Tag: living

Tips and Tricks to Make Life Comfortable More Than Ever Before

Author: Eva Lennon

The lifestyle today has changed dramatically from what it was twenty years back. We have improved technology to make easy our lives, better medication to keep us healthier and more facilities to make everything more comfortable. Here, we need a reality check though. Are we really leading a completely comfortable, clutter-free life? Or do you find yourself hassled with work and home chores almost all the time? There are however many very simple tips and trick that can help you improve every sphere of your life. Start with being organised and bringing an order to your everyday life. Think over a few things and chalk out the best possible alternative. Here are a few life hacks that can help you save either money, or time or space, or any of two or all of them or just simply make something easier than you thought.

During air travel, tie a brightly coloured ribbon on your suitcase. This will help you save time in identifying your luggage if it’s similar looking to other bags.
An easy way to prevent odour in the room is to tape a dryer sheet over the AC unit and turning it on.
Click pictures of important business cards that you receive. You’ll have the information even if you lose the card.
Need that bottle of Pepsi chilled instantly? Just wrap a wet paper towel and freeze. It will be ice cold in less than fifteen minutes.
Chill the glasses of wine with frozen green grapes for white wine. This will chill the wine without watering it down.
Throwing away even half a teaspoon of Nutella is sacrilege. When finishing off a jar of Nutella, fill it up with ice cream and gorge up without wasting a bit!
Use an old ketchup bottle to store pancake mix. The nozzle will help you make perfectly round pancakes without any mess.
Colour code the keys- Use different coloured nail paints to identify different keys.
Use a normal hair press to straighten the stubborn collars.

Make a non-dripping icepack by freezing a saturated sponge in a plastic bag. It won’t drip as you use it.
The plethora of power chords can hassle anyone. Use different coloured bread clips to mark the different chords. Label the clips.
If you don’t want your important slips and small documents to be crushed and crumpled and lost, use a zip lock, place your tiny papers and important slips and place a square cardboard to prevent them from crumpling.
While nailing a nail, use a simple clothes pin to hold the nail and pin it without the fear of an injury.
Live in a noisy neighbourhood? Eliminate the noise with acoustic sealants. Noise moves like liquid and you need to take care of all the gaps and openings no matter how miniscule.
These tips will help you ease your daily chores and organise your life to a great extent. If you’ve to move your house, a messy place will just make you pull your hair out. But if you are already organised and clutter-free, you would just need to contact storage and house removal company in Bath and you’d be all set for the move.

Don’t Let Rain Ruin Your Holiday

Author: Izzy Smith.

So you have spent all year planning and looking forward to your holiday in the sun, you’ve bought a nice new summer wardrobe and you think you are all prepared, but have you checked the weather in your destination for the week you are going?  Even the warmest of climates can be subjected to rain, sometimes the hotter the climate sometimes the more likely it is to rain.

If you’re lucky it will only rain for an hour or so each day, this then won’t affect your holiday much at all.  You may even quite like it, if you are overheating in the sun and warm temperatures the refreshing coolness of the rain can be quite welcoming. However, if you’re one of the unlucky few who has constant rain throughout the entire of their holiday you may feel like the holiday is ruined and was completely pointless, this is not the case.

Unless the rain is really heavy and is interfering with your activities you should try to have as normal a holiday as possible, for example, if you like swimming in the pool, then you can still do this, you’re going to get wet anyway so why should you let the rain stop you.  When the rain has a lighter patch why not consider going to the beach, it won’t be the most pleasurable experience you’ve ever had, but at least your beach holiday won’t be completely wasted.

If the rain is heavy and this means you really can’t go to the beach or do much other than going in the swimming pool, why not try going on some days out, rent a car and tour around the island.  Or see what excursions the hotel offers, there may be some indoor excursions you can do, or some excursions that aren’t affected by the weather.  Alternatively have a look at a local guide and see if there are any local museums or anything of interest to go and visit, the rain is an ideal time to soak up some culture and really get to know the place you are visiting. If there is a cinema or theatre nearby, why not take your family for an evening out, follow it up with a nice meal at a restaurant, you won’t even notice it’s raining!

The rain is ideal in some respects, it forces the family to spend more time with each other and entertaining each other, if there is nothing we can do outdoors then we must find something that we can do indoors, this often means playing games of some kind like charades or a board game like scrabble or monopoly, or even a game of cards. If your children are off playing with other children or involved in some kind of kids entertainment supplied by the hotel, then you can spend time in the lobby or the bar, not only will you meet new people, but you’ll also be able to enjoy a cocktail first thing in the morning.

If you are really bored and stuck for finding things to do, then consider catching up on sleep and turning the holiday into a relaxing, stress free holiday, book yourself an appointment at a spa and have yourself some treatments or a massage.  Or just enjoy the sauna, Jacuzzi and swimming pools.

Enjoy the rain, when you are home and you get wet it is more often than not an inconvenience, it means you have to spend the day at work in your wet clothes, or you need to get changed again before you can go back out, when you are on holiday none of this matters, you will be getting changed a number of times each day anyway, holiday is about fund and experiencing something new, even if that something new is the rain.

Spain: The Best Destination For Your Family Holiday

Author: Izzy Smith.

Choosing the perfect holiday destination for you and your family is not the easiest task, but your choice can be narrowed down according to the type of holiday, the desired climate and your budget. If you want plenty of tourist attractions, glorious weather, rich culture, vibrant cities and beautiful small towns, the location is one – Spain. This splendid land of sun, fun and culture will make you want to come again and again. When you stay on a family holiday in Spain, you can rent a car and visit small villages of exceptional beauty, explore the countryside, try the wine and delicious cuisine and go to all the best beaches. The magnificent coastline, the vibrant nightlife and the hospitable people are only some of the advantages of a family holiday in Spain. The country has attractions for all ages, interests and budget. Here are the top destinations for your family holiday in Spain.

Barcelona: Definitely one of the favourite locations – a city of beautiful scenery and rich culture. Barcelona is one of the must-see sightseeing cities in the whole of Europe, full of galleries, museums and various entertainment. The street performers, the great food and the music will enchant you instantly. Barcelona has some of the finest Mediterranean beaches, only a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the city.

Benidorm: Just outside of Alicante, it’s an ideal location for a beach holiday with your children. Terra Mitica Park is one of the biggest attractions – a theme park where you can stay the whole day. Other such spots are Aqualandia Water Park and Mundormar Marine Animal Park.

Galicia: Known as one of the provinces of Spain, Galicia may not be that popular, but it actually offers its visitors a taste of what Spain is really like – rich heritage and culture, a breathtaking landscape, coves and bays. You can relax in the sun or explore the area with your family. It’s also the place to immerse in the divine Spanish cuisine and taste the most delicious tapas in Spain.

Granada: A great destination where culture and adventure meet. Situated close to the ski resort of Sierra Nevada, Granada is the place to sunbathe and ski. The beautiful areas are full of cultural spots such as Generalife and Alhambra Palace.

Madrid: The capital of Spain is one of the popular cities for tourists in Europe. Favored for its numerous archeological and cultural sights, Madrid is the perfect family holiday destination. It offers a great nightlife, dining, shopping, entertainment, live scene and music. Some of the best European night clubs are in Madrid. A family can enjoy the calmer environment in some of the numerous local pubs.

Spain is one of those countries that are equally great for family holidays, romantic getaways and fun gathering with friends. The fine cuisine, the exciting nightlife and the beautiful sandy beaches attract millions of visitors from all over the world every year. Its proximity to France and Portugal allow tourists to explore the neighboring cities by car or train and enjoy the beauty of Western Europe to its fullest. For an unforgettable family holiday, head to Spain and you won’t be disappointed – the country has everything a tourist could ever want.

Planning Your Next Vacation

Author: Izzy Smith.

Everyone loves going on holiday, but not many people enjoy the preparation for it. The reason is because there is a lot to think about and we tend to think we are forgetting something all the time. Especially when you are travelling somewhere new and taking your whole family, there is a lot you can worry about. However,
this stress is nothing compared to the stress we experience on a daily basis in our jobs.

Therefore, taking a vacation once in a while is just vital for your physical and emotional well-being and health. If you want to have the best time possible with your family, significant other or friends, make sure that you plan the holiday to the smallest detail. It may seem like too much work, but it’s best to be prepared before you leave than to feel lost after you arrive at the destination. Having a phrase book and especially a map is a must. Here are some useful tips which will help you prepare for your upcoming holiday.

The Place

If you’ve chosen the place you want to have a holiday at, find more about it and create a list of things to see and do. Moreover, you can check restaurants, clubs and pubs, especially if you want to travel on a budget. This way you save yourself some disappointment and paying a big bill. Check what currency you will need and bring some cash with you. If you don’t know the language, buy a phrase book and a map too.

Travel Documents

Keep your passport, visa and other personal documents in one folder. Double check if you have the travel insurance documents, the booking receipts and any
vaccine certificates you need.

The Luggage

Before you start packing you need to check the weather forecast. Take clothes which can be layered, in case it gets too cold. If it’s winter, bring a warm coat
and travel with your heaviest items, so you have more space in the bag for other things. Check the airline restrictions about things you can bring. If you are planning to do some shopping don’t take too much with you and leave space for souvenirs too.

Reservations

Confirm your reservations before you leave for the trip. Have a plan B, in case something goes wrong with the hotel or another accommodation you’ve booked. If you are travelling to a completely new destination, you might not be pleased with the conditions – these things do happen.

Essentials

Sometimes the excitement for the holiday makes us forget some of the complete basic things that we need – a toothbrush, phone charges, laptop cable, batteries, first aid kit, sunscreen, etc. It’s best to prepare a checklist in advance and then tick things off as you pack. Having a holiday planner is a great way to stay focused and organized at all times. You can keep this list for all your holidays and simply change it slightly.

Planning a vacation, whether it’s to the mountain resort, to the beach, a city sightseeing tour, a romantic getaway, a family trip, backpacking or camping, a road trip or an adventure holiday has the same basics – research, prepare, organize. It’s the best guarantee for a great holiday – simply knowing what to expect from the destination, the weather, the people, the sights and the entertainment.