Wednesday, 10 July 2019

The Importance Of Sun Cream This Summer And Every Summer

When we go to buy sun cream, we are welcomed with shelves full of different brands and coverages, it can all be a bit daunting. So I thought I would write this simple guide to help you choose the correct sun protection that is going to keep you safe in the sun.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Top Tips to Create the Perfect Home Office

Designing an effective home office can be the difference between productivity and procrastination. Whether you’re a freelance designer or a blogger working from home, you need to ensure that your home office has the best environment to produce high-quality work. Working from home is exciting as it offers an opportunity to feel comfortable. However, there must be a distinction made regarding the boundaries of home and work. Before you begin, you will want to consider what you’ll be doing in the space as well as any clients that will be visiting and the equipment required to run a successful office.

Get Creative with Storage
Offices that are overcrowded and cluttered can be distracting, which means it’s essential you have as much storage as possible. Filing cabinets aren’t the most attractive pieces of furniture, but you still need to ensure all of your documents are compiled in the right places. There are so many different ideas to try; magazine racks, display shelves, and so much more. If you need bookcases, you should choose a large one which won’t look overstuffed. If you can have a home office with a built-in closet, then this is ideal for saving space yet still having vast amounts of storage available.

Friday, 21 June 2019

Looking After Your Elderly Neighbours And Relatives In The Summer

I have written before about how to look after your elderly neighbours in the winter and to keep them warm but the summer can be just as hard on them because they cannot cope with the heat and often end up dehydrated or overheating. If they have an underlying medical problem, then it can be made even worse. It's not only that but the elderly neighbours like to go outside in the summer and if their mobility isn't as good as it has been in the past, then they will struggle to get out of the front door. This leaves them feeling isolated and lonely.

Offer To Tidy Their Garden

Everybody likes a nice place to go in the summer and our gardens are our sanctuaries. But often elderly people cannot get out into their garden to make it a nice place to be in the summer. Weeding and gardening come too much for some of the older generations and they need a little help but maybe can't afford a gardener. Why not offer to get out there and trim shrubs back and put some colourful flowers in the flower beds. If their garden furniture needs painting, then offer to do that for them. It will be a lot of hard work, but it will make a difference to someone.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

8 Ways To Save Money For Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are coming up and that means entertaining the kids for 6 whole weeks without breaking the bank. It is difficult if you are a single parent like me and you only have one income coming in. But we all want to do the best for our families and I am here to help you do that today with 10 ways to save money and make summer affordable.

Pay a little extra money off on your bills all summer long so that you can have some money spare for the summer holidays. We usually try and put an extra £5 a week on the electric meter so that we are really in a positive amount to cover the holidays and then I can use the money that I would usually spend on the weekly bills on things for my daughter, like days out or a trip to the cinema. This does only work if you can afford to put some money away in the weeks or months coming up to the summer holidays. Sometimes it is the little things that make a difference and creating memories is so important. Also cut down on the electric usage in the house for a few weeks before the summer holiday, instead of games consoles and computers being on all evening after school, then send them outside to run around and burn off some energy.

Monday, 17 June 2019

5 Things To Do With An Old Smartphone

Old smartphones can get a new lease on life in a variety of ways. Whether you're an audiophile, a gamer or someone who wants to give to a good cause, you can always choose to reuse or responsibly recycle an old mobile.

Here are 5 projects for you to try.

Making Summer Changes Around The House

The summer seems to be here now, but I have no idea how long it will last! In the summer we want to open up our house to declutter and let the fresh air in. I don't know about you but I like to really change the way of my front room and make it fresher, newer looking and airy. There are lots of simple ways of doing this and when you read this blog post you will wonder why you had never done these things before.

Get organised by getting a plastic box and filling it with a tape measure to measure space for rearranging the furniture. A ruler for drawing straight lines if you have some DIY to do. A couple of pencils, some sheets of paper, a sharpie and a dusting rag. Keep this handy so you can grab things as you need them.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

The True Cost Of Being A single Parent

Being a single parent is hard when there is only one wage coming into the house, or even worse a parent that can't work due to children commitments where there is no wage coming in and they are relying on Universal Credits. With the summer holidays coming up, I am panicking (along with many other parents in the UK) about the cost of the summer holidays coming up. It is a common knowledge that food banks are strained more throughout school holidays because the parents that rely on free school meals are struggling to find the money to feed their own kids in the school break. Luckily some areas, like ours runs a lunchtime meal service for parents that are struggling. A school will open at lunchtimes and parents go to meet other parents and get a cooked meal. 

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Eco Friendly Cleaning Hacks For Your Home

How beautiful is the weather? It is lovely to see some regular sunshine in the UK, it has been a lovely few days and when the sun comes out we are so full of enthusiasm and energy, aren't we?  I don't know if you are like me, but I want to clean my house when it's sunny. I think it is down to a good mood and when you have cleaned, your mood is lifted even more! But with people like Mrs Hinch and the products she promotes, I can't help but think that there are so many natural and more eco-friendly ways to clean. So today we are going to share some eco-friendly cleaning tips with you. 

Eco Friendly products are kinder to the world because they are not filled with harsh toxic chemicals and you can actually make them from products in your own home as well as buying eco cleaners. We need to protect the world for our children and grandchildren and this is a good way to start on our mission to protect the environment.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Why The Nineties Were So Much Fun

The nineties only feels like a year or two ago but 1990 was actually 29 years ago! However, did that happen? The nineties was a big decade for me because I was in my 20's, a single parent and bringing up three kids on my own. Today I am looking back at some of the things that made the 90's so great.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

6 Best Windows In The Market Right Now

6 Best Windows In The Market Right Now

New windows in your home can add a lot of character and style. It will look brand new and just by changing up the design or the shape of the windows, your entire room looks completely changed and upgraded. If you are going to shop for new windows, you must be aware of the different window designs out in the market and, of course, window prices. It can be very difficult if you are uneducated about the types, shapes and looks of different windows. You should opt for a type of window shape that goes with the layout of your house. Here are some of the best designs for windows that are available in the market.

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