Essential Workers During the Pandemic

Essential Workers During the Pandemic

The COVID 19 pandemic hit the world by storm. People were fearful and it seemed like this virus made everything shut down. Entertainment, restaurants, and other non essential businesses were closed. Schools shut down and people were out of the world. There were some people that still had to go to work even if things were not safe. The first responders still had to show up for their job and most of them had to deal with the ill. George Rutler feels that these first responders should be given the respect they deserve.

Rutler knows that things have been scary and many people were afraid. There were even some people that were afraid to go to work. There were others that did not have the choice. These people had to be brave and went about helping others.

The medical profession does not stop. These people are on the front lines and they are risking their health to take care of people that were sick. Doctors and nurses had to report for work every day. They were dealing with the sick and came in contact with COVID daily. There were shortages of protective equipment and yet they still went to work to try to help those that were ill.

Teachers kept on working during the pandemic. They offer instruction in person and online. Teachers worked overtime to figure out new ways to reach students and families. The schools that opened up put the teachers at risk and exposed them to students and the COVID yet they still went to work.

George Rutler believes that food service workers do not get the respect that they deserve. The one thing that the COVID pandemic did for these workers is to show how important they were. Grocery stores were experiencing shortages and people still had to eat. Food service workers were there cooking and serving the customers. They worked hard to keep the business going. Many of them have seen a decrease in hours and they are still working hard to make sure people get a hot meal. There are many other first responders that helped the community. There is the grocery store staff that had to check people out and make sure they were able to get the food.

During the pandemic, workers have really come together to keep the communities going. The essential workers did not stop. They did not have the option of giving up. Essential workers risked their lives for others. They were on the front lines when the COVID was the worst and was spreading like crazy. People did not know much about this condition and people still went to work to help others. They worked for the great good of the community. They were not worried about themselves but rather everyone else. These people kept the community going and were strong while everyone else was scared.

Revenge Traveling Post Pandemic

Revenge Traveling Post Pandemic

With the pandemic winding down, one can emerge stronger from the crisis and make the most of the return on demand. Judge Napolitano has predicted that tourism, both domestic and international, will proliferate as the pandemic winds down. Revenge travel is a polarizing subject, but it is a form of travel that is already underway and showing no signs of slowing down.

Travelers making a big statement with their holiday bookings after the closure are following a new trend, and it’s a great trend. The term was coined by someone known as the vengeful, and it suggests that it is the latest buzzword to know that the holidays are coming and that people can travel freely again.

Nearly everyone cancelled trips, parties, and family reunions last year. People are ready to take a dream vacation, but they have not yet been able to travel.

With COVID-19, many people cancelled travel plans they loved, be it a weekend getaway or the trip of a lifetime. Either way, recent surveys and a conversation with Judge Napolitano show that people want to catch up on missed travel opportunities before the crisis subsides. This has led the hotel and tourism industry to hope for a wave of “revenge trips,” with people taking extra trips and bragging, like Corona during the crisis, when they were denied these opportunities.

A survey by US hotel software provider Fuel Travel received similar responses from 10,500 respondents. A majority (55%) of respondents who cancelled trips due to COVID-19 indicated that they were considering rebooking. Overall, 59% said they planned to travel in 2020 and 14% planned to travel in 2021. Only 3% said they wanted to stay at home.

Many hope that a vaccine will restore normality, but it is impossible to say with certainty how it will affect safety and regulation. The pandemic has brought unexpected closures and sudden restrictions, and professional short-term landlords who understand the needs of their guests have introduced flexible cancellation policies to allow travelers to book their stay in an unpredictable landscape with confidence. If COVID-19 has taught anything, it is that although people try as hard as they can, they cannot control their own circumstances.

The global introduction of vaccines has helped to boost consumer confidence. The number of COVID-19 cases is lower, hospitalizations are declining, and positive tests are decreasing, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Travelers’ confidence is growing and this is good news for the travel industry.

One thing people have done is plan where they will go once the travel restrictions of COVID-19 are relaxed. Most Americans have been in the house much of the past year, cut off from relatives who live in different states. One source of freedom is that people go on beach holidays in the Caribbean, which is nice.

Despite the uneasy mood, many travel-friendly experts predict that revenge travelers will bring recreational tourism back with a bang, but others warn that revenge may not be as sweet as many would like.

Increasing The Value Of Ones Home: During The Pandemic

Increasing The Value Of Ones Home: During The Pandemic

In general, homes or real estate is considered a significant asset for persons in the United States and across the world, which is why most if not all homeowners aspire to have a house that will be envied by every neighbor. Whether or not one plans to sell their house may be highly beneficial for increasing their house. Most would think that increasing the value of their house would cost time, money, and resources, and most would be right, but IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE OR EVEN TIME-CONSUMING. Below I’ll highlight some ways how one can improve upon their house, effectively increasing its worth. Shalom Lamm, a realtor, recommends these home projects to many of his clients. 

1. Perform a thorough DIY inspection of the house.

The first thing one should do when trying to increase the value of a house is to perform a thorough inspection of its interior and exterior. Most houses have easily fixable and only minor problems (such as a leaking faucet or even a clogged drain) and won’t cost a single penny to fix. Hire an inspector to spot potential invisible problems to the untrained eye (such as faulty wiring or sockets). Hiring an inspector will not cause one to break the bank and prove highly beneficial in improving a house’s worth.

2. Increase the appeal of the house.

It is paramount that one make both the interior and exterior of their house more attractive to increase the house’s desirability. Homes that looks attractive on the outside makes a good impression on potential buyers, but having one that also has a beautiful interior might seal the deal. For the exterior, keep the outdoor space clean, apply fresh paint regularly, and keep the garden well-groomed. For the interior, the bathroom and kitchen should take top priority.

3. Outfit the interior with the essentials.

Another way one can increase the worth of their house or real estate is to outfit its interior with the essentials. Essentials (such as heating, insulation, and air conditioning) all play significant roles in determining one’s house’s overall worth. For instance, a house with heating in an area with constant cold weather will be worth more than one that doesn’t have such essentials. Adding these will no doubt increased a house’s desirability.

4. Make it energy efficient.

A simple truth to life is that absolutely no one wants to pay high electricity bills frequently. To save on electricity costs, one should strive to maximize energy productivity and utilize energy-saving techniques. Think about adjusting one’s mindset when it comes to energy usage. Switch to energy-efficient bulbs and switch off appliances when not using them. Additionally, utilizing things such as solar panels and solar water heaters also vastly help in conserving energy. These steps will help in combating high energy cost which will enhance one’s living experience.

When it comes to making one’s house more desirable, it takes time and dedication. Still, by following the four points outlined above, having a house that one can be proud of and highly desirable should be relatively easy. Shalom Lamm highly recommends looking at Pinterest for inspiration.