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Finding The Right Childcare.

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Childcare is one of those things every parent struggles with from time to time. Whether it is trying to decide what type of childcare works best for your situation, or trying to decide how best to provide childcare for a child who just needs after school care. Child care is such an individual choice. So, how should you go about deciding on what child care will be best suited to your needs?

What type of child care is available?

Consider what options you have available to you locally, this maybe a day centre, child minder, nanny or pre-school. Of course you may be limited by what is on offer locally to you, and what is best suited to the age and needs of your child. Personally, I found that asking other parents about their experiences was a great way of gaining ideas.

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Deciding factors!

For my daughter I settled on a pre-school which fitted in well with school drop off and collection for my older children. I didn’t want to have to drive far between drop offs, so location was an important deciding factor! I needed to be able to drop her off before or after the school run. Pre-school also meant she got to mix with lots of children, and as she was talking from a young age I felt this was a really important thing for her! The hours the pre-school offered were very similar to school hours, so worked well for our needs, but may not have suited everyone.

Cost is obviously a big factor in deciding on what child care will work for you. Don’t automatically assume that one type of childcare will be better value than another, investigate all options! As you may be surprised by what you can afford – especially if you are looking for options which will cover you in the school vacations too.

What should you be asking when looking into childcare?

This is really one of those questions which I can’t answer as your questions will be specific to your needs and the needs of your child. Some questions you may like to ask are; Do you provide lunch? What types of activities do you offer? How do you document my child’s progress? What are your rates and how do you take payment? ( What payment do they want in advance!).

Where to find help on what childcare to choose?

Consider using a site like toddle.com.au they have over 40 years combined experience working in child care, and have a wealth of knowledge. They also have some great blogs on how to deal with problems such as separation anxiety in toddlers which is well worth a read! You can also ask local parents on their experiences, which can be especially helpful when looking at childminders. Just remember that every family is different, and your childcare needs may be very different to another family. You may also find that a combination of childcare options works best – and that’s ok to!

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Save Energy, Save Money!

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Save Energy, Save Money! Is it really that easy? Put simply yes! We don’t have a meter to monitor our usage of energy, but I try to keep an eye on our energy use, as it really does make a difference to our bills over the course of a year. If you have an energy monitor it should be easy to work out where your energy goes! I have worked out that much of our usage is on lights and charging devices.

I try to encourage everyone to remember to turn off the lights when they come out of a room, although it’s hard in the winter months, we are all getting better at remembering! But I’ve been learning more about the best light bulbs, you can read more in the article below! With regards to charging devices, I’m trying to be a bit more savvy not leaving devices in standby, but turning them off. Turning chargers off at the wall, and the same for the TV and microwave – I switch them off at the wall! It may only be a tiny amount of electricity saved but it adds up over a year – just in that little glow!

More ways to save energy

I think we’re fairly savvy when it comes to our heating usage. I have a thermometer and I keep the house at a comfortable temperature. Every year before winter I have a check list which I work through, including things like thermal linings for the curtains. They really do make a difference at keeping the warmth in a room. If you’re on a budget, keep your eyes peeled in charity shops as thermal linings do turn up, although you may need to buy the set of curtains they come with!

I’ve been sent this Energy Saving Checklist, and it is really handy if you’re looking for little ways to save your energy, how many do you do?


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Cook your own Pizza!

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Cooking at home doesn’t have to be a hassle. Whether you want a romantic meal for two, or a family favourite, you can create a meal to be proud of at home without too much hassle or expense! I keep a good stock of spices in my cupboard, as they really help to make a meal tasty!

Pizza is a firm favourite in our house, but a takeaway pizza is pricey, and shop bought is never quite the same! So, we’ve been experimenting with making our own pizza, and it has been a big success!

Make your own Pizza Base

Making a pizza base is so much easier than you might think! We use this pizza dough recipe. It is so easy to make, and the children love being involved in the process. It’s a great way to keep everyone busy for a happy hour!

Make your own Pizza Sauce

I make a simple tomato based pizza sauce which works with most toppings! This recipe actually makes enough for 4 pizzas, but it also works as a pasta sauce so that’s lunch sorted for the following day!

Ingredients;

1 Tin of Plum Tomatoes

1/2 Tsp of Schwartz Crushed Chilli

1 Tbsp Of Schwartz Mixed Herbs

1 Clove Garlic – chopped finely

1/2 Onion Chopped

1 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup

Method:

Fry the onions, once they’ve started to brown add the garlic. Meanwhile use a potato masher to mash the plum tomatoes so they’re smooth. Add the tomatoes to the onions and garlic. Add the tomato ketchup and stir the sauce well. (I add ketchup as it gives a little sweetness to the sauce – and makes it taste more like a take out pizza, but you could exclude this!)

Then add the seasoning. Let the sauce simmer for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

Take it off the heat to let it cool before spreading on to the pizza base.

Pizza

Make up your pizza! Spread the base with the pizza sauce and then add your cheese and toppings of choice. It’s worth investing in mozzarella cheese as it does give the pizza a really lovely flavour. We like to mix mozzarella and cheddar for a really cheesy flavour. Other toppings we love are olives, sweetcorn and peppers! Allow roughly 10-15 minutes cooking time depending on how many toppings you have added to your pizza!

We love Schwartz Crushed Chillies as not only do they give a bit of heat to our pizza sauce, but they can also be added at the end of baking the pizza. This is perfect as when we’re cooking for the children they don’t want to much heat – but we like some extra spices! We have also been known to make grown up pizza bases, by adding chilli flakes to our pizza base dough – great for pizza with extra heat!

Ample Foods Meal Replacement Shakes Review

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Ample meal was founded in 2015. It might be relatively new. It, however, is one meal replacement that can be trusted to keep you healthy. The reason for this is its three major goals. Ample meal is aimed at reducing spikes in insulin, helping the gut stay healthy, and reducing inflammations.

Although packaged food, Ample meal is a lot different from other packaged foods and meal replacement which makes people feel drained after taking them. It has three versions. They are the original version and two alterations which include a vegan version known as Ample V and the ketogenic version known as Ample k. By constantly taking Ample, you will not only be having access to a good amount of nutrients, but your body will also be able to have enough calories to keep you full for longer than you imagine.

How Nutritious is Ample

If you are looking to buy ample meal replacement, you will have to settle for either 600 calories or 400 calories as these are the two sizes of Ample meals that are available. By purchasing a 600 calorie bottle of Ample, you will be able to get 35 grams of carbohydrates, 35 grams of fat, and 36 grams of protein. Furthermore, each 600 calorie Ample bottle contains 15% of the cholesterol amount that should be consumed daily. Furthermore, a bottle of 600 calorie Ample contains 8% iron, 25% calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D, and 10% potassium.

It is not enough to know the ingredients that are contained in Ample. It is important that you know what the sources of these ingredients are.

The fat content of Ample is gotten from high oleic sunflower oil, macadamia nut oil, and coconut oil.

Ample’s carbohydrate content is gotten from whole grain oat powder, sweet potato powder, acacia fiber, chicory root fiber, organic psylilium, and tapioca dextrin.

Its protein content is gotten from pea protein, grass-fed whey concentrate, and grass-fed hydrolyzed collagen protein.

 Its micronutrients are from calcium citrate, magnesium citrate, potassium carbonate, and cholecalciferol.

Flavorings include lemon juice powder, dried honey, sea salt, cinnamon, stevia extract, monk fruit extract, and natural flavors. Probiotics include Bacillus coagulants, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Bifidobacterium infantis, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus paracasei, and Lactobacillus acidophilus.

What are the Benefits of Ample?

The ingredients that are used in making Ample are all-natural. However, beyond being natural, there is a lot more to them. They come with some benefits. Although there are many benefits attached to the Ample, one of its most obvious benefits is the fact that it has a good amount of fiber, fat, and protein which implies that you won’t have to feel hungry after taking Ample meal. This benefit is one advantage that Ample meal has over other meal replacements.

Another special benefit of Ample is it can be digested very easily. This is due to the number of probiotic bacteria it contains. The presence of a good amount of probacteria in Ample might not seem like much to the average person. It, however, is a big deal to athletes. This is because according to research, one way to manage stress which is exercise-linked is by eating foods rich in probiotic bacteria. If the gut is healthy, it becomes a lot easier to recover from workouts because there is an improvement in energy storage and a reduction in inflammation.

This is a lot more important than a lot of people are aware of. A healthy gut can go a long way in reducing chronic inflammation which when left unattended to can lead to obesity, depression, and heart diseases

Price of Ample

Ample is nutritious and comes with lots of benefits. It, however, has a major downside. This downside is the amount you have to pay to purchase it. A 600 calorie bottle of Ample can be bought for $7.5. This amount sometimes increases to $8.5. While the price of Ample is not so convenient, there are ways to ensure you pay less than what the average person pays.

If you must pay less for Ample, you can subscribe to a regular shipment. By doing this, you can always get a discount. Although the discount you get might not be huge, it is a lot better than getting no discount at all. Furthermore, if you are not comfortable with the price you have to pay for a 600 calorie bottle, you can always purchase a 400 calorie bottle for between $6-$7.

What does Ample Taste Like?

Ample is not just satisfying and nutritious. It is also tasty. If you are not taking Ample for its nutrient content or for how satisfying it is, one other reason you can take it is for its taste. Although Ample does not contain any artificial sweetener, it is definitely a very sweet meal replacement. It tastes so good because of the fat that it contains.

Fall Fitness: Tips for Staying Healthy During the Autumn Season

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The leaves are beginning to fall, and along with thoughts of football, hoodies, and nights by the bonfire, comes the chillier temperatures. With those chilly temperatures comes the very real possibility of colds, the flu, and depression. While people already know that taking care of yourself is mandatory, no matter what season it is, it’s important to work hard to stay healthy during the fall of the year, so the winter sniffles don’t get you as well. 

Because everyone knows that between the chilly weather and the upcoming hustle and bustle of holiday plans, it’s easy to start feeling under the weather and just as easy to try to ignore it until it’s too late. There are quite a few sicknesses that flourish well during the fall of the year, but if you stay healthy, you can possibly avoid the majority of them. How you might ask? Read on below to find out. 

Fight Off Depression

One of the worst things about the fall season for many people is the fact that the days are shorter, which can lead to seasonal depression. If you already have issues with severe depression, then the fall of the year can be tough to get through. It’s important that if you start feeling overly depressed, you contact a reputable doctor for depression treatment right away. 

Consider Getting Your Flu Shot 

The debate over whether the flu vaccine prevents the flu or just makes it worse continues to rage, as it has for quite a few years now. It’s worth noting at this point, however, that the flu shot isn’t effective for everyone. You should talk to your primary health care provider before determining whether the vaccine is right for you. It is something to consider, but not without the approval of your doctor first. 

Add Autumn Harvest Vegetables to the Table 

Eating the fruits and veggies that are in season is never a bad idea. Carrots and sweet potatoes, which are fall foods, are full of antioxidants and help to support your immune system, so you should have plenty of those on the dinner table for you and your family. Other autumn harvest foods you might want to consider adding to your diet are brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, winter squash, and even tomatoes. Red, green, orange, and yellow bell peppers are full of vitamins and minerals you need to stay healthy this upcoming fall season as well. 

Stock up on Soups

Of course, you’ve heard all of your life from your mother and grandmother that soup is the best thing for you when you’re sick. They might just be right, but eating homemade or even canned soup can help to boost your immune system as well. The salty broth of the soup actually helps to thin out mucus when you have a cold, just like cold medicine does, but it’s all-natural instead. 

Take a Walk in the Autumn Air

There is nothing like a brisk walk in the autumn air to help you not only boost your immune system but clear your mind as well. As the temperatures start to plummet, most people don’t get out and get the exercise they need the way they did during the summer. Taking a short walk before or after dinner can help you stay healthy both physically and mentally as well. 

These are just a few of the ways that you can stay healthy during the fall season, and leading into winter as well. Fall is a wonderful time of scents and chilly nights, you want to be able to enjoy them without being sick, following these tips will help with that. 

Removing Toxic Things from Your Life for Improved Health

Have you ever wondered why no matter how much you diet and exercise, you still can’t seem to lose weight or improve your health? There are lots of reasons this could be happening, but one thing people tend to forget to factor in is the toxicity in their lives. From the air you breathe to the people you center yourself around there are toxic things that slowly eat away at your mental and physical health. Failure to detox or remove yourself from those things first can make your journey towards healthier living a lot more troubling. 

What are some toxic things you should remove from your life? Check out this list below: 

Smoking

Cigarettes are highly toxic and extremely addictive. Smoking eats away at almost every part of your body causing issues that range from heart disease to cancer. It reduces your ability to breathe, deprives you of your youth, and so much more. If you’re smoking it’s time to let it go. There are plenty of ways to quit smoking whether you use medications, chewing gum, patches, or vape pens, just do what it takes to remove this from your lifestyle. 

Stress

Stress is necessary at times, but when a person’s lifestyle is constantly stressing them out it can become toxic. Too much stress causes the body to go into fight or flight mode which sends stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline rushing through your body. It raises your heart rate, increases your blood pressure, dampens your mood, drains your energy, and puts you at risk for a number of mental and physical health conditions. 

Though stress is normal, you need to find ways to remove it from your life if it’s constant. Sort through issues you may be having at work or home, get organized, simplify your life, learn how to say no, and more importantly, know when to ask for help. 

Friends and Significant Others

The people you have in your life can also be toxic. They drain your energy and wear you out emotionally. There are lots of ways to describe a toxic relationship. You may have friends who are always out partying, drinking, and smoking or picking on you for imperfections like your weight. Your significant other might be verbally or physically abusive or they might be extra dependent on you or very controlling and insecure. As much as you may care about these people, they are sucking the life right out of you. Letting go might be bittersweet, but it’s worth it. Find a straightforward but neutral way to remove them from your life (unless of course, there is abuse going on then just get out of there). 

Fast and Processed Food

Burgers and fries from your favorite fast-food restaurant might taste great but it really isn’t good for your health. Most food today consumes a lot of toxic ingredients that lead to health issues down the line. They are high in salt, sugar, and other additives. They’re also genetically modified which isn’t good either. Your diet can be linked to so many health problems from weight-related issues like diabetes or high blood pressure to more serious issues like autoimmune diseases and cancer. 

It is best to start looking for recipes that provide healthy alternatives to things you enjoy eating out. If you’re a fan of burgers and fries, try a turkey or veggie burger and sweet potato or zucchini fries. Love pizza? Try wheat crust, goat cheese, and veggies. Some people even start with a green smoothie cleanse to try and adjust their pallets before starting a new diet. Drinking raw fruits and veggies for a few days can really give your body the jumpstart it needs to ditch fast and processed foods for good. 

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to toxic things in your life that need to be removed. However, if you start here and continue your healthy habits like dieting and exercising, you’ll find that it’s a lot easier to reach your health and fitness goals. 

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5 Craft Ideas that will Earn Your Child Money

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Handmade goods are everywhere, and people are making a living off their passions. Everyone is looking for that cool, original gift to buy. The good news is, anyone can get in on the fun. Your kids can learn a craft and become entrepreneurs in their free time. Though there are all kinds of crafts that sell, some of them are easier and cheaper than others. Here are a few crafts that are easy to learn, quick to produce, and could earn your child some extra pocket money.

  1. Stickers

Everybody loves stickers! Kindergarteners love to get them on school reports, teens cover their notebooks in them, hikers cover their water bottles in them, and crafters dedicate entire drawers to their sticker collections. Stickers have taken on a new life, outside of the scrapbook aisle and teacher supply store.  Plus, stickers are super easy to make! If your kid is artistic, they should turn their artwork into original sticker designs.

All your child needs to get started selling stickers is some matte sticker paper. They can doodle, draw, and paint right onto the paper and cut those stickers out by hand to sell in person. If you have the resources, they can up their sticker game by digitizing their artwork. A high-resolution photo of their art on a white background can be uploaded into any free photo editing software. Cut the background out of the photo and leave it transparent. Digital images can be printed onto high quality vinyl sticker paper for a more professional look. Partner with local paper or art supply stores to sell your kid’s stickers to a wider marker. Or, start an online store!

  • Knit hats

Lots of kids learn to knit or crochet as a quick, easy craft. Once they’ve mastered the basic techniques, they can start selling knit goods. Hats are a fast, simple project that can be made en masse, depending on the pattern. Knit beanies are very popular, and are a wardrobe staple from fall through spring. After factoring in the cost of yarn, you can sell a handknit beanie for a fair profit.

Knit or crochet hats are a more expensive and time-consuming product to sell, but it’s great for crafty kiddos that need something to do with their hands. A single ball of inexpensive yarn can yield an adorable beanie in one evening. It’s a great craft to sell during the fall and winter to make money for holiday gift giving!

  • Baby Blankets

Baby blankets are the simplest of sewing projects. All you sew is a straight line around all four sides. The nice thing about baby blankets is the size. Material for a full-sized blanket is expensive, and they can take days to construct. A baby blanket is significantly smaller, meaning you get more blanket per yard of fabric.

A quick, simple baby blanket project is the minky blanket. Minky is that super soft fabric that almost feels like fur. The blankets are usually minky on one side, and an inexpensive synthetic satin on the other side. You can even buy folded blanket binding to finish off the edges like a professional. These fabrics come in a multitude of colors and patterns, so your child can get creative with it. After making a sizable inventory, these blankets can be sold at craft fairs, online, or to local businesses. 

  • Photography

If your child has access to a camera or smartphone, they can start making money with no initial spending on materials. Though some photography is more art than craft, it is a profitable business that is easier to get started than you might think. There are several digital platforms that will pay people for stock photos, like still lives or nature photography. Some free stock photo sites work on a donation basis, meaning the more followers and downloads your child gets the more money they could be making.

For teens 14 years old and up, photography is a legitimate service industry job. They can focus on portraits, like senior photos, or events like birthdays. Teens who offer their photography services can market themselves through word of mouth, free platforms like Craigslist, or a personal website. As a parent, it’s important that you teach your teens how to meet with clients safely. They should never go to a photoshoot alone, and you should always know who the client is and where they will be. If your teen is smart and safe, photography can be a lifelong career path.

  • Upcycled Clothing

We all do our best to limit our environmental impact, and thrift shopping is one way of saving money and saving the earth.  Unfortunately, many charity shops seem to cater mostly to the over fifty crowd. For a creative teen, those outdated threads could mean a fashion goldmine! Upcycling is the act of finding gems in charity shops (or just the back of your closet), and re-imagining them into something new! No Pinterest board is complete without a couple of t-shirt crafts or button-down shirts turned into dresses. There are plenty of genius upcycling ideas floating around the internet, and plenty of gently used clothing that can be turned into something unique!

So, how can your child actually make money on arts and crafts? The key is to find the appropriate audience and venue. It might take some help and support from you, but your child can find a market for their handmade goods. Craft fairs, farmers markets, and even local boutiques are great for handmade goods. Ecommerce platforms like Etsy and Shopify offer a professional level audience for your child’s crafts. Even starting small, like selling their homemade slime to their friends at school, gives kids a taste of running a handmade business. Encourage your kids to be entrepreneurs! It is a lesson in healthy risk taking that can reap significant rewards.

Byline:

Ron Stefanski is the founder of JobsForTeensHQ.com and has a passion for helping teenagers find jobs.  He created the website because he feels that teenagers need to focus on their professional passions much earlier in life and aims to teach them how they can do that.  When he’s not working on his website, Ron is a college professor and loves to travel the world. 

Spring Home Make-over

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Spring is the time when I start to think about all things home. I know lots of people Spring Clean, but I feel as though I almost start nesting in Spring! I think it’s because over the winter months we spend much longer indoors. Things don’t get put away properly, and everything begins to look tired. Our living room needs some serious TLC!

Declutter

Firstly, I need to declutter the entire room! Toys need to be put in a toy box or back into the children’s bedrooms. I think I need to consider if we need as many DVD’s as we currently seem to have accumulated too!

Plan a colour scheme

I really like the grey and yellow colour schemes which have been popular for a while. However, I’m not sure it will really work in my home. Unless I go for a more subtle take on it. My plan is to keep the walls a very neutral cream colour, then add some light grey and mustard yellow accessories. Cushions and throws are relatively inexpensive and I think they’re a great way to quickly try out a colour scheme – without spending a fortune!

One problem with choosing a colour scheme can be getting your flooring to work with the colour scheme! I’m quite lucky that our carpets are a good neutral colour which works with most colour schemes, although I could buy Cheap Carpets if ours needed to be replaced. Another quick fix might be to look at adding a rug in the right colour way.

I like to replace curtains and blinds in Spring too, it’s a lovely way to refresh a room with new colour! I tend to opt for bold coloured curtains which add brightness to the room when they are drawn in the evening. If you’re not replacing them make sure you clean your current curtains or blinds! It really does make a huge difference to have fresh curtains hanging in a room.

Spring Clean!

Before you start, empty out as much of the room as you can and give it a really deep clean. If you need tips there are some great cleaning blogs out there –  like Queen of Clean. If you don’t already get your windows cleaned regularly consider getting them done, or write them onto your calendar to do weekly yourself if you’re able! Another job which is vital to my Spring makeover is cleaning the lampshades! It’s one of those jobs I tend to forget, so they gather dust over the winter, though maybe I should replace them this year?

Finishing Touches

Finishing touches to a room for me are a beautiful bunch of spring blooms in a tall vase. I also like to choose a candle with a “summery” fragrance – a move away from the spicy fragrances I’ve used all winter! These finishing touches are a really important part of a Spring makeover to me, they are such a simple addition to a room, but do make it feel “finished”.

How to Increase the Value of your Home

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If you are looking for a few ideas to help you increase the value of your home you’re in the right place. Websites such as https://www.dinodecking.co.uk/ can help you add some value to your home but before we consider those options let’s take a look at a few of our own:

Convert your Loft

If your loft is fully insulated you may want to think about converting it. Adding some more room to your home will make it more attractive to prospective buyers. Teenagers and anyone who need privacy will love nothing more than to spend time in the loft.

While you may need planning permission to covert your loft, depending on where you live, a house with more rooms than the rest of the street is attractive. Consider adding a few windows to increase the amount of light that comes into the loft.

Update your Kitchen

Very few people want to buy a home that has an old kitchen in it unless the price is reasonable. If you want to make as much money as possible from the sale of your house you may need to make improvements.

Rip out your old kitchen and add a more modern one that has plenty of cupboards. Use corner cupboards, wine holders and any nook and cranny that could be filled with cupboards. The more kitchen units you add the more appealing it will be.

Don’t forget to leave plenty of space for a cooker and a washing machine. You may also want to leave room for a dishwasher too. If your kitchen is big enough, you could always build a wall and add a utility room. This will add a bit more appeal to your home and value too.

Build a Conservatory

It would be lovely if you could add a large conservatory but this may not be possible. Even if you can only add a small conservatory it’s worth doing. Some people love to sit in a conservatory, whereas others are happy to grow plants. A conservatory is considered to be an extra room and is, therefore, very valuable to have. Don’t forget to add a few sockets so electrical items can be used.

Consider adding a curtain or some blinds to the conservatory so it’s ready to use. The more appealing your conservatory is the more likely someone will want to buy your home.

Build some Decking

Now we’re moving the home improvements to the garden which is an area people often overlook. When it comes to your garden you may find that you need to do a bit of work. If your garden is quite large or you may want to add some decking. Composite decking will not only break the garden up a little but it will also add a bit of value. This is because it makes your garden look much more attractive. Anyone who comes to look at your home will notice the decking and imagine what it would be like to use it.

You may want to stick some furniture on your decking as it adds that special touch. Decking can be used for all sorts of things such as parties, barbecues and sunbathing.

Don’t forget to keep your garden as tidy as you can. A tidy garden will appear to be cared for and is much more attractive than a messy one.

Update your Bathroom

There’s nothing quite like a new bathroom suite. If you would like to impress anyone who is looking around your home you may want to invest in a new bathroom suite. Suites that are typically more than 10 years old can start to look outdated. The good news is if you do decide to replace your bathroom you don’t have to buy the most expensive suite. A clean, white bathroom suite can suffice, just as long as it’s big enough for the bathroom.

Have an Open Plan Living Area

If your living area and your dining room are divided by walls you may want to rethink things. An open plan living area not only lightens the place up but it adds more room. You want prospective buyers to think your home has a lot of room. You can pull this off by knocking down walls and opening the living area up. You may need to call in a few professionals to help you do this but you could add more value to your property.

Increasing the value of your home is easy when you know how. You may have to spend a bit of money on your property but it could be worth it. Try to look at your home from the point of view of a prospective buyer and see where you would make some changes. A little bit of work could go a long way.

The Easiest Ways to Score Free Food and Drinks

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We all know that finances are quite the struggle. It seems as though there is never enough money in your wallet or purse to enjoy those simple things, such as food!


However, we have some news that is sure to brighten your day!

There are several ways you can get your hands on great food and drinks for absolutely no cost? Yes, even with the high cost of everything in this world, there are some things available for free.

Here are 4 incredibly easy ways to score some free food and drinks. WOW Free Stuff want to ensure you that you will not have to jump through hoops to get some free food, very little effort is involved.

Apps

There are a wide number of meals that can be easily accessed directly through the apps on your phone. Whether you are looking for some tasty junk food or a healthy meal, an app is a great way to score some free food.

Let’s look at this deal: Fast food apps are one of the best way to save a lot of money off your meals plus earn some great freebies. For example you can score a free Classic of Leggera pizza from Pizza Express when you sign up for their app.

If you want to get healthy, there is an app you can download called Olio. This advertises great deals that are available in your local area. All you have to do is click and collect to earn some wonderful freebies.

There is no reason to wait, go ahead and do it today. Apps are the best way to fill up your belly without spending a penny. Go ahead and start swiping for some great free food!

Need a pick me up?

Free Tea & Coffee

Retail therapy has taken the nation by storm in recent years. Whether you plan to spend or not, just browsing in a shop at items you desire can be quite therapeutic.

Quench your thirst. If you visit your local Ikea with a loyalty card you can grab a free drink at no charge. This is not a bad way to spend an hour or so.

Of course, they will want something out of you for their generosity. They hope that you do make a purchase, so try to plan your trip when you plan on making some form of a purchase.

Meet & Greets

Your time at the university is perhaps one of the most sociable experiences you will ever have, it is one of the best ways to connect with other young individuals

While this is all well and good, it simply gets better. Universities know they need something to get young people to mingle together. They want you to get together to make new friends and contacts.

In addition to meeting some new people, they also supply an endless supply of free food and drinks. There is just something about a steady supply of sausage rolls and mini quiches to keep people in the same room.

Birthday Freebies

While few people enjoy getting older, retail shops and restaurants love it and are prepared to offer you some great freebies.

So what have we learned? There is always going to be some give and take involved in free food and drinks. For example, if you want a free doughnut from Greggs, you will have to download their app.

While there are some healthy options available, the vast majority of these freebies are designed to help you score a free treat. If you are not allowed to eat free junk food on a birthday, is there any day you should?