adele’s “Hello”

first_imgKenyan Afropop singer Dela Maranga has offered a fresh take on the popular song Hello from Brit singer Adele. Maranga sings the song in Swahili and it’s going viral on YouTube. It has already been viewed more than 250 000 times. Kenyan Afropop star Dela Maranga has covered Adele’s hit single “Hello” in Swahili and it is getting international acclaim. (Photo: Adele, screengrab via YouTube/ Maranga, Facebook) • Former child soldier turns his story into a graphic novel • Infographic: Africa’s best brands  • From Nollywood to New Nollywood: the story of Nigerian film’s runaway success  • Gallery: South Africa’s rich and colourful heritage  • African history gets animation treatment Priya PitamberThe smash hit Hello by the British singer-songwriter, Adele, has already been covered numerous times, even though the song, which was released at the end of October, is barely two months old.Kenyan Afropop songbird Dela Maranga decided to sing her rendition in Swahili, except for the word “hello”. And the cover has been receiving critical acclaim from international publications.Elle magazine described it as a version “that stands out above the rest”.Evan Real from the American publication, Harper’s Bazaar, wrote: “Even if you can’t fully understand what Maranga is belting, know that it is still okay to cry. Because obviously, an Adele inspired sob session is inescapable – no matter what language you speak.”US lifestyle portal Refinery 29 reads: “The rhythm and musicality of the song translate effortlessly, and an emphasis on a little added percussion adds just the right note to keep this version feeling fresh.“Maranga’s gorgeous voice more than does the song justice.”On Twitter, Maranga admitted that she had fun performing the song.Watch her version here:How do you think it compares to Adele’s hit:Maranga started singing when she was seven years old, as a member of a choir. She moved on to backing vocals and in 2008, she started to sing professionally. “At only 19, her debut on the big stage was her collaboration with Kenya’s most famous boy band, Sauti Sol, that saw her song MAMA PAPA make a record number one hit for 18 weeks on Kenya’s most popular reggae radio station Metro FM,” reads her profile on her Facebook page.RT Blavity: Adele’s “Hello” in Swahili is the best thing you’ll hear today https://t.co/6Q4HybXbi2 #nowplaying … https://t.co/Y54GxzKGxL — #nowplaying (@now_playing___) December 16, 2015@Adele you should do a duet with Dela Maranga she has a cover of Hello in Swahili. It’s beautiful. Would do more for world peace than the UN — David Stalker (@DavidStalker) December 14, 2015last_img read more