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US Navy Veteran Gives Thanks for the Opportunity to Start His Own Business

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U.S. Navy Veteran Derek Harris Gives Thanks for the Opportunity to Start His Own Business

Derek Harris is veteran of the United States military, having served 6 years in the Navy. Like many other veterans, he was faced with the question of what to do with his life after active duty. The United States is a nation where its citizens are free to pursue the American Dream. Derek Harris did just that and started his own Tailored Living franchise business. Looking back, he is very thankful to have had the opportunity.

“One of the greatest things about this country is that we are all free to pursue our aspirations,” said Derek Harris. “Whatever we can dream up, we can make happen. In my case, I’m very thankful to be able to run my own Tailored Living business!”

Veterans often make ideal franchise business owners because the skills they obtain while in the military can be directly applied to the business environment. These skills include discipline, leadership, determination and teamwork. Plus, franchise businesses have set structures and support systems similar to those in place in the military.

“When I was in the Navy, we had an established protocol to follow in order to accomplish objectives,” said Derek. “We also had a team-oriented support system, something I’ve experienced from the Tailored Living corporate team that I’m thankful to have.”

As a way to give back and encourage veterans to become franchise business owners, Tailored Living has launched the Million Dollar Franchise Event which grants a significant discount off the purchase of a Tailored Living franchise. For more information please click here.



Functional Garage Organization Solutions

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Store Your Seasonal Belongings Easily with Functional Garage Organization Solutions from Tailored Living

The holiday season is a magical time, beautiful white snow on the ground, everyone in happy spirits, and friends and family gathering to share in each other’s good company. But despite the holiday cheer, it is also the time of year where husbands and wives find themselves wrestling the holiday decorations down from the attic, up from the basement and out of their yearlong hibernation. And every year they vow to organize their decorations and make them more accessible next year to decrease the stress that comes with taking down and setting up all the seasonal décor. This year, store your seasonal decorations, sports gear, apparel, and equipment in an easy to access and well-organized area – your garage!

The garage has plenty of space that is often wasted by poor organization or even a complete lack of garage organization solutions. There are many ways to convert your cluttered garage into an organized and streamlined space used for storing your seasonal belongings. There are two main spaces of your garage that are perfect for storage; these areas are the walls and the ceilings. Now, when it comes to finding the right garage storage solutions for your specific situation, you have to take into account what kind of space you are working with. Can you install full sized garage cabinetry units along the sides and back of your garage? If you can, that may be your best option for storage of larger objects. If you don’t have enough room for full-sized cabinets, you can always try implementing customized garage shelving that will keep your items organized and off the ground. OR you can go with the widely popular gridwall racks available through your local Tailored Living. Gridwall racks provide a garage storage solution that can work for anything from bicycles to tennis balls and everything in between.

Aside from the walls spanning your garage, you have an entire space of ceiling that is often overlooked by homeowners. Overhead storage is the perfect garage organization solution for seasonal decorations, sports gear, equipment, and apparel. It stays out of the way for the majority of the year, but when you need it, it is easily accessible!

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The Best Places in Your Home for a Murphy Bed

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The Best Places in Your Home for a Murphy Bed

However much you may want to, it can be impossible to invite friends and family to stay over for the holidays if you don’t have a place to put them up. Maybe you converted your old guest room into a home office, or maybe your son is home from college and he needs his room back, either way, a Murphy bed might be the perfect solution this holiday season and every holiday season to come.

There is no rule that says where you have to put your Murphy bed, each home is unique and allows for different locations for an extra bed. Take some time to assess the space situation in your home and determine where a Murphy bed might work best. That being said, some of the best places for a Murphy bed are usually rooms that don’t get a lot of traffic. Home offices are often designed with space for a guest to spend the night on an air mattress, but with a Murphy bed, you can easily use that same space, but with a beautiful wall bed. If your children’s’ rooms are a bit on the small side, a Murphy bed could be the perfect solution to allow them a perfect bed to sleep in, while still offering them a place for activities once the bed has been folded away.

Murphy beds are perfect for game rooms, and attics or basements if they have been remodeled and instead of using a futon in your living room, try a Murphy bed disguised as part of the cabinetry! Murphy beds can really work in any room as long as there is enough available space to work with.

Wherever you decide is the perfect place for your new Murphy bed, don’t forget to give your local Tailored Living a call to help create the perfect customized design for your home’s personal style. Tailored Living organizational specialists will also complete the measurements, design, and installation of your customized bed! You still have time to get a new Murphy bed for Christmas, don’t wait, call today!



Tailored Living CEO Chad Hallock Gives Thanks to Veterans

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A Warm Thanks to Military Veterans from Tailored Living and Budget Blinds CEO Chad Hallock

Every year, the Thanksgiving holiday marks a time to reflect and give thanks to those who have enriched our lives and have helped us succeed. Whether they are friends, relatives or mentors, it is a great opportunity to extend our appreciation. This Thanksgiving, Budget Blinds and Tailored Living co-founder and CEO, Chad Hallock, would like to give thanks to one group in particular: veterans of the United States military.   

“I came from a very modest background and often struggled to make ends meet growing up,” said Chad Hallock. “I decided to take charge of my future and founded Budget Blinds with my brother and three close friends. Through hard work and dedication, we managed to grow it into a successful franchise business. We later founded its sister company Tailored Living. I truly believe that this was made possible in large part by the selfless sacrifices our veterans have made over the years to protect the American Dream.”

Since the birth of this nation, the proud members of the United States Armed Forces have indeed put everything on the line to ensure that we live in a country where every citizen is free to pursue their dreams. In Chad’s case, his dream was to start his own business and now he would like to make that dream possible for veterans as well. He and the other Tailored Living and Budget Blinds founders are doing this by launching the Million Dollar Franchise Event which grants significant discounts off the purchase of either franchise system.

“Launching the Million Dollar Franchise Event is our way of giving back to veterans. We want to give them the opportunity to live the American Dream of owning their own business; the same opportunity they helped give us when we founded Tailored Living and Budget Blinds,” said Chad Hallock.

This Thanksgiving, let’s all remember to give thanks to the brave veterans of the U.S. military for all they have done for this country. For more information on the Million Dollar Franchise Event, please click here.



Prepare Your Kitchen for Guests with a New Pantry Design in Time for the Holidays

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Prepare Your Kitchen for Guests with a New Pantry Design in Time for the Holidays

Tired of spending valuable cooking time searching through piles of spices, ingredients, and that one can of dried tomatoes that you know you bought but can’t remember where you put it? If this sounds familiar, maybe it’s time to consider a new pantry design.

The kitchen and its surrounding area is often the hub of holiday gatherings and is one of the most important rooms in the house during the holidays. Guests will come to the kitchen to talk and to drink and of course to eat! You will want to make sure that your kitchen is ready to handle the increase in foot traffic. It is best to use your new pantry designto stow any items that were on your kitchen counters. Items left on counters run the risk of being knocked over, broken or spilled with a large group of people milling about the kitchen counters. The smart and safe thing to do is to incorporate more storage into  new pantry designsand to organize your kitchen supplies and ingredients in a way that both makes sense and is easy for you to retrieve when necessary.

There are many options available to you in terms of storage for your new pantry design. Tailored Living has a plethora of storage options ranging from customized spice racks, slide out bins to hold produce, and specialized wine racks built specifically to fit your new pantry design. Storage doesn’t have to be fancy, simple shelving – when done right – can really give you the space you were looking for in your new pantry design. For example, many people have shelving in their pantries, but waste large amounts of space by keeping such large gaps in between the shelves. With customized shelving from Tailored Living, you will be making the most out of every inch of space available to you.

To turn your pantry design ideas into reality,give the local specialists at Tailored Living a call today. A Tailored Living home organization specialist will be happy to perform an in-home consultation in which they will talk you through all options and upgrades available to you. What are you waiting for? Get started today!