Sage Johnson

5 Tips for Organizing Your Digital Photos

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Our smartphones make it a cinch to capture every moment, from fancy entrées to goofy candids and enough selfies to fill the cloud. It’s estimated that 1.2 trillion photos will be taken in 2017, which begs the question: How will we ever organize them all?

Photo management has become such a conundrum in our modern lives that you can actually hire a personal photo organizer to tackle the task for a fee. But thanks to our handy guide, you can save yourself the money — and perhaps use it to buy some actual prints of all those digital photos.

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Which Furniture Fabric Works Best for Your Lifestyle?

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When choosing new furniture, one of the most important — and sometimes confusing — considerations is fabric selection. From kids and pets to dirty shoes and spilled drinks, you need material that can stand up to everyday life. But how do you know what’s best?

First, consider how the furniture will be used. If your furniture will be subjected to heavy wear, like a couch in a central area of your home, it’s best to choose a tough, durable fabric that’s easy to clean and can withstand daily use. In these cases, look for tightly woven fabrics with high thread counts (the number of threads per square inch). Also consider who will be using your new furniture. If you invite pets onto the couch, for example, consider a microfiber or faux leather since these fabrics can withstand extra wear and tear.

No matter what you’re shopping for, the following guide will help you better understand the different types of upholstery fabric in order to make the best choice for you and your family.

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4 Things Every Sports Fan Needs for Game Day

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Game day is about more than just sports. It’s about creating the ultimate fan experience complete with family, friends, and a jalapeño popper or two. But first, consider your watching environment. Is your TV up to snuff, so you know you won’t miss a single moment? Oh, and how is the sound? Do you feel like you’re part of the action? Can your friend, who’s just there for the snacks, still get comfy even if he’s not glued to the game? We’ve rounded up everything an enthusiast needs to play nice all season long, no matter which sport you love.

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5 Tips for Choosing Colors That Create Mood

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Before painting the living room, kitchen, entry or any other room in your home, the first consideration should be how you want to feel in the space. Although the colors you choose are a direct reflection of your personality, they are also a trigger for moods and feelings. We’ve provided several tips on how to find inspiration for a color palette that fits how you want your home to feel.

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How a Home Theater Takes Gaming to a New Level

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Today’s gaming systems like the Microsoft Xbox One S and Sony PlayStation 4 are designed to fully immerse you in full-on video game action. But playing on a small TV with built-in speakers is like trying to experience an NFL game while sitting in your car outside the stadium: you miss a lot. By integrating your video game console with a high performance home theater system from Rent-A-Center, you can create an entirely new gaming experience for all your favorite games, from Guitar Hero and FIFA to Halo and Minecraft.

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