Friday, August 28, 2009

Extra, Extra Read All About It - For All Those That Like To Take Photos, Look At This!

This is a great site. If you like looking at beautiful photos or taking them. This is a Great site. One limit is that if you want to add your photos they have to be of the state of Utah. They are creating a book that have photos of Utah in it. They want photos that are for these areas:

1. Friendly faces
2. Arts, culture and food
3. Sports and recreation

(Real Salt Lake- Soccer Team)

Things to do for recreation, like fishing on the Provo River.

4. Scapes of all sorts (landscapes)

(Arches National Park, Utah )

5. Everyday life
6. News worthy
7. Pets
8. Schools and institutions

(University of Utah)

What could you see of this great state of Utah? Check it out for yourself to see what people add to the collection.

This is were you find the site: Capture My Utah

If you would just like to look and vote on the things that go into the book, that is open to anyone.
It is fun to look and see what people are putting in and say if you like it or not. This could be fun to see how this process goes. It might catch on for the rest of the USA as well. What a great idea.

Do you want to help? If you are a person that likes taking photos and would like to get noticed this would be a good free way of doing that. If you are one that gets published in the book or if you have a lot that are being voted on and people like them - you get noticed.

If you are someone that like looking and voting then you can help as well. No limit to where you are from for that part of this process.

We would like to hear your comments about the site. Please leave them, we love to read them.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Thursday, August 27, 2009

How To Find Home Office Furniture That Is Comfortable For You ?

One secret to keeping the your home office happy is by keeping
you as comfortable in the office that you work in. The more
comfortable you are, the less stress that you feel when
reporting for work.

Furthermore, less stress means greater productivity on
your part and better profits at the end of the day.

When looking for a comfortable office furniture, one aspect
that buyers should look into is, is how adjustable are the
chairs or a computer table.

An adjustable piece of furniture means that you can
tweak it to a setting where those in your office are
most comfortable.

In contrast to that, you may have to struggle with
fixed furniture to make yourself more comfortable in
using it which definitely wastes a lot of time.

Furniture that provides cushioning can also help make
you feel more comfortable. In chairs for example, those
with enough cushioning help prevent strain on the lower

Lower back pain is one of the most common injuries in the
workplace. Thus, minimizing it helps maintain the your
health and productivity.

Comfort in the case of the office also means the ease of
moving things around when needed. Having computer tables
with wheels, for example, is a better option than those

The latter are easier to transport and thus cuts the time
needed in moving them.

When you usually spending a third of their day at the
office, it is most important to make your comfort one of
the office’s paramount concerns. That way, you stay
healthy, happy and productive.

If you can get more done in a shorter amount of time,
you can have more fun.

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Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wall Decals Help Make Any Space Look Better!

This is a great way to use decals to enhance the room. If it is your home office, living room, a child's bedroom, kitchen or anywhere in the house. They can add interest to that room. If you want to see some ways that they can be used visit HGTV they have two examples of how they can be used.

They can be placed on the wall, even on a window. They stick to the wall without hurting the wall. They come off without a problem. They are great for apartments, dorm rooms, office. They can be taken down without hurting the wall or other places that you put them on.

Now you know how easy they are to put up. Easy to change. What can you think of to use them for?

This is how to make your own decals. No mess or fuss.

Have fun with the decals. Where can you find to put them? Dress up some furniture. How about the ceiling? What can you imagine to do with them. How often do you want to change the look of your room?

Let us know how you would use them, where would you use them?

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Home Office Furniture, How To Organize It?

It would be cool to have every imaginable piece of office
furniture in an office. However, this is not only
impractical, it is also impossible.

The secret behind well-organized offices (at least in terms
of the furniture it owns) lies not on the variety of
furniture they have but on how well they place each
available piece on the office space.

Organizing the office furniture begins with the familiarity
of the office’s floor plan. Being armed with that knowledge
helps a lot when deciding the right size and amount of
furniture to procure.

Another thing is that the office should know very well what
work needs to be done there. It is also the key to buying
the right kind of furniture.

For example, there is no need to buy a full-sized desk when
all that an employee would do on it is to receive phone
calls. This also saves time in narrowing down the choices
for the right furniture.

The future should also be taken into account when buying
office furniture. Will there be enough space to accommodate
additional furniture in the future?

Knowing this helps prevent headaches in organizing things
at a later time.

Finally, the choice of a portable or fixed furniture should
be considered. Choosing the former makes things easy to
move around when they have to be reorganized.

This is kind of set up is good for cubicles. The latter, on
the other hand, is ideal for executive offices where not a
lot of restructuring usually happens.

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Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Friday, August 21, 2009

Home Office - The Need For Professional Looking Furniture!

Working at home is becoming a common trend in a lot of
fields nowadays. A lot of people prefer this kind of set-up
because they can have flexible work schedules and
work-at-home parents can have more time with their

But when meeting clients, they cannot entertain them in
their living rooms which is why having a home office is

Home offices are usually small since most of the actual
space is dedicated to the house itself. But being small
doesn’t mean that the office has to look drab.

It still has to create a good impression on every client
who walks in there. It is therefore important to have at
least decent pieces of furniture in a home office.

Creating a good impression doesn’t mean that the furniture
has to be pricey. To people who work at home, the budget is
tighter than big offices which is why price will play an
important role when buying a home office furniture.

Another consideration is that the furniture has to be
compact. As mentioned earlier, home offices are usually
small which is why getting a space-saving furniture is a
better option than full-sized ones.

Also, the furniture in a home office should reflect the
image of the person’s work. Since he/she is working at
home, serious-looking furniture has to be turned down in
favor of homey-looking ones which border on the

The demands of a home office in terms of the furniture may
not be as great as compared to its larger counterparts, but
they usually have the same set of considerations like the
price, function and the image of the office that they help

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Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A Wonderful Blog Post By Our Friends Hugo and Roxanne!

This is a wonderful post that was posted on our friend blog. Hugo and Roxanne have a wonderful blog that is a joy to read. On there blog it is good new Thursday. They shared what people in Detroit , Michigan are doing. It has to do with fresh fruits and vegies. Fresh fruits and vegies are not new, but it is how they get the fresh fruits and vegies. We wish that it was available for us as well.

To learn what they are doing go visit: Hugo and Roxanne . This goes right along with the story that Hugo and Roxanne have. It is a post that we did a month or two ago. This one is on gardening but it has a twist to it. Both of these stories have twists to them. They are also about the fresh fruits and vegies.

This is where to find the other story, go to: Gardening . We hope that you will enjoy both of these stories that have twists to them.

Maybe if more people know about them they will catch on all over the USA to help a lot of people.

This is another great blog post from another great blog done by Susan. This is another twist on gardening that just might catch on here in the USA. Go to: Another benefit at work . Susan writes for the Baltimore Sun and has a blog on gardening. Such a nice blog to visit if you like to garden .

Let us know how you like these stories. Leave your comments.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

What A Wonderful Looking Home In Huston!

This is a blog post that needs to be shared. This home is in Huston, it is beautiful. Do not miss it, it is worth looking at. The kitchen is a wonderful gray. This is where you can take a look at it. It is on the Material Girl blog

See what you would like to add to your rooms. We found a few things for our home.

Please leave your comments we would like to read them.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Picking The Right Office Furniture For Your Home Based Business!

If you have a home based business with or without employees.
You have a need for office furniture. There are basic things
that all offices need. Some of these things depend on how many
people you have working for you (if any.)

Each office has its own requirements of office furniture to
get the job done. However, there are some basic pieces of
office furniture that every office shouldn’t be without.

Below is a list of them along with a basic description of
their functions:

Desk - this is a basic need in every office. Whether it is
to have something to place a computer on or just a space to
sign documents, the desk performs functions that are
essential to every office.

Chair - with the desk comes the chair. Office employees sit
on one throughout the day which is why chairs should be
comfortable and ergonomic.

(click to see video)

Shelves - books of whatever kind that the office needs and
owns should be placed on shelves. But it does not only
provide a space to store books, it also helps organize them
to make them easier to find.

Filing Cabinet - every office has important documents to
keep and to organize. The filing cabinet does the job while
at the same time keeping them secure. It is especially
needed by companies who have sensitive documents in their

Cubicles - although shunned by most employees, the cubicle
helps the office divide a large office space into teams,
for example, without having to build permanent walls.

Unlike the other furniture mentioned above, this one needs
more careful planning before it is bought to make it work
effectively for the office.

These basic pieces of office furniture are needed by every
organization. That is why careful considerations should be
made before acquiring them.

Offices could use advice from manufacturers and interior
designers to help them make the right decision.

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Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Cleaning, Cleaning, Without The Fumes!

This is a place that will give you some ideas on cleaning the house without all the chemicals and fumes. You can make them yourself from things that you already have in the home. They are less cost. They do not hurt you to breath them. Check it out at Home Made Cleaning Solutions .

What better way to clean the home than with natural products.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Home Improvement, What Gives The Best Return On Your Money?

With the times that we are in now, more people are doing remodeling in the home that they have at this time. They are doing home improvements instead of moving to the bigger house with bigger payments. What kind of improvements give you the best return on the money spent. Top on the list is:
* Kitchens
* Bathrooms

They give about an 80 % return on the money that you spend.

Some of the things that do not do as well are these:

* Home office
* Specialized spaces
* New roof
* Swimming pool

The reasons for this is like with the-
* Home office- If you are taking space from bedrooms to do the office and adding expensive finishing in it. A lot of people do not want to pay high dollars for an office.
* Specialized spaces- These might take space that would be better used for other things that are better suited to more people's lives.
* New roof- This is a necessity, so people do not want to pay big $$$ for the most expensive one that you can find.
* Swimming pools- The upkeep gets in the way here. Some parts of the country they are expected, but for most parts of the country they are not, so the upkeep gets in the way. Safety is another reason.

Some extra tips:
* To get the best returns on your investment scour local listings to see what's standard in your area and bring your decor up to speed -but don't go way above that or you will not get that money out of the house.
* If you put to much of a personal touch on things it could make it a lot harder when it is time to sell the house.

Please leave your comments. It helps us to improve what we do.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Six Things To Do Before You Want To Sell To Get The Most Out Of Your Home!

Do not go for the big home improvements just before you want to sell. It might not be done on time and it costs a lot of money that you may not get back when you sell. Go with the budget friendly things instead. Small and simple. Stick with the inexpensive upgrades that can make a huge difference in the home's saleability. This get you the most bang for your buck. They are:

1. Fix what is broken.
* If the heater does not work - repair it.
* Cracked ceiling.
* A torn screen door. This is what people are going to see first. Take it off or repair it.
* Door bell that does not work.

People are going to look at these things and say If they can not change the light bulb or fix that faucet what else is wrong with the house and they will ask a lower price for the house. So repair all the things that need to be fixed.

2. Create the best looking curb appeal that you can.
* Freshen up the look with paint on the house.
* Make sure that the lawn is watered and mowed, flower beds are well taken care of. Do not forget to add different colors in the plants in the yard.
* Things are taken care of in the repairs in the driveway and side walks.
* Paint or replace the front door. This is the first thing that people will see.
* Over grown plants- cut them back or take them out.

The first impression is going to make the difference between people going WOW can not wait to see this house or people driving by.

3. Lighten Up.
* Box up your collectibles. A lot of people are going to be going through the house. You do not want them stolen or broken.
* De-clutter your home. Box it up (this helps when you are moving as well it is already boxed up.)
* Take down family photos. You want those coming though the house to see themselves in the house and they can not do that with your family photos everywhere. Put up neutral art instead.
* Take down outdated wallpaper or paint over that bright red paint. A new coat of paint does wonders for the home. Paint it in a neutral color that more people will enjoy.
* Change the light bulbs to the highest wattage for that fixture possible.

You want thing to look as big as possible in the home. You want as many people as possible to like your house, so that you can sell quickly for the highest amount possible.

4. Modernize for less
* Paint kitchen cabinets and change the hardware.
* Change the counter tops.(If needed)
* Update the light fixtures and faucets.

* Update the appliances
* For the bathroom, new paint, mirror, change the lighting fixtures, put down tile on the floor, change the sink to a pedestal one. Bathrooms are smaller they do not take as much tile.

* Change window treatments.

Kitchens and Bathrooms get a 80 % return of the money spent on them when you sell.

5. If your basement is unfinished, finish it.

Put up the sheet rock and put down the floor covering. This will give buyers more living space, adding more value to the home.

6. Go Green

Things that help the home save on energy cost like: replace drafty windows, updating appliances, insulation.

Please leave your comments. We love to read them.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Monday, August 10, 2009

Clean And Sanitize The Kitchen And Still Be Green!

Green cleaning that does better for the killing of grimes in the kitchen and is better for the environment. Check out this website that shows how to use these things: Green Cleaning .

Make your own cleaners.

Clean the toilet with this ????? mystery product.

Clean your house in 10 minutes, for when for when people say we are in the neighborhood can we stop by.

Hope that these help this site has much more, keep looking. Check out the one on getting ink out of clothes (when the pen leaks on your husbands shirts.)

Please leave your comments. We love to read them.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Is It Time To Change The Look Of Your Room With No Cost?

The above room looks crowded. The focal point of the room, the fireplace is not shown off well. It is not in play at all with the rest of the room. A lot of unused space in this room. It is not inviting at all to stay in this room.
Above the furniture has been arranged differently. All the focus is on the fireplace with the furniture in front of it so that everyone can enjoy it.

Their is more furniture in this second one by one thing the sofa table. Everything else is in both. This one looks less crowded then the first. The flow of the room is better than the first. Their are three other areas in this room besides the main grouping in front of the fireplace. First to the left of the french doors is a reading area. Then going around the room-both corners by the fireplace is the two ottomans for extra seating when needed. Finally the right side of the french doors is armoire that can store the home office things. Hide it away when not in use. It also is a place to store other things as well. It has walking room around the furniture. Clear path to the doors.

Above is the list of all the things in the room in both room arrangements ( with the exception of the sofa table that is only in the second one.)

If you would like to do your own room arrangement ( click the link). You can move things around without hurting your back. See what looks best and then do it in the room and you will know the outcome before you start. Do you want a new look to your room without buying new things- move things around. Have fun doing it.

This is a great way to figure out those hard to do rooms. Maybe they have an odd shape. Long and narrow. Use the trick that we did above, use different sections for different things. Divide it up into different groupings. Make a vocal point for the room even it the room does not have one. Use paint to make it. Paint one wall a different color. For a long and narrow room, you can break it up a little by using screens to divide the room up a little. Shelves that are open front and back work well for this without totally blocking that part of the room from the rest.

Please leave your comments, we love to read them.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Friday, August 7, 2009

If You Like To Go To Farmers Markets, Look At This!

This is a site that you can find local farmers markets and other places like that for the things that are grown here in the local areas. You put your zip code in and it gives the places close to you. Check it out, it is called Local Harvest . They have good information on the site as well as where you can find the local markets.

If you would like to grow your own food for your family this is a great place to learn. These are very good videos that can help you grow food for your family in a small space or in containers.
They are by Patti Moreno garden girl tv.

Adding fruit trees in your gardens.

Adding fruit to your garden.

Train vine plant to grow up the supports.

Add a water pond to your yard for beauty and the plant that you can grow around it.

Enjoy the back yard garden and the food that can be grown their.

We love to read your comments, please leave them.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Now this is a way to add storage to any room. Add beauty and style to the room as well. We enjoy going to the home shows that they show things like this and so much more. To see for yourself how good that this looks. It comes from the HEAVENLY DOOR COMPANY .

Where can you think to put one of these doors? The entrance to the child's play room. An office. The closet. The pantry. The laundry area.

How great is that, it is a HIDE-A-DOOR BOOKSHELF.

Can you think of other areas that it can be added to? Leave us a comment.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing unscrambled"

Make The Changes In The Home For Those That Have Special Needs.

Many people have special need that make it that the home has to be changed to let them live life the best that they can. For people that are getting older it get harder to get in and out of the tub. They worry that they will fall. Barrier free showering is one way to help this.

It can be more than physical things that are a problem.

Make the changes to the home that you are in now.

These are things that you can think of when you are younger so that you are able to live well when you need it most. There are people that can help with these kinds of things. Make the changes that need to be made to help yourself.

These are some places that can help with the bathroom, go to Re Bath and AKW Medi Care . There are others that can help with safety in the home. Doctors are a person to ask. They know a lot of the people to talk to to get help with this.

We would like to hear from you, leave your comments.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Having An Enregy Efficient Home Can Save You Money!

These are five ways that you can help your home to save you money all year long. As cost keep going up all the time. These can help you keep your budget under control. The five things are:

* Replace old windows
* Add insulation to the walls and attic
* Update an old furnace
* Update an old air conditioner
* Update that old tank water heater to a tankless water heater.
* Update old appliances

1. If your rooms are drafty in the winter time by your windows they need to be replaced. If the cold air can get in, the warm air is going out. Adding to the heating cost of the home.
Double pain windows help to keep more of the cold out in the winter, warm air in the summer. This helps with the heating and cooling of your home.

2. Adding insulation to the walls and attic help to keep the heat in your home in the winter and the heat out in the summer. Helping with the heating and cooling costs.
3. Updating the old furnace. It will be better on the amount of energy that you use.
4. Update the air conditioning. It takes a lot of energy to cool the home as well.
5. Replacing the old tank water heater with a tankless water heater can save a lot of money. A tankless water heater heats the water as you need it not all day long when you are not even home.
It takes up less space and it will not leak water all over your floors when it goes out.

6.Update appliances can save on energy costs as well.

If you do these updates a little at a time they are not to much to handle on your budget. They will all pay for themselves with the energy savings that you will do over the years.

We like your comments. They are nice to read and learn from.

Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"