Wednesday 28 February 2018
While moving into a new home can be an exciting experience, the actual "moving" part can be a drag. While many people hire professional movers they can get expensive and can require a lot of oversight.
What if you knew their tips and trick of the trade yourself?
These moving hacks from our friends at Simply Self Storage will help you move like a pro. They cover 50 of the best moving tips, tricks and hacks to help you pack and move efficiently. Here are some of the best ones:
Moving Tips for Your Kitchen
Use plastic wrap to keep utensils in their organizer. It makes unpacking super fast!
Fill a pot with spices when you are packing. It saves space and makes it easier to transport them.
Wrap your stemware and glasses in clean socks to keep them from cracking.
Moving Tips for Your Bedroom
Use wine box dividers to keep shoes organized while moving!
Slide clothing on hangers directly into garbage bags, then secure them with the ties. It will keep them together and you can simply rehang them in the new house!
Stuff small items in your shoes instead of having them loose in boxes.
Moving Hacks for Your Living Room
Pipe insulation can be used to protect the edge of large picture or mirror frames. Pool noodles are another great way!
Wrap a rubber band around the end of a hammer to prevent scuffing the wall when removing nails.
Keep pesky cords from tangling with toilet paper rolls. Label them and arrange them by room for ultimate organization.
Moving Tips for Your Bathroom
Put your earrings, necklaces and bracelets in egg cartons so that they don’t tangle.
Keep bottles of liquid from leaking by opening them, putting a piece of saran wrap over the opening, then screwing the cap back on. You can also do this while traveling!
Use a binder clip as a blade guard on razors to avoid unwanted cuts while unpacking.
Moving Hacks for Your Home Office
Pack smaller things around heavier items to fill the empty space in boxes.
Pack books or other heavy items in suitcases with wheels for easy mobility.
Put your important documents in plastic bags to keep them safe.
Sunday 25 February 2018
I have a sweet tooth like you would not believe. I have been a sugar addict ever since I could talk and it has followed me straight through to adulthood. So why is this important? Because I researched how big the market is for other sugar addicts and it is phenomenal. People love sweets and treats and they make people happy! I researched how much is spent each year on confections and how much people enjoy hosting parties with unique treats and tasty favors and once again the numbers were outstanding. So do your research on whatever business your trying to get into to see if it will pan out first.
My new business:
Budget & Pricing
When you get started price out how much things are going to cost before you will see a return. Figure out what types of materials, equipment, and labour is needed and make sure it is not an impossible dream. For my venture all I needed was high quality cookware, raw materials, and lots of time. Then you need to calculate what your time is worth but sadly you won't amount to much in the beginning.
The best way to gain new clients is to do work for free. Show people what you can do and they will share your talents with their friends. You can't walk down the street and tell people your an amazing painter if they have never heard of you or seen your work. Same goes for any type of business, so throw yourself out there and give it your all.
There are tons of ways to advertise a business these days. My favorites are my blog, Facebook, Instagram, and word of mouth. You can also use car decals, yard signs, banner ads online, and your local newspaper sites and print. Another great way to advertise is to host a giveaway on Facebook or your website for some of your products or services. People then share your business to gain entries and get to try it as well which gains word of mouth.
Many teachers are bringing incubators into the classroom to give the children they teach an excellent hands-on educational opportunity. Taking care of an egg all the way through the hatching and early life of the duck is a wonderful way to learn important life skills and natural science. Of course, it is also very fun! Learning about the different changes a baby animal goes through and being able to see it happen is quite amazing.
Children learn about:
- Circulatory system
- Data measurement, collection, and analysis
- Biological Concepts
- Develop a deeper understanding of the life sciences
Did you know that you can see the embryo change within the shell by shining a candler or flashlight through the egg? This is called candling.
Did you know that you can hear them chirping right before they break through the shell?
On Monday, February 26th, Swagbucks is putting up over $10,000 that you can win playing fun trivia games! SwagIQ (available for iPhone and. Android) is a live, multiplayer trivia game show you play from your phone!
In celebration of Swagbucks's 10th Birthday, they're going to broadcast 4 shows throughout the day and give away at least $10,000! It will likely be more since the more people who sign-up via SwagIQ prior to each game, the bigger the grand prize!
1st Game Show: 1:00 PM Eastern Time/10:00 AM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $1500.
2nd Game Show: 4:00 PM Eastern Time/1:00 PM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $2000.
3rd Game Show: 7:00 PM Eastern Time/4:00 PM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $2500
4th Game Show: 10:00 PM Eastern Time/7:00 PM Pacific Time. Grand Prize: at least $4000
To play SwagIQ, download the app to your iPhone and Android today.
It's really easy to play, too:
The game show host will ask a series of multiple-choice trivia questions. You’ll have 10 seconds to answer each one. Get it right; you get SB and move on. Answer them all correctly and you can win a grand prize! If more than one player wins, the winners split the grand prize.
Get it wrong; still play along. Some questions have a bonus SB award attached to them. If you answer those questions correctly, you get those SB, even if you’re out of the running for the big money. And, if you’re in a groove but miss a question, you’ll have the option to rejoin a game by redeeming a few SB. When you get to the end of the game, you can claim all of the SB that you've earned.
You can use all the SB points you earn playing SwagIQ to get PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and more!
Saturday 24 February 2018
Thursday 22 February 2018
For those who have problems with their vision, it is recommended to visit an ophthalmologists at least once every two years. Some people might be required to have their prescription glasses adjusted and the lenses corrected to help them achieve a clearer vision. Some might need to buy a new frame, lenses, or both, to replace their worn out eyeglasses, while other people just want to get a new pair to keep up with the latest fashion trends. Whatever your purpose is, you should always avoid buying eyeglasses at overly expensive prices. Check out the five ways to save on eyeglasses and get the best value for your money.
1. Know if your eyeglasses are covered.
The first step that you should do before scheduling an eye exam is to check if eye care services and gears are covered by your health insurance plan. Most of health insurance plans offer free annual eye examinations and discounts for eyeglasses and surgical operations such as laser surgery and treatment for cataract and glaucoma. Make sure to know the coverage of your insurance to see if you can save up on your next pair of eyeglasses.
2. Make your own research.
Additional features in the frames and the lenses can make your eyeglasses very expensive than the regular ones. UV protection, lens coating, and titanium frames are just some of the add-ons that may significantly add to the costs. If you regularly change your eyeglasses every year, it might be more practical to buy those that are made of cheaper materials. If you are not regularly exposed to the sun, you may not avail of the UV protection. Only get the features that you need and research on trusted and affordable eyewear brands.
3. Purchase your eyeglasses online.
Unless it is your first time to wear eyeglasses, you may consider checking out the best deals online and ordering a pair of glasses online from trusted suppliers. There may be thousands of online shops that you might come across, so make sure to check the return policies and customer reviews before purchasing online. Have your latest prescription and measurements ready for a hassle-free transaction
4. Look for the best deals.
There are tons of hacks that you can do to get eyeglasses at the cheapest price possible. Always keep an eye on exclusive discounts, eyewear sales, and other special offers from local shops and online retailers. You may also want to take advantage of eyewear deals inclusive of free repairs and replacements for a certain period of time.
5. Take advantage of FSA.
Are you an active FSA contributor? If you are, then you might consider setting aside a portion of your FSA funds to cover for a replacement pair of eyeglasses. Depending on the plan, you may also save up on other eye care services and items such as tinting, contact lenses, and solutions, as well as reading glasses. If you are not contributing to FSA, it is highly advised for you to start now as the incentives can help you purchase eyewear and eye care services at very affordable price.