Home, Maintenance

What Exactly Does Your Home Office Need?

These days, thanks to the internet, it is ever so easy to set up your own business from home. You just need to set up your own company website and social media accounts to try and attract some clients, and then you should find that you have enough work and projects to keep you ticking over and help the money roll in. And that’s all there is to is, right?

Well, not exactly. One thing that a lot of home-based entrepreneurs take for granted is their need for a professional workspace where they can take care of some quality work for a few hours. Without this, you could find that production starts to fall off a bit, and your output slows down. That isn’t going to be good for your invoicing at the end of the month as there won’t be much work to account for!

So, before you do launch your very own home-based business, you need to set yourself up with a dedicated workspace. If at all possible, this should be your very own office area. Ideally, not just your dining room table as there will be too many distractions keeping you from your work! To ensure that the home office that you create is up to scratch, here are some basic requirements that each one needs to have.

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8 Essential Tips For Road Tripping With Kids

Road tripping is a truly wonderful way to see the country.

Unlike any other form of traveling, road tripping gives you the sense of being in control of your own destiny. You have complete control over every element of your trip, from the time you leave to how long you spend at each specific stop along your route.

As a parent, you may find that your passion for road tripping begins to falter. Admittedly, road tripping with your children can be difficult and challenging, but it’s not impossible. If you want to take the road trip this summer to explore the sights and sounds of the USA, then these tips should help you make the most of the experience…

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Family, Parenting

Making The Most Of Your Evenings As Newbie Parents

One of the toughest transitions any newbie parent will go through is the change to their evening plans. That’s when you start to feel a little itch. In those years BC (Before Children), evenings were your time to escape the humdrum of existing, to leap into the thick of the hustle and bustle to get over that bad day at work, to go out for a spontaneous meal, see friends and live a little. But for the first year AD (After Delivery) that becomes a bit tougher.

If you’re not a regular follower, you’re probably thinking “Why should I listen to you?”

Hi, I’m Marci, mom of three, and as I’m typing this, I’m feeding my three-month-old daughter.

If they don’t exclusively feed on the boob and you have a regular babysitter, then it’s no such much of an issue. But if you do, well, you need to start working out how you’ll make the most of your evenings. Sure, for the first month or so, that will be sleeping every time your baby sleeps.

But that will soon wear off and that’s when these evenings tips will become a godsend. Trust us on that.

 

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Keeping Wood Furniture in Peak Condition

Wooden furniture is a great addition to any home’s interior design. It can be used in a variety of design trends, from vintage and retro to contemporary and minimalist. So, no matter how you want to design your home, there is no denying that wooden furniture will certainly play a big part in the overall decor.There’s just one problem with wooden furniture – it requires a lot of care and attention to keep it looking as good as new. But as long as you are willing to put in all that elbow grease to keep all that wood in peak condition, all of the wood in your decor will really enhance the overall look and feel of your interior design. Here are some tips that will help you look after all that wood.

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Home Hygiene Tips For EVERYONE

Home hygiene is very important for all of us. After all, this is the environment with which we’re the most vulnerable and the most exposed to. While it’s easy to avoid a restaurant with a less-than-stellar hygiene ranking, it’s much more difficult to avoid the small hygiene pitfalls that can occur when we neglect to pay attention to our homes. Even if you’re a tidy and organized person you can still unfortunately fall prey to a few less-than-ideal hygiene circumstances. The following advice will help you ensure that these are more the exception than the rule, and they can be completely cleared within a matter of days:

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Should You Be Training Yourself To Sleep On Your Back?

If you were to ask a few experts which sleeping position they thought was the healthiest, they would probably tell you that it’s sleeping on your back. Some people naturally sleep on their backs, while others are more into side or tummy sleeping and find it too difficult. Nobody can say for sure how they sleep the majority of the night as they are unconscious, but you likely have a good idea of how you sleep.

You may never have considered before that the way you sleep could be bad for you, but it could be. Let’s take a look at whether you should be training yourself to sleep on your back or not, and how you can do it:

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Struggling to Get A Good Night’s Sleep?

There are so many reasons why we struggle to get a good night’s sleep. In fact, half of the time we don’t even realise we’re getting a bad night’s sleep. We might be sleeping all the way through, but still waking up so exhausted that it hurts to do anything during the day. This is most likely due to broken sleep in the night, or stress not allowing you to fall into a deep enough sleep. Whatever the reason, we know that not getting a good night’s sleep can really ruin your day, and in the long term can actually lead to some serious health conditions. So, if you’re going through a rough time with sleep, here’s how you can get it sorted again.

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Coping Strategies When You’re Up To Your Knees In Joint Pain

Like back pain, joint pain is far from uncommon. Whether it’s in your wrists, elbows, knees, shoulders, or ankles, whether it’s caused by stress, old injuries, age, or chronic health conditions, it can really get in the way of life. You should always take the medication prescribed to help relieve pain and treat the symptoms but sometimes it’s just not enough. What else can you do to fight your joint pain?

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4 Surprising Things You’ll Learn If You Buy A Historic Property

When it comes to preferences of homebuyers, most people fall into one of two categories:

a) The modern buyer

A modern buyer wants to find a property that is bright, airy, and the perfect baseline for the Scandi style trends that have held sway for several years now.

b) The historic buyer

A historic buyer prefers a house with a history, with charm, with a story to tell.

Most interestingly, the two types of buyers tend to cancel one another out. A modern buyer would never buy the same kind of property as a historic buyer (and vice versa), so there’s room in the housing market to cater to them both.

A lot is said about modern buyers, with a general feeling that this is the kind of property that most people are supposed to want. However, there are plenty of historic buyers out there, for whom the main concerns are properties full of character and interest. They might not be as common in terms of numbers as modern buyers, but they do exist— and perhaps you’re one of them.

If you’ve always loved the idea of buying a historic property, then there are a few things you’ll need to know before you exchange contracts. As wonderful as historic properties can be, they are not without their quirks. While it’s more than likely that these quirks will just make you love the house more, it’s still wise to ensure you know exactly what you’re in for…

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