Attitude Problem: How to Avoid a Horrible Roommate Legally

By nature, we humans are friendly. We smile and make friends with strangers. And there are even times that we treat and welcome them as our roommates. Of course, there are a lot of advantages when we have someone to share our home with. There will be fun and excitement every day. They can also be your life savior when at times you need them.

However, there are just some roommates that are a total opposite of what you have expected them to be. They might be rude, no manners, horrible, discourteous, inconsiderate, insulting or even worse. You even think and wonder how come you have welcomed them and stay with your roommate? Well, for some reasons, you will eventually learn their true color on the latter part of their stay. For some, having a roommate is a blessing. While other considered it as a nightmare!

Some of you here who have this kind of roommate might want to avoid or get rid of them. Well, it is now possible. In a legal way, of course. Here’s how:

Communication is the key

Communication is one of the very important factors that you should not miss to do. When communicating, it is a two-way process. For instance, you’re going to talk about a particular issue with your roommate, and he listens. Vice versa. Talking about the problem is one of the common solutions whenever a problem arises. Yes, you might feel awkward about it, but who cares? You both need to solve the problem immediately to avoid making it worse.

If you think that your roommate doesn’t have any plans to talk about the problem with you at all, then you might want to try initiating it first. You might not know, they are just shy to talk to your first. When you both communicate, you will understand what the problem really is and why it is a problem. Of course, if you both understand each other, there will be a harmony between the both of you.

Off-the-record roommates

There are just times that we sense something that is so off when it comes to our roommate. And later did we know that they are an off-the-record tenant (e.g. an inhabitant who has not signed a lease of agreement). With this matter, communication might be useful, but make sure that you include the landlord when you talk about the issue. This matter already involves the landlord, since he/she is the one who will decide who gets in and goes out. Of course, you have the right to know how come they are living with you when he/she is not a legal tenant of the house. You are just concern with your safety.

Generally, when this happens and you want to get rid of your roommate, you have to make sure that there will be a written statement declaring that the roommate arrangement has ended should suffice. If not, then at least, provide your roommate with a deadline for leaving, at least 15-3o days from the date of the notice. Just make sure that the roommate actually receives the document and understands what he/she is reading.

Settle the problem in court

When talks are already not useful, then seeing them in court might help. Usually, courts are the least one wants to do since it is already a hassle on the part of the complainant, and of course, for your roommate. But if there is a need to settle things once and for all, the court is what you need. You just want to hope that your roommate will take the hint and gracefully exit to avoid inconvenience on both parties.

Usually, the court staff will give you a date and time for an eviction hearing, and you must be prepared for the legal documents that you need to present to them. With that, the court will likely grant the petition, and your roommate will have no choice but to leave.

Home + Minions = Awesome DIY Home Décor

Shout out to minions!!! Who hasn’t heard yet about minions? Everybody does, right? From kids, teens to adults, minions are popular. They are everywhere, be it in memes, miniatures, and even food chains are promoting the little cute yellow creature who loves bananas.

And if you are one of those minion fans, you’d definitely do whatever you want just to get that lovely little thing – and a collection of those is one step you’d definitely do. However, when you are an avid fan, you just don’t end up collecting, you would want to go to the next level and decorate your home with minions.

Whether you are living in a house and lot at Cavite or any other real estate, you certainly can decorate your home with minions, And I’ll tell you, it’s going to be an impressive home décor you’d going to have. Well, it’s mostly a DIY. That means you have to be creative and imaginative in decorating for you to achieve the desired outcome.

If you are curious about how you can have them at home, below are some examples of how you can decorate your home with minions.

1. Make cool minions with terracotta pots and outdoor paint

If you have a garden at home, you might want to have some changes. Instead of using an ordinary flower pot, why don’t you turn it into a minion pot?

Things you’ll need:
2 big flower pots
12 small flower pots
Paint (yellow, blue, black, gray, white)

With these materials, you can form a minion pot. Well, you can have the 2 big flower pots as the body of the minion, the 8 small flower pots would be on the left and right hand of the minion, and the other 4 small containers would be for the feet on both sides. Use the string as the handle for both hands and feet. And for you not to be confused with what you’re going to do, especially when it comes to its color, you better have a picture beside you for you to follow.

2. Paint mason jars into minions

Aside from the miniature that you already have collected, you can also have minions made out from a mason jar or any other small jars. And instead of throwing your jars away, be creative in making your cute minion.

Things you’ll need:
Mason jars or other small jars
Paint  (yellow, blue, black, gray, white)

With the use of the right color, it will be easier for you to paint the jars since it is small. You just have to make sure that before you’re going to put the minion’s eyes and/or mouth, make sure that the color of his body is properly and completely dry, for as not to jeopardize the design.

3. Garden tool tire holder

If you have any used tire in your backyard, you can definitely also used it to make a garden tool tire minion. This is the time when you got to be creative when it comes to the storage of your garden tools such as your rake, shovel, hand pruner, utility bucket and other garden tools that you will need in gardening.

Things you need:

3 tires (or as many as you want)
Paint (yellow, blue, black, gray, white)

In painting the tires, since its color is originally black, you have to make sure that it is properly coated with the right color. If you think that the application of the paint is just light, then you have to paint it again, for the black colored tire not to be seen. Do this step with the other tires. Let the paint dry first under the heat of the sun before filling it on the top of the other tires. And as for its hands, you can use a tube steel metal for it.

Doing these DIY home decorations is simple yet fun to do. Of course, it is not just you who will love the design, I’m sure, your kids and/or visitors will appreciate how you creatively make a minion out of your used things. Well, you just to be imaginative enough for you to make it the way you wanted it to be.



Top 7 Interior Styling Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Believe it or not, we all do commit mistakes when it comes to designing our home. Some of you here might wonder, why is there such thing as mistakes when you got to do what you want when it comes to designing and/or decorating your home? Yes, the interior design of our home will depend on the things we want to have and enjoy. However, there are just certain guidelines you need to follow for you to achieve your desired outcome.

However, there are just times that what we know is right, it is actually not right at all. And the worst thing is, we continue to make the same mistakes even if we know that it is not an appropriate thing to do. That is why some of us here are not contented with their arrangements at home. If there is anything that is more frustrating to experience, I’ll tell you, it is when we see our crooked arrangements at home.

Although we sometimes feel guilty of these things, we have to remember that there are also certain mistakes in interior designs that we need to avoid. Below are the top 5 interior styling mistakes that we are guilty of, and we need to avoid these things next time.

1. Matching everything

Whether you like it or not, you have to try avoiding the use of all matching furniture sets, matching frames, and/or any other matching decals. If you want to have a stylish home, you also have to try variations of arrangements. Try to be creative. You will eventually realize that there are so many things you can pair with particular furniture. That is, of course, with a twist. It this is a creative way to mix and match furniture at home.

2. Spreading out a collection

If you are a kind of person who loves to collect, try not to display your collectibles in every room. The tendency when you do such, it will diminish the beauty of your collection. Instead, display it in one place to create more impact.

3. Everything with the same height

Try to observe things that are lined up with the same height, boring, isn’t it? If you want to have an interesting arrangement, why don’t you try varying the height of things grouped together? Well, you can also have it in a group of three’s and make sure that they are in different height.

4. Empty spaces

Having an empty space in your home is one of the common mistakes most homeowners make. We all know that there are just times that we have nothing to put in that particular space; that is why we leave it empty. However, this is still a mistake that we need to avoid. Having an empty space at home looks like unfinished and uninviting – and not to mention, it’s boring. Well, you better think of a thing/furniture that would create an interesting arrangement of that empty space.

5. Over-accessorizing

Unlike filling up an empty space, you have to make sure that it will not look too crowded. The more things/furniture that you put in a particular space, it will also not nice to look at. Sometimes, it could be an annoying thing to have. Yes, there are also times that we want to overdo it, but don’t control.

6. Fake greenery

This is definitely a no-no. We understand that sometimes, we just don’t have a garden where we can just pick some flowers, or we don’t have time to go to the flower shop to buy our favorite flower. However, this doesn’t mean that you are going to put fake greenery in your home. It degrades the thought of having and decorating plants.

7. Lack of meaning and personality

One of the reasons why we decorate is to have lived in our home. Without it, our house may not be called as our home. We decorate because we wanted it to be the way we wanted it to be based on the things we usually like. Well, if you are a kind of person who likes to collect antiques, then you may also have a vintage style of home. It will always be up to you. When there is a meaning behind it, then you will be motivated and be proud that you have such nice and amazing interior design.

6 Qualities of a Kid-Friendly Community

Before deciding where and what kind of property that you want to invest, one of the most important things for you to consider is its community – whether if it is a kid-friendly community or not. Well technically, this applies to homebuyers who have their kids living with them. Making sure that their kids can safely play around their home and with their neighbors is one of the most top priority homebuyers look into.

Considering the fact that there are a lot of real estate properties available in the Bonifacio Global City alone, it is undeniable that finding a place that is right and fit for our lifestyle can sometimes be difficult on our end. Of course, there will be a lot of careful thinking as to where and what kind of property are you going to choose, especially when it comes to the safety of your kids.

When choosing the right property, you have to make sure that these 6 qualities are included in your home standard. Some of you here might find this as “being picky,” however, these certain qualities can help you live a healthy lifestyle, without worrying about what’s going to happen next.

1. Tight security

Aside from the kind of property that you are going to choose and have, you should never forget about its security. You have to ask and make sure that that particular property has a highly tight security. From the security guard on your area – make sure that they roam around the community regularly to make sure there are no suspicious people that can enter any house, and to its security cameras that are installed in each street.

Sometimes, kids roam around the community on their own, and it is comforting to a parent that their kids are safe in the vicinity of the area.

2. Schools are nearby

At this young age, going to school is a must. And considering that they are vulnerable, having long travel in going to their respective school is not a good idea for them. As a parent, you should consider having a nearby school for them to have more energy to make friends and study more. Moreover, this will also give you an assurance that your kid is safe since you can look after them any time of the day.

3. Amenities kids can safely use and enjoy

Most of the kids, if not all, won’t definitely mind where and what kind of property that they are living, for as long as they have a place where they can make fun and enjoy, then they will be okay with it. Of course, their mind is focused on the things that they can play with. And availing the amenities for your kids to use and enjoy such as the swimming pool and/or playground within the community, you are giving your kids the opportunity to enjoy and learn more. And that what makes a kid – to enjoy life.

4. Flood-free

Whether you agree with me or not, there are some areas and/or real estate properties that are prone to flood. And not knowing what kind of property is a flood-free community can endanger your kids. Of course, you cannot deny that flood water is dirty, and it can cause your kids some sickness. And as a parent, you don’t want that to happen, right? Moreover, even if a flood-free community may be expensive, you should also take the safety of your kids seriously. Never mind the price, for as long as you know that your kid is safe, then you should avail that kind of property.

5. Proximity to health care

Since most of the kids are vulnerable to sickness such as flu, colds, cough, one of the best choice of property is having health care facilities near your community. With that, whenever you kids catch some flu and/or any other sickness, it will immediately be cured. Also, this is a convenient way to take good care of your kids, especially when he/she needs a regular check-up.

6. Close to malls and leisure centers

Ok, let’s admit! One of the past times we usually have is going to malls and/or leisure centers. We just love to go out with our kids and take them to their favorite restaurant. And for you to save time and effort, it is wise for you to choose a property that is near to malls. With that, it will definitely be a convenient on your part, especially when you have a lot of kids to bring with you.

Responsible Pet Ownership: How Ready Are You to Have a Pet At Home Image

Ok, let’s admit! We just can’t resist the natural charm and cuteness of our pets, right? As we all know, there will always be an advantage when you own a pet. You can have your pet as one of your stress relievers; you can also have them as your guard at home and of course, as your friend. That is why more and more people like to have their own pet at home. And the good news is that it doesn’t matter if you live in a condominium since there are already condos that are already pet-friendly. So, you can definitely have one in your condo unit.

Yes, there are a lot of advantages when you own one. However, owning a pet can also be demanding and daunting. If you are planning to have one at home, then you should know that there will be responsibilities that you need to consider. And knowing how to take good care of your pet is just one of the things that you need to do to be a responsible pet owner.

Moreover, owning a pet is a privilege since not all of us here is capable of having one. Well, before you decide to have your own pet, you need to determine whether you are ready or not. Below are some of the signs on how ready are you to have your own pet at home.

Picking the wrong pet

Deciding to own a pet without thinking whether it fits on the lifestyle that you have is definitely a big no. When you pick a pet that is high in maintenance and you are not staying always in your home, then there will be a big problem in taking care of your pet. Also, I’m sure you don’t want to have a pet that usually destroys your things at home, right? Before you decide, you have to be sure what kind of breed that will also fit your lifestyle.

Not offering enough exercise and activity

If you are planning to have your own pet at home, and you are a busy person, then finding time to make your pet exercise and do some activities might be hard on your end. The tendency when your pet doesn’t have enough exercise is that he/she might easily get sick. And having a sick pet can also be a hassle on your part, especially when you have so many things to attend to. Well, if you really like to have one, you have to make sure to find some time to let your dog walk around the ground.

Avoiding the veterinarian

One of the condo rules, when you decide to have your pet at your condo unit, is that you have to make sure that your pet is safe and healthy. And avoiding the veterinarian, since perhaps, you still don’t have enough budget for it, then you are taking your pet for granted. Well, owning a pet can also be a high maintenance after all.

Feeding improperly

One of the important things for you to know is how and what kind of food is advisable for your pet. Feeding them with the right food is the most basic thing that you need to know. Feeding them the wrong food might get them into obesity or be malnourish. And I’m sure you definitely don’t want that to happen to your pets, right? Before you buy their food, you have to check the labels and read the review, whether it is also best for your pet or not.

Failing to budget for dog expenses

If you think that you don’t have enough budget for your pet, then this is still not the time for you to own one. Again, owning a pet can also be a high maintenance, you have to make sure that you have enough budget for their food and for their health.

Letting behavior problems get out of control

This is definitely a no-no on condo rules. Knowing how to discipline your pets is a must for you to know. If you don’t care about it at all, then you will face a bigger problem later on. And of course, you are not fit to have your own condo pet.