tips-for-moving* Choose the right size moving van! It is usually cheaper if you get a large van than having to do the trip twice when it turns out the van is not big enough!

Always have movers give you a list of their available vans along with the prices for each.

* Start researching suitable movers well ahead of time! It can’t hurt to start looking for movers six weeks to two months ahead of your actual moving day!

The more time you take with this, the more movers you can compare to pick the one who will offer you the best service at the best rates!

* Pack your belongings yourself! Rather than having the movers pack and haul your stuff, why not invite some friends over and pack things yourself? This can often save you the biggest amount of money since the movers will then merely have to come and pick up and haul your boxes.

Know that you can easily spread this out over several days. You can start packing early and don’t need to be rushed to pack your entire household in one single day. To do this you can make a list of what to pack on what day. Less frequently used items you can pack early. Those things you will need all-the time you will naturally pack last. (Obviously you don’t want to pack your tooth brush, towels or groceries three weeks before you move!)

* Make sure you choose a reliable removal company that has the proper insurance and certifications. This can help save you troubles and money in such cases where goods are getting damaged or lost. Have the company explain you their procedures for insurance claims when goods are getting damaged!

* Buy packaging materials such as boxes, tape and wrapping papers from your local DIY store. If you buy those things from the movers instead they will often charge you premium for things you could otherwise get a lot cheaper!

The above moving tips are brought to you by Removals Bristol. Check their website www.moveitbristol.com if you live in or near Bristol and want to move without stress!

Modern bunk beds are a great alternative to traditional beds. They are not only fantastic in your children’s room but can be a good option for the grown-ups too.

What makes them stand out and quite different from other types of beds is the fact that bunk beds will only take up vertical space.

bunk-bed-3What this means is that if you have a need for a number of beds because you may have lots of children you will end up with a lot more free space in your home. Because of this, they are ideal for your children’s room but can likewise be a good option for a guest room, den or any other area where space is tight.

Adults will normally share a large double bed so it’s clear that the majority of bunk beds today can be found in children’s bedrooms. This is the main reason that bunk beds offer today come in a by variety of designs and flavours targeted for today’s kids.

Those types of bunk beds are often much more than simply two beds on top of each other although this may be the most common type you will find today. But you can also buy bunk beds today that incorporate a children’s play area with toys or such beds that have a built in desk. With those types of beds you can obviously save even more room.

Have you already made a choice in regards to your children’s beds? Why not have a sales person show you how a variety of bunk beds and consider the many benefits you would have by getting one? Today you can also find a great assortment of bunk beds offered by reliable furniture vendors on the Internet. You may be surprised to find that a quality bunk bed may be a lot more affordable than what you may think.


It may be the case that you own a car that’s  just fine for getting you to places but it may be just too small for camping or if you need to haul larger items. Think about purchasing appliances or furniture or if you want to move. (Just last week I faced the same problem when I found a really good deal on a washing machine on the Internet.)

Then it is also likely that you might have a great holiday destination in mind but you don’t want to spend a fortune on expensive hotel stays. In such cases, camping can be a great option to go wherever you want. If you have a camping van you will be entirely independent while on holidays. This means you can see great places everywhere without some of the restrictions you have when you book a hotel or a holiday apartment.

There is just a small issue: Obviously not anyone owns a camping van. But: You can hire a camping van! Think about it, this may well be a perfect option for your next holiday!

Last week, Jeff and Linda  came back from Norway. They spent almost two weeks there with a rented VW camping van. They showed me photos and some videos of their holidays and I have to say I was very impressed. The two also couldn’t stop telling me how they enjoyed their time. And to top it all off they only spent very little money compared to those holidays where they booked into hotels or motels.

Linda told me that she had the campervan from VW campervan hire in Devon. Now she already booked one for their next holidays. She told me she cant wait to go up to Scotland in a few months!

So if you’re still looking for a great way to spend a holiday without paying to much, I recommend you do want those two did and get yourself a VW campervan for a really great camping holiday.

 

In a time where more or less everything is done digitally, including your paycheck or buying things off the internet, coupons have not lost their appeal, not even remotely!

On http://www.pymnts.com/in-depth/2014/step-aside-mobile-banks-and-retailers-should-hold-onto-traditional-coupon-strategies/ I found an interesting article for you.

According to the TSYS’s Consumer Payment Choice Study, a whopping large 83% of people surveyed said they are still using traditional paper coupons to save money.

This shows without a doubt that vendors better not abandon the old-fashioned coupon books since there is clearly a huge demand to use them. I found this article rather interesting.

How about you? Are you still using the old-fashioned paper coupons?

If you happen to spend many hours in front of a computer, whether it’s at your work or in your own home, getting a cheap and low quality desk chair is certainly not the best idea. Saving money by getting a bargain desk chair could ultimately backfire when after several months of using such cheap furniture you may start experience back pain and other problems.

ergonomic-chair-4Quality desk chairs should be seen as a worthy investment where the price should definitely not be your first and only concern. Think about what your health and a good posture should be worth.

For starters, a good desk chair that can serve you for a long time should be ergonomic. Only with an ergonomic computer chair, prolonged work won’t be issue and you will not risk permanent health problems from using it.

What do you need to know when getting an ergonomic desk chair?

Make sure that the chair has proper lumbar support. A chair with lumbar support will promote a good posture. The chair should likewise of several ways to adjust it so that you can sit comfortably and according to modern ergonomic standards.

A way to adjust its height should be mandatory but so should the option to adjust lumbar support or the chair’s tilt. Note that every person’s body shape is different. An ergonomic chair must be capable to adapt perfectly.

Quality ergonomic furniture for the office is not necessarily cheap. However if you consider that a chair may well serve you for many years to come and in addition can actively help you to keep various health problems away, money should be your least concern when you buy.

You like shopping as much as I do? Well, silly question.

Anyway, The Mirror has some great tips over at http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/family/10-coupons-help-save-cash-3549565 on how you can save money on your supermarket shop!

In addition to those shopping tips you can also find some other tips there on how you can save money every week.

In the article they also feature some often needed products that are on sale right now, you can redeem the coupons there.

Happy shopping and money saving!

Cherry