Monthly Archives: February 2017

Some chemicals and compounds we thought were harmless way back when can actually cause a range of serious health issues. While this has led to tighter regulations in food and household product standards, there are many harmful chemicals that are still found around the home. Here are a few you need to keep an eye on… Pesticides While this one may seem like a no-brainer, be sure to be responsible with pesticide use. Commonly sprayed on lawns and around the house to get rid of infestations, they can often seep into the groundwater supply or simply be absorbed through breathing and pores […]

Have A Healthy Home: Cutting Out Dangerous Chemicals

Flickr We’re pushing our way through 2017, and most of us are wondering where the first couple of months have gone. You made lots of resolutions eight weeks ago, but you probably haven’t put them into practice. Still, that doesn’t mean you have to give up and wait another ten months to repeat the process. You can still turn this year around and improve your life in many different ways. Just for fun, I wrote this post to offer some suggestions and advice. Regardless of your situation, there should be something for everyone on this page. At the end of […]

Give Yourself A Fresh Start – 6 Ideas To Improve Your Life

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Working from the comfort of your own home is relaxing, soothing and much less stress than commuting to an office—or is it? If you’re on your work-at-home honeymoon period then you are probably over the moon about your new career choice. You can wake up, get a fresh cup of coffee, procrastinate for a bit and then start your work instead of stressing over your car not starting or public transportation being on strike. Whatever the reasons for you working at home, there are a few troublesome things about being independent that you just can’t ignore. I know I went […]

Work at Home Woes

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Your home should be a place of calm retreat, somewhere you can relax and really enjoy your surroundings. But if your decor is leaving you a little uninspired and you fancy a refresh, there’s no need to fret if you don’t have a huge budget. There’s plenty you can do to completely overhaul the look which won’t cost the earth. Sourced from Clean and Declutter Cleaning and decluttering costs nothing, but could dramatically revamp your house. Get rid of what you no longer need and use and make space. Thoroughly clean and scrub every surface. It’s sure to look […]

Spruce Up Your Home Without Breaking The Bank

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Do you work from home? If so, are you as productive as you could be? If you have an office or a studio at home, here are tips and tricks to help you get more out of your working day. Problems with your workspace When you work at an office, you have a dedicated area. You sit at your desk, switch your computer on, and you’re ready and raring to. If you’re having a meeting, you can pop into a spare room, which is equipped with everything you need. When you’re at home, the setup may be a little different. […]

Are You As Productive As You Could Be At Home?

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Spring is always a good time to clean. It’s starting to get warmer, and you can take care of anything you neglected in the winter. Any changing of the seasons can prompt you to start straightening up your home. But while there are some tasks you will easily remember to do, there are some that you might not think of so easily. When you’re planning your big spring clean this year, don’t forget about these essential tasks. Clear Out Storage Spaces A lot of stuff gets stored away during the winter. You don’t need your summer clothes, and perhaps you […]

Forgotten Spring Cleaning Tasks You Can’t Miss

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There are many great reasons to work at home. You’re on your own schedule, you can wear whatever you want, and any water cooler small talk you make is entirely of your own discretion (and usually involves chatting to yourself…). I love it, myself. Still, it’s not all lazy pajama mornings, leisurely lunches, and mid-afternoon glasses of wine. Every now and again, you’ll encounter a problem that…dare I say it…actually makes you miss the regular old routine! Here’s a few of the more common issues, and how you can overcome them. Source: Can you please be quiet? It can difficult to […]

Common Work At Home Problems

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Image credit Anyone who is freelance or works from home like me will understand how difficult it is to self motivate.  If you are in the creative industry you may find it harder as distractions and procrastination are far easier to indulge in when you aren’t jumping up to rush to the office. I have some handy tips to get you up and at ‘em, so read on. Routine You need to start with the basics.  Routine.  Whilst it is easy to put things off until an hour before deadline you are not doing yourself any favours at all.  You are […]

If You Work From Home You Need To Read This

The marketing industry is currently booming and with the evolution of social media, it’s never been a better time to get involved with digital marketing. Business is a competition and for a small businesses getting their foot on the ladder, your voice needs to be heard for your company to be a success. People are blogging, using Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to reach their customers and even now vlogging  (video blogging) to get their messages across. Apps are being developed at a rapid rate and all successful businesses should be utilising every free avenue they can get! With almost everyone […]

Go Pro with Marketing

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source Are you still watching TV and listening to music in the same old way? Or are you tired of always tidying up the spaghetti wiring caused by your TV, Blu-ray player, laptop and everything else we use for watching movies, listening to music and playing games? If so, read on. i’m going to show you how you can build a simple media center for your entertainment needs, for less than a price of a used TV.  Choosing the entertainment hardware First of all, have a think about what sort of hardware you want to use as the foundation of your […]

Everything You Need To Create An Entertainment Center For Your Home

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If you have a business, then many say one of the best things you can do is create an app. It’s true that creating an app for your business can help you to grow and expand much faster and the goal of an app is to make things easier and more convenient for your audience. However, an app isn’t for everyone. If you’re confused, this post will help you to figure out whether creating an app is for you. Making Yourself More Visible To Customers An app will make you more visible to your customers. They can see you on the app […]

Should You Create An App For Your Business?

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Whether you want to make sure the house you live in now is healthy, or you’re buying your first home, there are a few things you must do to ensure a healthy home. Here are the 7 crucial elements of a healthy house to help you: 1. Thorough Child Proofing If you have children, then making sure your home is thoroughly childproofed is crucial. You’ll need to tidy wires, cover corners, install stair gates, and search vigilantly for other hazards that could be causing a problem. If you don’t have children, then this can probably wait, but getting things in […]

7 Crucial Elements Of A Healthy House

Starting a business? Here are some tips for getting your computer system up and running. No matter the size, shape or style of your business – whether you are working from home or running a company – you’re going to getting to know the ins and outs of computing a fair bit. Your computer is about to be your new best friend in business. But it can be hard to know your pivot tables from your Facebook and Twitter. There’s a lot going on with apps, software, hardware and of course, the ever evolving presence of the internet and all […]

The Guide To Everything ‘Computer’ In Business!

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We all have one room in the home that we barely use. In fact, it can often become a junk room full of old stuff. But you could be wasting space which could be rather useful for your family. And the best thing about it is you could easily turn it into something useful in a couple of steps. You just need to put your DIY hat on! Here are some ideas to turn your spare room into something marvelous! Make it into a playroom for your kids A lot of families find they end up with their kid’s toys […]

Ideas To Turn Your Spare Room Into Something Marvelous!

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Buying a house is probably the most expensive and significant investment you’ll make. It’s a prized asset, which you hope will appreciate with time. When you invest in bricks and mortar, it’s always a good idea to look for potential. If you can add value, you’ll boost your balance when it comes to selling. If you’re thinking about doing some remodeling or revamping, or you’d like to try and increase the value of your home over the coming years, here are some of the most worthwhile renovations. Image source: Adding a conservatory Conservatories are an excellent way of adding […]

Boost Your Balance With These Home Renovations

“Making a home your own” is something that all lifestyle magazines insist you do as soon as you move in. It’s something we all want to do, too, but sometimes not as easy as they suggest. After all, your bank balance – and your body – can be largely exhausted by the time you fall over the threshold. In reality, once you get through the door, your priority has to be getting a good night’s sleep and finishing off the move. After that, a few stress-free weeks are usually in order. Eventually, though, you will want to make it yours. […]

Room-inating On Furniture For The Whole House